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.
We had our Founder’s Day picnic on June 9th at Snyder Park. There was a great turn out with lots of good food, great music and a wonderful meeting. Our speaker Pat R. gave a great talk on the history of AA. I learned a few things I didn’t know and had a really great time. Thank you, Heather and all of the volunteers for a successful event. It takes people to make these events run smoothly. Heather will be gearing up for the Spaghetti dinner and I would love to see all of us there in service for that event. I know I always say it is fun to do service, the truth is “it’s fun to do service.” Planning is still going strong for the 2019 Gratitude Dinner. Thank you to Judy O. and her committee. Please be sure to come to the next planning meeting on June 30th at the Fourth Dimension Club. There are plenty of service opportunities. 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, June 18th. Again, more service chances.
Friday, July 5th through Sunday, July 7th is the Area 15 General Service Assembly at the Tampa Airport Marriott. Shirley P., our delegate will be reporting on the General Service Conference she attended in May in New York.
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/ . 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.