March Canceled Meetings Due to COVID-19

Until further notice Al-Anon meetings held at the following places are canceled due to building closures:

Washtenaw Alano Club,
Zion Lutheran Church
St. Luke-Ann Arbor
King of Kings
Dawn Farm
Belleville First United Methodist
United Methodist Retirement Communities

March Canceled Events & Business Meetings:
AWSC Meeting, March 14th, 2020
March Round-Up, March 13-15, 2020
District 5 Meeting will be rescheduled. Date TBD.


Our Michigan State Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are strongly discouraging large gatherings in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The average age of an Al-Anon member is in their 60’s. Many members are at a high risk of contracting COVID-19 due to their age. Everyone has some measure of responsibility to help limit the spread of this disease. Even individuals who are healthy can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. Keeping in mind the traditions of Al-Anon please consider other meeting formats such as phone calls, and online meetings.

Our common welfare should come first; personal progress for the greatest number depends upon unity, Tradition 1

Each group should be autonomous, except in matters affecting another group or Al-Anon or AA as a whole, Tradition 2

https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98155-521467–,00.html

Seeking Sponsor for New Alateen Meeting

There is a request for a new Alateen meeting at the Ozone House in Ypsilanti. Ozone House is an agency that provides shelter and support services to youth who are in unsafe living situations. They are looking for someone to facilitate an Alateen meeting on Monday nights at their Ypsilanti location. To be an Alateen sponsor you must have 2 years in Al-Anon and pass a background check. There is also training for new sponsors. The District Alateen Coordinator can give guidance as well. If anyone is interested in this service position, please contact Robin R <Alateen@afgDistrict5.org>. Please announce this at your group meetings, thanks!