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

Open Service Positions

  • Al-Anon Information Service
  • Literature Distribution Center
  • Group Records Coordinator
  • Secretary
  • District Representative

Attention all Al-Anon members, please help spread the word that there are open service positions in District 5 that need to be filled asap. Please refer to the Al-Anon Service Positions web page to learn more about the responsibilities of each position.

Please send an email to ais@afgdistrict5.org if you:

  • Are interested in learning to do service work as one of the above positions
  • Have experience in any of these positions and are willing to provide guidance or answer questions to the next person

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’.

August 17, 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
    • Elect voting representative to attend next AWSC Nov 9, 2019 at 1075 West Monroe Road (M 46), St. Louis, MI
    • Vacant positions: Al-Anon Information Service (AIS), Open Speaker Series, Public Outreach
    • Al-Anon Legacies posters were they found
  • Reports
    • District Representative (DR) – Vacant
    • Alternate DR – Maggie S
    • Alateen – Robin R
    • AIS – Vacant
    • LDC Liaison – Diane B
    • Group Records – Julie S
    • Information Phone – Kelly S
    • Open Speaker Series – Vacant
    • Public Outreach – Vacant
    • Secretary – Bryan T
    • Web Admin – Melinda K
  • Other business
  • Next meeting 2019-11-16
  • 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’.

June 15, 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
  • Assembly Report – Nancy B
  • Items to discuss
    • Elections: District Representative
    • Elect voting representative to attend next AWSC August 10, 2019 at 1075 West Monroe Road (M 46), St. Louis, MI
    • Vacant positions: Al-Anon Information Service (AIS), Open Speaker Series, Public Outreach
    • Georgia D Memorial & Celebration of her Al-Anon District 5 Service Legacy – Maggie S
    • Intimacy Open Speaker Meeting Report – Jan B
    • Locate Al-Anon Legacies posters
  • Reports
    • District Representative (DR) – Vacant
    • Alternate DR – Maggie S
    • Alateen – Robin R
    • AIS – Vacant
    • LDC Liaison – Diane B
    • Group Records – Julie S
    • Information Phone – Kelly S
    • Open Speaker Series – Vacant
    • Public Outreach – Vacant
    • Secretary – Bryan T
    • Web Admin – Melinda K
  • Other business
  • Next meeting 2019-08-17
  • 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 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
    • 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’.

2018-12-01 District Meeting (Time Change)

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) and Alternate 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
  • New District 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.
  • Fall Assembly report – Nancy B
  • Treasurer’s report – Jan A
  • AWSC Report – Sunshine
  • Items to discuss
    • Elections: District Representative and Alternate District Representative
    • Elect voting representative to attend next AWSC 1075 West Monroe Road (M 46), St. Louis, MI
    • Vacant positions: Information Phone (2019), Public Outreach
    • Decide 2019 District Meeting schedule
    • Tuesday-Friday Morning Serenity AFG questions regarding liability waiver for parents and liability of caregivers – Shoshana E
  • Reports
    • District Representative (DR) – Vacant
    • Alternate DR – Vacant
    • Alateen – Robin R
    • AIS – Diane B
    • LDC Liaison – Diane B
    • Group Records – Julie S
    • Information Phone – Marilyn F
    • Open Speaker Series – Annie J
    • 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’.

2018-12-01 District Meeting Minutes

Approval Date: Pending
Submitted by: Bryan T
Attendance: 14 (Bryan T, Julie S, Misty B, Jan B, Jan A, Melinda K, Maggie S, Vicki D, Darcy G, Annie J, Sunshine A, Kelly S)
New GR: Misty B, Just For Today AFG, Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
Location: King of Kings, 2685 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor
Opened at 10:30 AM.
Opened with Serenity Prayer followed by Concepts of Service.

Policy Proposals

Motion Elections procedure shall include:
If no one stands for the District Representative or Alternate District Representative positions during an election, the meeting chair will ask "Would all current and past Group Representatives please stand." Then, the chair will say "If you would accept the service position, please remain standing."
Adopted

Discussions

Minutes from Past Meetings

Bryan T will post to website and send out an email for approval from the attendees.

District Elections

No one volunteered for District Representative (DR). Maggie S was elected as Alternate DR.

AWSC Representative

Maggie S will attend the AWSC meeting on 2019-03-09 as a voting representative and report back to the District.

Next District Meeting

MotionHold next District Meeting 2019-03-16 at 10:30 AM.Adopted

Intimacy Open Speaker Meeting

The committee is seeking help with planning and event volunteers. An announcement will be made.

Reports

Fall Assembly Report - Julie S

Maggie S resigned as Area Treasurer and the position was filled. Donation address may change. Auditor report found concerning items in financial records. The Executive Committee suggested to close audit. There is an opening for trustee.

District Treasurer - Jan A

Donations are down 20%, but the District is financially sound. View report here. Maggie S noted that the return address on Area donation envelopes sent to groups was incorrect, and the donation address will stay the same.

MotionDonate $250 each to Area and WSOAdopted

AWSC Report - Sunshine

Legal committee found that District Representative may be sued. A sub-committee will investigate if the Area may be sued. An equipment list/audit was performed for area resources.

Info Phone

Position filled by Kelly S.

Closing

The next district meeting is Saturday 2019-03-16 10:30 AM at King of Kings, 2685 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor.

Closed 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 aways be there, and let it begin with me."

Closed at 12:00 PM. Donation of $20.00 was provided to the venue.

2018-08-18 District Meeting

Please join us in serving the district to further the Al-Anon mission from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at King of Kings, 2685 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor. We are still seeking a new District Representative (DR) and Alternate DR; you must be or have been a Group Representative to stand for either position. You are welcome to join after 11:00 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
  • Instructions on District 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.
  • Spring Assembly report – Julie S
  • Treasurer’s report – Jan A
  • AWSC Report – Vicky D or Sunshine
  • Items to discuss
    • Elections: District Representative and Alternate District Representative
    • Michigan AFG Fall Assembly October 13, 9 AM – 3 PM, 1075 W Monroe Rd, St Louis, MI
    • Assign representative to report back on Fall Assembly
    • Elect voting representative to attend AWSC November 10, 10:00 AM, 1075 West Monroe Road (M 46), St. Louis, MI
    • Vacant positions: Information Phone (2019), Open Speaker Series (2019), Public Outreach, Web Admin (2019)
    • Intimacy Open Speaker Meeting – Richard H
    • Question about anonymity from Monday Noon Serenity meeting at Alano Club – Sheila L
    • Should we have Gratitude Day and who will organize?
    • Childcare guidance – Bryan T
    • Remind use of umbrella email addresses – Bryan T
  • Reports
    • Alateen – Robin R
    • AIS – Diane B
    • LDC Liaison – Diane B
    • Group Records – Julie S
    • Information Phone – Marilyn F
    • Open Speaker Series – Annie J
  • Other business
  • Next meeting Dec 1, 2018, 11:00 AM
  • 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’.