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Al-Anon Information Service of Nassau County
( Long Island - New York )

Member News Shorts

Meeting Changes — Meetings at St. Anne's Rectory

Due to a fire in the building, the Monday 1PM has been moved to the Corpus Christi Church, 155 Garfield Ave at Willis Ave, Mineola. Meeting room is downstairs through the double doors to the left of the main entrance. It will continue to meet at the same time as before. A new location for Wednesday 1PM meeting has not been determined. Check back here periodically for updates.

 Look!! Lots of New Events!!! 

Go to the Al-Events page to read and print them now!

Service and Volunteer Opportunities for Members

Take your Service to a higher level — Consider one of these ALISON Board positions that are opening up.

Outreach asks that all AGR’s respond to questionnaire about Open Meetings. If your group does not have AGR, any other representative for the group may answer. Please bring the WSO Guideline on Open Meetings (G-27) to the attention of your group. Also, Outreach needs volunteers for NARCAN training.

The Webmaster needs a Graphic Designer for occasional help with the web site in case a new graphic is needed or an existing one needs to be changed.

DISCOVERY, Al-Anon's Convention, is looking for Committee Members to help plan the convention coming up on July 8, 2016.

Speakers Exchange Meeting

The Fall Speakers Exchange meeting is coming soon. Please send a representative from your group. More Information

Group Reps and Alternate Group Reps Needed

Some groups do not have GRs or AGRs. Please consider taking one of these important service positions for your group.

New Web Site Address (Domain Name)

We have a new Web Site Address that you can use to get here. It is: AlisonNY.org. It is easier to remember, say, and type. The original Address, Alanon-Nassau-NY.org, still can be used if you prefer.

Announce Your Event Here

If your group is having an anniversary, event, meeting change, or you have some other meeting information that you would like to publicize here, simply email the Webmaster or fill out this form.

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.

Al-Anon and Alateen Groups at Work

The message of the Al-Anon Family Groups, Al-Anon and Alateen, is one of hope. It is the story of men, women, and chil­dren who once felt helpless, lost, and lonely because of another's alcoholism. Although Al-Anon grew from a need expressed by family members of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Alateen offer help and hope to families and friends of alcoholics whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not. While many of our members no longer maintain daily contact with an alcoholic, they seek the mutual support Al-Anon and Alateen groups offer.

Al-Anon is a unique fellowship that unites members of different backgrounds, races, and walks of life in an inspiring endeavor: help­ing themselves and others to lead purposeful, useful lives by over­coming the frustration and helplessness caused by close association with an alcoholic.

Alateen (Al-Anon for younger members) is a vital part of Al-Anon Family Groups. Young people seeking help with problems that arise when alcoholism afflicts a parent, another close relative, or a friend meet to exchange experiences and to gain an understanding of themselves and the alcoholic. This helps their own personal devel­opment and can help stabilize troubled thinking resulting from close association with an alcoholic.

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 express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. 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.

How Al-Anon Works for Me

Please feel free to visit this link "How Al-Anon Works for Me". These web pages may give you some encouragement to visit your first meeting.


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