To the Groups in Area 53, Central and Southeastern Ohio
This decision was authorized by the General Service Office manager on April 5, 2013. The GSO General Manager’s e-mail informing the Delegates explains the reasoning as follows:
This is part of the ongoing effort to lessen significant expenses in printing and postage as part of our cost-savings measures at G.S.O. While new print directories will not be available this year, we know that the ones currently in circulation will continue to be of limited use.
In addition, in this rapidly-evolving digital environment, Areas, Districts, and Intergroups/Central Offices, are far more easily accessible than ever before. The up-to-date contact information that they can provide for local A.A. is more accurate than the A.A. Directories, which are out of date the moment they come off press.
We appreciate continuing to receive updated group and contact information from your registrars. Keeping our G.S.O. records as current as possible is vital in our ongoing communication with groups and all trusted servants.
Thank you for your assistance and for your service to A.A.
If you have any questions regarding the decision, please send them to your delegate at: delegate[at]area53aa[dot]org
Dave C., Central & Southeastern Ohio
Delegate Panel 63 (2013 – 14) Area 53