CHAIR REPORT – MARCH 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. The April Assembly is in our own backyard in Weston so come and get involved. There are plenty of Workshops to attend such as Traditions, Concepts, and GSR sharing session to name a few. Please find your passion and go to a Committee Meeting of your choice so you can get involved in District. Our Delegate Annie C will be going over the General Service Conference Agenda Items for you input.
As a reminder to District trusted servants that hold positions, “For attendance at South Florida Assemblies, District 9 will reimburse a flat rate of $200.00 (all inclusive) for one night’s lodging. If attendee holds a funded Area 15 position, he or she is funded according to Area 15 Current Practice, and District 9 reimburses the difference between the Area funding and the current District 9 flat rate, but not to exceed the current District 9 flat rate. Eligible to receive compensation are District Officers, DCMs, ACMs when there is no DCM or the DCM is unable to attend, Archives, Current Practice, Grapevine, PI/CPC, Accessibilities, Literature, Website and Finance Committee Chairpersons. In addition,“DCMs, ACMs and GSRs must attend their respective Saturday meetings including the Sunday morning business meeting in order to be reimbursed by District 9. What that means is if you are a District Committee Chair and a DCM/ACM you must attend your respective Area Committee Meeting, the DCM Sharing and Sunday Business Meeting. The same holds true for GSRs that are District Committee Chairs, you must attend your respective Area Committee Meeting, the GSR Sharing, and Sunday Business Meeting. Although this is an honest program we do check to ensure that we do our best in Carrying the Message and being responsible with 7th Tradition Contributions. Thank you all for your cooperation and service.
Today we will be having an abbreviated Agenda where only a select few will be giving their reports so that we can go over the General Service Conference Agenda items in preparation for our Delegate’s review at the Assembly in Bonaventure. It is important to understand the items being discussed so that we can tell our Delegate our group conscience at the Business Meeting on Sunday, April 8th. Please be assured that all Committee reports will go in the Minutes so please be responsible and get them to our Secretary quickly for the minutes.
Spring*Fling is over and I know that all in attendance had a great time and our speaker Jean did a real good job. Thanks to the Support Yours Services Committee for their hard work with this event. Joey B will let us know how we did later in the meeting. Planning is underway for the Old Timer’s event being held here on May 5th so come out and join us. This is a free event with 3 Speakers that have 35 years or more of Sobriety to share their experience, strength, and hope. The event is normally loaded with newcomers that need our help so we hope that Committee Chairs with their displays and DCMs/ACMs will be there to offer support to those sick and suffering who are the future of our Program. More from Thomas a little later in the meeting. The first Gratitude Dinner planning meeting will be March 25th at the 101 Club at 1:00pm so come get on the Committee of your choice and help pick the theme of the Gratitude Dinner. More from Tracie a little later.
2018 is moving really fast so now is the time for everyone to start thinking and talking to those rotating out about what District positions you may want to hold when we have our October elections. All Officer positions will be open. In addition the following positions should be available Finance, Grapevine, Institution Liaison, Intergroup Liaison, Room/Ride Coordinator, and Support Your Services. Officers, and Standing Committees such as Finance, and Grapevine are 2 year terms, all others are 1 year with the eligibility to stand for a second year. See your Guidelines or one of your Officers for details. Thank you all for your understanding, participation, and support. Remember to check the District website @district9aa.org for details on all upcoming events. Thank you all for your willingness & dedication in representing your Groups and carrying the message. We invite you to participate in the GSR Workshop where you will gain knowledge on how to be a valued GSR. Kindest regards in Unity thru Love & Service, Al K. District 9 Chairperson Area 15 Panel 67. Email: