CAL – Freedom from Despair (Item # P-6)

Last week I finished the Alateen Newcomer Packet (item #K-18).  (What I learned about all the other items in that packet can be found in previous entries for the general Al-Anon Newcomer Packet (K-10).)  That means I’m done with all 6 types of packets (whoo-hoo!) & am moving on with other pamphlets.  It seems going back to the beginning…

CAL – Just for Today Alateen Bookmark (Item # M-13)

WHAT I LEARNED: This is the fifth item in the Alateen Newcomer Packet (item # K-18) & it’s very different than the Al-Anon bookmark by the same name (item # M-12).  The “Thank You God” prayer is a good gratitude reminder for those days when I can’t think of anything to be grateful for!

MTG – Orlando – “Today’s Hope AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. I was a speaker again tonight & now I know the term I was looking for the other day that describes the feeling at the end of my story – when people come up to me with tears in their eyes – & the person I thought I was not reaching,…

CAL – Did you Grow up With a Problem Drinker? (Item # S-25)

WHAT I LEARNED: This is the sixth item in the Adult Children of Alcoholics Newcomer Packet (item # K-21) & is a personal favorite of mine.  When I first came into the program I was given this leaflet & I remember secretly answering “Yes” to all 20 questions.  It spooked me because I thought “How…

CAL – Just for Today Bookmark (Item # M-12)

WHAT I LEARNED: This is the ninth item in the general Al-Anon Newcomer Packet (item # K-10) & I must admit, I have a favorite side of this bookmark – it’s the one with the St Francis prayer on it.  So it’s been a long time since I actually turned it over to read the other side…

CAL – The Forum Order Form (Item # S-41)

Ok, ok, you’re probably wondering why I’m reading an order form of all things.  It’s because I wanted to read the entire general Al-Anon Newcomer Packet (item # K-10) & this is the eighth item in it. WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This form mentions that The Forum magazine is the voice of the fellowship today.  …So…

CAL – Al-Anon’s World Service Office (Item # S-30)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. The World Service Office has a fitness room!!  Where else would I learn this type of info?  Ha ha 😜 2. It seems every department, with the exception of Administration, is supported by 1 or more volunteer committees.  The Membership Outreach (not to be confused with Public Outreach) department has the most at 4. ━━━━━▼━━━━━…

N. FL Spring Assembly 2013 – My First Post Ever!

WELCOME to my first post on this blog!  Today, 5/3/13,  I’ll be going to the North Florida Spring Assembly in Orlando.  Won’t miss the long drive to Ocala, but I will miss the horses they had behind the hotel.  For the Fall Assembly last year, I went as a GIP (Growth Investment Person) however this…