Revisions to two policies were approved at the 2017 World Service Conference: “Membership and Group Meetings/Conventions” and “Financial Matters.”
The pages with the revisions to the “Digest of Al‑Anon and Alateen Policies” can be downloaded, printed and trimmed to fit over the existing pages in your current Service Manual. They will be included in the 2018-2020 Al‑Anon/Alateen Service Manual (P-24/27).
The “Financial Matters” revision incorporates core spiritual principles that are the foundation of Al‑Anon’s financial practices. It also clarifies how Al-Anon’s principles of giving and receiving reflect a spiritual approach to all financial matters.
The “Membership and Group Meetings/Conventions” section addresses “Conventions” and “Announcements” and also incorporates the core spiritual principles that characterize Al-Anon and/or Alateen events, including criteria by which these conventions, workshops and other events can more easily be recognized and identified as Al‑Anon. The revised text identifies principles in Al-Anon’s Twelve Traditions that distinguish events as Al‑Anon, and those to announce at our meetings.
The entire “World Service Handbook” section was revised to reflect current practices. It, too, can be downloaded, printed and trimmed to fit over the existing pages in the current Service Manual and will be included in the 2018-2021 edition.