COGF 12th Step Event – May 5 2018

The Central Ohio Group Fellowship Social Committee is holding a 12th Step Event. It is an opportunity to learn about the new COGF Call List and participate in small group discussions on topics important to AA today.

Morning Agenda
9:00-10:00 Arrive at Church for Setup & Fellowship
10:00-10:15 Open event with Serenity Prayer
10:15-11:15 – 12th Step Call List Overview

11:15-12:00 Potluck Lunch (bring a side dish or desert)

Afternoon Agenda
12:00-12:15 Start with Serenity Prayer
12:15-1:00 Table Discussions
1:00-1:55 Table Reports
1:55 Closing Statement


Resources for Grapevine Representatives

I’ve just added some resources for Grapevine Representatives (and anyone else interested in the information) to the Grapevine Committee page.

These include handouts that can be used at Meetings or Events, Grapevine Displays, and the Grapevine Survey.

Also included are links for registering as a Grapevine Rep as well as the Grapevine Representative’s Handbook.

In service,
Ann B., Grapevine Chair

Visit the Grapevine Committee Page

Southeast Breakfast Group 42nd Anniversary Celebration

The “Southeast Breakfast Group” 42nd Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, April 15th
Mt. Carmel East Hospital Siegel Center Building #3
5975 East Broad Street

8AM – Breakfast
9AM – Lead – Elisabeth

Breakfast casserole, Coffee & Juice Provided
Please Bring A Side Dish To Share & A Friend To Join Us


Westerville Women’s Recovery Group Anniversary

Westerville Women’s Recovery Group Anniversary

Thursday, May 10th

5:30PM – 6:00PM – Fellowship
6:00PM – 7:00PM – Dinner / Door Prizes / Raffle / Sobriety Countdown
7:00PM – 8:00PM – Lead – Becky & Bob M.

Men & Families Are Invited To Attend
Please Bring A Side Dish or Dessert To Share
Babysitting Provided
Handicap Accessible


District 26 Presents AA – A Solution for All Generations

Join us to learn about relating to generations of AA that are different. Meet the people of district 26, the Grapevine committee, and Columbus Ohio Young People of AA (COYPAA). ComING together to share our experience, strength and hope!

March 24, 2018, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Whitehall United Methodist Church, 525 Bernhard Avenue, Whitehall Ohio

District 30 Family Fun Day

Come enjoy a good time as we explore “The Family Afterward”. Double-lead by Kim B and Jeff B, husband and wife raising kids in recovery. Enjoy fellowship and friendly competition of bingo games. Prizes, snacks, and fun! Open meeting: family members welcome. Kids are welcome, too, under parent supervision.


Area 53 Committee and DCM Meetings

The next combined area committee meeting / DCM committee meeting is Sunday, April 8 at:

Affordable Care Health Clinic, 104 N Stygler Road, Gahanna Ohio 43230

DCM Committee Meeting starts at 10:00am. Area Committee Meeting starts at 1:00pm.

Group Information Updated as of March 1

Group information has been updated as of March 1, 2018. Updates come from the Fellowship New Vision (FNV) database that is managed by your Area 53 Registrar, Nita S.

Group Information on Your Web Site
– Group name (service number): Group service number is at the end of the group name
– District: The district number for the group stored in FNV
– Primary Contact (GSR?): Person’s first name and last initial stored in FNV as the primary contact.
– Community: The city where the AA meeting is held.
– Updated: Date when the FNV record was last updated.

Where to See Group Information
You can find and search group information on these website pages:
GSRs and Groups page
Contributions page
Districts of Area 53 (click the link next to the district)

There are some group records in FNV that have not been updated since the 1970’s and 1980’s. If you have any insight to the status of groups with records that is 20 to 30 years old, please contact the Area Registrar at registrar[at]area53aa[dot]org.

CHANGE NOTES: The group information has changed since it was last updated on the web site in October 2017. Now, the group secondary contact and the AA meeting street address is no longer available on the web site. Most of the secondary contacts for groups is missing. On pages with group information, there has been a number of inquiries from public visitors wanting to know meeting times. Visitors to the web site should find meeting information at COGF or other meeting directories. Our web site has a link directly to the COGF meeting page.

Bill, Area 53 Web Admin and Communications

March Area 53 Quarterly Assembly

Our March assembly meeting is this coming weekend, 1:00 pm March 11 at the Salt Fork State Park Lodge & Conference Center (14755 Cadiz Rd, Lore City, OH 43755).

PLEASE remember that at this assembly the registration starts at 12:30 pm.

There will be two separate workshops beginning at 10:30 am on Sunday March 11. They will end no later than noon.

A) GSR School – For all of those who haven’t attended, or would like a refresher course

B) Area 53 Standing Committees – The purpose of this workshop is to allow small group discussions between interested A.A. members and representatives from the Area’s Standing Committees. We are grateful that COYPAA will be at the Mini-Conference and has agreed to participate at the Workshop.

At noon, there will be a buffet lunch served by Salt Fork. It is $20, paid in advance. If you are interested in this paid lunch, visit the Mini-Conference home page to order online. AFTER you visit that page and read the details, if you don’t want to order and pay online, email alttreasurer[at]area53aa[dot]org.

In service,
Ed, Area 53 Alternate Chair, Panel 67 (2017-18)

Corrections Committee Workshop – April 28

The Area 53 Correctional Facilities Committee (CFC) will be hosting our 15th Annual Correctional Facilities Workshop. Members from within and beyond our area will share experience.