CHAIR REPORT OCTOBER, 2018

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

We had a really good voting Assembly in Boca Raton earlier this month. Attendance was good and my heart was touched by everyone in District 9 that stuck it out to the very end. Thank you for your service. Many lessons were learned. It’s going to be and exciting 2019-2020 with Panel 69. I do want to congratulate and acknowledge our own District 9 Trusted servants that will be serving the Area. Area Treasurer – Lisa D, Area Grapevine Chair – Karen D, Area Grapevine Secretary/Treasurer – Jean G, Area Treatment Chair – Richard S, Area Treatment Secretary/Treasurer (rotating out as BCIC Chair) – Ken J, Area PI/CPC Chair – Sharon G, Area Literature Secretary/Treasurer – Robin P.

The Early Timer’s Event was held on October 13th here at Nova. Thank you to our 3 speakers Cookie, Pat R, and Gail R for their messages. They were amazing. We would also like to thank the Archives, PI/CPC and Accessibilities Committees who came out with their displays and everyone in attendance and helped to make this event possible.

The last Gratitude Dinner planning meeting was held yesterday, October 20th at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Tickets are officially open to the public and will be sold today after the meeting. There are still positions available for service. More details will be available a little later in the Gratitude Dinner Report.

The planning has begun for the Winterfest Holiday Dinner & Ice Cream social. More from Bobby V in his report.

In a little while we will have our District elections so please stick around and be part of how you can best be of service to the sick and suffering of Broward County in District 9. Thank you for the awesome presentation on the 3rd Legacy Procedure by Sharon and friends. The trusted servants here today are the present and future of the Program. Please get involved in a Committee as Service is crucial to everyone’s sobriety. The following positions will all be available; Chairperson, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Registrar, Archives, Finance, Grapevine, Institution Liaison, Intergroup Liaison, Room/Ride Coordinator, and Support Your Services. Officers, and Standing Committees such as Archives, Finance, and Grapevine are 2 year terms, all others are 1 year with the eligibility to stand for a second year. If anyone has any questions please ask, as all questions are important to growth. Don’t be afraid step up. You can’t keep it without giving it away. Thank you all for your support. Remember to check the District website @district9aa.org for details on all upcoming events, minutes, agendas, and other documents. Just a reminder to all about our documents on our Password Protected Page, “This information is for General Service District 9 and Group members, and as such are confidential documents; Distribution is limited to members. Placement of this material in a location accessible to the public, including aspects of the internet, such as Websites available to the public, may breach the confidentiality of the material and the anonymity of members, since it may contain members’ full names, addresses or phone numbers. This statement will start to appear on more documents as needed but if it is on the Password Protected Page it is Confidential and should be treated as such.

Hope to see you at the Gratitude Dinner on November 2nd at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Kindest regards in Unity thru Love & Service, Al K. District 9 Chairperson Area 15 Panel 67. Email: