29 AVRIL 2012 - San Pedro, Belize
LES AA de BELIZE VEULENT S'INTEGRER DANS L'ORGANISATION AA INTERNATIONALE
This past Sunday, Alcoholics Anonymous branches from around the country and Mexico met at the San Pablo Church where many decisions were made. These decisions have spiralled a re-energized feeling and now, members are happy to work towards joining the international Alcoholics Anonymous organization. It sure is a big feat and one that they have certainly tried before. This time, they are hopeful that the members are ready to step it up a notch.
Kainie Manuel reporting :
Alcoholics Anonymous has been working in Belize for the past 20 years and although many times they have worked to form part of the International Organization, their efforts have always fallen short. This past Sunday, however, a re-energized group met at the San Pablo church, where among other things discussed, a new push for international recognition has now been set into motion.
First item on the agenda was a discussion and presentation on the actual structure utilized by Alcoholics Anonymous. Starting with a proper organization structure where a home base is located. With branches in San Pedro, Belize, Orange Walk, Corozal, and recently formed Caye Caulker, it was decided that an official Alcoholics Anonymous office will be secured in Belize City. Belize City is the central point, where all branches can get together, rather than traveling district to district every month for meetings. These meetings will be attended by the coordinator, secretary and or treasurer of each branch.
A new board was installed and all members left feeling re-energized and motivated for a new way forward for Alcoholics Anonymous.
Another item of the agenda was discussing membership. It was stated that in the country of Belize there are 50 members of Alcoholics Anonymous, looking to make a change from their addiction into a better life. In San Pedro alone, there are between 25-30 members, but the coordinator believes that there are many more people on the island that need help. "That is what we want everyone to know, we are here to be your support and strength. We are here to help individuals, families and our society." Was the final quote delivered during the meeting.
A new branch of Alcoholics Anonymous has been started in Caye Caulker and they meet every Thursday. The San Pedro branches of AA are assisting Caye Caulker in this venture.
1° congrès AA à Belize (2011)