Convention Volunteer Opportunities and Raffle Basket Information: 

Skye on Program needs volunteers for the meetings.  We need Timekeepers, Room Setup, and Chairpersons.  Please contact Skye at Skye12N12@gmail.com to get started.

Tania on Raffle has important information about raffle changes:  Only FIFTEEN REGISTERED BASKETS will be raffled off at convention. Basket registrations are first come, first serve.  When emailing your intent to register, include the basket’s title/theme, group name, district number, and a brief list of contents. Remember to align the basket with our AFG program principles. You’ll receive an email reply accepting or politely declining your basket.  Contact us by email at convention@alanonma.org to get started.

If you have any skills that may be helpful to our committee, please e-mail Don R, Convention Chair, at convention@alanonma.org. 

Excerpts from the Pamphlet “Joy of Service”:

Your fears will diminish, you will reap the benefits of giving to others, and you will learn that by placing our common welfare first, you will receive much more than you give. You will also receive self-confidence, self-esteem, a greater understanding of how to apply Al-Anon’s  spiritual principles and have fun times and fellowship. Service gives us more information about worldwide Al-Anon and opportunities for other service experiences of JOY. Looking to kickstart your recovery? Service is the answer.

There are many ways to get involved in MA Al-Anon and Alateen on the group, district, and Area level regardless of the amount of time you have available. Together we make MA Al-Anon and Alateen work- Submit a service opportunity. Here is a list of short and longer term service opportunities that you might find interesting.

 Join the Bequest Work Group: This work group will review membership proposals for using bequest money, and present them to the Area and Assembly for approval. Are you a current or former Delegate, DR, GR or active member at large? Consider becoming part of the process to enhance Al-anon in Massachusetts in so many different ways! Please contact us at bequest@alanonma.org for more information on how to become a part of the Work Group. 

The Website Committee is looking for help in listing Calendar events. The Outreach, Ways & Means and Convention Committees each have opportunities for members to give back some of what our program has given to you.

Join a Committee:  Are you looking for an opportunity to say thank you to Al-Anon for your gift of Serenity? Try joining one of the many Service Committees that are working to spread the message of Al-Anon. Many of them meet online which makes it easy to join in and participate. The following Committee Coordinators:

 convention@alanonma.org 

 waysmeans@alanonma.org;

outreach@alanonma.org;

mac@alanonma.org;

alateen@alanonma.org

can be contacted by reaching out to the coordinators. Contact information is listed in the monthly bulletin as well.

Service Rotation Discussion reprinted from the Forum

Area Coordinators: Our Area Chair is looking to fill these positions. If you have interest and feel you qualify please contact our Area Chair at chair@alanonma.org or read Area 25 Job Descriptions. Thought for the Day page 101 in Hope For Today-God doesn’t call the qualified. God qualifies those who are called. Am I listening? 

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