Minutes & Highlights from the Regional Assembly in Düsseldorf, Germany

Hello Members of CER!

Another inspiring weekend of service and fellowship in action recently took place in balmy Düsseldorf, as 38 members of CER from all around Europe gathered together for our June regional assembly – please see the draft assembly minutes (attached) for more details.

We got to hear from our steering, outreach, and GDPR committees who communicated their recent progress, our regional officers who updated us on their latest activities, and the all-important representatives from the intergroups and groups in our region who once again shared their experience, strength and hope.

Our enthusiastic delegates passed back the Conference 2018 Recommendations, and ran through a simple method that helps members, groups, and intergroups prepare their own questions for conference. In addition all members of CER, particularly GSRs, are invited to attend their Post-Conference Webinar from 10am-12pm on Sunday 15th of July 2018 – more details are on our website here.

A notable highlight was the preview of one of five new short online videos produced by GSO and approved at conference. Many members commented on the high-quality production and how they plan to utilise them in their local PI activities. These videos will be made available on the AA GB website very shortly.

We were fortunate to fill the 5 available service positions; Dena A. was elected as delegate along with two of our current alternate delegates; Carina H. and Levey P. Our current vice chair, Patrick L., was elected as chair, and our secretary, Matt S., was elected as RECLO. CERES* also reported that all their board positions have been filled. Congratulations to everyone and best of luck in your new service roles.

Thank you also to all the nominees who stood for election, and please remember that we have many more service opportunities coming up in September: secretary, vice chair, public information officer, and 2 x alternate conference delegates. So, put those hands up and send those nomination forms in here.

Special thanks to our departing delegates; Joel B., Roger C. and Ron D., for your service over the last three years.

Our next quarterly regional assembly will be held online on Sunday the 2nd of September 2018. Please check our website for more details including on how to logon here – we look forward to seeing you there!

Yours in service,

Matt S.

Outgoing Secretary, Continental European Region