AISDV.org, the Al-Anon Information Service of the Delaware Valley
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.
District: 5

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.

Download the latest edition of The R.A.P.: TheRAP-SpecialEditon-Summer2018.pdf  
Browse all past issues of the RAP

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:
AISDV -- The R.A.P.
4021 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

To order Meeting Directories
Order 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:

AISDV
4021 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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

Other Publications
The Al-A-Gram
The 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 area48alagram@gmail.com. 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.

Latest Al-A-Gram here

The Forum
The 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 Highlights
Al-Anon news from around the world.
Latest edition: Area Highlights
Virtual Al-Anon Meetings
Virtual Al-Anon meetings are held over the phone. Download a PDF of all the meetings available as of 11/16/17:
Al-AnonPhoneMeetings.pdf.

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 Literature
Order Conference Approved Literature (CAL) from the Literature Distribution Center.
Download the Order Form.

LDC #6
P.O. Box 77
Shrewsbury, Pa 17361

Note: Include group name and address on all checks.


Group Records Change Form
Please use the Al-Anon Registration/Group Records Form (GR1) to
  • Register a new Al-Anon group
  • Report changes in the group name, meeting place, meeting day or time
  • Report changes in the name and/or contact information of the Group Representative, Alternate Group Representative, Current Mailing Address, or Telephone Contacts for WSO.
Group Records Change Form
Other Resources
1-888-4AL-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
Longtime Member-103112
Group History 103112
Pennsylvania Area Al-Anon
Al-Anon/Alateen World Service Office (WSO)
Alcoholics Anonymous
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