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This page includes business, projects, issues, happenings, messages, reminders, information and forms that may be of interest to District 5 officers and to members who are interested in District 5 business issues.  Announcements of Al-Anon/Alateen news, including business meetings and other events for the Al-Anon Area inclusive of District 5, that may be of interest to District 5 members are posted on our Announcements page.  Al-Anon events are posted on our Al-Anon Events page. General information about Al-Anon structure, including District 5 structure, is posted on our Al-Anon Structure page. When we delete past business from this page, we will post a record on the News/Event Archives page.


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The next REGULAR District 5 business meeting  Saturday, March 18, 2017 ~ 10:45 am to 12:45 pm.  King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2685 Packard Road, Ann Arbor.  ALL Al-Anon members are welcome to attend!  Have you been to a District meeting before? Please consider checking this one out – new faces and new ideas are needed and will be welcomed! This meeting is attended by Group Reps. If your GR can’t make it, send your group’s Alternate Group Rep.  We have started a new tradition of bringing finger-foods to share before the prompt 10:45 start-time. You do NOT have to bring food to attend! (or to partake in a snack or two!) We do ask that it be easy, non-messy food - no kitchen use.  And to bring your own coffee/pop/water/tea, etc. Hope to see you!


We will have 1-hour-mini-district-meetings again in 2017. These are in an attempt get more people involved. The frequency will give more opportunities for busy schedules. As true for the regular 2-hour meetings, ALL members are welcome to come and share ideas and voice concerns.  We’re becoming a more active District! Come and get involved! Hope to see YOU there!  These will also be at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2685 Packard Road, Ann Arbor. They will be held on the 1st Fridays of most months:  January 6, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Sept 1, October 6.  And keep in mind that there is a 6:30 Al-Anon meeting at King of Kings that you can attend after the business meeting if you are so inclined!



Reminder: Let’s always remember that the newcomer is the most important person at any meeting!  Our Fifth Tradition states, “Each Al-Anon Family Group has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps of AA ourselves, by encouraging and understanding our alcoholic relatives, and by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics.” Our Twelfth Step encourages us to “carry this message to others.” There are many ways our program reaches out to welcome family and friends of alcoholics – especially newcomers to our program. Most groups provide literature packets for newcomers, and have a “First Step”/beginner’s table for newcomers or hold a “First Step”/beginner’s meeting when newcomers attend their meeting.               

Tradition 5 quote is reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.


Please contact us if you have Al-Anon/Alateen business or projects you would like to see posted here!



District 5 Current Year Meeting Minutes

       2016: 03/19/16    08/20/16    09/26/16    10/24/16   112616


District 5 Prior Year Meeting Minutes


2014 Minutes





2015 Minutes





2013 Minutes

Minutes of 03/16/13.

Unavailable 08/24/13.

Minutes of 11/16/13.

2012 Minutes

 Minutes of 11/17/12.

 Minutes of 08/25/12.

 Minutes of 03/24/12.


2011 Minutes

 Minutes of 11/11/11.

 Minutes of 08/27/11.  

 Minutes of 04/02/11.

2010 Minutes

  Minutes of 11/20/10.

  Minutes of 08/28/10.

  Minutes of 03/27/10.

2009 Minutes

   Minutes of 12/06/09.

  Minutes of 08/29/09.  

   Minutes of 03/21/09.

2008 Minutes

 Minutes of 11/15/08.

  Minutes of 08/23/08.

 Minutes of 03/15/08.


World Service Office I.D. Numbers for Registered Al-Anon/Alateen Groups in District 5


Al-Anon’s structure is described on our Al-Anon Structure page.  Al-Anon groups (that are registered with the World Service Office,) Al-Anon districts, and Al-Anon Areas each have numbers that are used for identification purposes. Michigan is designated as Area 027. The district that includes Washtenaw County, Michigan is District 5.  Al-Anon groups that are registered within District 5 have the following identification numbers:


Ann Arbor



Meeting Registered Name


ID #


9:00 am

Sunday Morning 9AM AFG

Washtenaw Alano Club



11:00 am

Sunday 11AM AFG

Washtenaw Alano Club



7:30 pm

Sunday Night Adult Children AFG

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church



12:00 Noon

Serenity Monday Noon AFG

Washtenaw Alano Club



7:30 pm

Monday Night Mens Stag AFG

Washtenaw Alano Club



7:30 pm

Twelve Step AFG

Washtenaw Alano Club



9:30 am

Tuesday and Friday Morning Serenity AFG

King of King’s Lutheran Church



7:00 pm

Sharing and Caring Tuesday AFG

St. Clare’s Church/Temple Beth Emeth



12:00 Noon

Wednesday Noon AFG

King of King’s Lutheran Church



7:30 pm

Just For Today

Zion Lutheran Church



7:30 pm

Courage to be Me Alateen

Zion Lutheran Church



12:00 Noon

Thursday Serenity AFG

Washtenaw Alano Club



9:30 am

Tuesday and Friday Morning Serenity AFG

King of King’s Lutheran Church



6:00 pm

Parents Practicing Principles AFG

Washtenaw Alano Club



6:30 pm

Friday Nighters AFG

King of King’s Lutheran Church



7:00 pm


Washtenaw Alano Club



7:30 pm

Young At Heart AFG

Westside United Methodist Church



9:00 am

Serenity Seekers AFG

King of King’s Lutheran Church



10:15 am

True Self Group AFG

Washtenaw Alano Club





Meeting Name


ID #


8:00 pm

Serenity Through Recovery AFG

First United Methodist Church





Meeting Name


ID #


7:30 pm

Chelsea Monday Night AFG

Chelsea Community Hospital



7:00 pm

Chelsea Tuesday Night AFG

Chelsea Retirement Center



12:30 pm

Chelsea Nooners AFG

Chelsea Community Hospital





Meeting Name


ID #


7:30 pm

Saline Serenity AFG

St. Paul United Church of Christ





Meeting Name


ID #


9:30 am

First Things First Saturday Morning AFG

Friends of Little House



8:00 pm

Changing Directions AFG

Local 898 Union Hall



8:00 pm

Keep It Simple AFG

First Presbyterian Church



8:00 pm

New Directions AFG

Dawn Farm





Mailing Information for Group Contributions


Our Seventh Tradition states that Al-Anon is a self-supporting program. Just as individual groups are sustained by voluntary member contributions, Al-Anon service is sustained on the District, Area (state) and World Service level by voluntary contributions from Al-Anon/Alateen groups. Groups who are able are encouraged to contribute to supporting Al-Anon service work on the district, area and World Service levels. Please include the number of your Al-Anon group on your check. Address District 5 group contributions to the following addresses.

The Seventh Tradition Suggests (S-21) is reprinted with permission of ©Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA


AFG Inc: 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA  23454-5617

Check Payable To: AFG, Inc.

(Contributions are also accepted online at WSO website’s member-site)


Michigan AFG, Inc:  P.O. Box 13165, Lansing, MI 48901

Check Payable To: Michigan AFG Inc.

(Contributions are also accepted through the MiAFG website)


District #5 AFG:  P.O. Box 1861, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 

Check Payable To: District 5

(Click here for a form with helpful information for our Treasurer)


Group registration and group records forms:


Does your group receive WSO mailings? And your free quarterly copy of the Serenity Sentinel, the quarterly Michigan Area newsletter? If not, your group’s current mailing address may need to be updated.  Every registered Al-Anon group will receive mailings from the Al-Anon World Service Office (WSO) if the group maintains a current mailing address on record with the WSO.  It is very important for the WSO, the State/Area, and your local District to have current information about and contacts for your meeting in order to provide accurate information to people who contact them for meeting information.




To register a new Al-Anon group in Michigan: E-Mail:


World Service Office Al-Anon registration and forms (outside of Michigan): Please see the Member’s Area of the WSO web site at Follow the directions to enter the Member’s Area, then click on “Group Services”/”Group Registration/Change Forms.” 


Michigan Area Al-Anon registration: Michigan Al-Anon Family Groups Incorporated (MI AFG, Inc.) uses an Excel Template to update and maintain group records.  If your group is within District 5 of Michigan (Washtenaw County and Belleville) please contact us at to obtain the form and directions. If your group is outside of District 5, please contact the Michigan Area Group Records Coordinator by e-mailing  to obtain the form and directions.

Alateen registration form: A form especially for registering new Alateen groups and updating Alateen group records can be accessed here. This form is used to update Alateen group records with both the Michigan area and the World Service Office. The form MUST be sent by ground mail to the Michigan Area Alateen coordinator! For mailing information, please e-mail us at  or call our hotline: 734-995-4949


Links to Al-Anon and Alateen “Business” Newsletters from the World Service Office


The Al-Anon World Service Office Web site has a “member’s area” that provides a wealth of information, including newsletters for members and officers.  You can reach the Al-Anon/Alateen member site at You need to know the name of your registered “home group” or your district to enter a password to access the member’s area. Follow the directions to enter the password.  On the member’s site, click on “publications,” then on “newsletters.” From there, you can access the following current newsletters:


“Inside Al-Anon Xtra” provides updates on information of general interest to Al-Anon members and officers.

Area Highlights” includes information on Al-Anon service at the district level and above. 
”Inside Al-Anon provides articles about Al-Anon service, Legacies and issues.
Alateen Talk” is published quarterly and mailed to all English-speaking Alateen groups in the US and Canada.


District 5 officers and committee chairs – in service to District 5 members


A description of the District 5 officers’ service responsibilities is posted here.


The following District 5 officers were elected at the District 5 meeting held on Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 for 2015-2017:

District Representative: Cheryl B.

Secretary:  Kelli C.

Alternate District Representative: Carl S.

Treasurer:  Jan A.


District 5 Committee chairs include:

Public Outreach Chair: (open)

Web Site Liaison: Bryan T.

Group Records: (open)

Alateen Coordinator:  Robin R.

AIS/LDC Liaison: Diane B.

Phone Coordinator:  Marilyn F.


To contact any District 5 officer or committee chair, please use the contact information on our contact us page.  Information about the

responsibilities of officers and the organization and structure of Al-Anon (including at the District level) can be found on our structure page.


OUR THANKS to all the past and present District 5 officers and committee chairs – we are grateful for your service!


Michigan (Area 027) officers – in service to Michigan members


Elections for new Michigan Area officers were held at the Michigan Area Fall Assembly on October 11, 2014.

The following were elected to the Area World Service Board Panel 46 for Michigan Al-Anon. They assumed office in January 2015/2017 for a three-year commitment.  (Note: the Al-Anon World Service Office is divided into panels, and Michigan is Panel # 46. Click here for more information about the structure and organization within Al-Anon.)


Membership Outreach:

World Service Delegate: Mike D. from Diamondale

Alternative Delegate: Ann M. from Detroit

Chairperson: Matt D. from Portage

Business Service/Finance Committee:

Secretary: Steffi K. from Highland

Treasurer: Jodi B. from Bath

Web Coordinator: Jamie H. from Chelsea

Tech Coordinator: Matt D. from Portage

Group Services

Archives: Hugh W. from Big Rapids

Group Records: Renee F. from Waterford



Alateen Coordinator:  Andy G. from Westland

Alateen Process Person: Marti W. from Kingsley

Alateen Rep: Grant (contact Alateen Coordinator)

Alternate Alateen Rep: Cory (contact Alateen Coordinator)

Public Outreach:

Coordinator: Beth D. from Grand Blanc

Alternate: (vacant/needed)

Fellowship Communication:

Literature/Forum: Ross F. from Harbor Springs

Serenity Sentinel: Maggie S. from Ypsilanti

Past World Service Delegates include: (partial list)

2012-2014  Liz P. from Flint

2009-2011  Debbie K. from Traverse City

2006-2008 Mike B from Fenton

2003-2005 Sue B. from Fenton

2000-2002 Bev S. from Belleville

1997-1999  Geri H. from Grand Blanc

1994-1996  Michelle L. from Grand Rapids

1994-1996  Helen P. from Drbn (Alt-served part)- deceased

1991-1993  Connie C. from Owosso (Alternate-served part)

1991-1993  Bill L. – deceased

1988-1990 Skeet J. from Traverse City

1985-1987 Connie B. – deceased

1982-1984 Shirley W from Ann Arbor

1979-1981  Mary Jane R from Cass City

1976-1978 Ann S. from Liberty Hill (Texas)


                                          OUR THANKS TO ALL – we are grateful for your service!


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