Wednesday October 12th, 2016

Assembly Up-Date

Meeting for Panel 65 and Committee Chairs will be held on  Sunday October 23rd in Sebring, Florida.  

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Dear fellow trusted servants,
It is with pleasure that I come to you with news of our plans for October 23rd, 2016. We are planning a one-day event where we elect our Panel 67 Area 15 Trusted Servants, Nominee for South East Regional Trustee and our Nominee Trustee at Large. Our Finance Committee Chairperson will provide your groups with the 2017 Proposed Budget. At the meeting there will be a table where you can receive your refund for your October banquet tickets, and you can purchase your January 2017 Quarterly banquet tickets. The Officers will provide their final reports, the Quarterly Coordinator will submit the bids for the two vacant quarterlies (October 2017 and April 2018).

We will meet in the Highlands County Fair and Convention Center in Sebring. We will be opening our doors for registration at 8:00 am, however first we will provide an outline for the day ahead of us. Keeping in mind this will be the first time we conduct our business in this matter, I will ask we reflect and embrace the spiritual principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

There are a number of hotels which are affordable and information has been provided in the flyer. There are the three listed and there are many others within a 10-mile radius. We will begin our meeting with the Committee elections at 9:15 am for approximately .45 minutes, we will then reconvene to begin our business meeting at 10:00 am, Area Officers & Finance Committee Reports will be given then the Quarterly Coordinator will present the hosting district bids, for Oct 2017 and April 2018.

We will ask for the newly Elected Area Committee Officers presented for disapproval, then we close the meeting and proceed with our Panel 67 Area 15 Officer Elections. We encourage you to “Brown Bag It”, bring snacks, refreshments and lunch. We will continue to inform you with details, please share this information with the South Florida Area 15 fellowship.

Shirley P.
South Florida Panel 65 Area 15 Chair
Cell 941-266-0609


Welcome To Area 15 General Service Website

The South Florida Area Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous is a service body for the groups in Delegate Area 15. Its primary purpose is to provide a forum for sharing collective 12th Step experience – how best to carry the AA message in South Florida, the Bahamas, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Antigua, St Maarten & Cayman Islands. The Area also has the responsibility to carry that message worldwide via the General Service Conference U.S./Canada.

Area 15 is supported by the voluntary contributions of the groups it serves. The Committee structure borrows much from “The AA Service Manual and Twelve Concepts for World Service” is ever mindful of the Twelve Traditions, Concepts for Service, and the Twelve Steps of AA.

Alcoholics Anonymous Preamble

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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What Is A.A.?

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.