Mark your calendars and start your chili!! The 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off will be Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 5pm to 9pm at the Northway Christian Church.
We will have the chili cook-off and cornbread contest as well as an AA Speaker. More specifics will be added soon. We will provide the toppings and water. Please plan on bringing your own soft drinks. We will of course have coffee and cake. Trophies will be given to the top three chili winners and a trophy awarded for the best cornbread.
The winner will have their group name engraved on the permanent plaque in the Central Office. This is a group participation event. Chili entries have to come from our groups and not an individual.
More information soon!!
We still need volunteers for the our 12 Step Initiative. If you are interested in doing 12 Step calls please fill out the volunteer form, checking 12 Step and making a note that you want to be including in this initiative. Read the description below. There is no sobriety requirement for participation, but those members with less than a year will be matched with more experienced members. We do not handle any 12 Step call with a single volunteer. For more information see the information sheet below. We are basically returning to our beginnings and “sponsoring” newcomers into Alcoholics Anonymous. In two and a half months we have covered more 12 Step calls than in the last 10 years combined. It is working and we need volunteers!
The 12th Step Initiative
HENRY WADE TRAINING RESULTS
We would like to thank all the volunteers that came to the Henry Wade orientation/training. We had a full house and anyone still wanting to get the training simply needs to contact the Henry Wade Juvenile Offenders Program Dallas County. ( If you want more contact information, email your request, and we will forward the information to the appropriate person for the next few weeks.)
The Dallas Central Office will be closed December 24 and 25 for the holidays. Have a safe and sober holiday!!
The Dallas Intergroup Association/Central Office will hold a Twelve Concepts for World Service Workshop on December 6th, 2014, from 2-5pm, at the First United Lutheran Church, 6202 E Mockingbird Lane, in the detached building back of the church. Doors will open at 1:30pm. The panel will include:
- Jimmy D., Past Delegate Panel 59, Past Member of the DIA Board of Trustees
- Pat C., Past Delegate Panel 35, Manager of the Fort Worth Central Office
- Keith D., Area Delegate-Alt., Long Time DIA Volunteer and IT support
- Joe G., Alt. Chair Panel 51, Service on Panels 49, 47, 45, 43, 41 and Currently NETA Finance Committee
Please bring a brown bag lunch and one extra to share if you can. We will provide water, coffee, dessert and a place to meet! A great opportunity to learn the Concepts/Warranties and how to apply them. Our panelists have the experience to held all of us better understand the structure of world service. There will be time for a Q&A after the panelist speak. We will have a short break for lunch. (Due to concern with food allergies, please alert us if extra sandwiches contain nuts or fish in particular) For more information contact the Central Office, 214-887-6699. (Please note: we will have the latest Service Manuals (2014-2015) for sale at the event. Cash only please @ $4.00 each. If you want use a credit card or charge to a group please buy them while the office is open for business Saturday, 10a-2p)
We had a great turn-out for the elections Thursday night and an equally great turn-out of desserts! Thanks to everyone for participating. After tallying the votes, the new Board Members are:
- Dave R. Georgetown Group
- Mike D. Clean Air North
- Ashley A. Chicago Group
- Greg L. Cornerstone Group
- Mickey B. Clean Air North
Thanks to all the nominees for being willing to serve the Dallas Intergroup. Our runner-up as important as well. We often have to resort to a replacement due to a regular member’s life changing in some way. Andrew K and Doug M should stay close!
Our Trustees leaving after a two-year term are:
- Rick P, Clean Air North
- Molly J, Cornerstone
- Jon P, Traditions
- Chris S, Kessler Park
Again, thanks to our Intergroup Reps and Board Members who make the Dallas Intergroup better with their hard work and support.
Remaining on our Board for their second year:
- Ed L, No Hassle
- Ralph S, Aquarius
- Andrea H, Friendship
- Josh K, Chicago
- (Dave R will be returning to fill a full term)