Your District 16, Area 14 News is here! 
In this edition:
1) Minutes-First Meeting, August 3, 2019

2) Announcements-Very Special Visitors coming to speak !   
Orange Badges workshop, AlAnon skit-play-workshop,
Service Coordinators Reports

3) Sept. 7 agenda items-send in your suggestions now. 
    Be Of Service
District Meeting 5:30 PM, 1st Saturday each month-Living Sober Group
meeting place,620 W. Duval St, Lake City.
(Behind the Boy Scout House) 
Next Meeting, Sat. Sept 7, 5:30pm
You Can Help Carry the Message........
  • Corrections  (Jails, Prisons, Detention Centers)
  • Treatment   (Re-habs, Hospitals, Shelters)
  • PI/CPC   (Public Information, Cooperation w/Professional Community)
  • Remote Communities   (7 counties in this district-3 have no meetings)
  • Special Needs  (Helping the disabled get the message)
  • Archives   (Preserve the history so that others may enjoy)
  • Grapevine   (Promote our meeting in print throughout the district)
  • Literature   (Help to make our recovery material available)
Available positions:  PI/CPC, Remote Communities, Alternates for all
positions and committee member on all above service committees.

Meeting called to order at 5:30pm
-First meeting, no old business
-Election of officers and service coordinators
-The following stood for positions and were approved unanimously: 
  • DCM/Chair, Ralph K
  • Secretary, Stacy Mae
  • Registrar, Web Master, Dustin C
  • Treasurer, Albert P, (Further motioned that Albert open bank account and PO Box-approved unanimously. 
  • Special Needs, Leanna F
  • Archives, Arlene L
  • Corrections, Francis M. (Sue R as alternate) Mark E. and Ralph K.  volunteered to serve on corrections committee. Francis recommended all participants on corrections committee get a PIN to enter the volunteer program for state prisons.
  • Grapevine, Arelene L (kudos to Arlene for chairing 2 committees!)
  • Literature, Fred
  • Treatment, Steve and Tyler (Co-chairs)
Gary indicated he was willing to serve on PI/CPC but needed to have permission of his sponsor. The position is still open
Nobody stood for Remote Communities. Both positions remain open to be revisited next meeting, Sept. 7.
-Motion to adjourn at 6:25. Unanimously approved. 
                                             Post Meeting                                                                    
All those serving gave their contact information to Dustin so it could be registered with Area and GSO.
Update: All have been registered and thanks to Dustin for the quick hard work. As you may know, GSO had been closed for 2 weeks. Dustin was informed to "expect informational packets by Christmas." The time is as the time it takes. 

Service Coordinators ! Please note above, kits will be delayed. It is suggested you have  your own internal committee meetings and start making a plan. Your reports will be appreciated at the next meeting, Sept. 7.  


Annette, our Delegate, and Ruth the chairperson of our Area,  are both coming to speak (for 20-25 minutes each) to the LSG group, Saturday, 8PM, 9/21. Good work Mark E. for helping put this together. 

Service workshop, "Orange Badges" Sunday, August 25th, Gainesville.                                                     Carpool suggested                                                               
                                       Click Here for Flyer                                                               

Please announce this in your groups as others could be interested. 

The following comes from Becky, Alanon:

Hello AA members of District 16/LSG.  District 2 of North Florida Al-Anon is holding a workshop on our pamphlet Alcoholism, "A Merry Go Round Named Denial."   You are cordially invited and encouraged to bring your family and friends that may suffer from the devastating effects of the family disease of Alcoholism.  Yes... family members suffer too.  We may not realize nor recognize how the disease has distorted our thinking, nor understand how unkind and unloving our actions may have been.  There is help and hope.  If you would like to learn more about the Al-Anon program, or introduce a family member to this fellowship, please consider attending our workshop.  There will be break out groups on denial and detaching with love.  There will be a 50/50 raffle.
If anyone is interested in greeting newcomers who are actually interested in AA, please contact Ralph or Mark.  District 2 of Al-Anon can set up a room so that prospective newcomers to AA can have their own introductory/beginner's meeting.
  August 24th  12:00 pm – 4:00 pm,First Presbyterian Church  (Education Center), 697 SW Baya Drive, Lake City, FL 32060

                                       Agenda next meeting:

Standard agenda items, IE., old, new, minutes etc. 
Old Business:
1)  Revisit PI/CPC (re:Gary)
New Business
1)  Reports from Service committees.
2)  Discussion: Current Operating Practices

(Click here to send in your suggestions)

Thank you,
Ralph K.
- DCM/Chair, District 16, Area 14

Click Here to Contact Ralph or call (305) 407-0895
7th Tradition contributions can be sent to:
District 16, Area 14
c/o E R Kinsley,
POB 4334 
Dowling Park, FL 32064
(Until Albert has new PO set up)

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