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.

60th World Service Conference Opens

Jeffrey begins his third and final year as Pennsylvania’s Delegate to the World Service Conference. Instead of traveling to Virginia Beach, though, he’s glued to a computer screen somewhere in Pennsylvania.

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Blessed to Serve

The 2019 Assembly is over. In this post, Lori, our Alternate Delegate, shares the many ways that it is a blessing to serve the Pennsylvania Area.

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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 Outreach that are mentioned in the report are still applicable today.

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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.

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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.

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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 but found so much more. The experience invigorated her recovery and led her to service, ultimately leading her to be this year’s Convention Chairperson.

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