We are always looking for trusted servants to help! “There is an unwritten step underlying all twelve. Call it Step Zero: “We participated in the fellowship of the program.” No one seems able to stay sober and progress in recovery without it, though some try. For most of us, without associating in some way with other recovering individuals, there is no lasting sobriety and none of the fringe benefits of recovery, growth, freedom, and joy. This holds true even for “loners” (those without groups). We don’t try to explain this; it is simply a fact.” (SA WB pg. 63)
Participate on the Call
Just coming to the meeting is a form of 12th Step work. Even if you don’t say a word, your presence is noticed and it helps others. There is something to be said for “strength in numbers”. Step Twelve: “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to sexaholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” In the old days, folks who stood next to the entrance of the church were assigned a job known as “Greeters”. They simply welcomed everyone who walked in and introduced themselves.
When the secretary asks for a volunteer to read, speak up. Have your White Book handy beforehand. Soon, everyone will want to read, so be patient. There are plenty of meetings that need people to help read the literature. It is a great blessing to everyone on the call listening to someone read, because some people are driving or at work and can only listen.
We don’t have coffee makers, but being a secretary (aka chairperson or facilitator) of meeting is a great form of Service. Tradition One: “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends on SA unity.” Fortunately, Roy K. wrote down many suggested Meeting Guidelines (click here).
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We are a group of SA members interested in supporting the future growth of our SA Teleconference Meetings and electronic technology for Sexaholics Anonymous (e.g. SA literature online similar to AA Big Book and AA Twelve & Twelve). The committee is a diverse group of sober, international men and women with some strong technical backgrounds, as well as your “average Joe and plain Jane” who meet regularly to make decisions about the direction of the SAPhoneMeeting website and provide oversight.
The saphonemeeting.org site has been very successful serving as a resource for Sexaholics Anonymous members for over 5 years. Its primary goal is to provide timely, accurate and consistent information about SA Phone Meetings, as well as self-supporting, declining outside contributions and financially reporting 7th Tradition donations to SAICO. In particular, many callers rely on the meeting format/scripts published online as a handy resource to help lead/facilitate meetings. In addition, SA initiated a beta site in February, 2013 (click here) to build a robust database bring more modern capabilities to the worldwide fellowship.
If you would like to join this committee, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Attending business meetings, providing governance, offering suggestions and supporting the website financially are all ways SA members can help. Special thanks to all those who have contributed greatly to the development of this website! We can do together what I cannot do alone.