02/04/2020 District 24 Area 56 Meeting, Crossroads Club, Dayton OH

The Periodic Newsletter of District 28 Corrections & Treatment Service:  ShowUp December 2019

01/29/2020 New 12&12 Meeting Begins, Monroe OH

02/07/2020 New Al-Anon Meeting Begins, Eastside Center, Batavia OH

Deaf Intergroup: There is one now, it's in Central TX but I'm sure they will help drunk deafies everywhere find resources. Also: HCIA

Cincinnati Intergroup New Meetings & Changes January 2020

Speakers Wanted for ICYPAA2020

Amelia Friday Night Group will no longer be held at the Methodist Church. The meeting has been moved to The Hope Center, 4 Cecelia Place (located on the corner of St. Rt. 125 and Cecelia Place), Amelia, Ohio. 7:30pm. Handicap Accessible. Any questions - call Mike 513-587-9018.

The new Winter 2019 issue of Box 459 has been posted online:

Dayton Intergroup Announcements (November Unity): Morningstar is looking for men and women volunteers excited about their recovery and wanting to share their experience, strength and hope. Currently once every four weeks on Fridays. Men's meeting at 1:15 p.m., Women's meeting at 1 p.m. Call Kat M. (937) 463-3230 for more information. St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter Lou O. and Glen S. are taking meetings to the Men’s Shelter on Gettysburg on Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. More male AAs are welcome to attend. Female AAs are needed to establish a meeting at the Women’s Shelter at 120 W. Apple St. in Dayton. For information contact Lou at (937) 269-4220. KBMC Kettering Behavior Medical Center is looking for volunteers to provide an AA meeting on Thursdays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. KBMC, at 5350 Lamme Road, Moraine, OH. The center is a 60-bed adult inpatient psychiatric facility. All materials are provided. Anyone interested would need to contact Doug Mowery, LSW Manager, Behavioral Health Assessment Team, at (937) 534-4648 to discuss orientation at Kettering Health Network’s Volunteer Services. It does require some basic screening and a background check. The reason for background check is you will be in patient care area. KHN orientations are scheduled every other month. Alateen: Help for teens whose lives are affected by someone’s drinking Do you know a teen trying to cope with an alcoholic relative or friend? Here are two meetings that offer help. Oakwood Saturday Morning Alateen Every Saturday at 10am Lutheran Church of Our Savior library 155 E. Thruston Blvd., Oakwood Centerville Tuesday Night Alateen Every Tuesday at 8pm Southminster Presbyterian Church lounge 7001 Far Hills & Alex Bell, Centerville. Meetings seeking support Have you started a new meeting? Does your meeting need support? Has your group changed location, time or format? Let Unity know! In an effort to list meetings currently needing support and those that have moved recently, please send information to The listings will appear for two months. Sunday, 5:30 p.m., O-D, Big Book Study, Crossroads Club, 5235 Main St., Dayton. NEEDS SUPPORT Monday 7:30 p.m., O-D, West Milton Group, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1209 S Miami St., West Milton, OH 45383 NEEDS SUPPORT Saturday 10:30 a.m. Women’s O-D Westside Club, W 2nd St & Delphos Ave., Dayton, NEEDS SUPPORT. Central Office of Dayton is in need of people for service work in several different areas. 1. 12-Step List. (1-year minimum sobriety) Instructions will be provided. 2. Nite Owl phone service. (1-year minimum sobriety) Training and materials provided. 3. ASL Interpreter for the deaf. 4. Interpreter for Spanish-speaking AAs. If you are interested in expanding your service work into different areas of need, please call Central Office at (937) 222-2211. There are AAs and newcomers awaiting your help. UNITY requests writers!   

2021 General Service Conference Theme, send ideas to

Call for stories to update “A.A. for the Older Alcoholic”

Area 56 Panel 70 elected 09/21/2019 to take office 01/01/2020:

Delegate: Nancy F.

Area Chair/AltDel: Andrea H.



R. Secretary:

Area 56 2020 Calendar 09/21/2019

Detroit 2020 International Convention: These forms have arrived - ask your GSR. "Registration forms will be mailed in August 2019 to all G.S.R.s, central offices, intergroups and international G.S.O.s. Online registration will be available September 9, 2019, on Advanced registration for the Convention (between September 9, 2019, and April 14, 2020) will be $115 (USD) per attendee. Registration after April 15, 2020, will be $140.00 (USD) per attendee. Check for further information and updates."

Final General Service Conference Report Now Available - Ask Your Delegate! Email

New Cincinnati Intergroup Where & When dated July 2019 is available. Cover is Lavender in Color - Image

Friday Dinners/Leads at Promises Club, Newport KY

Area 56 Corrections is hoping for some Volunteers Text Courtney at 513-486-8328

New Location: Milford's A-Z Sobriety Group effective 07/01/2019

New Location: Cincinnati's Deer Park Saturday AA 1:30 Meeting moved effective 06/01/2019 to Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, Cincinnati OH 45236

New Location: Sobriety Sisters Group, Reading OH

Our Great Responsibility is now available for purchase below:

Our Great Responsibility: Rediscovered Wisdom from A.A.’s Co-Founder - During the course of 20 General Service Conferences, Bill W. gave more than 33 talks, 16 of which are now gathered in the new book Our Great Responsibility: A Selection of Bill W.’s General Service Conference Talks, 1951–1970, which is scheduled for publication in early May 2019. Not only does Our Great Responsibility represent the first time these talks have been made available in print form to the general reader, but it is also the first original book from Alcoholics Anonymous in over 30 years.

NKYPAA Business Meetings every other Sunday at 5:30PM at Promises Club, Newport KY

164 Reasons New Big Book Study Meeting, Eastside Center, Batavia OH

Mini Catalog of New and Forthcoming Items of A.A. Literature from A.A.W.S., Inc.

Mini Catalog of AA Grapevine new and backlist books and other items.

New Traditions Meeting, Alano Club, Florence KY. Mondays at 2:18 PM - Help Needed.

Area 56 Corrections Committee meets on the last Friday of each month at 5PM upstairs at 405 Oak Street Center. Email

Literature: The General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous has announced new and revised pamphlets now available. The “God” Word, a 24-page pamphlet, P-88 for agnostics and atheists in A.A.. • The LGBTQ Alcoholic in A.A. is a totally redone pamphlet, P-32. • The pamphlet A.A. for Alcoholics with Mental Health Issues – And Their Sponsors. The need for this particular pamphlet was proposed by Area 56 and has been in the process of development and is now available. • Frequently Asked Questions about A.A. (Large Print) a 72-page redo of the familiar smaller version, P-57. • Coming soon – Our Great Responsibility: A Selection of Bill W.’s General Service Conference Talks, 1951–1970 will be available around April or May 2019.         Box 459 adds: Recently, A.A. published four new or updated pamphlets (including) Women in A.A...There is also a new Grapevine book, One Big Tent, with stories by atheist and agnostic members...

Central Office of Dayton is in need of people for service work in several different areas. 1. 12-Step List. (1 year minimum sobriety) Instructions will be provided. 2. Nite Owl phone service. (1 year minimum sobriety) Training and materials will be provided. 3. Interpreter for the hearing-impaired. 4. Interpreter for Spanish-speaking A.A.s. If you are interested in expanding your service work into different areas of need, please call Central Office at (937) 222-2211. There are A.A.s and newcomers who need your help now!

Dayton Intergroup needs an Area 56 Liaison - please consider volunteering.

Dayton Intergroup has several open positions. This is a wonderful service opportunity with a minimal time commitment and is a great way to connect with fellow AAs in the area. For more information and to apply for a position on the Dayton Intergroup, please contact Kathy H. or any member of the Dayton Area Intergroup.

Dayton Intergroup: The A.A. meeting that goes into the Dayton Correctional Institute (DCI) every Monday needs more people – see Laura G. if you’re interested in helping - there is an application and background check process.

Dayton Intergroup PI/CPC Announcements: New PI/CPC chair invites members’ help I am excited about the opportunity to serve the Dayton Area Intergroup as chair of the PI/CPC. Please feel free to contact me with any requests, suggestions or information about ways to help carry our message. — Darrell F., (937) 716-8269. What is PI/CPC? ·PI stands for Public Information. The purpose of P.I. service work is to provide accurate A.A. information to the public when requested. P.I. committees visit schools, business and community meetings for this purpose. They also serve as resources for our friends in the local media, emphasizing our traditions of anonymity, singleness of purpose and non-affiliation, as well as offering A.A. public service announcements to radio and television stations. ·CPC stands for Cooperation with the Professional Community Members of this committee provide information about A.A. to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession. This group includes health care professionals, educators, clergy members, lawyers, social workers, union leaders and industrial managers, government officials, as well as those working in the field of alcoholism. Here are just a few of the areas currently in need of volunteers, and the phone numbers of folks to contact if you are interested in helping. Morningstar has meetings every Friday at 1 p.m. at Nova House, 732 Beckman (near Wayne & Wilmington) Dayton, OH. Women and men meet separately. To volunteer and for scheduling updates contact Kat M. at (937) 463-3230 KBMC Kettering Behavior Medical Center Lindsay has taken the lead on getting a meeting established on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. The Center requires a background check and training. The center is located 5350 Lamme Rd. Moraine, OH 45439. Contact Lindsay at (937) 856-9644. St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter Lou O’. and Glen S. are attending at the Men’s Shelter on Gettysburg on Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. More male A.A.s are welcome to attend. Female A.A.s are needed to establish a meeting at the Women’s Shelter at 120 W. Apple St. in Dayton. For information contact Lou at (937) 269-4220. Genesis New Lebanon Center Ella S. & Chanda O. are in contact with the Director of Social Services to establish a monthly A.A. meeting at the Recovery Unit Located 101 Mills Place, New Lebanon, OH 45345. For information contact Ella at (937) 687-6356 Access Hospital Dayton Kim G. is getting this meeting established. Must be willing to go through a background check. Located 2611 Wayne Ave., Dayton (across from Belmont High School). Meeting now on Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. Kim needs volunteers to give a lead. Contact her at (937) 222-2211.

AAWS Letter concerning Meeting Guide technology.

New Meeting: Don't Be Late Speaker Meeting, Tuesdays 7PM, U.M. Church, Milford OH

Brief 2018 Delegate Report (via June Unity): General Service Conference Report: The General Service Conference, held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square from April 21-28, proved to be an incredible week of meetings, discussion, voting, presentations, learning, exploring and fellowship! It was truly a spiritual experience. A fellow A.A. from India traveled to New York to visit and observe. On one of our mornings together we put on plastic ponchos in the rain, boarding the subway and riding to the General Service Office for a visit with a staff member leading the way, raising his umbrella and shouting, GSO! GSO! It was a wonderful opportunity to see our GSO Staff in their offices and be able to see what they are working on. Former Area 56 Delegate Mary C., who is now serving on the International Committee, was especially welcoming and helpful to all. People also made sure to circulate throughout the week eating at different tables and sitting in different locations throughout the conference to be sure to meet as many delegates and staff as possible. There was such a warm spirit of caring and concern for one another, people always asking how you were doing and if they could answer any questions or help in any way, especially the staff who were very attentive. One of the highlights at the conference was electronic voting that they have in place now – it sure beats raising hands and counting. The days were long and full of meetings with regional, committee and full conference. I am most fortunate to have had a birthday and an A.A. anniversary to celebrate that week. I had 92 other delegates singing happy birthday to me, and another delegate who chaired the A.A. early bird meeting drew a ‘token’ on a piece of paper to give me on my anniversary. For a full report of voting results, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to come to a group or meeting to provide the information. — Jenny C., Delegate SW Ohio Area 56

GSO is looking for member stories: Spanish-speaking Women in A.A. – Added June 2018 The Trustees' Literature Committee is looking for member stories for possible inclusion in a new pamphlet: Spanish-speaking Women in A.A.

GSO is looking for member stories: A.A.’s Three Legacies – Added June 2018 The Trustees' Literature Committee is looking for member stories for possible inclusion in a new pamphlet: A.A.’s Three Legacies

Obituary for Area Chair Dave L.: His memorial will be held this Friday, June 15, 2018, at Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs OH 45387 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Updated Meeting List for Covington, Piqua, Sidney, and Troy (District #21) 937.622.1294 or  

New Meeting at Dayton's New City Church: Beginning this month, a new open discussion meeting is being started at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at New City Church, 4800 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton OH. Already at this site is an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursdays which needs support. This location is the old stone church near Frederick Pike on N. Dixie Drive.

New Young People's Group, Wednesdays 7:30PM, Cincinnati's Eastside Center

Reminder: All Shades of Belief, Tuesdays 6:45PM, Cincinnati's 405 Oak Street Center!

Getting Involved in A.A. General Service

How to Conduct a Sharing Session [Excerpt from (SMF-111)]

Cincinnati Central Office Needs Volunteers!

A.A. Cincinnati New Website!

YPAA UNITY BOWLING LAST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH Madison Bowl 4761 Madison Rd. Cincinnati OH 45227 Starts at 9:30 PM $9.00 + shoes for 2 hours of unlimited bowling Kid Friendly! **food and drinks available** "Are you young at heart? Do you have room to grow spiritually?

OYPAA Get involved with the 2018 conference of young people in alcoholics anonymous! The committee needs your support. Meets every other Sunday at 5:30 pm at 4495 Salzman Rd. in Middletown. Please call 937-286-7244 for more info! Get registered for the conference at!

OYPAA Monthly Game Night, Southside Club, Dayton OH

Area 56 Needs YPAA Liaison(s). I hear that the current local entities are CINCYPAA  & OYPAA. Email

Cincinnati Intergroup has added online donation capability at

Cincinnati Intergroup Footsteps Newsletter is Now Online!

Cincinnati Intergroup PI/CPC Committee seeks opportunities to educate people on A.A. like health fairs or schools.

Cincinnati Intergroup TCF Committee Spring Grove Talbert House has a meeting on Tuesdays at 7pm that needs a male chair. We are looking for volunteers to help out with corrections because men and women have been unable to get into facilities. We need people to get together and figure out who to talk to in the sheriff's office to help get people into meetings. If anyone has any contacts or ideas on how to sort this out, please reach out to him. We are having issues with Justice Center mostly.

12th Step volunteers needed by Central Office of Dayton, which maintains a list of volunteers who are willing and able to perform 12th Step work. It is recommended that 12th-Step volunteers have a minimum of one year of continuous sobriety and it is also necessary that they be readily accessible by phone. Some examples of the work performed include, but are not limited to: 1. Talking over the phone to a person in need. 2. Visiting a detox patient who is in a hospital or nursing home. 3. Meeting with someone in person. (In this situation you would always take another 12th-Step volunteer with you.) As a volunteer with this program, Central Office staff would contact you when there was a request for the type of assistance listed above. If you were available to take the assignment, you would be provided with all the details you needed to make the call or visit. To sign-up for the 12th -Step list, please contact Central Office at 937-222-2211, or by email at Please consider participating in this important service work. We keep what we have by giving it away. There is no better way to do that than by becoming a 12th-Step volunteer. We hope to hear from you soon.

Dayton Intergroup PI/CPC Committee: Need help to distribute literature to area library branches. • Need additional responsible A.A.s to be part of our 5-week rotation team at Morningstar in-patient treatment center, 136 Heid Ave. Meeting every Friday at 1 p.m. • Responsible A.A.s needed to meet request for a weekly A.A. meeting at Access Hospital, 2611 Wayne Ave., Dayton (across from Belmont High School) on Sundays at 7 p.m. Must be willing to go through a background check. • St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelters seeking help to establish a weekly A.A. meetings at the men’s and women’s shelters on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. • KBMC Kettering Behavior Medical Center, 5350 Lamme Rd. Moraine, OH 45439, seeking help to establish a weekly A.A. meeting on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Orientation required by hospital staff. • Genesis New Lebanon Center seeking help to establish a monthly A.A. meeting at this secure Mental Health & Recovery Unit, 101 Mills Place, New Lebanon, OH 45345 • COAT Initiative — Responsible A.A.s needed to explore this service opportunity. The Montgomery County ADAMHS BOARD meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9AM at 409 E. Monument Ave. Suite 102. It is the Treatment and Recovery branch of the Community Action Overdose Team. • SUPPORT LINKS with Kettering Hospital. No new activity this month. • Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services, Child Support at the Job Center — Contact information to reach caseworkers about their initiative to assist parents in active recovery to reduce the difficulties of meeting the responsibilities associated with providing child support. De’Anna Daniel (937) 234-6666 and Jessica Valentine (937) 496-7256 E-mail: 

Dayton Intergroup Corrections Committee: Leads are needed for Monday night Dayton VOA meeting.

Dayton Intergroup: Help wanted to start meetings St. Vincent de Paul is seeking A.A. members to start meetings at the Men’s Shelter at 1921 S. Gettysburg Ave. Dayton, OH 45417, and the Gateway Women’s Shelter at 120 W. Apple St., Dayton, OH 45402. These meetings are tentatively scheduled for Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Warren G. (937) 409-7560 or for information. Kettering Behavioral Medical Center (KBMC) at 5350 Lamme Lane, Moraine, OH 45439 on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Contact Doug M. (937) 534-4648. Orientation will be given.

LGBTQ Tightrope A.A. Group, Sundays 5PM, Promises Club, Newport KY. All Are Welcome!

A.A. Grapevine YouTube Channel:

A.A.W.S. YouTube Channel:

Area 56 Newsletter 'Walking With Purpose' December 2017

Who me? Be a G.S.R? (Area 53 but useful) Area 56 Group Services Chairs Jorjann C. & Polly S.:

The G.S.R. Kit – The Details (Area 53 but useful)

We regret to announce the death of our Past Delegate Handlebar Rick S. of Wapakoneta following complications resulting from heart surgery. Funeral Thursday 09/21/2017.

Our Area 56 Past Delegate, Mark E., is our new East Central Regional Trustee

New Spring 2017 Issue: Area 56 Newsletter Walking With Purpose!

Can't Hear in A.A. Meetings?

Area 56 GSR School Workbook

"Keeping Crosstalk at Bay,' Box 459 Spring 2017 p. 9

On the 12 Concepts: "The Twelve What?" Box 459 Spring 2017 p. 10

New Service Material Available from GSO: MG-16 Accessibility for All Alcoholics and SMF-209 Safety and A.A.: Our Common Welfare.

Area 56 District 19 has been re-lit! This includes Xenia & Yellow Springs: From the intersection of I-675 and US 35, North on I-675 to the Greene-Clark county border, East on the Greene-Clark county border to the Greene -Clark-Madison county border, South on the Greene-Madison/Greene-Fayette county border to US 35, West on US 35 to Bickett Rd., South on Bickett Rd. to Hook Rd., West on Hook Rd. to by-pass US 35, West on by-pass US 35 to US 35, West on US 35 to the start point. Meets 3rd Monday 5:30 PM at ELCA, 287 W. Main St., Xenia OH. Contact Gene L. of Yellow Springs, 937.450.1050

Anonymity Online Excellent service piece with hyperlinks to conference-approved literature.

The Anyone Anywhere Group of Alcoholics Anonymous is an online AA group that meets Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30pm Eastern time.  Topic: Anyone Anywhere Group of AA Meeting ID: 973 955 6491 Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,9739556491# or +16465588656,9739556491# Or Telephone: Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) +61 (0) 2 8015 2088 (Australia Toll) +1 647 558 0588 (Canada Toll) +52 554 161 4288 (Mexico Toll) +64 (0) 9 801 1188 (New Zealand Toll) Enter meeting ID: Meeting ID: 973 955 6491 Other international numbers available:…

New Issue: Area 56 Newsletter Walking With Purpose!

Cincinnati Central Office has moved! The new street address is: 2300 Florence Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45206. New office mailing address is 2245 Gilbert Ave (Suite 304 of the historic Cable House in Walnut Hills), Cincinnati OH 45206. Enter from 2300 Florence Avenue at street level. There is off-street parking if needed. The street level parking on Florence Ave is not metered. There is an elevator. PHOTOS If you are traveling south on Gilbert toward Downtown, turn right onto Florence at the stoplight and go down the hill. Office is on the Left. A map will go up on Intergroup website. Moving date was 10/27/2016. ENTRANCE PHOTO

All Shades of Belief, Tuesdays, 6:45 pm, at 405 Oak St. Center

A.A. Grapevine October 2016 Issue has Stories by Atheist & Agnostic Members!

       We regret to announce that our former Area 56 Officer Mark P. died today, 09/02/2016. Obituary

New Issue: Area 56 Newsletter Walking With Purpose!

Cincinnati Intergroup Home Group Twelve Step Chairperson Registration Form

Cincinnati Intergroup Home Group Twelve Step Volunteers Explanation

Cincinnati Intergroup Home Group Twelve Step Sign Up Form

New Issue: Area 56 Newsletter Walking with Purpose

DCMs/Area Committee Members: Do Not Click on funky emails claiming website problems - these are attempts to steal information.

NEW Area 56 Newsletter Walking With Purpose - First Issue

Baffled by group problems? Want to learn about the Informed Group Conscience?

Need a meeting but can't get out? Are you ill, healing from surgery, homebound, hospitalized and unable to get out? Mobile Meetings can help! If you would like a mobile meeting or if you know someone who would, please call Dayton Central Office at 937.222.2211. In Cincinnati call 513.351.0422. 03/06/2013