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.

The Gratitude Dinner planning meeting was held on July 29th at 441 in Margate where we sold our first tickets to Dinner Committees. Today we will be selling tickets to District trusted servants. Someone from the Gratitude Dinner Committee will explain this process and provide more details a little later in the Gratitude Dinner Report. Planning is continuing for the Spaghetti Dinner on September 8th right here in Nova. Bobby will fill us in a little later in his report.

Carry the Message Day/Unity Breakfast was held here at Nova this past Saturday, August 4th at 8:00am. It was a fun event and I want to thank those that came to help Carry the Message in support of BCIC, Intergroup and District 9 General Service. The new venue of an Ask It Basket Panel with 2 Trusted Servants from each entity worked out well with a great discussion. Many questions were fielded, discussed and answered. There were literally tons of food leftover. General Service District 9 unveiled a new piece of literature on “How to Get Involved in Service in General Service District 9”. It is a very useful piece of literature although some typos were found to be corrected before the next printing. OOPS. Allan G will add some details in his report.

We have our District elections in October so please pray on how you can best be of service to District 9. It’s very important that we take care of our own sick and suffering alcoholics in Broward County first and try to help them travel that Road to Recovery. Participation and Communication is key to our program and District. We pray that GSRs have the willingness to step up to ACM and stay in the District. Are you willing? Please get involved as Service is crucial to everyone’s sobriety. The following positions will all be available; all Officer Positions, 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 the District Guidelines and talk to the present Committee Chair or one of your Officers for help. Don’t be afraid step up for a position as God does not choose the qualified in so much as God qualifies the chosen.
You can’t keep it without giving it away….so please pray, talk to your sponsor, stand and get involved in October.

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. See you at the Florida State Convention and don’t forget to go to the Musical Saturday evening after the Speaker as the will be a huge Conga line going to the dance. Also see you at the Spaghetti Dinner September 8th.

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