YOUR GROUP IS WORTH BEING HEARD!
THE DELEGATE’S QUESTIONNAIRE
Our Delegate, John W, has selected 8 Questions from the General Service Conference’s full agenda. These items are ones he most wants our Area’s conscience on.
ATTEND THE DELEGATE’S DAY OF SHARING (3/3/18)
What is this? This is one of the most important service events in A.A. It’s a fascinating day devoted entirely to the Delegate’s Questionnaire. Presentations will be made on each question, providing the background on why the question is on General Service Conference’s agenda in April.
Who should attend? GSRs. GSRs. GSRs. Alternate GSRs. DCMCs and DCMs and their alternates. All A.A. members in service positions in SENY. Any A.A. member is also welcome to attend.
Why is it so important for a GSR to attend? Your group has a voice in A.A. and you are essential to that voice being heard. As the GSR, you are asked to bring the Delegate’s Questionnaire to your group, facilitate a discussion, and deliver your group’s conscience to our Delegate, John W., before he goes to the General Service Conference. Your group depends on you to know what’s behind these questions. The Delegate’s Day of Sharing on March 3rd will help prepare you for exactly that.
IT’S NOW IN YOUR HANDS. WHAT IS YOUR GROUP’S CONSCIENCE?
After the Delegate’s Day of Sharing on March 3rd, GSRs have five weeks — until April 8th — to submit their group’s conscience to the Delegate in advance of April’s General Service Conference.
What should the GSR do next? You are encouraged to go to your groups as soon as possible to ask them to schedule a group conscience on the Delegate’s Questionnaire — keeping the April 8th deadline in mind. Your group may want to call a special business meeting or set aside time at a regularly scheduled business meeting.
What if I think my group won’t want to take up all 8 questions? As GSR, you have the right-of-decision to select as many of the 8 Questions that you think your group will want to discuss. Advising them of your decision and why is encouraged and usually appreciated.
What if my group doesn’t want to deal with the Delegate’s Questionnaire at all? Maybe explain a bit more about the importance of the group conscience in A.A. Maybe tell them that the group’s voice is worth being heard! The said, your group has the right not to discuss Questionnaire at all.
SEND YOUR GROUP’S CONSCIENCE TO THE DELEGATE
The Delegate uses questionnaires to gauge the conscience of Area 49 groups. There are five ways to get your questionnaire to the Delegate:
- Complete the questionnaire ONLINE (After March 1st)
- Write your group’s answers into an email and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scan your questionnaire and attach it to an email and send it to: email@example.com
- Mail the questionnaire: John W., SENY Delegate, 199 Lincoln Avenue, Box 318, Bronx, NY 10454
- Bring the questionnaire to the PRE-CONFERENCE ASSEMBLY on April 8th and drop it in the box. View Event Info
Your DCMs and DCMCs are available to help you facilitate this process. Don’t hesitate to contact them.