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Delegate's Corner - May
At noon on Saturday 5/16, the 70th General Service Conference will begin. For four days through 7:30 5/19 the Conference will conduct official business, with numerous outside hour activities - AA meetings, Streamed Board reports and other activities.
While I am disappointed not to be physically present with my fellow delegates and meeting the new Panel 70's I am excited to be a part of this ground-breaking experience and watching how we will get the work done. I wanted to share how you can be a part of the Conference with us as described to me by a Past Trustee:
"A wise man told me a long time ago there is a way to use the General Service Conference even when not present at the Conference. All AA members who know about the General Service Conference could take time at their home group or meetings they attend to weave into their share something about being grateful that the Conference is going on and knowing that Concepts 1 and 2 are in full effect."
Please remind your fellow members of this event and offer your prayers for all of us as we do this work. Check the Delegates Corner on aanorthflorida.org for updates on this new experience.
Thank you for your continued support - see you when it's safe!
Thank you for celebrating service with me!
Delegate, Area 14, Panel 69
WHAT DOES A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE LOOK LIKE
You might be wondering how we are going to accomplish what usually takes 7 days - in 4 partial days. Obviously we are not. Here's a glimpse of what is happening.
Each Committee has had Zoom or Phone Conference calls with the instructions - all agenda items are off the table. Review each item and decide which ones are required legally, or are "essential" and would cause a negative effect if they were moved to the 71st Conference. So, we will see a greatly reduced agenda, which I will share as soon as available.
Conference sessions will total 4 days x 6 hours - 24 total Each Committee will have 3 hours to meet on agenda items Each Committee will have 45 minutes to present, debate and vote in session.
We will meet from Noon - 6 or 7:30 each day on Zoom Some activities are being video and streamed to us outside Conference time. the Daily AA Meeting, The Opening Speaker meeting (no dinner) and the Delegate's Only meeting will be held outside of the above hours.
We are all having Orientation calls with our Regional Trustee - We had 3 Zoom experts on the call who walked us through tasks we will need during Conference. When a couple had extra problems, the Zoom folks arranged to contact them individually to help further. Additionally, there will be Zoom "Ushers" assigned to us during Conference in case we get into trouble.
I hope some of you find this interesting as you compare it to your experience. I am disappointed to not repeat the amazing experience of last year, but to be part of this ground-breaking effort to accomplish our work is an experience I am excited to be a part of. Watch the Delegate's Corner on aanorthflorida.org for updates during the week.
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