Chair – Tony G.
September Area Assembly Report
Hello everyone, I hope all is well with everyone,The September Area Assembly was a great success,Opened with Serenity prayer, A total of 16 attend the meeting,the area delegate,the area chair,and 3 corrections chairs and one past area 46 corrections committee chair,Henry.P
I had two guest speakers Mr John Compton Chaplain for the federal prison in Milan, Mr Compton shared a little bit about himself on his drinking and addictions in his younger years a very touching story on how he was delivered from his addition and drinking by god. and Mrs Shirley Compton chaplin for the state prison in Grants New Mexico had very little time but they both shared the procedures on how to get in two prisons and the difference between the two prisons for volunteering, There both about the same as far as filling an application background check and orientation the only difference is the federal background is a little more intense, they both said that we as volunteers should not be scared to go into prisons if anyone has never been in jail or prison it is one of the safest places there is there always watching us, and that volunteers are needed in both institutions,it was also brought up that the the federal prison holds Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prisoners they come from every country with different languages and books were needed in those languages they were having a problem with that,that’s when the area delegate Teresa mentioned that we have big books in 67 different languages Mr Compton was very impressed with that.I Introduced Henny. P, he shared about the Donation Pink Can, that when he was Area 46 Committee Corrections Chair he started it and that he didn’t need to ask the area for any money for Literature, the donations from the can helped to purchase literature for the inmates, a vote was taken for taking it to the home groups conscience it passed, on sunday Henry made a presentation to the area on the donation pink can on how it works and out of one hundred cans eighty six were given out awesome thank you Henry could not have started this without your help.I also mentioned that District Three Correction chair Steve H.started putting out the pink can in two months two hundred dollars was collected,I also would like to say some think that our Area Treasure Ally mention in the assembly, that it’s not the amount donated its the spirit of the Donations.
Thank you for letting me be of service Tony Griego.
Donations to Corrections please send to 9323 Harbor Rd NW 87121 Albuquerque New Mexico make donations to area 46 Corrections Thank you..
To become a volunteer or to find out more about Area 46 Corrections,
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Corrections Service Opportunities
District 11, Corrections chair (STU) needs volunteers to take meetings in to La Posada Halfway House on 4 Th and I/40 Meetings are Tuesdays at 6 pm and Fridays at 7 pm 2 or 3 persons per meeting.
Call STU) AT 505-203-3402 or Tony 505-435-8584 for more info.
Volunteers are needed at the New Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe County Jail,And the Santa Fe Youth Facility’Contact Joe,L. at 505-577-7477 for more information.
Women are needed in Albuquerque to help with a meeting that being taken into a half-way house for women coming out of prison. This would be a really good place to start. There is no back ground check or training and someone will be there with you.
Both men and women are needed at the Sandoval County Detention Center. There will be a back ground check but no state training required. Get with me and I will put you in contact with someone to go with you.
There is an opportunity to start meetings in Grants at the ICE facility, that’s US Immigration and Customs. There will be a back ground check. but no state training. Get with me and I will send you the forms and an AA member’s number to get you started.
There are many more opportunities than these. If you want to be of service and don’t feel any of these are for you, please contact me. I will help you find your place in service.
For those interested the Corrections Correspondence Service is in need of men to write to men in prison. The pamphlet number CCS – 3 is available on line at www.aa.org or a direct line to the Corrections office in New York is 212-870-3058 or contact me and I will mail you some of the pamphlets for your group.
If you have any questions, requests for a workshop or need help with anything please let me know.
Yours in Love and Service Tony G. Area 46 Corrections Chair 505-435-8584