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

Please review this draft of Handbook Appendix X regarding preparation for hosting a Pre-General Service conference and provide feedback to your GSR or DCM. to take affect spring 2021
APPENDIX X REVISED for Assembly review

68th General Service Conference Final Report (Anonymity_Protected_English)

67th General Service Conference Final Report (Anonymity_Protected_English)


 Upcoming Events


February 20-23, 2020

56th International Women’s Conference.
JW Marriott Hotel
10 S West St.,
Indianapolis, IN 46204

March 8, 2020

Southern Illinois Area 21 Assembly
Hosted by District 18
Edwardsville Moose

Registration Start: 8:00 AM
Assembly Start: 9:00 AM
Registration – $5.00 / Lunch – $9.00

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March 13-15, 2020

The Illinois State Conference of Young People in Alcoholics

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March 28, 2020

Area 21 Pre-General Service Conference Workshop
Hosted by District 19
Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Church
625 Saint Nicholas Dr.
O’Fallon, IL 62269

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April 19-25, 2020

General Service Conference
Rye Brook, NY

June 7, 2020

Southern Illinois Area 21 Assembly
Hosted by District 11
Hickory Point Township Offices and Banquet/Conference Center
201 W. North St.
Decatur, IL 62522

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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.


September 11-13, 2020

National AA Technology Workshop
Bellevue, WA

November 13-15, 2020

National Corrections Conference
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
1800 E Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

2020 corrections conference



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