Panel 68 (2018-2019) Delegate: Teresa J.
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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:
WHY AREN’T WE TALKING 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)
IT”S TIME TO SCHEDULE DELEGATE REPORTS (Conference Reports)!!! 😀 yay!
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. (That’s right, all A.A. members are welcome to attend these reports!)
Bill, our alternate delegate, is available to give a Service workshop in conjunction with the delegate Conference report. This workshop helps those new to Service understand the A.A. Service structure and the year-round Conference process. When scheduling the delegate report, please let me know if you’d also like to have Bill give the Service workshop.
You can click here to see my current schedule:
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:
It is my pleasure to announce that Bill L. will serve as our Panel 70 (2020-2021) Area 46 delegate. Bill has done an exceptional job as alternate delegate and is absolutely ready to serve as delegate. Congratulations to each of our 2020-2021 Area leaders who were elected at the September Assembly!
I want to say thank you to everyone who participated in our area elections – those who voted in our extraordinary Third Legacy voting procedure and those who stood for the election. Everyone who stood demonstrated great humility, courage, and a genuine willingness to be of service. Whether elected or not, everyone who stood provided a great service to our area.
It was wonderful to have our Southwest Regional Trustee, Jimmy D., as our guest during the September Assembly. Jimmy shared his recovery story on Friday night and shared his experience as a new Regional Trustee on Saturday night. One of the things he said that has really stuck with me had to do with what we need in order to serve: availability, accountability, responsibility, and respectability. As I’ve thought more about this, it occurs to me that these are the things that I’ve learned as a result of participating in A.A. group and general service. And all I was trying to do was stay sober!
I had the pleasure of giving the delegate’s Conference report to District 17 in September. This year, I was able to present the report in Spanish thanks to Ana G., who translated my handouts and PowerPoint slides, and Tom H., who provided interpretation during the report.
I’ll be attending the Southwest Regional Forum in October. I hope to see many of you there!
Your grateful servant,
Area 46 Delegate