April 18, 2021

Good Afternoon, I am an alcoholic, member of the Good Morning God group, my sobriety date is February 26th, 2009, and my name is Sherri.

Way to go District 9, I was so happy with the attendance of our members at last weekend’s April Assembly with 33 voting members present and a slew of non-voting members as well. After the business meeting on Sunday the conference agenda review continued, and continued and continued LOL and at 9pm there were still 17 of us hanging on, all I can say is WOW! I really think our Delegate Tom is well prepared to bring our voices with him to the General Service Conference this week, starting today and running through till the 24th.

If you are new here today, Welcome to District 9 General Service! Please check the chat for a link to today’s agenda so you can follow along. It’s also full of great information you can bring back to your groups, but most important, please keep coming back so we can continue to do whatever we can to help you, help your groups!

Feel free to unmute when it’s time to welcome new members, congratulate newly elected members and birthday celebrants, let’s be interactive and show some love, we are not a glum lot, just don’t forget to mute again when you’re finished.

We will hold district elections later for; an Archives Chair, a Grapevine Chair and for General Service Representatives as well as Alternate District Committee Members if there are any rotating down the triangle.

Cassie and a few others are putting together a double header for us, a mixed “Old & Early Timers” Meeting to be held virtually on May 1st at 6:30 and she will have an announcement on that later.

If you were not at our Assembly last weekend you may not know that the Quarterly Coordinator Committee asked to bring a time sensitive motion to the floor, about our next Assembly in July. The body voted that yes it was time sensitive, so we then heard and briefly discussed it, then we voted yes to canceling the contract with the Dadeland Marriott for this July and having the Area 15 Chair sign a new contract for July of 2022. What this did was save the Area at least $29,000.00 but possibly as much as $39,000.00 in cancellation fees. We will not have to pay anything to cancel. July Assembly will be 100% virtual.

Here is some great news though, for those of you who have are feeling more comfortable getting out and about, the 64th Florida State Convention in Jacksonville is picking up speed in hotel reservations and convention registrations and they are extremely excited. They could really use any support you can give them. The Convention is August 5th – 8th, go to www.64.floridastateconvention.com to get all the information you need!

I have had some inquiries about whether we will be going back to in person business meetings. This is not yet confirmed information, but it does seem like we may be continuing to meet virtually till the end of the year. I do know that Nova will be requiring all students and staff to be vaccinated by August for the fall semester. Now I can’t imagine how they could possibly allow any outside groups to use their facility as there would be no way to make sure they could remain on the tight restrictions they will have in place. The good news is that we are able to take care of all the business we need to just the way we are right now, although we all miss the fellowshipping, this virtual platform is allowing everyone who wants to participate do so in the safest way possible.

I am incredibly grateful to all of you who continue to serve, thank you for all you do.

Please don’t hesitate to send your comments, questions or concerns to any of us, we are here to serve you. I can be reached by email at: chairperson@district9aa.org or by phone at: (954) 681-2309.

Gratefully serving District 9, where A.A. is Divine