Area 53 Proposed Guideline Change – Assembly Dates

A proposed guideline change will be presented at the December 2018 Area Assembly for a vote at the March 2019 Area Assembly.

Rationale
Each of the four Ohio General Service Areas holds their mini-conference in March each year. The negotiated schedule for these mini-conferences to allow all four area delegates to attend each mini-conference. Area 55 meets the first full weekend in March; Area 53 meets the second weekend; Area 56 meets the third weekend; and Area 54 meets the fourth weekend.

Current Area 53 Guidelines states that the Area Assembly is the second Sunday of March, and that the mini-conference occurs the weekend of this assembly. Every so often, the second Sunday of March falls in the first full weekend in March. When this occurs (for example in 2020), our mini-conference and assembly weekend conflicts with the Area 55 mini-conference.

The proposed guideline change is intended to respect the negotiated mini-conference schedule for the Ohio areas by designating that the Area 53 March Assembly is held on “the Sunday of the Area 53 Mini-Conference weekend.

See Other Reports and Materials tab on the Assembly Page for more details.

Website and Digital Communications

At the Area Assembly on June 5, 2016, the assembly approved an action requesting: “Area Chair shall appoint an ad hoc committee to address the future needs of the area with respect to the area website and digital communications according to the area guidelines.” The committee has been formed with Dan H. as Chair and … Read moreWebsite and Digital Communications

Area 53 Guidelines

The Area 53 Guidelines are the operating policies and procedures for the area’s general service mission. They are posted on the websitehave been posted on the website. The guidelines provide the procedures used when revisions are proposed. At the March 2014 assembly, proposed guideline revisions for financial polices were introduced by the Area 53 Committee. … Read moreArea 53 Guidelines

Area 53 Redistricting Update – September 2011

At the Area 53 Assembly on September 11, 2011, four redistricting proposal for Franklin County were approved resulting in eight districts inside Franklin County. At this time, the redistricting within Franklin County is considered completed and the actions are reflected in maps and boundary descriptions on the area website. Districts 22 and 35 were combined … Read moreArea 53 Redistricting Update – September 2011

Area 53 Redistricting Update – December 2010

At the Area 53 Assembly on December 12, 2010, the Adhoc Redistricting Committee presented four proposals for redistricting. After thorough consideration, each proposal was approved by the Assembly. Districts 26 (Gahanna) and 27 (Whitehall/Reynoldburg) were combined into District 26. All groups previous assigned to District 27 will be assigned to District 26. The new borders … Read moreArea 53 Redistricting Update – December 2010

Area 53 Redistricting Update – June 2010

At the Area 53 Assembly on June 13, 2010, the Adhoc Redistricting Committee presented three proposals for redistricting. After thorough considered, each proposal was approved by the Assembly. District 41 (RAC Building on Old Leonard Avenue) was dissolved and groups that previously met at this buildings are now assigned to the district which encompasses this … Read moreArea 53 Redistricting Update – June 2010

Area Guidelines: Proposed Amendment for Mini-Conference Chairperson

Attached is a proposed amendment to the Area 53 Guidelines, introduced at the Area Assembly on 3/14/2010. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to change the procedure for selecting the mini-conference chairperson. This proposal will be further considered at the Area Assembly on June 13, 2010. [View Proposed Amendment] [View Current Guidelines]