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. I attended the Assembly at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa on April 6th – 8th. It was a long day of going over the General Service Conference Agenda Items with our Delegate Annie C. We had 37 votes but District 8 had 50 votes. That was amazing. Since there were no motions on the Agenda it was mute. The next Assembly will be at the Tampa Airport Marriott, July 6th – 8th. Flyers are on the table and the District website for download. It is our first time there and should be exciting.

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 so come out and show your support. We hope that Committee Chairs will be there with their displays and DCMs/ACMs will be there to offer support to those sick and suffering who are the future of our Program. Please encourage your GSRs to attend. More from Thomas a little later in the meeting. The first Gratitude Dinner planning meeting was held on March 25th at the 101 Club at 1:00pm where we picked a theme for the event. More from Tracie a little later. Planning is also underway for the Founder’s Day Picnic. Joey will provide more details a little later. Flyers for all events are on the District Website and on the table to download and bring to your groups.

Later today we will be presenting and voting on the 2 motions from Milinda and the Website Committee. It is exciting to watch our District grow. 2018 is moving really fast so I pray that everyone start thinking and talking about what District positions you may want to hold when we have our October elections. All Officer Positons 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 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: