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The central office is hosting a workshop on Saturday December 14th from 10am – 2pm. Representatives from Districts 2, 10, 11, Area 69, and the Central Office will be present to answer questions, explain positions and help those interested in doing service.

 

District 2 is hosting a workshop and BBQ on Saturday, September 7th.  There will be speakers, games, food and music.  The workshop begins at 9am at 1040 East Sugarmont Drive in Sugarhouse.  See the attached flyer for more information.

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All Grapevine Group Representatives, please plan to attend this quarterly meeting. Please bring your questions and ideas. We will discuss ideas from the website and ideas to help us better carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers, both inside the rooms and in remote locations.  We will also talk about “What is the Grapevine?”

Who: All Grapevine Reps

Date: Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Alano Club—big room

Address: 5056 South 300 West – Murray

PLEASE JOIN US – BE AN INFORMED AND EFFECTIVE GRAPEVINE REP.

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Welcome the Area 69 Delegates Walter and Doug, they will present the General Service Conference Agenda items 2013.  March 23rd, 11am – 4pm at the Central Office (80 West Louise).  Lunch will be served at 12:30.

District 2 currently has several available positions available, including: 3 District Committee Members, 5 alternate DCMs, Newsletter chair, Treasurer, Cooperation with the Professional Community chair, Public Information chair, and a Bridging the Gap coordinator.  District guidelines with descriptions and requirements are here.  District 2 meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7 PM, 1694 South 1700 East, Salt Lake.  Click here for a map.

For more information about some of the positions see the following pamphlets from AA World Services

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For those seeking service opportunities taking AA meetings into the jails: we now have the current application available for download.  This is for Salt Lake County and does not cover the state corrections facilities.

After filling out the application send it to [email protected]  If you are unable to scan your completed application bring it to the District 2 GSR meeting, last Thursday of every month, 17th E and 17th E at 7 PM.

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For a complete Fall Assembly report ask your DCM or GSR.  If your group does not have either, visit utahaa.org to request the information directly or visit your district’s next GSR meeting.

 

From the delegate

Release dates for digital reader apps for the Big Book and 12 x 12

  • iPhone, iPad, etc – November 15th
  • Android – December 1st

Delay caused by extra diligence on the part of the GSO legal services

Literature

New pamphlets

  • AA for the Alcoholics with Special Needs
  • AA for the Native North American
  • Understanding Anonymity
  • AA Member – Medications & Other Drugs

In the first 6 months of 2011 AAWS distributed 904,368 pieces of AA literature, compared to 864,161 for the same period in 2010.

The Grapevine continues to struggle despite a recent survey that 96% of the fellowship likes the AA but only 4% subscribe.  The Grapevine is no long just “our meeting in print.”  The print format, as well as past issues is available online cheaper than the physical copy, and audio copies of portions of The Grapevine are available for download to subscribers of Grapevine Online and Grapevine Complete.

Soliciting suggestions for the theme, presentation and workshop topic for the 2013 General Service Conference, as well as a theme for the 2015 International Convention.

Corrections

Meeting with sherriff’s office in District 8 to bring AA’s message to the Roosevelt/Vernal/Manila corrections facilities.

Public Information

Represented AA at recent USARA (Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness) events in cities all over the state.

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