Southern Illinois A.A. District 17

Sober Events and Service Opportunities

Sober Event

1st Annual  District 17  Old Timers Panel and Potluck

Saturday, September 22, 2018

What:         Old Timers Panel and Potluck

When:        Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

Where:       First United Methodist Church
                   Family Life Center
                   300 S. 17th St.
                   Herrin, IL. 62948
                   Potluck meal begins at 5:00 p.m.
                   Panel Meeting at 5:45 p.m.

14th Annual Devils Backbone AA Picnic

Sunday, September 30, 2018

What:            14th Annual Devils Backbone AA Picnic

When:            Sunday, September 30, 2018  Lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Where:           Grand Tower, IL. - Devils Backbone Campground

                        Hosted by the; Grand Tower- Anna - Murphysboro Groups

                        Barbeque & Refreshments provided; please bring a dish, salad or dessert for sharing
                        Speaker meeting, after lunch, 2-3 volunteers needed for 10-15 minute shares

From route 3, take Power Plant rd west > 3rd ave. south > 20th street west > park entrance
                         or, Grand Tower rd. west > 3rd ave. north > 20th street west > park entrance
                         or, Grand Tower rd. west > Levee rd. North > park entrance

More info:       Call Bill G. 618-687-1753

If your group has an imporant annoucement, or if you have an AA-related event you want us to know about, please e-mail it to us at

Service Opportunities:

District 17 Business Meeting - Marion, IL
Sunday, September 16, 2018

If you are a GSR for your group, please come and make your group's vote count at the next District Meeting! And if you're a member of AA and want to see how it all works, this is a great opportunity to observe! All AA members welcome.

      District 17 Business Meeting

WHEN:      Sunday,  September 16, 2018,  at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:   The Haven

             10289 Haven Rd. (directly across from Cambria Road, on Rt. 13)

              Carbondale, IL. 62901



2018 Illinois State Conference
August 17-19, 2018
                 Hosted by District 11 and Southern Illinois Area 21

WHAT:     2018 Illinois State Conference

WHEN:      August 17-19, 2018
WHERE:   Decatur Conference Center and Hotel
                   4191 W. US Highway 36
                   Decatur, IL. 62522
          Conference Code AA18

Cost:        Pre-Registration: $25 after August 13,2017.
                Registration will be $30 after January 1, 2018.

More info: Call Steve S. (217) 827-7952 or Lisa C. (217) 412-2511.

District 17 Corrections Committee

District 17 Corrections Committee is looking for volunteers to carry the AA message to inmates at the Vienna Correctional Facility.  If you have two years continuous sobriety and can spare one or two Tuesday nights a month, we need you.

Interested members can call Tony at 618-305-3986 or Lynn at 708-415-2594 for more info.