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.
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.
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.
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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 OTHER EVENTS
Saturday, June 22nd - the UPPER BUCKS AA ORAL HISTORY RECORDING JAM hosted by SEPIA Archives Committee Bucks Zone will take place at the Deep Run Presbyterian Church, 16 Irish Meeting House Road, in Perkasie, PA 18944 from Noon until 3. Bring others and food. Interviews with AA's with 20+ years. More info: Stacey M. 267-736-0305.
Saturday, August 10th - a FELLOWSHIP PICNIC will take place from Noon until 6pm at the Sellersville Fire Company Picnic Grove. AA meeting at 5pm. Bring your family and friends. Games, fellowship, refreshments, prizes, face painting, book swap, activities for children. Hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage provided. No pets please!
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). Dance, bon fire, etc. Save the date!
Friday, July 19th - the 8 O'CLOCK AT WAYNE group is celebrating their 20th anniversary at St. Katharine of Siena Parish hall, Aberdeen and Midland Avenues in Wayne (19087); 7 pm pot luck dinner; 8 pm speaker meeting; food donations greatly appreciated.
Friday, July 19th - the DARBY YOUNG PEOPLE group will show a DVD of "History of A.A. in Philadelphia." at their meeting on 6/19 at 7:30pm at the Church of the Nazarene, 212 McDade Blvd. in Collingdale.
Sunday, September 15th - 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. (Next date is December 15.)
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, July 13th - the 309 UNITY groups at the Clubhouse, 445 Bethlehem Pike in Colmar will celebrate the 1st anniversary of their A.A. groups from Noon until Dusk. All are welcome.
Sunday, August 25th - the GLENSIDE groups located at the Glenside Center will have their Annual Summer Picnic from Noon until 6ish at the Alverthorpe Park Pavilion on Fox Chase Road in Jenkintown. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, corn on the cob and all the fixing. Desserts are need. Face painting for the kids and fun for everyone. Adults $8 - Children $6.
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.
Saturday, June 29th - there will be a TRADITIONS MADE SIMPLE WORKSHOP from 2 to 4 pm at the 4021 Club, 4021 Walnut Street. Come one, come all. Qustions? Call Kilroy W., 267-602-7229.
Saturday, June 29th - the WOMEN TO WOMEN CONFERENCE will hold its 50/50 drawing at Noon on 6/29 at the SEPIA office, 444 N. 3rd Street, 3rd Floor. All are welcome.
Saturday, July 6th - the VERNON PARK group will celebrate their 30th anniversary from 1:30 pm until 4 pm on 7/6 at Janes Memorial United Methodist Church, 47 East Haines Street (off of Germantown Avenue) in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Donations gratefully accepted. AA and Al-Anon speakers.
Saturday, July 27 - the first Planning Meeting for the MUSTARD SEED REUNION will take place at the SEPIA office, 444 N. 3rd Street, 3rd Floor from 2 pm to 4 pm. (Remaining dates for planning this event are: August 24th, September 28th and October 25th).
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.
Friday to Sunday, August 23-25 - SE REGIONAL WOMAN TO WOMAN SEMINAR in Hampton, Virginia. Theme: Women United in the Solution. More info? Call Marybeth at 804-822-6377.
Friday thru Sunday, October 18-20 - the 25th ANNIVERSARY FALL WEEKEND at Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, Michigan. Theme: Across All Barriers. More information? Contact Lansing Central A.A. at 517-377-1444.
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.