WORKSHOP – Orlando – Summer Service Workshop

WHAT I LEARNED: If Al-Anon was not supported by its own members, think of everything that would go away…  groups, CAL literature, phone hotlines, websites, Gratitude Dinners, Conventions, & even the World Service Office.  The 7th Tradition reminds me that no one is an island & it makes me grateful for everything that we do support…

WORKSHOP – Melbourne – Day of Service Workshops

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. The main reason I went to this event was to attend a Forum Writing Workshop lead by our Area Alternate Delegate.  I thought, “Well, I’ll go, but I don’t have anything to write about.”  Then she mentioned the topic to write about was service work & how whatever I come up with…

CAL – Area Literature Coordinators (Item # G-6)

WHAT I LEARNED: Much like any of the guidelines that are job descriptions, I always learn that the position entails a lot more than I thought!  Area Literature Coordinators interact not just with World Service Office & LDC’s (Literature Distribution Centers – like yours truly!), but also Website Coordinators, Information Service or Intergroups, Newsletter Editors,…

CAL – Alcoholism, a Merry-Go-Round Named Denial (Item # P-3)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. How great would it be to give a talk at an Al-Anon workshop & it goes over so well, they want to turn it into a pamphlet?! 😲 Well that’s what happened in 1968 to one non-member: the former director of the Charlotte Council on Alcoholism.  This pamphlet was published a…

CAL – Alateen Talk Newsletter (Item # N/A)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This is the eleventh & last item in the Alateen Newcomer Packet (item # K-18) & is a full issue of a newsletter – not an excerpt.  The particular one in this packet is 8 pages total, has feedback on a writing workshop & an Alateen Conference, various sharings from members around the world,…

WORKSHOP – Ocala – Day of Service Workshops

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Today I got my learnin’ on by attending several workshops given by North Florida Area officers.  I now have a better idea of the service work they do for us & that they’re involved in a lot of conference calls!  Ha ha 😆 2. Usually at Area Assemblies, I listen to…

CAL – Courage to Be Me – Living with Alcoholism (Item # B-23)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This is the first Alateen book I’ve ever read & I was not prepared!  I should’ve had a box of tissues along with it – especially for the “Happy/Sad” section that begins on page 300.  The simplicity & direct honesty felt like I was reading a bunch of diary entries from…

CAL – Al-Anon: Then and Now (Item # AR-2)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Regional Service Seminars (RSS’s) were established in 1979 but I have never heard of these. 2. Apparently between the US & Canada there are 9 regions total & 3 RSS’s per year.  I’m on the hunt to find out more about these & when the next one will be.  If you have…