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.

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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

September 20-22, 2019

National AA Technology Workshop
Hosted by Area 26 District 3 and surrounding districts
Holiday Inn University Plaza ~ Sloan Convention Center
1021 Wilkinson Trace
Bowling Green,KY 42103

more info:

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October 18-20 2019

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

click here for flyer/registration

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 8, 2019

Southern Illinois Area 21 Assembly
Hosted by District 14
St. Luke’s Parrish Center
225 North Church Street
Belleville, IL
Registration Start: 8:00 AM
Assembly Start: 9:00 AM
Registration – $5.00 / Lunch – $10.00

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February 20-23, 2020

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

March, 2020

Southern Illinois Area 21 Assembly
Hosted by District 18

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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June, 2020

Southern Illinois Area 21 Assembly
Hosted by District 11

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