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 <>. Please announce this at your group meetings, thanks!

March 16, 2019 – District Meeting

Please join us in serving the district to further the Al-Anon mission from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at King of Kings, 2685 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor. We are still seeking a new District Representative (DR). You are welcome to join after 10:30 AM if necessary. Please email the District 5 Secretary to add items to the agenda.


  • Open with Serenity Prayer
  • Read Twelve Concepts of Service
  • Introductions
  • Minutes from past meeting
  • Voting policy – Each registered group may assign only one individual per District Meeting who may vote. Officers that are not voting on behalf of a group at the District Meeting may also vote.
  • Treasurer’s report – Jan A
  • AWSC Report – Maggie S
  • Items to discuss
    • Elections: District Representative
    • Elect voting representative to attend next AWSC 1075 West Monroe Road (M 46), St. Louis, MI
    • Vacant positions: Al-Anon Information Service (AIS), Open Speaker Series, Public Outreach
    • Decide 2019 District Meeting schedule
    • Hosting an informal Georgia D Memorial & Celebration of her Al-Anon District 5 Service Legacy – Maggie S
    • Intimacy Open Speaker Meeting
  • Reports
    • District Representative (DR) – Vacant
    • Alternate DR – Maggie S
    • Alateen – Robin R
    • AIS – Vacant
    • LDC Liaison – Diane B
    • Group Records – Julie S
    • Information Phone – Marilyn F
    • Open Speaker Series – Vacant
    • Public Outreach – Vacant
    • Secretary – Bryan T
    • Web Admin – Melinda K
  • Other business
  • Next meeting TBD
  • Close with the Al-Anon Declaration

    Let It Begin With Me.
    When anyone, anywhere,
    reaches out for help – let the hand of
    Al-Anon and Alateen always be there, and
    Let It Begin With Me.

CLOSED: This meeting of Al-Anon is closed to the public. Closed meetings are for anyone whose personal life is or has been deeply affected by close contact with a problem drinker. If you are interested in Al-Anon/Alateen or wish to observe as a student or professional, we welcome you to attend one of our meetings designated as ‘open’.

March 09, 2019 – Area World Service Committee (AWSC) Meeting

Hi All!,

SAVE THE DATE!  Just a reminder that the Area World Service Committee (AWSC) Meeting is March 9th. This is the Area Level Group Conscience that determines the agenda for Assembly.  All are welcome to participate, so feel free to announce this meeting at your group meetings..

Our meeting starts at 10:00 am (New District Rep Orientation is at 9:40 am)

All Board Members and Area Coordinators are requested to submit a report of what they have been working on since the last meeting, at least a week prior to allow groups to review the information prior to our meeting.  (Delegate, Alt Delegate, Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Literature, Web, Tech, Newsletter, Group Records, Forum, Alateen and Public Outreach).

Please check the Google Drive for currently submitted reports.  The reports are added to the drive as they are received (even after the meeting is held).

Don’t forget to bring a dish to pass and get ready for a great day! I can’t wait to see everyone!

WHO:    District Representatives, Area Coordinators, Past Delegates, AIS/LDC Liaisons, and Elected Officers


WHAT: Area World Service Committee (AWSC) Meeting Determines the agenda for Assembly

Topics Include:

  • Board and Coordinator Reports
  • 2019 and 2020 Al-Anon State Conventions
  • Review the Knowledge Based Decision Making guidance
  • Policy/Guideline Committee Report
  • AWSC Insurance Task Force
  • District Happenings (get great ideas for your district here!)
  • AWSC Member Concerns/Solutions (get solutions to issues in your district here!)
    From the Box (read submissions and discuss status of old submissions)

WHERE:   Church of Christ
1075 West Monroe Rd.
St. Louis, MI 48880  989-681-2524
* Park in back of church *

WHEN: Saturday, March 09th, 2019  10:00 AM (9:40 AM new DR Orientation


Folders are organized by YYYY-MM-DD where Y = Year, M = Month and D = Date

 M46 near US 127
From west: approx. 1 mi. east of US127
From east: 2nd church on south, west of town

DID YOU KNOW?  The location of the Al-Anon State Convention is chosen 2 years prior to the event at the Area World Service Committee (AWSC) in August.  Between Spring Assembly and the AWSC in August the Alternate Delegate combs through many Michigan hotel convention centers and picks 3 that are then shown at the August AWSC.  Your District Rep votes with the rest of the Michigan District Reps to choose the location. So this year, in August, your District Rep will vote on where the 2021 convention will be held.  Don’t have a District Rep? Get together with the other groups in your district and pick someone who will represent and have them come to AWSC (yes, it’s that easy). New District Rep orientation is always held at 9:40, just before the meeting starts and the new rep gets a welcome packet to take back to help them get started.

Don’t know the who, what, where and when’s of AWSC? Go to our website at and go to the members page – there is a calendar of all Area meetings on the site. Questions about convention location selection, contact; questions about getting on the mailing list for AWSC meeting reminders, contact; questions about MI AFG website contact