Al-Anon believes that our benefits are measured by our willingness to share them with others, for we know we can never give as much as we receive.
You can find useful and timely ideas for service in the newsletter put out by Al-Anon’s World Service Office: In the Loop: News from Your WSO.
Service is also the simple act of sharing your experience, strength, and hope with others. All members are welcome to share their thoughts on recovery on WSO’s Member Blog.
INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING ALATEEN?
Each Alateen meeting must have two Al-Anon members attending the meeting who have completed the process of becoming an Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service (AMIAS). If you think you might be interested in becoming an AMIAS, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, and your message will be forwarded to the VT Area Alateen Coordinator. You can also take a look here to see the requirements, guidelines, and forms that are needed to serve in this way.
INTERESTED IN PUBLIC OUTREACH?
Note: WSO is now handling outreach to TV and radio stations and is asking members to limit our distribution of PSAs to our social media networks and non-media outlets like movie theaters, schools, and institutions. Please read the full WSO announcement.
2) Post our flyers on community bulletin boards:
- range of new posters about Al-Anon and Alateen
- posters with tear-off contact info (or ones without tear-offs)
- posters addressing specific relationships affected by someone else’s drinking (parents of, children of, or relatives/friends of)
3) Submit our press release, approved by the WSO, to your local news media.
4) Spread the word about children of alcoholics
“Plan special speaker meetings focusing on children of alcoholics, reach out to local community support agencies about how Al‑Anon can help, or provide Al‑Anon speakers for educational meetings held at institutions, facilities, or schools. Individual members can also participate by sharing WSO content on social media. Let’s do all we can to let anyone who has been affected by parental alcoholism know that Al‑Anon and Alateen can make a difference.”
Reprinted with permission of The Forum, Al‑Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA. The full article is available here.
If you have an idea for supporting Al-Anon and Alateen in the Vermont Area but would need funding to carry it out, click here for the Special Projects Request Form!
TREASURER’S CORNER: Phil C.
Contributions to the Vermont Area treasury and Area reimbursement requests should be mailed to Phil C. at 833 Lovers Lane, Chester, VT 05143.
WHAT’S MY DISTRICT?
Use the maps below (click on them to enlarge) to look up your District by town or by county. When enlarged, the county map also provides District and Area meeting schedules.
Twice a year, representatives from groups across the VT Area gather to discuss and make decisions about Area-wide issues. The Assembly site is rotated among the Districts (click on above map) in order to share the burden of driving and to give each District an opportunity to host the event.