Panel 68 (2018-2019) Delegate: Teresa J.
I love hearing from members, groups, and districts! If you have any questions, suggestions, or need assistance, please contact me at email@example.com
I am currently scheduling delegate reports with all districts in New Mexico. The following schedule shows all of my available dates. I will keep this schedule updated until all of our active districts have scheduled a time for me to give a report.
The General Service Board is searching for a member with a military background to serve as a non-Trustee Appointed Committee Member (ACM) on the Trustees’ Committee on CPC/Treatment and Accessibilities. The application deadline is May 1, 2018. Please contact me if you would like more information.
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:
Friends keep asking me if I’m excited about attending the General Service Conference. I can tell you that I am extremely excited about it! I can’t remember the last time I was filled with so much anxious anticipation. I still have some lingering self-centered fear but I truly believe that, thanks to God and the efforts of a lot of people, I am fully prepared to meet the task.
Bill L., alternate delegate, and I attended the Southwest Regional Delegate Assembly (SWRDA) from March 9th to 11th at Oklahoma City. We were joined by delegates and alternate delegates, past delegates, the Southwest regional trustee, and past trustees from around the region. In all, 75 people from 11 areas showed up for the purpose of helping to prepare new delegates (like me) for the General Service Conference. Through various presentations, reports and a mock conference, I got to learn more about how the Conference functions and my role in it. There was no discussion about the current Conference Agenda Items; everyone’s focus remained on procedures and general topics.
There was also some discussion about the Southwest Regional A.A. Service Assembly (SWRAASA) to be held in Branson, Missouri on October 5-7. This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about why and how we serve each other and the still-suffering alcoholics in our communities and around the world. For more information about this event, please visit the website www.swraasa2018.org
As of this writing it has not occurred yet, but, next week we will hold our Area 46 pre-Conference Assembly. To be honest, I am looking forward to the assembly every bit as much as I am looking forward to the Conference itself. At the assembly I will get to find out what the groups in Area 46 think about a great many of the items that will be discussed at this year’s General Service Conference. Thanks to your efforts, I will be going to the Conference both well informed and well prepared.
On April 20th I will leave for the General Service Conference. If your group was not able to participate in the Pre-Conference Assembly, please write or call me before the 19th if you would like to share your group’s thoughts with me. I will return from the Conference on April 28th. Please keep me and all of the Conference members in your thoughts and prayers.
Your grateful servant,
Area 46 Delegate