GENERAL Secretary script PA-A meetings

Hi my name is ……………… and I am your PA-A secretary. (please qualify) My name is……. And I am an alienated……….. I have……kids and please identify what contact you have.

I would like to thank ……………our leader.

PA-A is volunteer run organization for parents, grandparents, children, step parents, aunts, uncles and all relatives and family affected by this disease.

A special welcome to the new comers. It takes dedication and bravery to show up to a new meeting. We welcome you and invite you to stay awhile. Listening to others experiences can be somewhat scary at first, it takes a bit to hear the message of recovery & hope. It usually takes 5-6 meetings to adjust to new meetings and formats. It has been a slow process for all of us. I AM PUTTING A LINK/PDF OF A NEW COMERS BOOKLET WITH SOME USFUL INFORMATION FOR AFTER THE 1ST MEETING IN THE CHAT ..

Please let me know in the chat or via email if you would like to volunteer and or be of service. Volunteering is a great way to integrate yourself into the group. ASK FOR A SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT, PICK A member that has a service position & ASK THEM TO share about their experience in service…..LIMIT IT TO 20-30 SECONDS.

Meeting time is for sharing your own experience, strength and hope, if you have any questions please wait until after the meeting is complete, the zoom link will be kept open for questions and fellowship for approximately 10 minutes.

We have a phone list at this meeting. It is very useful to connect with folks for support or just to say hi in between meetings. please message me in the chat if you want to be added.

Is there anyone new to this meeting? We ask you this not to embarrass you but to get to know you. Please say your 1st name, IF YOU ARE AN ALIENATED PARENT, GRAND PARENT, RELATIVE OR FRIEND.

Qualifying Example. My name is……. And I am an alienated……….. I have……kids and please identify what contact you have. PLEASE KEEP YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THESE 3 ITEMS YOU WILL HAVE TIME LATER IN THE MEETING FOR A MORE COMPLETE SHARE.

New meetings will be posted on the website and links emailed on Wednesday with any other PA-A related announcements.

READ Literature announcements…… We use Paths to Recovery as our primary literature. It is allanon literature that we adapt for PA-A. Courage to change is also used, it is a daily reflection that we read, write and meditate on daily. They can be ordered online through any book source or directly from (POST A LINK DURING THE MEETING)

Secretary makes weekly announcements (CLICK FOR WEEKLY LINK).Are there any other PA-A announcement’s? Please keep your announcement brief, no more than 30 seconds to allow a maximum amount of time for the group recovery.

It takes a lot of courage to show up for meetings, we welcome you and applaud you for taking this step to take care of yourself.

I will now turn the meeting back over to our leader…………….


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