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The latest news from our Delegate, Alternate Delegate, Chairperson, Coordinators, and Al-A-Gram posts collected in one place for you.
Bookmarks – March – The Big Three
My sponsor, who chaired the meeting, called Paths to Recovery (B-24), Reaching for Personal Freedom (P-92) and Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (B-8) “the core books for the Steps.” They are the Big Three.
Delegate’s Report to the February 2023 AWSC
Greetings!! I am glad we are able to get meet again for the business of PA Al-Anon as we enter the third year of our term and Panel. Thank you for the opportunity to serve and grow as Pennsylvania’s Delegate. My hope is that, like me, you are finding that the more you give of love the more you have to give! If you are new to PA AWSC, welcome and I am glad you are joining us along this journey as we all are –
Bookmarks – February – Who was Lois W.?
Her husband, Bill, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous. She threw a shoe at Bill and yelled, “Damn your old meetings,” when he asked if she was ready to go to a meeting with him. Then she realized that her own life had become unmanageable, and that she needed help, according to “Al-Anon History” under the Newcomers section of pa-al-anon.org.
Delegate’s Letter – January 2023
Greetings from Erie, PA, and Happy New Year to you all! I hope this message finds you well. As I am thinking of you, our life-saving program, and our service together, I wanted to reach out in gratitude and love at the end of one year and the beginning of the next. In this message, I would like to share with you some thoughts that reflect, celebrate our now, and embrace the future! And as part, I am very excited to share with you a fresh Welcoming document I put together entitled, “The Al-Anon Welcome! – Back to Basics”. Thank you for the time you give to Al-Anon service and please know of my closeness to you.
Bookmarks – January – Change Starts with Me
It’s January! Yipee! A great time for belt-tightening of all sorts. For instance, I confess to eating so much candy and cookies over the holidays that my tongue put on a coat of something funky—probably in self-protection! So I stopped eating that stuff. My tongue is grateful.
Bookmarks – December – Choose Joy
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Or so the song goes. Yes, it can be. Or not.
Delegate’s Report to the November 2022 AWSC
Greetings!! I am glad we able to get together again for the business of PA Al-Anon as we dive deeper into our second year of our term and Panel. Thank you for the opportunity to serve and grow as your Delegate. My hope is that your enthusiasm is growing on your service journey and that you are finding that service can be fun and you are reaping the rewards of giving back! If you are new to PA AWSC, welcome and I am glad you are joining us along this journey as we all are –
Bookmarks – November – God Jobs
My husband calls them “God jobs”. They’re those times when the Higher Power is clearly, unquestionably present. I’m talking about those amazing moments that have no other explanation—when the thing that is happening is clearly “meant to be.”
Delegate’s Letter – October 2022
“Passing it On” – through the Links of Service! In this article I am sharing information with the hope to provide our membership with a deeper understanding of the importance of our Al-Anon Links of Service and the spiritual principles that guide us along the way.
Bookmarks – September – The Power of Repetition
In a recent Forum issue, I read a sentence that stopped my eyes. It talked about Al-Anon as a program of repetition. What hit me was how true that is in my life: I need to work my program every day, or else I suffer the consequences of my default urge to control.