Service: Getting Involved


You can download the new service manual for 2018-2021 HERE.

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. 


  • Sun. 2/10/19
  • Sun. 4/7/2019
  • Sat. 6/1/2019 (Delegate’s Report
  • Sun. 10/6/2019 (Elections)
  • Location: Iona College, Burke Lounge (in Spellman Hall) 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
    • 11:00 a.m. – Sign-in
    • 11:15 a.m. – New GR Orientation Meeting 11:15 a.m. – GR Concept Meeting
    • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 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, March 3, 2019
    • 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Sunday, May 19, 2019
    • 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Sunday, May 19, 2019
    • 11:00am-3:00pm
  • 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, January 22, 2019
  2. Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  3. Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  4. Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  5. Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Districts 25 & 26: Most District Meetings are at Soundview Prep School, Corner of Rt. 118 & Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY

2019 Schedule:

  • Saturday, June 15. 10:00 to 12:00
  • Saturday, September 14, 10:00 to 12:00We will also have two workshops this year, both will take place at Soundview Prep School:

Saturday November 16: our annual holiday themed workshop.  A separate planning date for this workshop will take place in October at the Counseling Center in Yorktown Heights (date to be determined later in the year).

District 27:   Meetings held in the Beth Shalom Synagogue, Route 6, Mahopac.  Contact DR Bridget for more information: .

Alateen Service

Watch here as more information on Al-Ateen service becomes available

Al-Anon Information Service (AIS) Committee

Please note new meeting location – Lutheran Church in Pleasantville

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



Monday, June 10, 2019
AIS Meeting
Emanuel Lutheran Church
197 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY
Monday, September 16, 2019
AIS Meeting
Emanuel Lutheran Church
197 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY
Monday, December 9, 2019
AIS Meeting
Emanuel Lutheran Church
197 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY

AIS Phone Service Volunteers Needed

This is your opportunity to do 12th step work, “carrying the message” of Al-Anon/Alateen to potential newcomers, professionals, students and current members.  Volunteers call the AIS voicemail on one pre-assigned day per week for a 3 to 6 month rotation.  Calls are picked up once a day and returned within 24 hours.  There are generally from 0 to 2 calls per day.  The AIS voicemail is accessed remotely from the comfort of your home or mobile device.  This is a very rewarding and important outreach opportunity, often the first contact newcomers have with the Al-Anon/Alateen program.  New volunteers are needed on a regular basis.   To volunteer or for additional information, please contact Al-Anon Information Service at:

Lend your Talent and Time to AIS Al-anon Information Services
Did you know that AIS:

  1. Maintains the website for Westchester/ Putnam counties. Without
    the website people would not be aware of Anniversaries and other events
    throughout Westchester and Putnam counties. Nor would they know about
    current updates for meetings.
  2. Maintains the phone line. Volunteers help and guide newcomers or
    anyone else who needs information about Al-anon.
  3. Keeps the meeting list up to date.
  4. Provides information through their quarterly newsletter.
  5. Provides outreach to the community.

See this flyer for more information