District 69: A message from your District
Let's Talk About Alateen in District 69 - by Sarah M. District Alateen Liaison (DAL)
I am pleased to report that Alateen is alive and well in District 69. We currently have 7 Alateen meetings, plenty of people willing to do public outreach as well as ample reserves of funds and literature. (If you have excess funds at your meeting, please consider donating to the local AIS and the other service arms).
I've been asked a lot of questions lately about Alateen so I hope to address them here: Q: What is the best way I can be of service to Alateen right now?
A:Well, the best thing you can do is encourage young people that you know who've been affected by alcoholism to attend an Alateen meeting. Bring up Alateen at your Al-Anon meetings. Encourage a newcomer with children to bring their kids to Alateen. Remember what you were told when you were a newcomer, try 6 meetings to see if Al-Anon/Alateen is for you.
Q: How can I learn more about the Alateen Program and Being An Al-Anon Member Involved In Alateen Service?
A: With Summer almost here we will be having an AMIAS and potential future AMIAS get together on June 9. We will come together to discuss what happened at the assembly and how that affects us as member as a whole. We sometimes get too many chiefs and not enough Indians which causes double headed management. (What is Double Headed Management? Check it out in your brand new Service Manual under Concept 10). Communication and understanding is the key to serenity! We don't know what we don't know! Never hesitate to reach out to me with your questions. Alateen is Al-Anon but it also has certain requirements not suggested guidelines.
Come out June 9th to learn more!
Remember we are all equals and come to this program for one reason "Someone else drinking bothers us" I hope to see you on June 9th at 2p. Then stick around for the district speaker meeting!