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Welcome

We are glad you found our group’s personalized Web Log (Blog).  We will post updates to our 7:30 AM Eastern Time (ET) Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) Daily Sobriety Renewal (DSR) Phone Meeting here.

Dial: (605) 475-6700
Conference Code: 713-8664 #
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Our questions have been modified from the original version found here.  Since 2009, we have used www.freeconference.com (3rd party teleconference call service) to help facilitate our virtual phone meetings.

Are you looking to do some service work? We are always looking for volunteers to help secretary our meetings 7 days per week. 

Any questions, please send an email to 730@saphonemeeting.org.

 

Noon Daily Group (12:00 pm ET)

News

Phone: 712-770-4010
Access code: 965-990#
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Service

The “Noon Group” is always looking for trusted servants to help secretary meetings and other service responsibilities. If you are interested, please send an email to noonsaphonemtg@gmail.com

For protected “group conscience” related business, click here.  We meet every day @ 12:00 PM ET and have a regular group conscience meeting on the last Wednesday of the month. Read more

Group Conscience – Sample Agenda

  1. Opening: Serenity Prayer
    Member role call
    Reminder: Motion, 2nd, Discuss, Vote, Amend
  2. Chairperson Report:
    Read minutes from last business meeting: Attendees & Duration
    Review secretaries and vacancies for 7 days/week.
  3. Old Business
  4. New Business
  5. Motion to adjourn?
    Closing Prayer

Group Conscience Secretary – Responsible for organizing and running the monthly business meeting.  This includes the preparation of a meeting agenda, taking attendance during the meeting, and keeping minutes.  The Group Conscience Secretary is also responsible for maintaining the group call list and communicating group-related information to all meeting secretaries.

Mailbox Administrator – Responsible for receiving and replying to all group mail coming to the group e-mail account.  Also responsible for distributing meeting notices, agendas, and minutes.

VIG Representative – Responsible for attending the monthly Virtual Intergroup meetings, reporting to the VIG on the activities of the noon meeting, discussing any concerns the noon meeting has with the VIG, and reporting back to the noon meeting the business of the VIG.


Meeting Secretary – Responsible for starting and facilitating daily SA meeting.  This includes following the script to ensure readings are conference-approved, taking attendance, and organizing sharing opportunities for group meetings.  Also responsible for ensuring meeting adheres to the 12 Traditions of SA (more details below).

Secretaries for the Weekly Calls (Monday through Sunday):

  • Secretaries should ideally have 90+ days of sobriety. This requirement is waived if no secretaries with 90+ days are available.
  • Passcodes for the moderator line are only shared with secretaries with 90+ days of sobriety. Once a secretary reaches 90+ days of sobriety and wants the moderator codes, the code should be obtained from the group conscience secretary and not from other members who have the code.
  • Secretaries generally have a term of xxxx. A new secretary should be sought once this length of service is received.
  • Secretaries should make the commitment to be on weekly calls they are designated to chair. They should start the call on-time and stay on for the duration of the call. It is understood that conflicts occasionally arise that make this difficult. If a conflict is arising regularly, the secretary should offer to step down for a secretary that is likely to have less conflicts. If a Secretary is aware they cannot facilitate a call, they should email the other Secretaries and Alternates, seeking coverage.
  • Secretaries should facilitate in a service-oriented fashion. They should not dominate the conversation or sway from the call script. Secretaries should generally let others share before they share on a personal level. Secretaries should try to limit giving their opinion on matters.
  • Secretaries should attend the monthly Group Conscience meeting.

Group Conscience Secretary Expectations:

  • The Group Conscience Secretary should ideally have at least 1 year of sobriety, but will have a minimum of 90 days sobriety. This requirement is waived if no secretary with this length of sobriety is available.
  • The term for Group Conscience Secretary is one year. A new Group Secretary should be sought to take over the position after this period of time has elapsed.
  • Group Conscience Secretary agrees not share the group distribution list or the email box password with anyone beside the designated back-up.
  • Group Conscience Secretary agrees not to chare the contact list (male or female) with anyone that is not a member of the noon group.
  • Group Conscience Secretary should check the group email box regularly (at least weekly) and respond to emails appropriately.
  • Group Conscience Secretary should maintain three lists
    1. Group distribution list to disseminate group emails
    2. Male contact list
    3. Female contact list
  • Group Conscience Secretary agrees not to share the Female Contact List with male members of the group
  • Group Conscience Secretary agrees to run monthly Group Conscience calls. This includes adding items brought up by – members during the month.
  • Group Conscience Secretary, or his/her designee, agrees to take minutes during Group Conscience calls.
  • The Group Conscience Secretary should try to disseminate Group Conscience Minutes within one week after the Group Conscience
  • The Group Conscience Secretary should try to disseminate minutes from the prior month and a draft agenda one week prior to the Group Conscience meeting

Process for Deviation from Expectations Regularly:

  • If a member feels a Secretary is deviating from expectations regularly, s/he should contact the Group Conscience Secretary. If the member is not comfortable contacting the Group Conscience Secretary, s/he can contact any one of the Meeting Secretaries from the weekly calls, who will then contact the Group Conscience Secretary,
  • The Group Conscience Secretary should contact the Meeting Secretary in question via email to let him/her know that concerns have been raised.
  • The Group Conscience Secretary should include this as an agenda item in the following monthly Group Conscience Meeting.
  • The Group Conscience can come up with one of the following as a resolution after a discussion in the Group Conscience Meeting
    1. Do Nothing
    2. Ask the Secretary to Step Down
    3. Ask the Secretary to continue but implement changes based on discussion

 

SA White Book (pgs. 173-176)

The Group
*The following material is taken from the SA Meeting Guide.  Answers to many of the questions and issues often confronting new or established SA groups are suggested in this material.  All members are urged to read what has proven to be of value in maintaining successful groups and good meeting quality.

General
The primary purpose of an SA group is “to carry its message to the sexaholic who still suffers” (Tradition 5).  Traditionally, as with AA, any two or more sexaholics meeting for purposes of sexual sobriety by following the SA program may consider themselves an SA group, provided that as a group they have no affiliation with any outside enterprise or other fellowship and receive no outside support.  The following are suggestions gained from our experience to date.

Starting the Group
1.  Find a weekly meeting place and set the time.  At first, this may be a private home or office, where anonymity and privacy can be assured.  Churches are often willing to provide facilities.  Check with churches and other organizations where other Twelve Step program meetings are held.  Often such facilities are made available to other groups.  Check with the SA Central Office.
2.  Select a group secretary, treasurer, and literature chairperson.  These are explained below.  Members who accept these responsibilities serve the group; they do not govern, in accordance with Tradition Two.
3.  Advise the SA Central Office of the name and phone number of the secretary and an alternate contact and meeting particulars.  Each SA group should have at least one contact and one backup contact for the SA Central Office for referrals.  Advise Central Office of changes.

Secretary
Should have successful sexual sobriety; length of that sobriety should be agreed upon by the group conscience.  Suggested term of office is six months or a year, although each group is autonomous and may hold elections whenever it wishes.  Rotating leadership is best.  Secretary’s responsibilities include:
1.  Selects a person or sees to it that a person is there to lead each meeting and provides that person with meeting format and literature.  A good idea is to select the leader a week in advance.
2.  Is responsible for the meeting place and notifying members.
3.  Maintains communications with SA Central Office and notifies it of any changes.
4.  Maintains communication with other nearby SA groups and SA as a whole.  Announces SA conventions and get-togethers.
5.  Sees to it that the Essay newsletter is available to all members.  Each member may also ask to be placed on the Essay mailing list.
6.  Handles necessary correspondence and phone calls or delegates these.
7.  Calls business or group-conscience meetings.
8.  Seeks to incorporate the principles of our Twelve Traditions into the spirit and activities of the group.

Treasurer
Should have successful sobriety; length of that sobriety should be agreed upon by the group conscience.  Same term of office as secretary.  Responsibilities include:
1.  Is custodian and disburser of money received by passing the basket at meetings.  Collections are usually counted and recorded by the treasurer and one other member.
2.  Keeps detailed accounts of group’s finances and reports on this at business meetings.
3.  When directed by the group, sends regular group contribution to SA Central Office for national and world services.  The fellowship has evolved a means of supporting its world services that is working.  Individual groups, either at every meeting or on a regular basis, pass the basket around a second time, the proceeds of which go entirely to support the SA Central Office.  Some groups have the policy that a certain percentage of excess money left over after paying all group expenses be sent regularly to the Central Office.  All groups are urged to develop some means of contributing a share in our expanding worldwide Twelfth Step work.  Such contributions support the work of the Central Office.  SA is totally self-supporting.
4.  All member contributions to Sexaholics Anonymous are tax-deductible, since SA is a nonprofit, exempt organization as registered with the U.S.  Internal Revenue Service.  For countries other than U.S.A., check appropriate ordinances.

Literature Chairperson
Orders literature from the SA Central Office and from A.A.  Sees to it that meetings always have a supply of Sexaholics Anonymous, the SA brochure, Recovery Continues, and whatever other SA literature is available, such as Essay and Discovering the Principles.  AA literature is the only non-SA material used in meetings.  (See the article “Meeting Quality and Use of Non-SA Literature” in Discovering the Principles.)

Steering Committee
This is a means for handling the group or inter-group business and policy matters in groups large enough to have one.  Service on this committee, like most SA responsibilities, is on a rotating basis.  All of the group officers are usually included on the steering committee, with as many other members added as needed.  The steering committee serves the group or groups by providing a convenient experienced cross-section of sober group membership to take care of group(s) functioning.

Other Positions
Some groups may find it convenient to have refreshment, setup, and cleanup committees.  Some groups operate well with only a secretary and treasurer.  The members of the group decide the service structure it needs.


Additional References:

Source: www.aa.org

0915 Group – Daily Reflections (9:15 am ET)

Announcements

NEW 0915 AM EDT Reflections SA Phone Meeting:
Dial: 712-432-3011  |  Code: 916-368 FAQs: http://www.freeconferencecalling.com/phone-conference.html

As of 4/30/2014 – We decided from here on out we will have monthly “group conscience” meetings on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM ET (until further notice).


To download meeting format/script, click here => http://saphonemeeting.org/images/morning_reflections_0915.pdf

“Welcome to the Morning Reflection meeting at 9:15 AM Eastern Time. This reflection meeting gives us a chance to review our recovery as seen through the program similar to a 10th Step Inventory at the end of the day. Please give a brief overview for each of the two sets of questions. We will have a timekeeper who will inform each caller when the time is up. Also, let’s remember to keep our phones muted when we are not speaking. If there is no mute feature on your phone, 4* to mute, and 4* to unmute your phone…”


Secretary Schedule

(last updated 4/30/14)

Sun – N/A
Mon – Bruce
Tue – Bruce
Wed – Ann
Thu – Eric
Fri – Eric
Sat – Eric

VIG rep – Skip

0830 Group – Men’s DSR (8:30 am ET)

Welcome to our personalized Web Log

Click here to download Script

New call in number: (302) 202-1110

Conference code is: 727-048

On April 25th, we moved to a new and improved conference call in service – www.freeconferencecalling.com

This new service will provide our meeting moderators with better call controls along with the ability to quickly deal with the occasional person who disrupts the call.

For callers, the new service will provide clearer calls and a smoother meeting.

We need volunteers to help publish up-to-date news.   Any questions, please send an email to mymorningdsr@gmail.com

Website Project Updates

This website gets updated on average every day.  To keep-up-date, please Join our Mailing List => http://eepurl.com/o4GBX

Daily Meetings (7 days per week): 10
Individual Meetings (1-6 days per week): 12
Skype Meetings: 11
Women Only Meetings: 2
Total: over 101 meetings per week and growing


Additional references:


 

Attention Developers

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  5. Automatic Alerts
  6. Text message reminders

Meetings are coded based on the following criteria:  (Start day/date in January thru December)

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Everything you see on this website, would not be possible without the fellowship of Sexaholics Anonymous community. WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. However, we need members to get involved as well, to make this site our own.

The Google Calendar API lets you develop client applications that create new events, edit or delete existing events, and search for events. We need people who have experience coding in various programming languages (currently Java, Python, PHP, .NET and Ruby).  We have developed our site to display Calendar data that has evolved over the past 7 years, and synchronize online giving the best user experience and a state-of-the-art platform on your desktop, laptop and even your smartphone (iPhone, Android, etc.).

Virtual Intergroup (VIG)

Our next meeting will be:

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 3:00 PM EDT

Dial: 712-832‐8310  /  Code: 763-6210


 

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Meetings are generally held on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of each month.

3:00 pm EST – Virtual Intergroup business meeting.
Dial: 712-832-8310 | Access Code: 763-6210#.

Important Resource: SA Service Manual

More info coming soon

SA Recordings

If you are looking for a way to listen to talks from other SA members 24×7 days a week, we have a solution. You can download FREE *.mp3 files to your iPhone and listen anytime at your convenience. Click here

We also have a dedicated phone line with audio tapes available to listen to by calling the following phone number. Dial: 845-859-1190 | Pin: 1552# | (Speakers include Harvey, Jesse, AA, and more)

Instructions

Voice Prompt Menu Commands

Press 1 for AA
1 – Big Book Studies
1 – Joe & Charlie
2 – Scott & Bob
3 – Back to Basics – Wally & Brenda
4 – Big Book Adventures – Chris & Dave
5 – Dub Guy Approach
6 – Scott R. on 12 Steps

2 – AA Humor Series
1 – We are not a Glum lot – Vol. 1
2 – We are not a Glum lot – Vol. 2
3 – Whino Joe

3 – AA Speakers
1 – Sandy B.
2 – Ralph P. on Humility
3 – Joe H. on Spiritual Awakening
4 – Montana Bob on 12 Traditions
5 – Chris & Myers R.
6 – Clancy I.
7 – Chuck C.

4 – Recording of the Books
1 – Recordings of the Big Book
2 – Recordings of the 12 & 12

5 – Recordings of Conventions
1 – Far Corner Retreats

Press 2 for SA
1 – Harvey
2 – Hanna
3 – Jess L.
4 – Best of SA
5 – What we were like and what happened
6 – Roy K.

7 – Reading of the White Book by Roy K.
(1) Problem
(2) Preface
(3) To the Newcomer
(4) A Personal Story
(6) Sexaholism—The Addiction
(7) Lust—The Force Behind the Addiction
(8) The Spiritual Basis of Addiction
(9) The Solution
(10) Getting Started.

8 – Bed B.
9 – 12 Step Workshop

0 – go back to main menu
# – instructions
3 – fast forward 10 sec
9 – fast forward 1 min.
6 – fast forward 3 min.
1 – rewind 10 sec.
7 – rewind 1 min.
4 – rewind 3 min.
5 – pause / resume
* – louder
# – softer

Press # at the main menu to listen to last recording since you hung up

9 to add speaker
8 for updates & instructions > 1 – updates / 2 – instructions

See Menu > Literature > Additional Resources > Multimedia
XA Speakers, Ed & Chad Collections for more info.

Coup d’état

Adolf HitlerToday was a perfect example of the ole expression, “Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?”.

Yesterday and today at the Noon SA Phone Meeting, there was a lot of controversy, mostly related to “principles before personalities”, which is written in our 12th Tradition.

Misperceptions

It started when I read the SA Purpose and gave special attention to the wording “…does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and help others to achieve sexual sobriety.”

I intentionally read that this reading is “Reprinted for adaptation with permission of the Alcoholics Anonymous Grapevine. Copyright The AA Grapevine, Inc.” and someone on the call took offense to that.

Wow.  I often wonder if people have anything better to do with their time when they get on the teleconference and complain about other members, or me specifically as the moderator / secretary of the meeting.

I learned over 20 years ago, “whoever complains about the coffee, is next week’s coffee maker”.

“Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern” according to our 2nd Tradition.

A coup d’état literally “blow of state”; or an overthrow, is the sudden and illegal seizure of a state, usually instigated by a small group of the existing government establishment to depose the established regime and replace it with a new ruling body. A coup d’état is considered successful when the usurpers establish their dominance and legitimacy. If a coup fails, a civil war may ensue.  Read more

Well, unless I’m wrong, I believe my “higher power – GOD” is trying to tell me something.  I decided that I will take a break for a few weeks, maybe a few months.  I submitted my letter of resignation, already.

The good news is, I already feel better.  Because if the truth be told, it was going to get more and more challenging as the little league baseball season heats up.  Plus, my son is participating on a boys choir.  My daughter is very active in her schools’ drama program and lacrosse is just around the corner.

Josef StalinI certainly have better things to do with my time then to engage in controversy.  I feel like the victim sometimes.

“Selfishness—self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate. Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt. So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn’t think so.” (AA BB pg. 62)

I firmly believe that there may always be people more sober, recovered and healthier than I, but I would challenge no one loves SA more than I.

“How sweet it is to see how sweet it is” was the old slogan at the AA ODAAT meeting in my area.  In other words, when I really examine my life, I have nothing to complain about.  Getting sober in Sexaholics Anonymous and better yet, staying sober for any length of time is one of the biggest joys I can experience.

The other day, an elder statesman from the call informed me about the Bible reference “7 x 70 = 490 times Jesus told Peter he needed to forgive others”.

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I must keep my magic magnifying mind on my acceptance and off my expectations, for my serenity is directly proportional to my level of acceptance.

Elder statesmen and bleeding deacons; reading same thing yesterday and someone cut me off.

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Phone numbers are not controlled by the group.

SAICO has participated with www.saphonemeeting.org

Am I in my group a healing, mending, integrating person, or am I divisive? What about gossip and taking other members’ inventories?

Am I a peacemaker? Or do I, with pious preludes such as “just for the sake of discussion,” plunge into argument?

Am I gentle with those who rub me the wrong way, or am I abrasive?

Do I make competitive AA remarks, such as comparing one group with

 

#1 no, no at any meeting; phone meetings tend to get a lot more rowdy;
face-to-face meeting – get sponsor suggested in script, don’t agree, temporary, glen 20 years of sa sobrity

civility, judgement goes out the window

railroad group conscience; make phone calls & email others asking people to attend to vote a certain way

we had several business meetings that i personally did not attend because i believe in the 2nd tradition

For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.


A monarchy is a form of government in which sovereignty is actually or nominally embodied in one individual reigning until death or abdication. They are called monarchs. Forms of monarchy differ widely based on the level of legal autonomy the monarch holds in governance, the method of selection of the monarch, and any predetermined limits on the length of their tenure. When the monarch has no or few legal restraints in state and political matters, it is called an absolute monarchy, and is a form of autocracy. Cases in which the monarch’s discretion is formally limited, either by law or by convention, is called a constitutional monarchy. In hereditary monarchies, the office is passed through inheritance within a family group, whereas elective monarchies use some system of voting. Each of these has variations: in some elected monarchies only those of certain pedigrees are eligible, whereas many hereditary monarchies impose requirements regarding the religion, age, gender, mental capacity, and other factors. Occasionally this might create a situation of rival claimants whose legitimacy is subject to effective election. Finally, there have been cases where the term of a monarch’s reign is either fixed in years or continues until certain goals are achieved: an invasion being repulsed, for instance. Thus there are widely divergent structures and traditions defining monarchy. Read more


Dictatorship is a form of government where a country is ruled by one person or political entity, and exercised through various mechanisms to ensure the entity’s power remains strong.

A dictatorship is a type of authoritarianism, in which politicians regulate nearly every aspect of the public and private behavior the citizens. Dictatorships and totalitarianism generally employ political propaganda to decrease the influence of proponents of alternative governing systems, as is the nature of nationalism of any governing system.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, traditional monarchies gradually declined and disappeared. Dictatorship and constitutional democracy emerged as the world’s two major forms of government. Read more


Nemesis—the inescapable agent of someone’s or something’s downfall. synonyms: archrival, adversary, foe, opponent, arch enemy. Read more

 

Website Committee Meeting

Next Website Committee meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
at 1:00pm EST
ALL ARE WELCOME
Dial: 712-432-0600
Access Code: 61-2034 #

The plan is to join the Noon Group “business meeting” beginning at 12:30pm and discuss the updates, improvements and changes to the group conscience approved website.  So, we will give a report and then switch over to the other line.  Join us early for a complete synopsis by Dialing: 605-475-6700  Access Code: 713-8664 #

Click here for Agenda (1/29/14) and Minutes (12/22/13).  Please send your suggestions to info@saphonemeeting.org or you can add an anonymous comment below by replying to this Blog.

We will organize the meeting based on priorities and hot topics. Most importantly, we need participants who just want to listen and join us in the growth of SAPhoneMeetings online.

“I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of S.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.”