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!   

Cincinnati Intergroup New Meetings & Changes November 2019

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.

Registrar/CS: Annette S.

Treasurer: Mary A.

R. Secretary: VACANT, TBD

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 9PM Meeting 10PM, Dry Dock Club, Cincinnati OH

 12 Step BB Workshop begins Tuesday 08/06/2019 at NKY Central Office, Covington KY

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

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 is moving 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

405 Oak Street Center will be hosting Cookouts Friday evenings from 5:30-7PM

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

Friday Firepit Meetings, 10PM, 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.

Box 4-5-9 Spring 2019 Issue has been posted! 

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

Area 56 Calendar for 2019

Cincinnati's Bank Group moved  01/08/2019 from United Church of Christ on Taylor Ave to Knox Presbyterian Church at 3400 Michigan Ave. Same time, same group just different location!!

Cincinnati's Ridge Group time & location changed to Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church, 6312 Kennedy Ave, at 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

Box 4-5-9 Winter 2018 Issue has been posted! 

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.

Dayton: All three Nutt Road meetings have moved to Restoration Church (formally Centerville United Methodist) located at 63 E. Franklin St., downtown Centerville, one block east of Main & Franklin.

Greater Dayton A.A. Meetings Seeking Support December 2018

Sunday, 5:30 p.m., O-D, Big Book Study, Crossroads Club, 5235 Main St., Dayton. NEEDS SUPPORT

Monday through Friday, 6 a.m., Upon Awakening Group, O-D based on Daily Reflection reading Southside Club. 3040 Valleywood Dr., Kettering. Needs Support

Monday, 7 p.m. Monday Eve’s Group C-D (Women) Fairmont Presbyterian Church, 3705 Far Hills Ave, Kettering.

Monday, 7:30 p.m. How It Works Group (ticket meeting), Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1541 S. Smithville Rd., Dayton.

Monday, 8 p.m. Hilltop Group, St. Mark's Lutheran Church 100 E. Main St., Fairborn.

Monday, 8 p.m. Bellbrook O-D, Centerbrook Church 4030 W. Franklin St., (Ohio 725) Bellbrook.

Tuesday, 10 a.m., O-D, Sunlight of the Spirit, Northside Fellowship Club. 7079 E. Taylorsville Rd., Huber Heights, NEEDS SUPPORT

Tuesday, 4 p.m. O-BB Study at Southside Club. 3040 Valleywood Dr., Kettering.

Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., O-D, Sober and Grateful Group One Elizabeth Place, Cincinnati and Albany Sts., Dayton, Room 135. NEEDS SUPPORT

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., O-D, New City Church, 4800 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton. NEEDS SUPPORT

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., O-D, We Agnostics AA3, Yellow Springs Universal Unitarian Fellowship, 2884 U.S. 68, Yellow Springs, OH. NEW MEETING

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. O-D Meeting Springboro Franklin Club, 778 West Central, Springboro.

Wednesday, 7 p.m., Dunks and Donuts O.D., 15 S. St. Clair St., Dayton, OH 4540 

Wednesday, 7 p.m., C-BB, ALOHA at the Gate, Aldersgate UMC, 5464 Old Troy Pike, Dayton 45424. NEEDS SUPPORT

Wednesday 7:30 p.m. O-L Trinity Lakeside Group has MOVED to West Side Club, 3359 W. Second St., Dayton OH 45417.

Wednesday, 8 p.m., Pass It On Group, O-CC First Presbyterian Church 1130 Highview, Fairborn.

Thursday, Noon, O-D, Celebrating Sobriety Northside Fellowship Club. 7079 E. Taylorsville Rd., Huber Heights, NEEDS SUPPORT

Thursday, 5:30 p.m., O-D You Are Not Alone, at South Side Club, 3040 Valleywood Dr., Kettering. NEEDS SUPPORT

Thursday, 7 p.m., O-D, We Agnostics Thursday, Center for Spiritual Living, 4100 Benfield Dr. Kettering. NEW MEETING

Thursday, 7 p.m., O-D, New City Church, 4800 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton. NEEDS SUPPORT

Thursday, 7:30 p.m. O-D Meeting, Springboro Franklin Club, 778 West Central, Springboro.

Friday, 5:30 p.m., O-D Joe and Charlie, Southside Club, 3040 Valleywood Dr., Kettering NEEDS SUPPORT  

Friday, 7 p.m., O-D Come As You Are, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 301 E. Main St., New Paris, OH 45347 NEW MEETING    

Friday, 7 p.m., O-D Friday Night Sobriety, Southside Club, 3040 Valleywood Dr., Kettering. NEW NAME — NEEDS SUPPORT

Friday, 7:30 p.m., O-L, I Can Group at Miami Valley Hospital. NEEDS SUPPORT

Friday, 8 p.m. SOS Group Step meeting 12&12 first Friday, Sponsorship last Friday, Traditions & Steps in between. Englewood United Methodist Church 107 N. Walnut St., Englewood.

Saturday, Noon, O-D Northside Fellowship Club. 7079 E. Taylorsville Rd., Huber Heights, NEEDS SUPPORT

Saturday, 4 p.m., O-D Self Worth Group, Southside Club, 3040 Valleywood Dr., Kettering. NEEDS SUPPORT

Saturday, 7 p.m. La Luz Group at 427 Steele Ave., Dayton. St. Mary’s Center behind the church. It’s open to all and is a Big Book CD study in Spanish. Needs Support

Saturday, 7 p.m. Saturday Night’s Special Group, Epiphany Lutheran Church, 6430 Far Hills Ave., Centerville.

Saturday, 7 p.m., C-D, Drop the Rock, Crossroads Club, 5235 N. Main St., NEEDS SUPPORT

Saturday, 7 p.m. Page Manor Group (Joe & Charlie), Northside Fellowship Club. 7079 E. Taylorsville Rd. Huber Hts., NEW TIME

Saturday, 7 p.m.,  C-D, new meeting, Drop the Rock, at Crossroads Club, 5235 N. Main St., Dayton

AAWS Letter concerning Meeting Guide technology.

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

Box 4-5-9 Fall 2018 Issue has been posted!   

New Area 56 District 01 DCM Gary F.:

DCMs Still Needed for Cincinnati Districts 02-10!

New Area 56 Chair: Nancy F., Troy OH

New Area 56 Treasurer: Annette S., Dayton OH

Box 4-5-9 Summer 2018 Issue has been posted! Among other things it contains The 68th General Service Conference Convenes & 2018 Conference Advisory Actions

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!

Friday Night Cookouts and Brain Damage Group at Cincinnati's 405 Oak Street Center!

Getting Involved in A.A. General Service

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

Kentuckiana News Spring 2018

Cincinnati Central Office Needs Volunteers!

A.A. Cincinnati New Website!

Box 459 Spring 2018 Issue

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

New Meeting at Cincinnati's Eastside Center: Day Trippers, BB/12&12, Fridays 4:30PM

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

Read Box 459 Winter 2017 Issue

Dayton Intergroup Meetings Have Moved Effective 12/14/2017, 8PM, St. John Lutheran Church, 141 S. Ludlow St., Dayton OH 45402. Beginning in January the meeting will be moved to 7PM.

Dayton Intergroup Directory Updates: Central Office plans to publish the 2018 Meeting Directory for Dayton and the Surrounding Area a bit early. We need all changes to the Directory into Central Office of Dayton before we close the office for inventory Dec. 28. Any changes not receive by Dec. 28 will not make it into the printed copy of the directory. However, the online version at is updated several times per month and is our most current directory.

In Cooperation: New Al-Anon Meeting starting at the 1213 Club Effective December 12th at 7:30 pm

Needs Support: Girls Gone Wild women's meeting on Thursdays at 7pm at Cincinnati's Eastside Center.

About A.A. Fall 2017 Issue: A.A. and the Armed Services

Ross New Beginnings Group has MOVED to Fairfield OH

New Meeting Sauerkraut Saturday Group, Sat. 7:30 PM Waynesville OH

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)

Dry Riders Clubhouse needs some support. Located at 1239 State Route 131, Suite D. Day Heights OH, 45150. There is an AA meeting on Friday night at 8:00 PM.

Annual Cincinnati Eastside Area Alcathon Needs Committee Members

New Open A.A. Women's 12&12 Meeting, Fridays 7:30PM, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Rd., Cincinnati OH 45255.

Announcing !!!Brand New AA Meeting!!! YPAA, Tuesdays 6:30PM, Covington KY

A Message from Our Delegate Laura G.: "At the Area elections on Saturday (09/16/2017), the following panel of officers was elected for 2018-2019 (panel 68):

Delegate: Jenny C.

Area Chair/Alternate Delegate: Dave L.

Registrar/Corresponding Secretary: Andrea H.

Treasurer: Bob McM.

Recording Secretary: Sandy H.

Congratulations to all and thank you for your willingness to be of service to AA as a whole!"

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.

Needs Support: Spiritually Grounded Group, 11:30PM M-F at Alano Club of Florence KY

New Beginners' Meeting Mondays at 7PM at Cincinnati's 405 Oak St. Center starting 09/04/2017

Dayton Intergroup Website Meeting Search has been Updated:

New A.A. Meeting needs support! Hope Starts Here: Tues 7-8 pm, Hope Community Center, 4 Celecia Dr., Amelia, Ohio Please come share your Experience, Strength and Hope!!!

Dayton UNITY Newsletter needs a new Business/Distribution Manager - Email

Dayton PI/CPC Needs Volunteers for A.A. Table at Rally4Recovery Aug. 27th, 3 to 6 p.m., Courthouse Square, Downtown Dayton.

Dayton PI/CPC needs volunteers to chair meetings on Friday at 1 p.m. at Morning Star, Nova House 28-day residential treatment center at 136 Heid Ave.

Central Office of Dayton is in need of several volunteers to staff the 24/7 Nite Owl phone service. A typical shift is 4-10 p.m. weekdays or 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays. Weekend shifts are 4 to 5 hours or overnight. You must have a minimum of one year of continuous sobriety and access to a phone. You can do this service work from your home or a cell phone. Be sure that the hand of A.A. is always available in Dayton and the surrounding area by becoming a volunteer with the Nite Owl program. There is a mandatory training class (about one hour) in mid to late July call Central Office for details at 937.222.2211.

Greater Cincinnati A.A. Meetings Seeking Support August 2017

Thursday Night Campus Group, 3416 Clifton Ave at Senator Pl., Clifton United Methodist Church, Clifton OH 45220. Thursday 7:30 PM Closed, Discussion, OL Last Thursday of the month.

Deer Park Discussion Group, 3850 E. Galbraith Rd. at Wexford, Trinity Church, Deer Park OH 45236 .Saturday 1:30 PM Babysitting, Closed Discussion, Enter on eastside from Wexford, use steel staircase. Park at Dillonvale Shopping Center.

Monday 3L Group Has Moved, Independence KY

Wednesday 12p  Women's A.A. Meeting at Aldersgate Church is in need of support. Huber Heights OH

Brian S. reports: Very sad to report the Central Club in Middletown, OH has suffered major damage from a fire started in the apartment above. All meetings will be suspended until further notice. Please keep the club and its people in your prayers. 

Vineyard Eastgate 12and12 Big Book Open Meeting is moving Effective Immediately to EastSide Center, Batavia OH, 7:30PM 

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

Big Book Workshop Sunday Nights 6:30PM at Cincinnati's 405 Oak St. Center with John T. & Steve B. starts 05/21/2017.

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

Cincinnati Central Office Needs Volunteers!

Can't Hear in A.A. Meetings?

New Cincinnati Intergroup W&Ws dated March 2017 are now available (LIGHT GREEN).

Last Chance Group, Dayton KY, will meet at 7PM rather than 7:30PM beginning 05/02/2017

Cincinnati's Queen City Group is eliminating meetings on Sun., Mon., & Wed. starting June 1st.

Amelia Friday Nite New Time 7:30 Open Discussion Located at the corner of Church St and St Rt 125 NO DECAF

As of Saturday April 1st, 2017 Cincinnati Central Service Office will be closed on Saturdays. We now need Night Owl volunteers to fill the NEW spot on Saturdays from 10:00am-2:00pm. Otherwise, we will have to use the answering service until the 2:00pm shift starts. If you would be interested in filling this new shift, please call Barb 513-543-9377 or Central Office 513-351-0422. Thank you for all that you do for Alcoholics Anonymous and the Night Owl Program.

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.

Dayton 2017 Meeting Directories are now available at Dayton Central Office for 35 cents each.

New A.A. Open Discussion Meeting, Tuesdays 7PM, 415 E. 8th St., Newport KY 41071. Old St. Mark's on corner of 8th & Monroe. Non-Smoking. Kids Welcome. Enter side door on 8th - the meeting is downstairs.

Florence KY's Alano Club (smoky) now has an 11:30pm A.A. Meeting Mon-Thurs also Midnights on Fri and Sat.

Suzanne W. is trying to get a group together to help light Districts 4, 5, & 6 of Area 56 (Anderson, Oakley Madeira. and Kenwood). If you are interested in helping in this please email Thank you!!

Xenia's Hot Stove Big Book Study Meeting Thursday nights 7pm needs female support. Hope Spot, 335 E. Market St., Xenia OH.

A.A. Members needed for Cincinnati Treatment/Correctional Meetings: Need a meeting at Comminical Care of Clifton – Tuesdays at 6:30pm; 1617 Reading Road is in good shape; Turning Point (2605 Woodburn Ave) is still looking for help on Wed nights at 7pm – need to be able to pass a background check to chair a meeting there. Need a women to chair at River City on Tues, Thurs, and Sat at 6:30 to 7:30p – Todd S has schedule for River City. Justice Center needs help on Mon, Wed and Sat at 6:30pm– have new program in the recovery pod - clearance sheets there are different than River City.

Coming to an Area 56 Meeting?  Bridge Construction/Road Closure just north of our meeting place: South Gebhart Church Road between SR 725 and Maue Road, ROAD CLOSURE February 6th – April 19th. A signed detour is in place for motorists. The official detour is: Maue Road to Alexandersville Road to SR 725 to South Gebhart Church Road. 

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

New Beginnings Group in Maysville KY will be changing its format to a BB meeting on Thursday evenings at 7pm. Located at Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 31 E. Third St., Maysville KY 41056. Any questions please contact Lee C. at 606-407-3046.

New Open LGBTQ A.A. Meeting, Tightrope Intergroup, Sundays 5PM, Promises Club, Newport KY. Contact Martin (310) 614-7945.

Owensville Sunday Night Group is changing its meeting time from 8PM to 7PM beginning 02/05/2017.

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!

Adams Recovery Center in Loveland OH has open women's meetings 7 days a week meeting at 5:45PM except for Tuesday (6:45). No clearance is needed but you must bring ID. There are chair positions available on Sunday & Monday, no sobriety requirement, just a willingness to commit. Meeting readings and some Big Books & 12&12s are present.

Sundays at 5:00 PM – Cincinnati's Pause Meditation Meeting was in Willig Chapel but has moved to Schott Pavilion.

New Cincinnati Intergroup Officers: Sean, Kevin, Agnes, & Ben.

Cincinnati Intergroup Footsteps needs a New Editor: Email

Night Owl Volunteers Needed: Email

Our Area 56 Past Delegate, Mark E., has a story in the December 2016 issue of the A.A. Grapevine, Office Party Gone Bad, pp. 40-41.

New A.A. Group began 01/02/2017: Monday Night Mixers at NT Unity Center, Cincinnati OH

Big A Group's Time Change effective 01/04/2017

GSO's Box 459 Winter 2016 Issue: Click Here

Just Do It BB meeting has been changed from 2pm to 1pm on Tuesdays at Cincinnati's EastSide Center.

Needs Support: Sunday night 7:30 lead meeting at Cincinnati's EastSide Center.

Cincinnati's Amelia Wednesday Night Group Needs Support! Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1177 W. Ohio Pike, Amelia OH 45102, 8:30pm, Open Discussion  8:30PM (7:30PM beginning in December) OPEN Discussion, next to Lees Famous Chicken. Around back downstairs.

Cincinnati's Amelia Friday Night Group Needs Support! Open discussion  8:30PM (7:30PM beginning in December), located at 19 East Main St. (St RT 125) at Church St., United Methodist Church, Amelia 45102. Use side entrance UPSTAIRS.Wheelchair ramp available by calling Mike in advance 513.587 .9018

New A.A. Meeting 'Beginners in Hope' in Amelia OH began 10/25/2016: New AA Meeting Tuesdays 7PM! HOPE Community Center Addiction Recovery Resource Center, 4 Cecilia Dr., Amelia OH 45102. Open Discussion Beginner's Meeting (On the corner of Cecilia Dr and S.R. 125. Across from Quail Creek, next to Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health-LifePoint).

New Meeting Saturdays 8PM Florence KY: new format meeting' popsicle stick topic dis'...@8pm sat 6555 Nicholas st..florence.. topice outa bb on popsicle sticks,pull out stick thats ur topic,next person does the more worrying about wgat ur gonna say,good way to listen to whats being said.

New Meeting "Learning Life' at Covington KY's Life Learning Center, 6PM Thursdays

New Group at Covington 1607 Eastern Club: Eight O'Clock Coffee BBS Group on Tuesday Evenings

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

New Meeting Rule 62 by Candlelight sponsored by Jacksonburg Home Group, Friday evenings 10 pm beginning 11/04/2016, Middletown OH

Cincinnati's Roselawn Group Needs Support! Sundays 7PM at 6450 Wiehe Rd., Golf Manor Municipal Bldg, Golf Manor OH 45237

SOYPAA merged with DAYPAA.

New Women's Meeting begins 09/28/2016 at YWCA Dayton!

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!

Cincinnati's Wyoming Noon 05 Group Needs Support! 334 Burns Ave at Worthington (lower level), The Church of Ascension & Holy Trinity, 45215,  Twelve and Twelve, Open, Wednesday 12:05 pm

Cincinnati Treatment and Correctional Facilities: AA Member Volunteers Needed: Angela P. (937) 559-2385; Sean O. (513) 582-4623  Sean O – Ladies: Justice Center downtown need women for meetings on Wed and Sat (Times I don’t know but I can pass info along to the contact person.) Men: Wed and Thur at Talbert House Turning Point 2605 Woodburn Ave, 7:00; Sat at 2pm, Droege House in Dayton KY needs a chair. Background check is not required. L Stephanie: ARC Ladies treatment center in Goshen has meetings every day at 4:45. Need women on Sundays at 4:45. Need a Woman to chair Bridge-the-Gap.

Cincinnati Meeting on Wheels Needs Volunteers: Contact Agnes (Chair) (513) 508-2663

(Sundays) 7:30-8:30 – Oaklawn Big Book III (w/ concurrent Al-Anon Mtg) – Babysitting available. (O) BB mtg. (O) L on the last Sundays.
Lord of Life Lutheran Church; 6329 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, OH 45069

      A.A. Grapevine has just published a book on our Twelve Traditions.


Covington KY's 722 WASHINGTON CLUB is open at New Location Effective 09/15/2016, 1607 Eastern     Ave., Covington KY  41014-1325 Map Free parking next to the building. Nonsmoking.

Women are needed for the Monday evening Jail Meeting, contact Meg H.

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

Noon Meetings at Cincinnati's Eastside Center Need Support!

A.A. Women Needed for Thursday Evening Meeting at First Step House. Email

New Issue: Area 56 Newsletter Walking With Purpose!

NAATW seeks 7th Tradition Seed Money to help put the National AA Technology Workshop on a solid financial footing, contributions can still be made at

Cincinnati Intergroup Needs Treatment/Corrections Volunteers: Men:  Thursday night need someone at Turning Point, East Walnut Hills, Woodburn and Taft.  700pm.  Need to clear background check. Women:  1617 Reading Rd needs help on Wed at 7pm.  Also requires a background check. Email

Cincinnati's Oaklawn Big Book III Group now has Babysitting!

Meetings On Wheels (Cincinnati Intergroup) are available for those unable to get to regular meetings.

Cincinnati Intergroup Needs Night Owl Volunteers! Email

Sober Cookouts, Fridays 5:30-7:00 pm at 405 Oak Street Center!

The Millville Group will begin a 12 step study on August 2, 2016 using the Alcoholics Anonymous big book. If anyone still needs to work the steps or would like a refresher course please join us at 8pm Tuesday nights at Hamilton West Baptist Church (1050 NW Washington Blvd, Hamilton OH 45013). I also want to remind everyone we are still continuing our candlelight meetings on Saturdays at 9pm.

Our Area 56 Delegate, Laura G., has a story in the July 2016 issue of the A.A. Grapevine, They Wait For Us, pp. 22-25.

SOYPAA Planning Meetings

Volunteer Opportunities at Cincinnati Intergroup Central Office

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

Phone OYPAA Ohio Young People in A.A. at 1-740-521-YPAA(9722)

Volunteer for OYPAA2016

Want to Host a Future NAATW?

New Summer Issue of Box 459: 66th Annual A.A. General Service Conference

Need Spanish speakers for Butler County Jail - email

Area 56 has elected a new Recording Secretary: Laura F., Jacksonburg Group

Area 56 needs a new Hospitality Chair - email

Past Delegate Mark E. has a story in the May 2016 Grapevine, Slow Grower, pp. 16-19.

Dayton Intergroup seeks a new Central Office Manager - email

Corrected hyperlink to listen online:
 On Monday afternoon 05/30/2016, from 3-5 pm Eastern time, Cincinnati Intergroup's “Easy Does It” Radio Show will feature Laura G., our Area 56 Delegate,  giving a report on the General Service Conference. Listen at Call in and share at 513.961.8900. 

Covington KY's 722 Washington Club will soon relocate to 1607 Eastern (corner of 17th & Eastern)

New Issue: Area 56 Newsletter Walking with Purpose

Dayton's Alco-Aides Club hosts Friday Evening Cookouts from 5/27 until Labor Day.

New Website for Cincinnati's 405 Oak Street Center

New Women's A.A. Meeting "Sober Sister" beginning 05/07/2016 Saturdays at 11:30 AM, Camel Club, Reading OH

Camel Club Meeting Schedule effective 05/07/2016

Amelia Wednesday Night Group (Withamsville), Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1177 W Ohio Pike, Amelia OH 45102: 8:30 PM Open Discussion needs some support!! Enter rear, downstairs. 

Saturday Night Meeting 8 PM, 6555 Nicholas St., Florence KY 41042, Erlanger-Florence area, Closed Discussion with topic from B.B., N/C, Handicap Accessible. Also Wed, Thur, & Sat (all at 8pm) Sun 8 PM B.B. Study.... and sorry no chairperson signs any slips also all closed N/S meetings.

New Back to Basics Meeting, Mondays 8 PM, Format from 1939, 722 Washington St., NKY, Handicap Accessible

Via Facebook: Saturday nights at 8 pm, 6555 Nicholas St., Florence KY 41042. Erlanger-Florence area, Closed Discussion topic from B.B. N/S, handicap acc.; also Wed., Thurs., & Sat. all at 8 pm, Sun at 8 pm B.B. study.

Area 56 PI/CPC Committee meets every second Saturday of the month at 2 PM at Tri-County Center, in the old building.

SOYPAA Planning Meetings Every Other Sunday 6:30 PM at 405 Oak St. Center

New Meeting Last Gaspers Thursdays 7 PM NKY's 722 Washington Club

New Candlelight Meeting Fridays 10 PM Cincinnati's ESC beginning 04/01/2016

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

AA Speakers Needed: For people in the Cincinnati area: there is a meeting on Thursdays at 430 pm in Blue Ash. It's an institution meeting at ASAP (adolescence substance abuse program). Lead speakers are needed for 3 out of every 4 weeks. If you're looking to do some service work and would like to get a little practice on giving your lead or just enjoy hearing yourself talk, feel free to contact Steve W. at 513.885.4145. Thanks!

Area 56 District 28 PI/CPC: District 28 Meeting Schedules have been updated (divided into North and South and include some meetings from District 30 which is not lit).

Area 56 District 12 DCM: Men and women needed for Butler County Jail Meeting. There is a pod with Spanish-speaking inmates, need Spanish speakers to go in.

Area 56 Handbook revised 2016

Dayton Intergroup has published a new Meeting Directory dated 02-14-2016, the center 4 pages are lavender in color.  

Read the latest (or past) issue(s) of Box 459 HERE

Robin H. asks: Anyone interested in taking over the River City Correctional Center every other Monday night meeting for me? Women only. 630-730 meeting. Show up about 615. Be committed to making it every time. Clare has already gotten started but needs a partner. Let me know? I'm leaving soon. :0 Thank you! My number 859-835-3865  02-22-2016

New Meeting Kettering OH Beginning May 5th: Second Time Around Big Book Study

New Meeting: NKY's 722 Washington Open Lead 7:00-8:00pm Thursdays.

Springboro's 7:30 pm Thursday "ABC Group" at the Clearcreek at the Christian Assembly will be now be an "Open" meeting.  The 7:30 pm Monday night "New Beginnings" meeting at the same location will disband at the end of February due to lack of support.  The name of the church has changed, awaiting further info.

New Cincinnati Intergroup Events Page

Cincinnati Intergroup has published its NEW Website at

Cincinnati Intergroup has a NEW Email Address: (the old email address can still be used.)

Dayton OH Intergroup elected a new chairman, John B., and a new vice-chair, Kathy H. 01/22/2016

Wednesday Calvin Meeting needs some support. Open-Discussion at 8 30 PM. Located next to Lee's Chicken on ST RT 125 in Withemsville. Enter back of church downstairs. I think this is  (O)(D) AMELIA WEDNESDAY NIGHT Calvin Presby. Church, 1177 W Ohio Pike, Amelia OH 45102 8:30pm

Check Out A.A's eBooks! Now Available: "Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers"

New District 21 Area 56 Meeting List:   District #21 Covington, Piqua, Sidney, and Troy (Miami & Shelby counties) - Phone Service 937.622.1294 or Email

New Meeting in Middletown - Vets for Sobriety - begins 01/15/2016

New SOYPAA Website:

Dayton Central Office hours are back to Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.

Support Dayton VA Hospital Meetings:
Meetings are open to all. Call Margo P. at (937) 268-6511, ext. 1932 or ext. 1402 or 520-1819 for info. Chairpersons are needed for monthly commitments to these meetings. Support from all A.A. members is needed.
Sunday, 7 p.m. — Beginners, Building 302, Room 235, 2nd floor
Monday, 7:30 p.m. — Chairman’s Choice, Room 235, 2nd floor
Tuesday, 7 p.m. — Big Book Study, Building 302, Room 130, 1st floor.
Friday, 7 p.m. — 12 &12 Study, Building 302, Room 235, 2nd floor.
Saturday, 11 a.m. — Open Discussion, Room 235, 2nd floor.

CINCYPAA has been Reborn! Committee Meeting 01/31/2016

New Meeting: 12 & 12 at 10 PM Wednesdays at Cincinnati's Camel Club

AnyoneAnywhereAA Online Meetings using Skype, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 PM

Cincinnati Multi-District 1-10: Due to lack of interest after two years of effort, no more meetings will be held.

Area 56 2016 Assembly Schedule

New Beginnings Group, Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Springboro OH 12-01-2015

Dayton Intergroup Meeting location is changing again as of Thursday, Dec. 10th. The 8 p.m. meeting will convene in the Liberty Tower, 120 W. Second St. Dayton OH 45402.
This is the same building that has housed Central Office for 30 plus years. The newly rented space is Suite 614, on the sixth floor. For the initial meeting an Intergroup representative will provide access into the secure building at ground level. Once in the lobby an elevator ride will deliver representa tives upstairs. Street parking is readily available in downtown Dayton. Parking at all meters is FREE after 6 p.m., this is true 365 days a year.  12-01-2015

Via Deaf Recovery Facebook Group: ASL-Interpreted Video Speaker Meetings: Now in Minneapolis we have Speaker ASL interpreter on private YouTube! One of the meetings accepted our proposal to videotape the interpreter during speaker meeting! If you want access to the ASL interpreter speaker video then email Ashley R.

The Heart & Soul Friday Evening Women's meeting at the 1213 Club is in need of support. 11-23-2015

New Meeting every Monday Night at 6:30 "RECOVERY ROCKS" at 722 Club Covington KY

Empty Meeting Slots Available at 722 Club Covington KY

 ‘The Man on the Web’: Online Intergroup of A.A. Nears 20-Year Anniversary   Box 459 Winter 2015 pp. 7-8

'Reaching the Older Alcoholics — the ‘Invisible Epidemic’
Box 459 Winter 2015 pp. 6-7

Jake H. is looking for reliable men and women to chair a meeting at a juvenile treatment center in Cincinnati...Sundays at 10 am in Blue Ash -  Emphasis on reliable 11-09-2015

Cincinnati's 'We Care' Group
cancelled Tuesday and Thursday 12 &12 meeting.  The ‘Open Discussion’ continues.  Cancelled Lead on the last Friday of the month, reverting back to ‘Closed Discussion.’ 10-12-2015

The 5th Dimension Online Young Person's Group of A.A. takes place every Wednesday at 9:30 pm Eastern time.
We use Fuze as our video conferencing and you can download Fuze and join the meeting by clicking the below link. We'll open the room up around 9:10 pm Eastern time. You can also download Fuze to your mobile phone and join us with the meeting ID listed below, or call in on the number listed below.Hope to see you there! Meeting URL:; Toll Number: +12014794595; 
Meeting ID: 269-17-490 10-14-2015

OYPAA2016 will be in Toledo. Cincinnati will bid for OYPAA2017.
CINCYPAA Committee has disbanded to form the OYPAA Bid Committee.  CINCYPAA conference will not be held this spring.  CINCYPAA can be revived if a group of energetic people pick it up and run with it.  See Kevin or Ben B for details. Meetings will be held every other Sunday night at 6:00 pm at Oak St. beginning 10/25. 10-12-2015

Bring ICYPAA to Ohio!  10-12-2015

Cincinnati Intergroup's Treatment & Correctional Facilities Committee: Angela P. (937) 559-2385 or Sean O. (513) 582-4623; We really need MEN to be involved. Places we don’t have information for include  CCAT House, Pathways, River City Correctional Center, Off the Streets, 16/17 for Men, ODAAT, VA, Beckett Springs, Lindner Center, Charlie’s 3/4 House, and 20/20.  Please have them contact us.  Need  representatives for specific institutions that can report the needs to the committee to report to Intergroup. Clermont County Jail needs chairs. Men’s side being set up. 16/17 Friday & Monday evenings at 7:00pm need chair for Women’s meetings.  Clearance is required. 10-12-2015

Cincinnati Intergroup Committee Chairs - CoChairs Needed:
Woman for Bridge-the-Gap;
Grapevine; 12th Step; contact 10-12-2015

New Officers for Area 56! Panel 66 Officers (2016-2017) were elected 10/18/2015 and take office 01/01/2016:
Delegate: Laura G.
AltDel/Area Chair: Roger C.
Registrar: Jenny C.
Treasurer: Dave L.
Secretary: Mark P.

Bring ICYPAA to Ohio! 10-13-2015

AAWS Pamphlets Being Revised: AA for Women, Gay/Lesbian Alcoholic, Alcoholic with Mental Health Issues.  Deadline for 500-800 word manuscript is 10/15/15.  10-10-2015

New Meeting Thursdays 7 PM, Fourth Dimension BBS
, Xenia OH 10-08-2015

The 5th Dimension Online Young Person's Group of AA takes place every Wednesday at 9:30 pm Eastern time.
We use Fuze as our video conferencing and you can download Fuze and join the meeting by clicking the below link. We'll open the room up around 9:10 pm Eastern time. You can also download Fuze to your mobile phone and join us with the meeting ID listed below, or call in on the number listed below.Hope to see you there! Meeting URL: Toll Number: +12014794595 Meeting ID: 269-17-490 10-07-2015
New Group Elevator's Broken Saturdays Cincinnati

New A.A. Meeting Free FromAnger Mondays 10 PM at Covington KY's 722 Club

I need a female willing to chair an institution meeting in Blue Ash on Sunday mornings at 10am.
.. It is an adolescent outpatient treatment program. Your service will be greatly appreciated! Message me. - Jake H. via Facebook 08/30/2015

Markings Newsletter (Archives) Fall 2015
Box 459 Fall 2015

New Meeting Mondays 10 PM NKY's 722 Club

NEW DAYTON MEETING: Choices Group, Access Hospital of Dayton, 2611 Wayne Ave., Dayton OH 45420, Sundays at 6:30 p.m., Open Discussion Meeting. Directions: Go past Belmont HS, bear right onto Watervliet Ave., go right on Mapleview Ave., follow to Dead End sign, then follow signs to main entrance. Tell receptionist you are there for the A.A. meeting and sign in to get a visitor’s pass.  08/06/2015

Dayton Unity advertises The Complete Program Group, 7 p.m. Saturdays, Good Shepherd Church, Stroop Rd. and Ackerman Blvd, Kettering OH. The group uses a rotating format. Attend all 52 Saturdays in a year and experience 12 discussion meetings, all 12 Steps, all 12 Traditions, the first 164 pages of the Big Book including the Doctor’s Opinion, and three to four leads.

LIFE BOAT SOBER SOCIAL CLUB, 2702 Linden Ave., Dayton OH
• LIVE BLUEGRASS BANDS — Sunday Afternoons, Aug. 2, 9,16 and 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. • CARWASH — Aug. 29 Noon to 5 p.m. Last Saturday every month
• EUCHRE TOURNAMENT — Aug. 7, Noon to 5 p.m. every month • COOK-OUT — Noon to 3 p.m. LEAD MTG. 3 p.m. Aug. 15
• NEW MEETING — Noon to 1pm bring your own lunch or eat with us • EMC — Emergency meeting, when-ever needed
• 09/12 POKER RUN 1st Bike out Noon, Cook-out, 50/50 Drawing, raffles, Fun & games
• FOR MORE INFO: Contact: Bob B. (937) 580-9711 or Art O. – (937) 760-2588.
 Check out our new FaceBook site - Life Boat Sober Club

Cincinnati is putting in a bid for OYPAA for 2016, there is a secret Facebook group.

WANTED: “Old-Timers” willing to share experience, strength and hope — and memories — with Dayton Unity readers. Tell us what Dayton-area A.A. was like when you got sober. Share the history of your home group. Has sponsorship changed? How many meetings were in the area when you got sober? Send in your stories to Unity, P.O. Box 10503, Dayton, OH 45402-10503 or send e-mail to

Ladies’ Service Work Opportunity at Dayton Correctional Institution, which is a State of Ohio women’s correctional facility, has a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are allowed to attend and encouraged to participate in helping inmates find sobriety through A.A. We are looking for a few women to add to our roster of volunteers. IF you feel called to commit to this type of service, please contact Kate G. for more information: (937) 313-7953

New Dayton Sober Social Club Seeks Support:
Life Boat, the new sober social club, is asking for support. It is located at 2702 Linden Ave., Dayton, OH 45420. It is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Right now there are four meetings a week: Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m. Every Saturday is bike night starting at 7 p.m. We need service workers willing to help chair meetings. Our goal is to offer love, tolerance and acceptance and a place for anyone looking for peace.

Recommendations from the Area 56 What When and Where Committee 06/25/2015

Cincinnati's Anderson Township Saturday Night Group's Move 06/12/2015

Box 459 GSC Report, Advisory Actions, etc...

Area 53 Area 53 GSC Report Slideshow
Garwood's Brief Delegate Report on the 65th General Service Conference 05/26/2015

Beckett Springs Treatment Center Meeting Thursdays 7 pm looking for new Chairperson(s), contact Sally L. for more information. 05/20/2015

New Meeting Middletown OH: Jacksonburg Midnight Madness Saturday Nights at Traditions Clubhouse 05/19/2015

Male & Female A.A. Members Needed to Hold Meetings at Butler County Jail 05/19/2015

Via Cincinnati Intergroup Website 05/17/2015:

1) St. Tim’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave, is renovating its meeting spaces. Monday A.M. Anderson Township BBD at 11:00 am & the Thursday Anderson Morning at 11:00 am are moving as of June 1st and 4th, respectively, to Clough Methodist Church, 2101 Wolfangel, at the corner of Clough & Wolfangel. Parking in back of church with handicap entrance to meeting.
2) NEW MEETING: “All Shades of Belief”, Tuesdays, 6:45 pm, at 405 Oak St  More Info

Warren County Jail in Lebanon OH needs women for a Women’s A.A. meeting.
Once we have a group of women interested, we can set the day and time. If interested, contact 04/19/2015

Cincinnati Intergroup Service Opportunities - Call the Cincinnati Intergroup Central Office at (513) 351-0422  or send an email to

1) Hello, My name is Jason Bast and I am the new Day Program Manager at City Gospel Mission’s homeless shelter. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to lead a weekly AA meeting here at the shelter for the guys. We have a brand new facility at 1805 Dalton 45214 and a brand new day program with classes and groups to help the guys who stay here emotionally, spiritually, and socially. We run programming from 8am-7pm so anytime during that window would be open except for a few time slots that are taken by other teachers/group leaders. Thanks so much, Jason

2) I am the volunteer meeting coordinator for the AA meetings at Adams Recovery Center. I've had several people quit chairing and I am in need of chairpersons for the open women's meetings at ARC. Right now I am chairing three of the meetings myself, Sunday/Monday/Thursday. I was told that Cinti Intergroup could help circulate flyers. I hope the flyer attached follows traditions (if not, please tell me what to fix and I'll fix it.) The flyer is also announcing the meetings because they get so few outside people coming to them. I know other areas have a Treatment Facilities Committee, but I did not see anything such as this for Cincinnati (if I missed it, please let me know and I'll attend a committee meeting.) I'm also announcing this in meetings as well, but since I do so many meetings at ARC (and a jail meeting,) I don't get out to too many other meetings to announce it myself and I haven't had too much luck in finding help. Please let me know if you can assist. - April E.

3) Hi! I am seeking 1-2 volunteers to lead AA groups at our Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio Corrections/Re-Entry facility. We are an all-male residential facility . I’d like to have meeting 1-2 times a week in the evening at our facility. The time and days are absolutely flexible. Please contact me with any news to assist in this process. - Dr. Chelsea N. Bennett, MSSA-LSW, MAOM, EdD, Program Director.



New Young People's Group, Madison IN, beginning 03/25/2015 03/15/2015

Cincinnati Intergroup Meetings on Wheels Needs Volunteers 03/12/2015

Cincinnati's We Care Group now holding Open 12n12 Tue & Thu Noon.

New Area 56 District 21 Phone Service 937.622.1294
(Miami/Shelby counties) 03/12/2015


River City Correctional is looking for men to come and share a meeting
on Friday and Saturday nights regularly. 6:30-7:30 pm. Robin H. has contact information for the volunteer coordinator. 02-24-2015
New Meeting Finding Liberty, Liberty Township, Butler County OH begins 03/18/2015 02-23-2015 

Cincinnati Intergroup Radio Show:
Needs volunteers and $$$.  02-12-2015

New Young People's Group, Greensburg IN,
beginning 02/14/2015 02-12-2015

Cincinnati Intergroup Service Opportunities: 
1) There is an AA member rehabbing from a stroke a stroke at Hillenbrand Nursing Home on  Bridgetown Rd. who needs  rides to meetings in the area.    Call Central Office 351-0422. 
2) A men's treatment facility (The Crossroads Center on Martin Luther King Drive) would like an A.A. meeting brought in for their clients. The meeting can be on any night of the week at 7 pm. They ask that the member(s) bringing in the meeting have at least one year of sobriety.
Call Central Office 351-0422. 02/02/2015

New Meeting Fridays at 7 pm at Cincinnati's Drop-In Center homeless shelter Downtown needs support. Donations of Big Books also greatly appreciated. 02/01/2015

District 28 has Started a Newsletter. 01/19/2015

Cincy Intergroup Footsteps Newsletter Seeks Cartoonist: Contact Helen G. (513) 703-8719 01/18/2015

Cincy Treatment and Correctional Facilities: Angela P. (937) 559-2385;   Looking for chairwomen that have clearance, can get clearance, or don’t need clearance for meetings Tue, Wed, Thu at Talbert House (need clearance) and First Step House (no clearance needed).  

Informed Group Conscience 12/22/2014

Cincinnati: Does Your Home Group Have A Voice in A.A. As A Whole? 12/22/2014  See Also

Mission Statement Area 56 12/22/2014

Cincinnati Intergroup has elected new officers. 12/22/2014

Cincinnati Men's and Women's Service Opportunity at 1617 Reading Rd: Call the Cincinnati Intergroup Central Office at (513) 351-0422  or send an email to  12/22/2014  

Cincinnati Women's Service Opportunity at First Step Home in Walnut Hills: The gals doing the Tuesday Night meeting have not been showing up for a while. They are looking for some ladies to come in and chair the meeting for their clients. This meeting is also open to the public so there is absolutely no clearance or other requirements. it is held weekly Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. Please pass the word at your home group; interested ladies can call the Cincinnati Intergroup Central Office at (513) 351-0422  or send an email to  12/21/2014  

Dayton's Saturday Night "Downtowners Group" will be moving to First Lutheran Church, 138 W. First St. (at Wilkinson), Dayton OH 45202 effective December 6, 2014. We meet from 8p-9p. 12/02/2014

The NEW Fairborn Big Book (and 12&12) study meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Fairborn OH (1130 Highview Dr., at the corner of Broad St., "on the hill") starting Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. Please feel free to announce this change at your meetings. Also, if you see any of our flyers, please pick them up and give them to Jenace or Alice for correction and redistribution. 11/28/2014

Vist the Dayton Area Intergroup Archives at Alco-Aides Club 

Area 56 Fiscal Policy approved 10/19/2014

Cincinnati Intergroup needs Volunteer Speakers for PI-CPC.   10/15/2014

Via Cincinnati Intergroup: Lutheran Church Downtown at Fourth and Sycamore is willing to open up for Meetings. 10/15/2014

A.A. Women Needed for Wednesday & Thursday 6:30 pm meetings at Cincinnati's First Step Home.  

Wednesday Night Georgetown A.A. Group has relocated to the Church of Jesus Christ, 402 N. Main St.,  Georgetown OH 

AA Grapevine asks groups to consider sending a GV subscription to correctional facilities,  healthcare providers etc.... 10-02-2014

Cincinnati Intergroup WAIF Radio Show
– Extends an open invitation to all past delegates and to the current delegate to come to the station on the first Monday of each month. The topic is the current Step/Tradition/Concept and your input would be greatly appreciated. Also an invitation to the Committee Chairs to schedule a time at the radio program to talk about your committee and what they are currently doing or planning to do. 10-02-2014

New Club in Dayton OH opening 10/01/2014: The Lifeboat,
78 N. Smithville Rd., Dayton OH 45403. In need of support, donations and time. Help us get this new club started! Welcome New and Old Groups Brunch and Lunch meetings Monday through Friday O.D. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your own food or eat on us (we mean with) Evening meetings 6 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday Mon: Walkin’ The Plank O.D. Tues: How To Chair A Meeting O.D. Wed: Liftin’ The Fog O.D. Thurs: Over Board O.D. Fri: Hands On Deck O.D. Nights At The Round Table C.D. Old Timers Meeting Day and Time to be announced Call Bob B. (937) 580-9711 for more information.  09/29/2014

The West Dayton Club is now called The Unity Center. 09/29/2014

Dayton Intergroup PI (Public Information) CPC (Cooperation with the Professional Community) Committee is in need of more help as it works to get public service announcements out to all local low-power and internet radio stations. The goal is also to revive the Books in Schools effort of a couple of years ago. 09/30/2014

Dayton Intergroup needs Chairs for the following committees: Corrections, PI/CP, Special Needs, Treatment. 09/30/2014

Cincinnati Intergroup needs an Archivist, a female co-chair for Bridge the Gap, a Spring Fling Chair, and a Thanksgiving Banquet Chair. 09/30/2014

Fairfield Variety Group (Fridays) has a New Starting Time of 7:00 PM as of 10/03/2014.

GLC in Independence KY right by Covington is in desperate need of outside support from men only to our meetings
, they are at noon 6 everyday of the week. 110 newcomers at your disposal guys! Also need rides to outside meetings you can call to leave your number if you're willing to take the new guys out GLC # is 859-359-4500. 09/21/2014

AAWS Website has been UPDATED - check it out! 09/17/2014

Not only the BB and 12x12 but also Daily Reflections, Living Sober, and Came to Believe are now available as e-Books. 09/17/2014

CURRENT ISSUE Box 4-5-9: .
Read the latest (or past) issue(s) of Box 459 HERE

As of 10/01/2014, AAWS Book Prices increase but S&H charges decrease.

This Month's Grapevine Featured Book:  Sober & Out – GV33 Sober & Out is a collection of stories by AA members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (and a few friends) from the pages of AA Grapevine. They share their experience, strength and hope with alcoholism as well as their personal struggles and hard-fought triumphs. The stories in this book show that—like most alcoholics—LGBT AAs struggle to fit in, stay sober and find peace in their lives. By working the Steps, following the Traditions, doing service, and finding a Higher Power, they are now living sober in the Fellowship of AA. Only $10.99 09/17/2014

Attraction & Action Meeting on Tuesdays, 10 PM, Cincinnati's Camel Club , 9020 Reading Rd., Reading OH 45215 09/17/2014

12x12=24 Meeting
on Wednesdays, 10 PM, Cincinnati's Camel Club , 9020 Reading Rd., Reading OH 45215

New YP 12&12 meeting Tuesdays at noon at Cincinnati's East Side Center! Come one come all, open to anyone with room for spiritual growth! 08-26-2014

New BIG BOOK Meeting on Friday Nights in Mt Orab
212 Church Street, off Rt 68, United Methodist Church, 7:30 pm, BYOBB 08-26-2014

Dayton's Introduction to the Steps Group Has Moved. 08-20-2014

New A.A. Pamphlet Now Available - Many Paths to Spirituality ​  08-20-2014

NAATW: 12 Statements of Technology - v5 08/08/2014 - What are the Principles & Responsibilities involved for addressing technology service in the fellowship? (exercise) 08-19-2014

Cincinnati Intergroup Needs Volunteers to take meetings into Correctional Institutions:
Several 12 Step opportunities via Corrections need meeting facilitators – contact Tina C. 513.205.4780 contact Joe A. 213.675.7632. Butler County Jail, Tuesdays at 7:00 pm men and women (speaker meetings), must have 3 years out and 1 year sober, call Jody 513.668.7716. 1617 Reading – Monday and Saturday, (men) call Joe. Turning Point, Woodburn Avenue, looking for vets to do a meeting in the Justice Center, call Tina. Adams Recovery Center, Loveland (women). Justice Center & Talbert House (women). 06/15/2014

Garwood's Report on 2014 General Service Conference

New Meeting in Tipp City: Back to Life Group 6 p.m. Sundays
at Brandt United Methodist Church 6805 E. U.S. 40. Open Discussion first 3 Sundays of the month, Lead on the last Sunday. 05/26/2014 Area 56 has 2 New Ad Hoc Committees: 1) What, When, & Where and 2) MiniConference as well as a Mission Statement! 05/20/2014

Cincinnati Central Office needs copies of Grapevines for institution meetings. 05/12/2014

Needs Support: Midweek at Midnight Group Wednesdays at  Midnight at Cincinnati's Dry Dock Club 

Adams Recovery Center is looking for women to chair meetings
The female unit is located between Loveland and Goshen and the men’s unit is in New Richmond.  Women interested in chairing can call 513-575-0968; men call 513-553-7300.  Meetings at the Womne's Unit are Sun-Th 5:45-6:45 pm and Fri-Sat  9-10 pm. Outside members do not need to be on a list to attend, only to chair, but must sign in as visitors.  Address (Women's Facility) Adams Recovery Center 1569 State Route 28 Loveland, OH 45140. Address (Men's Facility) Adams Recovery Center 1050 Old US Highway 52 New Richmond, OH 45147.  05/01/2014

New Open BB/Discussion Meeting Mondays 10 PM at Cincinnati's Tri-County Center

New B2B (Back-To-Basics) Meeting begins Wednesday 05/07/2014 at Springboro-Franklin Club. 4-Week Cycle. 04/10/2014

New Candlelight Meeting at Cincinnati's Eastside Center Friday nights starting April 11th.
Meeting will start at 10:30 pm, new chair person, great sobriety with great people. Hope to see you all there. 04/10/2014

New Meeting at Cincinnati's 405 Oak Street Center: Sunday Morning All Gratitude Meeting 10 a.m. Lead
(doors open at 9:15).. Each month a local home group will chair: April -The Big A May - Happy, Joyous and Free June - Delhi One. Thank you! Join us as we start the day with fellowship and a great AA message! 03/25/2014

New Meeting Districts 12/13 of Area 56: Monday nights starting  March 24th.
Queen of Peace Catholic Church in McCarthy Hall. 7pm to 8pm open discussion. 03/24/2014

New Meeting Fridays 6 PM Beckett Springs, W. Chester OH 

New 12& 12 Step Study Group Tuesdays 10 AM at 722 Washington St., Covington KY 03/21/2014

New Meeting Last Gaspers (O-BB) Mondays 6 PM at U.M. Church, 686 State St., Cincinnati 45204 

Cincinnati's Downtown Noon Discussion Group
has temporarily moved to 646 Main St., 45202 (next to Penn Station).  03/16/2014

Women Needed by Cincinnati Intergroup: Clermont County Corrections and River City Corrections.
Contact Tina C. 513.205.4780  03/16/2014

Needs Support: A.A. Meeting Thursdays 7 PM Psych Ward Good Samaritan Hospital Cincinnati.
Contact Carol K. 513.504.9498 03/16/2014

NEW Cincinnati AA MEETING started  FRIDAY 03/07/2014. Where: Oakley Community Center 3882 Paxton Ave
(in the Hyde Park Plaza next to Remke Grocery, formerly Biggs) When: 730 pm, Fridays. Format: Topic Discussion.  

New 12&12 Meeting at
1213 Club Thursdays at 5:30 PM. 02-20-2014

NEEDS SUPPORT: Sound A.A. Meeting Tuesdays at 6:30 pm at Cincinnati's Camel Club:  Read the 12&12 using tapes & discuss the contents. 01-30-2013

NEEDS SUPPORT: Cincinnati's  Spiritual Tools Group, Mondays at 5:30 PM. 8418 Reading Road (1 Blk N. of Galbraith on Metro Rt.43). Reading OH 45215 01-30-2013

New 12 & 12 Meeting on Wednesdays at 10 PM Begins 02/05/2014 at Cincinnati's Camel Club  01-30-2014

The Northern Kentucky AA Central Office is in need of contributions. Many AA groups in the Northern Kentucky, several large groups, in our area are NOT contributing anything to the NKY AA Central Office. All contributions are regularly posted on a large bulletin board at the AA Central Office and are available for public inspection. Our Seventh Tradition states, �Every AA group ought to be self-supporting.� The NKY AA Central Office provides a variety of services to the AA community. Please help �US� keep Alcoholics Anonymous financially solvent, so that �WE� can carry the message to the suffering Alcoholic. If you have a home group, consider taking the time to inquire if your group is making regular monetary contributions to the NKY AA Central office. If there are, questions or concerns regarding this matter please contact River Bill at Northern Kentucky Central Service Office, 859-491-7181,, 1545 Scott Street. Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Friday 10AM-5PM & Wednesday 12PM-7PM. Your faithful servant, Jim W. 01/21/2014

Cincinnati's Madisonville Group (Friday evenings) has disbanded. 01-04-2014

New Women's Meeting Cincinnati's East Side Center 7 pm Thursdays 12-17-2013


Twelve Tips on Keeping Your Holiday Season Sober and Joyous

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Male A.A. Members Needed as Pen-Pals for Prison Inmates: The Corrections Desk at G.S.O. needs more correspondents for male inmates.  They always assign pen pals at least three states away, for added security and you can always use the Area 56 P.O. Box as your address if you let us  know that you are using that address. 06/02/2013

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

New Website: AA Ohio Tri-Area Serving Portions of Ohio General Service Areas  53, 55, and 56 Serving Ohio counties of Allen, Auglaize, Darke, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Shelby, and Van Wert.  02/18/2013


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