I am an alcoholic, member of the Live Laugh Love group, my sobriety date is July 13th, 2008 and my name is Leslie.  We hosted the Area Assembly in Boca Raton the first weekend in October.  I could not be prouder of District 9.  Debbie C. and her committee and all of the volunteers worked so hard and it all went off smoothly.  Awesome job.  I received nothing but thank yous.  We had our Early Timers Event on October 12th.  Thank you to Jessica C. and the Archives committee.  There were 3 great speakers, Gail, Ron and Fred who shared their experience, strength and hope with us.  Planning meetings have started for Winterfest.  Come join us for a chicken dinner, ice cream, ugly sweaters and of course, a great speaker.  Next planning meeting is this Wednesday, October 23rd at Denny’s, 7 pm.  The last planning meeting for Gratitude Dinner is October 27th at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, 1 pm.  Thanks to Judy O. and her committee for all of their hard work.  I am very excited for the dinner and look forward to seeing everyone there.

After the committee reports today, we will hold our elections for some of our Standing Committees and our Service Activities following our Third Legacy procedure from the AA Service Manual.  Our Standing Committee Chairs serve for two year terms and our Service Activities Chairs serve for one year with the eligibility to stand for a second year.  All servants elected today will serve beginning in January if they are not standing for their second year of service.  Each person standing will give the opportunity to state their qualifications.  Those voting today are GSRs, DCMs, ACMs, all current Committee Chairs and District Officers.  Alternate GSRs may vote if their GSR is not present.  I will give a brief description of each of the positions up for vote. If you do not understand something, please ask.

To any new trusted servants here today, welcome and please take this opportunity to get involved in any of our committees.  If you missed anything or want more information for your groups, please visit our website,  Flyers are there as well as all other sorts of info.

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.

If there are any questions, comments or you just want to say hi, my email is .