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 this opportunity to be of service.  Our Gratitude Dinner was held on November 1st and was a great event.  I   thoroughly enjoyed the food, fellowship and of course a great speaker.  As always our dedicated group of volunteers went above and beyond.  Our next District 9 event is Winterfest.  Planning meetings have started.  Come join us for a chicken dinner, ice cream, ugly sweaters and of course, a great speaker.  The next planning meeting is this Wednesday, November 20th at Denny’s, 7 pm.

We held elections for some of our Standing Committees and our Service Activities following our Third Legacy procedure from the AA Service Manual last month and will do the same this month.  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 will serve beginning in January if they did not stand for their second year of service.  Each person standing will have 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. Those positions open for vote today are Room and Ride Coordinator, Intergroup Liaison, Carry the Message Day and Support Your Services Chair.  Just a note there, Heather may stand for her 2nd year in that position, also the same for Carry the Message Day Chair.  If you do not understand something, please ask.  Welcome to those trusted servants who stood last month.  It was Jennifer C. for her second year as Institutions Liaison, Steve B. as PICPC Chair, Liz O. as Accessibilities Chair, Victoria R. as Literature Chair and Dave D. as Website Chair.

We are finalizing our calendar for next year and will have it in print in December here at the meeting and online shortly.

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 .