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

We will be closed on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014 to celebrate the

THANKSGIVING DAY FEDERAL HOLIDAY.

 

NEW EVENT!

FIVE-COUNTY GRATITUDE BREAKFAST

SUNDAY, NOVEMER 9, 2014

Time:  9 am to 12 noon                             Ticket price:  $20

Where:  Red Clay Room, 423 Dalmation Street, Kennett Square (19348)

Chester County (location phone # 610-444-3573)

Free On-site parking; Buffet style breakfast; only 400 tickets will be sold.  No tickets sold at the door.  Ticket sales end on Monday, Novemer 3.  Contributions and/or donations towards auction off of gift baskets would be greatly appreciated.  Purchase tickets online or from a Special Events Committee member or your Zone Coordinator or at the SEPIA office at 444 North 3rd Street Philadelphia or call 215-923-7900 to use a credit card.

 

AA in Philadelphia will be 75 years old in March 2015.  Plans are underway to have a big birthday celebration for AA on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  Planning meetings are being held now.  Come on out to help plan this big event.  Next Planning Meeting is Thursday, November 20 at 7 pm at the SEPIA office.  All are welcome to come help.  Actual event will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and Paul at 18th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 2 pm on March 7 for the celebration and at 4 pm for food, fun and fellowship,  Monetary donations are needed at this time so please send checks payable to "75th AA anniversary in Philadelphia" and mail to C/O 75th anniversary Treasurer at P. O. Box 34024, Philadelphia, PA 19101. 

 

 

 2014 Round UP Beach Meeting Photo

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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

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HELPING WITH 12TH STEP CALLS...

12th STEP VOLUNTEER FORM

  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.   

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"Interviews" Newsletter Archives

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

Wednesday, October 22 - the next PLANNING MEETING for the 75th Anniversary of AA in Philadelphia will be held at the SEPIA office at 7 pm.  All are welcome to help plan this event..    

  

NEW CLOSED AA ARCHIVES MEETING - on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm at the SEPIA office - a taped closed speaker meeting with 1 or 2 long-time AA members.  All AA members are welcome to attend.  If you have over 20 years of continuos sobriety and want to be taped, please contact Brian Q (Archivist) or one of the Archives committee members. Call SEPIA office at 215-923-7900 and the office will pass your name and information out to the committee.

 

 

 

 MEETING EVENTS

BUCKS COUNTY 

Monday, October 27 - SOBRIETY FIRST is celebrating their 27th anniversary from 7 to 9 pm at St. Mike's (Rte. 13 & Levittown Parkway) 130 Levittown Parkway.  Two speakers, food, fun and fellowship. 

Thursday, November 13 - MIRACLE GROUP is celebrating their 2nd anniversary at Assembly of God Church, 319 Walnut Street, Bristol.  Food at 7 pm.  Meeting at 8 pm.

CHESTER COUNTY:  

Tuesday, October 28 - The WEST CHESTER GROUP is celebrating their 64th anniversary.  Food and fellowship at 6:30 pm; meeting at 7:30 pm.  Bring a covered dish to share, bring a newcomer.  The Church of the Holy Trinity, High & Union Streets, West Chester (19382)  All food donations gratefully appreciated.

Sunday, November 9 - the THIRD GRATITUDE BREAKFAST is being held at the Red Clay Room at 423 Dalmatian Street, Kennett Square (19348) at 9 am to noon.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the SEPIA office by calling 215-923-7900.  Donations of gift bakets can be dropped off at the SEPIA office and are greatly appreciated. All are welcome!.

Saturday, November 29 - the NEW CHESTER GROUP is celebrating their 43rd anniversary at 8 pm at the Blessed Katherine Drexel Church at 2nd and Norris Street in Chester (19013)  F-F-F donations accepted.

Sunday, November 30 - the NEW UPLAND GROUP is celebrating their 35th anniversary at 8 pm at the City Team 7th and Sproul Street in Chester (19013)  F-F-F donations accepted.

DELAWARE COUNTY: 

Upper Darby groups are celebrating their 69th anniversary with a banquet on Saturday, November 8 from 7 to 11 pm at Pica's at 7809 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby.  Tickets;  $30

MONTGOMERY COUNTY:  

Tuesday, October 28 (last Tuesday of eery month) - the local MONTGOMERY COUNTY ZONE Pubic Information and Cooperation with the Professional Communities 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.

Saturday, November 1 - HALLOWEEN PARTY at 7 pm at the 309 Unity Clubhouse at 445 Bethlehem Pike, Colmar.  Freaky food, frightful fun, ferocious fellowship, dj, dancing, costume constest.  $5 donation appreciated and food donations welcome!

MANDATORY Volunteer Orientation Training from 7 to 8 pm.  In order for your volunteer status to remain current you must attend this orientation.  You must RSVP to reserve a space in this training to the following people:  Drew Deagler, Chaplain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 610-635-7244 or Gary Chesney, Director of Inmate Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 610-635-7239.  Failing to register will not reserve a spot for this training.  Failure to attend this training will prevent you from participating in any of the volunteer programs. 

PHILADELPHIA: 

Tuesday, October 7 - the HANDS OF HOPE meeting at 8 pm at Grace Chuch on Gowen and Ardeigh Streets in Mount Airy will have a hearing impaired interpreter at this meeting.  The group would like to bring back the service of having an interpreter at each weekly meeting if there is a need for this service.  Please bring anyone you know to this meeting to support this service to our hearing impaired members.

Wednesday, October 22 - PHILLY SPEAKER GROUP - a new one hour Speaker meeting with fellowship at 7 pm and open meeting at 8 pm.  University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street Philadelhpia (19104)  Meeting held in sanctuary, free parking available in lot behind church.

Saturday November 8 - the SUNSHINE GROUP is having their 35th anniversary at Holsey Temploy 5305 Germantown Avenue (19144) at 2 pm.  Not their normal meeting place or time but donations gratefully accepted.  For more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

OTHER EVENTS (within Five County Area):

 

Wednesday, October 22 - the next PLANNING MEETING for the celebration of AA's 75th birthday in Philadelphia is being held at the SEPIA office at 7 pm.  All are welcome to help with the planning of this event to be held in March, 2015.  Contributions from individuals and groups are needed to make this event possible.  Checks payable to:  75th AA Anniversary in Philadelphia C/O 75th Anniversary Treasurer PO Box 34024 Philadelphia PA 19101

 

DOWNINGTOWN YOUNG PEOPLE's CONFERENCE - Friday to Sunday, October 24 to 26, 2014 - at Camp Innabah 712 Pughtown Road in Pughtown PA 19475  Register online at:  dypcaa.org  Early registration starts at $100 for the whole weekend which includes lodging, meals and halloween dance! 

 

Friday thru Sunday, October 24-26, 2014 - the NORTHEAST WOMEN TO WOMEN CONFERENCE will be held at the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel & Resort, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia (19406).  For more information, please contact the chairperson Diane at 267-825-0320 or co-chair Rasheeda at 215-424-9521.

 

Saturday, November 1-GO TO ANY LENGTH (a running group) sponsoring an Inaugural run from 8 amd to 9 am (rain or shine) at the Wissahickon Valley Park.  Running group open to anyone who wants to get or stay sober.  We welcome beginning and experienced runners.  Meet at Northwestern Avenue and Forbidden Drive in the park near Northwestern Avenue and Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill.  Beginners:  gentle warm up, 1 mile run at slow pace.  Experienced:  up to 5 mile run on packed gravel at easy pace.  After run, open sharing, with closing and then fellowhip breakfast at Bruno's.  Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - the Pennscypaa Host Committee presents:  COMEDY NIGHT - $10 at Comunity Hall of Neumann University One Neumann Drive Aston (19014) located directly behind Miranda Center) featering Peggy,Tommy, Dan and Dan.

 

Sunday. November 9 - SEPIA's Five County 3rd Gratitude Breakfast will be held from 9 am to 12 noon at the Red Clay Room at 423 Dalmation Street in Kennett Square (19348)  Tickets:  $20.   No Tickets will be sold at the door.  Contributions and/or donations towards auction off of gift baskets would be greatly appreciated.  Purchase tickets online or from a Special Events Committee member or your Zone Coordinator or the SEPIA office staff at 215-923-7900

 

OTHER EVENTS (Outside Five County Area):

 

Sunday, November 2 - Harrisburg Share A Day - Cumberland Valley Intergroup along with Area 59 - noon to 4 pm - Borough Hall, 20 Market Street, Wormleysburg (17043).

 

October 30 to November 2 - the 53rd Annual HAWAII CONVENTION at the Ala Moana Hotel.  More information:  www.annualhawaiiconvention.com

 

Friday thru Sunday, November 14 to 16, 2014 - EPGSA Convention and Assembly - Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center, 2300 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602  For more information please contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.area59.org

 

Online Registration has started! - 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.

 

NEXT ROUND UP - SAVE THE DATE!  Friday to Sunday April 10, 11 and 12, 2015 for the next SEPIA ANNUAL ROUND UP at the Grand Hotel of Cape May.

 

  

 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: