Notes on Virtual Meetings

Information from the WSO website:
Electronic meetings, like all Al‑Anon meetings, offer help and hope to anyone who is affected by alcoholism in a family member or friend. Electronic Al‑Anon meetings agree to abide by the spirit of the Twelve Traditions. Each Al‑Anon member is responsible for keeping the meeting focused on Al‑Anon recovery and discussion of Al‑Anon related topics. Al‑Anon will always be what we—its members—make it. Confidentiality and anonymity varies from platform to platform. It is the responsibility of the Al‑Anon member to understand how to maintain personal anonymity when participating in an online Al‑Anon meeting and to understand the privacy issues with the various service provider.

ELECTRONIC MEETING BEST PRACTICES
Some meetings are specific to women or teens. We ask that you honor their Group conscience by not attending a meeting that you would not choose to attend in person.

Here are a few anonymity and other best practices when you use online meeting services:

  • When you sign in, click or tap on participants, then tap or click on your name. This will then give you an option to “Rename” your identity in the meeting. Enter first name and last initial to protect your anonymity.

  • Beware: If you call in to a video conference, your phone number is displayed for all to see. 

  • Be sure you are in a private, quiet space so that people who are not in Al-Anon don't see or hear the meeting. This will also maintain the anonymity of those in your physical space.

  • If you want to be visible to others you'll need to call in with a smart phone or a computer that has a camera. You can also choose to not allow video and just use the audio option.

  • Refrain from using the Chat feature while people are speaking, or save Chats for after the meeting.

  • Mute yourself when you're not talking - whether you are in a telephone or video meeting.

    • To mute yourself in video meetings, hover over the meeting with your cursor or touch the screen with your finger and it will show you the option to mute at the bottom, top, or side of the screen, depending on your device. You can mute/unmute.

    • If you joined by phone, most phone conference systems use either *1 or *6 to mute/unmute.

The information below is informational only, and not an endorsement of any mobile device, platform or any mobile apps offered in the app stores.

 Local Virtual Meetings Schedule

  • If this is your first time attending a virtual meeting, please sign-in early to make sure everything is working correctly.

  • To attend a virtual meeting, click on the link "Join Zoom Meeting"

    • If don't already have Zoom installed, it will take you through the process to install Zoom to your device. Zoom will need access your Microphone and Camera.

    • If you already have Zoom installed, click the link of any meeting during its active time to join via Zoom. You can join on your phone, tablet or computer.

  • To safeguard the anonymity of its members some groups have elected to password protect their meeting. If you need to request a password for a meeting, please reach out to the corresponding meeting contact listed below. 

  • Need additional Zoom support? Click here for Zoom Support's FAQ

  • Interested in hosting a virtual meeting? Watch the Zoom Meeting Host training by clicking >here< 

Mondays at 12pm

Mon/Wed Noon Al-Anon

Open to Al-Anon members
For Meeting Password
Contact Tere 406.570.7923
Join Zoom Meeting

[Reminder] Please keep your Zoom Client up to date. Click here to find out how! 

Tuesdays at 12pm

Tues Noon Lunch Bunch

Open to Al-Anon members

Join Zoom Meeting

Tuesdays at 5:30pm

New Leaf Women's Al-Anon

Open to Women

For Meeting Password

Contact Pam S. 406.595.3851

Join Zoom Meeting

Tuesdays at 5:30pm

June 9th - July 14th

New Leaf Beginners Meeting Women's Al-Anon Series

Open to Women

Contact Ellen L. 406.600.7262, 

Heleen 406-586-1025

Join Zoom Meeting

Wednesdays at 12pm

Mon/Wed Noon Al-Anon

Open to Al-Anon members
For Meeting Password
Contact Tere 406.570.7923
Join Zoom Meeting

Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Common Ground AFG

Open to Al-Anon Members

Join Zoom Meeting

Thursdays at 12pm

Fear to Faith

Open to Al-Anon Members

Join Zoom Meeting

Thursdays at 7pm

Bridger Mountain Rally Group

Open to Al-Anon Members

Join Zoom Meeting

Thursdays at 7:30pm

Missoula Alateen

Open to Teens

Join Zoom Meeting

Fridays at 12pm

Friday Noon Al-Anon

Open to Al-Anon Members

Join Zoom Meeting

Saturdays at 8:30am

Our Daily Bread AFG

Open to Al-Anon Members

Join Zoom Meeting

Saturdays at 9:40am

Beginners Meeting

Open to Al-Anon Members

Join Zoom Meeting

Saturdays at 10:30am

Saturday Morning AFG

Open to Al-Anon Members

Join Zoom Meeting

Sundays at 8:30am

Our Daily Bread AFG

Open to Al-Anon Members

Join Zoom Meeting

Sundays at 11am

Boundary Up!

Open to Al-Anon Members

Join Zoom Meeting

District Business Meeting

Held the second Monday every month. Our next business meeting will  meet virtually at

5:30pm July 13th, 2020

Open to all Al-Anon Members

Join Zoom Meeting

Sample Virtual Meeting Format Here

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Since this site is a public medium with potential for reaching the broadest possible audience, it, therefore, abides by the same anonymity safeguards that are used at the level of press, radio, TV, and films. To preserve personal anonymity, names are not given.  WSO postings reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA. Suggested Preamble reprinted with permission from the Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual (P-24/27), © 1992, Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.