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October/October Host Districts: 14,15,23,24
Host District(s) Responsibilities

Future Assembly Dates:
January 12-14 | April 13-15 | July 13-15 | September 28-30

October 2017 Agenda:
Time Event Location Chair
Friday, Oct. 20
6:00pm-8:00pm Registration Promenade Host District 14
8:00pm-9:00pm Discussion Meeting Ballroom A Host District 24
Saturday, Oct.21
6:30am-11:30am Breakfast Buffet $8.00 inclusive / Continental Free with Room Restaurant
8:00am-4:15pm Registration Promenade Host District 14
8:00am-4:00pm Grapevine/ La Vina Room Lakeview North Host District 15
10:00am-4:00pm Registrar Room Board Room Stephen R.
10:00am-4:00pm Archives Room Kanapaha Maria S.
9:00am-9:45am GSR Orientation Ballroom B Chet P.
9:00am-9:45am Officers, Service Coordinators, DCM Ballroom C Dick G.
10:00am-11:00am Corrections Ballroom A Anthony S.
10:00am-11:00am Literature Ballroom C Marcela W.
10:00am-11:00am NFAC FL State Convention Oversight Lakeview South Heather V-W
10:00am-11:00am Public Information Ballroom B Clark M.
11:15am-12:15pm Accessibilities Ballroom C Amy W.
11:15am-12:15pm Cooperation Professional Community Lakeview South Mark A.
11:15am-12:15pm Grapevine Ballroom A Deb B.
11:15am-12:15pm Big Book Manuscript Litigation: What are the Facts Ballroom B Joyce C.
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch Buffet $14 inclusive Restaurant
12:15pm-1:30pm Area Inventory Ad-Hoc Committee Lakeview South Melanie E.
1:30pm-2:30pm Traditions Workshop 10,11,12 (Español) Ballroom C Host District 23
1:30pm-2:30pm "IT" IN A NUTSHELL (Trudging the happy path to informed voting) Ballroom B Vivian F.
1:30pm-2:30pm Treatment Ballroom A Marty C.
1:30pm-2:30pm Intergroup Lakeview South Paula D.
2:45pm-3:45pm Archives Ballroom B Maria S.
2:45pm-4:15pm Finance Committee Lakeview South Greg N.
2:45pm-4:15pm Growth Committee Bivens South Heather V-W
2:45pm-4:15pm Site & Agenda Committee (Español) Ballroom C Richard C.
2:45pm-4:15pm Website Committee Ballroom A Steven N.
4:30pm-6:00pm Area 14 Inventory (Español) Grand Ballroom Annie C. Area 15 Delegate
6:00pm-8:00pm Dinner Buffet $18 inclusive Restaurant
7:00pm-7:45pm Registration Promenade Host District 14
8:00pm-9:15pm Speaker Meeting (Español) Grand Ballroom Host District 23
9:15pm-10:00pm Ice Cream Social $9 cash only Grand Ballroom
Sunday, Oct.22
6:30am-9:00am Breakfast Buffet $8.00 inclusive / Continental Free with Room Restaurant
8:00am–8:45am Registration Promenade Host District 14
9:00am-12:00pm Business Meeting (Español) Grand Ballroom Annette D.

This agenda is only tentative and is for informational purposes only. The final agenda will be made available on the NFAC's website.

Conference Room Map
Paramount Plaza Floor Layout

Conference Room Distribution
Meeting Room Event(s)
Ballroom A Corrections, Grapevine, Treatment, Website Committee, Discussion Meeting
Ballroom B GSR Orientation, Public Information, Big Book Manuscript Litigation: What are the Facts?, "IT" IN A NUTSHELL (Trudging the happy path to informed voting) Archives
Ballroom C Officers-Service Coordinators-DCM, Literature, Traditions Workshop 10,11,12 (Español), Site & Agenda Committee (Español), Accessibilities
Grand Ballroom Speaker Meeting (Español), Ice Cream Social $9 cash only, Business Meeting (Español), Area 14 Inventory(Español)
Bivens South Growth Committee
Board Room Registrar Room
Lakeview South NFAC FL State Convention Oversight, Cooperation Professional Community, Area Inventory Ad-Hoc Committee, Intergroup, Finance Committee
Lakeview North Grapevine/ La Viña Room
Kanapaha Archives Room
Promenade Registration
  • Registration will be outside the Grand Ballroom in the Promenade Upper Level Lobby.
  • Grapevine/La Viña Room open Saturday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm in Lakeview North located on Lower Level.
  • The Archives Committee display is open all day Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm. Archives display is in the Kanapaha room.
  • The Registrar is available periodically Friday evening and during the day on Saturday for GSRs and DCMs to drop off group/district change forms or update your information with the NFAC in the Boardroom.
  • If you need an ASL Interpreter, please have your DCM contact Assembly Alternate Chair as early as possible before the Assembly weekend.
  • IMPORTANT REMINDER: In order to vote at the Sunday Business Meeting you must be in your seat at your District’s assigned table by 9:00AM for Roll Call.
  • If your District has special needs please contact Accessibilities and they will notify the Alt. Chairperson.

Saturday Highlights for the October Assembly

So many ways to carry the message - What's your cup of tea? Here's what's happening in some the workshops today, to help you decide. Check your agenda for time and location of each one.... And..... Don't forget to have fun this weekend!!

  • Treatment - Hear a report from the Service Coordinator's attendance at the National Bridge the Gap Workshop and a report from the General Service Office regarding Treatment facility activity.
  • Cooperation w/Professional Community - Attend a sharing session on workshops attended or planned and hear other ideas for identifying the opportunities to carry the message to our professionals.
  • Corrections - Does your district have a Corrections Committee? Stop in and hear ideas for starting one. Do you know about the Pre-release AA contact program? Come learn more about it and efforts to try to make it available to as many inmates as possible.
  • Grapevine/LaViña - Find out all you ever wondered about being a Grapevine Representative, and maybe tell your story for Grapevine.
  • Intergroup - A Panel of Intergroup Representatives will discuss FAQs about intergroup
  • Literature - Learn about the role of the General Service Office and A.A. World Services in preserving our message of recover for future members through translation services and other activities.
  • Public Information -See the new Public Service Announcement (PSA) video and some other PSAs that are available. There will be a follow-up discussion about the radio PSAs heard at last assembly.
  • "IT" in a Nutshell - Trudge the path to an informed vote - Moving beyond Roberts Rules of Order, who has voice, how to use it - un-confuse the business meeting.
  • Delegate Meeting - What Are the Facts? Our Delegate will fill you in on the known details of the litigation that has been filed regarding the early manuscript of the Big Book and needs your feedback regarding this issue.

NOTE: Due to the number of activities this Assembly, a couple of items are missing from the Agenda. There will be no Archives movie at lunchtime due to the work to inventory the Traveling Road Show display items. There will be no Service Manual Workshop in order to accommodate the Delegate Meeting. Thank you for your understanding.

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