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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INTERGROUP NOON MEETING

will be celebrating their 14th anniversary on

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12 noon. 

Two speaker meeting.  All are welcome.  SEPIA office - meeting at noon, food at 1 pm.  Donations gratefully accepted.

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ROUND UP REGISTRATION

Now being accepted by mail.  Online registration will open January 19,2015. (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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Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) Committee 

needs members for an informational event!

On Tuesday, January 27 and Thursday, January 29 from 2 to 4 pm,

Drexel University has requested AA members to address and educate Medical Students about what AA is and what AA is not. 

If interested in helping out this year for this annual event,

please contact CPC director Alan A. 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 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.  The last Planning Meeting for this event will be Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7 pm at the SEPIA office.  The 75th annivesary event will have limited Parking and Seating so please car pool or take public transportation.   All are welcome to come help with the planning meetings.  Actual 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. 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. 

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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 Below:

 

 

"Interviews" Newsletter Archives

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

 

Sunday, January 25, 2015:  The PLANNING MEETING for the ANNUAL ROUND UP will start at 1 pm sharp at the SEPIA office.  Come help plan the annual ROUND UP that will be held in Cape May from April 10th to 12th.  Need many volunteers so come on out and volunteer to chair a meeting, help with the ice cream socials, hospitality or help in any way.

 

(Every 3rd Saturday of the month) SATURDAY, January 17, 2015 - NEW CLOSED AA ARCHIVES MEETING - taping of a long timer every month on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm at the SEPIA office - a taped closed speaker meeting is held.  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.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015 - SHARE-A-DAY event co-sponsored by SEPIA and AREA 59 to be held at the University of the Sciences Alumni Hall 600 South 43rd Street Philadelphia (19104) from 10 am to 4 pm.  All are welcome to learn about the three legacies of service.

 

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:  

Friday, February 6--HONEY BROOK BIG BOOK 13th Anniversary at the Living God Lutheran Church 3200 Horseshoe Pike in Honey Brok.  Food & Fellowship at 6:30 pm; 3 speakers at 7:30 pm.  All are welcome!

DELAWARE COUNTY: 

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.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - COMBINED WORKSHOP sponsored by Districts 32, 54 and 55.  Topics:  Safety & Respect in the Home Group; Diversity: Safte guarding Traditions Despite Technology.  11 am to 3 pm at the Princeton Presbyterian Church, 933 Baltimore Pike, Springfield.  Food donations welcomed.

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. 

Tuesday, January 27 (last 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.

Tuesday, January 20 - FIND HOPE group is celebrating their 15th anniversary at Church of Christ, 590 West Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia (19406).  6:30 pm food; 7:30 pm long timer speaker who knew Bill W (weather permitting)

Friday, January 23 - FRIDAY NIGHT BIG BOOK MEETING anniversay celebration at 8 pm at the All Saints Church, 1325 Montgomery Avenue, Whynnewood.  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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - PHILLY SPEAKER GROUP has a special guest speaker Bob D. from Las Vegas at 8 pm.  Dinner at 7 pm, speaker meeting at 8 pm at the Unviersity Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.  All are welcome.

Tuesday, February 10 -Come help the YOUNG PEOPLE's GROUP of 4021 Club celebrate their 69th anniversary from 7 to 9 pm at the 4021 Clubhouse at 4021 Walnut Street.  AA and Al-Anon speakers.  Dinner will be serverd after the speakers. Bring a newcomer!

OTHER EVENTS (within Five County Area):

Wednesday, January 14 - 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 on March 7, 2015.  Contributions from individuals and groups are needed to make this event possible.  Please send contribution checks payable to:  75th AA Anniversary in Philadelphia C/O 75th Anniversary Treasurer PO Box 34024 Philadelphia PA 19101

 

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..

 

OTHER EVENTS (Outside Five County Area):

 

Sunday, February 8 - Second Planning Meeting for the COMBINED INTERGROUPS WORKSHOP at the Victory Baptist Church at 1 pm at 1059 Victory Circle Reading (19605).  All are welcome to help plan this event.

 

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

 

February 20 to 22 - NERAASA 2015 in Somberset, NJ at the Doubletree hotel, 200 Atrium Drive, Somerset (08873)  A service packed fun weekend for everyone involved in General Service or Intergropu Service.  Hotel reservations must be made through the hotel.  Online registration contact www.neraasa2015.org.

 

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)

 

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.

 

REGISTRATION NOW BEING TAKEN FOR THE NEXT 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. .

 

  

 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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHARE-A-DAY PLANNING MEETING

SUNDAY, January 11, 2015

1 pm at the SEPIA office

Come help plan the Share-A-Day activities that will be happening on Sunday, February 15 at the University of the Sciences Alumni Hall.