The Southeastern Pennsylvania Intergroup Association of Alcoholics Anonymous welcomes you to its official web site. 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. We can help! Please call 215-923-7900.
The S.E.P.I.A. Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
WE NEED OUR BANNERS! Will anyone still holding on to SEPIA's banners, please return them. No questions asked.
Do you have an AA anniversary coming up? If so, how about showing your appreciation by contributing to your Intergroup? See link below to send in a donation.
NEWS ABOUT THE POPULAR TEE SHIRTS/HOODIES FROM ROUND UP !
NOTE FROM VICE-CHAIR, CHEF B.:
Due to quirks on-line, some of you pre-paid for T-shirts & Sweatshirts and haven’t received them. Please contact the SEPIA Office to make sure that we have the correct size. Thank you again for your patience!
And to those of you who wanted to make a purchase, but couldn’t because we ran out, we are in the process of placing an order. Please call the office (215-923-7900) or stop in (444 N. 3rd Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia) with your order by May 28, 2013.
The next Special Events Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 28th instead of the usual last Monday of the month due to Monday being Memorial Day in May.
HOW TO GET A TAX I.D. # FOR AA GROUP BANK ACCOUNTS
1. The form SS-4 for non-profit organizations can be found at the IRS website http://www.irs.gov/. Enter "SS-4" (no quotes) in their site's search box. If you have no access to the web, call 1-800-829-1040 (toll free) and ask the IRS to send you Form SS-4 for non-profit organizations. Explain that you only want the Tax I.D. # for banking purposes. Give the IRS your name and address for mailing the form to you.
2. Fill out the SS-4 form. If you have any questions, call 1-800-829-1040 again and ask for help completing the form.
3. When the form is completed: Fax it to 1-801-620-7115. The IRS will send you your Tax ID # by mail in 10-15 working days or fax it to your fax number within 5-7 working days. Put that # on your SS-4 form's upper right hand corner and make a photo copy of it for your group's records.
4. Mail the completed form SS-4 (with your Tax I.D. # in the upper right hand corner) to Internal Revenue Service, Ogden, UT 84291.
5. You now have Tax I.D. # to take to your bank.
NOTE: It is always a good idea to check the IRS website for the latest version of the SS-4 form and the current phone numbers and addresses for submitting you form.
LITERATURE ORDER FORM:
For your convenience, you can view our latest Literature Order Form, by clicking here: Printable Literature Order Form
Saturday, May 11th - The Unity Committee will host the FIVE-COUNTY ZONE FUN SHOP from Noon until 4 pm at the Princetom Presbyterian Church at 933 Baltimore Pike in Springfield, Delaware County. The theme is "We are not a glum lot."
Sunday, June 23rd - The Unity Committee will host the UNITY PICNIC at Neshaminy State Park, Pavilion #1, State Road at Dunks Ferry Road in Bensalem, Bucks County. Swimming pool ($8 fee), fishing, and kid-friendly. Noon to 5 pm. (rain or shine) Speaker meeting at 2 pm. Please bring a covered dish. Please mark the date.
Sunday, September 15th - the Prison Committee presents A PRISON COMMITTEE WORKSHOP on 9/15 at Noon until 4 pm at the SEPIA Office. Come learn how to get a badge in all counties; the guidelines used in prisons; all aspect of the Prison Committee; Temporary Contact. There will be guest speakers. A donation of food/water/set-u[p and break-down will be appreciated.
MEETING and ANNIVERSARY EVENTS
Friday, May 31st - the DOYLESTOWN GAY MEN'S DISCUSSION group is celebrating their 31st anniversary at 7 pm (Food/Fellowship) and 8 pm (Double Speakers) at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 84 East Oakland Avenue in Doylestown. (Use entrance in the back of church parking lot on Pine Street).
Friday to Sunday, October 25th, 26th and 27th - the DOWNINGTOWN YOUNG PEOPLES CONFERENCE- will have their annual 37th year conference in northern Chester County on the banks of French Creek (about 45 minutes from downtown Philadelphia). Save the date!
Sunday, June 16th - the BLUE MOON group of A.A. will host a new breakfast speaker meeting to be held on a quarterly basis at Drexelbrook Conference Center, 4700 Drexelbrook Drive, Drexel Hill (19026). Tickets $27 (whole tables of 10 available). For tickets contact Tom R. 877-870-2837, Ext 701; Dan B. 484-437-9368; or Bill R. 484-343-1856. (Other dates are September 15 and December 15.)
Saturday, June 1st - the NORRISTOWN group is having their Annual Picnic on this date. Details will be forthcoming.
(NOTE:) In order to accommodate the Norristown group, the Nooners Group of A.A. has changed the date of their anniversary to:
Saturday, June 8th - the KING OF PRUSSIA NOONERS group of A.A. will celebrate their anniversary at Church of Christ, 590 Valley Forge Road in King of Prussia. 11:00 am - Food, fun, fellowship; NOON - Speakers.
Wednesday, June 19th - the CEDARS group of A.A. will celebrate their 32nd anniversary from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Wentz's Church, 3246 Skippack Pike (Rt. 73) in Worchester, PA 19490.
Thursday, June 20th - the SCHWENKSVILLE group of A.A. will celebrate their anniversary from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Central Perkiomen Valley Park, 1 Plank Road (between Rts. 29 and 73) across Plank Road from the Old Mill House. Bring a covered dish, salad or dessert to add to the hamburgers, hotdogs, rolls and condiments provided by the group. Speaker at 6:30pm.
Saturday, May 18th - the NEW BEGINNINGS group of A.A. will celebrate their 8th anniversary at Episcopal Hospital, Front Street & Lehigh Avenue, 1st Floor, Lobby Area from 7:P00 pm to 9:00 pm. Food donations gratefully accepted.
Friday, May 24th to Monday, May 27th - there will be a MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ALKATHON at the 4021 Clubhouse in Philadelphia starting from 9 pm on Friday and ending at 7 pm on Monday. 45 Home Groups participating. Any questions, contact Phil R. (University Group) 215-796-3424 or Keith McD (Young Peoples group) at 267-408-3737. Come on out and enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!
Tuesday, May 28th - the 12 & 12 Group is sponsoring a NEWCOMERS WORKSHOP from 8 pm to 11 pm at the Mediator Lutheran Church, 2832 N. 28th Street in Philadephia. Bring a sponsee! Bring a newcomer!
Friday, May 31st - the NORTH PHILADELPHIA group of AA will celebrate their 53rd anniversary at East Bethel Baptist Church 1333 West Erie Avenue (enter on Park) at 7 pm. Food-fun-fellowship. All are welcome. Donations gratefully accepted.
Thursday, June 6th - the ONE PARKWAY group of A.A. will celebrate their 35th anniversary on June 6th at 6 pm at Arch Street United Methodist Church, Broad & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Food, fun and fellowship!
Sunday, June 23rd - the SUNSHINE group of A.A. willhost their ANNUAL GRATITUDE MEETING on 6/23 at 3 pm at the Calvary Church, Pulaski and Manheim.
2013 French Creek AA Campfire MeetingS have started up! They will run from April 27th through October - Food and fellowship starts at 4:30 pm; Saturday meeting starts at 7 pm. Bon fire, cooking grills supplied, dishes to share are welcomed. Open meeting of AA - all family members welcome, bring kids & pets (on a leash) & bring marshmallows!
Saturday and Sunday, May 18th - 19th - the CIRCLE OF HOPE ROUND UP (sponsored by Reading/Berks Intergroup) will be held at Rodeway Inn, 2545 N. 5th Street, Reading, PA 19605. Registrations forms are available at www.circleofhoperoundup.com .
Sunday, May 19th - Districts 25, 26, 27 & 28 are hosting a workshop from Noon until 3 pm on "AA Unity" at the SEPIA office, 444 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia.
Saturday, June 22nd - the NAAW (National Archives Workshop) PLANNING MEETING will be held at SEPIA, 444 N. 3rd street, in Philadelphia at 11 am. Any questions, call Mike G.610-212-0812.
Friday to Sunday, June 28th - 30th - the LIBERTY BELL ROUND UP will be held at the Ramada Philadelphia Airport Inn - soon to be a Clarion hotel - 76 Industrial Highway in Essington (19029). Visit their website: www.libertybellroundup.com .
August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th - the ANNUAL PENNSYLVANIA STATE CONVENTION will be held at the Holiday Inn East, 4751 Lindle Road in Harrisburg (17111). Theme - "Back to Basics". More info: www.aapastateconvention.com or call Tom L. at 814-934-2704.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
SEPIA is always in need of volunteers to help carry the message of recovery. You simply have to show up. Most committees do not have a length of sobriety requirement. There are several ways to get involved.