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
Panel 71

Chairperson: Ann B.

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

June 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

The assembly is a hybrid format with a Zoom option.

Area Documents

Area 53 Assembly News

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

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

Open officer positions ~ Special Mid-term Elections

November 15, 2021

As some of you are aware, we have 2 elected officer positions that have recently opened up. At the December Assembly, we will be holding … Read more

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

June Area 53 General Service Assembly

June 6, 2021

Area 53 Assembly June 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT The Area Assembly is a meeting of the Area’s General Service Representatives (GSRs), and the Area … Read more

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