Panel 68 Alt Delegate
Area 46, New Mexico
2019 New Mexico AA Service Forum
Next Planning meeting December 20th.
United Methodist Church
136 W Calle Don Andres
Bernalillo, NM 87004
SWRAASA was held October 5,6, & 7 in Branson, MO. New Mexico had 8 people in attendance, and all our presenters did a wonderful job representing us. Friday evening, all the Alternate Delegates shared on the Traditions. Saturday, Patty B talked about rotating on, rather than rotating out of service and chaired a wonderful session on rotation. A lot was discussed about letting go of the past position when we rotate. David D shared his compelling personal experience with BTG and led a good discussion about Area 46 BTG and then we heard from other Areas what they are doing in BTG. Lori P walked us through how all the concepts are developed from and lead back to the 12th concept. She had attended all the Concept sessions throughout the day and was able to wrap up and tie together all the concepts. As the sharing went along, there were several stories shared about how we utilize the concepts and specifically some of the warranties in Concept 12 directly in our home groups and Districts and Areas. Saturday evening, the Delegates share on various topics. Our Delegate, Teresa J, shared about Self-Support: What does it mean to the Fellowship? She pointed out how our 7th Tradition is much more than financial policy, but also has a spiritual significance and represents overall participation in AA. Sunday morning brings the Past Trustees together to let them offer their perspective on where we are as a Fellowship, and where we are headed. Often times, as our elder statesmen, they offer cautionary tales about our current course so that we may steer away from danger or controversy. It is a wonderful event. If you ever get a chance to attend one, it is well worth while. SWRAASA 2020 will be in nearby Amarillo, TX.
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