Area 46 Delegate

Panel 68 (2018-2019) Delegate:  Teresa J.

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I love hearing from members, groups, and districts!  If you have any questions, suggestions, or need assistance, please contact me at

Getting Involved in the General Service Conference

Area 46 has created a pamphlet to explain how groups can get involved in the General Service Conference.  You can link to this pamphlet by clicking on one of the following links:

“WE Are AA: Getting Involved in the Conference Process”  (English)
“SOMOS A.A.:  Involucarse en el proceso de la Conferenci”  (Spanish)

Delegate Report
February 2018

Is Alcoholics Anonymous really an upside-down organization?  Does “ultimate responsibility and final authority for. . . World Services” really reside with the groups — rather than with the trustees of the General Service Board or the General Service Office in New York?  Well, every year delegates from 93 areas across the United States and Canada meet to serve as the voice of the groups.  But does your group really get to “have a say” in the decisions that are made by the Conference?  The answer is, “Absolutely, yes!”

On March 24th and 25th, GSRs from groups all over New Mexico will gather in Roswell for our pre-Conference Area Assembly.  By necessity, we will still have to handle our regular Area business, but our primary focus will be on talking about those issues that will be on the agenda at the upcoming General Service Conference.  This will give all of us the chance to hear different perspectives and will give me the chance to get a good sense of what the groups of Area 46 really think.

Within a few weeks, I will be receiving the final Conference Agenda items and background information about those items.  I will email that list and a summary of the background information to all registered GSRs, DCMs and area trusted servants in Area 46.  I would like to encourage every group to schedule a special meeting in order to discuss those items that are most important to you.  Because time will be tight, it would be best if you schedule this meeting just a week or two before the pre-Conference Assembly in March.

Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.

Your very grateful servant,

Teresa J.
Area 46 Delegate