General Service Conference Topics 2020

Dear Groups/GSR’s ,

Please find below links to the information about conference topics for this year’s cut down General Service Conference.

The Conference will be held on the first weekend in November. Area D will host a topics meeting by Zoom at 2pm on Sunday, October 25 2020 for you to discuss your group’s views on the topics with our Conference Delegate.

To make sure you receive the details, you just need to be on the Area D mailing list. If you’re not sure whether you’re on it, please send an email to

If you don’t want to or are unable to attend the meeting, you are also welcome to use the assessment sheet linked to below and email it directly to before the end of October 2020.





North West Intergroup new bank account

The North West Intergoup has a new bank account. All donations from groups can now be deposited into:

BSB: 633000
Acc No: 1636 40659

Groups requiring a receipt for their donations can request one by emailing:

Postal address for all correspondence and cheque donations remains as:

North West Intergroup
P.O. Box 534

Click HERE to download Flyer

Area D Committee Vacancies

There are three positions to be filled on the Area D committee immediately:

Area D Registrar – click HERE for position description

Area D Webmaster – click HERE for position description

Area D Literature Officer – click HERE for position Description

Elections for the following positions will also be held at the December Assembly, with the terms to start on March 1st, 2021:

Area D Chairperson – click HERE for position description

Area D Delegate – click HERE for Section 6 of the Service Manual all about the Area Delegate/ Alternate Delegate positions

Area D Alternate Delegate

Area D Public Information coordinator – click HERE for position description

If you are interested in nominating please attend the next Area Assembly. If you have any questions, please contact the Area D Chair on: or the Area Delegate on

Your participation is needed to for the Area to continue to serve the groups effectively. We thank you for your service!

AA for the deaf and hard of hearing

What to do if a Deaf/hard-of-hearing person comes to your meeting

What is AUSLAN & why is it necessary in meetings?

Auslan is the acronym for Australian Sign Language. An Auslan-interpreted meeting or A.A. workshop makes it possible for Deaf alcoholics to share their message of experience, strength and hope with you. With Auslan interpretation, you will be able to carry the message to Deaf alcoholics. Deaf alcoholics do not have access to daily meetings, which has gotten countless of hearing alcoholics sober.
Remember that Deaf/hard-­of‐hearing alcoholics are like any other alcoholic – they just have a different way of communicating. Help them to feel welcome by including them.

Communicate by speaking clearly (some Deaf/hard­-of-hearing people can read lips), using your smartphone to text them, or using pen and paper.

Let the Deaf/hard-­of-­hearing person know there are Auslan-interpreted meetings and A.A. materials available. Offer them a newcomer packet if your group has them. In addition, ask if they would like to have a Deaf person in recovery contact them.

Collect email addresses and phone numbers (for texting) from your home group members and see if one member would be willing to be the main contact person between your group and the Deaf/hard-of-hearing person

Further information can be downloaded from HERE

Thanks to Teresa K DCM, District 7 Southern Minnesota Area 36 for
her information & experience in the above article.

Click HERE for Introduction to AA

Click HERE for Jaqui’s Story

Click HERE for Rick’s Story

Click HERE for Susan’s Story

Some Questions? Click HERE for the answers

Click HERE for the Serenity Prayer