Area 53 Assembly
Next Area 53 Assembly
December 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Check-in starts at 9:30 am.
Area 53 Assembly provides online access using Zoom.
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
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.
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.
Area 53 News
The anonymity-protected, digital version of the 2022 General Service Conference Final Report is available for online viewing or downloading. The print version will be available … Read more
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
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