2017-10-14 Michigan AFG Fall Assembly

All GR’s can vote at this state level meeting and are encouraged to attend or send someone else to represent your meeting. Area officers are elected at this meeting. Registration opens at 9:00AM; new GR orientation begins at 9:40 AM, and the Assembly starts at 10:00 AM. There is a $7 fee that includes continental breakfast and lunch. Attendance is free for Alateens. Park in the front lot. Please download and bring an agenda, minutes from the Spring Assembly, and the fall treasurer reports. Please review everything prior to Assembly so you will be prepared with any questions/comments you might have.

Contact Cheryl B to carpool at districtrep@afgdistrict5.org. They will meet at 7:00 AM at the Walmart on Ellsworth in Ypsilanti.

You may download or view a pdf version of the flyer that is suitable for printing and distribution.

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’.

2017-10-07 Open Speaker Meeting

Richard from Just for Today Al-Anon Family Group shares his experience, strength, and hope at First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. You may download a full sheet PDF or half sheet PDF flyer for printing and posting. Parking is available on-site.

OPEN: This meeting is open to the public and welcomes everyone interested in Al-Anon/Alateen, including those who wish to observe as a student or professional.

2017-10-06 Website Forum after District Meeting

The District 5 Web Admin would like to cordially invite you to share your thoughts on the direction of the website. There will be a short presentation of goals, capabilities, and guiding principles of the website design that the Website Committee has agreed upon. Afterward, the committee would like to hear from you, including but not limited to: feature requests, bug reports, prioritization of tasks, colors and fonts, and the mission.

Please note that this forum will directly follow the district meeting at King of Kings Church, 2685 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

2017-10-06 District Meeting

Please join us in serving the district to further the Al-Anon mission from 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM at King of Kings, 2685 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor. You are welcome to join after 5:15 PM if necessary.

Agenda

  • Someone to take minutes
  • Open with Serenity Prayer
  • Introductions
  • Treasurer’s report – Jan A
  • Minutes from past meetings
    • Adopted position title Open Speaker Series Coordinator
    • Changed references of Hotline to Information Phone
    • Adopted position title Information Phone Coordinator infophone@afgdistrict5.org
  • Items to discuss
    • Website Forum following the meeting
    • Gratitude Day
    • Seeking help District Representative (DR), Alternate DR, Al-Anon Information Service, Outreach, and Website Committee
    • Policy for duration of meeting support requests
    • Childcare available at meetings. Currently, Tuesday&Friday 9:30 AM King of Kings and Friday 7:30 PM Methodist Church
    • Michigan Fall Assembly Sat, October 14 9 AM – 3 PM at Church of Christ, 1075 W Monroe Rd, St Louis, MI – presence of all Group Representatives (GR) or an alternate is requested. Printout of agenda and spring minutes available on the posted event.
  • Reports
    • District Representative – Cheryl B
    • Alternate DR – Carl S
    • Web Admin – Bryan T
    • LDC Liaison – Diane B
      • Newcomer packets availability
      • Literature on sale
    • Group Records – Julie S
    • Alateen – Robin R
    • Information Phone – Marilyn F
    • Open Speaker Series – Annie J
  • GR Issues and Updates
  • Other business
  • Next meeting 2017-11-18 10:45 AM elections!
  • 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’.

2017-09-22 Young at Heart AFG 9 Year Anniversary

This Anniversary Meeting will be held at the same time and location as the weekly meetings, but it will not follow the traditional format. Instead, there will be an Al-Anon lead, potluck, and fellowship. The meeting is located at West Side United Methodist Church 900 S 7th St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 in the new Youth Room in the basement. Access is through the door on left.

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’.

2017-09-16 Open Speaker Meeting

Spencer T from Serenity Seekers Al-Anon Family Group shares his experience, strength, and hope at First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12:30-1:30 PM. You may download a full sheet PDF or half sheet PDF flyer for printing and posting. Parking is available on-site.

OPEN: This meeting is open to the public and welcomes everyone interested in Al-Anon/Alateen, including those who wish to observe as a student or professional.

2017-09-01 District Meeting

Please join us in serving the district to further the Al-Anon mission from 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM at King of Kings, 2685 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor. You are welcome to join after 5:15 PM if necessary.

Agenda

  • Someone to take minutes
  • Open with Serenity Prayer
  • Introductions
  • Treasurer’s report – Jan A
  • Minutes from past meetings
  • Items to discuss
    • District Representative (DR) and Alternate DR, elections November 18
    • Fall Assembly 2017-10-14 – State Elections
    • Vacant positions: AIS and Public Outreach
    • Position name for Open Speaker Series
  • Reports
    • District Representative – Cheryl B
    • Alternate DR – Carl S
    • Web Admin – Bryan T
    • LDC Liaison – Diane B
    • Group Records – Julie S
    • Alateen – Robin R
    • Hotline – Marilyn F
    • Open Speaker Series – Annie J
  • Other business
  • Next meeting 2017-10-06
  • 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’.

2017-08-25 Website Committee Meeting

Please attend if you would like to provide input on the design and use of web resources. No technical knowledge is needed, just your thoughts. There is a lot of work to be done and not enough volunteers to make it happen. Food and beverages will be provided.

The meeting is at a residence inside the Mill Creek Townhomes complex in Ann Arbor. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00P and all formal decisions will be complete by 8:00P, but individuals may stay after for additional discussion or development work. The host cordially asks that you remove your outside shoes after entering; you may bring slippers or other clean footwear if you desire. Please RSVP to WebsiteLiaison@afgdistrict5.org if you plan on attending, and you will receive the meeting address by email.

If you cannot or choose not to come to a committee meeting, you may still contribute by providing your comments via email or joining our project on Asana where you can view our discussions and task list. Please contact WebsiteLiaison@afgdistrict5.org for more information.

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’.

2017-08-19 District Meeting with Officer Elections

Please join us from 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM at King of Kings, 2685 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor. At this meeting, Group Representatives will be electing our next District Representative (DR), Alternate DR, Secretary, and Treasurer. If your GR can’t attend, send your group’s alternate GR. Additionally, all members are welcome to come and voice their concerns and hear about the happenings in District 5 and beyond. You are welcome to join after 10:45 AM if necessary.

Agenda

  • Open with Serenity Prayer
  • Read the 12 Traditions and Concepts
  • Introductions
  • Treasurer’s report – Jan A
  • Secretary minutes
  • Elections Procedure
    • Electing District Represetative (DR), Alternate DR, and Secretary
    • Treasurer will continue for now
    • Read and provide hard-copies of the description and qualifications for each position
    • Only Group Representatives (GRs) can vote
    • Current DR asks for anyone interested in standing for each position, one at a time
    • Current DR will ask each candidate to explain why they want the position
    • Candidate(s) will step out of the room while GRs vote with paper ballot, including uncontested positions
    • Those elected will serve for 3 years starting on the first of January
  • Reports
    • District Representative – Cheryl B
    • Alternate DR – Carl S
    • Website Liaison – Bryan T
      • Change position name to Web Admin
      • Adopt group changes central contact
      • Suggest central referral policy
    • LDC Liaison – Diane B
    • Group Records – Julie S
      • Healthy meeting packets!
    • Alateen – Robin R
    • Hotline – Marilyn F
    • Open Speaker Series – Annie J
  • Items to discuss
    • Explore what our Al-Anon Information Service (AIS) is to this district
    • Vacant positions – Public Outreach, AIS, and Announcements
    • Gratitude Day – Do we want to have one?
  • Group Concerns
  • Other business
  • Next meeting 2017-09-01 05:15 PM
  • 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’.