Publishing A Public Outreach Opportunity

Guidelines for Publishing A Public Outreach Opportunity

Safety and Anonymity- The Eleventh Tradition states that members should “…always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, film, and TV.” The Internet is considered a form of media, just as TV, radio, and films are, and members should not be identified by full name or pictured on the Web. Never post full names and/or addresses. Be sure you have permission from a member before posting a contact phone number, or first name. Full names should not be used as email addresses in publications or on Web sites.
From Al-Anon Guidelines for Al-Anon Web Sites (G-40)

Affiliation – In keeping with Traditions Three and Six, carefully consider what could be interpreted as affiliation with and/or endorsement of outside entities. Publicize Al-Anon events or A.A. events with Al-Anon participation, per your district, AIS, or Area guidelines. Avoid the mention of outside events, functions, and retreats (even those geared primarily toward families and friends of alcoholics), including links to outside Websites, unless announcing them as public outreach service opportunities (e.g., participating at an Al-Anon booth at a health fair).
From Al-Anon Guidelines for Newsletter Editors (G-21)


Submitting an event to the Website

Spread the word about your Public Outreach Project!  Whether you are looking for members to participate in the project or just want to share what you are doing, posting the project is EASY!!

Just provide information about what you are doing as well as where and when it takes place. Include contact information if you are asking for volunteers or for answering any questions members might have about the event.  Also, include a flyer if you have one.

The information will be checked for consistency with the above Guidelines before being posted on the Public Outreach Opportunities Calendar. 

Click here to submit an event directly to the Area Public Outreach Coordinator and the Alternate Web Coordinator. Please attach a flyer if you have one.