I am an alcoholic, member of the Live Laugh Love group, my sobriety date is July 13th, 2008 and my name is Leslie. Thank you for letting me serve as your District 9 chairperson.
Last weekend was our Assembly at the Boca Raton Marriott, hosted by Districts 6 and 7. We had 41 votes at the Sunday business meeting, way to go District 9. We had one Area motion to increase the budget for ASL interpreter services and it passed. We had abbreviated reports from District chairs and committee chairs and then Conference Agenda Review Items.
We have been busy here in District 9 and there is something for everyone. Jessica C. and the Archives Committee are busy planning the Old Timers event to be held May 4th. This event features 3 speakers with at least 35 years of sobriety and it is always inspirational. Planning is also underway for the 2019 Gratitude Dinner. Thank you to Judy O. and her committee. Please be sure to come to our next planning meeting on April 28th at the Twelve Step House. Heather M., our Support Your Services chair, has started planning for our next Support Your Services event, the Founders Day picnic on June 9th. The first planning meeting was this last Wednesday and the next one will be on the 24th. Come celebrate AA’s birthday with us. We are also underway with planning meetings for the October Assembly in Boca Raton. Debbie C. will have more information and that meeting will be this Tuesday, April 16th.
One last event to mention is the 63rd Florida State Convention to be held in our own backyard at the Trump Doral in Miami from Wednesday, July 31st to Sunday, August 4th. They need plenty of volunteers. Sign up on line https://63.floridastateconvention.com/ or on the sign up sheet and we will get you hooked up. It is a not to be missed event with lots of fun, lots of fellowship and lots of great messages.
To any new trusted servants here today, welcome and please take this opportunity to get involved in any of our committees. They need the help and we all need the service and as you can see there is something for everyone.
I am very grateful to everyone at District 9 who go above and beyond when it comes to service. I can’t do any of this on my own. I need everyone here, 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.