Area 86 – Western Ontario

Due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 Corona Virus, many events that were scheduled for this spring and summer HAVE BEEN CANCELLED, including the Area 86 Spring Assembly weekend and the International Conference. Our common welfare does come first and we want you all to stay safe and healthy during this outbreak.

While the originally planned, in-person, Detroit Michigan International Convention was cancelled, the 2020 International VIRTUAL Convention is now underway!!

The Spring 2020 Edition of our Area Newsletter called The Focus has been printed but we have not yet been able to distribute them to the DCM’s. You can, however, read The Focus online. We will distribute the printed newsletters at a more feasible and fiscally prudent time.

Read the Sharing from the General Service Office about COVID-19.

CERAASA 2021 will be hosted by Area 86. It will be held at the Holiday Inn in St. Catherines. Please see the CERAASA website for more information.

*Self-support contributions at every level are still needed during this period of social distancing. Please see our contributions page for instructions as to how you can continue to support our fellowship financially.

We WILL BE TOGETHER AGAIN when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, many groups have started hosting their meetings through online conferencing services. Please reach out to all of your group members, especially those who are new and/or are otherwise vulnerable. As most of us know, it is by helping each other that we ensure our own sobriety. Also, be on the look-out for messages from your DCM, District Secretary, Area Committee member as well as from GSO (GSO = The General Service Office in New York).

The business of AA continues to be done and many of our service workers, at every level, ought to be commended for their tremendous efforts.

Until we meet again, read The Focus; read the other AA literature; write an article for the Fall Focus; and most importantly, STAY SAFE AND BE WELL!!

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