Area 79 Delegate

The Delegate represents Area 79 at the annual General Service Conference meeting, in New York, and brings back to the area the results of that meeting. It is also the delegate’s responsibility to serve the US/Canada Conference as a whole. As voting members of the Conference, delegates bring to its deliberations the experiences and viewpoints of their own areas. Yet they are not representatives of their area in the usual political sense; after hearing all points of view, and becoming fully informed during Conference discussion, they vote in the best interest of A.A. as a whole.

For more information about the Conference process, refer to the A.A. Service Manual. You may also find the pamphlet Twelve Concepts for World Service Illustrated helpful. Both are available from A.A.'s World Services Website (www.aa.org) in pdf format.

DELEGATE INFORMATION

Delegate is an elected position on the Area 79 General Service Committee. For more information about the duties and responsibilities of the Delegate, please see the following Job Description.

To contact the Delegate, e-mail: delegate@bcyukonaa.org

ALTERNATE DELEGATE

The Alternate Delegate is elected to the Area 79 General Service Committee at the same time as the Delegate, and assists the Delegate in their responsibilities. In Area 79, the Alternate Delegate also sits as the Literature Chair. For more information about the duties and responsibilities of the Alternate Delegate, please see the following Job Description.

To contact the Alternate Delegate, e-mail: altdelegate@bcyukonaa.org

FURTHER INFORMATION

Information about what happened at the most recent General Service Conference, as well as several service pieces from the General Service Office (G.S.O.) that may be of interest to A.A. members, are provided below. The links (except as indicated otherwise) are to pdf documents available for viewing or download:

  • Why Do We Need A Conference [pdf, 1 page]
    Part of the opening talk given by the late Bernard B. Smith, then non-alcoholic chairman of our board of trustees, at the 1954 Conference.
  • Area Map of the U.S. & Canada [pdf]
    A map of the U.S. & Canada which shows the North American A.A. Service Areas; BC and the Yukon Territories are Area 79.
  • Is Your Group Linked to A.A. as a Whole [pdf, 2 pages]
    Service Material from the General Service Office.
  • G.S.O. Info Sheet concerning New Groups [pdf, 1 page]
    Some information about naming groups and the process that is followed by the General Service Office.
  • Services Provided by G.S.O./A.A.W.S. [pdf, 9 pages]
    An outline of the services available from the General Service Office in New York.
  • Box 4-5-9, News and Notes from G.S.O.
    A link to the Box 4-5-9 page, on A.A.'s World Services website, from where current and past issues of the newsletter (pdfs) may be accessed. Box 4-5-9 is published quarterly by the General Service Office.
  • Regional and Local Forums - Reports
    A link to the Forums Reports page, on A.A.'s World Services website, from where reports of past Forums (pdfs) may be accessed. Information on Regional and Local Forums is also available in this section of the A.A.W.S. site.
  • Service Resume [pdf, 1 page]
    For those wishing to submit their resumes or who are intending to stand for election at the October Voting Assembly, the use of the attached resume form is not mandatory for either elected positions or appointed positions. However, its use does assist both the candidate and the Fellowship in several ways. These include the provision of consistent information in an organized way and assisting candidates in adhering to time limits for presentation of resumes.
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