Area 53 Assembly

Next Area 53 Assembly

September 8th, 2024

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbus - Worthington,

175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH 43235

This assembly will have Area 53 Panel 75 Officer Elections.

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 2023-2024 is "Panel 73." The next panel starting in January 2025 will be "Panel 75." Area 53 panel numbers are always odd numbers.


Chairperson: Marcia H.

Delegate: Ed A.

Recording Secretary: Joe M.

Registrar: Chris J.

Treasurer: Malcolm C.

Alternate Chairperson: Taffy J.

Alternate Delegate: Joel K.

Alternate Recording Secretary: Kari B

Alternate Registrar: Open

Alternate Treasurer: Brenda B.

Need to contact an Officer? Just Click their name!

Area Documents

Area 53 News

Delegate News – February 18, 2024

February 18, 2024

Last Updated on February 18, 2024 by Area Delegate Good evening, I have three items to share tonight:

Delegate Report – September 1, 2022

September 2, 2022

Last Updated on September 9, 2022 by Technical Advisor I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and thoughts through my difficult time over … Read more

2022 Final Report from General Service Conference (digital version)

September 2, 2022

Last Updated on September 2, 2022 by Technical Advisor The anonymity-protected, digital version of the 2022 General Service Conference Final Report is available for online … Read more

Alternate Delegate & Delegate Report – Aug 18, 2022

August 19, 2022

Last Updated on August 21, 2022 by Technical Advisor Delegate/Alt. Delegate Report August 18, 2022 On August 3, Area 53 Delegate Donna K. was admitted … Read more

Reflecting on Upcoming Elections

August 4, 2022

Last Updated on August 12, 2022 by Technical Advisor As we approach the upcoming election assembly on September 11 th , I find myself reflecting … Read more

Highlights from the 72nd General Service Conference

June 14, 2022

Last Updated on June 14, 2022 by Technical Advisor I attended the 72nd General Service Conference on April 24-30, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York. Here … Read more

Area 53 June 5 Assembly – Please Register

May 19, 2022

Last Updated on May 19, 2022 by Technical Advisor Hi Folks, This is a friendly reminder to get registered online for the upcoming June 5 … Read more

Area 53 March Assembly – Please Register

March 4, 2022

Last Updated on April 4, 2022 by Technical Advisor Hi Folks, This is a friendly reminder to get registered online for the upcoming Assembly (March … Read more

REVISED Documents for December Assembly Meeting

December 9, 2021

Last Updated on December 21, 2021 by Technical Advisor We have revised the agenda & several other documents that will be used at our Assembly … Read more

December 2021 General Assembly of Area 53

December 8, 2021

Last Updated on January 22, 2022 by Technical Advisor We are holding our last general assembly of 2021, which marks the halfway point for Panel … Read more

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