When you visit the Central Office, please park in the back of the building. The front parking lot is closed due to large machinery and the addition of a metal façade of some sort. If you have a large order we will help you get the boxes downstairs. The elevator has been refurbished and is working fine. The construction next door is close to completion so we should be able to hang photos in the archives area and the front entry. Hopefully we are finally at a point that nothing will fall off the walls again. We have a small sandwich type sign outside our door on the second floor to help you find the office. There is nothing on the doors indicating suite numbers and everything looks the same. While our signs says come sign up for 12 Step work, we won’t make you!
We hope you all have a safe and sober end to 2016. Remember our phones are answered 24/7 by knowledgeable volunteers if you need to talk to someone. Just call the office, 214-887-6699. Check the events calendar for things to do over the holiday.
Groups are having late meetings, parties, and other events. Perhaps someone is having a whoopee party! “Assuming we are spiritually fit, we can do all sorts of things alcoholics are not supposed to do.” Alcoholics Anonymous, page 100.
New to sobriety or not, the Dallas Central Office will be by the phone if you need us. See you in 2017!
Thankfully our office is back to a safe and easy to reach space. The main work going on at this time is outside in the front of the building. The inside is greatly improved with little construction continuing. Thank those of you who braved the Friday obstacles to get your orders. Hopefully that will not happen again. If there is anything we can do to help you or if you would like an order mailed at this time, just contact the office. We will do our best to work around the construction when necessary.
Most of the major installation has been completed so we should not have anything like our last Friday again.
Thank you all for attending the November Intergroup Meeting and voting in our yearly Board election. We had a remarkable turn out with 60+ members, many of whom provided delicious homemade desserts for our Election Night Sugar-fest. It was amazing and we thank you for your participation. Some of us may be suffering a bit of a sugar hangover today, but it was well worth it! If you need more dessert, we have the left-overs at the office. Many of you drive long distances to continue to participate in the Intergroup Rep Meetings every month and we appreciate that more than you know. As a result of your votes, we now have five new Board Members-
Our New Board of Trustees elected Nov. 10th:
- Jo M. Clean Air North
- Tom A. Lake Highlands
- Joe G. Allen
- Barney L. We Agnostics
- Jack L. Clean Air
Alternates for 2017:
- Rick B., Principles
- Baxter B., Chicago
- Stuart R., Simply AA
- Eric R., Lake Highlands
- Rob R., Casa
- Steve G., Shivering Denizens
- Rex L., The Colony
- Kevin L., Friendship
Alternates take the place of any Board member that has to resign, It does happen, so our alternates are very important.
Thank you again for being an active member of the Intergroup. With the new board we have eight different groups represented, and with the alternates, we have fourteen different groups which will give us a diverse group to further the work of the Dallas Intergroup Association and the Dallas Central Office!
Thanks to everyone that entered the 10th Annual Cook-off and to everyone that came to eat and support the event.
The top three Chili entries were:
First Place: “Hot Stuff” from Clean Air North Group
Second Place: “Slow Burn” from the We Agnostics Group
Third Place: “Muleskinner Red” from the Georgetown Group
The Winning Cornbread was entered by The Gift of Sobriety!
Congratulations to all winners and entrants. Thank you all for coming. Photos of the winners (in masks of course) will appear in our next issue of the DIAlog.