Area 53 Assembly

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

 

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.

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

About Elections

 

The Area Assembly is charged with 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 their duties of the office.

 

The Area Assembly also elects an alternate delegate and area officers and alternates as outlined in Article V of the Guidelines.

Area elections occur at the September assembly in even-numbered years. The elected delegate and other officers assume their roles in the new panel that commences the following January in the odd-numbered year. The current Area 53 panel serving during 2021-2022 is "Panel 71." The next panel starting in January 2023 will be "Panel 73." Area 53 panel numbers are always odd numbers.

Area 53
Panel 71
Officers

Chairperson: Marcia H. (as of July 2022)

Delegate: Donna K.

Recording Secretary: Chris J.

Registrar: Dan S.

Treasurer: Tom D.

Website Administrator: Bill Y.

Alternate Chairperson: Marcia H.

Alternate Delegate: Ed A.

Alternate Recording Secretary: Joe M.

Alternate Registrar: Brenda B.

Alternate Treasurer: Malcolm C.

Alternate Website Administrator: Erin P.

Next Area 53 Assembly

September 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Check-in starts at 9:30 am.

Area 53 Assembly provides online access using Zoom.

Area Documents

Area 53 News

Alternate Delegate & Delegate Report – Aug 18, 2022

August 19, 2022

Delegate/Alt. Delegate Report August 18, 2022 On August 3, Area 53 Delegate Donna K. was admitted to the hospital. On August 4, following a conversation … Read more

Reflecting on Upcoming Elections

August 4, 2022

As we approach the upcoming election assembly on September 11 th , I find myself reflecting on what Bill W. wrote in A.A.’s Legacy of … Read more

Highlights from the 72nd General Service Conference

June 14, 2022

I attended the 72nd General Service Conference on April 24-30, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York. Here are two reports on conference actions and committee considerations: … Read more

Area 53 June 5 Assembly – Please Register

May 19, 2022

Hi Folks, This is a friendly reminder to get registered online for the upcoming June 5 Assembly.   Why register? There’s a lot of planning … Read more

Area 53 March Assembly – Please Register

March 4, 2022

Hi Folks, This is a friendly reminder to get registered online for the upcoming Assembly (March 13). Registering for the Mini-Conference is not the same as … Read more

REVISED Documents for December Assembly Meeting

December 9, 2021

We have revised the agenda & several other documents that will be used at our Assembly this Sunday. PLEASE use this <LINK>  Then scroll down … Read more

December 2021 General Assembly of Area 53

December 8, 2021

We are holding our last general assembly of 2021, which marks the halfway point for Panel 71, this Sunday, December 12 2021 starting at 10:00 … Read more

IMPORTANT Update from GSO

December 1, 2021

For decades, all correspondence to G.S.O., including our contributions, have been sent to Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163. Over the years, … Read more

REMINDER ~ December 2021 General Assembly Registration is OPEN

November 28, 2021

The December 2021 General Service Assembly of Area 53 will be held on December 12, 2021, starting PROMPTLY at 10 am (Doors Open at 9:45). … Read more

December 2021 General Assembly Registration is LIVE

November 16, 2021

The December 2021 General Service Assembly of Area 53 will be held on December 12, 2021, starting PROMPTLY at 10 am (Doors Open at 9:45). … Read more

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