Service: Getting Involved
SERVICE MEETINGS AND OPPORTUNITIES
You can download the new service manual for 2018-2021 HERE.
Group Level Service
Each Al-Anon group has a number of service positions which usually include Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Literature, Group Representative and Alternate Group Representative. Some groups also have a Program Chair who arranges for speakers to speak at each meeting. All positions other than GR can be filled by Al-Anon members who are also members of AA.
NY South Assembly (Area 40)
GRs represent their groups officially at Assembly and are voting members. However, others are invited to attend and learn more about the NY South area as well as World Service Conference. Meetings take place at Graymoor, 275 North St. 1350 Route 9, Garrison, NY 10524-0301. See Flyer.
Sun. 10/21/2018 Schedule: 11:00 a.m. - Sign-in 11:15 a.m. - New GR Orientation Meeting 11:15 a.m. - GR Concept Meeting 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Assembly Meeting
AWSC (Area World Service Committee), NY South
DRs (Distict Reps) represent their districts officially at Assembly and are voting members. However, others are invited to attend and learn more about the NY South area as well as World Service Conference. Meetings take place at St. Vincent’s Hospital, 275 North Street, Harrison, NY 10528, Main Entrance, 1st floor. See Flyer.
Sunday, September 16, 2018 Sunday, January 6, 2019 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
District Level Service
All Al-Anon members are encouraged to attend these meetings where Group Representatives, District Representatives, Coordinators and Liaisons come together to find ways of bringing the message of Al-Anon to others through Public Outreach Events; Share-A-Day Events; Workshops; Group Support and more. Each District can have its own Public Outreach Coordinator as well.
Dates and locations for District Meetings are as follows:
District 24: All meetings for 2018 start at 7:30 PM at St Vincent’s Hospital 275 North Street Harrison N.Y. 10528 1st Floor Ben Duffy Room.
Thursday, September 27, 2018 Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Districts 25 & 26: Most District Meetings are at The Counseling Center, Suite 101, 2000 Maple Hill St., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.
The tentative 2018 schedule: Saturday, September 29, 10AM to 12PM -- Note meeting is at Soundview Prep School, Corner of Rt. 118 & Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY following the Discovering Choices regular Al-Anon meeting
District 27: Meetings held in the Beth Shalom Synagogue, Route 6, Mahopac. Contact DR Bridget for more information: email@example.com .
Watch here as more information on Al-Ateen service becomes available
Al-Anon Information Service (AIS) Committee
Please note new meeting location – Lutheran Church in Pleasantville
AIS maintains this website, answers emails and updates the meeting list for Westchester and Putnam. We coordinate with public outreach, organize workshops and more. AIS plays a crucial role in helping newcomers and professionals find our program. Meetings will be held @ 7:30 PM at the Lutheran Church 197 Manville Road in Pleasantville. Meeting dates will also be published in the events section of this site. All are welcome although the Alternate GR is the voting representative for each Group.
For AGRs (Alternate Group Representatives)
Monday evenings, 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM as below – all Al-Anon members are welcome
Monday, September 17, 2018 7:30PM
AIS Meeting Emanuel Lutheran Church 197 Manville Road Pleasantville, NY
TBD, December 3, 4, 5 or 6 7:30PM
AIS Meeting TBD, probably The Loft, Cabin in the Woods, Pleasantville, Mamaroneck or Crow Hill
AIS Phone Service Volunteers Needed
This is your opportunity to do 12th step work, “carrying the message” of Al-Anon/Alateen to potential newcomers, professionals, students and current members. Volunteers call the AIS voicemail on one pre-assigned day per week for a 3 to 6 month rotation. Calls are picked up once a day and returned within 24 hours. There are generally from 0 to 2 calls per day. The AIS voicemail is accessed remotely from the comfort of your home or mobile device. This is a very rewarding and important outreach opportunity, often the first contact newcomers have with the Al-Anon/Alateen program. New volunteers are needed on a regular basis. To volunteer or for additional information, please contact Al-Anon Information Service at: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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