Two members of the ICC, one Trustee, and one WSO Staff member had the opportunity to participate in the European Zonal Meeting (EZM) September 3‑5, 2021. The event, which was hosted by the German General Service Office (GSO), was held via Zoom. There were 18 GSOs participating and 28 members in attendance.
Some of the topics discussed at the EZM were Alateen, possibilities of the 2023 EZM being hybrid, incorporating groups meeting electronically into the structures, and Public Outreach. These topics might sound similar to topics discussed in your Area!
A personal highlight from one of the ICC members who attended the EZM— “We are all Al‑Anon members doing the best we can in difficult situations, but we all want to make sure that this program is available when anyone, anywhere reaches out for help.”
The ICC is continuing its work planning the 2022 International Al‑Anon General Services Meeting (IAGSM) which is going to be held in London, England October 12‑15, 2022. The theme for the 2022 IAGSM is:
“Connecting Hearts and Minds Around the World”
Now for some really exciting news! The ICC reviewed a request from the structure in Russia to become a GSO. The ICC recommended to the Board, and the Board unanimously passed a motion, to approve Russia’s request to register a General Service Office on a three‑year trial basis.
For more information on Al‑Anon outside of the World Service Conference Structure, go to: https://staging.al-anon.org/for-members/international/