I am an alcoholic, member of the Live Laugh Love group, my sobriety date is July 13th, 2008 and my name is Leslie.   I am humbled to have served as the Chair for District 9.      

The January Assembly will be virtual.  Area 15 was able to cancel the in person Assembly with the Sarasota Hyatt Regency with no penalty fees to us.  Although the Area had to hire an attorney for a flat fee of $1,200.00 to write to the hotel, it was money well spent as we were looking at a $31,000 penalty to cancel.  The hotel took the deposit that had been paid and applied it to 2022 when we are scheduled to return.  The program and renaming guide will be email blasted out and we will include the documents on our password protected page on our website.  The Assembly will be held January 15th to the 17th.  I will be there and hope to see you all.

We will be holding elections after our reports and we have motions to be voted on.  For our elections, we will be using Third Legacy Procedure.  If you do not understand any of the proceedings, please let me know and I will do my best to explain.  The following positions are open:  Archives, Grapevine, Support Your Services and Carry the Message Day.  Standing Committees are two year terms and Service Activities are one year term with the eligibility to stand for a second year.  For each position, I will read the requirements and duties.  Please don’t be afraid to step up and remember you can’t keep it without giving it away.

If you are not getting our blasts, please contact Jackie, our Recording Secretary.  We are always sending out all kinds of good stuff and to make sure you are in our loop.  Also, we continue with our seventh tradition of passing a virtual basket through the Zelle application as well as contributions to our P.O. Box.  GSRs, please thank your groups who continue to contribute.

And don’t forget to register for the 2021 Florida State Convention in Jacksonville and show them some love.  It will be nice to get back out there.  Also, planning meetings for the 2022 Florida State Convention being held here at home at the Marriott Harbor Beach are starting back up on January 23rd, 9 am on the Zoom platform.  Details on the flyer on our website.  

I am very grateful to everyone at District 9.  My service heart will always be with this district.  I am sad to rotate out of this position as I am finally comfortable leading the meeting.  I would not have wanted to do this without Sherri, Jackie and Bart by my side the whole time.  They really did make me look good.  And I know the District 9 will continue strong with our new officers.  I am so happy to have done my time in District 9.  In love and service, Leslie B. District 9 chairperson.

If there are any questions, comments or you just want to say hi, my email is chairperson@district9aa.org.