I am an alcoholic, I’m a member of the Lunch Bunch Group, my sobriety date is February 26th, 2009, and my name is Sherri. If you are new there is a workshop at 12:30 in room 105 in the building next door where you can learn lots of cool stuff about General Service with Steve B.

What a great turnout for Carry the Message Day! Big thank you to Fritz and his committee, they put together a super fun evening of fellowship, fancy desserts, and facts about service! Thank you to those who came out to the April 2023 Quarterly.

Assembly planning meeting at the 101 Club yesterday, we are off to a great start. Speaking of Assemblies, if you are an Area 15 voting member, meaning you are a GSR or Alternate GSR in the absence of your GSR, a DCM or ADCM, please do your very best to be at the next Quarterly Assembly being held from Sept 30th – Oct 2nd. This is a voting assembly, and we need your help voting in your next Area 15 panel of officers as well as the new delegate and alternate delegate. If you haven’t reserved a room yet and still want to please contact hotelinfo@area15aa.org to be placed on the waitlist. Whether you’re on the waitlist already or don’t want to wait for a room, the committee found another housing option that is just 1/2 mile from the Sanibel Marriott. We DO NOT have a block of rooms there, or a special rate there so please be sure to check especially their cancellation policy if you choose to book a room here while also on the waitlist. The contact info is LaQuinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Fort Myers-Sanibel Gateway 20091 Summerlin Road Fort Myers, FL  33908 – (239) 466-1200. We can’t remind you all enough, that if you did reserve a room and want to cancel it, or transfer to someone else please also contact hotelinfo@area15aa.org  we don’t want to lose the room from our room block, it can be given to someone on the waitlist.

Any GSR or Alternate GSR that will be attending in place of your GSR, that wishes to stay Saturday night only and is not funded by your group, please listen carefully to the Room & Ride Coordinators report. The committee is also asking for your help with banquet tickets, please if you are able to support the banquet, get your tickets early. They have made it very easy to do via Venmo, the Venmo QR code was emailed out by Bart in the Assembly reminder email blast.

If you look at your agendas, you will see under new business, there is a motion coming out of the Finance Committee. As per current practice, the motion is presented this month, which means it is read only, no discussion, then it is discussed and voted on next month, so you all have time to bring it back to your group conscience meetings. It will also be available on the district website within a few days.

Next month, we will have an abbreviated business meeting so there is plenty of time to hold our officer and committee elections. The workshop will be held as usual, at the same time and in the same place. All officer positions, including the new position of Alternate Chairperson will be up for election along with: Accessibilities, Finance, Website, Carry the Message Day, and Institution Liaison. District 9’s guidelines appear on our website, and you can find all the requirements and descriptions of these positions. Please, if you meet the requirements, have the time and are willing, please speak with your sponsor, your service sponsor, your partners, and mates, to determine if now is the right time to serve at this level, District 9 needs you! Emails were sent out containing the digital version of the 72nd General Service Conference report and for our next assembly’s flyers and the QR code to purchase a banquet ticket.

There will be a few more coming, like a letter from your GSO Manager, SE Regional Forum Flyer and a letter from the Area 10 South FL ALATEEN Coordinator, asking for some cooperation, having to do with what was announced here last month, so keep an eye on your inbox.

Please, don’t ever hesitate to send your Questions, comments, or concerns to me at: chairperson@district9aa.org or call or text me at: (954) 681-2309, I am here to serve you. Remember you can always find a copy of my report on our website in the Chairperson’s Corner link.

 Grateful to serve District 9, where A.A. is so Divine. Thank you