“Our Twelfth Step—carrying the message—is the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship gives; this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence. Therefore, A.A. is more than a set of principles; it is a society of alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been given the truth may die. Hence, an A.A. Service is anything whatever that helps us to reach a fellow sufferer – ranging all the way from the Twelfth Step itself to a ten-cent phone call and a cup of coffee, and to A.A. ’s General Service Office for national and international action. The sum of all these services is our Third Legacy of Service.”
Reprinted from the A.A. Service Manual, Page S1. With permission of A.A. World Services, Inc. A.A. and Alcoholics Anonymous are registered trademarks of Alcoholics Anonymous Services, Inc.
Whenever anyone, anywhere reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. to always be there;and for that I Am Responsible.
A Declaration of Unity
Service is Dead"
This we owe to A.A.'s future; to place our common welfare first; to keep our fellowship united. For on A.A.. unity depend our lives, and the lives of those to come.
District 25 is part of Area 59 of Alcoholics Anonymous. Area 59 covers the entire eastern half of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania stretching from the Delaware River to the western border of Tioga, Clinton, Centre, Mifflin, and Juniata Counties while also including parts of Huntingdon and Fulton Counties. Overall, Area 59 is comprised of a total of forty-six (46) geographical districts as well as a special linguistic district covering all of the Spanish speaking groups located throughout the Area. A total of eleven (11) intergroup associations currently operate within the boundaries of Area 59 including a special Spanish speaking intergroup association based in the Philadelphia Area . The Area 59 Committee meets quarterly and the annual Eastern PA General Service Assembly takes place each Novermber.
Welcome to District 25 AA
SEPIA - Southeastern Pennsylvania Intergroup of Alcoholic Anonymous. SEPIA covers the Southeastern Pennsylvania area, including the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery. Our primary purpose is to carry the message of recovery to the alcoholic who still suffers. If you want to drink, that’s your business; if you want to stop, it’s ours.
District 25 is located in the Northwestern section of Philadelphia, PA and comprises parts of Andorra, Chestnut Hill, East Falls, Germantown, Manayunk, Mt. Airy, Oak Lane, Olney and Roxborough neighborhoods. District 25 meetings are held monthly, on the first Tuesday, to discuss issues relevant to AA general service as well as issues confronting the individual local groups. These meetings provide a forum for communication between General Service Representatives (GSR's) and the District Committee Member (DCM). GSRs bring group considerations to the attention of the DCM and the DCM brings issues discussed at the Area level that are relevant to AA as a whole to the attention of the GSR's. The District Meeting is key to proper communication between the Area Delegate, the General Service Conference, and the individual group member.
Third Legacy of Service
(Please Direct Any other Questions to the Appropriate District Officer by going to theDISTRICT OFFICERS link above.)