Jal-Con 2019: RECONNECT!

The 44th Annual Al-Anon Convention with AA and Alateen participation will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 8AM-7PM at
St. Luke’s Parish Center
1674 Old Freehold Road
Toms River, NJ

Our theme this year reminds us that reconnecting to ourselves, our loved ones, our groups, and our larger Al-Anon community is the very nature of the program we love so much.

This year we’re offering an exciting new mix of topic meetings, workshops, panels and activities. There will be a media room where you can view Lois’s Story and The Pioneers films, as well as a presentation on Alateen outreach.  We will be having a panel discussion for the Parents and Grandparents of Alcoholics, as well as two Writing Workshops to help the WSO gather articles for the Forum and for a new Daily Reader.  A skit is planned, as well as a raffle like the one that was so successful last year. We will also have literature for sale.  There will be 3 terrific speakers after dinner, and yes, we are bringing back the Trivia Game!

If you register before October 11th, 2019, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a buffet lunch ($13) and dinner ($17), along with the early registration fee of $30, for a total of $60.00. A registration form is available on the NJ Al-Anon Assembly website.

(Please note: Meals are pre-ordered so anyone who is registering on the day of the convention will have to pay a registration fee of $35.00 but will need to provide their own food.)

The Annual Business Meeting for Jal-Con Representatives will take place at 1:00-1:50 PM. There is no fee for JR’s to attend the business meeting, but should they choose to attend the rest of the convention, they will need to register.

Please join us for this very special New Jersey Al-Anon event – RECONNECT!

Jal-Con 2019 Alateen Consent Form

Jal-Con 2019 Flyer

Jal-Con 2019 Registration Form

Jal-Con 2020 Venue Search

Join the Jal-Con Planning Committee

The Jal-Con Planning Committee is seeking volunteers! A number of committee positions are still open, and general volunteers are also welcomed.

To become a committee member, you should have a sound understanding of the Traditions and Concepts as well as the ability to work and cooperate with others.


For questions and/or to volunteer to help, please contact Jal-Con at 1-888-796- 6999, or at

Convention Organization Information: The business side of the convention is the responsibility of an elected Board of Trustees which meets several times each year and holds an Annual Meeting at which time all registered groups in NJ are asked to send a representative. The Jal-Con Annual meeting is required by law as a non profit. Anyone may attend that meeting without cost, but must pay the convention registration fee to attend any of the convention meetings.

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