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

How to Make an Announcement & How to Subscribe to Receive Announcements

Al-Anon members, if you have an announcement that you would like to be distributed and posted to the website please send detailed announcement requests to announcements@afgdistrict5.org. Please provide a contact number and/or anonymous email address for follow up questions, and indicate when you would like the announcement to expire. Phone numbers will not be posted to the website, but anonymous email addresses will. If you object to us sharing your email, please indicate that in your request. An email is considered anonymous if it does not contain your full last name or affiliated business.

If you know of fellow Al-Anon members that would like to subscribe to receive email announcements please refer them to the Announcement Subscription web page.

If you attend a meeting and do not hear any or one of these announcements mentioned please encourage fellow Al-Anon members to visit this Announcements page. Please also encourage others to learn about the Open Service Positions in the announcement above. 

December & January Canceled Meetings

December 25th – Wednesday 7:30 pm “Just for Today” meeting at Lutheran Zion Church is canceled.

December 25th – Wednesday 7:30 pm “Courage to be Me Alateen ” meeting at Lutheran Zion Church is canceled.

January 1st – Wednesday 7:30 pm “Just for today” meeting at Lutheran Zion Church is canceled.

November 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.

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, Secretary
    • Hosting AWSC March 14, 2020 – Cheryl B
    • Elect voting representative to attend next AWSC March 14, 2020 at 1075 West Monroe Road (M 46), St. Louis, MI
    • Vacant positions: Al-Anon Information Service (AIS), Open Speaker Series, Group Records
    • Rename District Meetings
    • Add conference literature S17, S19, S20, and/or S25 to District website
  • Reports
    • District Representative (DR) – Vacant
    • Alternate DR – Maggie S
    • Alateen – Robin R
    • AIS – Vacant
    • LDC Liaison – Diane B
    • Group Records – Vacant
    • Information Phone – Kelly S
    • Open Speaker Series – Vacant
    • Public Outreach – Bev S
    • 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’.