Area 86 Newsletter – The Focus

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The Focus is a newsletter published by Area 86 twice a year.  It contains a series of articles written by Area 86 members on a variety of service related topics. It is made available to DCMs for distribution to the groups in each District. It is intended to be used as a communication tool across the whole of Area 86.  Recent reports, however, have made us aware that few groups are actually seeing a copy of our newsletter.  The Area budget includes a significant  for the cost of printing the newsletter.  Not only is the Focus an important tool used to share our experience, strength and hope regarding service related thoughts and ideas, but it is also something that we do invest in financially.  As such, we want to make sure we are spending our money in a fiscally responsible manner.   Comments on this matter are as welcomed as are your submissions for inclusion in our next newsletter itself.  Submit Feedback or submit an article.
Current Edition of the Focus – Spring 2020

 What is AA Unity?  Why Do We Need It? How Do We Foster It? 

Thank you to all who contributed: Jeff S. from District 21; Dale S. from District 25; Kim C. from District 16; Tim R. from District 22; Tamara P from District 8; Pam W. from District 7; Pam F. from District 14; Anne A. from District 20; David N. from District 2; Janice F. from District 19

Past Editions of the Focus

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Fall 2019——-How has Service enhanced your sobriety?

Spring 2019—-Informed Group Conscience

Spring 2018 —Sponsorship in Service

Fall 2018 ——-Attraction rather than Promotion