Al-Anon Twelfth Step, “Carrying the Message”:
Getting Involved in Service

Twelfth Step Al-Anon Service is an important part of your recovery, a way to give back, and a way to help others.

Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

TWELFTH STEP  OPPORTUNITIES

AIS Meetings and Workshops:

Our next quarterly AIS meeting is December 9, 2019, 7:15-9:00 at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 197 Manville Road Pleasantville, NY

Our next AIS workshop, Carrying the message of Al-Anon to fellow members and newcomers, is Saturday, November 9, 1PM to 4PM, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 197 Manville Road Pleasantville, NY.

See this flyer:

Service Positions to be filled:

See This Flyer for more information on service positions generally.  Note that the current service rotation ends in December 2019.

Email Coordinator

Our Email Coordinator just agreed to be our treasurer, so we need an email coordinator.Download the flyer HERE for more information.

Telephone Volunteers:

Al-Anon Information Service (AIS) 12 Step Telephone Volunteers are needed again. One of AIS’s primary functions is maintaining a Telephone Voicemail Service at 914-946-1748. Contact us to volunteer or for more information at info@westchesterputnamalanon.org or call at 914-946-1748. Download the flyer HERE for more information.

Service Manual:

You can download the new service manual for 2018-2021 2018-2021 Al-Anon Service Manual 

Group Level Service:

Each Al-Anon group has a number of service positions which usually include Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Literature, Group Representative and Alternate Group Representative.  Some groups also have a Program Chair who arranges for speakers to speak at each meeting.  All positions other than GR can be filled by Al-Anon members who are also members of AA.

NY South Assembly (Area 40):

GRs represent their groups officially at Assembly and are voting members.  However, all Al-Anon members are invited to attend and learn more about the NY South area as well as World Service Conference. 

2019 ASSEMBLY MEETINGS:
  • Sun. 10/6/2019 (Elections)
  • Location:
    • Iona College, Burke Lounge (in Spellman Hall) 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
      • 10:00 a.m. – Sign-in
      • 10:15 a.m. – New GR Orientation Meeting 10:15 a.m. – GR Concept Meeting
      • 11:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Assembly Meeting
AWSC (Area World Service Committee), NY South

DRs (District Reps) represent their districts officially at Assembly and are voting members.  However, others are invited to attend and learn more about the NY South area as well as World Service Conference.  Meetings take place at St. Vincent’s Hospital, 275 North Street, Harrison, NY 10528, Main Entrance, 1st floor. Sign in starts 10:30am.
Please bring your own lunch.

  • Sunday, September 8, 2019
    • 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Sunday, January 5, 2020
    • 11:00am-3:00pm
District Level Service:

All Al-Anon members are encouraged to attend these meetings where Group Representatives, District Representatives, Coordinators and Liaisons come together to find ways of bringing the message of Al-Anon to others through Public Outreach Events; Share-A-Day Events; Workshops; Group Support and more. Each District can have its own Public Outreach Coordinator as well.

Dates and locations for District Meetings are as follows:

District 24:

All meetings for 2019 start at 7:30 PM at St Vincent’s Hospital  275 North Street Harrison N.Y. 10528  1st Floor Ben Duffy Room (ground floor=1st floor). See the flyer.

  1. Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  2. Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Districts 25 & 26:

Most District Meetings are at Soundview Prep School, Corner of Rt. 118 & Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY

Saturday, October 19
10-11 am
District 25/26 Planning Meeting
Soundview Preparatory School
370 Underhill Avenue
Yorktown Heights, New York
Sunday, November 17
2:30-5:30 pm
District 25/26 Event & Elections
Soundview Preparatory School
370 Underhill Avenue
Yorktown Heights, New York

District 27:

Meetings held in the Beth Shalom Synagogue, Route 6, Mahopac.  Contact DR Bridget for more information:  bridie1294@comcast.net .

Alateen Service:

Watch here as more information on Alateen service becomes available

Al-Anon Information Service (AIS) Committee:

AIS maintains this website, answers emails and updates the meeting list for Westchester and Putnam.  We coordinate with public outreach, organize workshops and more.  AIS plays a crucial role in helping newcomers and professionals find our program.  Meetings will be held @ 7:30 PM at the Lutheran Church 197 Manville Road in Pleasantville.  Meeting dates will also be published in the events section of this site.  All are welcome, although the Alternate GR is the voting representative for each Group.

For AGRs (Alternate Group Representatives)

Monday evenings, 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM as below – all Al-Anon members are welcome

Date

Location

Monday, December 9, 2019
7:15-9:00
AIS Meeting
Emanuel Lutheran Church
197 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY