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)


March 24, 2019

Southern Illinois Area 21 Assembly
Hosted by District 16
Registration Fee $5.00
Lunch Cost $10.00
Wayne County Floral Hall
Wayne County Fairgrounds
W Main St,
Fairfield, IL 62837
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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
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 Fourm
Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport Hotel
Detroit, MI

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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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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July 2-5, 2020

International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous
Detroit, Michigan


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