by David A-S, NY-SCA
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NEW MIDWEST MEETING
SCA now meets on Tuesday evenings at 7.00pm in Milwaukee at the Galano Club, 2408. This is Milwaukee's fourth SCA meeting.
Carlos, of NY, and his three city team (New York, Milwaukee & Los Angeles) have been working assiduously to move forward the translation, editing and consensus process on Spanish literature. The four fold is complete and is being circulated for approval.
In progress Secret Shame, Q&A, The Blue Book.
CALL FOR CORRESPONDENTS
ISO has established an e-mail conference-call system that includes members from many cities. If your city is not represented and you are willing to do service in "carrying the message" to people at meetings in your area, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
Here are the cities currently represented: New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, St. Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Washington.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sol has been preparing and photocopying meeting minutes for storage at Spectrum Storage. A complete record of all Intergroup minutes is aimed at.
The New York SCA mailbox, not the treasurer's home address, will in the future be used for contributions to Intergroup. This is to avoid loss of contributions in the case of someone dropping out of program.
HX is a popular New York gay bar/entertainment guide. In response to HX's request for an article on SCA, NY Intergroup will suggest that they write an article about recovery, and not, as HX suggested, about how a couple may meet in SCA. Enclosed will be a copy of our closing statement from the four fold indicating that "sex between members should not be taken lightly."
The issue of cross talk still continues to be an issue occasionally at some meetings. Some people in SCA do not know what cross talk is. Suggestion that a statement about cross talk be included in the "Starting an SCA Meeting" package.
Plans for an SCA web site were put forward in a February Intergroup meeting. There were some questions raised about confidentiality, but a precedent for web site has already been established by AA. The web site was subsequently established in April and has been successful. The address is http://www.sca-recovery.org/
In June, an on-line meeting was established with members contributing from Paris and Saskatoon. In June, the national meeting list was also put on the Web site protected by password.
CHANGES TO TRADITIONS?
Motion was made in February to convey to Milwaukee ISO Convention that the majority of New York SCA members were not in favor of changing the Traditions. There had been a questionnaire distributed previously on this issue.
Newcomers' package in draft form included with Intergroup minutes for comments. It is to be submitted to ISO for final approval and printing.
In March, there were elections of new officers for NY Intergroup:
INTERNATIONAL MEETING LIST
The International Meeting List is now in final draft form and will be available soon at the cost of $.50.
The SCA Pen Pal program is now in operation for lone and isolated members. If you are interested in participating please contact John F., at our P.O. box, or e-mail address, email@example.com.
SCA BIG BOOK
An SCA Big Book is now in process. Anyone wishing to contribute stories should send them to The SCAnner or SCA-ISO, P.O. Box 1585, Old Chelsea Station, NY, NY 10011.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
A radio public service announcement has been completed and will be available for ordering in May. There are 30 and 60 seconds versions.
In April, Stephen P. was elected new treasurer of NY Intergroup. He replaces Frank C.
12 STEP COMMITTEE MINORITY OUTREACH
The suggestion was made that 12 Step Committee consider reaching out to minority groups with information about SCA. Discussion tabled till next meeting.
NEW LITERATURE AVAILABLE
In May, a new piece of SCA literature, "How to Start an SCA Meeting," was available. Public Service Announcement was also now available.
It was suggested at May Intergroup meeting that 2 people pair up to contact prisoners via SCA mailbox (in order to protect our sobriety).
John will write Statement of Intergroup Purpose to clarify that funds are not for social activities which must be self supporting. The statement will be read at meetings when asking for Intergroup contributions.