District News

WANTED:
The 2022 Area 10 Convention, “Pursuing Our Pioneers Path” needs your help:
The Hospitality Committee is on the lookout for your baked or store-bought Donations:

Non-Perishable Items may be donated prior to convention by giving to your District’s subcommittee Chair for delivery to the Hospitality Committee: Bags of Coffee, Protein Bars (Individually Wrapped), Single Serving bags of Chips, etc.
Perishable Items (Baked Goods – Cookies, Bars, Breads): Mark if Vegan, Gluten Free or containing nuts and place in a disposable container, bag, plastic tray, etc.

-Please bring your donations to convention or send with someone attending-

Also Wanted:
Kind folks to man (or woman) the Registration tables
The Pioneer’s Welcome Wagon is looking forward to welcoming some volunteers to help with 3 different registration locations (pre- registered attendees, cash, and credit card payments) for the following shifts: Friday 3- 5pm, 5-7:30pm; Saturday 7:30am-9:30am, 9:30am-11:30am, 11:30am-2pm and 4- 6pm. Please email Dickie S. Registration Co-Chair at dickiespatz@gmail.com to volunteer and welcome our members!
Thank you for your service!
Questions regarding the 2022 Convention, please email pioneerquestions@outlook.com

Printable flyer to take to meetings   

The World Service Office (WSO) is pleased to announce the release and the YouTube Premiere of the 2021–2022 Al-Anon Public Service Announcements (PSAs). New this year is the Benefits of Al-Anon Recovery PSA.

The YouTube Premiere took place on August 28, 2021 but you can still check out the PSA's.

  • Go to YouTube, either log in to your account or create one
  • Subscribe to the Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. channel, and

Hugs in Service

Diane Binder

Florida South, Area 10

239-849-1182

Our Annual Convention  Notes….

Good day all,
The hotel has set up a dedicated link in order for us to make our hotel reservations for convention.  Please pass this information along via email to our members.  This link will go directly to a page dedicated to our convention with the hotel.  Of course, members can also call the hotel directly to make their reservations.  Just please ask them to mention 2022 AFGFLS Convention to get their special rate and have their reservation included in our room block guarantee.  Also, we’ve updated the registration form with the link.  If you add the registration form to you District’s web page, members should be able to either click the link or copy and paste to go directly to the dedicated reservation page.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  
Here is the link:
Thank you all for your support.
Love and Hugs,
Juliette Lysiak
2022 Pursuiing Our Pioneers’ Path
Area 10 Convention
 

District 159 & LDC Address Change!!!

Both District 159 AFG   and    District 159 LDC 
will now share the following address:
 
6017 Pine Ridge Road #443
Naples, FL 34119
 
 
Cindy S,
District 159, LDC Chair
LDC@NaplesAl-Anon.org
 

District 150 Al-Anon Sponsorship Workshop   Sat. April 23, 2022

Saturday, April 23, 2022

11:00 am to 2:30 pm

St. Hilary’s Episcopal Church

5011 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers

https://naplesal-anon.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/District-150-Sponsorship-copy.pdf

Public Outreach Display

A local recovery event was held this weekend and District 159 displayed Conference Approved Literature (CAL) and local meeting list for the attendees. 

Article Published in the Naples News:

 April 17, 2019

Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a family resource for people who are troubled by someone else's drinking.

We were co-founded in 1951 by Lois W., the wife of Bill W., the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. We have over 25 active meetings in Collier County.

One of our members shared what our program has done for her:

“The normal in my life has changed dramatically since I had the courage to walk into the rooms of Al-Anon," said Julie B. (Al-Anon has a tradition of anonymity).

“There was a time I wondered if the knife-in-my-back feeling would ever go away. Would the time come that I was not walking on eggshells for fear of saying or doing the wrong thing? 

“I wasn't comfortable enough with myself to ask for help. I thought I had to take care of my family on my own and by myself. There seemed to be no other way, so I continued to do the same thing over and over, expecting different results.

“Today I live a life free, free of chaos, free of judgement and free to be me. Al-Anon's Twelve Step Recovery has given me a life I never dreamed was possible. I live one day at a time, finding hope and happiness in every minute of my day." 

To find out whether Al-Anon could help you, call 239-263-5907 or see www.naplesal-anon.org for a meeting schedule and location.

Carole, outreach chair for public information and media, Collier County Al-Anon (Carole's full name withheld in keeping with Al-Anon's respect for anonymity)

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AFG Florida South Area 10 Sunshiner

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NEW Conference Approved Literature (CAL):

Just for Tonight Bookmark (M-81)

Companion piece to Just for Today Bookmark offers thoughtful reflections on Al-Anon principles to help prepare for a peaceful, restful night. 

Order copies today:  https://naplesal-anon.org/order-literature

District 159 chaired the FL South Area 10 “Under the Sea"
Convention Boutique August 3rd-5th 2018.
Thank you to our chairperson and alternate chairperson for their service!
Thank you to all members (from all Districts) that contributed their time
and talents in stocking the boutique with creative Al-Anon related items!

(Click on image to see larger photo)

District 159 was asked to display Al-Anon information and literature
at a local conference for AA & Al-Anon women.
The event was held at the Hilton Naples on June 15-17, 2018.
Thank you to our Literature chairperson for volunteering and spreading
the word of Al-Anon here in District 159!

Letter to the Editor–Naples Daily News

Naples Daily News Dear Abby Article

District 159 Members:  A Dear Abby article appeared in the Naples Daily Newspaper on April 12th, 2018.  Because the column referred the writer to Alateen, WSO has recommended that we send thank you letters to the editor. This will encourage the editor to print more letters that reference Al-Anon, as it is at the discretion of the editor what gets printed. This is a HUGE opportunity for our district to get the word out about our wonderful program!

If you can also mention our local website “NaplesAl-Anon.org" this will spread the word and allow locals to visit our site for meeting locations.

Letters to the editor can be emailed to: letters@naplesnews.com
All letters must include your name, city of residence and contact phone number.
You can request anonymity due to the nature of our program.

Letter to the Editor–Naples Daily News

AFG Florida South Area 10 Sunshiner

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Naples Daily News — Letter to the Editor Article

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AFG Florida South Area 10 Sunshiner

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Naples Daily News — Letter to the Editor Article

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District Meeting Information

If you will be attending the monthly District 159 Meeting and would like to view/download the reports that will be presented, please visit the “Members" section (www.NaplesAl-Anon.org/members).  If you don't have the password and you are the Group Representative, please email Webmaster@NaplesAl-Anon.org.