GENERAL Secretary script PA-A meetings

(are you a new secretary? Do you want to know how to run the zoom room and help keep the meetings safe, please click this link to watch the powerpoint)

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. A special request to everyone attending meetings. If could please keep your monitors on when possible to help create a culture of safety and consistency for community members.

PA-A is volunteer run organization for parents, grandparents, children, step parents, aunts, uncles and all relatives and family affected by this disease.  To anyone new to the PAA community, PAA sanctioned meetings are listed on the weekly calendar.  Any other meetings you might hear about are not sanctioned or linked to PAA in any way. 

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 THIS LINK TO SEVERAL PDF”S IN THE CHAT PLEASE CLICK ON IT AND READ UP AFTER THE MEETING.(CLICK ON ME:)

YOU WILL FIND THE NEW COMERS BOOKLET, THE NEW COMERS WHATTS APP GROUP LINK AND NEW COMERS AMBASSADORS TELEPHONE ON THE LINK

We now have a community resource page PLEASE CLICK THE LINK IN THE CHAT TO SEE ALL THE DETAILS.

BIRTHDAY ANNOUNCEMENT…..MONTHLY We acknowledge the birthday’s of our children, grandchildren and other alienated people in our life at this meeting. Does anyone have a birthday celebration this month ( be specific January ect)? If so please raise your hand, once called upon please say your child’s name, birthdate & age.

Happy birthday to everyone celebrating. It can be a hard, challenging and triggering time. We as a community are here to support you. Extra meetings, out reach calls and reading of literature are some suggestions for these times.

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. Self promotion, promoting of other groups and non approved literature is not permitted during meeting time.Please let the secretary know in the chat if you are having any issues in the rooms.

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.

PLEASE POST THIS IN THE CHAT

QUALIFYING GUIDELINES…….1-PLEASE SAY YOUR NAME. 2-HOW MANY CHILDREN/GRAND CHILDREN YOU HAVE. 3-THEIR AGE AND WHAT CONTACT YOU HAVE (NO CONTACT, PARTIAL CONTACT ECT)

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.

We will now have a sponsorship announcement. (call on someone to share for 20-30 seconds on what sponsorship means to them.) If you want to find out more about sponsorship & sponsorship pods Please click on the link in the chat to learn more.

New meetings will be posted on the website and links emailed on Wednesday with any other PA-A related announcements. The link to the meeting schedule is in the in the chat. It automatically updates to your time zone.

READ Literature announcements…… We use Paths to Recovery as our primary literature. It is Al-Anon 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 Al-Anon.org. Please click the link in the chat to find out more.

Tradition announcement and post at meetings:

It is now time for the 7th Tradition, which states that every PAA group is self-supporting, declining outside contributions. To preserve the autonomy of the meeting, a $2-$5 donation is suggested. Extra funds will be donated to Al-Anon family groups until such a time that PAA has its own group and world services. All meetings will remain free and accessible to everyone, donations are only suggested. Our Venmo address (for US contributions) will be posted in the chat, for non-US members, Paypal can be used.

 Please post in the chat: 

Venmo 

https://venmo.com/u/Jennifer-Staton-11

PayPal:

https://www.paypal.com/donate?campaign_id=5WWVYLCYTHFA2

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…………….

 LINKS/PDF’S to post in the chat

1-new comers booklet https://parentalalienationanonymous.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/PA-A-Newcomer-Booklet.pdf NEWCOMERS AMBASSADORS (ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT the MEETINGS) –JEN K  831-428-3498 (PST)STEPHEN C  281-799-8967(CST) NEWCOMERS WHATSAPP GROUP  https://chat.whatsapp.com/GxtXjB5EyjN9kgPMHhspqb

2- Community resource page, please share any additional resources you have. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Y8BqzuBusIc5ld0s5I3EtJ5E7oKh4yYbOlcZ0UotLIw/edit?usp=sharing Send additional resources to Paaresourcelist@gmail.com

3-what is sponsorship pdf…… https://parentalalienationanonymous.com/what-is-a-sponsor/ If you would like to find out about our sponsorship pods, volunteer to be a sponsor OR get a list of sponsors available please email the sponsorship committee at-    paasponsorship12@gmail.com

4-PA-A literature linkshttps://parentalalienationanonymous.com/pa-a-literature/

5-link to…meeting schedule https://teamup.com/ksjv9w88h637cxorbu

6-what is a group conscience https://parentalalienationanonymous.com/pa-a-group-conscience/

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