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Al-Anon Bulletin, November, 2017
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Upcoming Events ~~ Mark your Calendars!
November 2nd ~ The 3 Legacies AFG Study Group 8th Anniversary.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Pizza at 7. Serenity Prayer Panel at 7:30.
Bring a salad or dessert to share.
Crossroads Church, 554 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, 44509
November 7th ~ Tuesday Morning AFG is celebrating their 50th Anniversary! Join Us!
Doors open at 9 am. Double Lead at 10. Luncheon to follow. Chinese Auction.
First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483
The 38th Annual Spring Banquet will be held February 24, 2018 “A Date with Recovery”
Doors open at 6:00 PM. Dinner at 6:30. Double Lead at 7:30. Please bring a dessert to share.
Mahoning Country Club, 710 East Liberty St., Girard, OH 44420
Join us for lots of fun, fantastic fellowship, awesome food and beautiful baskets in our Chinese Auction!
Be good to yourself and see your Group Rep. for tickets ($19.00 each)
Or contact: Bev. H. or Carmen I.
World Service Office
WSO is offering a trial period sale which started September 15th on the following Al-Anon books:
B5-The Al-Anon Family Groups-Classic Edition, B30-Discovering Choices, and B31-Many Voices, One Journey. All pieces will be sold for $5.99 each.
Sale ends December 31, 2017. Contact your Group literature person to order.
2018 Spring Day of Sharing will be held April 18th by the Kinsman Smalltown Recovery Group.
6383 Church St., Kinsman, OH 44428. More information to follow.
Districts 4 & 9 Meeting Highlights
UPDATED Reference Page will be sent out once with November bulletin. This can be kept in each group to use when needed. It will not be sent out every month. Updates will be made as needed.
- 6 Alateens attended KOMIAC this year. Thank you so much for your support! Luv you lots and lots!
- Meeting Schedule is now on 8x11 size paper instead of 8x14 size paper. This will enable it to be easily printed out from the districts website and for all the groups if they wish to make copies.
- In adherence to the WSO web page guidelines, the ‘Thought for the Month’ cannot be included on the Districts website. It will still be in our bulletin that is sent to each group.
- Results of election of coordinators: Secretary – Carmen I., Bulletin – Pat D., Group Records., Sandy O., Public Outreach – Margaret M. and Kim F., Website – Peggy S. and Stephanie S., Answering Service – Sharyn M.
Remember to notify firstname.lastname@example.org if your group will not have a meeting on the upcoming holidays in December and January. You will receive an acknowledgement email within 24 hours when your information is received. Please use your Group Reference Page for additional contact information if needed. Thank You!
Corrected info: Ticket price for 2018 Spring Banquet was listed as $18.00 each in the past 2 bulletins. Due to Mahoning Country Club price increase, the price of a ticket is now $19.00 each.
· Tuesday Morning AFG at 9 a.m., 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren, OH 44483
· Steps to Serenity AFG at 6:30 p.m., 636 Pine Lake Rd., Sebring, OH 44672
· The 3 Legacies AFG Study Group at 6:45 p.m., 554 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, OH 44509
Sunday Night Sharing and Caring @ 8:00pm. First Presbyterian Church, 22 Westview Ave., Hubbard, 44425
Nov. 05 ~~ ABC’s of Gratitude
Nov. 12 ~~ Step Eleven –Tradition Eleven
Nov. 19 ~~ Lead – Judy A. from Columbiana
Nov. 26 ~~ Anonymity/Autonomy
Monday 12:30 Original AFG, Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 2151 Rush Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44507
Nov. 06 ~~ Balance
Nov. 13 ~~ Tradition Two
Nov. 20 ~~ Listen and Learn
Nov. 27 ~~ TBA
Girard Broadway Al-Anon Group – Tuesday @ 8:00pm – First Methodist Church, 22 N. Market St., 44420
Nov. 07 ~~ Concept Eleven (using Reaching for Personal Freedom)
Nov. 14 ~~ Relationships
Nov. 21 ~~ Humility
Nov. 28 ~~ Al-Anon Lead (closed meeting)
Sunday Night Boardman AFG, starting time changed to 7:00 pm effective September 1, 2017
Lisbon Monday Night AFG, starting time changed to 7:00 pm effective September 4, 2017
Warren Thursday Night AFG, starting time changed to 7:00 pm and ends at 8:30, effective September 7, 2017
Niles Wednesday Night AFG, is providing childcare to anyone attending the meeting.
Do you know of someone who would benefit from a meeting that provides childcare?
Meeting starts at 8:00 pm so please try to arrive 15 minutes early to acclimate your child.
New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles, 44446
If anyone would like to volunteer/help or has questions, please contact: Lori D.
More Information and directions for the above meetings can be found in Al-Anon/Alateen Meeting Schedule
Send your information/meeting topics to email@example.com by the 15th of each month. An email or text reply will be sent to acknowledge your info was received.
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Please be mindful to use your Group Registered Name on your Anniversary flyers, etc.
***When your group CMA (current mailing address/contact) changes, please notify Bulletin immediately***
Districts 4 and 9 website: www.al-anonohiodist4-9.org
District # 4 – District Rep. Judy A.
District # 9 – District Rep. Cheryl B.
Alternate District # 9 Rep. Judy F.
Districts Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday in January, April, July and October at 7 p.m.
Youngstown Area Inter-Group (Y.A.I.G.)
3373 Canfield Road, Youngstown, OH 44451
Group District Donations: (to District Treasurer) Make checks payable to: Youngstown Information Service
Mail to: Youngstown Information Service
P.O. Box 2933
Youngstown, OH 44451
Group Records: Send all group changes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copy of Districts 4 & 9 Group Information Form, available at www.al-anonohiodist4-9.org (under “Contact us”)
Change forms (GR-1) for WSO, available at www.alanon.org/update (information can be updated throughout the year)
Youngstown Al-Anon Information Services – (330) 270-9441
Want to help share the Al-Anon message of recovery with those in our community who still need it?
Ohio Area Assembly
Send all Group Donations to:
AFG of Ohio Inc.
P.O. Box 524
Columbiana, OH 44408-0524
Checks payable to: AFG of Ohio Inc.
Please include your Group’s ID number (found in Meeting Schedule)
Enter your Group Registered Name plus AFG to log in - i.e. Couragetochangeafg
Ohio Events - www.ohioal-anon.org/calendar.htm
World Service Office (WSO) website: www.al-anon.alateen.org 1-800-344-2666 8 am – 6 pm EST
Toll free number 1-888-4AL-ANON (for group meeting information only)
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Al-Anon’s 6th International Convention, Baltimore ~~ July 6-8, 2018
Registration Fees (does not include hotel accommodations)
$130.00 until December 31, 2017
$165.00 from January 1 – May 31, 2018
$195.00 from June 1 – July 7, 2018
To access flyers for Al-Anon's 6th International Convention click here: day_of_connecting_flyer.pdf
And here: 2018_intregpacket.pdf
As part of the registration process you can:
- Reserve a hotel room
- Sign up to march in the “Language of Love Parade”
- Purchase a Pioneer Luncheon ticket
Updated, November, 2017
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