To all "S" fellowships through the region:
We wish to let you know that we just had our 3rd Annual Inter "S" Group Conference/Retreat. This remarkable gathering occurred March 29-31, 1996 at the Pathwork Center in Phoenicia, NY. Our featured speaker was Frank H., co-founder of SCA. We were very pleased to have him with us. We had recovering people present from COSA, RCA, SAA, SCA, and SLAA to name a few. Our time together was both powerful and moving. As we shared, we realized that regardless of what "S" group we belong to, we all had a common goal: to have a healthy sexuality restored to us, free of compulsivity and addictiveness.
It was enormously helpful to each of us to see how different "S" fellowships approach the complex problem of sexual addiction and compulsion. In fellowship, we gained invaluable knowledge about ourselves which went well beyond what we could learn simply in the confines of our own specific "S" groups. Through this time spent in unity, we could see that the promises spoken of in AA's Big Book were coming true for each and every one of us.
What happened on that weekend was by no means an isolated incident. Across this land, many of us are recognizing the benefits of expanding fellowship and consolidation among the "S" groups. Next year, this extraordinary gathering will again be assembled. On April 11-13, 1997, we shall be having our Fourth Annual Inter "S" Group Retreat. This event will be held again at the Phoenicia Pathwork Center. We invite you, the people of the "S" fellowships, to join us. You too will be touched and amazed by the community experience created by our next Inter "S" Retreat. As we had this year, we will have insightful workshops, encouraging meetings, and best of all, we will have another founder of one of the "S" groups, to share their experience, strength, and hope. Don't miss it!