Sunday Open Speaker Meeting

About the Meeting

This open speaker meeting is for members of the public who wish to find out more about Al-Anon. It occurs every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 1000 hrs at the Overbrook Community Centre. The meeting is hosted by one of the Ottawa area Al-Anon groups.

At a speaker meeting, an Al-Anon member shares his/her experience, strength, and hope and tells his/her story about what it was like before finding Al-Anon, how s/he found Al-Anon, and how Al-Anon has helped him/her recover from the impact of someone else’s drinking.

  • Prior to the day of the meeting, it is suggested that the group that is hosting the meeting
    • Select a chairperson.
    • Select a speaker. Ideally, this should be someone who has enough experience in Program to give a talk with the Newcomer in mind. Refer to Al-Anon Speaker Guidelines (G-1) for further guidance.
    • Invite group members to attend in order to assist with reading Steps, Traditions, reading a Newcomer page and reading a Page of the Day.
    • Take a group conscience to determine how you will close the meeting.