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The ALISON Quarterly Meeting, to be held Thursday, April 11 at 8:00 PM, is a very important meeting. Three members have recently stepped up to fill the positions of Chairperson, Recording Secretary, and Corresponding Secretary and they need to be officially voted in. Please make every effort to have your Group GR or AGR attend or at least send someone to the meeting to officially represent your Group.
You Are Troubled By Someone's Drinking...
You Grew Up With a Problem Drinker...
Your Life Has Been Affected By Someone Else's Drinking...
The ALISON Board has the following Open positions. Please seriously consider taking one of these positions. Service on the ALISON Board is not only important to the health of our Members and Groups, but it is a very personally rewarding Service position. We are in need of the following:
To grab one of these opportunities, just show up to the next ALISON Board Meeting or email the Chairperson, Tamara, at Chairperson@AlisonNY.org
Send in your meeting changes, either temporary or permanent, and they will be posted here. Permanent changes will remain posted until they are published in the next Meeting List.
If you are looking for another meeting to attend, please consider one of these meetings that could use your help:
Monday Night Manhasset, Congregational Church; 1845 Northern Blvd; 11030 (opposite Apple Store), Monday, 8:30 PM
We are now posting ALISON Board Meeting minutes on the on the Members page. We encourage you to read them and pass around a copy at your meetings so that you will know what ALISON does for you and for Nassau County Al-Anon, and what issues are currently before the Board. Board Meetings are open to all Al-Anon members. While only Board Members may vote, everyone is welcome to come to a meeting to contribute comments and ideas.
The Telephone Instructions for retrieving and responding to messages received on the ALISON Telephone Number have been updated and are posted on the Members page Telephone Instructions
We have a new form that you should use when making donations to ALISON. It is a much different format and has our new address on it. Please use it. You may download a copy from the Members page.
The Meeting Address List is available as an Excel Spreadsheet and a PDF. Meetings that have a Group Email are marked as such so you can save $18 on postage alone if you send in your anniversary announcement. It will be posted on the site and emailed to the Groups. Send your request to the Webmaster.
The Events Page prints nicely and cleanly so that you can print it from your browser and take a copy to your group. To see how it looks, go to the Events page and click on the "Print Preview".
Also on the Events Page, you will find, near the top of the page, a date labelled "Last Addition to Page". This is the date that any new additions to the page were posted. This way, you can easily tell if there are any new events or announcement since your last visit.
Does your Group want to create a Group Email but you are having trouble with it? Problem Solved!!! The ALISON Webmaster is here to help you. Just email your phone number to Peleg, the Webmaster, and tell him what are good times to call you back. Email Peleg at Webmaster@AlisonNY.org
Some groups do not have GRs or AGRs. Please consider taking one of these important service positions for your group.
Al-Anon Is a worldwide organization that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics whether or not the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength and hope. Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity.
Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.
Al-Anon is not a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for teenage members, neither expresses opinions on outside issues nor endorses outside enterprises. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one's own life has been adversely affected by someone else's drinking problem.
Today these men, women, and children have courage and confidence. They have found understanding and learned what to do to help themselves — and this can indirectly help their alcoholic relatives, loved ones, and friends, whether sober or not. Al-Anon will always be what we its members make it. Al-Anon believes that our benefits are measured by our willingness to share them with others. For we know we can never give as much as we receive.