Author: Area Delegate

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Souvenirs While Traveling

I’m on my way back to Chicago after a business trip to Delaware. During my travels, I made a little time to get to an AlAnon meeting. It was a wonderful meeting, the entire...

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The Forum Magazine

The forum has been a big access to my personal recovery. I have relied on the forum for quite some time. Here are a few examples when I have used the forum. Between meeting,...

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Healthy Groups

Al-Anon’s Twelve Traditions are guides for the conduct and the unity necessary to maintain healthy groups.  This year, Al-Anon will be celebrating 65 years.  We have had some healthy groups, we have many that...

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Service Manual Update

The amended descriptive text for Concept Eight–approved by the 2015 WSC–is now available on the Members’ Web site, al-anon.org/members. The replacement pages may be downloaded, printed, trimmed to size, and inserted over current pages...

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TEAM Event

Pssst! Exciting News! NIAFG will host its first ever TEAM event. TEAM stands for Together Empowering Al-Anon Members and is a joint effort between our Area and the World Service Office (WSO). Here’s some...

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Participation

So I’ll share a thought that developed lying in bed this morning – what about making 2016 the year of participation for Northern IL?  For example, what if we had 75 or 80% GR...

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en·thu·si·asm

When I came into Al-Anon, I came kicking & screaming. But after a period of ‘thawing out’, the program began to work in my life. Soon, I began to look forward to attending my...

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Al-Anon 65th Anniversary Celebration

You’re invited… Next year, Al-Anon will be celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Al-Anon Family Groups and the beginnings of the Clearing House, the World Service Office (WSO). In commemoration, the WSO will open up...

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The Lord’s Prayer

Many years ago, I had an experience at the meeting I attended at the time. The story is so rich with examples of how the program works, that I thought I would share it....