No meeting: Wednesday Night Drexel Hill AFG meeting canceled on Monday 7/18/18 ONLY due to an event at the church @ 7:15 a.m. Grace Lutheran Church, Edmonds Avenue & School Lane, Drexel Hill, 19026.
Downingtown Friday Night 8PM LOCATION CHANGE JULY & AUGUST. Remodeling starting week of July 16 at St. James Episcopal Church, and the church will be closed. Meeting will still be held, locations/dates as follows: July 20 (regular Al-Anon) - Ashbridge Manor retirement home, 971 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335.
• July 27 (combined meeting w/AA) - Downingtown United Methodist Church, 751 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335
• August 3, 10, 17, & 24 (regular Al-Anon) - Ashbridge Manor
• August 31 (combined meeting w/AA) - Downingtown United Methodist Church.
• Saturday September 7 will revert to normal time and place.
~ Note: Ashbridge Manor is a senior apartment building; they ask visitors to sign their guest log upon entering at front desk. You may enter an alias/first name and last initial. The book is only to provide staff a head count in case of emergency in the facility. The front desk person can guide members to the room. It is a small conference room in the back left side of the core facility behind the main dining room. District:7
The RAP (Reaching Al-Anon People)
The RAP is the newsletter of the Al-Anon Information Service of the Delaware Valley (AISDV). AISDV serves the greater Philadelphia area plus Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties, including Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 19, 20, 31, and 32.
Participation is the key to harmony. Sharings are always welcome. Announcements are appreciated. Deadlines for submission are: April 12, August 9, and October 11. If you are interested in contributing to The R.A.P, please email the editor at RAP@aisdv.org
Upcoming issues of The R.A.P. will be published in conjunction with the quarterly AISDV meetings (May 17, September 20 and November 15). Hard copies will be distributed at the meeting and sent to the mailing list via email shortly thereafter.
Consider being an "e-buddy." By serving as an e-buddy, you are offering to receive information electronically, and print it out for the group. This is especially helpful if members of the group do not use the Internet.
Would you like The R.A.P. emailed directly to your inbox? Email your contact info to RAP@aisdv.org.
Or if you prefer snail mail, send your contact info to:
To order Meeting DirectoriesOrder directories online here. Or mail your name, mailing address and telephone number, along with a check payable to AISDV with your group name and WSO ID # (if known) on it, to:
Directories are $.50 each plus postage (1-25: add $2.50, 26-55: add $3, 56-75 add $3.50, 76-100 add $4).
Questions? Email the Directory Coordinator
The Al-A-GramThe Al-A-Gram newsletter, published by the PA Area World Service Committee (AWSC), is full of information regarding recovery, service and events throughout the state. Your personal story about recovery through service and news about upcoming events in your district for the Al-A-Gram, may be sent to Robin C. at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Al-A-Gram is all digital and may be downloaded monthly from pa-alagram.com. Paper copies may be requested for $3 per issue.
The ForumThe Forum, Al-Anon/Alateen's monthly magazine, contains recovery stories from members as well as news and information from the World Service Office. The Forum provides meeting topics as well as a meeting anytime, anywhere.
Order Form: ForumOrder.pdf
Area HighlightsAl-Anon news from around the world.
Latest edition: Area Highlights
Virtual Al-Anon MeetingsVirtual Al-Anon meetings are held over the phone. Download a PDF of all the meetings available as of 11/16/17:
To check for a later up to date list go https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/virtual-meetings/, then scroll down to Phone Meetings. You'll see all the available meetings. You can download a 'PRINT FRIENDLY VERSION' to keep or share.
Conference Approved LiteratureOrder Conference Approved Literature (CAL) from the Literature Distribution Center.
Download the Order Form.
Note: Include group name and address on all checks.
Group Records Change FormPlease use the Al-Anon Registration/Group Records Form (GR1) to
Other Resources1-888-4AL-ANON (from U.S.and Canada)
(800) 344-2666 (Travellers' Number)
Suggestions for Group Treasurers
AISDV Travel Reimbursement Policy (.doc)
Acronyms & Terms Used in Al-Anon
Group History 103112
Pennsylvania Area Al-Anon
Al-Anon/Alateen World Service Office (WSO)