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“CAL Chat” is where we talk about our favorite Al-Anon & Alateen literature and how it has improved our lives.

CAL Chat PAT A. - Al-Anon Literature Fan

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“CAL Chat” is where we talk about our favorite Al-Anon & Alateen literature and how it has improved our lives.

    Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 6 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary

    Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 6 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary

    In Part 6 of 6 (of Episode 1 from "CAL Chat - Deep Dive"), Evelyn and I talk about the next “field trip” for the Delegates to the World Service Office in 2023.  To wrap up this episode, she offers some parting words to anyone that isn’t quite sure about standing for service.
    Show-referenced links from Al-Anon's website:
    Al-Anon's mobile app: https://al-anon.org/mobileapp  Archive of all the World Service Conference Summaries: https://al-anon.org/for-members/world-service-conference-wsc/world-service-conference-archive  Additional links mentioned:
    Stepping Stones website:  https://www.steppingstones.org  1961 Timeline:  https://worldhistoryproject.org/1961 
    QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM EVELYN:
    "We are all clueless about something in life, because we are all humans." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES:
    "Courage to Change"  –  Episode 3: part 4 of 4,   Episode 5: part 3 of 4,   Episode 9: part 1 of 4,   Episode 9: part 2 of 4,   Episode 13: part 1 of 11,  &  Episode 13: part 7 of 11  "First Steps - Al-Anon 35 Years of Beginnings"

    OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE: 

    Visit my CAL Chat blog -  www.calchatblog.com 
    YouTube -  www.youtube.com/​@CALChatPodcast 
    Instagram -  www.instagram.com/​CALChatFan1 
    Pinterest -  www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan 
    Twitter -  www.twitter.com/​CALChatFan 
    CAL Chat website -  www.calchatpodcast.com 

    • 14 min
    Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 5 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary

    Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 5 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary

    In Part 5 of 6 (of Episode 1 from "CAL Chat - Deep Dive"), we focus on the Delegates’ “field trip” to Stepping Stones, the home of Al-Anon’s co-founder Lois W.  Evelyn describes how the World Service Office was involved and how it felt to go back to the 2022 World Service Conference the very same day.
    Show-referenced links from the Stepping Stones' website:
    "Homecoming" video:  https://www.steppingstones.org  List of books in Lois and Bill W.'s library:  https://www.steppingstones.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/List_of_Books_at_Stepping_Stones.pdf  QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM EVELYN:
    "It is a museum, but it is a house!" LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES:
    "Lois Remembers" "2022 World Service Conference Summary"

    OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE: 

    Visit my CAL Chat blog -  www.calchatblog.com 
    YouTube -  www.youtube.com/​@CALChatPodcast 
    Instagram -  www.instagram.com/​CALChatFan1 
    Pinterest -  www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan 
    Twitter -  www.twitter.com/​CALChatFan 
    CAL Chat website -  www.calchatpodcast.com 

    • 20 min
    Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 4 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary

    Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 4 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary

    Continuing the discussion about the "1961 World Service Conference Summary" (P-46) in Part 4 of 6 (of Episode 1 from "CAL Chat - Deep Dive"), I explain how I time traveled as research for this particular show.  Evelyn talks about what moved her spiritually and reveals a surprise about the 2022 Conference.
    QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM EVELYN:
    "...the whole Conference is a spiritual meeting!" LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES:
    "The Forum" (magazine)  –  Episode 5: part 4 of 4,   Episode 6: part 1 of 4,   Episode 6: part 2 of 4,   Episode 7: part 4 of 5,   Episode 10: part 2 of 4,   Episode 12: part 4 of 5,  &  Episode 12: part 5 of 5  "First Steps - Al-Anon 35 Years of Beginnings" "Many Voices, One Journey"  –  Episode 10: part 4 of 4,    Episode 11: part 3 of 4,  &  Episode 13: part 4 of 11   "1961 World Service Conference Summary" "2022 World Service Conference Summary"




    OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE: 

    Visit my CAL Chat blog -  www.calchatblog.com 
    YouTube -  www.youtube.com/​@CALChatPodcast 
    Instagram -  www.instagram.com/​CALChatFan1 
    Pinterest -  www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan 
    Twitter -  www.twitter.com/​CALChatFan 
    CAL Chat website -  www.calchatpodcast.com 

    • 14 min
    Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 3 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary

    Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 3 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary

    In Part 3 of 6 (of Episode 1 from "CAL Chat - Deep Dive"), we begin to explore the "1961 World Service Conference Summary" (P-46) and what Evelyn identified with from back then that is still happening in 2022.  We discuss why the 2021 and 2022 Conferences were historic and what may lie in Al-Anon’s future 60 years from now.
    Show-referenced links from Al-Anon's website:
    Online version of the new "2022 World Service Conference Summary": https://al-anon.org/pdf/P46-2022-web.pdf  Archive of all the World Service Conference Summaries: https://al-anon.org/for-members/world-service-conference-wsc/world-service-conference-archive  QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM EVELYN:
    "...we'll survive the most difficult circumstances because of the way the founders of Al-Anon were thinking." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES:
    "The Forum" (magazine)  –  Episode 5: part 4 of 4,   Episode 6: part 1 of 4,   Episode 6: part 2 of 4,   Episode 7: part 4 of 5,   Episode 10: part 2 of 4,   Episode 12: part 4 of 5,  &  Episode 12: part 5 of 5  "Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual 2022-2025"
    "1961 World Service Conference Summary" "2021 World Service Conference Summary" "2022 World Service Conference Summary"




    OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE: 

    Visit my CAL Chat blog -  www.calchatblog.com 
    YouTube -  www.youtube.com/​@CALChatPodcast 
    Instagram -  www.instagram.com/​CALChatFan1 
    Pinterest -  www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan 
    Twitter -  www.twitter.com/​CALChatFan 
    CAL Chat website -  www.calchatpodcast.com 

    • 20 min
    Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 2 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary

    Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 2 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary

    In Part 2 of 6 (of Episode 1 from "CAL Chat - Deep Dive"), Evelyn describes what she discovered about her Area Delegate position that she didn’t know about before she stood for it, how humor can be a spiritual principle when breaking down expectations, and what she would like Al-Anon and Alateen members to know about her position as a Delegate.  We also cover how the WSC (World Service Conference) is different from the WSO (World Service Office).
    Show-referenced links from Al-Anon's website:
    Online version of the new "Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual 2022-2025":  https://al-anon.org/pdf/P2427.pdf  A brief timeline of Al‑Anon’s history:  https://al-anon.org/for-members/wso/archives/al-anon-timeline  Frequently asked questions about Al‑Anon’s history:  https://al-anon.org/for-members/wso/archives/faq-al-anons-history  QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM EVELYN:
    "Language should not be a barrier to put your name as a Delegate... overcoming that fear is part of our recovery." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES:
    "Hope For Today"  –  Episode 9: part 2 of 4  &  Episode 13: part 7 of 11  "Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual 2022-2025"


    OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE: 

    Visit my CAL Chat blog -  www.calchatblog.com 
    YouTube -  www.youtube.com/​@CALChatPodcast 
    Instagram -  www.instagram.com/​CALChatFan1 
    Pinterest -  www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan 
    Twitter -  www.twitter.com/​CALChatFan 
    CAL Chat website -  www.calchatpodcast.com 

    • 21 min
    Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 1 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary

    Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 1 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary

    What really goes on at an Al-Anon World Service Conference (WSC)?  How is the WSC different than the WSO?  What’s it like for a Delegate to visit Stepping Stones, the house of Al-Anon’s co-founder?  Welcome to the very first "CAL Chat - Deep Dive" episode!  This spin-off show is where we take a closer look at Al-Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature.  This episode is in 6 parts and in Part 1, before we dive into the "1961 World Service Conference Summary" (P-46) - which was Al-Anon's first Conference - I introduce Evelyn, an Area Delegate, that has currently attended two Conferences.  She compares the experience attending one virtually (in 2021) and in person (in 2022), and how she feels like a Millennial in a Senior’s body.  I share about my first interaction with the greater Al-Anon organization when I received a “cease and desist” letter.
    To see all the World Service Conference Summaries on Al-Anon's website, visit:  https://al-anon.org/for-members/world-service-conference-wsc/world-service-conference-archive 
    QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM EVELYN:
    "I knew that I have to follow something in order to have what I saw in other people." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES:
    "1961 World Service Conference Summary" "1967 World Service Conference Summary"

    OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE: 

    Visit my CAL Chat blog -  www.calchatblog.com 
    YouTube -  www.youtube.com/​@CALChatPodcast 
    Instagram -  www.instagram.com/​CALChatFan1 
    Pinterest -  www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan 
    Twitter -  www.twitter.com/​CALChatFan 
    CAL Chat website -  www.calchatpodcast.com 

    • 20 min

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