Area 46 Delegate

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

Contact Info:

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Navajo Big Book Replacement CDs

All copies of the Navajo Big Book sold after Sept 1, 2018 have included an updated translation. There was an error in translation on Disc 12 (Chapter 11: A Vision for You) that was discovered by our members immediately after the release of the Navajo BB in May.

If you purchased a copy of the Navajo Big Book prior to September 2018, you can exchange your Disc 12 for a FREE replacement CD.  In Area 46, replacement CDs are available through the following sources:

  1. All Area Assemblies and the Area 46 Convention — See Dave L. at the Literature display.
  2. Albuquerque Central Office, 1921 Alvarado Dr. NE, Albuquerque NM
  3. District 9 business meetings or contact the D-9 DCM, Jerry F.

Just bring in your old Disc 12 and you will get a new one for FREE.  Each new CD is in a plastic case for safe transport.

A sticker is provided with each CD.   The sticker can be placed on the original Navajo Big Book jacket cover to show that the CD set has been updated.

Navajo BB Flyer

68th General Service Conference

The electronic version of Final Report is now available!  Just click here to read it.

The printed version of the Final Report is here!  Copies will be distributed to all area trusted servants at the Assembly Planning Meeting on October 20th.  DCMs will then distribute the Final Report to GSRs.  Anyone not able to attend the Assembly Planning Meeting will get your copy(s) at the December Assembly.

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.  You are welcome to read a summary of the report.

Communications Audit (English)
Communications Audit_ES (Spanish)

Delegate’s Schedule:

Please drop me a line or call if you’d like to schedule me for a workshop or delegate report.  You can click here to see my current schedule:

Delegate’s Calendar 10.14.18

Getting Involved in the General Service Conference

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)

Delegate Report
November 2018

SWRAASA was great!  Nearly 600 members from all 7 States and 11 areas of the Southwest region showed up to share experience and learn from each other.  I won’t go into detail as I’m confident Bill L., Alt. Delegate, will give a thorough report.  Additionally, I’ve invited all Area 46 members who attended to give a short report on their SWRAASA experiences at the December Area Assembly.  My hope is that the area can gain as much benefit as possible from sending myself and all of these other folks to SWRAASA.

At the end of September, I attended the National A.A. Archives Workshop.  I decided to go because archives is one of the Conference committees I was assigned to serve on during my delegate rotation and because I was elected to chair that committee this year.  I thought a crash-course in archives would be a good idea.  I learned SO MUCH – I’m very glad I went.  Jennifer W., Area Archives Chair, and Debra K., Area Archivist, graciously allowed me to crash in their hotel room (thanks roomies!).  Gayle, District 18 Archives Chair, also attended the workshop.  So, New Mexico was well represented.  Jennifer was asked to chair one of the sessions and did a fantastic job!

The printed Final Report of this year’s General Service Conference is has arrived!  Copies will be distributed at the December Assembly.

There was an error in the translation of Chapter 11 (Disc 12) of the Navajo Big Book.  The Publishing Department at A.A.W.S. has had the Chapter 11 CD re-recorded.  All copies sold or shipped since the beginning of September have included the corrected CD.  Area 46 has been supplied with free replacement CDs for anyone who purchased a Navajo Big Book prior to September.  Area Literature Chairperson, David L., will have the replacement Chapter 11 CDs available for exchange at all upcoming Area Assemblies and at the Area Convention in June.  If you will not be attending these events, perhaps you can make arrangements with your GSR, DCM or a friend to exchange your CD for you.   If you live in Albuquerque, you can exchange your old Chapter 11 CD with a new one at Albuquerque Central Office.  If you live in District 9, your DCM, Jerry F., has a supply of replacement CDs for exchange.

Your grateful servant,

Teresa J.
Area 46 Delegate