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01 January 2018

posted Jan 7, 2018, 3:13 PM by Web Master2


The New Year  Is here….JANUARY FORUM!

Hello!  Enjoy these highlights from the Forum! Please consider ordering yourself a personal copy for only $11 for 12 months!  If your meeting does not have one, order one for them as well!  If you are not able to pay for a subscription…. Please message me and we will be giving several free subscriptions away in the next month as some wonderful Al-Anon member donated $55 to pay for 5 Forum subscriptions!!

January 2018

So many of us have been helped by a piece of Conference Approved Literature! Consider holding a writing workshop before or after one of your meetings!

If we cannot get to a meeting….If we are in a crisis…To look up help on a certain subject…

SHARE HOW YOU HAVE BEEN HELPED BY CAL! In what ways has CAL affected your recovery? A little bird told me if you write on the CONCEPTS or TRADITIONS you have a good chance of being published!!  It can be a fun time for your Group to get together! Send comments to: wso@al-anon.org with CAL Corner in the subject line…deadline is 15th of each month!

 

I hope everyone had a healthy and happy holiday season!!  While the rest of the world marks the New Year with resolutions… We in Al -Anon are fortunate enough to know that we can “begin again” any time!!  What a gift!

 

God’s Will and the power to carry it out is a great anonymous story from a woman who was brought to her knees and finally had to hand her life over to her HP and trust that she would be ok.

 

There is a GREAT section on MEN & SPONSORSHIP

 

Janet from Wisconsin shares how she learned to LET GO OF HER alcoholic son….The struggle….the gift.

 

Another anonymous member shares how Al-Anon helped her get through the unthinkable tragedy of her husband of 30 yrs being murdered. An amazing share.

 

 

 

There is a focus on REACHING FOR PERSONAL FREEDOM and how members appreciate really digging deep with the questions on the steps, traditions and concepts.

 

Pat from Oregon shares about her “Toolbox” called Al-Anon!!

 

Al-Anon’s convention is on July 6-8th 2018 in Baltimore,MD  www.al-anon.org/international

 

There is a great piece on WHY we need to work our program!! Paula from Arizona shares about complacency and how valuable her sponsor is!

 

Remember you can go to www.alanon.org/18membersurvey  to complete the 2018 member survey!  They need YOUR input!

 

STEP 1     Helpless or Powerless? Definitely NOT helpless!! Just POWERLESS over people/places/things!!

 

Tradition 1   “Our common welfare” is soooo important. Participating in the UNITY is the key.

 

Concept 1   “My opinion has value”….  This share relates Concept 1 to her own family…With each member having their role.+

 

 

Alateen celebrates 60 years!!  Consider being an Alateen sponsor, ordering some Alateen literature for your Al-Anon meetings or dropping some Alateen literature off at your local JR and SR High school!  Remember we WELCOME teens into our Al-Anon meetings and want them to feel welcome!

 

Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful winter.

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