Southern Illinois A.A. District 17

Sober Events and Service Opportunities

Sober Events

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 

Devil's Backbone AA Picnic - Grand Tower, IL
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Come and enjoy the 13th annual Devil's Backbone AA Picnic brought to you by the Grand Tower-Anna-Murphysboro Groups.

      Devil's Backbone AA Picnic

WHEN:      Sunday, September 24, 2017
                   Lunch 12:30 pm - BBQ & Refreshments Provided, please bring a salad or  dessert for sharing.
                   Speaker meeting after lunch.

WHERE:   Devil's Backbone Park
                    Brunkhorst Ave., Grand Tower, IL 62942
                   Everyone Welcome
MORE INFO:  Call Bill G. (618) 687-1753

Service Opportunities:

SIA 21 Corrections Conference
Saturday, October 7, 2017

                   Hosted by District 13

WHAT:     SIA 21 Corrections Conference

WHEN:      Saturday, October 7, 2017
                    Breakfast begins at 8:00 am - Conference begins at 9:00 am.
WHERE:   Mother of Dolors Parish Center
                   705 W. St. Clair Street
                   Vandalia, IL. 62471
                   Stephanie Waggoner- Warden Vandalia Correctional Center
                   Mike T. - Found A.A. while incarcerated
                   Humble A.A. Member- wishes to remain anonymous on flyer
                   Lynn D. & Ed H.- Area 21 Corrections Committee Co- Chairs

More info: Dave M. 618-292-4546 or visit our website


National Corrections Conference
November 10-12, 2017

WHAT:     National Corrections Conference
                  1st National Corrections Conference for North America
WHEN:      November 10-12, 2017
WHERE:   Doubletree Hotel
                   1973 Craigshire
                   St Louis ,MO. 63146
                   $109 per night for a hotel room. Please contact the hotel to reserve your room. Room is seperate from event registration.

COST:     Registration: $30; Banquet: $30; Registration at door: $35. Donations accepted.
                Registration,Banquet,Donation and Hotel cutoff date 10/15/2017.

More info : Conference Chair: John S. 314-413-5939;  PI Chair: Jeff H. 978-902-2680


District 17 Business Meeting - Marion, IL
Sunday, November 19, 2017

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
:      Sunday,November 19, 2017,  at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:    Illinois Star Centre Mall - Community Room
                   3000 West DeYoung Street, Marion, IL
                     Enter mall to the left of the main Target entrance.  Turn left in the connecting hallway.
                     Community Room is on the left.

Southern Illinois Area 21 Assembly - Edwardsville, IL.
Sunday, December 10, 2017

If you are a GSR for your group, please come and make your group's vote count at the next Area Assembly! 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.

     Area 21 Assembly - Hosted by District 18

WHEN:     Sunday, December 10, 2017,  Registration begins at 7:30am- 9:00 with Doughnuts and Coffee;  Assembly begins at 9:00 am.

WHEREEdwardsville Moose Lodge 1561
                  7371 Marine Rd.
                  Edwardsville, IL. 62025

COST:       Registration: $5.00
                    Lunch: $9.00 ; Fried Chicken, Mashed potatoes, Green beans, Corn, and Rolls
HOTELS:  Super 8
                   910 Edwardsville Rd.

                   Troy,IL. 62294
                    Super 8 Hotel at intersection of I-55 and Highway 162- Exit 18
                    Please reserve a room under AAArea- before December 1, 2017
                    Room cost $60 per night + tax for 2 queen size beds.

                                                      Saturday- December 9, 2017
                Saturday Night Library Group- Open AA Meeting 7:30 - 9:00 pm
                St Mary's Catholic Church
                1802 Madison Ave.
                 Edwardsville, IL. 62025
                 Meeting in basement

                District 18 Contacts:
                Jane-618-616-3587; Micki- 618-334-4035; David- 618-855-3401; Carl- 618-920-7957

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

WHAT:     2018 Illinois State Conference
:      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.