Intergroup Report

This report is by Joe C., Chairman of “Intergroup” which will be presented at the ASSEMBLY in Redwood City on May 19.

D 6-10 INTERGROUP REPORT: May 2018

Hi Everyone!

Our Al-Anon Information Services (AIS) office, which is the literature depot for Districts 6-10, is piloting opening up on one Saturday a month for members that may not be able to visit the office during the week. We tried out the idea last weekend, May 12, and it was a great start to the idea. We plan to open on a few more Saturdays in the coming months and monitor the interest/attendance.
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AIS Office News

GREETINGS FROM THE AIS OFFICE
5429 PALM AVENUE
SACRAMENTO, CA 95841
916 334-2970
NEW OFFICE HOURS
STARTING SATURDAY MAY 12TH, THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN ON THE 2ND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 10AM-1PM. HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE CONVENIENT FOR MEMBERS WHO WORK M-F. WE ARE PLANNING A 3 MONTH TRIAL AND IF SUCCESSFUL THIS MAY BE IMPLEMENTED FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. MARK YOUR CALENDARS…COME SEE US AT THE AIS OFFICE MAY 12TH, JUNE 14TH OR JULY 12TH
OUR REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS ARE NOW MONDAY THRU THURSDAY 10AM-3PM
LITERATURE NEWS
THE LONG AWAITED 2018-2021 SERVICE MANUAL IS IN STOCK AND AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. IT IS A HOT ITEM! ITEM NUMBER P/24/27 $5.00
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO AT THE AIS OFFICE AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO JOIN OUR STAFF. WE HAVE FOUR SPECIFIC SLOTS THAT NEED TO BE FILLED.  ALL OF THESE OPENINGS REQUIRE A COMMITMENT OF ONLY TWO TIMES A MONTH, SO IF YOU HAVE SOME SPARE TIME PLEASE GIVE US A HAND.  THE OPENINGS WE HAVE ARE:
TUESDAY 10AM-1PM EVERY OTHER WEEK
WEDNESDAY 12:30-3:30 EVERY OTHER WEEK
THURSDAY 10AM-1PM EVERY OTHER WEEK,
THURSDAY 12:30-3:30, EVERY OTHER WEEK
TYPICAL DUTIES ARE ANSWERING THE PHONE, GREETING WALK IN CUSTOMERS, FILLING BOOK ORDERS, AND GENERAL OFFICE WORK.
for more information contact: PATTY @ 916 334-2970

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a campaign to increase public awareness and understanding of alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. Members can take advantage of this opportunity to raise awareness about the support families can get at local Al-Anon and Alateen meetings. To participate in this public outreach campaign, members can “Share” and “Repost” the WSO’s social media posts and include #AlcoholAwarenessMonth2018, #AlAnon and #Alateen.

Al-Anon: al-anon.org/18connect

Alateen: al-anon.org/18teensconnect

Please remember to protect your anonymity on social media by not making comments or using screen names that would reveal your Al-Anon membership.

Message to all Group Representatives

From Darby T.    NCWSA Chairperson

Re: Financial assistance for attending ASSEMBLY in May

The Group Representative (GR) is a vital link in the continuing function, growth, and unity of worldwide Al-Anon. ( Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual (P-24/27)).

Member + Member = a Group
Group + Group = a District
District + District = an Assembly
Assembly + Assembly = WSO Al-anon World Service Office & Conference.

As a GR you are the link between your group (it’s members) and the World Service Office of Al-Anon. Member voices need to be heard at our Northern California Area 3 Assemblies.

Using Tradition 7, that all groups should be self-supporting, we suggest your group put aside monies every week with the idea of supporting the Group Representative and she/he travels to the two (2) Assemblies in our Area. Some groups can apply to their District for financial assistance, but if that option is not available, the Area can assist.

Our Northern California Area is vast and we understand it might be difficult for some groups at the far end of our area to save or raise enough money to send their GR to Assembly.

If your group is more than 100 miles (one way) from an Assembly location, you are eligible to apply for some financial assistance from the Area Treasury.

You can complete the A4 form found on our website, www.ncwsa.org and send it to our Treasurer, Sandi C at the email address indicated on the form.

Our budget is not unlimited, so the assistance is available on a first come first serve basis.

We look forward to your participation at the upcoming Assembly and trust our HP to provide the necessary funds to get you there.

Service in Unity,
Darby T.
NCWSA Chairperson 2018-2020

New Meeting in Sacramento

New Parent Al-Anon Family Group in Sacramento–Parents Seeking Peace

Meeting for parents of alcoholics

Mondays, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm

The Table at Central United Methodist Church
5265 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
(Note: the meeting room is not wheelchair accessible)
The entrance is on the backside of the church. Enter the door adjacent to the children’s playarea. The meeting room is upstairs. FOLLOW THE SIGNS! 

Update Your Meeting Data Online !!

BREAKING NEWS —

You can now update your meeting data ONLINE.  If you have changed your meeting time or location, or GR or mailing address, or any other meeting detail, you can update the WSO database ONLINE and your changes will transfer into the published meeting schedules much faster than previously.

Here is the link to do this —->   Update Meeting Data

YOU CAN ALSO REGISTER A NEW MEETING ONLINE TOO.