Secretary’s Corner Al-Anon of Southeastern WI Beginners Meetings Al-Anon Service Center Announcements

Updated: October 11, 2014
Secretary’s Corner
Al-Anon of Southeastern WI
Beginners Meetings
Beginner’s meetings are recommended for
newcomers. There are a series of 6 meetings to help
explain the Al-Anon program. There are 4 locations:
Al-Anon Service Center Announcements
and Service Opportunities
Al-Anon Service Center Needs Your Help
Contact the Al-Anon Service Center at 414-257-2415 or
e-mail [email protected] for additional information.
Sunday – 5:00 pm
Alano Club
630 56th Street
Kenosha, WI
Sunday – 6:00 pm
Galilee Lutheran Church
N24 W26430 Crestview Dr.
Pewaukee, WI
Al-Anon meeting follows at 7:00 pm
Service Center needs a new office chair for the
volunteer desk. Please ask your groups to
request a new or gently used office chair for the
Service Center. The one we have now is
upholstered with adjustable seat, back and arms.
Service Center is in need of grocery size
plastic bags. Thank you for your help.
Service Center Volunteer is needed on the 3rd
Saturday (9-Noon - must be trained) of every
month. Please consider volunteering. Training
Monday – 7:30 pm (Except Holidays*)
Summit Place – Conference Room 2135
6737 W. Washington St.
West Allis WI 53214
Wednesday – 8:00 pm
The Grove Club
1037 Grove Avenue
Racine, WI
will be provided for new volunteers. One year of
Al-Anon attendance is required. If there is no
volunteer on Saturdays, the Service Center is
closed. Open dates include:
o October 18
There are also Service Center volunteers
vacancies for weekday slots (10-1 and 1-4). Refer
to the Volunteer page on the website. Calendars
are posted 2-3 months ahead.
Hotline volunteers to take calls at their home.
Other Al-Anon Websites (SE WI) (Area 61) (WSO) (WSO Members)
(Online Meeting Information)
(Al-Anon Podcasts)
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General Announcements and Service
Thursday Night Al-Anon 12 Steppers New
Location October 9th!!!
We are moving to a new location. Same day and time
(Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM). Same great people.
Same great recovery. NEW building. Come join us. We
continue to have regular open speaker meetings the first
Thursday of each month. Childcare is always available.
When: Begins Thursday, October 9, 2014
Where: St. John’s Lutheran Church
20275 Davidson Rd, Brookfield, WI 53045
SE Corner of Davidson Rd and Barker Rd just South
of I-94
New E-book: Having Had a Spiritual
Having Had A Spiritual Awakening New from Al
Anon: Our first e-book! Having Had a Spiritual
Awakening . . . This beautiful book features member
sharings, photographs, and artwork from around
the globe, reflecting the diversity of Al Anon
members' spiritual experiences. No longer in print,
Having Had a Spiritual Awakening… is now available
exclusively as an e-book. 190 pages. Available
through your electronic book provider. Having Had
a Spiritual Awakening . . .e-book (eB-25)
New Literature: Reaching for Personal
Public Outreach Opportunities
Here are some featured Public Outreach efforts in the
Waukesha area. Feel free to contact the coordinator
for more information or to get involved. When we get
busy in service, we get better!
Sunday – 6:00 pm
Galilee Lutheran Church
N24 W26430 Crestview Dr.
Pewaukee, WI
Contact Kathy R. [Coordinator]
262-367-7606 or [email protected]
3rd Saturday of each month – 9:00 am
Rogers Memorial Hospital
34700 Valley Rd.
Oconomowoc, WI
Contact Sarah Nielsen [Coordinator]
262-821-0140 or [email protected]
Every other Saturday of each month – 11:30 am
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
1200 Dewey Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Contact Denise M. [Coordinator]
414-235-5333 or [email protected]
A workbook for using Al-Anon’s
Twelve Steps, Traditions, and
Concepts of Service in one’s
personal life, it provides
insightful examples from
members and thoughtprovoking questions.
Price: $15
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Upcoming Open Al-Anon Meetings
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Al-Anon Open Meeting with AA Participation
Sponsored by Wales Hope & Serenity
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
470 North Oak Crest Drive
Wales, WI
Al-Anon Speaker: Mark W.
AA Speaker: Rick S.
Friday, October 17, 2014 - Sunday, October 19, 2014
3pm Friday
AA Open Meeting with Al-Anon Participation
Wyalusing State Park
13081 State Park lane
Bagley, WI 53081
See flyer for details.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
5:30 PM- 8:15 PM
Al-Anon Open Meeting
Sponsored by Pewaukee Serenity
Galilee Lutheran Church
N24W26430 Crestview Dr.
5:30 Potluck - Bring your favorite dish to pass!
6:45-Skit - A Resentment and a Coffee Pot
7:00-8:15 Meeting opens with the Pewaukee Serenity
founders: Shelly E (via letter), Laura K, Lynn Z and Jill O
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
New Meeting Starts
LGBT Community Center
1110 N Market St #2
Milwaukee, WI 53202
New Meeting starting Nov 5th!
Meeting focus: young people in Al-anon recovery but
all are welcome-Open to the young or the young at
Thursday, November 6, 2014
6:30 PM
Al-Anon Open Meeting with AA Participation
Sponsored by Hartland How It Works
Church of the Resurrection
W287 N3700 North Shore Drive
Pewaukee, WI
AL-Anon Speaker: Mary Jo N.
AA Speaker: Mike I.
6:30 PM Refreshments and fellowship
7:00 PM Speakers
Come and hear how and why the meeting started.
There may be time to share your memories of the
Beginner's meeting starts at 6pm.
Friday, November 7, 2014
5:30 PM
5th Annual Al-Anon AFG Open Meeting with AA
“Participation is the key to harmony”
St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
216 East Chandler Blvd.
Burlington, WI
Al-Anon, Alateen and AA Speakers
5:30 PM Doors Open
Potluck – main dish being provided. Please bring a
dish to pass (optional)
7:00 PM Speakers
Saturday, November 1, 2014
6pm doors open
7pm speakers
Al-Anon Open Meeting with AA Participation
Sponsored by Thursday Afternoon Discussion
Gloria Dei Church
W180N8085 Town Hall Road
Menomonee Falls
Al-Anon Speaker: Crysta J and Stacy M
AA Speaker : Reese K and Dave M
Saturday, November 8, 2014
8:30am - 3:30pm
Al-Anon Open Meeting with AA Participation
Alano Club
630 56th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140
3 panels, Al-Anon and AA Speakers
Al-Anon Speaker: TBA
AA: Speaker: TBA
Potluck - bring a dish to pass or raffle prize.
Literature available for purchase
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Saturday, November 8, 2014
10:00am - 1:00pm
Writing Workshop
Al-Anon Service Center
6737 W. Washington Street
West Allis, WI
Writing and potluck.
Bring a dish to pass if you are able.
If you cannot attend the workshop, feel free to write
an essay and give it to your GR.
Event facilitated by Area 61.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
12:30 PM
Al-Anon Open Meeting with AA Participation
Sponsored by Thursday Afternoon Discussion Group
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (rear entrance)
W180 N7863 Town Hall Road
Menomonee Falls, WI
Bring a dish to pass
Al-Anon Speaker: Todd D., Waukesha
AA Speaker: Jim B., Brookfield
Friday – Sunday January 16-18, 2015
Annual We Are Not Saints Conference
AA Conference with Al-Anon Participation
Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore
5300 W. Touhy Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
Saturday, January 17, 2015
8:30AM - 3:00PM
Al-Anon Open Meeting
Church of the Covenant
40 Ohio St.
Racine, WI 53406
Speaker, Panels, Potluck, Games, Raffles, Fun, Friends
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Open AA Events / Meetings
As stated in our Traditions, Al-Anon cooperates with
AA and guides us to encourage and understand our
alcoholic relatives. We can do this by attending open
meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous with the purpose
to learn more about the disease of alcoholism.
For more info on open AA meetings go to
Have an Event to Post?
Any additions to this newsletter are welcome. Please e-mail
the webmaster for the SE WI Al-Anon website at:
[email protected]
From the Al-Anon Service Board
I Don’t Give a Buck….I give more!
When I started attending Al-Anon meetings over 8
years ago I was instructed to bring a dollar for a
donation. I was amazed that the membership fee was
so reasonable. Shortly after that there was a “Break
the Buck” campaign asking members to give more
than $1.00. I took it to heart.
Al-Anon has given me so much. A healthy and happy
family, great working relationships, wonderful friends
and buddies in the program, and a higher power of my
understanding that supports me through every
moment of my day. Without Al-Anon my life would be
drastically different. I came in stressed and so busy
worrying about everyone else’s issues that I had no
time for myself. Had I decided to seek professional
help rather than Al-Anon I’m quite certain the cost of
treatment would be substantially over $1.00 per
session and I don’t know that I would feel as happy
and as content as I am today.
I started adding an extra dollar in the basket every year
of my recovery up until I reached $5.00. I have buddy
who donates the equivalent of a gallon of gas. I feel
financially able to give $5.00 per meeting and I still feel
that is a bargain. I have had the opportunity to serve
as the Treasurer for the Service Center to see how
those $1.00, $2.00 and $5.00 donations add up to
support the expenses that keep our Service Center
open to support our newcomers and our literature
We all need to do what is right for us but I encourage
you to join me in saying “I don’t give a buck…I give
Judy T - Service Board Treasurer
**Please consider volunteering – new Service
Board Members are still needed!!
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