2017-06-17 Area 27 Spring Assembly Report

Submitted by: Cheryl B
Attendance: 107 includes 73 voting GR’s in first count

  • This is Alateen’s 60th birthday, and WSO would like us to send birthday cards to the WSO office in its honor. The address is Alateen World Service Office, 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach VA 23454
  • Al-Anon faces Alcoholism can be ordered starting 2017-07-05 for 2018.
  • The Literature office is looking for sharings on Traditions and Concepts for use in books.
  • Look for a list of 20 quotes online that are approved to be used anywhere.
  • The “Just for Today” bookmark prayer will not be changed.
  • 2 pieces of CAL have changed:
    • The Service manual will no longer be sent out free to groups. It is available online and can still be bought.
    • The World Service Conference Summary will only be available online. Starting in August.
  • Donations to the WSO from Area 27 groups average $97, and 52% of the groups in Area 27 donate to WSO. Does yours?
  • The Al-Anon International Convention will be in Baltimore MD 2018-07-06 to 2018-07-08. Registrations will be mailed out, and if you register by September, cost will be $135, December – $165, and June – $195. After you send in the registration fee, you will be sent a housing form.
  • 307 attended the Michigan Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups 45th Annual Convention in Kalamazoo from 2017-05-19 to 2017-05-21. A host has been picked for next year’s convention at Shanty Creek.
  • At WSO, there are many volunteer positions open. Please see the WSO’s website for info.
  • We had a lengthy discussion about updating Alateen guidelines. Some changes were made to the proposal. The District Representative has a copy of the proposal that you may request to view.
  • The Area 27 Fall Assembly is 2017-10-14. MIAFG State elections will be held and all GR’s should go.