• 1935

“Damn Your Old Meetings”

One Sunday, Bill asked me if I was ready to go to the meeting with him. To my astonishment as well as..

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  • 1939

Families of A.A. Begin Gathering

As early as 1939, families and friends of alcoholics attended A.A. (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings with the alcoholic. As families shared with each..

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  • 1951

Stepping Stones

At the close of the A.A. General Service Conference, Lois invited the A.A. Delegates’ wives to lunch at her home, Stepping Stones…

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  • 1951

Letters Sent to 87 Groups

At the close of the A.A. General Service Conference, Lois invited the A.A. Delegates’ wives to lunch at her home, Stepping Stones…She..

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  • 1957

First Alateen Group Registered

The first Alateen group is registered with Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. “Led by the Alateen group in Pasadena, the Alateen members…

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  • 1961

First Trial World Service Conference

The Al-Anon World Service Conference (WSC) was first held on a trial basis in 1961. (The WSC is representative of the Al-Anon…

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  • 1970

Twelve Concepts Of Service

Lois sent a copy of the Twelve Concepts of Service to all Delegates and Conference members, for study and consideration prior to…

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  • 1980

One Millionth ODAT

Lois presented a commemorative one-millionth copy of One Day at a Time in Al-Anon to the Chairman of the Board of A.A….

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  • 1980

First General Services Meeting

On July 7, 1980 (after the A.A. International Convention in New Orleans), Al-Anon reached another milestone. Delegates and observers from 16 General…

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  • 1994

WSC Approved the Purchase of Property

The (World Service) Conference approved the purchase of property for a 15-year trial period, by a vote of 79 in favor and…

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  • 1996

Moved to Virginia Beach

Beginning on May 1, staff members started moving to Virginia Beach. The World Service Office was open and ready for business at…

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  • 2004

WSC Affirmed Board’s Alateen Motion

The 2004 World Service Conference’s primary topic for discussion was the Board of Trustee’s Alateen Motion. The Conference had discussed the Motion…

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  • 2011

Al-Anon’s 60th Anniversary

An Invitation to Celebrate! Join Al-Anon, Alateen, and A.A. members and their guests in Virginia Beach, VA for an Open House and…

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  • 2011

Mortgage Burning

“So here we are, 15 years later, having had a successful (15 year) trial and a motion (number 6) from the (World…

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