Area 47 Delegate

Area Delegate

Excerpted from from our Area 47 Handbook

  1. Attends the annual General Service Conference in April of each year and reports back to the Fellowship, at the next Area Convention, on the highlights and significant results of the Conference. As requested, presents this report to AA groups throughout the Central New York area.
  2. Attends the monthly Area Assembly and Area Committee meetings, updating those bodies with information and news received during the month from throughout the Fellowship.
  3. Continually informs and works closely with the Alternate Delegate to insure a smooth transition in the event that it may become necessary for the Alternate Delegate to assume the Delegate’s responsibilities.
  4. Represents the Central New York Area at all local, state, and regional functions:
    • General Service Conference
    • Central New York Area Convention
    • New York State Informational Workshop
    • Northeast Regional Forum
    • Northeast Regional Delegate’s Meeting
    • Northeast Regional Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly
  5. Distributes to District Committee Members the semiannual group contribution reports which are provided by the General Service Office.
  6. Responds to requests from the General Service Office regarding the Confidential Directory.
  7. At the request of the General Service Office, responds to anonymity breaks in the Central New York Area.
  8. Conducts the GSR Workshop at the area assembly in the months preceding the April General Service Conference, in order to get a better understanding of the conscience of the Central New York Area in matters before the conference; and that the Delegate acquire and make available to Area 47 (Officers, Committee Chairs and DCMs, upon request) the digital background information of the General Service Conference agenda items and the final Conference Report.
  9. Prepares the annual Delegate’s expense request to be submitted to the Finance Committee in March of each year and is prepared with supporting documentation to answer any questions which may be asked during the projected expenditures approval process in June.
  10. As requested, attends group, Intergroup, district or other area AA events to share information and knowledge of the AA fellowship.
  11. Informs GSO of the names and addresses of newly elected Area officers and Delegate
  12. Submit a report, hand written or emailed to the Secretary for inclusion in the Area minutes.

Alternate Delegate

  1. Prepares to attend the General Service Conference in the event that the Area Delegate is unable to do so, by keeping well informed on matters affecting the Central New York area and AA as a whole.
  2. Assists the Delegate whenever possible.
  3. Attends the monthly Area Assembly and Area Committee meetings.
  4. Prepares the annual Alternate Delegate’s expense request to be submitted to the Finance Committee in March of each year and is prepared with supporting documentation to answer any questions which may be asked during the projected expenditures approval process in June.
  5. May represent the Central New York Area at the following functions:
    • Central New York Area Convention
    • New York State Informational Workshop
    • Northeast Regional Forum
    • Northeast Regional Delegate’s Meeting
  6. As requested, attends group, Intergroup, district or other area AA events to share information and knowledge of the AA fellowship.
  7. Submit a report, hand written or emailed to the Secretary for inclusion in the Area minutes.