Area 59 District 22 GSR Meeting Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

*2nd Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 p.m.

DCM: Bridget M. 267-432-1899

ADCM: Elena B. 484-809-1477

Treasurer: Arretta S. 215-208-7342

Officer-at-Large: Tom G. 215-209-9240

Secretary: Michelle K. 215-930-2102

  1. Open Meeting with the Serenity Prayer
  2. Read and discussed Tradition & Concept of the Month

III. District 22 Groups Roll Call

  1. 12 Rewards-
  2. A Way Out Group
  3. Auctus Group
  4. Breakdown the Book Group
  5. Bustleton Beginners Group
  6. Bustleton Group-
  7. Cottman Ave Group
  8. First Three Steps Group
  9. Follow the Path Group
  10. Fox Chase Group
  11. Gas Works Group
  12. Hand of God Group
  13. Hope Faith Group
  14. J.A.M. Group
  15. Keeping It Real Group
  16. Keep it Simple Group
  17. Life or Death Group
  18. Man Cave Group
  19. Mayfair-Holmesburg Group
  20. Mayfair Mens Group
  21. Mens ER Group
  22. Morrell Park Women’s Group
  23. New Bustleton Group
  24. N.U.T.S. Group
  25. Pennypack Park Group
  26. Rockledge Monday Niters Group
  27. Samurai Group
  28. Second Chance Group-(Tyson & Hawthorne Monday’s @7pm-8pm)
  29. Serenity Group
  30. Sober Sisters Group
  31. Somerton Group
  32. Somerton Reality Group-
  33. Stepping on the Line
  34. Stepping Stones Group
  35. Tacony Group
  36. T.I.M.E. Group
  37. Together on Tuesday Group
  38. Tradesmen Group
  39. Up for Grabs Group
  40. We Are Not Saints Group- ( Basketball @6pm until around 7:30 (In the Gym Outback is where they’re playing basketball), then the meeting starts @8pm-9pm- @ 7360 Jackson St. Philadelphia, PA 19136- Everyone is welcome)
  41. Wissinoming A.M. Group
  42. Young Men’s Northeast Group
  43. Young Women’s Group
  44. Russian Speaking Sober Philly @ 9:30 PM- 10:30 PM Located @ 8600 Krewstown Rd, Philadelphia PA 19115
  1. 7th Tradition basket is passed.


  1. Secretary’s Report: Michelle

– Report accepted

  1. Officer-at-Large Report: Tom

VII. DCM Report: Bridget Accepted

  • Upcoming Area Events: See for additional information
  • February 17th: Monday night beginners 37th anniversary, 7:30-9:30pm @First Baptist church, 18 E. 3rd St, Media PA, 19063
    • February 23rd-25th– Neraasa weekend ( NERAASA 2020: A Clear Vision For You, Radisson Nashua, 11 Tara Blvd., Nashua, NH, 03062
    • February 29th- District 56 Workshop: “Unitt Pitch”, 5-8pm @ St.Christopher’s church, 116 Lancaster Pike, Oxford, PA, 19363
    • March 7th: 80th anniversary of AA In Philadelphia, 4-7pm @ St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 817 N. 7th St. Philadelphia PA, 19123
    • March 8th: Quarterly Area Meeting, Time and Location TB
    • March 14th: District 38 & 67 Workshop: “The AA Homegroup”, 10AM-3PM (doors open @ 8am) @ St.James UCC, 321 S. limerick Rd, Limerick, PA 19468
    • March 26th-29th: XVIII Annual Eastern Area Convention of Young People in AA (EACYPAA) @ The Westin Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
    • March 28th: District 56 Workshop: “We are not a glum lot”, Jennersville Willowdale Chapel, 111 Vineyard Way, West Grove PA, 19390
    • March 29th: Chalfont Sunday 37th anniversary, 6:30-9PM @ Chalfont United Methodists Church, 11 Meadowbrook Ln, Chalfont PA 18914
    • April 4th: District 22 Workshop 11AM-3PM (Doors open @10AM) @ Wissinoming United Methodist Church, 4419 Comly st. Philadelphia, PA, 19104
    • April 5th: Pre Conference sharing Session, 9AM-4PM @ University of the Sciences (McNeil Science & Technology Center), 723 South 43rd St. Philadelphia PA, 19104
  • *** District meetings should be talking about area events ***Anyone can go to these events

VIII. ADCM Report: Elena 


  1. Treasurer’s Report: Arretta- Accepted

              Old                     New

Opening Balance: $2057.69          $2131.69

Basket:                    $24.00                $27.00

Donations:             $50.00              $50.00 (Keep It Simple Group)

Sub-Total:              $2131.69           $2208.69

Deductions:           $0.00             $40.83 (For Literature)

Ending Balance:   $2131.69           $2167.86

  1. Committees: Accepted
  • Visitation: Volunteers are Ruthie, Sean, Dan, Larry, and Tom.

(Bustelton Beginners group, Hope Faith Group, Keeping It Real Group, Mayfair Men’s Group, Men’s ER Group, Morrell Park Women, New Bustleton Group)

Bustelton Beginners St.Bernards @7pm Tuesday in the Rectory. Melissa is going to check out Christ of King 

  • Web Site: Tom volunteered to help update the Website: monthly notes, events, etc.;

(GSR Orientation guide is posted as  PDF)

  • Literature Committee:  Volunteer every month to pick one piece of literature and speak on it at each district meeting.

(Talk about the piece of literature we read at homegroup)

  1. Traditions Committee- Life or Death Every Thurs 6pm

January Traditions: #3-7 

  • February 6th Tradition 8: John Mc I was
  • February 13th Tradition 9: Ruth
  • February 20th Tradition 10: Kevin M.
  • February 27th Tradition 11: Kevin D.

March Traditions: #12, 1-3 

  • March 5th tradition 12: Dan S.
  • March 12th tradition 1:Joe
  • March 19th Tradition 2: Nelson
  • March 26th Tradition 3: Bob H

** If you are not able to make the meeting, PLEASE call Tom, Bridgette, Arretta, Or Michelle and let them know (You can find all 4 of their numbers on the first page in the upper left hand corner). You can ALSO contact Lou if you can’t make it! 

Lou’s Phone number is: (267)-622-5922

Take your own Tradition book – they’re in short supply.

XII. Old Business: Accepted

  • NARASA (Area Event) Coming up on 2/21-2/23- In Nashua, NH

XIII. New Business: Accepted

  • NARASA (Area Event) Coming up on 2/21-2/23- In Nashua, NH
  • New “Russian Speaking Sober Philly” Meeting- Thursday night @ 9:30 PM Located @ 8600 Krewstown Rd, Philadelphia PA 19115
  • Workshop on the 29th: How the district cooperates in area affairs
  • Pay for Bridgette to go to NARASA( $328.00- registration and room costs)
  • Have district inventory next meeting
  • GSR’s should start advertising to donate to the district

*Area chairperson/all delegates want to come visit our meeting* 

XIV. Next Meeting Date: March 10th, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.

XV: End Meeting with The Responsibility Pledge