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.

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The S.E.P.I.A. Office Hours:   Monday thru Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

ATTENTION ALL GROUPS:  Please complete the Meeting Update form to indicate the most up-to-date information about your groups.  New directories will be printed in January 2015 and we need to have accurate information for all groups.  Click on form, print it out and send it to SEPIA as soon as possible.

Printable Group / Meeting Update form

 

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ROUND UP REGISTRATION

Now being accepted by mail.  Online registration available now. (See side menu)

Obtain printable registration form here,

or from your intergroup Representative, your zone coordinator 

or from the SEPIA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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75 years of AA in  Philadelphia 

AA in Philadelphia will be 75 years old in March 2015.  Plans have been finalized for the big birthday celebration for AA on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  The 75th annivesary event will have limited Parking and Seating so please car pool or take public transportation.   The event will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and Paul at 18th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 2 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015 for the meeting celebration and at 4 pm for food, fun and fellowship (limited space in hall).  All monetary contributions, please send to:  "75th AA anniversary in Philadelphia" and mail to C/O 75th anniversary Treasurer at P. O. Box 34024, Philadelphia, PA 19101.

Also, look for big PECO signage on March 6, 7 and 8 to state "Happy 75 years for AA in Philadelphia!" 

Follow up recap meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 pm at the SEPIA office, 444 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia.

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Unity Pitches 

Has your home group had a unity pitch?  Do you know what a unity pitch is?  The following group is having a unity pitch over the next few weeks.  Join the meeting to see what it is and schedule one for your own group soon by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Do you have an anniversary coming up?  If so, can you contribute in two ways to Intergroup for its twelve step work?  

INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS: anniversary donation form

HELPING WITH 12TH STEP CALLS: 12th STEP VOLUNTEER FORM

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  HOW TO GET A TAX I.D. #  FOR AA GROUP BANK ACCOUNTS

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 LITERATURE ORDER FORM:

For your convenience, you can view our latest Literature Order Form, by clicking here:   Printable Literature Order Form

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Group Contributions - 2011, 2012 and 2013 

NOTE:  If your records do not agree with this list, please let the office know.   

 See Current "Interviews" Newsletter Below:

 

"Interviews" Newsletter Archives

 ---2015 international info S.E.P.I.A. EVENTS

 

SEPIA Archives Committee CELEBRATES "Philadelphia 5 County AA Carries the Message" on SATURDAY, MARCH 21 from 9 am to 1 pm,  Come join in to see how AA was introduced to Europe as well as Fort Lauderdale, India, Wilmington, New Jersey, Up-state PA and Western PA and England.  Scones, soda bread and bewley's tea will be served and food donations accepted.

 

ANNUAL ROUND UP - April 10 to 12, 2015 at the Grand Hotel in Cape May New Jersey.  All are welcome.  Registration is $25.  Complete form and submit to SEPIA office at 444 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia.

 

MEETING EVENTS

BUCKS COUNTY:

Monday Fun Day Group - 6 pm As Bill Sees It and 7:30 pm Speaker/Topic meeting at the Chalfont United Methodist Church, 11 Meadowbrook Lane, Chalfont (18914)  

CHESTER COUNTY:  

Sunday, March 22 - the CHESTER COUNTY ZONE PRISON COMMITTEE is sponsoring a workshop from 1 to 3 pm at the Chester County Youth Detention Center, 501 S. Wawaset Road, West Chester.  Come learn about how the Prison Committee helps carry the AA message behind the walls and listen to presentations by former inmates, prison officials, and a discussion about current issues.  Bring your sponsor, bring a friend, all are welcome. Workshop Flyer

DELAWARE COUNTY: 

Saturday, March 21 - the PENNSCYPAA HOST COMMITTEE is presenting a COMEDY NIGHT at 8:30 pm for $10 donation with a speaker meeting at 7 pm at the Communuity Hall of Neumann University, One Neumann Drive, Aston (19014).  All are welcome.

Monday, April 20 - the NOT ALONG GROUP is celebrating their 26th anniversary at the Prospect United Methodist Church, Rt 420 & 8th Avenue, Prospect Park at 11 am.

NEEDS SUPPORT:  Tuesday nights at 7 pm - BIG BOOK BREAKDOWN at Trinity Unity Presbyterian Church at 360 N Oak Road in Clifton Heights (19018).  Help carry the message by reading the book.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY:  

AMBLER GROUP at the Upper Dublin Lutheran Church School at Butler and Susquehanna in Ambler needs support.  42 year old meeting meets at 8:30 pm on Friday nights.  All are welcome. 

Thursday, March 5 - the SOUDERTON BIG BOOK STUDY meeting is having their anniversary at 105 West Chestnut Street, food at 6:30 pm, 2 speakers at 7:30 pm.  All are welcome!

Tuesday, March 241 (4th Tuesday of eery month) - the local MONTGOMERY COUNTY ZONE Pubic Information (PI) and Cooperation with the Professional Communities (CPC) committee meets at St. Peter's Church on Easton Road in Glenside at 7 pm. All interested in serving on one of these commitees are welcome to attend.

Starting Monday, March 2 - The SOLUTION STEPS and TRADITIONS MEETING will be meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the 309 Unity Clubhouse, 445 Bethlehem Pike, Colmar (18915)

Friday, March 20 - ORELAND BEGINNERS is celebrating their 23rd anniversary at Christ's Lutheran Church, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Oreland (19075)  7 pm Food, 8 pm Meeting.  All are welcome!

PHILADELPHIA: 

West Philadelphia SPIRITUAL AWAKENING GROUP - from 6:30 to 8 pm on Friday's needs support. Holy Cross Baptist Church (corner house) 1903 Wynnewood Road.

Friday, March 13 - the 12 & 12 GROUP will be having their 38th anniversary at the Mediator Lutheran Church, 28th & Cambria Streets (2 blocks above Cambria) at 8 pm with two speakers Al-Anon & AA followed by food, fun and fellowship.

Saturday, March 14 - the 64th Anniversary of the PARKSIDE GROUP will be from 3 to 6 pm at Calvary Methodist Church, 801 South 48th Street.

Wednesday, March 18 - New S.T.O.P.P. meeting will be celebrating their 8th anniversary at 1710 Croskey St from 2 to 4 pm at the Bentley House between 22nd and 23rd street & Cecil B. Moore & Montgomery Ave.  AA & Al-anon speakers.  Food, fun, fellowship.

Saturday, March 21 - the WISTER GROUP is celebrating their 44th anniversary at the Oak Lane Presbyterian Church at 11th & Oak Lane at 7 pm.  AA and Al-Anon speakers. F-F-F  Donations gratefully accepted.

Saturday, April 18 - CONSCIOUS CONTACT GROUP invites all to their 27th anniversary from 10 am to 12:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Pilllings Hall at 6001 Germantown Avenue (19144).  Donations gratefully appreciated.

Saturday, April 18 - YOUNG MEN'S GROUP is celebrating their 51st anniversary at St. Katherine of Siena at 9700 Frankford Avenue at 7 pm.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Bring a dessert to share.

Saturday, May 2 - the SPRUCE HILL STEPPERS will be celebrating their 8th anniversary at 9 am to 11 am. Spruce Hill Community Center at 257 South 45th Street in West Philadephia. 

OTHER EVENTS (within Five County Area):

February 26 to 28, 2016 - LOLLAPALOOZA will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 4700 East Street Road, Feasterville.  $70 includes registration banquet dinner, ice craem social, hotel group rate $129 per night.  Information at:  www.lollapaloozaofaa.org

 

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 75th Anniversary of AA in Philadelphia at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th & the Parkway.  Event starts at 2 pm. Food, fun and fellowship at 4 pm.. Limited parking but plenty of seating for the 2 pm event.

 

Wednesday, March 18 at 7 pm - Recap Meeting - after the 75th Anniversary event to discuss feedback and any other issues about the event.

 

Friday, August 21 to Sunday Augsut 23 - the LIBERTY BELL ROUNDUP will be held in Philadelphia.  Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

 

OTHER EVENTS (Outside Five County Area):

 

April or May 2015 - COMBINED INTERGROUP WORKSHOP Exact date & Location to be determined.

 

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - Third Planning Meeting for the COMBINED INTERGROUP WORKSHOP at the Victory Baptist Church at 1 pm at 1059 Victory Circle, Reading (19605).  All are welcome to help plan this event for April.

 

Friday to Sunday, March 20 to 22 - Area 45 Southern NJ 51st annual General Service Convention at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2349 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill.  visit at snjaaconvention.org.

 

Friday to Sunday, June 12 to 14 - FOUNDERS DAY weekend in Akron Ohio - celebrating 80th anniversary of AA - Birthplace of AA.  Registration $20, package plans range from $130 to $180 per person.  Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

July 2 to July 5, 2015 - Online Registration continues for the INTERNATIONAL AA CONVENTION - 80 years!  To register online at www.aa.org go to International link for the 80th International Convention in Atlanta Georgia on July 2-5, 2015.

 

Pennsylvania Hospitality suite at International convention - joint venture with Areas 59 and 60 - in Atlanta, Georgia - help is needed.  Monetary donations:  Send to EPGSA Treasurer PO Box 222, Glenolden, PA 19036 - clearly mark check "Hospitality Suite 2015" Also, need volunteers at the hospitality suite in Atlanta - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more info or to sign up for a certain day/time.

 

REGISTRATION NOW BEING TAKEN FOR THE ROUND UP - Friday to Sunday April 10, 11 and 12, 2015 for the next SEPIA ANNUAL ROUND UP at the Grand Hotel of Cape May.   Obtain your registration form by sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Pre-registration strongly encouraged.  Deadline for pre-registrations is Monday, March 30, 2015.

 

  

 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.

  1. Volunteer at the SEPIA office. We ask one year of continuous sobriety to answer phones at the office. If you have less than a year, there are plenty of things you can do to help. For instance, we can always use help putting our newsletter, Interviews, together toward the end of each month.
  2. Get involved with one of our 12 Step Committees (Click Here). These committees meet at the SEPIA office, 444 N. 3rd Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) on the following nights:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday to Sunday, April 10 to 12, 2015

Come join in our annual ROUND UP. 

Theme:  Sand, Sun, and Serenity!

$25 per person to register

The Grand Hotel

Ocean & Philadelphia Avenues

Cape May, New Jersey