Al-Anon Bulletin, June, 2017

Thought for the Month

Tradition Six ~ Our Al-Anon Family Groups ought never endorse, finance or lend our name to any outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary spiritual aim.  Although a separate entity, we should always cooperate with Alcoholics Anonymous.


“ I am grateful to AA for the principals of this program, but I also realize that our separateness is our mutual strength.”  From Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions ( B-8) copyright 1981, 2005  by AFG Headquarters.

Reprinted by permission of AFG Headquarters, Inc.


Upcoming Events     Be sure to mark your calendars and support Al-Anon!


June 16   Hubbard Friday Night  45th  Anniversary

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Pizza and Sundae Bar at 7.  Bring a snack or dessert to share

Double Lead at 8

First Presbyterian Church,  22 Westview Ave., Hubbard, 44425  (handicap accessible)

See attached flyer


June 19  Monday Night  Mineral Ridge AFG  9th Anniversary                                                                                                        Dinner at 6 p.m.    Bring your favorite dish or dessert to share

 Lead at 7

First Presbyterian Church, 3654 State Route 46, Mineral Ridge, OH 44440

See sent flyer



June 21  Niles Wednesday Night  AFG  55th Anniversary                                                                                           Dinner at 7 p.m.    Bring your favorite dish or dessert to share

Double Lead at 8

New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave. SE., Niles, OH 44445

See attached flyer




July 7  Friday   Spirituality of Action in Recovery ( S.O.A.R.) a TEAM event.   (See sent flyer for more info)


What is it??    This is a partnership between Al-Anon Family Groups of Ohio and the World Service Office, which is designed to energize members’ spiritual program into action and expand members’ understanding of our worldwide fellowship.  The day will consist of workshops and talks by WSO members teaming up with members of AFG of Ohio.



July 7 – 9  Ohio Area Convention, Akron – Fairlawn Doubletree 3150 W. Market St, 44333

Pre-Register by June 15th for Convention, Hotel, for discounted costs

For more info about Convention and itinerary, Go to :

Make Hotel reservations directly with the Hotel ( see sent flyer)


Volunteers are needed to work the Ways & Means table.  Also, donated handmade items.

If you would like to volunteer, or any questions, contact:

See sent Flyer for additional info


July 28 -30  Alateen KOMIAC Conference ~~ Terre Haute, Indiana

We would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for all your continuing support of our fundraisers and for your donations.  Even with our fundraisers, we could not do this without your help.  It’s that time of year again when we start to prepare for the Alateen  yearly  conference.


The anticipated cost is $120 per person plus $40 for travel, which is due the middle of June.  Because of your support, we are looking forward to being able to send the teens again.  If you wish to make a contribution toward sending the teens to their conference, any donation would be greatly appreciated!

Please make checks payable to:  Youngstown Area Alateen    

Donations can be mailed to:                                  Youngstown Area Alateen

c/o Tina L.

P.O. Box 95

Washingtonville, OH  44490


Thanks so much – we love you all – lots and lots and whole bunches




·          Districts 4 & 9 are in need of a Public Outreach Coordinator.  For more info contact: Maria C. or Cheryl B.

                or attend the next Districts meeting on July 20, 2017 at 7 pm. at Youngstown Area Inter-Group (Y.A.I.G.)

                 3373 Canfield Rd, Youngstown, OH  44511  

·         Districts meetings are held the 3rd Thursday in January, April, July, and October

·         Group Lead Lists can be e-mailed to  ( Carmen I. – Districts Secretary)

·         All Groups, Please fill out Districts 4 & 9 Group Information form and e-mail, mail to designated address on form.


Meeting Change

Sunday Night Boardman AFG,  Westminister  Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Dr., starting time will change to 7 p.m. effective September 1, 2017.


Beginner Meetings  

·         Tuesday Morning AFG at 9 a.m., 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren, OH 44483

·         Steps to Serenity AFG at 6:30 p.m., 636 Pine Lake Rd., Sebring, OH 44672  ( Wednesdays)

·         The 3 Legacies AFG Study Group at 6:45 p.m., 554 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, OH 44509 (Thursdays)


Meeting Topics

Hubbard Friday Night at 8 p.m.

June 02  ~~  That was THEN – This is NOW

June 09  ~~  Beyond the PROBLEMS to the MIRACLES

June 16  ~~  45th Anniversary – Double Lead  (see flyer)

June 23  ~~  Pretending vs. Being true to thyself

June 30  ~~  Step/Tradition Six – Are you ready to be free?



Monday 12:30 Original AFG

June 05  ~~  Step Five

June 12  ~~  Let go

June 19  ~~  Slips

June 26  ~~  Forgiveness



Girard Broadway Al-Anon Group at 8 p.m.  (Tuesday)

June 06  ~~  Concept six

June 13  ~~  Emotions

June 20  ~~  Slogans

June 27  ~~  Double Lead



Kinsman Smalltown Recovery Group is studying the Concepts of Service on the first Tuesday of every month.

Paths to Recovery will be used as reference.    6383 Church St., Kinsman, 44428    Join us!!



More Information and directions for the above meetings can be found in Al-Anon/Alateen Meeting Schedule




Bulletin F.Y.I.

  Send your info to  or    by the 15th of each month.


In keeping with the Traditions, please respect the anonymity of all members:

·         Shred bulletin/ flyers, when no longer needed or dates have expired

·         If forwarding bulletin/flyers to more than one person, use the bcc field


When sending your meeting information or your Anniversary flyers, please be mindful to use your groups’ registered name that can be found in the Meeting Schedule.  Thank You!




Districts 4 and 9 website:


WSO website:


Youngstown Al-Anon Information Services – (330) 270-9441



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Two Day Fall Assembly ~ October 28, 29, 2017


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Why Conference approved Literature for Al-Anon/Alateen?    Read pamphlet P-35