CAL – Updated Al-Anon Service Guidelines for 2021 (Various Item #’s)

On October 6th, 2021, I got an interesting update from Al-Anon’s World Service Office’s (the WSO) newsletter “In The Loop” that mentioned:  “We are excited to announce that we are in the process of updating the Al-Anon/Alateen Guidelines!  In addition to getting a fresh, new look, the guidelines will also reflect updated information.  A milestone…

CAL – Al-Anon’s Best Sellers of 2019

WHAT I LEARNED: This week I recently received my hardcopy of the new “2021 World Service Conference Summary” (item # P-46).  I was looking over the graphs of the bestselling CAL books and booklets for 2020 (see link at the end of this post) and it got me wondering about how that compared to sales…

CAL – Al-Anon’s Best Sellers of 2020

WHAT I LEARNED: This week I recently received my hardcopy of the new “2021 World Service Conference Summary” (item # P-46).  Pasted below are images from pages 85-87 that show some stats for 2020’s best selling Al-Anon books, booklets, and the “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2020” (item # N/A) outreach magazine.  I find it interesting to…

CAL – Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2017 (Item # N/A)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. My next “CAL Chat” podcast guest said that “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2017” was her favorite outreach piece that she wanted to talk about on my “CAL Chat” show (Episode #9), so it was time to read it all the way through!  I had read entire versions of previous ones so I was…

MTG – Kissimmee – “Sólo Por Hoy”

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. When I have to make a decision & I’m unsure of my Higher Power’s will, I go with the decision that brings me the most peace. 2. In a Spanish meeting, the message still came through even when the translator wasn’t speaking! *A special thanks goes out to District 10’s Travel Support Team…

CAL – Fact Sheet for Professionals (Item # S-37ES)

Last week I finished the Men’s Newcomer Packet (item # K-23) since all the other items in the packet are ones I’ve already commented on.  Time to move onto the next packet… WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This is the first pamphlet in the Professional Packet (K-30) & the Al-Anon program is not described as a…