Volume 43 Issue 2 May 2012
This publication is part of the
Louisiana Area Assembly
Al-Anon Louisiana State Convention
You are invited!! The dates for this year’s convention are July 20-22 at the Holiday Inn
Join us at Area Assembly. Central in Lafayette (1-800-942-6815). The room rate is $96 and the
You do not have to be a GR, deadline to get this rate is June 19, mention Louisiana AFG Convention.
DR, IR, state officer or a state Convention registration is $20 for Al-Anon and AA members and $5 for
coordinator to attend and Alateens. You can register online at www.acadianaafg.org.
participate in Area Assembly.
You only need to be a member Banquet tickets are $26 each for Saturday from 6-7 PM. The banquet helps
of the Worldwide Fellowship defray the cost of the meeting rooms.
of Al-Anon or Alateen. There will be a raffle and a silent auction. Donations are welcome.
Time to Pig Out!
NEXT ASSEMBLY AA Chair, Terry and Al-Anon Alternate Chair, Sara F. have exchanged
MAY 19-20, 2012 schedules. We have agreed to confer with both Assemblies before any
new scheduling changes. The AAs have a guest Delegate from Mississippi
Holiday Inn South bring a portable roaster. He is going to roast a pig for our lunch in May. It
9940 Airline Hwy promises to be a fine meal.
Baton Rouge, LA
225-924-7021 Al-Anon International Convention
Make your reservations
The next Al-Anon International Convention will be held in Vancouver,
early and mention
British Columbia, Canada, July 5-7, 2013. Can you imagine what it
Louisiana Area Assembly.
sounds like to hear 5,000 attendees (Al-Anon, Alateen, AA and guests) say
the serenity prayer? More info on the WSO website in the member section.
Concept Four The password is your group name followed by AFG, no spaces.
Participation is the Silent Auction
key to harmony. Remember to bring new or gently used items for the silent auction held at
Assembly. The money raised supports Area Assembly.
Editor: Sandra Lancaster
Reporters: All Louisiana Inside this issue
Al-Anon Members, Group
Minutes of the March 25, 2012 Assembly ............................2-5
District Representatives Group Donation Form.............................................................. 5
Schedule of May 2012 Assembly .........................................6-7
Louisiana Website Action Committees Information .............................................. 8
www.la-al-anon.org Area Assembly Mission Statement .......................................... 8
Minutes of the Business Meeting of the Membership of the LA AFG Area Assembly. Inc.
March 25, 2012
A regular and properly-noticed meeting of the membership of the tell her story. The speakers are not being taped by Terry. It is being
non-profit corporation, LA AFG Area Assembly, Inc. was held on done in house, and she will keep you posted.
March 25, 2012 with 34 Group Representatives present.
Public Outreach is slated for the workshop in May. Thank you to
Area Assembly Chairman: Clif B. opened the meeting with Carmen and her peeps. They have been working hard. The title of
a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer. He read the it is “Attraction not Promotion.”
mission statement. He welcomed newcomers. The May speaker has not been revealed. Whoever you will be,
Clif thanked Gail T. for sharing her story last night. please let Angela know when God gives you the nod.
Clif read Al-Anon Things to Remember: 1. Ask questions. We Future Planning: We will host the SCRDM (South Central Region-
want you to succeed!!! 2. Presume goodwill: Everyone here has al Delegates Meeting) in 2014. We will need to present venue op-
good intentions for Al-Anon!!! 3. Listen to others point of view tions at the next SCRDM in 2013. Clif and the other past delegates
with an open mind!!! 4. Ask for help: This is a “We” program!!! 5. have offered to assist with this preliminary work. There will be
Finally: Who are the Most Important People Here??? The “GRs” many opportunities for participation in this wonderful process one
(Group Representatives). year from now!
The next Area Assembly is May 19, 20, 2012. The others are as Angela reported the 22nd SCRDM was in St. Louis MO March
follows: August 18, 19, 2012 and November 24, 25, 2012. The 3-5, 2012. Alternate Delegate, Angela A.; Delegate, Sylvia G.; Past
November Assembly is a change because we couldn’t get the big Delegates, Clif B. and Clara E. attended. Angela says it is simi-
room. In 2013 the Area Assemblies will meet on January 25-27; lar to Assembly. The purpose is preparing the new Delegates for
April 12-14; August 16-18; and November 22-24. Yesterday, we the World Service Conference (WSC). The outreach was moving.
had a room conflict. Sara F. and Clif discussed this matter and will There was an amazing ice breaker meeting other Alternative Del-
take care of that. Clif wants us to be aware that AA may have a egates and Delegates. We learned how other Areas function. There
schedule change on the April 2013. We will continue to have Area was a Trustee Report given by Laurie K., Panel 39, MO Trustee
Assembly at Holiday Inn South in Baton Rouge. The number is at Large. There were workshops, skits, decision making, speaker,
225-924-7021. discussed the chosen agenda items for the April WSC, sing along,
business meeting, and planned next year’s event in Kansas.
The LA website is www.la-al-anon.org user name is memberlaafg
and the password is serenity. The WSO (World Service Office) Also, in early 2013, we will begin plans for hosting a TEAM (To-
website is www.al-anon.alateen.org/members and the password gether Empowering Al-Anon Members) workshop in 2015. This
is the group name followed by afg. Bring your Service Manual to is an existing opportunity offered by the WSO (World Service Of-
Area Assembly. fice) to bring service topics to our area. Check it out on the WSO
website. Stay open to being a part of this aspect of our fellowship!
Secretary: Emily T. reported that Clif corrected the mistake of
putting GRs instead of DRs on page 7 of the Business minutes Delegate Panel 51 LA Area 22: Sylvia G. reported she will fly
of 11-21-2011. Diane F. made a motion to accept the minutes as out of New Orleans on April 14 to New York. She will participate
corrected. Myric L. seconded it. It passed. Emily will send the cor- in Service for our Area in the WSC from 4/15-4/19, 2012. This
rected minutes to Johnny A. to put on our LA website. Emily re- will be the 52nd Annual World Service Conference. The theme
quested members sign in on the clip board and put any changes for is Our Spiritual Journey–We Get as We Give. The WSC is be-
the contact sheet on the other clip board. ing held at Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa, 243 Tresser Blvd,
Stamford CT 06901. She appreciates the love gifts of beads, in-
Treasurer: Myrna B. thanked everyone who sent their LA Area stant grits, and love notes which really mean a lot. Put your trusted
Assembly group donations. Some are still being sent to the previ- servant’s return address in the return address section. It is Sylvia
ous Treasurers. She requests the money be mailed to Myrna Buras Gray, 70280 L St, Covington LA 70433. She will fly back on Fri-
at 20055 Chandler Dr, Covington LA 70435. Make the check out day.
to Louisiana AFG. If your GR is not here, please tell them to put
your group name, WSO #, and District # on the check. This is very We are in need of an Alateen Coordinator. This person will have
important! conference calls and will need computer skills. If you are inter-
ested, let Sylvia know.
Myrna reported the balance on October 31, 2011 was $18,250.35.
The net income was $468.10. The total is $18,718.45. Less reserve She did a workshop in January in Baton Rouge. After the WSC,
of $2,000, Delegates fund-SCR2014 of $400, and Alateen fund of she will be available to present Delegate information, be a speaker,
$452.89. The available funds are $15,865.56. and/or give workshops. She has a workshop in mind called Simply
Hope. She is willing to serve in Area 22.
Alternate Delegate: Angela A. thanked Jay P. for his perfectly Sylvia thanked the Assembly for being able to attend the SCR Del-
timed presentation on the Traditions yesterday. Ashley has CDs egates Meeting the first weekend in March. It is like Area Assem-
that Jay burned of his power point presentation. He offered them bly. It is like a miniature WSC. It prepares your new Delegate to
to us for a $2 donation to Area Assembly. go to the WSC. It is fast paced. She helped three new Delegates
Angela thanked Gail T. from Lake Charles for being a wonderful from Kansas, E Texas and W Texas. She visited with the Delegates
speaker last night. Angela says it was a real privilege to hear her she met last year. It is a huge learning experience. They have past
Delegates that have so much knowledge and wisdom. They are Convention: The 39th LA State Convention chair, Becky M.
so grounded in how Al-Anon has evolved and in which direction from Lafayette, reported the theme is Uncover, Discover, Recov-
it is going. It is good to have that because you feel so much more er. She hopes everyone will attend this convention. She says it is
competent in yourself to go to World Service. The past Delegates always wonderful. It is just a miracle how everything comes to-
do know what they are talking about. gether. The dates are July 20, 21, & 22, 2012. The location is Holi-
day Inn Central in Lafayette LA. The room rate is $96 which is the
The WSO has e-Communities. There is a form you can fill out and
same as 2011 (June 19 is the deadline for this guaranteed cost.)
be in touch with DRs all over the world. The past Delegates have
Registration is $20 for Al-Anon and AA; $5 for Alateen. There are
one also. It is a really good thing. It is a sharing of information be-
75 to 100 banquet tickets available at $26 each for Saturday from
tween the DR, past DR, Delegate, past Delegate, etc. It is valuable.
6-7 PM. This cost helps defray the cost of the meeting room. It is
Sylvia recommends Al-Anon’s latest book called Many Voices, part of the contract with the hotel to make it financially work.
One Journey Al-Anon Family Groups. It gives a good history of
The speakers are as follows: Deidre M. from Lafayette LA, Clyde
Al-Anon. You begin to understand where and why it started, and
and Pat G. from El Paso, TX; Darlene O. from Gulf Shores, AL;
how it evolved. This book will give you a good foundation.
and Rita H. from Merryville, LA. There will be a dinner on Fri-
Yesterday, she gave the flyer to Cindy D. who volunteered. There day night for the committee, the speakers and their chairmen at
will be a writing workshop on Intimacy in an Alcoholic Relation- Don’s Seafood and Steakhouse at 5:30 or 6 PM. You are welcome
ship. This is a working title of a new Al-Anon book. to come and pay your own way. It is about $21. Just let the com-
mittee know you are coming.
Sylvia announced the Lafayette AIS has a website. Bob H. set up
firstname.lastname@example.org as the e-mail address. She says it is One of the fundraisers is a raffle. Packets with raffle tickets, fly-
great! We are moving forward in technology. The AIS office in ers, and appeal letter were distributed at the Area Assembly. The
Baton Rouge has a website: www.batonrougealanon.org. cash prizes will be the same as last year along with the Serenity
throw. The other fundraiser is the silent auction. Please think about
Sylvia says once a quarter our Board meets at WSO. After this
items that you can donate. There will also be a Serenity Throw in
Board meeting, the COB (Chairman of the Board) writes a let-
the silent auction donated by the Sunday Night AFG in Lafayette
ter which is posted on our WSO website. She strongly, strongly,
donates that. If you or your group has anything to donate for the
strongly suggests you read it. You will find out a lot of information
silent auction, it will be appreciated.
that goes on at WSO. It is informative. It puts you in the light of
what is going on and what is going to happen in the future. What You may register on line with Bob H. at www.acadianaafg.org.
they are looking at and the things that are taking place. My goal is Then mail in your payment. (Addendum)
to get LA familiar with that. It is important to read the COB letter.
Please consider donating to the hospitality room (food and help).
Sylvia gets the COB letter quarterly, then we have Area Assembly;
so she is able to bring the Assembly pertinent topics. She is aware Literature Coordinator, Gail F. says there is a new pamphlet
of what is happening. She can talk to the Assembly about topics called Parents of Alcoholics Al-Anon Family Group Reprint (R-
that will be addressed at the WSC. I know that I am the voice 18). There is a new Conflict Resolution wallet card (S-71).
when I get there, but you are the subject behind the voice (like a
ventriloquist). After the Area Assembly, a Regional Trustee from ACTION COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Canada, contacts Sylvia. The Trustee asks Sylvia if she got the
letter, what you think, etc. She doesn’t say only what she thinks. Group Services: Katie R. reported there were 11 members pres-
Sylvia will tell her what the Assembly has discussed. It makes it ent. Goals Set: 1. Be willing and available participants in an Area
so much richer. Then Sylvia doesn’t feel like she is alone on an Assembly workshop for Archives in March 2013. 2. Carry the
island. Sylvia feels like everyone is there with her. message to our groups and districts that D-SAC (Deep South Ala-
She read the COD letter to the Assembly because she thinks it is teen Conference May 4, 5, and 6, 2012) is back; invite and encour-
important enough to read from the podium. (Addendum) age participation. 3. Continue to invite group members to join us at
Assembly; reach out to groups with no GR. 4. Continue to seek out
There is a policy update on the website. Sylvia highly suggests we long-time members and use the long-time member questionnaire
go on the website and read that. They also have a financial update. to record our Al-Anon history.
This will also be on the website.
Goals Met: 1. Members in District 12 have inquired about all they
She says she will be jumping for joy when she gets back from the need to do to start an Alateen meeting in their District. 2. Received
WSC. She says she is excited and grateful and loyal to the Assem- stories from some long-time members. 3. Invited members to join
bly . Sylvia says,”…I have just begun a trip of a lifetime.” This is us at Assembly.
from a sharing in Area Highlights, but she says it comes from her
heart. Fellowship Communication: Sandra L. is absent. Cindy D.
reported there were 5 members present. Goals Set: Research in-
SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORTS: formation and plan for workshop in November on submitting writ-
ings to The Forum or for inclusion in CAL (Conference Approved
Newcomers: Emily T. gave the report for Jay P. There were sev-
Literature) especially, the request for information on Intimacy
en newcomers. There were two people from District 12 (Secretary
in Alcoholic Relationships. Encourage The Forum subscriptions
and guest), one person from District 16 (GR), two people from
(Decrease of 1,000).
District 10(Treasurer and GR), and two people from District 15
(GR and Alternate GR) yesterday. Jay does love his job. He con-
siders it a wonderful opportunity to welcome the Newcomers.
Goals Met: Holding this workshop will meet our previous goal set. men identified media stations by districts and sent it to the DRs
We also handed out more cards on how to access the member side and Liaisons.
of the State website to get the LA Treasure Chest.
Please make an effort to attend our workshop in May. Our Action
Membership Outreach: Patti V. is the Chairperson. GW report- Committee has been having fun getting acquainted with each oth-
ed there were 10 members present. Goals Met: Members returned er. We have worked together to help our workshop be informative,
completed bookmarkers to distribute to GRs (Group Representa- supportive, and FUN too! The title is Attraction, Not Promotion,
tives) for promotion of our July 2012 “500 campaign” LA State but we could also call it “Games People Play.” Curious? Come find
Convention (“500 campaign” is our committee’s group goal of 500 out for yourself in May!
registered attendees). GRs are encouraged to handout bookmark-
Goals Set: 1. Focused on workshop that Public Outreach will host
ers to group members to promote attendance.
at the May 2012 Assembly. 2. Brief update on Spanish speaking
District 10 compiled a binder of events that are also listed on DRs meetings: Baton Rouge meeting at AIS (Al-Anon Information Ser-
(District Representatives) private “group” face book page as well vice) has sporadic attendance and has not yet developed consis-
as listed on the website: batonrougealanon.org. tency. There is a suggestion to visit Spanish AA meetings because
there may be some unregistered Al-Anon meetings already and
Members brought in “flat rate priority” US Mail boxes to facilitate can assist interested members of the Hispanic community.
the sending of beads as “LOVE GIFTS” to other Delegates attend-
ing the WSC in April 2012. Goals Met: Public outreach throughout the State:
Goals Set: We elected to change the idea of “meeting of the month” District 10–In cooperation with the professional community the
to “go & grow” to enrich individual recovery. We do this to further Substance Abuse Ministry of Catholic churches in St. Tammany
encourage members to attend new meetings to “expand one’s own has expanded to West St. Tammany. The West St. Tammany minis-
comfort zone” by hearing others share their “experience, strength, try is hosting a day of reflection and will have Al-Anon participa-
and hope.” Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result tion with a brief story and information about Al-Anon.
of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to prac- Lafayette–Lisa H. has left literature where they have defensive
tice these principles in all our affairs. driver classes.
We revisited the butterfly refrigerator magnet reminders promot- An inmate from the correctional facility in Simmesport, LA, want-
ing the International Convention in July 2013. We decided to set a ed to start a meeting at the correctional facility. This would be
more defined goal at Area Assembly in August 2012. We explored an “Institution Meeting.” Carmen spoke with personnel from the
ideas for members to be able to get to the International Convention prison and forwarded a Professional Packet (K-30, $1.25) of in-
more cost effectively. Example of creating a dual vacation by stay- formation to Caption Pete at the Simmesport Facility with a num-
ing at a Vacation Rental by Owner (VRBO.com) site and splitting ber for WSO meeting information. She had not heard of Al-Anon.
costs of lodging and preparing own meals, etc.
Slidell–March 10 there was a Girls Health Fair at Slidell Memorial
We started discussing the outreach request from WSO concerning Founders Building and Cancer Center. There were 250 booths. The
the naming of the new CMA (Current Mailing Address) newsletter. Alateen group also had a booth. Two sponsors were present with
This is an electronic newsletter from WSO that would be received the Alateen group. They distributed Facts about Alateen and Has
by all current mailing addressees for each group. One suggestion Your Life Been Affected by Someone Else’s Drinking? Alateen
so far is “Call Me Al-Anon” (CMA). Send further suggestions by Is for You! (Twenty questions for young people to decide if Ala-
July 1, 2012 to WSO@al-anon.org Attention: Group Services. teen is for them.)
Long Term Goals: Hold a contest to name the 2013 LA State Con- Old Business:
Website Committee Report: Johnny A., Website Coordina-
Planning our workshop on Communication for March 2013 Area
tor, reported him, Bob H., and Todd B. met as a committee and
exchanged information regarding the website improvement and
Public Outreach: Carmen O. is the Chairperson. Gloria H. re- development.
ported 18 were present. Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2012 Public 1. Proposal that a web committee be structured to maintain
Outreach Magazine should be shipped on April 1, 2012. There was the website.
a conference call in January with Coordinators throughout the US. 2. Tasks identified and structured for implementation.
There is a packet (P-90) Best of Public Outreach coming out. The 3. The website committee will meet in November for the
best part is that it is FREE! Topic: How to conduct successful lo- first time.
cal PSA (Public Service Announcement) campaigns. Information 4. An initial report to Area Assembly in January 2013.
supporting this has been furnished to all District Representatives, 5. Finalize recommendations for vote in May 2013.
Liaisons, and our Action Committee members. On the WSO web- Our present site renewal is due August 2013. This timeline is sub-
site there are media questions to help your dialogue. In addition, mitted as a recommendation only.
for the current 2012 Portraits campaign scripts for conversations, The above will require a slot on the schedule for the members of
thank you notes, and requests for air plays for the PSAs are avail- the committee to meet. (Suggest 9AM Saturday.) Most of the com-
able. WSO furnished contact information, addresses, names, and mittee work will be online and e-mail.
phone numbers for 27 stations throughout LA. This was sent to all
District Representatives with attachments. Please carry the mes- There was a discussion.
sage to your Group Representatives at your District meeting. Car-
Clif B. requested continuing the discussion of the posting of the Assignments for the next Area Assembly in May: Saturday morn-
LA Treasure Chest on the AIS website. (See page 7 of the No- ing meeting (8:30-9:30) is Bill H. from District 9; Registration
vember Assembly minutes or page 4 of the March 2012 LA Trea- Sat. (9AM-1PM) is Bill S. from District 4; Lunch for 200 people
sure Chest.) The discussion ensued about it being available via (11:30-12:30) AA is providing the lunch; Salts Lisa H. from Dis-
link with security in LA (no last name, no phone number, no ad- trict 15; Sweets will be provided by Sara F. from District 5; Infor-
dresses, etc. Clif asked if the GRs had enough information to vote mation Forum (1:45-2:45) is Public Outreach; Night Owl Meeting
on it. It was affirmative. The matter under consideration is: Post- (directly following the speakers) is Jan V. will contact Charlene
ing LA Treasure Chest. Cindy D. made a motion which was sec- from District 6; Sunday morning meeting (8-8:30) is Lucy H. from
onded by Robert (Bob) H. Motion #12-01: Grant permission to District 14; Registration Sunday (8-10AM) is GW from District
LA Al-Anon websites to post the “sanitized” version of the LA 10; Silent Auction (10AM-12Noon Sat and Sun) is Gail T. from
Treasure Chest. Emily read the motion two times. There were 34 District 12.
voting GRs. 30 voted yes. 4 voted no. None abstained. The motion
Clif B. closed the meeting with the closing Prayer followed by
passed. There wasn’t any minority appeal.
the Al-Anon Declaration. There being no further business to come
Angela A. announced there were some undesirables in the silent before the Corporation, the meeting was adjourned.
auction. She reminded everyone it is not a garage sale. Some of the
Submitted by Emily Trahan, Secretary
leftover desirables will be stored and placed in the silent auction at
the Al-Anon Convention. There is a request for each GR to bring a ADDENDUM:
“gently” used item for the silent auction.
To read the Chairman of the Board (COB) letter: www.al-anon.
New Business: Clara E. reported they did not bring flyers, but org/members Password: Your group name followed by AFG
she invited everyone to the Heritage Day on April 14, 2012. The
speaker is Carol from Metairie. There is an announcement on the Click on “Inside the WSO” on the left side of the screen.
Click “Board of Trustees” link toward middle of page.
Alternate Chair: Sara F. reported there was some mix up with
the meeting rooms. She apologized and says AA didn’t let her Click “Letters” from chairperson, again toward the middle of the
know they changed the rooms. She shared appreciation for every- page.
one being flexible and working with that situation and getting to
the meetings. ADDENDUM:
Sara says $195 was raised at the Silent auction. The Spirit Stick Address for the Al-Anon Convention:
went to District 10 with 13 people in attendance. There were 60 LA AFG Convention
registered attendees. She announced there was someone here for PO Box 2074
District 2 and District 16. Lafayette LA 70502
GROUP TREASURER: don’t forget your regular contribution to Area Assembly. Please send the coupon
below with your group contribution.
LOUISIANA AREA ASSEMBLY DONATIONS
Donations to be submitted to:
[Contact your GR or
DR for address
Do NOT put treasurer on the envelope.
Group Name Amount $
WSO # District #
Make checks payable to Louisiana AFG, do not send cash.
LOUISIANA AL-ANON AREA ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE Holiday Inn South Baton Rouge
May 19 and 20, 2012
TIME EVENT WHO ATTENDS LOCATION DISTRICT CHAIR
8:30 am Officers Meeting Senior Officers; AA Sierra Clif B.
9:00 am Officers
8:30 am Al-Anon/Alateen Meeting Everyone Sedona 3 District 9 Bill H.
9:00 am Registration - $5.00 Everyone Sedona 3 District 4 Bill S.
1:00 pm Outside Entrance
10:00 am Newcomers Meeting New GRs, Alt.GRs Mesquite Coordinator Jay P.
11:00 am First time Attendees
10:00 am- Area World Service Committee Area Officers Sedona 3 Assembly Clif B.
(AWSC) Meeting Area Coordinators Chair.
11:30 am DRs and Alt. DRs
Special Comm. Chair
11:30am Hospitality Room Everyone AA hosts lunch. We will
12:30 pm Be willing to help serve lunch 200 people salts- Dist. 15 host again
And to help clean up Sun morning Lisa H.. Third
sweets-Dist. 5 Assembly
Sara F. in 2012.
12:30 pm Workshop Everyone Sedona 3 Alternate Delegate Sylvia
1:30 pm Break Everyone Break Break Break
1:45 pm Information Forum Everyone Sedona 3 Delegate Sylvia Public
2:45 pm Outreach
2:45 pm Break Everyone Break Break Break
3:00 pm Chairs Action Committee Meetings: Rooms: Districts:
4:15 pm Budget & Finance Coord. Membership Outreach 1-Sedona 3 1- 3, 4, 7, 10, 16
2-Newsletter Coord. 2- Fellowship Communication 2-Sierra 2- 1, 5, 14, 18, 19
3- Public Outreach Coord. 3- Public Outreach 3-Mesquite
3- 2, 8, 9, 15, 17
4-Group Record Coord. 4- Group Services 4-Mesa 2 (This is
a change.) 4- 6, 11, 12, 13
4:20 pm DR Meeting DRs and Sedona 3 front Alt. Chair. Sara F.
4:45 pm Alt. DRs
4:20 pm GR Meeting Forum Coord. and GRs Sedona 3 rear Forum Coordinator Cindy D.
7:30 pm Al-Anon speaker Everyone Sedona 3
8:30 pm AA speaker- none
Directly Night Owl Al-Anon Meeting Everyone Sedona 3 Dist. 6 Charlene
LOUISIANA AL-ANON AREA ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE Holiday Inn South Baton Rouge
May 19 and 20, 2012
8:00am-8:30am Al-Anon/Alateen meeting Everyone Sedona 3 Dist. 14 Lucy H.
8:30am-10:00 am Registration Everyone Sedona 3 Dist. 10 GW
9:00am-12:00 pm LA Area Assembly All Voting GRs Sedona 3 Assembly Clif B.
Business Meeting Everyone Chair.
End of Bus. Mtg. Silent Auction Everyone Sedona 3 Dist. 12 Gail T.
We are in need of an Alateen Coordinator. This person will have
conference calls and will need computer skills. If you are interested,
let Sylvia know.
Upcoming events are listed on the
LOUISIANA AFG website
click on calendar
on the left side of the page
Louisiana Members Page:
Username: memberlaafg; Password: serenity
The WORLD SERVICE OFFICE website is
and the password is your group name followed by afg
LOUISIANA AREA ASSEMBLY ACTION COMMITTEES
FELLOWSHIP GROUP MEMBERSHIP PUBLIC
COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES OUTREACH OUTREACH
*Newsletter Coordinator *Group Records Coordinator *Budget & Finance Coordinator *Public Outreach Coordinator
Literature Coordinator Archives Coordinator Convention Coordinator Asst. Public Outreach Coor.
Forum Coordinator Alateen Coordinator Assembly Alternate Delegate Website Coordinator
Assembly Chair Assembly Treasurer Assembly Alternate Chair Assembly Secretary
District Representatives District Representatives District Representatives District Representatives
Group Representatives Group Representatives Group Representatives Group Representatives
and Group Members from and Group Members from and Group Members from and Group Members from
Districts 1, 5, 14, 18, 19 Districts 6, 11, 12, 13 Districts 3, 4, 7, 10, 16 Districts 2, 8, 9, 15, 17
SIERRA 3 SEDONA 3 MESA 2 (This is a MESQUITE
*These Coordinators serve as Action Committee Chairmen and are responsible for the following:
1) Read Action Committee Reports at the Assembly Business Meeting.
2) Submit a written report to the Newsletter Coordinator in a timely manner.
3)Maintain a summary page of the Action Committee goals and objectives and publish in La Treasure Chest.
ACTION COMMITTEE OBJECTIVES
Fellowship Communications Committee
Encourage the use of Conference Approved Literature (CAL) and the Forum, encourage member response to needs for
new literature, provide guidance on the use of CAL and the Forum in group meetings and all Al-Anon functions.
Group Services Committee
Strengthen connection between the Assembly and existing groups, encourage each group to have a GR attend the Assem-
bly, reach out to newly registered groups to invite participation, keep a mailing list current and record history of the group.
Membership Outreach Committee
Find ways to communicate within the fellowship about Al-Anon and Alateen activities, plan cooperation and information
sharing for Al-Anon and Alateen participation in area conventions and workshops, reach out to members to invite unity
Public Outreach Committee
Carry out our primary purpose through outreach to the public and professional community, help reach the goal that every
person will know that Al-Anon and Alateen are the best source of help for families and friends of alcoholics, make getting
in touch with Al-Anon and Alateen easier in Louisiana.
LOUISIANA AFG AREA ASSEMBLY, INC.
The mission of the Louisiana AFG Area Assembly is to foster participation in service
and interest in the Steps, Traditions and Concepts; to provide opportunities for groups
to associate with other groups; to inform about the activities and services in our
region; and, to maintain representation to and from the World Service Conference.
2012 LOUISIANA AREA ASSEMBLY TENTATIVE DATES
May 19-20 August 18-19 November 24-25