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Welcome to District 9’s monthly General Service Business Meeting. If you are new and not yet on our mailing list, please check the chat for a link to today’s agenda so you can follow along.
Reminder for new and not so new GSR’s that just prior to this meeting from 12:30 – 1:45 we have a GSR Workshop. Many of your questions, thoughts and ideas are addressed there. Elias will have more about that in his report.
It was great to see so many of you at our Area 15 virtual October Assembly held last weekend. If you missed it and were unable to bring your groups voice to the meeting, then you may not know the results from the motions that were on the agenda and the ones that committees brought to the floor. Please check the chat for a summary of what transpired.
- Our next Area Assembly, hopefully in person, is January 14th – 16th at the Sarasota Hyatt, hosted by District 5. Link to the flyer will be put in the
- The deadline for Area 15 January Assembly motions is November 9th at 9
- The January Assembly Banquet Committee is asking for everyone who will be purchasing a banquet ticket to go onto their website: aadistrict5.org, scroll down to the middle of the page and click on “Quarterly Information”, and there you can fill out some information and reserve your banquet ticket. They are not taking payments yet until we find out if we will definitely be in person or not, but they are urging members to please reserve a ticket to help them out for when they can start selling them.
The 65th Florida State Convention is being held right here in our backyard, at the beautiful Harbor Beach Marriott right on Ft Lauderdale Beach from August 3rd – 7th 2022 and they need our support. Registration is open and you should know that if you plan on staying at the hotel you should call and book your room ASAP as they are 88% full already. There are 32 committees that need both individual and group volunteers. Everything you need to know can be found at: 65.floridastateconvention.com
SSAASA (Southern States Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly) is being held virtually November 19th – 20th and it’s free but you still need to register in order to receive the meeting code and password. Flyer and FAQ sheet in the chat. To register go to www.ssaasa6.org.
Later in the agenda we will hold our monthly district elections for General Service Representatives and Alternate District Committee Members if there are any, that have completed their two year term and are ready to rotate down the service triangle.
We will also have elections for: Archives, Literature, PI/CPC (Public Information / Cooperation with the Professional Community), Carry the Message Day, Intergroup Liaison, Institutions Liaison, Room & Ride Coordinator, and a Support Your Services Founder’s Day Picnic Chairperson. A summary of the process along with descriptions and requirements will be put in the chat. If you are willing and have the time to serve one of these committees, we urge you to stand. God does not call the qualified, he qualifies the called. You don’t need to know how to do the job, all you have to do is be willing to grow.
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: email@example.com or by phone at: (954) 681-2309.
Thank you all for being here today, so grateful to serve District 9, where A.A. is so Divine.