Postponed Service Workshop 2017

The District 3B & 3C Service Workshop has been postponed due to possible severe weather this weekend.

PLEASE NOTE: The new date will be September 17 from 1-3PM. The location, Western Trails, remains the same.

Attached is a flyer with the revised date for the 2017 District 3B & 3C Service Workshop. This event is held in odd numbered years prior to group, district, and area elections to inform members of available service positions and opportunities.

Please post the attached flyer and announce at your home group.

Come be a part of A.A. as a whole!

News from GSO – June 30

GSO Memo to Literature Chair

Warmest greetings from your friends at G.S.O. in New York!

Welcome to all new Literature Chairpersons and best regards to all chairpersons who continue to help carry our message of hope and recovery through service on Literature Committees. If you have rotated on, please forward this report to your new Literature Chairperson along with the New Literature Chairperson Form and return envelope so that we can update our mailing list.

For those of you who are new, we try to communicate with you during the year to provide current literature information from the A.A. World Services Board, the General Service Office Publishing Department and the trustees’ and Conference Committees on Literature.

Read entire GSO Memo.

Treatment and Accessibilities Workshop

“He talked my language”*

Come join us for a Treatment and Accessibilities workshop. This is an Interpreted meeting with speakers, fellowship, and refreshments. Presented by District 3b/3c.

June 25, 2017 1pm – 3pm at Western Trails Group, located at 1800 Fortview Rd Austin, TX 78703.

Guests include Cherie R., Jeff A., Shane K., Norma A., Matt, Alma

Contact jah72814@gmail.com with questions.

Download PDF workshop flyer for your group.

PICPC Opportunity

Dear GSRs,
We have received a call from a skilled nursing center in South Austin for a monthly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. This is a unique community so the meeting but one where the clients requested AA. It will be an Open meeting and I have literature there. We really have a great opportunity to reach out and touch the hearts of individuals who are often forgotten. (See pamphlet on Special Needs) .

The meeting will be a once a month at 3:30 (when clients can come). I know this may knock some out of the possibility but I hope we can find individuals able. We will begin February (the third Monday of the month) . If that doesn’t work or if you have a strong desire to participate but the time is impossible, please let me know. We may have a little wiggle room….may.

If you are interested or if your group wants to be responsible for a 3 month commitment (or more) please call me. I will fill you in on what is needed, the address, etc. Because it is a skilled nursing center we really want to hold ourselves to a high standard regarding filling these spots. The facility is about 4-5 (at most?) blocks from Western Trails and easy to get to for us.

Please consider this opportunity. It was an old timer who developed Alzheimer’s and the commitment to his care that broke down my fears and avoidance to those individuals who look and sound ‘perfect.’ No it was not easy at first, I was scared and I did have to do some step work The last time I had been in a nursing home was when I was 12 and it was a small town nursing home where pain medication was not what it is today. It left me with heartbreaking emotional scars. But caring for Woody was the gift that opened so many doors to a world I did not even know was possible. And yet it became not only a great gift, but it became one of those life changing events – the one you speak about from the podium. (My Sponsee’s, at the time, also joined me in that journey; thank you Rosi.)

Again, it is an once a month meeting in South Austin at a skilled nursing center (individuals are able to get to meeting and communicate. Open AA meeting committed opportunity (A one-three month commitment at first with possibility of more)). Specific information when you call.

I hope you are up for a life changing and possibly kindest examples of love for our fellow man.

Your Trusted Servant,
Belinda B
PICPC Chair

For more information, please contact Belinda at Belinda’s e-mail.

Preparation for Voting Stage of Redistricting Proposal

In preparation of the balloting and voting stage of the Redistricting Proposal … the committee has prepared this information that will be helpful to the groups.

Ballots will be mailed tomorrow, Friday, December 23. Group GSRs should receive them by Monday the 26th.

Download document on the Proposed Austin Districts and Proposed Group Listing by District [PDF]…

Download document on the Redistricting Sharing Sessions Comments [PDF]…