PRESS RELEASE: Cuba’s Health Ministry Opens Doors to A.A.

To Newspapers/Wire Services January 16, 2019 For Immediate Release Alcoholics Anonymous   Like China and Iran before it, the Cuban government officially recognized Alcoholics Anonymous with an invitation to participate in the Third International Meeting Against Drug Addiction, held in Guantànamo Cuba from November 7-9, 2018.   Doctors, addiction specialists, social workers, nurses, and medical … Read morePRESS RELEASE: Cuba’s Health Ministry Opens Doors to A.A.

69th General Service Highlights | February 27, 2019

Stephen S., Area 53 Central and Southeastern Ohio   The Area Highlights are two-minute presentations made by the Delegates from the various Areas at the General Service Conference. They provide basic facts about each of the Areas for the other Delegates. Below is the presentation that our Delegate will present this year.   “Area 53 … Read more69th General Service Highlights | February 27, 2019

2019 General Service Conference Committees: Agenda Items

The linked document contains the Agenda items for the 2019 General Service Conference Committees. Items that are in Bold Italics are the ones that will be discussed at the Mini-Conference taking place March 8-10, 2019 at Deer Creek.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE AGENDA

Welcome to Panel 69

Welcome to Panel 69 of the General Service Conference. And welcome to the first “Delegate News” posting on the Area’s redesigned website. My name is Stephen S., and I will be serving as Area 53’s Delegate to the Conference for the next two years.   I look forward to using this space to keep Area … Read moreWelcome to Panel 69

AA Meeting App Available

November 2, 2018 We are pleased to announce that Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., has licensed the Meeting Guide technology. Meeting Guide was launched in November 2015 and provides a platform for local A.A. entities (Areas, Intergroup/Central Offices, Districts, etc.) to post their local A.A. meetings and currently provides information to more than 100,000 users, … Read moreAA Meeting App Available

Introducing Panel 69 (2019-20) Area 53 Officers

At the Area 53 Assembly on September 9, the following people were elected as Area officiers:

Stephen S., Delegate
Donna K., Alternate Delegate

Ed A., Area Chairperson
Nita S., Alternate Chairperson

Diann N., Treasurer
Tom D., Alternate Treasurer

Martha C., Secretary
Bruce W., Alternate Secretary

James C., Registrar
Joe M., Alternate Registrar

Ann B., Web Administrator
Dan S., Alternate Web Admin

Over the next month, contact information for these new trusted servants will be published on the contact card and their email addresses will be created.

When We Know Better, We Do Better!

On Saturday, July 14, Districts 26, 28 & 30 held a GSR School and Safety in AA Workshop.   Dan S. expertly facilitated the GSR School using “the three R’s” Records, Reporting and Resources. He provided lots of timely and updated GSR information and tips for success, including the recent Conference Action to consider changes … Read moreWhen We Know Better, We Do Better!

Principle of Rotation – Elections

Pamphlet The AA Group … where it all begins (P-16). Conference Approved Literature. New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 2005, page 26.

Traditionally, rotation ensures that group tasks, like nearly everything else in AA, are passed around for all to share. Many groups have alternates to each trusted servant who can step into the service positions if needed.

To step out of an AA office you love can be hard. If you have been doing a good job, if you honestly don’t see anyone else around willing, qualified, or with the time to do it, and if your friends agree, it’s especially tough. But it can be a real step forward in growth — a step into humility that is, for some people, the spiritual essence of rotation.

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