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 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.

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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.

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Bookmarks – August – Oh Them Changes

Can you feel it? The calendar page flips to August and a change takes place. The days can still be sticky and hot, but gradually, or sometimes all at once, the evenings shift cooler. Parents, usually moms, are getting children ready for school, or planning that last family vacation before summer ends. My fair-weather feathered friends are booking flights to South America.

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Bookmarks – June – It’s the Best of Times

It’s the worst of times.
It’s June.
It’s time for graduations, baby showers, weddings, vacations, kids’ and grandkids’ ball games, gardening, Al-Anon conventions, you name it. While all these occasions can be joyous, they also can also be stressful, especially when they come in bunches.

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Delegate’s Report to the May 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 –

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Bookmarks – May – The Interplay’s The Thing

What’s life without its challenges, huh? Earlier this year, Lori F., our delegate, called to tell me that the World Service Organization (WSO) doesn’t want anyone quoting passages from any of the Conference-Approved Literature (CAL) that could be accessed by the public, especially online. We can reference a short segment, but only with permission from the WSO. It all has to do with copyrights.

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Delegate’s Letter – April 2022

Hi Friends,

I hope this message finds you all doing well as we continue our work in our second year of our service term. Maybe some of you are starting to feel alittle more comfortable with what goes into serving the Area and this fellowship. I do hope that is the case and if not, no worries you are right where you are supposed to be and keep taking it one day at a time. You are not alone! I am writing to keep in touch and share with you as the 2022 World Service Conference is on the horizon.

As I prepare for the Conference, it is easy to think about the journey that I can look back on and the journey that lies ahead while all the while focusing with gratitude on the day and my experiences. A recent reading in our daily reader sparked me to reflect further.

I love page 107 in our One Day at a Time in Al-Anon (B-6). It has me thinking of what I call the 4D’s of our program: “First I Dream, then I Do, then I Detach and then I let God Determine the outcome”. Helpful concept indeed for me!

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