When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen always be there, and Let it Begin With Me.
Al-Anon and Alateen are for people who have been affected by someone else's drinking. Alateen is for our younger members, aged 7-19, only. We do, however, have 2 certified adults (called Alateen sponsors) in the room in each Alateen meeting. Please click here for a full description of how our program works.
District 19 (Rappahannock District) encompasses Fredericksburg, VA and its surrounding counties. We have a meeting available at least once every day. If you would like to find a meeting, please use the Find A Meeting option on the menu above. We are here to help you. If you would like more information before going to a meeting please feel free to contact ANY of our District Officers and they will be glad to help.
Our District's Fall Workshop --- 09/03/2014
Located at Salem Baptist Church on Plank Road in Fredericksburg, VA
Our District (the Rappahannock District) is hosting a fall workshop on October 4, 2014. There is a requested donation of $5/person. The theme for our workshop is Recovery in Action. The NoVA Service Center will have a table at the workshop where you can buy literature on the spot. Groups are requested to bring their September literature orders to the workshop for direct purchase from the Service Center. If you do so, please note that you will have to pay sales tax of 5.30%.
The workshop starts at 9:30 am and goes until 3:30 pm. There will be morning coffee and water provided. It is a brown bag lunch. Please bring your own lunch, or there are also several wonderful restaurants in the immediate area. There will be a door prize, and the Alateens will have a bake sale which helps them go to conferences twice a year. You can find the flier for thw workshop here.
UPDATED: Meeting Change: Wednesday July 30, 2014 --- 07/24/2014 (Update 07/27/2014)
The meeting Wednesday July 30, 2014 at 7pm, which is normally held at Peace United Methodist Church (Over the Rainbow Group & ADIDAS Alateen) will be held upstairs from the Wegmans Cafe in the Central Park area instead. The church is closed that evening. Both the Al-Anon and Alateen meetings will be held at Wegmans that evening. Following meetings will still be held at Peace United. Thank you!
CANCELLED: Friday, July 4, 2014 --- 06/27/2014
The meeting on Friday July 4, 2014 at 7pm is cancelled due to the holiday. We hope to see you on July 11 for the next weekly meeting.
Send Your Share to the WSO --- 05/22/2014
You can submit a share to the World Service Office for publication in The Forum, Alateen Talk, Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism , and more. To do so, please follow the directions located here
Newsletter Submissions -- 05/06/2014
We still need submissions for the monthly district newsletter. This month's topic is "Why I Keep Coming Back", and you may submit a share of approximately one paragraph here . You may also submit a more personal share relating to your experience in Al-Anon/Alateen here .
Alateen Bakesale - Wed, May 14 -- 04/29/2014
From 6-7pm, before the beginning of the Regular Wed meeting, the Alateens will have a bake sale fundraiser. The fundraiser is to help the teen go to the two VA conferences this year (Mid-Eastern Alateen Conference [MEAC] and Eastern Seaboard Alateen Conference [ESAC]). If you would like to help, you can:
- Donate a baked good to the bake sale table, by 5:30 pm, or contact one of our Alateen Coordinators or Diane B with other arrangements.
- Buy a baked good!
Meeting Cancellation - Fri, May 23 -- 04/24/2014
If you attend the Friday night New Beginnings Al-Anon Meeting, or the Friday night open AA Speaker Meeting, at Trinity Episcopal Church please note there will be no meeting on Friday, May 23, 2014. The church requires the use of the meeting space during our normal meeting time. Thank you!
District Events - Time Changes -- 03/12/2014
Please note: the Rappahannock District's Annual Alateen Picnic has changed time to 12pm - 4pm with food beginning at 1pm. The location and other details remain the same.
Please note: the Rappahannock District's Bi-annual "Spring Into Recovery" Pot Luck Dinner has changed time to 5:30pm - 8:30pm. The location and other details remain the same. If you wish to help set-up please arrive between 4:30 - 4:45.
Monday 8pm, College Heights - Group Conscience -- 03/12/2014
Monday night group @ 8pm, College Heights is having a group conscience on Monday March 24 about group finances. If you ever attend this meeting please consider attending and having your voice heard during the group conscience.
A group conscience is the process during which a group addresses concerns within the group. Every member has an equal voice and each attending member has one vote. All decisions are attempted to be reached by unanimity whenver possible, and by majority when not possible. At the end of the group conscience what is decided by the group is the action that will be performed. Sometimes, this also means taking no action.