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The delegate represents the Area at the North American General Service Conference, prepares for and serves on a General Service Conference committee, effectively reports back to the area fellowship the issues and actions of the General Service Conference. The Delegate serves on the Area Committee and also attends the following area and state service meetings: Western Mass. Area Spring and Fall Assemblies, Western Mass Round-up, Western Mass Young People's Conference, Massachusetts State Convention, North East Regional Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly (NERAASA), North East Regional Delegates' meeting (NERD), North East Regional Forum (NERF), and the International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Delegate serves as a committee member the first year and as treasurer the second year of the Massachusetts State Convention. The immediate past delegate serves as chair of the Mass. State Convention.

    Suggested qualifications for this two-year commitment:
  • Several years of active participation in local and area affairs, as a G.S.R. and as a committee member.
  • Time available, not only for the week-long Conference meeting in April but for all the efforts needed before and after the Conference.
  • Five or six years of continuous sobriety.
  • The ability to make and take suggestions—and criticism, too.
  • Experience in chairing meetings.
  • Knowledge of A.A. affairs, and of where to find the correct information when they do not know the answers.
  • Thorough familiarity with the Twelve Traditions and the Twelve Concepts and how they apply to local problems.
  • The ability to be open-minded, to sit down with A.A.s in the area and with other delegates to discuss and act on matters vital to A.A.

© A.A.W.S. 32-34

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