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We serve Al-Anon members in Northern California Districts 6 - 10.
Our districts serve the following counties: Amador, El Dorado,
Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo.

December Share & Care

Here's the December newsletter --->  2018DecS&C
In this edition, all contributions are from Al-Anon members in Districts 6-10; I didn’t need to rely on The Forum reprints. And Patty wrote a nice thank you to those that stepped up for the members affected by the Camp Fire. Thank you, Patty.    -- Andrea,  Share & Care Editor

Thanksgiving Disaster Plan

Meeting Open on Thanksgiving—7:00-8:30 pm, 4300 Las Cruces Way, Sacramento
A member recently reminded us that we can have a Plan A and Plan B for Thanksgiving, plus a “Disaster Plan."
For example, Plan A might be that everyone shows up on time for Thanksgiving dinner and gets along and we have a great time.
Plan B might be that not everyone shows up on time nor does everyone get along with each other, but we (the Al-Anon members) still eat our pie and have a great time.
The Disaster Plan is that Thanksgiving dinner is a disaster so we go to the Courage to Change Parents Al-Anon Family Group's Thursday meeting, 7:00-8:30 pm, 4300 Las Cruces Way, Sacramento and eat pie and have a wonderful time with our fellow Al-Anon members.
We’re holding a seat for you…just in case you need to use the Disaster Plan.
Editor's note:  Some meetings may be open on Thanksgiving -- don't assume that they are all closed.  Even if a meeting is closed, a few people may show up and you can have an informal meeting at the nearby coffee shop.

Help for Wildfire Victims

As most of you already know communities in and around Paradise have been devastated by wildfires. District 3, which includes Paradise has reached out to us for donations of Al-Anon literature and pamphlets. All of their meeting locations and as well as most of their homes have burned to the ground.

If you or your group have any copies of books or pamphlets that you can donate, please work with your group rep to consolidate your donations.  The AIS Office will be the collection point from Nov 26th- Nov 28th. Later that week one of our members has volunteered to drive our donations to Chico for distribution to members affected by this horrific event. We will then continue to collect donations until Dec 15th at which point remaining donations will be driven or shipped to the affected areas.
In addition, Intergroup has decided to start helping immediately with an allocation of funds in the amount of $450 to be used for literature purchases to members in need. Any monetary donations will be made to purchase additional books, based on their needs.

The AIS Office is located at 5429 Palm Ave., Sac, CA 95841
10am- 3pm M-Th     916 334-2970
The office is closed Thanksgiving week and will start accepting donations on Nov 26th.
Please call ahead of time to verify a volunteer is here to accept donations.

A.I.S. Office / Book Center Hours

            Happy Thanksgiving
             Closed 11/19-11/26
Will reopen for business  Monday,  11/26/18

No Meeting on Thanksgiving Day

Thursday Night Rocklin Reaching Out will NOT have a meeting on Thanksgiving.

A.I.S. Holiday Hours

The A.I.S. Book Center will be closed all of Thanksgiving week, Nov. 18 - 24, and reopen for business on Monday, Nov. 26th. 

Book Center Closed Veterans Day

The A.I.S. Book Center will be closed on Monday Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day.  Thank you to all who have served.