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.
On May 4th, Jessica C. and the Archives Committee put on their annual Old Timers meeting. This event featured 3 speakers, Kass C., Thomas F., and Fred S. who all have at least 35 years of sobriety or more and it was truly inspirational and just a great meeting. It was a nice turnout and I would love to see all of my District 9 trusted servants at all of these events or as many as you can make. We need each other and we need to show each other that we support all that we do in the District. Heather M., our Support Your Services chair, is busy planning our next Support Your Services event, the Founders Day picnic on June 9th. There are service opportunities available for the picnic. The next planning meeting is this Wednesday at Denny’s. Come celebrate AA’s birthday with us. The funds we take in from our Support Your Services events helps to send our DCM’s, ACM’s and committee chairs to the quarterly assemblies. So, I expect us all to sell tickets and get the word out about these events. Planning is going strong for the 2019 Gratitude Dinner. Thank you to Judy O. and her committee. Please be sure to come to our next planning meeting on May 26th at the Lambda Club South. 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, May 21st.
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. All of these events and planning meetings are on our website, www.district9aa.org.
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.