Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous Area 38

The Eastern Area of Missouri (EAMO)

What is Eastern Missouri Area 38 (EAMO)?

Comprised of twenty-three A.A. districts, EAMO makes up of the eastern half of the geographical division of the service structure of A.A. in the state of Missouri.

What is the Area Assembly?

The Area Assembly is a meeting of GSRs and committee members to discuss Area affairs and to elect officers and a delegate to the General Service Conference, held in New York.

May anyone attend the Area Assembly?

All members of A.A. are encouraged to participate in the workshops and sharing sessions of the Area Assembly.

Where and when is the Assembly?

Area 38 assemblies are held at the Viking Holiday Inn, located near Watson Rd. and I-44 (just inside the I-270 loop) 10709 Watson Rd. St. Louis, MO 63127, and begin at 9:00am. They are held four times a year, specifically, in winter, spring, summer and fall. See the home page for exact dates.

Who serves on the area committee?

According to Chapter Five of The A.A. Service Manual, basically, the area committee is composed of all DCMs, elected area officers (which includes the the delegate and alternate delegate) and chairs of the area service committees.

Who is eligible to vote during Area Assemblies?

Voting members are as follows:  the Area Committee members or their alternates; all GSRs or their alternates; the Delegate; the Alternate Delegate; the Area Chairperson; and, the Alternate Area Chairperson.

What is Third Legacy Procedure?

It is a special type of electoral procedure that A.A. uses to elect delegates. Eligible candidates are voted on by GSRs and members of the Area Committee. The first candidate to get two thirds of the vote, tallied on the blackboard, is elected. Anyone with less than one fifth of the total is withdrawn, except the top two candidates. After the third ballot, anyone with less than one third of the total votes is withdrawn. After the fourth ballot, if no candidate has two thirds of the total votes, the Chairperson asks for a show of hands to determine if a fifth ballot will be taken. If the motion for a fifth ballot is defeated, the remaining names are placed in a hat and the first name drawn out of the hat becomes our Delegate. A more detailed description of "Third Legacy Procedure" can be found on page S20 of The A.A. Service Manual.

Where should group donations to Area 38 be sent?

Checks should be made payable to "EMAO" and sent to:

Eastern Area Office
14 Sunnen Drive, Suite 144
St. Louis, MO 63143
(314) 644-1130

EAMO Office and Archives • 14 Sunnen Drive • Suite 144 • Maplewood, MO 63143 • 314-644-1130 • Map It

Archives open First Wednesday of each month 1:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Archive working sessions: Third Saturday of each month 10:30 AM — 12:30 PM

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