Area 53 Assembly

the Assembly

The Area 53 Assembly of Alcoholics Anonymous shall always be a service body and shall respect the autonomy and privilege of dissent of any or all AA Groups in the Area 53 General Service Conference Area.


In the course of its deliberations and discussions, the Area Assembly shall be ever mindful of the ideals expressed in the Twelve Traditions, Twelve Concepts, and The AA Service Manual and shall strive to be the true voice and group conscience of Area 53 AA Unity.


Service shall be the Area Assembly’s primary purpose. The Area Assembly shall encourage all Area 53 AA Groups to participate in the business of the Area Assembly and to support the Area Assembly in its efforts to cooperate with Alcoholics Anonymous at all levels.


The Area Assembly is specifically charged with the duties of electing a Delegate to the General Service Conference, giving the Delegate financial support so that he or she may serve the Area and assisting the Delegate in the course of the duties of the office.


The Area Assembly is also to elect an Alternate Delegate and Area Officers and Alternates as outlined in Article V of the Guidelines.

In all of its proceedings, the Area 53 Assembly shall observe the spirit of the A.A. Traditions.


Great care shall be taken:

  • That the Assembly never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power;
  • That sufficiency of operating funds be its guiding financial principle;
  • That none of the Assembly members shall ever be placed in a position of unqualified authority over any of the others; and
  • That all important decisions be reached by discussion, vote and whenever possible, by substantial unanimity.

No Assembly action shall ever be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy. Though the assembly may act for the service of Alcoholics Anonymous, it shall never perform any acts of government. Like the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, which it serves, the Assembly itself shall always strive to maintain unity in thought and

Area 53 Officers

Chairperson: Ann B.

Delegate: Donna K.

Recording Secretary: Chris J.

Registrar: Dan S.

Treasurer: Tom D.

Website Administrator: Ed A.

Alternate Chairperson: Marcia H.

Alternate Delegate: Diann N.

Alternate Recording Secretary: Joe M.

Alternate Registrar: Brenda B.

Alternate Treasurer: Becky R.

Alternate Website Administrator: ** OPEN **

Upcoming Events

Area 53 Assembly

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT


This assembly will be held in a hybrid format

(In-Person & Zoom options available)

Area Documents

Area 53 Assembly News

Important Update — Area 53 Assembly – September 12, 2021

September 10, 2021

Area 53 Assembly Important Update:   Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther signed an executive order on Friday, September 10, requiring that people wear masks in public … Read more

Area Assembly (Register On-Line) – September 12, 2021

September 4, 2021

Our Area assembly is scheduled for next Sunday(September 12, 2021). This will be a Hybrid event as we continue to try and balance the current … Read more

Area Assembly (Register On-Line) – September 12, 2021

August 12, 2021

On-Line Registration is now open for the September 12, 2021 Area 53 General Service Assembly. Registration & Event Information Assembly Documents are found here (as … Read more


May 1, 2021

Here are your DRAFT minutes with attachments from the March Assembly.  Please share these with the groups you serve.  Specifically, they can be used in … Read more

Proposed Guideline Change – Archives Committee

March 21, 2021

This revision clarifies the roles of the Archives Committee and the Area 53 Archivist, and it updates the language to be consistent with the language … Read more

Area 53 General Assembly – March 2021

March 12, 2021

LINK to Zoom Meeting now Meeting ID: 411 053 2021      Password: area53aa Call-in number: (929) 436-2866    

September 2020 Assembly Resources for Voting Members

September 8, 2020

This post contains important links to documents and resources for the upcoming Assembly. If you haven’t already, be sure to pre-register for the Assembly. Registration … Read more

Pre-Register for September Assembly | September 2020

August 27, 2020

AA has faced and survived many challenges in the past, and our present circumstances are no less daunting. We are living through extraordinary times that … Read more

Assembly Minutes | June 2020

July 3, 2020

Click to access P69_2020_JUN_ASSEMBLY_Minutes.pdf

District 18 Report for Assembly | June 2020

June 6, 2020

The next meeting will be held next on June 18, again on Zoom, and will include discussion on reaching out to the newcomer with focus … Read more

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