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.

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at the 62nd Florida State Convention August 15th thru the 19th. I know I did and oh that Musical was special. *wink*

As I reported last month, Carry the Message Day/Unity Breakfast was held here at Nova on August 4th at 8:00am. It was a fun event and I want to thank those again 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. Attendance was somewhat low which resulted in each entity contributing $357.91 toward the cost of the event.

The Gratitude Dinner planning meeting was held on August 26th at the Sober Today Club at 1:30pm in Hollywood where we continue sign-up and sold tickets to the Dinner Committees. Today we will continue selling tickets to District trusted servants. There are still many positions available for service. It is our biggest event of the year. Someone from the Gratitude Dinner Committee will explain this process and provide more details a little later in the Gratitude Dinner Report.

The Spaghetti Dinner was held on September 8th here at Nova. Attendance was amazing with a full house for the food and the movie. Thank you Bobby V and Committee …. Homerun!!! More from Bobby a little later.

Next month we have our District elections so please pray on how you can best be of service to District 9 and the sick and suffering of Broward County. Please get involved as Service is crucial to everyone’s sobriety. The following positions will all be available; Chairperson, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Registrar, 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. Please 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 it fosters growth and the need is great. You can’t keep it without giving it away….so please pray, talk to your sponsor, stand and get involved next month.

Thank you all for your support. Remember to check the District website for details on all upcoming events.

Hope to see you at the Archives – Early Timer’s event on October 13th at 5:00 pm here at Nova. Kindest regards in Unity thru Love & Service, Al K. District 9 Chairperson Area 15 Panel 67. Email: