August 15, 2020 – District Meeting

Please join us in serving the district to further the Al-Anon mission from 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM on Zoom( to participate, will need to install the Zoom app before the meeting starts). Please email the District Representative for meeting ID and password or other questions regarding participation. You are welcome to join after the meeting starts if necessary. Please email the District 5 Secretary to add items to the agenda.

Volunteer for Secretary is needed to record minutes, as this position still open

Agenda
Open with the Serenity Prayer, read 12 Concepts of Service and Introductions
Minutes of last meeting (I jotted down some points, but not in any written format yet) Any Volunteer? 
Election: Secretary ?
 
Treasurer Report-Jan A
AWSC Aug 8, 2020 report-Nancy B, Alt District Rep attended this zoom meeting
Coordinator reports: 
District Rep (will plan to attend 11/14/20 AWSC mtg for reporting purposes) 
Alternate District Rep
Alateen 
Phone-Information Coordinator
Public Outreach
Web Admin
LDC Liaison-welcome Marcia W (Diane has stepped down)
AIS
Several vacant service positions to fill: Group Records, Secretary, Open Speaker Meeting 
 
New business:
Separating some payments from LDC duties: 
ie Great Call district phone service billing address to District 5 PO Box? Payment from district checking acct? Domain name billing address change to District 5 Treasurer (it’s paid until June 2025)
 
Website’s Meeting accuracy per Google Calendar (Zoom or in-person meeting)
 
Next District 5 meeting is Saturday, Nov 21, 2020, most likely this will be a Zoom
Meeting also, from 10:30am-12pm
 
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’.

November 21, 2020 – District Meeting

Please join us in serving the district to further the Al-Anon mission from 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM on Zoom( to participate, will need to install the Zoom app before the meeting starts). Please email the District Representative for meeting ID and password or other questions regarding participation. You are welcome to join after the meeting starts if necessary. Please email the District 5 Secretary to add items to the agenda.

Agenda
Open with the Serenity Prayer, read 12 Concepts of Service and Introductions 
Treasurer Report-Jan A
AWSC Nov. 14, 2020 report-Maggie S, District Rep attended this zoom meeting
Coordinator reports: 
District Rep  
Alternate District Rep
Alateen 
Phone-Information Coordinator
Public Outreach
Web Admin
LDC Liaison
AIS-vacant
Other vacant service positions: Group Records, Open Speaker Meeting 
 
New business: 
Elections: DR, etc
District 5 Zoom account
Up-to-date Group Rep list requested
LDC ideas on literature communication
Next District 5 meetings, to be determined
Meeting from 10:30am-12pm
 
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 27, 2020 – District Meeting

Please join us in serving the district to further the Al-Anon mission from 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM on Zoom. Please email the Alternate GR for meeting ID and password. We are still seeking a new District Representative (DR). You are welcome to join after the meeting starts 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.
  • In Feb, received an email and praise for our district website from an out of state member writing a book, who is asking to use the Legacy section, “Structure of the Al-Anon/Alateen Fellowship”; he/she would give credit to us.
  • Treasurer’s report – Jan A
  • Spring Assembly Report – Shelia L
  • Items to discuss
    • Elections: District Representative, Secretary
    • Vacant positions: Al-Anon Information Service (AIS), Open Speaker Series, Group Records
    • Changing announcement email policy from 2 per month.
    • Suggestion for future District 5 business meetings to be held outdoors, combined with doing Zoom
  • 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 – Vacant
    • Web Admin – Melinda K
  • Other business
  • Next meeting Saturday, August 15, 2020, most likely a Zoom meeting from 10:30-12.
  • 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 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

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’.