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.
To carry out important business at Intergroup meetings, our bylaws require that 5% of the groups we serve be represented. Currently this means there must be at least 7 voting members. At the February meeting there were only 6 voting members and therefore we were unable to elect a Treasurer who is willing to serve. This should underscore the importance of groups being represented.