CAL – Outreach to Professionals (Item # G-29)

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WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This guideline mentioned a phrase that was very curious to me: “sponsoring a professional.”  I had never thought of it that way before, but I guess a professional that isn’t aware of the program would be similar to a newcomer & would need a “go-to” person for guidance that was committed & knowledgeable

2.  Another thing that struck me was that Al-Anon is described as a credible community resource.  This got me thinking about the importance of integrity not just within the rooms, but outside as well & how we (as a fellowship) are perceived by others.  Traditions #6, 10, & 11 anyone???

3. Last but not least, according to this guideline, a professional subscription of The Forum magazine is available at a discounted rate.  I’m going to look into this because I’m not sure if this info is still accurate.  I’ll post an update to this entry on what I find so stay tuned


**BONUS: An electronic version of this guideline can now be downloaded directly from the World Service Office website by clicking this link: G-29 Guideline


***UPDATE (9/15/14): Here’s the answer I just got back from the World Service Office regarding the discounted professional subscription to The Forum magazine: “Thank you for your email regarding the Guideline G-29.  To answer your question, the information on the Guideline is incorrect and hasn’t been revised in a very long time.  The price for all Forum subscriptions in US is $11.00 USD and overseas/Canada the price is $23.00.  We have brought this information to the attention of the appropriate department for correction.”

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Bernie M. says:

    This is an excellent piece of outreach info. Thanks for your take on it and I appreciate your checking into the price of a “discounted” Forum subscription. Hope you are planning to keep up the Al-Anon blog after this panel.

    1. Pat A. says:

      Just got word back from WSO regarding the “discounted” Forum question. See my post on item # G-29 for the update. Also, I’m not sure yet if I’ll keep this blog going after the end of my position on Dec. 31st. Time will tell

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