Area 53 Pre-Conference Report | March 15, 2020

Attached is a report on all of the agenda items to be covered at the General Service Conference. Stephen S. Delegate, Panel 69 Area 53 Central & Southeast Ohio   A53 General Service Conference 70 Pre-Conference Report

Delegate’s Report | September 14, 2014

Delegate’s Report
September 14, 2014

Thanks to Central and SE Ohio AA groups and to the general service assembly for the trust you placed in me to represent and serve you these past two years.

The following is the significant activities and information I feel groups should be informed of as regards carrying the message in Central and SE Ohio, in our state, our region and AA as a whole.

In July and August more than 600 randomly selected groups in the US and Canada participated in an in an AA membership survey. Central and SE Ohio groups numbering seven (7) joined in the survey too. The information collected will be included in the 2014 AA membership pamphlet, P-48, which should be produced next year. This pamphlet is used to inform the general public, the media and professionals who clients possibly are alcoholic. Information collected includes average age of members, average sobriety time, members occupations, marital status, number of meetings AAs attend and average size of AA meetings, etc.

The groups participating were New Life Direction, Zanesville; Sunday Variety, Marietta; SOA, Springfield; Rush Hour Recovery, Reynoldsburg; and, in Columbus, Open Door, Real Recovery Women’s, and Roundtable Discussion. Thanks for the support from COGF, AOIO, District 12, District 7, District 15 and the Area 53 trusted servants — especially the trusted servants in the AA groups.

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AA General Service Board Report | July 22, 2014

From Area 53 Delegate Dave C.

REPORT from the General Service Office

The AA World Services Board met on Friday, June 13, 2014, at the General Service Office in New York, NY. Newly-elected Chair of the AAWS Board, Billy N. opened the meeting and welcomed all in attendance, including new director Beau B. and new trustee director Chet P., Southeast Regional Trustee, and Joe D., newly-elected trustee director.

Manager’s Report
General Manager Phyllis H., extended appreciation to Mary C., the Conference Coordinator, and Nay W., her assistant, for their hard work in organizing the 64th General Service Conference. Phyllis also thanked the entire GSO Staff for the wonderful support that is the foundation of a well-run Conference. Responding to a number of requests, a new feature, “Recurring Contributions” was introduced in April to the Contribution Online portal of our website.

Then on June 2, we celebrated the successful launch of our newly redesigned website and the accompanying mobile site. On June 10, GSO joined in gratitude for AA’s 79th Anniversary, sharing our history and giving special recognition to our “Big Book” which marked its 75th year in April.

Read moreAA General Service Board Report | July 22, 2014

Info on 2015 International Convention of AA | July 18, 2014

Delegates Report 2015 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous

There is important information about A.A.’s 2015 International Convention in Atlanta now spelled out in the summer edition of GSO newsletter BOX 4-5-9. Go to the world service website of AA. An exact quote from the report reads as follows:

Registration forms for the 2015 International Convention, in Atlanta, Georgia, July 2-5, will be mailed around the world in August. You can get your form from your GSR, your area structure, your local intergroup/central office, from your GSO, and, of course, on GSO’s website, You may also register online starting September 3.

Registration is $100 if paid before May 12 2015. Your registration badge entitles you to attend all Convention events, including the Thursday night Party in the Park, the Stadium meetings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Georgia Dome, and all of the marathons, panels, workshops, and topic, special interest and other meetings at the Georgia World Congress Center and nearby hotels.

Read moreInfo on 2015 International Convention of AA | July 18, 2014

Area Committee Meeting | July 18, 2014

The Area Committee met at the COGF office on the afternoon of July 14, 2014. The committee is composed of the area officers, the District Committee Members (DCMs), and the chairpersons of area standing committees. Sixteen members of the Committee were present. The Area Committee meets to assist the area officers in the conduct of … Read more Area Committee Meeting | July 18, 2014

Delegates Report 64th General Service Conference | June 3, 2014

From Your Delegate:

Here is the written Conference Report given at the June 1 Assembly. Please be aware I have a ‘slide show’ to accompany the report. I cannot send it out because full names and faces are included.

Delegate’s Report 64th General Service Conference Alcoholics Anonymous

Area 53 Assembly – June 1, 2014

To the Assembly and to all the groups in central and southeastern Ohio thank you for your trust in me. It is my belief that everything we do in general service or AA as a whole has a primary purpose of reaching out to the suffering alcoholic. The primary goal is to help make more and better 12-step work possible. Bill W. wrote “We must carry the message else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been given the truth may die.”

It is my hope the General Service Conference (GSC) and AA as a whole continue to carry the message to the still suffering alcoholic where ever alcoholics reach out for help. If you wonder how the General Service Conference, an AA group, district, or Area 53 event or activity is carrying the message, please ask me and I will try to explain. The GSC was held in Rye Town, NY, April 27 – May 3. There were 34 conference advisory actions that received 2/3 vote of the 133 voting members of the Conference. The following is a summary.

Read moreDelegates Report 64th General Service Conference | June 3, 2014

Delegate Report | March 9, 2014

Delegates Report
March 9, 2014 – Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center

It has been a privilege to serve as your Panel 63 (2014-15), Area53 Delegate and share with you my activities (in the past three months) as I tried to carry the message per Chapter Six in the AA Service Manual.

As Program Chair of this 2014 Mini Conference I have met monthly with the Area 53 Mini-Conference planning committee, met with Deer Creek State Park and Salt Fork State Park hotel officials to see that Mini Conference is well hosted this year and locked in through 2015 and 2016.

I have tried to keep the Area trusted servants and interested AAs informed about the efforts your General Service Office, AA Grapevine, and General Service Board are doing to reach out to the still suffering alcoholic. If you want to be included in my e-mail updates and the like please e-mail me at delegate(at)area 53aa(dot)org. Send me your name, telephone number and e-mail address and you will be included with all the Central and Southeastern Ohio trusted servants and interested AAs.

Read moreDelegate Report | March 9, 2014

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