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Queens Intergroup wishes to thank          
you for your support, help and service          
in making the Shareathons the          
success that they have always been.          
Our Chairpersons (past & present) have          
expressed their gratitude.          

2015 Shareathon

      QIAA's Former Chair

Greetings and Happy New Year 2016 from Queens Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous. Hope the year is filled with abundance, good health and many days of sober living. We have an opportunity to live two lives in one lifetime, and that’s quite extraordinary.

 I am honored and humbled to serve in the position of QIAA Chairperson. I look forward to participating in exciting events including QIAA 25th Anniversary, which will take place in September, 2016.

 To recap, our 2015 Thanksgiving and Holiday Share-a-thons were a great success. There were 78 Thanksgiving Share-a-thon meetings, attended by 1,554 people. Our Holiday Share-a-thon had 266 meetings over the course of 11 ½ days, attended by 4,589 people. Feedback surveys were distributed at the Holiday Share-a-thon, and the majority of responses received were positive, especially as it related to location, and parking.

We encountered some minor glitches which the QIAA Steering Committee solved expeditiously. We will strive to improve communications with groups so that they are informed earlier regarding the importance of group representation at the lottery planning meetings in order to secure a slot at the Share-a-thons.

Please feel free to contact me at QIAA with any questions, or comments. Till then, I look forward to seeing you all on this incredible journey.

Best,
Diane S.
Former
Chairperson QIAA

  

2014 Shareathon
Former Chair Jo Ann Mc.
As the Chairperson for Queens Intergroup of AA, I want to start out by thanking each and every member for their support during this year’s Holiday Share-A-Thons.  It was a little scary for the steering committee this year because we were afraid that the word would not get out and attendance would be low at the events.  Between the Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Years Share-A-Thons there were more than 5,000 members attending the meetings.   Thank you for your continued support of Queens Intergroups’ Share-A-Thons. You folks Rock!!
I also want to thank those who completed the Share-A-Thon surveys.  Since we had to move the event to the new location, we wanted feedback from the attendees.  The surveys were geared toward answering questions regarding the location, the facility (including parking) and ease of travel.  Additionally, we requested suggestions for locations we could investigate that may be AA friendly and accommodate future Share-A-Thons.
The survey responses were overwhelmingly positive toward the location and facility.  Members traveled from all Boroughs, Long Island, and beyond by publicand private transportation and most indicated traveling was fairly easy.  There were some complaints about the restrooms which will be addressed regardless of where the next Share-A-Thon is located.  We realize that change is not always easy for us and we were hoping that everyone was satisfied and had a good time.  There was a complaint about parking by someone unaware of the rear lot.
There were a few members who suggested other locations and I would like to respond to them.  One suggestion was the former Share-A-Thon location.  The reason the Share-A-Thon was moved is the new administrator at Our Savior wanted to cut the event short.  We would not have had meetings on the three crucial days leading up to and including January 1st 2015.  Another location mentioned was the Community House in Forest Hills.  From what I hear, it is not a big room and they would never accommodate an event like ours.  The location in Astoria is a 20 minute walk from the subway.
Overall, the committee believes we had a successful event and look forward to the next holiday season.  Our final thanks to Rodney P., and members of “A FreshWay to Start a Day Group” for allowing us to use their space!
Suggestions and comments can be emailed to me at
survey@queensaa.org.
Yours in Service,
Jo Ann Mc.
(Former) Chairperson QIAA