On behalf of the World Service Office (WSO) we want to thank you for the loving interchange taking place on this community with the practice of Al-Anon principles during this challenging time. We want to share with you that there are numerous websites and apps that are using the Al-Anon name without permission of the WSO and are not in adherence with our policy regarding use of the Al-Anon name online. We ask that when searching for electronic meeting information (i.e. meetings on the phone or online) that you go to the Electronic Meetings page on al-anon.org. We have close to 300 meetings to choose from!
If Al-Anon members choose to temporarily set up electronic meetings please use this as a guideline:
The electronic meeting is to be set up at the same time and day as the face-to-face meeting.
Once it has been determined to meet electronically, share the information with your Area Group Records Coordinator (AGRC), local Al-Anon Information Service or wherever your meeting information is displayed locally online. This way, newcomers will continue to be able to find meetings within their "community." Many local websites have created lists of meetings that have temporarily closed and are posting the electronic information to replace the meeting, if it has been set up.
If possible, try to place a sign at the physical meeting location directing newcomers how to access the meeting electronically.
Remember that this is a temporary status. Once groups are able to meet again, please remind members to close the various conference call lines and online platforms. We hope this information is helpful
Please stay safe and stay connected! Love in service