Chairperson’s Report February 2017

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 Final Agenda items for the General Service Conference was received from our Delegate which was email blasted to all the trusted servants on our distribution list. Thank you Sherri. There are copies on the table. Please let me know of any Spanish or French groups that may need this in their languages. When the background material is received, the Officers will split it into sections and pass it on to some Trusted Servants to for review. They will then do a short presentation at our March District Meeting to this body. Please note that the March meeting will include only a few key verbal reports with the bulk of the meeting spent reviewing the Conference Agenda items. Rest assure all reports will be included in the minutes. The presentations should concentrate mostly on the items under consideration. In that way we can be knowledgeable and provide an educated group conscience of what we want our Delegate to report to the General Service Conference for consideration. The recommendations made by the Delegates at the General Service Conference are called Conference Advisory Actions. They are published in the General Service Conference Final Report and later distributed to the members in the form of a booklet. More detailed information can be found in your Service Manual which I highly suggest you read prior to the April Assembly. It will also benefit you when our Delegate gives her Conference report to District 9. To welcome our Delegate we will be having our yearly Delegate Luncheon on June 11th. If you would like to help coordinate this event I’m asking that you please contact Sherri our District Secretary. Also blasted were the April Assembly Agenda Items to bring back to you group for consideration on the Area Motions. The April Assembly flyers hosted by District 6 are on the table and can be printed out from our District Website at The dates are April 7th – 9th at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center. Today, we have a motion which we will be voting on regarding funding of District trusted servants that also have a role as an Area trusted servant. I hope everyone has had a chance to review it and bring it back to your group for consideration. Please note that we will be holding elections today for our 2017 Gratitude Dinner Chairperson, PI/CPC Chair, as well as Webservant (Website Chair). Please join me in welcoming Gayle K who has been appointed to the position of Current Practice Chair. We worked together on last month’s motions and she has the necessary desire and willingness needed to be responsible for this position. Thank you Gayle for your service. Please remember to contact our Archives, Literature and Grapevine committees if you’d like them to set up their displays at your groups. We are an exciting and busy service orientated District always looking to carry the message so please listen carefully to the committee reports today and consider joining a committee. Talk to the Committee Chairs, ask questions. Someone once told me that “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called!” Our first event of the year will be a Spring Fling 50’s Dance that Joey will tell us more about a little later. I hope and encourage participation at all levels. The best way to mentor new members to General Service is to lead by example so please get involve. Please do not hesitate to contact me, or any other District member, with your questions. In closing, I would like to say thanks to each and every one of you for your willingness and enthusiasm to serve District 9. Thank you all for this opportunity to serve. In Unity thru Love & Service, Al K. District 9 Chairperson Area 15 Panel 67. Email: