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CAL – Item # G-30 – Area Archives

G-30WHAT I LEARNED:  Much like a library’s collection, archives grow continuously & are typically limited by physical space.  This Guideline focuses on the preservation of Al-Anon’s local history, but only from a standpoint of keeping paper items & audio tapes which means we are relying on the Area Archivist (or a designated committee) to determine what to keep & what to eventually throw out (ala Tradition #9).  Well, I don’t like any history being lost (perhaps that’s my own personal issues with letting go), so I would have much rather seen this Guideline put some emphasis on digitizing & improved access/openess of our shared past within the fellowship.   Just saying

**BONUS: WSO Archives’ motto: “Look to the Past to Protect the Future” surrounding the image of Stepping Stones appears on this Guideline & only 1 other piece of literature…  (Hint: see AR-2!)

**DOUBLE BONUS: An electronic version of this guideline can now be downloaded directly from the District 6 website by clicking this link: District 6 Website

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CAL – Item # AR-2 – Al-Anon: Then and Now

AR-2WHAT I LEARNED:  1. Regional Service Seminars (RSS’s) were established in 1979 but I have never heard of these.

2. Apparently between the US & Canada there are 9 regions total & 3 RSS’s per year.  I’m on the hunt to find out more about these & when the next one will be.  If you have any info, please feel free to leave me a reply or comment!

**BONUS: WSO Archives’ motto: “Look to the Past to Protect the Future” surrounding the image of Stepping Stones appears on this pamphlet & only 1 other piece of literature…  (Hint: see G-30!)