The World Service Office (WSO) electronic newsletter, In The Loop, celebrates its five-year anniversary with over 35,000 subscribers!

The newsletter was originally launched in 2012 as Group eNews and was published in English, French, and Spanish. The monthly email included a mix of timely announcements aimed at keeping Al‑Anon groups informed of the latest WSO news. The groups’ Current Mailing Address (CMA) contacts were automatically subscribed to the newsletter, by virtue of their service position, so they could share it with their groups.

In September 2017, the newsletter was relaunched with a new name and a fresh look. Al‑Anon members had been invited to participate in a contest to rename the newsletter, and the winning entries were: In The Loop (English), Le Messager (French), and En Contacto (Spanish). At the same time, subscription was opened to all members.

Would you like to keep up with the latest news on Al‑Anon events, resources, service, CAL, and more? Subscribe at and stay In The Loop!

The Forum, September 2022

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