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


Financial Update from GSO

GSO continues to need our support as a result of the impact of Covid-19.  As was mentioned before in my May and September reports:

This is unprecedented time in the world and a pivotal moment for A.A. Now is the time for this generation of our membership to demonstrate what self-supporting really means.

While group contributions are up and the General Service Office is extremely grateful for that, it is still not enough to offset the absence of literature sales.  As of October 2nd, the General Service board was required to take an additional 1.5M draw down from the Prudent Reserve.  Please remind everyone that GSO is in critical need of our direct support.  Here is a letter to the General Service conference on the Delegate’s page that you can review if you are interested in additional details.          Letter to General Service Conference Oct 2, 2020

 


TRUSTEE AT LARGE – US

Resumes are being accepted for Trustee At Large – US.   Next year Newton P. rotates as Trustee At Large US at Conference 2021.  Area 46 will hold our nominations at our December Assembly.  If you would like to stand for Trustee at Large – US, please download the fillable Resume Form.

Trustee at Large Resume Sheet FILLABLE (Revised 2020-02, English)

The form must be completed and returned to the Delegate – only the delegate can submit the resume to Trustees Nominating and the deadline for submission is January 1, 2021.  I need to have the resume forms returned to me prior to our nomination selection at the December Assembly.


EDITORIAL Unity-Our most Cherished Quality


Results from the 70th General Service Conference

70th GSC Final Report (Anonymity Protected) – English

70th GSC Final Report (Anonymity Protected) – Spanish

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!

Now is the time for any agenda items that we want to submit for consideration at the 71st General Service Conference.  If you or your Group, or your District have any items that they would like to be presented for consideration at teh 71st General Service Conference, please let me know and we can work on the submittal.

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:

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 11-07-2020

Upcoming Delegate Conference Reports:

 

 


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


Delegate Report

November 2020 Delegate Report

Delegate (ENGLISH)

GSO continues to need our support as a result of the impact of Covid-19.  As was mentioned before in my May and September reports:

This is unprecedented time in the world and a pivotal moment for A.A. Now is the time for this generation of our membership to demonstrate what self-supporting really means.

While group contributions are up and the General Service Office is extremely grateful for that, it is still not enough to offset the absence of literature sales.  As of October 2nd, the General Service board was required to take an additional 1.5M draw down from the Prudent Reserve.  Please remind everyone that GSO is in critical need of our direct support.  There is a letter to the General Service conference on the Delegate’s page that you can review if you are interested in additional details.

Trustee At Large – US.  Next year Newton P. rotates as Trustee At Large US at Conference 2021.  Area 46 will hold our nominations at our December Assembly.  If you would like to stand for Trustee at Large – US, please go to the Delegate’s web page and download the fillable Resume Form.  The form must be completed and returned to the Delegate – only the delegate can submit the resume to Trustees Nominating and the deadline for submission is January 1, 2021.  I need to have the resume forms returned to me prior to our nomination selection at the December Assembly.

Times have been busy this month.  After our September Assembly, I presented on Concept 9 for a workshop in Area 46 SE New York on Sept 19th.  On Sept 20th, I had the Conference Report for Districts 14 & 15.  September 24th, I was part of the General Service Board Strategic Plan Meeting.  Sept 27th was my Conference Report for Districts 7 & 10.  Because of virtual technology, we have a wonderful opportunity to attend many different events and workshops all across the country.  October 4th, I attended an Archives Workshop, The early days – Sister Judith Ann Karam, Class A, non-alcoholic Trustee presented a history of Sister Ignatia.  Michelle Mirza, non-alcoholic Archivist at GSO provided a wonderful presentation of Letters written by Dr Bob.  On Oct 6th, I attended a speaker meeting with Joan S, with 63 years – she got sober in 1957.

By the time this is printed, I will have attended the 71st General Service Conference Planning Meeting on 10/15.  Additionally, I serve as an officer of the SWRDA Committee as alternate Delegate Chair.  The officers had a planning meeting on 10/17 to discuss SWRDA 2021.  As Chair of the Conference Committee on Treatment and Accessibilities, I held our Treatment and Accessibilities Committee Meeting on 10/17.  I also have meetings with the Class A, non-alcoholic Trustee on Treatment and CPC Peter Luongo before and after the October Board Meeting.

In Love and Service,

Bill L., Area 46 Delegate

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Delegado (SPANISH)

La OSG sigue necesitando nuestro apoyo como resultado del impacto de Covid-19. Como se mencionó anteriormente en mis informes de mayo y septiembre:

Este es un momento sin precedentes en el mundo y un momento crucial para A.A. Ahora es el momento de que esta generación de nuestra membresía demuestre lo que realmente significa el auto-apoyo.

Mientras las contribuciones del grupo aumentan y la Oficina de Servicios Generales está muy agradecida por esto, todavía no es bastante compensar la ausencia de ventas de literatura.  A partir del 2 de octubre, la Junta de Servicios Generales estaba obligada a tomar un extra adicional de 1,5 millones de la Reserva Prudente.  Por favor, recuerde a todos que la OSG tiene una necesidad crítica de nuestro apoyo directo. Hay una carta a la conferencia de Servicios Generales en la página del Delegado que puede revisar si está interesado en detalles adicionales.

Custodio generales – US.  El próximo año Newton P. gira como Custodios genérale en US en la Conferencia 2021.  El Área 46 sostendrá nuestros nombramientos ante nuestra Asamblea del diciembre.  Si desea presentarse como Custodio generales – US por favor vaya a la página web del Delegado y descargue el formulario de currículum vitae.  El formulario debe ser completado y devuelto al Delegado – sólo el delegado puede enviar el currículum a los Custodios Nominando y la fecha límite para su presentación es el 1 de enero de 2021.  Necesito que me devuelvan los formularios de currículum antes de nuestra selección de nominaciones en la Asamblea de diciembre.

Los tiempos han estado ocupados este mes.  Después de nuestra Asamblea de septiembre, presenté sobre el Concepto 9 para un taller en el Área 46 se Nueva York el 19 de septiembre.  El 20 de septiembre, tuve el Informe de la Conferencia para los Distritos 14 y 15.  El 24 de septiembre, fui parte de la Reunión del Plan Estratégico de la Junta de Servicios Generales.  El 27 de septiembre fue mi Informe de la Conferencia para los Distritos 7 y 10.  Debido a la tecnología virtual, tenemos una maravillosa oportunidad de asistir a muchos eventos y talleres diferentes en todo el país.  El 4 de octubre, asistí a un Taller de Archivos, los primeros días – Sor Judith Ann Karam, Clase A, Custodio no alcohólica presentó una historia de la Hermana Ignacia.  Michelle Mirza, archivista no alcohólica de la OSG, proporcionó una maravillosa presentación de Cartas escritas por el Dr. Bob.  El 6 de octubre, asistí a una reunión de oradores con Joan S, con 63 años– se puso sobria en 1957.

Cuando esto es impreso, habré asistido a la  71ª Planificación de la Conferencia de Servicios Generales que Me encuentra en 10/15.  Además, sirvo de un oficial del Comité SWRDA como la Silla del Delegado alterna.  Los oficiales celebraron una reunión de planificación el 10/17 para discutir el SWRDA 2021. Como Coordinador del Comité de Tratamiento y Accesibilidad de la Conferencia, celebré nuestra reunión del Comité de Tratamiento y Accesibilidad el 10/17.  También tengo reuniones con la Clase A, Custodio no alcohólico sobre Tratamiento y CCP Peter Luongo antes y después de la Reunión de la Junta Directiva de octubre.

En el amor y el servicio

Bill L., Delegado del Área 46