19th Biennial IAGSM Is Kicking Off in Virginia Beach, Virginia

In October 2016, I had only been working at the World Service Office for a month when I boarded a trans-Atlantic flight to Rome, Italy, to attend the 18th Biennial International Al‑Anon General Services Meeting (IAGSM). This week, the 19th Biennial IAGSM will kick off in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It’s been a whirlwind of experiences over the last two years and I can’t believe the time has gone by so quickly.

Planning and implementing the IAGSM is one of the key functions of the International Coordination Committee and we are thrilled to be hosting it this year. At this meeting, Delegates from General Services Offices around the world gather to listen to presentations, share the experience of their Structures, participate in workshops and Big Question discussions, and vote to select a host for the next IAGSM.

A full summary of the IAGSM will be published online in 2019. In that summary, you can read about the presentations, discussions, and reflections of the Delegates who attended. Keep an eye out for the announcement in a future edition of In the Loop!

By Kerri K., Associate Director—International

2018-10-02T15:12:13+00:00September 25, 2018|Categories: Announcements|


  1. Blanca G October 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I would like to Thank’s the International Coordination Committee (IAGSM). “Leading by Example: Structures Supporting Structures”. The guardian of the traditions” which express the principles and attitudes of “Prudence”… The willingness to keep
    Kicking off in Virginia Beach. Thank’s to The Three Legacies that teach me how to be serving… Practicing World Service in TI, EU;
    WE in Al-Anon apply same protocolo, different languages but WE; naturally share LOVE AND COMPASSION. Lois say: “It takes one person to start something, but many others to carry it out” Thank’s to the ICC, Grazie mille, Merci beaucoup, Muchas gracias!!!

  2. Saira October 2018 at 7:04 am

    Waiting for 19th IAGSM Summary

  3. Jennifer W October 2018 at 2:04 am

    I would like to understand how Delegates from outside the US and Canada are part of the international structure.

  4. Leslie V. October 2018 at 3:36 pm

    So grateful for your service at this level!

  5. REVATHY October 2018 at 10:10 am

    Sure I would like to know more about the IAGSM. Please keep me posted

  6. Jane P. October 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Nice article, Kerri K.

  7. Charmaine October 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Thank you

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