Area 46 Delegate

Bill L.

Panel 70 (2020-2021)

Conference Committee: Treatment and Accessibilities

71st Conference Committee Chair for the Conference Committee on Treatment and Accessibilities

SW Region Alternate Delegate Chair 2020

SW Region Delegate Chair 2021

 

Contact Info:

I am very interested in hearing from members, groups, and districts!  If you have any questions, suggestions, or need assistance, please contact me at delegate@nm-aa.org

 


Results from the 70th General Service Conference

Quick Reference 70th Conference Area 46

GSC Newsletter 2020 A46

For those who are interested, here are links to the results from the 70th General Service Conference. 

70th GSC Advisory Actions (English)

70th GSC Advisory Actions (Spanish)

70th GSC Committee Considerations (English)

70th GSC Committee Considerations (Spanish)

70th GSC Agenda Items Forwarded to 71st GSC English)

70th GSC Agenda Items Forwarded to 71st GSC (Spanish)

70th GSC Floor Actions forwarded to trustees’ Committee on the GSC (English)

70th GSC Floor Actions forwarded to trustees’ Committee on the GSC (Spanish)

 


Getting Involved in the General Service Conference

Your input is requested!

Some of you may have heard by now that the 70th General Service Conference will not be held live, onsite in Rye Brook, NY this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Trustees and Board of Directors have elected to hold the Conference in a “Virtual” manner on a Digital Platform.  Please help me welcome AA to the 21st Century.  I am thrilled to help pioneer this first ever Virtual Conference.  The Conference will be held May 16 – 19, 2020.

Part of the Conference process is for the Delegate to report back to each District in Area 46.  Perhaps something to do with “Directly responsible to those they Serve”.  This is your opportunity to interact with your Delegate and hear what took place at this year’s Conference and let your Delegate know what you might want to see at the next Conference.  This is a time when you can bring forward potential Agenda Items for future Conferences.  You are a part of this process all year around.  Please ask your DCM to schedule a Delegate’s Conference Report.  I look forward to hearing from everyone in our Area.


Delegate’s Schedule:

IT’S NOT TOO EARLY TO SCHEDULE DELEGATE CONFERENCE REPORTS

It is our custom in Area 46 for the delegate to give a report on what happened at the most recent General Service Conference in every district that wants one.  This gives members, who might not otherwise have the chance, the opportunity to hear what happened and ask any questions they want.  All A.A. members are welcome to attend these reports.  I will make this Conference Report available either as a Virtual interactive event, or my preference is to still come out to each District “Live” as soon as we are able to gather again.

You can click here to see my current schedule:

Delegates Calendar as of 6-14-2020


The Year-Round General Service Conference Process

Area 46 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)


Remote Communicator

Remote communities can be defined as those where individuals have difficulty accessing A.A. due to any of the following barriers:

  • Geography (distance or isolating location (such as a military base, reservation, etc.))
  • Language (linguistics or dialects)
  • Culture (customs and/or beliefs)

The day before the official start of the 2019 General Service Conference, most of the delegates got together to share their experience, strength and hope in serving remote communities. This year, the theme of the remote communities meeting was “Cultural Challenges in Reaching Remote Communities.”  The “Remote Communicator” includes some of the interesting ideas and experiences that were shared during this wonderful meeting.  You can download and read the “Remote Communicator” here:

2019 Remote Communicator


Communications Audit

LET”S TALK ABOUT THE COMMUNICATIONS AUDIT…  The General Service Board commissioned an audit of our internal and external communications to see how well we are communicating within our Fellowship and to the public.  The audit began in 2017 and was completed in 2018.  Please read a summary of the report.  (The results begin on page 11).

Communications Audit (English)
Communications Audit_ES (Spanish)


Delegate Report

June 2020 Delegate Report

Delegate (ENGLISH)

Warm Greetings to each of you here in Area 46.  I genuinely hope that each of you has navigated this unprecedented Pandemic safely and with some degree of Serenity and Acceptance.  I do know that some of us have been personally affected more than others, either by personal circumstances or by circumstances that affected those close to us.  Having encountered a personal family loss during these times, I sincerely empathize with anyone who has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.  God’s Speed to us all.

At the time of this writing, I have not yet been to the 70th General Service Conference.  I am in final preparations as I write this.  Please know that I feel comfortable that I have gathered the Area Conscience before the historic “Virtual” 70th General Service Conference.  I held 5 sessions for call in exchange of information, and we had our Virtual Pre-Conference Forum on May 2.  Additionally, our Area Web Chair Kerri created an online Survey for anyone in the Area to participate in. I would like to interject here, that our Webchair Kerri has done so very much to assist our Area during this Public Health Crisis.  If you have a moment, please send her an email thank you for all of her efforts from managing all of the online meeting schedules for over 300 meetings, to assisting in putting together the Pre Conference Forum to the Survey, to the May Assembly.  The list goes on and on.

By the time you are reading this, I will have attended the Conference, but I will offer no speculation at this time as to how it was.  I, nor anyone else, have any experience to draw upon to estimate in advance what this Conference will be like.

We will have our Virtual Area Assembly on May 30.  I hope that you all plan to attend.  Please Pre-Register.  Details are on the Area 46 website.  Area 46 is still open, and we need to continue to carry the message and continue to conduct our business, even if it is in a new manner that we are not used to yet.

On June 5-6-7, we will have our Area 46 State Convention for the first time ever on a Virtual Platform.  Please feel free to attend as many of those sessions as you can.  All the original speakers will still be telling their story, albeit, on a Virtual platform.

DCM’s it is time to start scheduling your Delegate Conference Report in your District.  Please feel free to contact me at any time.  I have a Delegate’s Calendar posted on the Delegate’s page so you can see what time slots are available.

In Love and Service,

Bill L., Area 46 Delegate

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Delegado (SPANISH)

Saludos Afectuosos a cada uno de ustedes en Área 46.  Espero sinceramente que cada uno de ustedes haya navegado por esta Pandemia sin precedentes de forma segura y con cierto grado de Serenidad y Aceptación.  Sé que algunos de nosotros hemos sido afectados personalmente más que otros, ya sea por circunstancias personales o por circunstancias que afectaron a aquellos cerca de nosotros.  Habiendo encontrado una pérdida personal de la familia durante estos tiempos, sinceramente empatizo con cualquier persona que ha sido afectada negativamente por COVID-19. La velocidad de Dios para todos nosotros.

En el momento de esta escritura, todavía no he sido a la 70a Conferencia de Servicios Generales.  Estoy en los preparativos finales mientras escribo esto.  Por favor, sepan que me siento cómodo de haber reunido la Conciencia del Área antes de la histórica 70ª Conferencia de Servicios Generales “Virtual”.  Sostuve 5 sesiones para la llamada en el intercambio de información, y tuvimos nuestro Foro Virtual Pre-Conferencia el 2 de mayo.  Además, Kerri nuestra Coordinadora del Sitio Web del Área creó una Encuesta en línea para cualquier persona en el Área en la que participar.  Me gustaría interponer aquí, que Kerri nuestra Coordinadora del Sitio Web ha hecho muchísimo para asistir a nuestra Área durante esta Crisis de la Salud Pública.  Si tiene un momento, por favor, envíele un correo electrónico de agradecimiento por todos sus esfuerzos, desde la gestión de todos los horarios de reuniones en línea para más de 300 reuniones, hasta la asistencia en la organización del Foro de Pre-Conferencia para la Encuesta, a la Asamblea de mayo.  La lista va sin cesar.

Para cuando esté leyendo esto; habré asistido a la Conferencia, pero no ofreceré ninguna especulación en este tiempo en cuanto a cómo era.  Yo, ni alguien más, tenemos cualquier experiencia de dibujar sobre estimar de antemano a qué esta Conferencia parecerá.

Tendremos nuestra Asamblea de Área Virtual el 30 de mayo. Espero que todos planeen asistir.  Por favor, Pre-Regístrese.  Los detalles se encuentran en el Sitio Web del Área 46.  El Área 46 sigue abierta y necesitamos seguir llevando el mensaje y continuar llevando a cabo nuestro negocio, aunque sea de una nueva manera a la que todavía no estamos acostumbrados.

Los días 5-6-7 de junio, tendremos nuestra Convención Estatal de Área 46 por primera vez en una Plataforma Virtual. Por favor siéntase libre de asistir a tantas de esas sesiones como pueda.  Todos los oradores originales seguirán contando su historia, aunque, en una plataforma Virtual.

MCD’s es tiempo de comenzar a programar su Informe de la Conferencia del Delegado en su Distrito.  No dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo en cualquier momento. Tengo un Calendario de Delegados publicado en la página del Delegado para que pueda ver qué intervalos de tiempo están disponibles.

En el amor y el servicio

Bill L., Delegado del Área 46