Update Your Group Contact Information

easterndirectory-iconArea 53 groups are encouraged to review meeting and contact information published in the 2012-2013 Eastern United States AA Directory. If this information is incorrect (wrong meeting day/time or wrong person and phone number), email updated information to:


All information should be received by May 9, 2014, to assure it is included. See the detailed message from GSO below.

If you do not have access to a printed copy of the directory, contact your GSR (General Service Representative) or DCM (District Committee Member).

Dan H.
Area 53 Registrar

Message from GSO
It has been decided that the three regional directories, Eastern, Western and Canada will be printed in 2014 which will produce the 2014-2015 editions.

Preparation and execution for updating as many group records as possible is critical and driven by a few hard deadlines which are outlined as follows:

1. Friday, May 9th will be the date when the GSO files are pulled for directory proofs. This means that all group updates entered into the FNV database and those hard copy updated received by Friday, May 9, 2014 will be included in the proofing and editing process and will be included in the directories.
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DCM and Area Committees Meets April 13

The quarterly Area 53 DCM and Area Committee meetings will be held at 100 W. Third Avenue in Columbus (COGF offices), April 13, beginning at 9:30 am. If you want to know what your elected trusted servants are doing to help you carry the message to the still suffering alcoholic, you are welcome to attend.

In Area 53, Central and Southeastern Ohio, the Area Committee meets quarterly on the second Sunday in April, July, October and January. Area Officers including the delegate , the area chairperson, treasurer and the chairpersons of area standing service committees make full reports to Area Committee members and any AAs interested in carrying the message through general services. For more information about carrying the message through general services you could read the A.A. Service Manual chapters 3 & 4.

Your trusted servant,
Dave C.
Area 53 Central & SE Ohio