CHAIR REPORT – JANUARY 2018

I’m an alcoholic, member of the Tamarac Group, and my name is Al.  My sobriety date is March 2, 2004.  I am honored to serve as your District 9 Chairperson.

The next Assembly is at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa April 6th – 8th. Flyers are available on the District website. There were 12 GSRs & 3 AGSRs voting in attendance for a total of 30 votes. Good news the April Assembly is local so we hope that you give your Group a voice and come to Weston to be a part of. We really would like to see a lot participation as there will be several motions on the Agenda that could affect the Assemblies and possibly the GSRs right to vote. Our Delegate Annie C will also be going over the General Conference Agenda Items for you input.

Back to the Sarasota Assembly, there were 2 motions that went forward one passed and one failed so please see you Subdistrict DCM/ACM for the details. The Area Budget was presented for Disapproval and was accepted. Details will also be in the Area minutes. Area15 will be making a Contribution to the General Service Board in the amount of $27,026. Due to the high level of contributions over the last few years, questions have been raised that the Area needs to do more to foster the coordination of information.

There is a wealth of experience in the Area that it could bring to the Districts with its past Delegates, Delegates, Officers, Committee Chairs and District Committee members but the impression is that the Area openly enjoys making big contributions to New York. Unfortunately, the Area, as per Current Practice, still expect Districts to foot the bill when Delegates or other Committee members travel within the Area to speak or help with issues. More will be revealed. Please attend the April Assembly and give your group a voice.

Spring*Fling planning is underway so come out and join us.

Today we will be voting on the motion to add a page to our District 9 website which will be designated as a resource center for our district. The motion was sent as an email blast to quickly bring to your groups for discussion and is listed on your agendas.

Welcome to all those who are new today or haven’t seen us for a while. As you listen to the Reports, the District would like to encourage everyone to find an area of service you may like so you can become a part of and lend a hand. We can’t do it alone. Thank you all for your understanding, participation, and support.

Our February meeting will be back into the Resnick Auditorium for the rest of the year. Remember to check the District for details on all upcoming events.

Thank you all for your willingness & dedication in representing your Groups and carrying the message. Come to the GSR Workshop where you will gain insight on how to be a valued GSR.

Kindest regards in Unity thru Love & Service, Al K. District 9 Chairperson Area 15 Panel 67.

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