The primary purpose of NERD is to prepare the current seated Delegates for the up-coming General Service Conference. Newly elected Delegates share their Area highlights, and soon-to-rotate Northeast Delegates share their service experience at meetings after the weekend’s dinners and breakfasts.
Saturday morning is the time for NERDS past and present, plus the seated Alternate Delegates, to select upcoming sites for future reunions, hear a report from the Northeast Regional Trustee, and listen to Panel 73 Delegates present their Area Highlights. Also on the morning agenda: NERDs pay their respects to the memory of those Northeast Delegates who passed away since our last gathering.
Saturday afternoon is “free time” to enjoy local sites such as Longwood Gardens, Christiana Mall Tax Free Shopping, The Delaware Park Casino and Racing, and many other venues. For those who wish to stay on property, a discussion of the 12 Concepts will be conducted.
Daily Agenda and Notes
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Early bird hotel reservations are available and may be made online; Hotel rooms are available for check-in beginning at 3 pm. An AA meeting will take place on site after dinner.
Friday, March 10, 2023
Hotel rooms are available for check-in beginning at 3 pm. In person NERD Registration begins at 1 pm. A “red ball” AA meeting will take place in the afternoon.
A buffet dinner will convene in the main ballroom followed by rotating Panel 72 delegates sharing their service experience. Afterwards, Delegates will meet with the NE Regional Trustee; Alternate Delegates will meet separately by themselves.
Saturday, March 11, 2023
An AA meeting will be conducted prior to breakfast. A buffet breakfast will take place in the main ballroom prior to the NERD Business Meeting (attendance is limited to seated and past Delegates as well as seated Alternate Delegates only). NERD Registration is open all day.
Afternoon activities include visits to local venues as well as an onsite Service Workshop which will take place prior to dinner. A buffet dinner will convene in the main ballroom followed by a service-oriented guest speaker as well as more shared experience from rotating Panel 72 delegates. Afterwards, Delegates and Alternate Delegates will meet with the NE Regional Trustee.
Sunday, March 12, 2023
An AA meeting will be conducted prior to breakfast. A buffet breakfast will convene in the main ballroom prior to the sharing by the remaining Panel 72 Delegates. Afterwards the “passing of the key” to the chairperson of the 2024 NERD gathering will take place. The NERD program will disperse by 11:30 am.
How to register for the event
Download and fill out the NERD Registration form (available on or around December 1, 2022) and send it to the NERD 2023 Registrar with your check.
FYI: Initially -- and for your convenience -- the NERD registration form will be sent by the NERD Secretary/Treasurer to all NERDS on the regional email list after it is posted on this site. Instructions to register for the hotel via a direct link, can be found on this website at the bottom of the page.
Onsite Meals (Deadline is February 26)
Saturday and Sunday Breakfast Buffets are $21 all inclusive
Menu: a variety of croissants, Danish, muffins and bagels with butter, preserves & cream cheese; breakfast meat; scrambled eggs with cheese and herbs; home fried potatoes; seasonal fresh fruit; assorted cereals with whole & skim milk; orange & cranberry juices; freshly brewed Starbucks coffee (regular & decaffeinated), plus assorted Tazo teas.
Friday Dinner Buffet is $34 all inclusive
Menu: fresh garden salad with selection of dressings; cole slaw; crispy fried chicken; sausage and peppers; corn on the cob; baked macaroni and cheese; apple pie and vanilla ice cream; assorted rolls and butter; freshly brewed Starbucks coffee (regular & decaffeinated), plus assorted Tazo teas, and iced tea.
Saturday Night Dinner Buffet is $34 all inclusive
Menu: mixed field green salad with selection of dressings; soup du jour; broiled tilapia with roasted tomatoes and thyme; baked chicken with supreme sauce; chef’s vegetable medley; savory rice pilaf; chef’s selection of dessert; assorted rolls and butter; freshly brewed Starbucks coffee (regular & decaffeinated), plus assorted Tazo teas, and iced tea.
Don't forget: mailed registrations must be received by the NERD Registrar by February 26, 2023. No meals will be sold after that date.
Booking a Hotel Room
Room reservations must be made with the links on our website that connects directly to the contracted hotels.
The cutoff date for negotiated best rates is February 12, 2023 for the Sheraton Suites; the cutoff for the Courtyard by Marriott is February 27, 2023.
Important on-site hotel parking information: the general website for both hotels lists daily parking at the rate of $16 per night; the NERD negotiated rate is $6 per night with in-and-out priveleges at both properties.
The 2023 NERD Registration Form is now available to download!