Hi my name is ……………… and I am your PA-A secretary. (please qualify) My name is……. I have been coming to meetings for…….months, I am an alienated……….. I have……kids and please identify what contact you have.
I would like to thank ……………our leader.
For anyone new to the meetings, every meeting has a secretary and a leader. This format is consistent throughout all the meetings. Some meetings will have the secretary acting as a leader as well. All the leaders & secretaries follow a specific script which can be found on the website if you are interested.
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 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.
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.
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 NEWCOMERS BOOKLET, THE NEWCOMERS WHATSAPP GROUP LINK AND NEWCOMERS AMBASSADORS TELEPHONE numbers 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, challanging 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 click on the link in the chat 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 first experience in service…..LIMIT IT TO 20-30 SECONDS.
Meeting time is for sharing your own experience, strength and hope. the zoom link will be kept open for fellowship and any residual questions for approximately 10 minutes after the meeting. 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 or click the link in the chat if you want to be added. A special note to anyone new to the meetings the phone list is a lifeline and a great way to stay supported and connected to the fellowship in between meetings. It is highly suggested to add yourself to the meeting list.
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. How many meetings you have attended.3-HOW MANY CHILDREN/GRAND CHILDREN YOU HAVE. 4-THEIR AGE AND WHAT CONTACT YOU HAVE (NO CONTACT, PARTIAL CONTACT ECT)
Qualifying Example. My name is……. And I am an alienated……….. I have attended…..meetings or this is my 1st meeting. I have……kids and please identify what contact you have. PLEASE KEEP YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THESE 4 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 would like to find out about our sponsorship pods, volunteer to be a sponsor OR get a list of sponsors available please click the announcement link in the chat.
New meetings will be posted on the website and links emailed on Wednesday with any other PA-A related announcements. This is also on the link in the chat.
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. Link in the chat.
The last link on the announcements in the chat is for group conscience. It will let you know about how meetings are run and what kind of say you can have on the meeting level. There is also a sharing guidelines link in the group conscience that is very useful and informative.
Please open these links and spend a couple moments reading through them after the meeting.
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 add to chat
1-new comers booklet https://parentalalienationanonymous.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/PA-A-Newcomer-Booklet.pdf NEWCOMERS AMBASSADORS (ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT MEETINGS) –JEN K 831-428-3498 (PST) –STEPHEN C 281-799-8967(CST) NEWCOMERS WHATSAPP GROUP https://chat.whatsapp.com/GxtXjB5EyjN9kgPMHhspqb
2-We now have a community resource page, please share any additional resources you have. I am putting the link in the chat. 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
4-PA-A literature links. https://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/