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Tradition Two: The Principle of Rotation

(Short Form) “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.”

The purpose of this blog is to enhance unity by encouraging discussion of one element of Tradition Two: The Principle of Rotation.

 

The format poses inventory questions followed by material from published sources of CA, NA, and AA. This blog explores the question, as it relates to our fellowships’ rotation of leaders, “do we serve or do we govern?”

 

Do we practice rotating leadership, stepping out of office regardless if we believe others are not available, not willing and not qualified or do we remain frozen in office?

The AA Group Pamphlet, p. 34

“Traditionally, Rotation keeps AA members from becoming frozen in office. It also ensures that group tasks, like nearly everything else in AA, are passed around for all to share…to step out of an AA office you love can be hard. If you have been doing a good job, if you honestly don’t see anyone else around willing, qualified, or with the time to do it, and if your friends agree, it is especially tough. But it can be a real step forward in growth–a step into the humility that is, for some people, the spiritual essence of anonymity…rotation helps to bring us spiritual rewards far more enduring than any fame. With no AA “status” at stake, we needn’t compete for titles or praise–we have complete freedom to serve as we are needed”.

AA Grapevine, September 1992

“But then I began to see rotation in action, and i learned the difference between ruling and serving. Rotation is one of the ways we use to make sure we serve and don’t rule…AA’s tradition of rotation ( even if it permits some inexperience and even ignorance ) was a bit shocking. Could such a structure stay intact? Wouldn’t it finally fall apart? The answer, i discovered, was this: AA is unified and strong, because we are not organized…we’ve insisted that all those serving AA derive their authority from a loving god expressing himself within the informed group conscience.”

Do we practice rotating leadership assuring anonymity in service or do we have leadership exhibiting personal endeavors and individual personalities?

 

Do we practice transitory and rotating leadership allowing dependence on the god of our understanding to lead, via group conscience, or do we govern through fixed and official leadership?

Bill Wilson, AA Grapevine, October 1947

“AA may be able to function upon the power of its own fundamental principles rather than upon the prestige or inspiration of a highly personalized leadership. Thus the whole can become of transcending importance over any part; continued unity and success can then mostly depend upon god as we understand him working vitally in thousands of hearts rather than a few. Deep down, I think we in AA have begun to sense this magnificent possibility. The widening conviction that active leadership ought to be transitory and rotating; that each AA group with respect to its own affairs need be accountable only to its own conscience; that our committees and boards are really servants, not officials; that we, as a movement, ought to remain poor, so avoiding the risks of disrupting wealth…such concepts certainly leave little room for a prestige-clothed leadership.”

Do we experience through rotating leadership at all service levels, a kind of democracy rarely possible elsewhere or do we experience an authoritarian and fixed leadership interfering with our true ultimate authority?

Bill Wilson, AA Grapevine, January 1948

“We humbly hope and believe that our growing AA tradition will prove to be the will of god for us… and we need not depend overmuch on inspired leaders. Because our active leadership of service can be truly rotating, we enjoy a kind of democracy rarely possible elsewhere…therefore we of AA are certain that there is but one ultimate authority, “a loving god as he may express himself in our group conscience.”

Do we believe as individual members that our service committees govern and cannot get along without us and our directions, advice or orders and do we connive for re-election, unwilling to step aside quietly allowing god, through our group conscience to lead?

AA, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions p.134/5

“…the Group now has a so-called rotating committee, very sharply limited in its authority. In no sense whatever can its members govern or direct the group. They are servants. Theirs is the sometimes thankless privilege of doing the group’s chores…the committee gives no spiritual advice, judges no one’s conduct, issues no orders…and so they make the belated discovery that they are really servants, not senators. These are universal experiences. Thus throughout AA does the group conscience decree the terms upon which its leaders shall serve…the bleeding deacon is one who is just as surely convinced that the group cannot get along without him, who constantly connives for reelection to office…”

Do we selflessly serve as leaders, guided by group conscience, or do we exert authority to seek power, property or prestige through governance?

 

 

AA Grapevine, September 1992

“In setting up services and make sure they worked well, it was tempting to forget the principle of rotation…how much more difficult it was to hold on to the principle of rotation and make sure humility (rather than power building) was at the center of our efforts. We learned that even though it was more difficult to rotate and have to constantly move through a period of learning, this was good for the individuals involved and for AA…no one person or small group of people, needed to stay in particular serving positions…many people got a chance to serve rather than just a few.”

Do we manipulate the traditions through uninformed, ill informed or manipulative opinions, exerting personal leadership or do we remain open minded, actively learning about tradition and willing to change our minds to achieve unity?

 

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem

“Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem” might strike someone who is not suicidal as a clever statement, and it might be a helpful thing to hear from the point of view of someone who already believes (or is likely to be convinced) that his or her problem is temporary. But the audience for this anti-suicide ditty is, of course, people who are suicidal (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.”

Sex & Stimuli

More sex is the secret to a longer, healthier life

Sex is anti-aging, immune-boosting and stress-reducing to name a few of the health benefits. Here are six reasons to spend more time between the sheets.

There is an anti-aging, immune-boosting, stress-reducing, mood-enhancing and hormone- balancing secret out there—and it’s not just for the stars! It’s sex. Did you know that having regular sex will give you a host of physiological and psychological benefits? Here’s why:

1. It’s a natural pain reliever: Sex causes increased production of oxytocin, which is often referred to as the “love hormone”. Before orgasm, oxytocin, released from the brain, surges and is accompanied by the release of endorphins, our natural pain-killing hormones. The area of the brain involved in pain reduction is highly activated during arousal and endorphins are released; endorphins soothe nerve impulses that cause menstrual cramps, migraines or joint pain. Oxytocin also affects the way we feel, helping us form strong emotional bonds as well as reduce pain. According to a study by Beverly Whipple, professor emeritus at Rutgers University and a famed sexologist and author, when women have an orgasm, pain tolerance threshold and pain detection threshold increases significantly, by up to 74.6 percent and 106.7 percent respectively.

2. It’s a stress reliever: The endorphins released during sexual intercourse and orgasms are natural mood-boosters and stress relievers. Regular sex can also boost your self-esteem and increase intimacy between partners. For those in a monogamous relationship, studies have found that semen does contain several mood-altering hormones that can reduce depression and elevated mood.

3. It boosts immunity: Endorphins released during intimacy have been found to stimulate immune system cells that fight disease. Researchers have found higher levels of Immunoglobulin A in individuals who have regular sex. Immunoglobulin A is a type of antibody that helps to protect us from infections. It is normally found in high levels in the mucous membranes of the digestive and respiratory tracts.

4. It’s good for your heart: Intercourse, depending on your level of enthusiasm, can be considered aerobic exercise, burning up to 200 calories per session. Among other benefits, women who engage in regular sexual activity with their partners have higher levels of estrogen, which protects against heart disease. Research has found that men who have sex two times per week have fewer heart attacks than those who do not. The hormones released during sex cause an increase in blood pressure and heart rate, and it can engage almost every muscle in the body.

5. It gives you a glow: The glow of good sex is real. Women who have more sex have higher levels of estrogen, which is essential to enjoying healthier, smoother skin. This increase in estrogen also helps to protect us from heart disease, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease. It also promotes the production of collagen, which keeps the skin supple and gives you a healthy glow.

Still not feeling in the mood? If you notice a decrease in your libido, do not let it go unaddressed. Relationship problems, depression, hormonal imbalance or stress can contribute to a lack of libido. Consider supplements to raise testosterone or reduce stress, such as those suggested in my three-step program for hormonal health and wellness outlined in The Hormone Diet. I also encourage you to see your doctor for proper assessment. (Read more)

Ever wonder why you fall dead asleep or get a rush of self-confidence right after you have an orgasm?

It’s because of endorphins, oxytocin and other substances that are released into your bloodstream upon liftoff.

There are a host of sexual chemicals that affect your mind and body during and after sex. Check ’em out.

1. Prolactin

What it does: Prolactin relieves sexual arousal after orgasm and takes your mind off sex. It rises sharply immediately after orgasm in almost everyone. It’s one of the few moments of the day when we men aren’t preoccupied with sex.

How it makes you feel: Prolactin disengages you from sex after an orgasm, allowing you to think of other things besides the naked woman right in front of you. If after sex your mind is flooded with activities and chores you need to accomplish that day, that is prolactin at work. Just imagine how much more progress we could all make in our lives if they pumped this stuff into the water supply.

2. Oxytocin

What it does: Secreted by the pituitary gland, oxytocin stimulates the prostate, causes muscle contractions and sensitizes nerves. Research has shown that increased oxytocin produces more intense orgasms.

How it makes you feel: Oxytocin is known as the “cuddling hormone” because it causes you to feel a connection and bond with your lover. It’s also found in women’s breast milk, helping to create a bond between baby and mother.

If you enjoy cuddling with your girl after sex, chances are you know the effects of oxytocin well.

3. Endorphins

What they do: Endorphins are a group of neurotransmitters formed within the body that bind to opiate receptor sites in your brain to naturally relieve pain. The bio-chemicals acetylcholine and dopamine are known as endorphins, and have a similar chemical structure to morphine. They are also known to lower stress and boost confidence.

How they make you feel: Endorphins produce feelings of euphoria and pleasure, and they have a calming effect. They fill you with a sense of well-being and relaxation. They may also make you feel dizzy and drowsy, and you might even drift off to sleep. Doctors have suggested that over-stimulation of the opiate receptors, as with heroin use, causes a depressed sex drive.

So next time your woman hassles you over passing out post-sex, you know it’s the endorphins at work. In fact, you can even argue that the faster you fall asleep, the better the sex was.

Of note, endorphins are released by your brain during sex, sporting activities, skydiving, fights, grievous injuries, and almost any other exhilarating activity you partake in.

Get your adrenaline, among other things, pumping… (Read more)

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It’s a natural pain reliever: Sex causes increased production of oxytocin, which is often referred to as the “love hormone”. Before orgasm, oxytocin, released from the brain, surges and is accompanied by the release of endorphins, our natural pain-killing hormones


Where does the word “television” appear in our SA literature?

“11th Tradition: Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, films, and television.” (SA WB pg. 7)

“Sex Objects. Persons of the same or opposite sex, including our own bodies. Almost anything about them can serve as triggers…

Media. Pictures, printed matter, ads, television and movies, music, and dance. Various places, from bars and dance halls to the streets, marketplaces, and showplaces of the city may also be considered media in the sense of what they communicate to us.

The Inner Landscape. Most of us can see how memories and fantasies can act as triggers. Intangibles we are likely to identify on our own are such things as failure, rejection, or criticism.” (SA WB pg. 33)

“What’s so wrong with sex? It’s God-given! People ask similar questions about the use of television, movies, music, etc. Usually those of us trying to rationalize our addictions are the ones coming up with these responses.” (SA WB pg. 39)

“So only I knew that I was wrong and that the cause of my disturbance was me. I had been binging on food and television ever since it happened for no apparent reason. I couldn’t even pray without the scene coming back. What I discovered was that I could not get rid of that memory, and that if I didn’t make it right, I’d have to keep on covering it, coating it over, or drowning it out with something.” (SA WB pg. 99)

“I had finally had it with my wife. She had to get help to change herself-or else! Married to her for years and now sober, I guess I knew when she was all loused up. I had her diagnosed as a television addict, rebellious, blind to seeing herself, and powerless to change. The description sounded disturbingly familiar, but I was too sure of myself to think it could ever apply to me. I had her nailed and felt pretty strongly about the whole thing. It was an ultimatum: Shape up or ship out.” (SA WB pg. 133)

“Stop feeding the obsession. This meant eliminating from what was under my control all printed and visual materials and other symbols of my tyranny. I had to stop feeding my lust by looking around, in my use of television, movies, and music; and by using and listening to the language of lust. I also had to stop living only and always inside my own head. That’s one of the great fringe benefits of going to a lot of meetings. Most of us sexaholics really live on the inside of our heads; we’re seldom in the real world.” (SA WB pg. 158)

 

Tips to improve the quality of your Relationship

1. Have boundaries set around your immediate or nuclear family. Have individual, couples & family time built into your routine and redefined lines of connection with each spouse’s family of origin. This means you have clear boundaries around how much time you spend with your parents/extended family and your spouses parents/extended family. Your couple’s relationship and family must be the first priority.

2. Touch each other often. Have a good connection around non-sexual physical touching, hand holding, kissing hello & goodbye, laying together, sitting on the couch next to each other. Establish a routine to kiss hello when arriving home and goodbye in the morning when parting for the day.

3. Say I love you to one another. Hearing this is reassuring about the way your partner feels about your relationship. It’s a small gesture that can keep your connection alive. Call each other during the day to say it if you miss your chance in the morning.

4. Have regular physical intimacy dates. Having an ongoing sexual relationship in your marriage is important. Couple in their 20’s average relations 2-4 times a week, couples in their 30’s twice per week, 40’s & 50’s once to twice per week. Pay attention to the frequency so as you aren’t being sexual less than twice per month and slipping into a routine that doesn’t give priority to connecting in a physical way. Maintaining your physical connection gives your marriage staying power and protects it from the stresses of life. Create time either spontaneously or planned, to follow through with regular sex and intimacy. Your sexual relationship should be a tension reducer, not a tension producer.

5. Compliment your partner in front of other people. Not only is it a nice thing to do, it helps your partner feel a deep sense of attachment to you as well as builds their self-esteem. It’s also good modeling for your children to see you being complementary to one another.

6. Every so often, have sex using a different sexual script. By mixing up your usual order of kissing, foreplay and intercourse you can reconnect in an amazing way. By initiating mixing up the script you take ownership of pleasure and eroticism in your marriage. Nothing is hotter than feeling desired and having a partner who takes charge of the sexual relationship.

7. Regularly give each other small gifts or gestures of loving and caring behaviors. Write your spouse a loving note, get them a special treat from the store or when you go on a business trip, write I love you in lipstick on the bathroom mirror one morning. By paying attention to this you can help your marriage maintain a ongoing connection.

8. When you are being sexual, open your eyes. Feeling even more daring? Lock a gaze during your orgasm. Doing this involves courage and letting your partner really see you, the essence of true intimacy, in-to-me-see. Your partner will have never felt so loved, connected and prioritized as a moment like this. Better than any romantic getaway any day, can be done at home anytime.

9. Have regular weekly dates to keep your connection alive and have regular weekly couple’s business meetings to discuss ongoing family “business” including the division of roles and household duties, weekly plans and items that need to be discussed in the relationship By keeping these times separated, date night can be about connecting, talking and being physical and organizational “business” night can be about problem solving and collaberating as a team during the week. Read more

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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)

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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


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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

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