Welcome to the PA Area Al-Anon Web Site

There is a message of hope and help in the program of Al-Anon Family Groups. Women, men and children who were once lonely, lost and helpless because of someone’s drinking, today have courage and confidence in Al-Anon and Alateen. They have discovered friends who understand, as few others can. They have found the tools to help themselves – which can indirectly help their alcoholic relatives or loved ones. Contentment, and even happiness, is possible whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.

Alateen, a vital part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is for younger members seeking help while walking through life with an alcoholic parent, other close relative or friend. Teens meet to share their experience, strength and hope, gaining a better understanding of the disease of alcoholism and themselves. The support found in Alateen helps with personal development and the troubled thinking that is often associated with growing up in an alcoholic home.

Let It Begin With Me… When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen always be there, and Let It Begin With Me.

Calendar of Events

Connecticut 41st Annual Convention @ Radisson Hotel
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day

The 41st Annual Connecticut Al-Anon Family Groups Convention will be held March 23 to March 25, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell CT.

Al-Anon Family Groups is a fellowship of parents, spouses, siblings, adult children, and friends of a person who has a drinking problem. Al-Anon Family Groups have been offering strength and support to families and friends of problem drinkers since 1951.

The weekend convention offers meetings, workshops, and entertainment on a variety of topics related to recovery from the effects of a loved one’s alcohol use. There is also a banquet* and dance on Saturday evening. The event includes participation by AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and Alateen, a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Spanish interpreters, hard of hearing headsets, and American Sign Language interpreters will be available.

Pre-registration form, found on the Al-anon website, is available until March 8th for $25 for Adults/$5forteens. Register online at:

Online Registraion

Walk-in registration is $30.00 for adults and $5.00 for teens and covers the cost of the entire event. (*There is an additional charge for the banquet.)

The convention opens Friday, March 23 at 3:00 PM. On Saturday and Sunday, sessions begin at 8:30 AM. The convention closes on Sunday, March 25 at 12:00 noon.

For more information, please visit the CT Al-Anon website at www.ctalanon.org and click on the Convention Webpage.

CONTACT: Convention2018@alanon.org


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Save the date!  April 7th, 2018 – District 25 Spring Speakers Event
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Save the date! April 7, 2018

District 25 Spring Speakers Event

Step 11 with Focus on Prayer and Meditation.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Route 19, Pittsburgh, PA 15241

(Upper St Clair).8:00AM-1:30PM.

Early Bird registration by March 17 is $8. Walk-in is $12. Look for the flyer in February’s The Key!

Download the Spring Flyer PDF

Dance through the Decades Lancaster/Lebanon @ The 521 Club
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

New! Best of the decades’ contest! Dress for your favorite decade for a chance to win!

Admission by Ticket Only: $10 Adults, $5 Children (8-12)

Dance through the decades’ Flyer

District 25 Step 11 spring speaker event. @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Come Join Us in our
Path to Recovery Through Prayer and Meditation.

Cost is $8.00 if registered by March 15th, $10.00 if postmarked after March 15th.

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District 4&5 Spring Workshop @ Lima Methodist Church
Apr 14 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Suggested Donation is $5.00 but please come regardless of ability to pay.

Save the Date: 46th Annual Pennsylvania AFG Convention
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day

Save the Date:

46th Annual Pennsylvania AFG Convention

June 1st, 2nd, 3rd 2018


Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA
(90 minutes west of the Pocono Mountain Resort Area. An hour from Harrisburg. 3 hrs from Philadelphia, Washington DC and NYC. 4 hrs from Pittsburgh)
Al-Anon & AA Speakers
Fellowship, Workshops, Al-Anon & AA Meetings
Registration opens in early March 2018
Bring a newcomer with you!!

Download the 46th PA AFG flyer

Maryland and DC Spring Convention @ Washington College
Jun 8 – Jun 10 all-day

Early Bird Prices through May 7 are:
$95 Saturday Only: all events and meals
$160 No Lodging, full weekend: all events and meals
$195 + $10 Refundable Key Deposit: Traditional Dorm
$215 + $10 Refundable Key Deposit: Room in Suite Dorm
Online Registration: www.TinyURL.com/AFG24SC (3% Convenience fee)
Lodging registrations must be received by June 4, 2018

The convention begins 4:00 pm Friday and closes after lunch Sunday.
Registration is Friday 2:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturday 7:30 to 9:00 am.
Questions: Email Charles L. at SpringConventionChair@gmail.com

All Weekend Registration Meals include Friday & Saturday Night Dinner, Saturday & Sunday Breakfast & Lunch.
Meals offer Vegan and Gluten-free options.

Directions to Washington College and local lodging: washcoll.edu/about/directions.php
Registration form at www.TinyURL.com/AFG24SC
Registrations refundable before June 4, 2018

Get the flyer and registration form below.

2018 AFG MD&DC Spring ConventionOnline.pdf

SAVE THE DATE: Al-Anon’s Sixth International Convention
Jul 5 – Jul 8 all-day

Al-Anon’s Sixth International Convention
Our next Al-Anon/Alateen International Convention will be July 5-8, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland!

Baltimore Convention Center
1 W. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21201  

Registration prices before December 31, 2017 $130.00:

Before May 31, 2017 $165.00

After May 31, 2018 $195.00

You can stay connected on the International Convention Web site: www.al-anoninternationalconvention.org 

Now is the best time to start planning your budget to attend.

A few important things to consider:
1. Estimate your travel expense
2. Think about how many others you may want to room with
3. Plan on registering early for the lowest registration price
4. Total these items for a preliminary budget
5. Divide this number by weeks remaining to determine how much to save each week

PA Area Convention is coming up!








46th Annual Pennsylvania AFG Convention

June 1st, 2nd, 3rd 2018


Registration opens in early March 2018

Help spread the word at your meetings.

Al‑Anon Family Groups 2018 Membership Survey

Alanon International Convention

It’s still not too late to register for the Alanon international convention in Baltimore. July 6-8, 2018

PA Al-Anon Events

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