The new officers and committee chairs are:
March 2011 Archives
The new officers and committee chairs are:
Here is the schedule for the rest of 2011:
April 10th (still 2nd Sunday)
May 1 (new schedule starts)
July 10 (resched for July 4th)
[No meeting in August]
If you're interested, please contact the current editor through the About Us page.
The current editor has subscribed to the email groups of the New York and Los Angeles intergroups and receives information from other groups and intergroups (Washington DC has its own newsletter, for instance). The editor also monitors the site and gives approval to others who want accounts with posting privileges.
We would hope that the new editor(s) would also be able to solicit contributions on themes, as we have done in the past. In particular, we have had theme issues on the Sexual Recovery Plan, the Steps, etc. We also have run a regular contributor column called My Story.
There is no set term of office for this position -- all volunteers are welcome!
We approved one entirely new piece of literature, "Avoiding Common Pitfalls on the Road of Recovery," as well as a slight modification to the existing pamphlet "For the Newcomer."
We also discussed the concept of
Regional Coordinators and asked New York and Los Angeles to each round
up one volunteer.
The Regional Coordinators act as the liaison between ISO and the local groups and intergroups, so having one of the existing ISO reps perform this function would make sense, though it is certainly not a requirement.
This person would be asked to serve as a member of the ISO Inreach Committee, which has a telephone meeting approximately every two months, usually on a Saturday from 12-1 pm, Los Angeles time, or 3-4 pm New York time.
We have several current projects in various stages. As coordinator, you would be asked to either work on such projects or give status reports when there is no progress.
1) Liaison to groups and Intergroups. We have a form letter available for emailing. You would reach out to the Intergroups in your region, to make sure that their ISO reps exist, and to find out when they are replaced and who the replacements are. I would also hope you would encourage the reps (at least) to join ISO-LIST and to look at the online SCAnner -- ScannerOnline.org.
2) Nominating committee. You would let your contacts know about any
ISO-level vacancies and encourage them to suggest people who might want to do service for these particular needs or any others they might have in mind.
These are processes, not events, and I would expect the level of success to vary over time and place. I am open to any approach you think would work. Over the past year, we have successfully contacted the various groups so that we can remove the password protection from the International Meeting List on the Web, for example.
Our Regional Coordinator system has proved very effective overseas and in the Central USA. I look forward to working with a Los Angeles rep in the Western USA and a New York rep in the Eastern USA.
John F., ISO Inreach Committee Chair
These workshops are a follow-up to Part 1 of the Newcomer's Workshop at the SCA Convention. They provide an extended opportunity to begin work on Step One of the SCA Program.
Please bring: AA Big Book; AA Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions book; Large Spiral bound notebook; Pen or pencil.
Suggested Donation: $10.00 to pay for materials. None turned away for lack of funds. Net proceeds go to Los Angeles SCA Intergroup.
Please confirm attendance with Peter C.
Please download and distribute the flier from the SCA Los Angeles website. Go to "Workshops" to download the PDF.
Thanks, Bob L.. Workshop Committee Chair.
Sundays 8-9pm (1hour) Topic: 12 Steps / Traditions
Please come show your support.
New York Intergroup
GMHC meetings will start at the new facility Tuesday, April 19th. (As currently planned - stay tuned)
If you are an SCA representative for a GMHC meeting, please contact GMHC
to confirm that your meeting will be moving to the new facility. Each SCA meeting is
autonomous and must make this decision and contact on their own. It is suggested
to hold a quick business meeting to discuss your group's intentions.
The contact information is on their website: http://www.gmhc.org/were-