2020 A.A. International Convention With Al‑Anon Participation

Hello Al-Anon Members! In light of the current COVID-19 situation, our friends at A.A. have made a difficult decision regarding the 2020 International Convention. We invite you to read their message directly and send them and all those impacted your thoughts and prayers. (Posted  3.28.20)

Sharing from the World Service Office on COVID‑19 (Coronavirus)

The World Service Office (WSO) has received many queries from members regarding how groups, Districts, and Areas should function considering the novel coronavirus COVID‑19. As a clearinghouse of information for the Al‑Anon Family Groups, the WSO has no informed guidance to offer on health matters. As in every challenging situation though, our experience, strength, and hope encourage us to rely on the principles found in the Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service to guide us. In this situation particularly, we recognize the wisdom expressed in Tradition Two which urges the WSO, Areas, Districts, and groups to rely upon “one authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.”Read more. (Posted 3.18.20)

Visiting the World Service Office

As of today, we have discontinued the Thursday evening Al‑Anon and Alateen meetings that occur in our building and WSO Tours to avoid introduction of COVID‑19 into our office environment until further notice. (Posted 3.18.20)

2020 World Service Conference

After thoughtful and spiritual consideration as to the benefits and cautions of options including cancellation, partial cancellation, full virtualization, and combined virtual and face-to-face options; the Board decided to conduct an abbreviated virtual Conference-pertaining only to critical Board matters-the week of April 20, 2020 prior to the Annual Board Meeting and conduct the majority of agenda items via AFG Connects or postpone them to the 2021 WSC. (Posted 3.31.20)