Is Your Group Set to Welcome Newcomers in the New Year?
It is not unusual to see new faces in Al-Anon meetings after the holidays have passed, as many individuals who are suffering from the family disease of alcoholism seek comfort and hope in the rooms of Al-Anon. Is your group set to welcome new members in the New Year? Here is some food for thought …
Is your meeting information up to date on the local meeting list, local and Area websites, and at the WSO?
Can newcomers easily find your meeting in the building? Have you considered placing signs in easy-to-spot places to direct people to the meeting room?
Does your group have an ample supply of local meeting lists and Newcomer Packets (K-10) to distribute?
Do you have a member to greet anyone new to the meeting?
Adding specific location instructions on your group record can be helpful as well. You can submit Al-Anon group changes online throughout the year at al-anon.org.