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Serving the Alcoholics Anonymous Community in Districts 33, 66 & 67...Berks County PA.

 


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Reading-Berks Intergroup is composed of member AA groups located within Districts 33, 66 and 67. These Districts are located in Berks County, Pa.  Reading-Berks Intergroup is one of 11 Intergroups currently existing in Area 59, Eastern Pennsylvania.
Reading-Berks Intergroup is not affiliated with any outside organization or institution. We exist as a central office to serve Alcoholics Anonymous groups in the Reading and Berks County areas.

Reading-Berks Intergroup meets as a group on the 4th Tuesday of each month at
Calvary Baptist Church, 
510 Park Ave Reading, PA 19611 at 7:30 PM

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The AA Preamble

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 AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

AA 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 achieve sobriety.

Copyright © The AA Grapevine, Inc. Reprinted with permission.

 


For more information on the Districts that compose Reading-Berks Intergroup 
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DISTRICT PAGES   

The Twelve Steps
The Twelve Traditions

The Twelve Concepts

  Circle & Triangle: AA Logo

Central (Intergroup) Offices
and Answering Services
for the US & Canada

Information on AA:
What We Do and Don't Do.

"Mikey the Bookworm" says "Read the Literature" A.A. World Services

Identification Is: 
'The Essence of our Common Bond'

The Legacy of Recovery   
Regarding Non-Alcoholics speaking at 
AA Meetings. Writing by a 
Cofounder of AA, Bill W. 

How Do You Make An Old-Fashioned
12-Step Call?
AA Guidelines from G.S.O.

Reading Intergroup is the active 12-step service arm of the Districts that it serves. Intergroup is often where the alcoholic in need first calls for help. Although Intergroups operate independently of A.A.'s worldwide service structure, it is a vital part of the local Fellowship. Intergroup is supported by the voluntary contributions of local AA Groups.

A reading from our history.........
"Cities and areas had their own special service problems. Unable to reach A.A. on the phone, alcoholics and their families got discouraged as they tried to contact us. This caused needless suffering and sometimes loss of life. Hospitals also became tired of slapdash, irresponsible admittance of patients into their institutions. This condition was not simplicity at all; it was complication. Sponsorship into these places and out of them became imperative; otherwise the hospitals might get fed up and quit. Ignoring the cries of "Let us keep it simple," and goaded by the sheer necessity of the situation, responsible old-timers in such areas would often hire a small office and a paid secretary, and would then act as a management committee for the service center. Next, the old-timers would ask the surrounding groups for voluntary contributions.

When these failed to meet the needs of the simple and inexpensive setup, they often went into their own pockets. If the newly hired secretary happened to be an A.A. member, this was a sure-fire cause for trouble. The often-frightened little gal soon learned that she was considered a "professional A.A.," making money out of it. Of course this was unfounded because primarily she was doing a secretarial job. Over the years the areas learned the same lessons the groups did. They found what was necessary to make an A.A. area function, and what was not. Out of this long travail and struggle, A.A.'s present Intergroup or area Central Offices have emerged. In scores of cities they are doing a vitally necessary job."

Reprinted from AA Comes of Age, Pages 142-3, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.
 

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