District 69: A message from your District
Did You Know? - Service Manual Edition
The first "Did you know" is… did you know we have a service manual that is the collective group conscious of Al-Anon?
Our program teaches us to be "Obedient to the unenforceable" and following what is suggested in our service manual is the best way to help keep Al-Anon, Al-Anon. If your group doesn't have/use a service manual, please consider ordering one from our local San Diego office. You can also find an interactive PDF copy on al-anon.org
You can find these fun facts and more in the service manual:
-Verbiage for our readings/prayers. For example, did you know that a sentence was revised in "Understanding Ourselves"? Check it out on page 25
-The Al-Anon declaration actually starts with "Let it Begin With Me" not "When anyone, anywhere..." page 20
-Use of the word "Raffle". This was actually pointed out to me recently. You may see "Game of Chance" listed on flyers but there are guidelines on when you can hold raffles on pages 106-107. Cool!
I am really looking forward to seeing everyone at Together We Can Make It. I am still looking for volunteers to help put on the events as well as meetings to donate prizes to our "Game of Chance". Please email me for more info.
Stefanie D. District Representative