Information about Area 34 Assembly
The information below is an overview of how Area 34 Assembly operates and functions.
We encourage ALL Group Service Representatives (GSR's) and District Committee Members (DCM's) to attend and participate in Area Assembly. All AA members are welcome to attend.
THE AREA ASSEMBLY AND ITS ACTIVITIES: The areas hold an important position in the U.S./Canada General Service Conference structure. The areas are directly connected to the A.A. groups and their members through DCMs and GSRs. At the same time, they participate in the decision-making of A.A. through area delegates. At the heart of each area is the assembly meeting, where the democratic voice of our Fellowship expresses itself. While each area has the autonomy to conduct its meetings according to its conscience, Concept XII offers the General Warranties of the Conference as the guiding principles to remain democratic in thought and action.
Reprinted from (The A.A. Service Manual Page 18), with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.”
WESTERN MICHIGAN AREA 34 ASSEMBLY PARTICIPATES IN AA WORLDWIDE!
Through our elected Delegate, Area 34 Assembly participates in the yearly General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Area 34 Assembly currently meets the third Sunday of each month with the exception of June & November rotating locations (districts) throughout western Michigan. Distict Committees are encouraged to host Area Assembly
Area Assembly coordinates and connects outreach committees such as corrections, treatment, C.P.C. (Communication with the Professional Community), P.I. (Public Information), Grapevine, and Technology to name a few.
Area 34 Assembly coordinates workshops, sharing sessions, public information programs, and video presentations that keeps A.A. united, strong, and growing in our service committees.
Our past trusted servants (past delegates, past trustees and past officers) help to guide the area to an informed group conscience.
The business of Area 34 is brought forth, discussed and voted upon to help carry the A.A. message.
Through participation at the Michigan Mock Conference, Pre-Conference Assembly, outreach committees, and the Michigan Statewide committees our elected Delegate is equipped to participate in the General Service Conference; The Group Conscience of Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole.
READ MORE Western Michigan Area 34 General Service Guidelines Handbook
Assembly Meeting Virtual (Zoom)
Meeting ID: 521 659 0401
No Password Required
Suggested tips for attending the Assembly virtually
Please take time to review the Agenda. The Area 34 Assembly Agenda is usually sent out to attendees prior to Assembly. You can acquire the Agenda through emailing the Area Secretary.
Area Assembly is called order at 10:30am DCM Meeting is at 9:30 under a different ID number. If you are a DCM, you can aquaria this number through contacting the Delegate.
The Assembly opens with District Roll Call.
If you have group concerns you may address the Assembly after roll call.
New business is addressed after lunch.
Join Zoom with microphone muted and video on.
We try to accommodate all virtual users,.
We adhere to the agenda set forth in the Guidelines.
Raise your virtual hand when you'd like to speak
Do not write your concern in the chat, the Assembly body will not hear or see it.
Wait to be called on by the Assembly Chair. You may be the only hand-up on Zoom, but there may be people lined up at the microphone in person.
The virtual option is an alternative to attending Assembly in person.
We encourage all to attend Assembly in person if possible.
AREA 34 ASSEMBLY AGENDA
Assembly starts at 10:30. Lunch is approximately at noon.
OPENING: (Serenity Prayer)
ROLL CALL OF DISTRICTS: (update during assembly if additional District’s arrive)
INTRODUCTION OF NEW GSR'S/DCM'S/ALTERNATES
STANDING SERVICE COMMITTEES: (New GSRs/DCMs meet with Alternate Delegate. Others can see the Chairperson or Secretary for committee assignment if not currently serving on a Group/District Service Committee.)
Standing & Special Service Committee Reports - (Chairs, please submit written summary of committee meeting/report to Secretary)
OLD BUSINESS: (For the benefit of the person originating any motion, the entire Assembly, the Chairperson, and the Secretary – please write out motions prior to making them, and then give the written motions to the Chairperson.)
A) Item #1
B) Item #2
A) Item #1
B) Item #2
THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH: (Alternate Delegate)
CLOSING: Responsibility Declaration