District 5 Al-Anon/Alateen
News, Events, Announcements, Business and Web Site ARCHIVES
This page will maintain a record of past Al-Anon news, Al-Anon events, District 5 announcements and business, and Web site changes. When we delete past events and outdated information from other Web site pages, we will post a record here. For current news and announcements, please see our Announcements page. For Al-Anon events, please see our Al-Anon Events page. For current District 5 business, please see our District 5 Business page.
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Al-Anon District 5 had their annual Open Meeting “Cabin Fever Day” on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm. The meeting was held at King of Kings Lutheran Church at 2685 Packard Rd near Eisenhower Blvd in Ann Arbor. It will be highlighted by a talk from our former Michigan Delegates, Mike Barry and Sue Barry from Fenton, Michigan. Groups are being asked to bring a finger snack food to be shared. 30 people attended.
Michigan Alateen Fall Rally Lock-in: was held on Saturday October 6, 2012 – Sunday October 7, 2012; at the Dawn Farm Community barn, 6633 Stoney Creek Road, Ypsilanti Michigan. Doors were opened on Saturday 4:00 pm and closed at 8:00 pm. They reopen again on Sunday at 8:00 am. Sponsers had to have permissions slips from all Alateen’s. Lots to do!! Candlelight Meeting, Hayride and much more.
KOMIAC 2012: July 27-29 2012 In Ohio: KOMIAC is Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana Alateen Convention. All Alateens were welcome to attend. The weekend was filled with excitement, fun, sharing and unconditional love!!!
20th Trillium Al-Anon Convention 2012 Years Steps with AA Participation – The convention was held Friday June 15-17, 2012 at the Double Tree International Plaza Hotel 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, ONT. There was Al-Anon, Alateen and AA speakers. Also there was a full Alateen and AA Program.
Michigan AFG Spring Assembly: June 9, 2012 “Our Spiritual Journey- We get as we give” was held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the St. Louis Church of Christ, 1075 West Monroe Road, St. Louis, Michigan. Registration started at 9:00am, 9:40am New Group Rep Orientation and 10:00am Assembly begins. Al-Anon registration was $7.00 – Alateens attend free. Buffet lunch provided. The Area Assembly is a business meeting where participating members share experiences and ideas, and group representatives vote on behalf of their members. If your Group Rep or Alternate Group Rep can’t make it, please designate someone from your group to attend.
40th Annual Michigan Al-Anon/Alateen State Convention with AA Participation, Bay City, Michigan: was held Friday, May 18- Sunday May 20, 2012 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront. “Celebrating the Gifts of Our Legacies”. There were 418 attendees including 126 walk-ins.
Wisconsin 24th Annual Al-Anon Adult Children Workshop and Festival: was held Friday, May 4th - May 6, 2012 at the Green Lake Conference Center W 2511 State Hwy 23, Green Lake, Wisconsin 54941. The theme was “Many Voices, One Journey” ‘Pulling Together on a Spiritual Odyssey’.
It’s May! Now we are in May and I am late getting this out. Better late than never. As we get ready for summer let’s take time to appreciate the flowers someone else planted and all the little kindnesses others do. Thank your higher power for being there with you on your journey and bless each day for being in Al-Anon. I always say “we’re all in this together” and we need to be there at meetings to help each other and all the newcomers who come just like we did. Have a great month, Cheryl B. District 5 Rep.
Temporary Meetings changes:
All Al-Anon & A.A. meetings starting Monday, April 23, 2012, thru Saturday April 28, 2012, at the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2685 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor was cancelled due to the Annual Garage Sale on Saturday, April 28th. All AA & Al-Anon groups, with the exception of those that meet on Tuesday evening, were relocated to the Church of the Nazarene at 2780 Packard Rd., across Packard Rd from the church) for the whole week (Mon thur Sat). The Tuesday evening groups met at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ at 2145 Independence Ave. (next block behind King of Kings Lutheran Church). (2013 ck location for Friday night 8:30pm Al-Anon meeting)
Michigan Alateen Spring Rally Lock-in: was held on Saturday April 21, 2012 – Sunday April 22, 2012; at the Dawn Farm Community barn, 6633 Stoney Creek Road, Ypsilanti Michigan. Doors opened Saturday 4:00 pm and closed at 8:00 pm. They reopen again on Sunday at 8:00 am. Sponsers must have permissions slips from all Alateen’s.
Al-Anon Mini-Conference sponsored by the Lenawee Area Intergroup: Al-Anon Program – District 4 - was held on Saturday April 21, 2012. Registration began at 9:30am. Admission $5 single/$8.00Family. Lunch on your own; dinner included. Location: First United Methodist Church 1245 West Maple Ave Adrian MI.
Hello everyone! Happy February!
Our District 5 had a busy January with our Cabin fever/ Gratitude day. We had about 45 people attend and we all had a marvilous time! Now we can leap into this month because it is leap year. Let’s remember that we are never alone in this and that we all have a higher power with us at all times. Enjoy all the great weather and our great meetings. Check out the bulletin board sharings for Feb. on “First things first”. I have the District 5 information cell phone this month and I look forward to answering calls. I have not had any so far, but I do check it regularlly. Bless you for being in the program and have a great leap year! Cheryl B, District 5 Rep.
Happy New Year!
I am Cheryl B. and your new District 5 Representative. I want to wish everyone a happy and serene 2012! We have a change coming up in January with the moving of the answering service phone from longtime member Georgia to a district cell phone that will be answered by our district volunteers. Georgia will still maintain the literature and she has lots of good titles of our CAL. Our district is hosting a Gratitude/Cabin Fever day, January 21st from 1pm-3pm at King of Kings Lutheran Church on Packard Rd , Ann Arbor. Look for info on our website. As a former Literature Chair, I would encourage all to use our conference approved books and The Forum to strengthen your program. Also, we could be open to trying different meetings to break out of the box and wake up our program! I hope we all find the serenity we seek in 2012! Cheryl B.
Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 1pm to 3pm District 5's Cabin Fever/Gratitude Day was held at King of Kings Lutheran Church at 2685 Packard Rd near Eisenhower Blvd in Ann Arbor. It was be highlighted by a talk from our former Michigan Delegate, Skeet J. from Whitmore Lake. Groups were asked to bring a finger food snack or dessert to pass. About 50 people attended.
It was time to schedule a shift for the AA & Al-Anon information booth at the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival. Al-Anon co-hosted an information booth at the 2012 Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, Friday August 17 through Sunday August 19, 2012, at Riverside Park in the Depot Town area of Ypsilanti, Michigan. It was a great opportunity for 12th Step work! Al-Anon Volunteers were asked to staff the booth for 2 hour shifts.
60th Michigan Alcoholics Anonymous State Convention with a full Al-Anon/Alateen Program: was held Friday June 29, 2012 through Sunday July 1, 2012, at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI. Weekend events and activities included AA speakers, Al-Anon and Alateen speakers, panel discussions, and more.
Al-Anon Open Speaker Meetings: Fridays; December 30, 2011; Open Al-Anon meetings may be attended by anyone, including people who are not members of or newcomers to Al-Anon.) This open Al-Anon meeting hosts a speaker meeting every 5th Friday of each month that has five Fridays. Fellowship begins at 8:00 pm and speaker at 8:30pm. The meeting is located at the First Methodist Church, 1245 W. Maple St. Adrian, MI. For more information, please phone the Adrian A.A. and Al-Anon number at 517-265-3590.
District 5 Business Meeting: On Saturday, November 19, 2011 the Election was continued at 11:00am to 1:00pm at the King of Kings, Lutheran Church at 2685 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan. The following positions were elected: District Representative, Alternate District Representative, Treasurer, Secretary and Alateen Coordinator. The following Committee Chairs were appointed: Public Outreach, Group Records and Monthly Newsletter.
Michigan AWSC Meeting (Area World Service Committee) use back parking lot: was held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 10:00 am in the Family Life Center at the St. Louis Church of Christ, 1075 West Monroe Road, St. Louis, Michigan. This meeting was attended by the Area officers, the Area coordinators, the District representatives, AIS/LDC Liaisons and any Al-Anon/Alateen members who are interested in learning about service work.
Michigan Alateen Fall Rally Lock-in: was held on Saturday October 29, 2011 – Sunday October 30, 2011; Doors were open Saturday 4:00 pm and closed at 8:00 pm. They were reopened again on Sunday at 8:00 am. Everyone had a great time.
Elections for District 5 officers was held at August 27, 2011 District 5 business meeting.
Group Records: Barb R
Liason, Literature and phone: Georgia D.
The following were elected to the Area World Service Board Panel 46 for Michigan Al-Anon. They assumed office in January 2009 for a three-year commitment. Following is the result of this 2009 thru 2011 election.
Michigan AFG Fall Assembly: Was held Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 10:00 am in the Family Life Center at the St. Louis Church of Christ, 1075 West Monroe Road, St. Louis, Michigan. Host District graciously provided lunch.The Area Assembly is a business meeting where participating members share experiences and ideas, and group representatives vote on behalf of their members. Election for the Michigan Area World Service officer’s was held at this meeting. Elections for 2012-2015 were held for the Michigan Area World Service. Newly elected was: Delegate: Liz P., Alternate Delegate: Mike D., Chair Person: Debbie K., Secretary: Gayle H., Treasurer: Kristine G. “Get Involved!!! - When I got busy, I got better!!!
It was time to schedule a shift for the AA & Al-Anon information booth at the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival. Al-Anon cohosted an information booth at the 2011 Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, Friday August 19 through Sunday August 21, 2011, at Riverside Park in the Depot Town area of Ypsilanti, Michigan. It was a great opportunity for 12th Step work! MaryM. was looking for volunteers to staff the booth for 2 hour shifts.
Michigan AWSC Meeting (Area World Service Committee) use back parking lot: was held Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 10:00 am in the Family Life Center at the St. Louis Church of Christ, 1075 West Monroe Road, St. Louis, Michigan. This meeting was attended by the Area officers, the Area coordinators, the District representatives, AIS/LDC Liaisons and any Al-Anon/Alateen members who are interested in learning about service work.
Spanish speaking meeting has moved from 2430 E. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI to St. John Neuman Parish at 44800 Warren Rd., Canton MI. Meeting Day and time has not been decided at this time. They will need your support. Para mayores informes, favor de pulsar aquí.
District Elections: Saturday, August 27, 2011 Elections were held at 11:00am to 2:00pm at the King of Kings, Lutheran Church at 2685 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan. The following positions were elected: District Representative, Alternate District Representative and Treasurer. The following Committee Chairs were appointed: Public Outreach and Group Records. The following position is still open: Secretary. Elections will continue at the next District 5 meeting, November 19, 2011.
2011 KOMIAC Alateen Convention (Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana) was held on Friday July 29, Saturday July 30, and Sunday July 31, 2011. KOMIAC was a weekend filled with excitement, fun, sharing, and unconditional love, for Alateens and sponsors.
Spanish speaking meeting has moved from 2430 E Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, MI to St. John Neuman Parish at 44800 Warren Rd., Canton MI. Meeting has not decided on a meeting day and time. Para mayores informes, favor de pulsar aquí. Call for group status: 734-645-3012 or E-Mail: afgdistrict5@gmail
Michigan AFG Spring Assembly (“How To In Al-Anon”): was held on Saturday, June 11, 2011 in the St. Louis Church of Christ, 1075 West Monroe Road, St. Louis, Michigan. Registration started at 9:00am, 9:40am New Group Rep Orientation and 10:00am Assembly began. Al-Anon registration is $7.00 – Alateens attend free. Buffet lunch provided. The Area Assembly is a business meeting where participating members share experiences and ideas, and group representatives vote on behalf of their members.
Ohio Area Al-Anon Convention 2011 “60 years of Winners” was held Friday June 3 through Sunday June 5, 2011 at the Holiday Inn (Dayton-Fairborn) (Across from Wright State just off of I-675) 2800 Presidential Dr., Fairborn, OH 45324 (973-426-7800). The Ohio area convention was an occasion for Al-Anon and Alateen members to gather for fun and fellowship to celebrate their beginnings, enhance their understanding of the program and to find ways to attract new members.
Al-Anon District 3 had a Birthday party for Al-Anon’s 60th birthday on Sunday, May 22, 2-5 pm. It was a potluck picnic Birthday Party. They held it at Sharp's Park, better know as Cascades Park in Jackson, MI. No one from there could go to the celebration at Virginia Beach, so they decided to have their own celebration. They were asking people to bring a passing dish, tableware and a drink. They want to “Keep it Simple” this time. Their budget was quite small. A cake was there, games and they had some talks. Address: County of Jackson: Cascade Falls, 1401 South Brown Street, Jackson, MI 49203.
Michigan Al-Anon/Alateen 39th Annual State Convention 2011 with AA Participation was held: Friday May 13 through Sunday May 15, 2011, at the Marriott Centerpoint Hotel Pontiac, Michigan. Theme: “You’re in for a ride...”
44th Niagara Blossom Time Convention was held Friday May 6 - Sunday May 8, 2011, at the Doubletree Fallsview Resort, Niagara Falls, Canada. Full A.A., Al-Anon and Alateen program.
King of Kings Lutheran Church was unavailable to all support group meetings the week of May 2nd thru Mary 7th. They were preparing for their Saturday Annual Rummage Sale. Pastor Ryan tried to place all the meetings at different facilities. A few groups he was unable to find a facilitie so the meeting was cancelled for that week only
23rd Annual Al-Anon Adult Children Workshop and Festival: was held on Friday April 29 - Sunday May 1, 2011; at the Green Lake Conference Center, W2511 State Road 23, Green Lake Wisconsin. Theme: “ACCEPTANCE COURAGE WISDOM”. Included meetings, speakers, campfire and other fellowship, hiking and sightseeing opportunities, dancing, service opportunities, a raffle, other entertainment and Hugs!
Al-Anon’s 60th Anniversary: Al-Anon, Alateen, and A.A. members and their guests were at Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. There was a special ceremony at 3 pm commemorating paying off the WSO’s mortgage. The Open House was free of charge. Continuing the celebration, there was a 60th Anniversary Banquet-a ticketed event, with limited seating. Price of $50.00 for banquet tickets. Reception was fom 6:00pm to 6:45pm with the Banquet at 7:00pm. Virginia beach convention Center, 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
Michigan Alateen Spring Rally Lock-in: was held on Saturday April 2, 2011 – Sunday April 3, 2011; at the Dawn Farm Community barn, 6633 Stoney Creek Road, Ypsilanti Michigan. Doors were open Saturday 4:00 pm and close at 8:00 pm. They reopen again on Sunday at 8:00 am. There was an Michigan Alateen & Komiac Business meeting and also a Candlelight Meeting. They worked on items which will be sold at the Al-Anon State Convention in May at Marriott Centerpoint Hotel, Pontiac, Michigan to help with the cost of the coming KOMIAC convention. Cost of event was $5.00 per person.
North Central Regional Deletates Meeting, March 18-20, 2011. WSO E-Mailed and said they are no longer holding Regional Service Seminars, they are now partnering with Area(a) to hold TEAM Events. These events are Area specific events that focus on topics selected by the Area or Areas involved. Our Area may be dicussing holding a TEAM Event however the WSO has not received a TEAM Event Request Form for one yet.
District 5 Al-Anon/Alateen Gratitude Day: was held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2685 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan. All Al-Anon members, families and friends were welcome. The speaker Former delegate Skeet J. from Whitmore Lake, MI. was unable to attend because of family illness. An alternate panel shared on Gratitude. Al-Anon Groups were asked to bring 1 finger food snack to share. Admission is free, but a Seventh Tradition donation was gratefully accepted to cover the facility cost for the event.
The 23rd Annual Fall Weekend: was held on Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16, 2011. The weekend include fun, fellowship, AA and Al-Anon panels, speakers, ice cream social, card games, and the mystique of Mackinac Island.
59th Michigan Alcoholics Anonymous State Convention with a full Al-Anon/Alateen Program: was held Friday August 12, 2011 through Sunday August 14, 2011, at Lansing Causeway Bay Hotel. 6820 South Cedar St., Lansing, Michigan. Weekend events and activities included AA speakers, Al-Anon and Alateen speakers, panel discussions, Traditions Skit, and more.
Lone Member Service: In addition to on line meetings, people who are unable to attend face-to-face meetings may also be interested in Al-Anon’s “lone member service,” which can help newcomers and members who cannot travel to the nearest Al-Anon meeting due to distance (25 miles or more from a meeting), physical impairment, illness or other reasons. The members of the service correspond by writing letters to “Lone Member Contacts,” i.e. Al-Anon members who attend regular face-to-face Al-Anon meetings. Lone Member Service not longer has a link. Most members use the electronic meetings which can be found here: http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/grpsrvreqlm.html.
Monday night 8:00pm First Presbyterian Church 300 N Washington St. Ypsilanti starting Oct 3rd will hold their Al-Anon meeting for about 9 weeks in the welcome center of the church. Enter by the side entrance off the parking lot and there will be 3 stairs to the right and then you will enter the welcome center.
In January 2011, we added a page for sharings on the Al-Anon Traditions.
2010 Archives – please click here.
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2007 Archives – please click here.
2006 Archives – please click here.