If you visit our office in the near future, be aware that a lot of work is being done throughout the building. While it may look like something out of a horror movie at the moment, DIA is open for business and it is bright and friendly in our space! We have no idea how long this will take. However, we will be here waiting for you! Be careful of the steps. It is easy to trip on the exposed edges. The elevator is slow but reliable.
We will be holding our 10th Annual Cook-off in the Fall this year instead of Springtime. Cooler weather, hopefully, and we want to make this year a very special event. We will be releasing information in the coming months special events leading up to the actual cook-off. More will be revealed! Watch for clues when you see this on any flyer. Add them all up and you could be the grand winner of a very special prize!
Watch for clues when you see this guy.
Please remember that as of March 1st, the Dallas Central Office instituted a 10 day net for all group invoices. The long practice of allowing thirty days for groups to pay was not economically feasible. It was simply not practicable considering we pay in advance for all of our orders. Any group that does not pay for their invoices within 10 days of purchase will be considered late. After this month allowing for all groups to get used to the change, we will do our best to work with everyone, but while you have your books, we have to continue to order and pay in advance for more of those same books. If any group experiences a problem or something unexpected comes up financially, we will work with you as far as payments. Just contact us and we will always help. The office has to have the ability to continue stock orders and this is one way to accomplish that. We appreciate the majority of groups who have kept their accounts up to date and comply with no problems when we have to change policies. All invoices and statements have included the 10 day net information for some time now, so hopefully everyone was well aware of the change. Of course, to be sure your group knows of any and all changes, an informed Intergroup Representative is by far the best source of information about the Central Office. If your group does not have one, please consider sending a representative. Contact the office for the simple procedure on joining the Dallas Intergroup Association. We would love to have you at our meetings.
We will continue to send out statements, but we also email and print hard copies of every purchase so groups know at once how much they owe and when the purchase was made. Any questions just give us a call or email email@example.com.
A.A.W.S. has changed the looks of all of our placards, Unity, Responsibility and Preamble, to a blue or gray color/fade and a very different look from the older model. We have them in stock if your group would like to update to a new look. We also have the 2015-16 Service Manuals on the shelves.
We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for some service work in 2016. Our new board members and our second year members will meet on Jan. 14th, 2016 when the committee commitments will be decided and our new Executive Committee will be elected. If you have been elected as a new Intergroup Representative for your group, please send us your email information so you can be added to the EBlasts sent out to IG Reps. (send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the IG Rep list).
Our first event of 2016 will be our 10th Chili Cook-off and Cornbread Contest. There will be some new events to celebrate our 10th Cook-off! More will be revealed as soon as we have the date. Also, the trophies will be given to the winning cooks and the winning ribbons will be given to the groups!