BELOW ARE OPEN DISTRICT POSITIONS FOR THE PANEL WHICH HAS STARTED IN JANUARY
They provide a great opportunity for service!
THESE POSITIONS ARE STILL OPEN, ALONG WITH THOSE LISTED ON THIS PAGE:
ALTERNATE DISTRICT REP
INSTITUTIONS CHAIRPERSON POSITION
• Liason between District 170 Al-Anon and local treatment centers and other institutions. Panel position is for 3 years.
• Coordinates Al-anon volunteer members who provide introductory meetings at Family Groups once a month at local institutions.
• Introductory meetings are described in our Service Manual on p.88
• Institutions Chair provides member volunteers with:
Guidelines for Meetings, Address and Contact person at the Institution and some literature such as “Where & Whens”, “Serenity Prayer” cards,” Just For Today” bookmarks and pamphlets. such as “Detachment”.
• Remind members that we are NOT therapists and that if we are members of another fellowship WE SPEAK ONLY AL-ANON
• Speakers should have at least 6 months of regular attendance at meetings and preferably should experience an institution meeting with a sponsor or Al-anon friend prior to leading one.
• Institution Chairperson must attend monthly District 170 meetings and have a written report for the AISL, and make 30 copies for GRs to hand out at their meetings.
• Institution Chairperson needs to be vocal at meetings and invite members to try their hand at this type of service. IT IS SO REWARDING!!!
• AND IT IS FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR RECOVERY WILL SOAR!!! xoxoxoxo
District Alateen Coordinator
· Recruits AMIAS (Al-Anon Members in Alateen Service). Helps with the application process and then the training process. To become an AMIAS an Al-Anon Member must 1) have two years continuous Alanon membership, 2) have no criminal convictions and 3) a Willingness to be of service.
· Annual recertification of AMIAS. This includes 1) making sure that all AMIAS are abiding by Area Safety Guidelines, 2) that AMIAS are still qualified and willing to serve as AMIAS, and 3) keeping all AMIAS contact information current. This recertification process is done in conjunction with the Area Alateen Process Person (AAPP).
· Makes sure that each AMIAS in the District completes training once every three years.
· Keeps Alateen meeting information current with Group Records Coordinator, with the AAPP and with the District Where and When Coordinator.
· Answers any questions or phone calls regarding Alateen and give newcomers information for Alateen meetings. Works with District Outreach Coordinator.
· Makes sure that each Alateen meeting in the District has at least one (1), preferably two (2) AMIAS at the meeting. AMIAS do NOT run the meeting but are there to make are that meetings are run according to Alateen guidelines.
· Receives information from the Area Alateen Coordination, the Area Alateen Process Person, and the WSO and distributes that information to local groups via the monthly District meeting.
· Prepares monthly report for the AISL Coordinator detailing monthly events, or news about Alateen.
· Attends District monthly meeting and gives report on monthly Alateen activities/events/news occurring in the District or in the Area.
· Provides support at Area Convention for Alateen program.
· Makes (or finds someone to make) Alateen raffle baskets for Area Convention. Spreads the word throughout the District for groups to consider their raffle basket to be geared to Alateens.
· Provides Alateen Speakers at Gratitude Dinner and other District events upon request.
· Is a supporter of and cheerleader for the Alateen program.
· If you have any questions about this position call Maura at (561)376-7627.
Al-Anon Information Services Liaison (AISL)
The district AISL oversees the following 12 information services:
3. Group Records
5. Literature Distribution Center (LDC)
6. Pipeline (District 170’s newsletter)
7. Public Outreach
8. Speaker List
9. Sunshine Fund
10. Telephone Answering Service (TAS)
12. Where and When
This is probably one of the easiest district positions. Each of the 12 chairs emails the AISL a brief report a week before each monthly district meeting. If the chair cannot attend the district meeting, the AISL reads the report at the meeting.
Each year, the AISL goes to the two Area World Service Committee (AWSC) meetings and brings information back to the district. She also goes to the two Assembly meetings each year. Before each meeting for AWSC and Assembly, the AISL compiles a brief summary of what’s happening in each of the 12 district information services using the monthly reports sent by the chairs. This summary is emailed to the Area secretary to be included in the meeting folders.
Carole D., District 170 AISL
(561) 901-0558 (the easiest way to contact me is a text)