Carrying the Message Statewide

A groundbreaking Public Outreach project, funded by a generous Trust of almost $20,000, kicked off right after the Pennsylvania Area Assembly in August. Barbara G., chair of the Pennsylvania Area World Service Committee, said, “The gift of this generous Al-Anon member...

Looking back — Public Outreach 31 Years Ago

In 1988 — 31 years ago — Districts across the area were very active and working hard to carry the message of hope that is at the heart of Al-Anon. Here we read Jan K’s report, which was published in the Fall 1988 issue of Al-A-Gram. Many of the methods of Public...

Looking back — the 1988 Convention

31 years ago, Evelyn N, in her annual report to the Fall 1988 issue of Al-A-Gram, reported that 1,028 people attended the Convention, the largest attendance to date. It’s an interesting “Look back” at our past. The following is her full report. As I look back and...

Interview: Recovery Begins with One Step

We talked to Sandra R., this year’s Convention Chairperson, about the Convention and some of her personal perspectives on the theme and the workshops. We found her stories interesting and we wanted to share a few of them with you. Al-A-Gram: This year’s theme:...

My First Convention Surprised Me

Sandra R. shares her first Convention experience. She had recently moved to Philadelphia and though she had been in Al-Anon over two years, recovery was still elusive for her. She went to the Convention simply expecting to reconnect with old friends from Harrisburg...