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Area Guidance on Face to Face Meetings
The following Questions & Answers (Q&As) were developed after consultation with staff at our World Service Office (WSO) in Virginia Beach, as they are also receiving inquiries from members all over the world about how to “safely open” our FTF meetings.
This Q&A is intended to offer some guidance as our members reason things out with one another, in order to reach an informed group conscience regarding how their group will proceed. They certainly do not address every issue that may come up.
This document is long and detailed because of the many issues relate
to FTF and electronic meetings which we have never had to consider
before. Please make time to read and share it.
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Groups Add e-Meeting information!
WSO created an online temporary Electronic meeting information change form, available during the COVID-19 Pandemic so that your meeting’s information is available on the WSO meeting list. These temporary electronic meetings are set up at the same time and day of the face-to-face meetings. This temporary information will be updated with your Group meeting listing on the WSO meeting search.
See the June Al-Anon-Cer for more details.
WSO Appeal Letter
Fellow members, please see the attached letter from the WSO Treasurer. Each of us needs to get this message out to every single group as well as every single member. Our World Service Office is no different than any other organization feeling the impact of COVID-19 and it needs our help right now. This is a “we” program and this is “our” WSO.
We each need to decide how we can help as individuals and as groups. Do not view this as a problem, but rather a way for each of us to help pay back what this program has given to all of us. If you wish to contribute, please use the 'WSO Donate' button at the bottom of this page.
On behalf of the Area 24 Steering Committee, thank you!
Newcomers Welcome Email
The welcome email shared with the 2020 virtual WSC members can now be received by newcomers to any electronic meeting—whether it be temporary or permanent. We encourage you to share/display this URL with any newcomers to your meetings. The link will prompt the recipient to enter their personal email address for them to receive the welcome email: al-anon.org/welcome
Area 24 Al-Anon Family Group (AFG) of Maryland and DC
Send Area contributions and mail to:
AFG of MD and DC, Inc.
Cheverly, MD 20785
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