"An Al-Anon Information Service (AIS), also known as an Intergroup, is a local service established and maintained by one or more districts or by groups located close enough to one another for easy access and communication."*
Each of the 500+ Al-Anon groups in the Greater Los Angeles area may elect one member to serve a one year term as the group's representative to the Los Angeles Intergroup. Each representative is called an Information Service Representative (ISR). The requirements to be an ISR are that their Al-Anon group must be currently registered and they are not a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
The Los Angeles Intergroup is the voting body of the Nonprofit Organization (NPO) whose legal name is Al-Anon Family Groups of Greater Los Angeles, Inc. Think of our NPO as a corporation, whose stakeholders are the groups. Our NPO is responsive to the needs and desires of its stakeholders through the voting body of ISRs.
The objectives of our NPO are outlined in our By-Laws. A copy of our By-Laws is provided to each ISR at their first Intergroup meeting, and is available to anyone for download from this website.
In accordance with the objectives in our By-Laws we maintain a storefront/office and Literature Distribution Center (LDC) with paid employees and non-paid volunteers who support our member groups. The office is completely supported by group contributions and by profits from the sale of Conference Approved Literature (CAL). The office also:
* Reprinted by permission from the 2018-2021 Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual page 66. ©Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. Copyright 1992
The Los Angeles Intergroup meets the 3rd Friday of odd numbered months. .
Intergroup Meetings are open to any member of Al-Anon wishing to attend. However only ISRs and Alternate ISRs may introduce or second motions or vote.
Intergroup meetins are now hybrid and are held in-person at the:
First United Methodist Church
134 N. Kenwood St. Room 151
Glendale CA, 91206
and simultaneously on ZOOM at:
Meeting ID: 859 7372 6087
Meeting Time 8PM - 9:30PM
*New Intergroup Reps meet at 7:30 PM for an orientation prior to the full Intergroup Meeting.
New Intergroup Reps should register prior to the meeting.
The Service Council is responsible for the Service aspects to the Intergroup. It has committees dedicated to acquiring and dispensing information to the more than 500 Al-Anon groups in Greater Los Angeles. One example of a Service Council Committee is the Al-Anoncer Committee which prepares, publishes, and distributes the Al-Anoncer newsletter. Other Committes work with Southern California World Service Committes to support Al-Anon activities such as Alateen, Institutions, and Publicity. There is also a Committee to raise funds in support of our AISLA Office and Store.
The Service Council reports on the status of its responsibilities at each regular meeting of the Intergroup.
Members of the Service Council, including its Chairperson are chosen by the Intergroup in elections held each November. Council members, except the Chairperson, serve 2 year terms. The Chairperson may serve only a single one year term. At the conclusion of the Chair's term he or she becomes the Immediate Past Chair who has a voice but no vote at Service Council meetings.
To be on the Council, members must have at least one year of service as an ISR. To become a Chairperson requires at least one year of service as a Council member.
The Service Council meets on the 4th Saturday of even number months, except in December when the Council selects a specific date. For meeting dates click here.
All Service Council Meetings are open to any member of Al-Anon wishing to attend, however seating is limited.
Service Council Meetings are held online during the COVID pandemic. Meeting info will be emailed to each Council member prior to the meeting.
The Board of Directors is the governing entity of The Al-Anon Family Groups of Southern California, Inc. (Los Angeles Intergroup). It is similar to that of a commercial company. It oversees the day to day operations of the AISLA Office and Store. It reports on the status of its responsibilities at each regular meeting of the Intergroup.
Members of the Board of Directors are chosen by the Intergroup in elections held each November. Board members serve 3 year terms.
To be on the Board of Directors, members must have at one year of service as the Chairperson of the Service Council.
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