My name is Grace and I’m an alcoholic. I am humbled to serve as the Area 43 Delegate for Panel 72. In plain language, serving on “Panel 72” for “Area 43” means I will represent NHAA at the 2022 and 2023 General Service Conferences. The excerpt below, taken from our NH Service Handbook, lays out the primary responsibilities of the Delegate. My commitment to you – to the 600+ AA Groups and 9,000+ AA members in New Hampshire – is to always give my best effort toward fulfilling those responsibilities. I may stumble or fall short, but I am committed to listening, and learning, and working hard on your behalf.
NH Service Handbook, p. 23:
The Delegate’s primary responsibility is to serve as the link between the General Service Office and the AA groups in the Area. In this way the Delegate will be able to attend the weeklong General Service Conference in New York prepared to carry the collective group conscience of AA groups in NH. In addition, she/he is expected to attend all area service meetings and assemblies, the NH State Convention, and Northeast Regional service meetings such as the Northeast Regional A.A. Service Assembly (NERAASA), the Northeast Regional Delegates Conference (NERD) and the Northeast Regional Forum (NERF). The Delegate’s primary role to each of these service meetings is to carry the collective group conscience and the considerations of the New Hampshire Area and to report back to the Area the news and information of Alcoholics Anonymous worldwide.