Hello District 9! I am an alcoholic, member of the Good Morning God group, my sobriety date is
February 26th, 2009, my name is Sherri and it’s a great day to serve A.A.! I am extremely grateful,
honored and privileged that I get to represent this incredible District.
For anyone new here today, Welcome to General Service! We are so happy you are here! If you don’t
have an agenda, please check the chat for a link to todays agenda so you can follow along, it’s chock
full of information and you can use it to take notes to you can bring back to your groups.
A huge thank you to our outgoing Chair Leslie B. for helping me to get transitioned so smoothly and for
the awesome binder she made for me, with my name on it, which is going to be extremely helpful over
the next two years. She is quick to answer all my many questions, and promised to be right by my side
for the many more that are sure to come.
I’d like to introduce you to the rest of your panel 71 officers who will help guide the District for the next
two years: your Treasurer Jackie S., your Recording Secretary Bart C., and your Registrar Sharon G.
Your Dream Team!
As Chair I have the task of appointing a Current Practice Chair, which Leslie B. has graciously accepted
the position, and our GSR Workshop Coordinator, Elias has very willingly agreed to stay on another
year in that position. Also, an ADCM/DCM Workshop Coordinator and Assembly Chair is selected when
needed. Right now, the ADCM/DCM Workshop will be held and run by all the officers along with the
ADCMs/DCMs. We have not placed a bid to host an Assembly this year so there is no need to appoint
To all our Committee Chairs new and old, thank you for your continued service, the District does not
operate very well without you all.
To our General Service Representatives (GSRs), Alternate General Service Representatives, (Alt.
GSRs) District Committee Members (DCMs), and Alternate District Committee Members (ADCMs), you
all make up the backbone of General Service, there is no District without you all and thank you does
not even come close to letting you know how extremely grateful we are that your here, helping us, to
help you, help your groups, we cannot do anything without you, so please keep coming back!
Such an incredible amount of support we had at the Assembly last weekend, with 30 voting members
present and many non-voting members there as well supporting us.
Bart has emailed the preliminary agenda items for this year’s General Service Conference.
Remember that these agenda items may change once the trustees meet at the end of January. The
final agenda will be out in a couple of weeks and then shortly after that the background material will
be sent and that’s when we will have some of our trusted servants review the material and present to
you a clearer understanding of what most of the items are about. We will likely have an abbreviated
March District Meeting, so we have enough time for presentations.
April’s Assembly dates are the 9th – 11th at the Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort and the flyer
is posted on our website and also on the Area 15 website. They are asking for us to go ahead and
reserve our rooms. We are acting as if we will be meeting in person until we hear otherwise. There is
no penalty with this hotel if plans change and we decide to meet virtually. It’s also real important that
you attend as that is where our Delegate is going to be asking for our group conscience on how he
should represent us at the conference concerning those conference agenda items.
We will have elections today for the following committees: Archives, Grapevine, Carry the Message
Day, and Gratitude Dinner Chair. Support Your Services is also open but as we are still virtual until
June at least, we are reconfiguring this position and what would normally be our Spring Fling may be
something entirely different and virtual, more from our Virtual Tech Coordinator about that later.
We also have one motion on the agenda, please note that the motion will be read only so that you
have plenty of time to bring back to your groups so you can bring back your group conscience
decision next month when we will open the motion for discussion and vote.
Please don’t ever 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: email@example.com or by phone at: (954) 681-2309.
We are constantly reminded that we are not in charge, that we need to always work as one, for the
good of A.A. as a whole, like our Declaration of Unity states: “This we owe to A.A.’s future; to place our
common welfare first; to keep our Fellowship united. For on A.A. unity depend our lives, and the lives
of those to come.”
I wish you all an incredibly Happy, Healthy New Year!
In Humble Love & Service to you, District 9, where A.A. is Divine, Sherri