Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

I am responsible.
When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help,
I want the hand of A.A. always to be there.
And for that: I am responsible.

Area Handbook

68th General Service Conference Final Report (Anonymity_Protected_English)

67th General Service Conference Final Report (Anonymity_Protected_English)


April 27, 2019

Area 21 Pre-General Service Conference Workshop
Hosted by District 14
Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Church
625 Saint Nicholas Dr.
O’Fallon, IL 62269 
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May 11, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Area 21 Correction Workshop
Hosted by District 11
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
1 Bachrach Ct.
Decatur, IL 62526
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May 19-25, 2019

General Service Conference

June 2nd, 2019

Southern Illinois Area 21 Assembly
Hosted by District 7
Rolland Lewis Community Building
Veteran’s Memorial Park
800 S. 27th St.
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Registration: 7:30am – 9:00am
Assembly starts at 9:00am
Registration 5.00 / Lunch 10.00
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July 12-14 2019

East Central Regional Forum
Sheraton Detroit Metro
8000 Merriman Road
Romulus, MI 48174

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August 9-11, 2019

Illinois State AA Conference
Hosted by Area 20, District 43
Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel
$99 Conference Room rate
3000 Warrenville Rd,
Lisle, IL 60532
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click here for updated flyer/registration form (spanish)

September 8 2019

Southern Illinois Area 21 Assembly
Hosted by District 20
Wesley Village Community Center
1200 E. Grant Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Registration Start: 8:00 AM
Assembly Start: 9:00 AM
Registration – $5.00 Suggested Donation / Lunch – $10.00

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October 18-20 2019

East Central Regional Forum
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport
6401 South 13th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53221

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November 1-3 2019

National Corrections Conference
Doubletree at the Intercontinental
15747 John F Kennedy Blvd
Houston, TX 77032
more info at:
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December, 2019

Southern Illinois Area 21 Assembly
Hosted by District 14

July 2-5, 2020

International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous
Detroit, Michigan

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 $115.00 (USD) per attendee. Registration after April 15, 2020 will be $140.00 (USD) per attendee.


P.O. Box 459
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163

Payable to: General Fund

Southern Illinois Area 21
P.O. Box 95
Makanda, IL 62958

Payable to: Southern Illinois Area 21