Ohio 2018 Mini-Conferences

Area 55 Mini-Conference – March 2-4, 2018
Holiday Inn Toledo South – Perrysburg (French Quarter)
10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Phone: (419) 874-3111

Area 53 Mini Conference- March 9-11, 2018
Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Conference Center
14755 Cadiz Rd, Lore City, OH 43755
Phone: (740) 439-2751

Area 56 Mini-Conference – March 16-18, 2018
Marriott at the University of Dayton
1414 Patterson Blvd. Dayton OH 45409
Phone: (937) 223-1000

Area 54 Mini-Conference – March 23-25, 2018
Holiday Inn Strongsville
15471 Royalton Road, Strongsville, OH, 44136
Phone: (440) 238-8800

Mini-Conference Committee Meeting Jan 24

The Area 53 Mini-Conference committee is meeting this coming Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6:30pm – 8:00pm. The committee meets at Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road, Columbus, OH 43224.

The committee is in the final planning stage for the March mini-conference. Topics will include finalizing the service workshops, the program and conference committees, and the hospitality. Please join us to learn more.

Stephen S., Mini-Conference Committee Chair

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.

RESCHEDULED – DCM Committee / Area Planning Meetings

The Area 53 Committee meeting and the DCM Committee meeting originally scheduled for January 14 has been rescheduled.

The committees will be meeting on January 28, 2017 at the COGF meeting room starting at 10:30 am until all business is finished. There is a meeting in the room 9:00 am -10 am, and no other meetings scheduled that day.

NOTE: The Area committee will be discussing the location for future Area Planning/DCM Committee meetings along with the location for the coming year’s Assemblies.

Newark Saturday Morning Womens Meeting Anniversary

Newark Saturday Morning Women’s Meeting is having its 30th Annivers on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Show up starting at 9:30 am for fellowship and pot luck brunch until 11:00 am. Please consider bringing a dish to share.

SPEAKER: Gail G. from Cincinnati – 11:00 am to noon

LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church, 65 North 3rd Street, Newark Ohio. ORTH 3RD STREET – NEWARK, OH

PLEASE NOTE: This is a change of venue from our regular meeting spot. Women only/Open Meeting. For more info or questions, call Mary, 614-432-6686.



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.

Area 53 Committee Meetings CANCELLED

The Area 53 Committee Meeting and the DCM Committee Meeting scheduled for January 14, 2018, at the COGF meeting room have been CANCELLED. The room is not available because of weather. When these meetings have been rescheduled, another newsletter will be sent.

Updated Area Contact Card

The area contact card on the web site has been updated with some changes as of December 10, 2017.

Notable contact data changes:

  • Diann H-N., Alternate Treasurer
  • Garwood F., DCM for District 1 (Hardin, Logan, and Champaign counties)
  • Brenda B., DCM for District 11 (Madison and Union counties)
  • Terry U., DCM for District 19 (Clinton, Fayette, and Highland counties)
  • Taffy J., DCM for District 28 (Clintonville, Oakland Park, and OSU within Franklin county)

In some cases, the DCM position is effective January 1, 2018. Please email requests for changes to the Area 53 Contact Card to registrar[at]area53aa[dot]org.

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!

December 2017 Area Assembly

It is time for our final Area Assembly of 2017 this Sunday.

9:30 am – Registration Open, 10:00 am – Meeting
Riverview Conference Center At the Christopher Inn, 30 North Plaza Boulevard, Chillicothe, OH 45601

We have several issues to vote on:

  • 2 Guideline Changes
  • Our 2018 Budget

We will also be having our final Inventory Session with Dan S. who has done a wonderful job in helping us look at ourselves and seeing where we can be of better service – THANK YOU, Dan!

Please bring your “Service Manual” along, as Stephen S. will be using it for reference in his “Information and Sharing Session.”

Your Area 53 Committee

Area Web Site Changes

The style and some organization of the Area 53 web site was changed since the last assembly. If you have feedback on the changes, please bring it to the next assembly on December 10.

  • The style was updated to be simple, clean and contemporary. It is expected to work as well on your smart phone as it does on a computer, laptop or tablet.
  • The search for AA meetings in central and southeast Ohio now goes to the COGF web site. It is no longer a page on the area’s web site.
  • The related Area 53 Guidelines article is displayed on some web pages so you have an idea of purpose for the area service work.

Area 53 Groups – Updated Oct 23

The lists of active groups for districts were updated as of October 23, 2017. Visit the district web pages to see the groups associated with the district.

You can also find all groups on the Contributions web page, which can be used to make a contribution to the area online.

Did you know? There are 10 groups with records in Fellowship New Vision database (FNV) that appear to be “active” but the records have not been updated since 1977. That is 40 years ago.

If you visit the Contributions web page and type any year in the search box from the 1970’s, 1980’s, or 1990’s you will see Area 53 groups which appear to not be updated for many years. This may mean that the meeting location or the contacts are not current.

Requesting Group Record Updates. The best way to get a group record updated is to meet with the Area Registrar, Nita S., at the upcoming Area 53 Quarterly Assembly on December 10 at Review Conference Center in Chillicothe. Visit the upcoming assembly web page for details about the assembly agenda.