District 26 Adds COYPAA Position

In keeping with the theme of “Supporting Our Future” District 26 voted to add the service position of COYPAA (Central Ohio Young People of Alcoholics Anonymous) Liaison. Kalen C, past DCM of District 30 and the current Area 53 Alternate Recording Secretary, was elected to hold the 2 year position. The goal of the position is to have a collaboration with COYPAA to work together through idea sharing. Mutually, we hope to work towards carrying out our primary purpose – to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

The trusted servants of District 26 look forward to having COYPAA participation in our meetings, committees, workshops and events as well as having the opportunity to be of the same service to COYPAA.

District 10 Elections – Jan 28

District 10 is holding elections for DCM and Treasurer on January 28th, 1:00pm at Delaware Library Orange Branch, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware, Ohio.

District 10 is made up of all AA Groups in Delaware County. Over the pas 3 years, the District Committee has hosted workshops, published Delaware County Meeting lists, held picnics, and co-hosted the AA State Convention hospitality room. These are just a few examples of how the committee lived up to the 5th tradition, “Each group has but one primary purpose— to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.”

Hope to see you there!

Corby K.

January 28th, 1:00 pm
Delaware Library Orange Branch
7171 Gooding Blvd.
Delaware, OH 43015

District 18 Jan 2018 Meeting

District 18 monthly meeting will be at AOIO office, 249 S. Paint St, Chillicothe, on Sunday, January 21st at 1:30 p.m. after the Chillicothe Serenity On Sunday noon meeting. All GSRs and interested AAers please come! We will be discussing the goals of our district. Contact Barbara M. for more details at (740) 370-2525.

District 15 Christmas Alkathon – Marietta

This event has unexpectedly been cancelled as of December 23, 2017.

Area 53 District 15 will be hosting an Alkathon for the Christmas holiday. It will start at 9:00pm on Christmas Eve and end at 9:00pm on Christmas Day. Location is at the Serenity House, 431 3rd Street, Marietta, Ohio. Food will be provided but we welcome covered dishes. Come and join us for some sober fun, festivities and fellowship!

District 17 Holiday Dinner December 22

District 17 Holiday Dinner December 22, 2017

Where: St. Peters Episcopal Church, 541 Second Avenue, Gallipolis OH 45631 (Same Location As Friday Night Lead Meeting)

Speaker: Ryan M., Lancaster OH

Time: Fellowship starts at 6:30, eat at 7:00, speaker at 8:00

Come join District 17 for a night of fun, food and fellowship. District will provide ham, turkey and drinks. Please bring a covered dish (with something in it) or your favorite dessert.

This is an open AA meeting. Contact Shirley K. for further information at 304-593-3581

Holiday Dinner flier

Alkathon Hosted by District 26 – Reynoldsburg Ohio

Reynoldsburg Ohio
The Alkathon is a safe & sober place for recovering alcoholics to celebrate and bring in the New Year. Our Alkathon is chaired by AA groups in 2 hour blocks … Meetings, AA games, panels and other fun & sober activities. Join the Ohio Young People In AA (OYPAA)
as they host various time slots!

Doors open at 4:00 pm on December 31 and are open until noon on January 1, 2018. Sober parents don’t feel left out! Babysitting from 6:00 pm – midnight on New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Eve Dance hosted by our friend DJ BLove at 10:00 pm – midnight on New Year’s Eve.

District 26 Alkathon 2017 flier

District 18 Meeting on Nov. 16

The next monthly meeting of District 18 GSRs and interested AAs for Ross, Pickaway and Pike counties will be November 16 at 10:30am before the “It Takes Two” noon meeting. Please join us at St. Phillip’s Church, 125 W. Mound St., Ohio Circleville.

G.S.R. School in Marysville, OH

If you would like to discover the many resources available to the General Service Representative, please attend the GSR School hosted by Districts 11 Saturday, November 4, 2017 (1:00 – 3:00 PM), Vineyard Church, 913 W. 5th St., Marysville, OH, 43040.

Dan S., Chairperson, Area 53 Group Services Committee

GSR School Flier

Service Positions District 15 (Marietta)

Service Opportunities for District 15

  • Literature/Outreach Representative
  • Grapevine Representative
  • Website Manager
  • CPC-PI Coordinator
  • Treatment Chair

It is suggested to have one year of continuous sobriety for any of these positions. You must be a member of a group that is part of District 15. The District includes Noble, Morgan, Monroe and Washington counties.

If interested in any position, please come to our next District Meeting on October 24. We meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, Wooster & 4th Streets starting at 6:30pm. Any AA member is welcome to attend a District Meeting. You may also contact Bruce W. at 614-301-8025.

Visit our District Web Page on the Area Website

Who me? Be a G.S.R?

A Note from Your Delegate:

The journey to service, beyond the important chores of making coffee, chairing and cleaning table, is experiencing how other groups operate. One great way, is to contemplate, “What is a “General Service Representative?” What are the requirements?

Lets think. “Am I sober? Am I willing and am I breathing?” If yes, you qualify!

Lets go further. Be curious and consider attending a GSR school – it will be informative and entertaining. Plus, they have snacks.

My journey to getting becoming your Delegate started as a GSR. Dan S., your Area 53 Group Service Chairperson, has done a great job of arranging a GSR school for Sunday October 15, 2017 (1pm–5pm) in Athens. Check the website calendar for more details.

Service brings Love.
Frank G., Delegate, Area 53 Panel 67

District 30 Sponsorship Workshop on October 20

A sponsorship workshop will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road, Columbus, OH 43220. It will be in the Youth Lounge on the second floor; use the west entrance. Get experience, strength and hope from our sponsorship panel.

The event is sponsored by District 30. We will also have a sponsorship family recognition with a prize for the largest. There will be a bakeoff competition. Bring your favorite dessert and sample other’s concoctions. Beverages will be provided.

Hope to see you there.

Please visit our District Page