A non-trustee Director opening will need to be filled next April 2014 due to the rotation of Joe D. A non-trustee Director’s job is described in the 2012-2013 A.A. Service Manual in Chapter 10, page S75.
If you know of someone qualified, available and willing to serve, please let me know at delegate @ area53aa.org.
Dave C., Delegate 2013-2014
Area 53 Central & SE Ohio
Description: Pre-registration will change from $10 to $25 on June 30, 2013. Mention “OYPAA” for a special room rate of $84 plus tax. Visit the OYPAA 2013 website.
For more information, contact Travis C. 330-414-6728 or Quentin P. 614-556-8866 or Charlie F. 614-702-0462.
Title: Unity Day 2013
Date/Time: Aug 18, 2013, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Lancaster Moose Family Center, 1201 Sugar Grove Road, Lancaster OH 43130
Description: Join Area 53 and COGF to learn more about your area and intergroup office. Event will include workshop, panels, speaker and (most important!) food. Mark you calendar and pass it on.
Flyer: Unity Day Flyer
Hotel: Hilton Fort Wayne. Room rate is $104/night plus tax. Group Code is ECR
The General Service Office has hosted an East Central Regional Forum every two years since 1975. It is a series of sessions that provide an opportunity to share valuable experience, ask questions and spark new ideas. Since many GSO staff members are present, local members have an opportunity to meet the staff face to face. You can register online at www.aa.org. There is also a link for making hotel reservations. There is no registration fee for this event.
More about ECR The East Central Region (ECR) represents five states: Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan.There are 14 general service areas in ECR including the four Ohio areas.
More about Forums This Forum is put on by the AA General Service Board and is open to AA members interested in Alcoholics Anonymous. This Forum provides unique opportunities for members in the ECR to share their experience, strength and hope. Regional Forums originated in 1975 to be a weekend sharing and informational sessions designed to help the General Service Board, AAWS, the Grapevine and the GSO staff stay in touch with AA members.
Report from the 63rd General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous
Theme: “The General Service Conference takes its Inventory – Our Solution in Action”
Dave C., Delegate Area 53, Central & SE Ohio
It was a honor to serve the groups of Central and SE Ohio as your delegate and participate in A.A.s General Service Conference in New York April 21-27, 2013.
This yearly Conference is where 133 A.A trusted servants decide what actions need to be taken on proposals that come from U.S. and Canada A.A. groups for the good of A.A.as a whole.
If you attended the Area 53 Mini-Conference at Deer Creek in March you discussed and voted on a number of the proposals heard in New York. Area 53 was one of 93 areas that sent a delegate to the Conference to speak for A.A. as a whole.
There were 28 specific Conference advisory actions approved with substantial unanimity (at least 2/3) in New York. A list of them are included on the Area 53 website (www.area53aa.org)
Please read them and send any questions you might have to delegate @ area53aa.org. And, if your group wants to hear a full conference report please contact me at the delegate’s e-mail.
Conference advisory actions are specific directions to a group of trusted servants and service workers whose service job is to act for A.A. as a whole. I’m referring to the headquarters’ staff, the General Service Board (GSB) of Trustees and the corporate boards of directors for A.A. World Services, Inc. and A.A. Grapevine, Inc.
To find information on activities of a Conference read Chapter Seven page S55 in the A.A. Service Manual. Voting members of the Conference include, Ninety-three delegates elected by the service areas of the U.S. and Canada. Delegates always make up more than two-thirds of the voting members. General Service Board of Trustees and Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (A.A.W.S.) and Grapevine directors, total 25. And the General Service Office staff, general manager and Grapevine office staff and the Grapevine executive editor total 15. This year the number of eligible voters was only 131 due to two illness-related absences.
Title: Big Book Workshop by District 4, Area 73 (West Virginia)
Location: St. Ambrose Parish Hall, 5080 Schoolhouse Rd., Little Hocking OH
Date/Time: September 13, 6pm-9pm and September 14 9am-6pm
Map: Click for Directions
Description: “Big Book Comes Alive” presented by Larry S. and Gene R. from Atlanta, Georgia. Coffee, drinks, snacks and lunch will be provided. Registration is $20 per person.
Lodging available at the Blennerhassett Hotel, 320 Market Street, Parkersburg WV. Limited room block at $95 plus tax.
Revised Agenda as of May 29, 2013 Attached is the agenda for the Area 53 Assembly on June 2, 2013, which will be held at the Moose Family Center in Lancaster Ohio. Use the map to get driving directions.
Email me if you have any questions or additions. Please arrive by 9:30am in order to registrar so that we may begin promptly at 10:00am.
Chairperson, Area 53 Panel 63
Title: 2013 Unity Day Planning Breakfast
Location: COGF Central Office, 100 W Third Avenue, Columbus OH 43201
Datet/ Time: May 19, 2013 – 11:00am-1:00pm
Description: Planning session for Area 53 and COGF Officers, DCMs and committee chairs.
Title: District 21 Workshop: Steps 1-2-3 and Sponsorship
Date/Time: BEING RESCHEDULED FOR SOMETIME IN AUGUST
Location: All Saints Episcopal Church, 610 4th Street, Portsmouth OH
Description: District 21 (Scioto and Lawrence Counties) is planning a workshop on the topics of Steps 1-2-3 and Sponsorship. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided. Bring your favorite appetizer or dessert. Com find out why AA works.
Contact Greg H., DCM, at dcm21[at]area53aa.org.
Flyer: BEING UPDATED WHEN NEW DATE IS AVAILABLE
To the A.A. Groups in Central and Southeastern Ohio,
Based on a report to A.A. Delegates at the 62nd General Service Conference April of 2012, A.A. literature shipping fees are going to rise at the end of the month of April 2013.
The shipping charges increase is coinciding with Phase I of the operational implementation of the A.A. website’s A.A.W.S. Online Store — approximately April 29, 2013.
The notice reads as follows:
Shipping Charges Increase Announcement
Last year, it was announced to the 62nd General Service Conference that shipping charges for ordering A.A. literature from Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. would be increased in 2013 when the A.A.W.S. Online Store is implemented.
The new charges are:
Amount of Order Shipping and Warehousing Charge Up to $50 $10 $51 to $250 19% of order $251 to $500 16% of order $501 and above No charge
We wish to notify all our customers of this upcoming change, which will go into effect when our online sales Web site goes live.
Phase I of the A.A.W.S. Online Store (for Intergroup/Central Offices and service committees) is currently scheduled to launch after the General Service Conference, on or about April 29, followed by the second phase (for individual customers) approximately three weeks later.
We thank all of you for your continued support and, in turn, pledge to offer you the very best service in fulfilling your orders as expeditiously as possible.
If you have any questions about the policy please contact me: delegate[at]area53aa[dot]org
Delegate, Area 53 Panel 63 (2013 – 14)