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Delegates Corner – April 2014

Thank you for checking out the Delegates Corner.  This will be a short post since most of my recent activities are covered in the April Newsletter.  I look forward to seeing many of you at the April Pre-Conference Assembly on April 11th, 12th and 13th in Yakima.  You can download a flyer from the calendar on this website.    The reason it is called the Pre-Conference Assembly because it is the assembly that occurs right before the General Service Conference.  At the assembly you will hear presentations on the final agenda items for the 64 Annual General Service Conference as discussed at the Standing Committee Workshop in Ephrata in addition to reports from our elected/appointed officers and standing committee chairs and newsletter editor as well as conducting area 92 business.  I am particularly excited to have the opportunity to present Gene D. as our (area92) nominee for Pacific Regional Trustee at the conference.  As many of you know, Rod B. will be rotating out of the position.  Please join me in thanking Rod for his continued commitment and service to Alcoholics Anonymous.  I have only interacted with Rod for a short time however I can tell you his spirit will remain with us.  He is respected and loved by many.  I will leave for New York on April 23rd and will Read the full article…

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MY PRAASA EXPERIENCE

Hello Friends, As I write this I am on a flight from San Diego to Seattle returning from the 2014 Pacific Region A.A. Service Assembly (PRAASA).  I want to take a few minutes to share my PRAASA experience with you; where approximately 1800 alcoholics shared our experience, strength and hope with each other in order to stay sober and help other alcoholics.  At this point one might say “What?  I thought this was a service conference?  One only need read page S20 in the A.A. Service Manual to know that whether we serve A.A. as a home group member, General Service Representative (GSR), District Committee Member (DCM), Standing Committee Chair, Area Officer, Area Delegate, Class A Trustee, Class B Trustee, AAWS Board member, AAGV Board member, Past Delegate, Past Trustee or General Service management/staff to know that we are all about ONE THING and one thing only; carrying the message of recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous to the still suffering alcoholic.  All activities at PRAASA are aimed at how we can best do that.  I can only tell you about MY PRAASA Experience and how it has affected me.  At the Friday morning Delegates Panel each delegate read their Area Highlights that will appear in the 2014 Final Conference Report and which I will have 2 minutes to read at the Read the full article…

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March Delegates Corner Post

Happy March!  While Spring is just around the corner many of us are battling snow.  What’s that all about?  Hopefully things will clear up a bit and we will all have easy travel as we drive to Ephrata to discuss the Conference Agenda Items for the 64th Annual General Service Conference.  This past month has been a whirlwind for me.  As soon as I had access to the final conference agenda and backgrounds materials I sent flash drives to DCM’s containing that information.  I then went to work on studying the final agenda and background materials.  I want to thank district 22 for inviting me to present the conference information to them last Saturday.  I was able to give a brief overview of the items and the background.  We had some good discussion.  My intent on visiting them (per their invitation) was to provide them with important information and to be helpful in understanding the agenda items.  The result was that I left our meeting that day with a greater understanding of the agenda items (hopefully them too).  Thank you to district 22 for helping to prepare me for the GSC.  On March 15th I will be in Ephrata with many of you for the Standing Committee Workshop and on March 16, Jeff S and I will be participating in Read the full article…

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February Post

Thank you for checking out the Delegate’s Corner.  It was great to see so many of you at the January Quarterly and I think we did some good work in preparation for the upcoming Standing Committee Workshop on March 15th and the Spring Pre-Conference Assembly the weekend of April 11th in Yakima.  On a personal note, the morning after the quarterly I flew down to Puerto Vallarta to join my husband for a restful little vacation in the sunshine.  I am back home now refreshed and looking forward with anticipation to a very busy Spring, Summer and Fall.  Later this week I expect to have access to the Final Conference Agenda.  As soon as I have access to those files I will mail out flash drives containing the final agenda to the area committee for review in home groups and district meetings.  Important dates to remember: Pacific Region AA Service Assembly (PRAASA).  March 6th – 9th in San Diego. Saturday, March 15th Standing Committee Workshop at the United Methodist Church, 117 “C” Street Northwest, Ephrata WA 98823.  I encourage all to attend so that we may have some rich discussion on Conference Agenda Items. April Pre-Conference Assembly – April 11th – 13th Yakima Valley Hotel/Conference Center, 1507 North 1st Street, Yakima WA  98901 I will be attending the 64th Annual Read the full article…

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January 2014 Delegate Communication

Thank you for checking out the Delegates Corner.  First of all, I want to express how grateful and humbled I am to be elected to serve area 92 as your panel 64 delegate to the General Service Conference.  I will make every effort to serve area 92 knowledgeably, cooperatively and professionally with a sense of commitment, a sense of humility and a sense of gratitude.  Thank you for this wonderful service opportunity.  One of the things I would like to try during this rotation is to utilize the Delegates Corner in an effort to communicate more information to you that may not fit into the area newsletter and/or verbal reports to the body. Conference Update – I was excited to learn I will serve on the Treatment/Special Needs-Accessibilities Committee.  It is not a committee I have experience with either at the district or area level.    What a great opportunity for growth.  As you might guess I have read the guidelines for this committee and I am busy reviewing the history of Conference Advisory Actions.  GSO has mailed several packets of information to me.  Most I will share with you in the newsletter report and at the January quarterly.   I just received an email containing access information to the Dashboard as well as a separate email containing a Dashboard Users Guide.  Read the full article…

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Delegate Report Schedule 2013 updated 5/20/2013

District(s) Date(s) Location/Time 7 & 22 May 11 Complete 8 June 1 Couer d’Alene/ ? 2, 3, 13, 17 June 8   611 N Progress, Spokane Valley/ 10 – 3 6, 10, 11, 20 June 9 Yakima/ ? 4 & 18 June 29 Tri Cities/ ? 12 July 13 Rock Church  3rd & Rose, Okanogan/ 10 – 3 19 Sep 15 Moses Lake/ ? No others scheduled as of May 20, 2013. Dates available: June 30, July 6, 7, 14, 21, 27, 28, August 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, Sep 7, 8, 14, 22, 28, 29. Availability subject to change when Districts schedule. Updates to the schedule will be posted as it occurs. I’m excited to see you and give my report! Thanks, Jeff S.

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April 26, 2013 GSC

Woohooo! GSC business is completed! We did well for AA. We got through with committee reports, conference inventory and floor motions! All of us panel 62 delegates said our fair wells and Ward said his thank yous. It’s been a great conference and I’m excited to share my experience with you. Took mom to dinner with most of the delegates from the Region and we had a lot of laughs and good food. Tomorrow is a shorter day, brunch and fair wells by the rotating trustees including Ward.

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April 25, 2013 GSC

What a long day! Finished at 9:45 pm. All committee reports except two are done. There a four floor motions also. Last of the business tomorrow will be inventory questions. I can’t give results of the committee reports until the end of the conference. Had ice cream with th Pacific Region Delegates at Stardust. Cool place , had a banana split! Feeling fat and a little tired. One and a half more days to go!

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April 24, 2013

Long day today! We started at 8:30 AM, ended about 10:00 PM. We began our day with the GSC inventory by committee. We had a good committee meeting and great input. Thank you for the help of our past delegates! More area highlights including the Pacific Region. We observed the election of two regional trustees and I participated in the election of the Trustee at large, U.S. We had a World Services meeting report and the committee reports began. I was the lucky one to report first! All went very well. We got through Corrections, Policy and Admissions, and part way through Public Information. I signed for a draft pamphlet on spirituality and have read that over. I left out that st lunch, we also voted on PRAASA to go to Sacramento in 2017 and the Regional Forum in 2016 to be in Hawaii. I’m sad to report that our candidate for Trustee at large did not get elected. Almost midnight here now, time to get some much needed rest!

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April 23, 2013 GSC

Greetings! Had a great day today! Finished our committee meeting on Tim, all of the agenda items were completed and we added an additional consideration. I was so blessed with a great committee! Then we had more delegate highlights. The trip to GSO was pretty good too. They had snacks and I made it up to the Grapevine/ La VINA office. That office is really crowded and hot! Tonight we had a delegates only dinner and elected the new delegate chair for the 2014 GSC. Had to do homework due to the loss of my IPad to prepare for tomorrow’s inventory. All is well and I have the deepest gratitude for our Area.

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