Category Archives: District Events & News

District 26 Workshop – March 26

AA Beyond the Meeting: Service Into Action is a District 26 workshop that is part presentation, part food and fellowship, part small group discussion, and all AA. Share your experience with service in AA, with presentations from representatives from the four entities of service. Learn how service has strengthened the programs of the speakers and AA as a whole. Find out how to get yourself active in general service.

Date/Time: March 26, 10am – 2pm
Location: New Life Church, 3690 N. Stygler Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230

Bring the newcomer, your friends, and your sponsees. It’s a great place to hand out and fellowship with experienced AA’s of East Columbus.

District 26 – Monthly Meeting Reminder

Hi Everyone,

It was great to see so many GSR’s at the Mini-Conference and Area Assembly last weekend; what a great experience!

This is a reminder that our next District meeting is March 19th from 9:30-11:00am at New Life Church, 3690 N. Stygler Rd., Gahanna.  GSR’s are encouraged to attend and anyone else is welcome to join us.

After the meeting we plan to finalize the agenda for our workshop next weekend.  I look forward to seeing everyone there.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or need additional materials.

In Humble Service,

doc icon District 26 Meeting Agenda – March 2016
doc icon District 26 DCM Report – March 2016

New District 28 Meeting Location

District 28 (Clintonville, Oakland Park and OSU communities) has changed its meeting location to Panera Bread, 4519 N High Street, Columbus OH 43214 beginning April 2016. The meeting time is the first Sunday each month at 5:00pm, except for April when the meeting will be the second Sunday.

Contributions to the district can be mailed to District 28, PO Box 309, Worthington OH 43085

Julie J., DCM, District 28

Visit District 28 webpage

December District Meetings

Remember, December 13 at 9:30am is the Area 53 Quarterly Assembly at Blue Moon Event Center (Grove City).

District Meetings:

  • Thu Dec 3 (6:00pm) District 6 in Winterville
  • Sun Dec 6 (5:00pm) District 28 in Columbus CANCELLED
  • Sun Dec 6 (11:00am) District 17 in Pomeroy
  • Sat Dec 19 (9:30am) District 26 in Gahanna
  • Tue Dec 22 (7:00pm) District 15 in Marietta
  • Sun Dec 27 (1:00pm) District 10 in Lewis Center
  • Sun Dec 27 (11:00am) District 22 in Dublin NOT MEETING THIS MONTH
  • Sun Dec 27 (6:30pm) District 34 in Columbus

Is your district meeting is not listed, check the calendar at the Area 53 website.

District 12 Yearly Gathering – Nov 20

District 12 is hosting another yearly gathering: Enjoying life while passing the message and ways to be of service to AA and your fellows.

The event is free. Join us and enjoy drinks, food, speakers, fellowship, and ask-it-basket. Don’t want to miss ”answer a question win a prize.”

NOVEMBER 20,2015
Friday 6PM TO 9PM
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Same church as Friday Night Live is in
201 North Limestone Street, Springfield Ohio 45503

Questions? Call Ann S. @ (937) 207-9715 or Frank G. @ (937) 450-5461

District 22 Storytelling & Comedy Night

District 22 (Dublin/Hilliard) is hosting a storytelling and comedy night on October 3 from 6:30pm until about 11pm in the Dublin Abbey Theatre at Dublin Rec. Check out the area calendar for more details and to download the event flier to share.

If you are interested in volunteering or auditioning, email aacomedynight[at]gmail[dot]com. To audition, prepare a 10 minute, PG-13 gig. Storytelling, sketch, stand-up, something else; all artistic expressions are invited. There will be full audio-visual capabilities. Pre-show rehearsal attendance will be required.

District 26 Meeting – August 15

Hi All,

Just a reminder that our District 26 Meeting is tomorrow.  Attached is the Agenda, DCM report, ECR Trustee report and the outline of a workshop on ‘Safety in AA’ (you don’t need to print or bring copies of the last 2 unless you want to – they are for your review and sharing with your groups).  I will also bring copies of the Agenda and DCM reports to the meeting.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional materials.

Kindest Regards,

Mike M.

doc icon District-26-Meeting-Agenda-August-2015.docx
doc icon District-26-DCM-Report-August-2015.docx
pdf icon Safety-in-AA-v2.pdf
pdf icon ECR-Trustee-Report-August-2015.pdf

District Meetings in April 2015

Districts Meetings in April 2015

  • Thursday, 4/2 – District 6 Meeting in Wintersville
  • Sunday, 4/5 – District 17 Meeting in Pomeroy
  • Sunday, 4/5 – District 28 Meeting in Columbus
  • Saturday, 4/18 – District 26 Meeting in Gahanna
  • Sunday, 4/26 – District 10 Meeting in Lewis Center
  • Sunday, 4/26 – District 22 Meeting in Dublin
  • Sunday, 4/26 – District 34 Meeting in Columbus
  • Tuesday, 4/28 – District 15 Meeting in Marietta

District Workshops in April 2015

  • Sunday, 4/11 – District 6 Sponsorship Workshop in Steubenville
  • Sunday, 4/11 – District 10 Sponsorship Workshop in Delaware
  • Sunday, 4/11 – District 17 Steps Workshop in Pomeroy
  • Saturday, 4/18 – District 1 Workshop and Dinner in Urbana
  • Sunday, 4/26 – District 22 Workshop in Dublin

Visit the Area 53 Calendar for more details and other events in Ohio.

District 10 Sponsorship Workshop (Apr 2015)

Title: District 10 Sponsor Workshop
Date / Time: April 11, 2015 – 11am – 2pm
Location: Highpoint Nazarene Church, 795 Pollock Road, Delaware Ohio 43015

Do you have questions about sponsorship? Are you a sponsor who wants to improve your service? If yes, consider attending the District 10 Sponsorship Workshop. Panel Topics to be discussed include:

  • Firm handling versus casual handling of newcomers?
  • Over dependent newcomers
  • Over protective sponsors
  • Working with families
  • Money issues
  • Handling slips & relapse
  • When to let go
  • Planned sponsorship within groups

…and more: ask-it-basket, questions & answers, District 10 news, and literature plus potluck food, fellowship and coffee. Questions? dcm10[at]area53aa[dot]org or Fred W (740-972-3107) or Debbie R (740-274-1185)

Flier: District 10 Sponsorship Workshop

District 17 Steps Workshop

Date / Time: April 11, 2015 – 10am-2pm
Location: Sacred Heart Church, 161 Mulberry Ave, Pomeroy OH 45769

Two panel sessions discussing Steps 1, 2, 3 (morning) and Steps 10, 11, 12 (after lunch) and the Promises associated with each. Panelist will share their experience, strength and hope on how the Steps have transformed their lives.

Morning Panelist: Brian M, Corey C, and Joel K
Afternoon Panelist: Shirley K, Crystal S, and Allison T

Lunch provided by the district. Bring a covered dish and an AA friend or newcomer. This is an open meeting and all wishing to recover are encouraged to attend. Contact Ryan C (304-593-4261) or Allison T (740-577-4871) for more details.


District 26 – Literature Workshop: What’s In It For You

Date / Time: Mar 28, 2015 – 10am-2pm
Location: New Life Church, 3690 North Stygler Road, Gahanna, OH 43230

Description: District 26 is sponsoring an AA Literature Workshop titled “What’s In It For You.” The workshop will also include a ‘Chili Cook-Off’ with a prize to the winner. Please bring a side or dessert to share and bring your friends.

Mike M., DCM District 26


District 28 Movie Event – When Love is not Enough

Title: District 28 AA Movie Fun
Date / Time: Feb 21, 2015 – 2:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Meadow Park Church, 2425 Bethel Road, Columbus, OH 43220
Directions: click map marker

Fellowship starting at 2pm. “When Love is not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story” movie will be shown starting at 2:30pm. After the movie, there will be a sharing session. Bring a snack and a friend.

District 21 Workshop – Three Legacies & Corrections

Title: District 21 Workshop – Three Legacies & Corrections
Date/Time: October 18, 2014 – 1:30p-5:00p
Location: All Saints Episcopal Church, Portsmouth OH
Directions: Click here

Description: District 21 workshop agenda:

1:30pm – Fellowship
2:00pm – Three Legacies Speaker
3:00pm – Soup & Sandwiches
4:00pm – Corrections Speaker

Bring your favorite appetizer or desert. Drawings and door prices!!