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.
One month ago I was guest of your General Service Board and General Service Office at the Delegate Chair’s orientation weekend event. Our Area 53 web site carries a report about the honor and the learning I received. I highly anticipate attending my 2nd General Service Conference in Rye Brook NY April 27-May 3. I will be giving my first conference report at the Area 53 PICPC committee workshop on May 17. That is prior to the Area 53 June 1 Assembly Conference report at the Moose Family Center in Lancaster.
Please come out and I will try to explain how AAs group conscience gets conducted and what recommendations become Advisory Actions. When, this weekend, you helped each other become better informed as a group I hope you realized it is AA’s way to disagree individually while still accepting the group conscience, one day at a time.
In the next 4 weeks I will be hearing the group conscience of AAs in the other 3 general service areas of Ohio at three more mini-Conferences. Then, in Rye Brook, I promise to respectfully and vigorously ask questions that you would ask while listening to all points, feelings and facts as AA as a whole makes decisions on how best to carry the message to the still suffering. And in the rest of the year I will continue to try to keep you informed on how the AA group conscience gets carried out in 2014.
I want to thank all the area officers for your guidance and assistance. I also want to thank every AA who has shared their ideas and feelings with me in person and as a response to a delegates mailing that you received.
As a grateful member of Alcoholics Anonymous,
Thank you for my life.