Our 45th Annual PA AFG Convention, "Carry the Message," is the weekend of June 2, 3, 4, 2017 at the Susquehanna University, 514 University Ave, Selinsgrove 17870.
The Deadline to register is May 22, 2017. Online registration is at the website.
Get Busy to Get Better
Al-Anon and Alateen members are needed to help reach people suffering from the family disease of alcoholism. Typical service opportunities include sharing with families or professionals (medical, educational, legal) or handing out literature and answering questions at health fairs and conferences.
Get Involved! Fill out our Volunteer Sign Up Form!
Note: Submitting your information does not mean you will definitely be asked to participate in a local Public Outreach or Institutions opportunity. It also does not mean you have committed to participate. It just means that you may be contacted to see if you are interested/available for specific outreach commitments. If you are, great! If not, no big deal. There will be other opportunities.
Public Outreach ToolsThere are literally hundreds of different ways that Al-Anon members work to get the word out to those still suffering from the family disease of alcoholism. The items below were developed by AISDV; more information is available on the (password protected) Al-Anon member site at: Outreach Tools
Public Outreach Posters
To help promote Al-Anon/Alateen in our community, these posters were developed for use in churches, libraries, grocery stores, or anywhere there is a public bulletin board. There are multiple versions to choose from. It is suggested that you cut the lines between the tear-offs at the bottom (and optionally - tear off the first one) before posting. The fifth poster includes the answering service phone number for Chester County/District 7. Click on the thumbnails to access the full sized versions for printing.
Would you like to become an AMIAS?Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service (aka 'Alateen Group Sponsor') More Info
A Radio InterviewChester County AFG members share their experience, strength and hope in an interview with an internet radio station in this audio clip. Listen by downloading onto your computer and from there to your MP3 player or a smart phone.
Public Service Slides - Movie Theater AdvertisingAISDV, in conjunction with District 4 (Bryn Mawr Film Institute) and Districts 20 & 32 (Colonial Theater) has run these slides before movies. This is a great way to reach out to the community.
Other AdvertisingIn 2010 and 2011, respectively, AISDV ran advertising on SEPTA Regional Rail and local busses. The ads were developed from a public outreach bookmark developed by WSO:
Other toolsAISDV split the cost of vinyl banners with a number of Districts in 2011 - do you know where yours is? These are great for use at health fairs and other public events.
Another tool that AISDV has developed are business cards. These are very cost-effective outreach tools that can be given out to newcomers without worrying too much about how many we can afford to distribute.
Outreach to the MediaWould you like to help get information about Al-Anon published in your local paper? From getting your meeting listed in the calendar section to providing articles on the family disease, there are many useful resources in WSO's Al-Anon Media Center.
Try to tie together timely events (holidays, news items, etc.), trends and statistics with localized information to maximize the impact of your efforts.