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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com before the end of October 2020.
2020 TOPICS TO BE VOTED ON AT THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE
TOPIC 23 ATTACHMENT
TOPIC 24 ATTACHMENT 1
TOPIC 24 ATTACHMENT 2
TOPIC 24 ATTACHMENT 3
The North West Intergoup has a new bank account. All donations from groups can now be deposited into:
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
YARRAVILLE, VIC., 3013
Click HERE to download Flyer
Please read this important message from the General Service Board of Australia regarding the easing of restrictions around the CoVid-19 Virus Pandemic – letter of 27th May 2020
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Area Delegate on email@example.com
Your participation is needed to for the Area to continue to serve the groups effectively. We thank you for your service!
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
The Victorian Prisons Intergroup has a new Flyer:
Click HERE to down load and print
H O W T O D O N A T E ?
Direct Deposit into the CBA:
Acc Name: VPI
BSB: 063 541
Account No: 1086 2793
Please mail Cheques to:
PO Box 111
Keilor East, Victoria, 3033
Remember to send an email to:
with your group’s name and the amount deposited so that
you can receive a receipt.