I am an alcoholic, member of the Live Laugh Love group, my sobriety date is July 13th, 2008 and my name is Leslie. I am so honored to be serving as your District 9 chairperson. A big thank you to Al for his leadership these past 2 years and his continued guidance and support. I want to welcome my fellow officers, Sherri, Jackie and Bart. I also want to welcome all of the new chairs ACM/DCMs’ and GSR’s coming in to service and to those already here. I am the blessed one to be serving in District 9 with such an awesome group.
Our Assembly in Tampa this last weekend was a great success. We had a total of 28 votes for our District and I think we were well represented and I for one had a great time especially after giving my chair report to the Area body. I could finally start breathing again. I couldn’t fail because I knew all of my District 9 trusted servants there in body and in spirit were supporting me. Our next Assembly will be at the Boca Raton Marriott, April 5th through 7th. Flyers on the table. I did request our Conference Agenda background materials and we will hand them out as I receive them. Also, I will keep you informed on the Preliminary Agenda items for the General Service Conference when they become available from our Delegate, Shirley P.
As incoming chair, I have filled the following positions. Al K. will be our Current Practice chair. David S. will be the ACM/DCM coordinator and Sharon G. has agreed to a second year as GSR workshop coordinator. I have also selected Debbie C. for Assembly Chair as we are hosting an assembly in October at the Boca Raton Marriott. She will give her credentials later in this meeting. It is with sadness to report that Bobby M. has stepped down as PI/CPC chair and ACM due to health reasons. He is in our prayers and will be missed. We thank him for his service. PI/CPC is an open position. Grapevine is still an open position and I know someone out there wants to wear purple and remember this is our meeting in print. Carry the Message is open as well. We will hold elections for these open positions, for our 2019 Gratitude Dinner chair and will vote on our new budget.
Our next event for Support Your Services is the Spring Fling Chili Cook Off and Dinner with karaoke and as always, a great speaker meeting. The dinner is March 2nd and planning meetings are well under way. This is an excellent way to give back by doing service and you will have fun. These events are not to be missed. Heather will give us more details in her report.
GSRs’ please let your group treasurers know that the address for Area contributions has changed as it does every two years. Sherri, our treasurer has the new address. Also at the Assembly in Tampa, the area budget was voted on and passed. As a side note, Area 15 contributed to the General Service Office in New York $48,287.48.
To any new trusted servants here today, please take this opportunity get involved in any of our committees.
I don’t have time to list all of the trusted servants in District 9 who go above and beyond when it comes to service, please know how grateful I am and I know that 2019 will be an outstanding year all thanks to a reliance on a Power greater than myself and the love in these rooms. And remember that the sun always shines in District 9. In love and service, Leslie B. District 9 Chair.
If there are any questions, comments or you just want to say hi, my email is .