End of Year Inventory We started this discussion at the last meeting. The way we handle accounting at this time we do not have to take an end of the year inventory.
Directory updates We started this discussion at the last meeting as well. We need to have a plan for when new groups start up and old groups drop out. We want to make sure Minnesota South Area, Minneapolis Information Services and all others involved are aware of the same information.
Alateen in Schools At the St Paul School Parent Fair to which Intergroup supplied literature, several High Schools were very interested in having Alateen speakers, literature and meetings at school. We need to discuss this issue and see how to start working with the Alateen Sponsors on this. Please bring all suggestions you have on this issue. Sponsors and other Al-Anon and Alateen members interested in Alateen are encouraged to come to the meeting.
Meetings are primarily for Intergroup Representatives (IRs). These are Al-Anon and Alateen members elected by their groups to represent their groups at the monthly meetings. This is a one night a month commitment, with a huge payback to you and your group. Note that an Intergroup Representative fills a different position from a Group Representative (GR) who represents their group at the Area Assembly and District Meetings. One person can fill both positions, but a better arrangement is to have both a GR and IR, with the GR also serving as an Alternate IR and the IR serving as an Alternate GR.
You don’t need to be an IR to attend. Any Al-Anon or Alateen member is welcome to come to the monthly meetings.
We try to keep meetings short and interesting. You will leave each meeting knowing that you have helped Al-Anon’s primary purpose, to help families and friends of alcoholics.