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District 15 Service Opportunities

Service is one of the Al-Anon tools of recovery. At the group level, it could mean setting up, welcoming newcomers, being a sponsor, or handling literature for the group. At the district level, you can be a group representative, be a service coordinator, or part of a committee (Monthly Followship Event, Day in Al-Anon). Service is what keeps the Al-Anon program going and continuing to be available to those who need it.

The following Officer and Coordinator positions are still available:
• Secretary
• Treasurer
• Office Coordinator
• Answering Service Coordinator
• Archives Coordinator

Appendix A Guidelines to D15 (Officer and) Coordinator Positions (PDF) revised 02-04-15

Alateen Safety Coordinator revised 03-2015
Alateen Coordinator revised 12-2017

Service flyer



Day In Al-Anon (DIA) Service

October 1, 2016
If you are interested in helping in anyway or you know someone who is interested in one of these positions, contact office.

Committee Service positions available,
* Coordinator list PDF
* Coordinator descriptions PDF

For more information please contact the District Office
Phone 510 276-2270 or email:

Monthly Fellowship Event (MFE) Service

See MFE Service

Alateen Service

See Alateen at NCWSA.

The "MINIMUM SAFETY AND BEHAVIORAL REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ALATEEN MEMBER" must be read at the beginning of the event such as the Monthly Followship Event or Day In Al-Anon by two AMIAS, (Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service).

4th annual AMIAS (Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service) training, Saturday, March 11, 2017, Castro Valley. Flyer

Institutions Service

Carrying the Al-Anon message to those who are confined in state prisons, jails, juvenile detention centers, group homes, shelters and other similar facilities.

Institutions Outreach training will be held on Saturday June 27 - See Institutions Service

Public Information Outreach Service

If you've done Outreach, or are interested in doing it in the future. . . . You're invited to join the Al-Anon District 15 Public Information Team Dinner at Harry's Hofbrau on Thursday Nov 30, 2017. Those who've done PI Outreach service get together to socialize, exchange stories and ideas, and eat dinner. If you've never been there: It's huge, inexpensive, cafeteria-style 5 minute service, home-style cooking. Big variety; as little or as much as you want to eat or spend. We'll gather at 5:30 pm so people can still attend meetings if they want. No host. Just fellowship celebrating ourselves!!! Harry's Hofbrau See menus at Thurs Nov 30, 2017 5:30 pm Harry's 14900 E 14th St (corner of Bancroft) San Leandro, CA 94578 510-357-1707

End of the Year NCWSA Outreach Celebration When Sat Dec 2, 2017 11:30am – 2:30pm Where Buffalo Wild Wings, 3712 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568 MESSAGE FROM VERONICA P It has been a pleasure serving you as your Area Outreach Coordinator these past three years. Please join us in this celebration of fellowship and recovery as we welcome the new NCWSA PICPC Coordinators Nick D. from D18 and David B. from D24! This lunch will be an opportunity to ask the New Area PICPC Coordinators questions, mingle and socialize with the District Outreach Coordinators Of NCWSA, ask questions about outreach on how you can get involved, exchange experience strength and hope with one another on how we’re carrying the message of Al-Anon Family Groups to the general public. David B. NCWSA Public Information Alternate Coordinator will phone in on the party and say hi to the group at 12:45pm. This event is a no host lunch. This event is open to anyone interested in Al-Anon/Alateen Outreach in your local District. Some districts do not have Coordinators. This event will help debunking common misconceptions surrounding Al-Anon Alateen Outreach. Bring your district outreach committee members, new and returning Coordinators and Alternates, possible district outreach coordinator candidates, new incoming outreach volunteers. If already RSVPed no need to re-submit your RSVP unless your schedule changed and are able to go, then yes please update your RSVP so I’ll know how big a table to get.

Volunteers needed - see Public Information

Service publications

Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual 2018-2021 - - Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual 2014-2017 (P-24/27)

Al-Anon Group e-news

NCWSA Area 12 Steppers Newsletters
12 Stepper
Dec 1, 20xx Convention/Year End Issue
Aug 1, 20xx Assembly Issue
Apr 1, 20xx Convention Issue

World Service Conference Summary - the annual written report to the Al-Anon/Alateen groups of the World Service Conference activities. Additionally, thought-provoking, growth-providing ideas can be adapted or adopted for outreach and "inreach," including specific skits, workshops, and meeting topics.

Links of Service S-28 pamphlet

Joy of Service S-57 pamphlet

Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2018 public outreach magazine Plain web version

Knowledge Based Decision Making (KBDM)

Knowledge Based Decision Making (KBDM) is a decision making process used at Al-Anon business meetings at the World Service Conference and Area Assemblies as well as more districts. It is helpful to obtain a group conscensus on issues important in Al-Anon.

See North Florida Area KBDM resource links
and Wikipedia KBDM article

The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

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.

Please call office 276-2270 for more information.
Or come to the District Business Meeting, 3rd Saturday see Events page.

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