About Area 79 Assemblies

Pre-Conference Assembly:

This Assembly is a three-day event, in April, usually from Friday night to Sunday at noon. Instead of the usual committee assignments, the body will be broken into committees to mirror the Conference and discuss the agenda items for the Conference and report back to the Assembly giving the Delegate an informed conscience to guide him/her at the General Service Conference. A synopsis of the background material for the agenda items will be sent to all Districts as soon as possible before the Assembly. District Committee Members are encouraged to copy that information and distribute it to the Groups within their District. Minutes of these meetings will be published in Grassroots.

At this Assembly, Districts may bid to host Quarterlies and Assemblies for the following year. Guidelines are available for hosting these events.

Voting Assembly:

This meeting is attended by all General Service Representatives, District Committee Members and the General Service Committee and any interested A.A. members. This is a three-day event, in October, usually from Friday night to Sunday at noon. At this meeting motions affecting Area 79 or A.A. as a whole will be discussed and voted upon. Motions Guidelines are available to assist in developing clear motions. When possible, motions and background material will be sent to all Districts as soon as possible before the Assembly. District Committee Members are encouraged to copy this information and distribute it to the Groups within their District. Minutes of these meetings will be published in Grassroots.

Election Assembly:

On even numbered years, the Voting Assembly is also an Election Assembly. At this time the Area Committee and General Service Representatives will elect the Delegate, Alternate Delegate, Chair, Alternate Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Registrar. Members wishing to let their names stand for election will write their names on a board and be prepared to give a brief outline of their service history. It is recommended that they have served on the Area 79 Committee. Voting will follow the Third Legacy Procedure as outline in the Service Manual.

Members wishing to let their names stand for appointed positions are encouraged to send their service resume to the newly elected Chair following the Election Assembly.