There's a GR meeting tomorrow and one of the topics is how best to get information out via the phone about Al-Anon--it's purpose, a meeting schedule, and a voice. Without going into detail, because the district we're in doesn't have an Al-Anon Information Service (similar to an AA intergroup), we don't have a contact number listed with the World Service Office.
My thoughts are that we need to have an AIS for our district in order for people who need Al-Anon can have a number to call. I was wondering what your experience has been with having an Intergroup (or AIS) for your district. Do you think that it's an essential and needed service? Is your phone contact rotated among individuals? It is unlikely that there will be "office" for the AIS but a post office box is all that's needed, other than a volunteer to take calls if a voice message is left.
Any thoughts that you might have on this would be much appreciated.
Tradition Five--Each Al-Anon Family Group has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps of AA ourselves, by encouraging and understanding our alcoholic relatives, and by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics.
Concept Four--Participation is the key to harmony.