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Sat 19

District 26 Meeting

August 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sat 19

District 34 Picnic

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun 20

District 18 August 2017 Meeting

August 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun 20

District 1 Meeting

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Group Services Committee Meetings

The Area 53 Group Services Committee will meet on September 9 and September 23 at the COGF Meeting Room,645 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215. The committee will meet 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on both dates – please come to either or both! The purpose of the meeting is to planning the upcoming GSR School hosted by District 15 & 16 on October 15, 2017 in Athens Ohio.

Area 53 – Mini-Conference Committee Meeting

Just a reminder that we meet this Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Maize Manor United Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road, Columbus. The main purpose of the meeting will be a “final” review of 2017 mini-conference and planning for 2018. Subjects will include our financial condition, speakers, and sub-committee assignments. Beyond 2018, we will have a discussion about possible venues to consider.

Area 53 Assembly – September 10, 2017

The next Area 53 Assembly is September 10, 2017 at the Riverview Conference Center in Chillicothe. The materials for the assembly are posted on the Area 53 Assembly webpage. Materials available include:

  • Agenda (subject to changes) and June Assembly Minutes to be approved
  • Handouts: Guideline Change Proposal for Redistricting and Guideline Change Proposal to Article Vii-2-d
  • Area Inventory Questions about the Assembly
  • Location and Map

District 15 & 16 GSR School

Districts 15 & 16 are hosting a GSR School at Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St., Athens, OH on Sunday Oct. 15, 2017 from 1 – 5 pm. This event will be presented by Dan S., Area 53 Group Service Chairperson, and all materials will be provided by Area 53 Group Services Committee. Districts 15 & 16 will provide beverages and snacks. Please see the flyer for further information.

Download: GSR School Flier

District 18 August 2017 Meeting

All GSRs and interested AAs are invited to attend the first district meeting for District 18 in a very long time. We will discuss how your meeting is doing, how to organize the district, where and when for the next district meeting. It will be Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Anglican Church, 90 N. Paint St., Chillicothe, OH 45601.

Contact Barbara M. for information at (740) 703-6263.

22nd Annual Kellys Island Weekend

August 19-20, 2017 at Seaway Marina Kelleys Island, Ohio. Sponsored by First Things First meeting, Catawba Island, Ohio.

Please join the Sahara Boaters in AA, family and fellowship for a day, a night or the weekend at beautiful Kelleys Island Ohio. You don’t have to be a boater; all are welcome. Agenda will include: fellowship at the pavilion or docks. Discussion meetings and moonlight campfire meetings. Combination AA/Al-Anon lead. Saturday night dinner followed by a sunset evening lead at the dock. Sunday to include committee meetings as well as gratitude meetings. Boaters, campers, and even overnighters are more than welcome. Ferry service is provided through Marblehead Ohio. Please RSVP for dinner tickets or any other information.

Volunteers Needed for the Ohio State Convention

We need you!

If you are considering coming to the Ohio State Convention on July 28-30, and can spare as little as an hour to several hours, please consider being a greeter for our fellow AA’s & friends as they converge on Columbus. If you are a member of one of the participating groups – AA, Al-Anon, Ohio Young People of AA – then you ARE QUALIFIED!!

I have found that greeting people at the door has not only led to many new and great friendships. It has allowed me to learn new twist and techniques using the tools that I’ve learned in the rooms. I have also been told by a trusted ‘Old-Timer’ that it is a great way to give back to those the in the fellowship that I’ve forgotten about or have moved on to ‘The Big Meeting.’

If you can spare some time and want to give back to the fellowship starting at 2:00 pm Friday, July 28, please contact me or any member of the Area 53 Convention Planning Committee. If greeting is not your cup-o-tea, contact me anyhow – I have other service work that you might enjoy.

Ed A., Floor Manager – 2017 Ohio State Convention
altchair@area53aa.org
740-602-6800

Seriously SIck On the Hill Campout

Brought to you by the Seriously Sick Group – 9th Anniversary)
September 8 – 10, 2017 at FRANKLIN COUNTY PARK in Brookville IN.

FOR INFO AND PRESALE TICKETS @$25.00 call: Ace 513 515 3060 George R 513 519 2036 Jenn B 513 419 9392
$35 FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND – INCLUDES ALL MEALS and CAMPING
$25 PRESALE PRICE
$15 FOR 1 NIGHT (Fri)
$20 FOR SAT DINNER/LEAD/FELLOWSHIP and Camping

Friday: 12 PM (Noon) – Arrival
6PM – Grill out (burgers, metts, and hotdogs and sides feat.)
7:30 – Lead meeting – Outdoor fellowship, music, and activities to follow
12 AM – World famous midnight grill

Saturday: 8-9 AM – Breakfast (biscuits/gravy and Egg casserole feat.)
11 AM Discussion Meeting – Lunch will follow – (Cheese Coneys and/or Barbecue)
6:30 PM Dinner (Filet mignon and Caribbean jerk chicken and sides feat.)
8PM Lead meeting
9:30 PM Bad joke contest (trophies awarded)

Sunday: 9-10 AM Breakfast (biscuits/gravy and Egg casserole featured)

Download Flier

Pomeroy Serenity Group Picnic

Pomeroy Serenity Group is having a picnic on Saturday, September 16 from 2:00 pm til 6:00 pm. It will be at the Syracuse Community Center, 2244 7th Street, Syracuse Ohio 45779.

Hot dogs, hamburgers and cold drinks will be provided. Please bring a covered dish to share. There will be a 50/50 drawing. Speaker will be determined later.

Picnic will happen rain or shine. For more information, contact Dave M. at 740-742-2312 (home) or 740-525-4191 (text).

CPC-PI Event Held In District 19

Congratulations to District 19 for its CPC-PI and Twelfth Step work at the Hope for Highland County community information event held June 16 and 17 at the Highland County Fairgrounds.

Steve D., DCM for District 19, said 1,200 people attended the Hope over Heroin and local churches sponsored community gathering held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday night.
Alcoholics Anonymous was invited to participate so District 19 carried the message according to Steve.

District 19 trusted servants shared what AA is and isn’t and how it worked for them using AA literature provided by your Area 53 CPC/PI committee. According to Steve, they talked mostly with persons wanting literature for a family member with a drinking problem. AA was there to reach out through AA-approved literature and the hand of AA experience.

To hear more stories of recovery and service, please come to your Area 53 CPC-PI committee meeting.