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Public Outreach

Public Outreach Conference Call

May 11, 2017 7PM

Who: all public outreach ambassadors and interested Al-Anon members. Please see the flyer for more information.


What is Public Outreach? Step 12 - Carrying the Message to Others
Who is responsible for Public Outreach? Every member of Al-Anon carries the Message

"Carrying the message is essential to attracting new members. Our Twelfth Step suggests that members carry the message of recovery to others and make Al-Anon known in their communities….. There is no replacement for individual Al-Anon members carrying the spiritual message of recovery within their communities in ways that media cannot."

Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual p. 110


Why do I serve? Gratitude for all I’ve been given, Personal Growth, Individual Integrity

Al-Anon Declaration: Let It Begin with Me

When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen always be there, and Let It Begin with Me.

What is our Primary Purpose? Tradition 5 – Welcoming and Giving Comfort to Families of Alcoholics

"Al-Anon must continue to grow if it is going to fulfill its primary purpose of reaching millions who need Al-Anon’s help but who are not yet aware of the existence of our fellowship."

Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual p. 109


How do we fulfill our Purpose? Maintaining Al-Anon Principles, Sharing our Experience, Strength and Hope, Tradition 11 - Attraction and Cooperation – not promotion or affiliation.

"Al-Anon is attracting when it tells people why we are, what we are, what we do and how; we let them know that we are available if and when help is needed."

Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual p. 109


There are many exciting opportunities – big and small – in our Area to carry the Message of Hope and Recovery that is Al-Anon. By leaving literature in public places, sharing your personal story of recovery, manning a booth for an hour at a local event, you too can be a part of ensuring Al-Anon is available to comfort families of alcoholics now and in the future.

Send me an email with your name and contact information at


Love in Service and Gratitude in Action,
Utah Area Public Outreach Coordinator