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 membership is a desire to stop drinking.
What is NEPAIG?
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Area Intergroup Association (NEPAIG), was formed by Northeastern PA area A.A. groups and helps the groups fulfill their primary purpose – carrying the A.A. message to still-suffering alcoholics. NEPAIG has been an information exchange center for A.A. groups in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area.
The purpose of the NEPAIG is the administration and coordination of Alcoholics Annoymous activities common to the various groups comprising the NEPAIG’s membership.
The NEPAIG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit company that has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organization. In accordance with the Seventh Tradition, NEPAIG is financed solely by contributions from A.A. groups and individual A.A. members, including sales of Conference-approved literature and anniversary coins, and net proceeds of NEPAIG annual events.
NEPAIG operates in accordance with its By-Laws.
What Does NEPAIG Do?
With the support of A.A. group contributions and volunteer A.A. service members the NEPAIG coordinates the following services.
A.A. Hotline/ Help Line
The Hotline Coordinator service member manages the A.A. hotline for NEPAIG. A.A. members volunteer service to answer phone calls daily 24/7, (570) 654-0488; (800)640-7545.
The Website Committee volunteer service members design’s, maintains, posts area events, updates meeting changes and updates the NEPAIG website. Committee communicates meeting updates, meeting cancellations, new meetings, events and website posts via text blast to participating A.A. members.
The Central Office Committee volunteer service members sells Conference-approved literature and anniversary coins at the NEPAIG Central Office Store, 422 N Main St, Pittston, PA 18640. Store hours are Saturday 10am – 2pm and 2nd Tuesday of the month 5pm – 6:30pm. Committee supports printing for all area groups and committees. Committee prints monthly meeting lists, Newletter, flyers and NEPAIG minutes for the monthly NEPAIG General Membership IGR Meeting held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, Queen of the Apostles School Building, 715 Hawthorne St, Avoca, PA 18641 at 7pm.
Responds to Correspondence
NEPAIG responds to letters and emails regarding contributions, meeting changes, literature, meeting cancellation, events, public information, and requests for information about A.A. from interested person, such as students, professionals, and alcoholics and their families.
Carries The A.A. Message into Facilities
The Corrections Committee and Institutions Committee volunteer service members brings A.A. meetings into treatment centers, shelters, hospitals, and prisons throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Corrections Committee supplies A.A. conference approved literature to prisons throughout the area.
Helps Alcoholics Transition From Institutions to Meetings
The Bridging the Gap Committee volunteer service members connects alcoholics transitioning out of treatment centers and prisons with A.A. members who bring them to their first A.A. meeting outside the facilities.
The Public Information Committee volunteer service members provides information about A.A. through pamphlet racks and books in public library’s, doctors offices, schools, police stations, court houses and magistrate offices.
The Newsletter Committee volunteer service members publish the monthly newsletter and distributes to Northeastern Pennsylvania area members “The Messenger, Our Journey Through Recovery”. Members can share their experience, strength & hope by submitting stories, anniversary and events by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Archives Committee volunteer service members maintains NEPAIG and group members history at the NEPAIG Central Office.
NEPAIG hosts several annual events with support from the Activities Committee volunteer service members. Annual events include: H2H Dinner/Dance, Sober Stock and Halloween Custom Party/Dance.