All Pennsylvania Al-Anon News

The latest news from our Delegate, Alternate Delegate, Chairperson, Coordinators, and Al-A-Gram posts collected in one place for you.

Delegate’s Post – October 2023 – Pass It On

I know without a doubt that I have been carried through the links of service to this moment by many others who passed on their recovery to me. So in turn with thankfulness and love, I try to do the same and hope another person is helped as much as I am.

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Bookmarks – October – A Transitional Time

Autumn is also a transitional time for our fellowship as three-year terms of service come to an end in December. Folks are being asked to ask themselves about their willingness to step up. Service in Al-Anon, I have found, is unlike similar roles in other organizations. It is joyful and collaborative. It is challenging and fun. It has taken me on a journey of growth.

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Bookmarks – September – An Attitude of Gratitude

On Monday, Sept. 11, I got to my home group meeting for the first time in two weeks. It felt so good to be there! We met in a pavilion by a lake, which offered a peaceful breeze now and then as we read and shared from Courage to Change (B-16). Our topic was Changed Attitudes. I realized I needed to be there before I developed a bad one.

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Bookmarks – August – You Could Win!

Calling all GRs going to Assembly! Please consider attending one of two workshops on The Power of Service. You’ll have an opportunity to do actual service, share your service journey and receive a raffle ticket for A Little Time for Myself (B-34), Al-Anon’s newest daily reader.

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Bookmarks – July – Freedom from Fear

I have learned through Al-Anon that fear rides under my need to control and the illusion of power that it may give me. Naked, dumb fear. Fear of failure—that I won’t live up to the crazy, impossible expectations I give myself. That fear perched in my psyche long ago, when I thought I had to do it—whatever “it” was—all by myself. It was the price of being “independent.”

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Bookmarks – June – Saved by the Slogans

It seems like life went into hyper-drive after Memorial Day. Suddenly there were parties to attend, flowers to plant, windows to clean, and a $1,100 car air-conditioning bill to pay. Yikes. Oh, I got to my meetings, thank Higher Power. But I wasn’t taking the time to really pray or even read my monthly issue of The Forum. I was sliding into my alter-ego, the Control Queen, and I was not very happy with myself.

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Delegate’s Report to the May 2023 AWSC

Greetings Friends!! I am glad we able to get together again for the business of PA Al-Anon at our May AWSC meeting! Thank you for being here and 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 service, welcome, and I am glad you are joining us along this journey as we all in Pennsylvania service are.

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Bookmarks – May – Life is Good

It is May 3—the second day of wet snow mixed with rain. Two weeks ago, in 80-plus degrees, my husband and I drove to Pittsburgh with a freshly broken air conditioner. That sweaty ride seems like a dream now.

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Bookmarks – April- Choosing to Spread the Word

We Al-Anon members know how working our program can restore us to sanity. Our Conference Approved Literature can play a big part in the process. Today I’d like to talk about how we can use our literature to spread the word to family members suffering from alcoholism.

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