Area 53 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 **
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 53 Assembly News
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
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
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
LINK to Zoom Meeting now Meeting ID: 411 053 2021 Password: area53aa Call-in number: (929) 436-2866
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
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
Click to access P69_2020_JUN_ASSEMBLY_Minutes.pdf