New York Intergroup News April 2014

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Hot off the presses, please find the above here.

New Friday Phone Meeting Flyers

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Per SCA Toronto's announcement below, please find here a flyer for the above (note the location-specific time zone; be sure to adjust for your own location).

In the spirit of rotating service positions, the ISO is seeking nominations and/or volunteers for several of its key service positions, including Fiduciary Chair and Inreach Chair.

More info can be found here, and please contact SCA ISO for further information.

ISO Contributions/Donations - Please Read

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An interruption in pickup from the ISO post office box in New York might have inadvertedly caused group and individual donations to be returned to senders.

Please excuse any inconvenience, and be sure to resend those donations--ISO very much welcomes and is quite grateful for them!

New Friday Telephone Meeting

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Online Intergroup is delighted to announce the start of a new weekly SCA telephone meeting on Fridays. The Friday meetings will start at 2 p.m. New York (Eastern) time and run for one hour, with time allowed at the end for informal chat and fellowship, similar to the existing meetings. 

Equivalent start times in other zones are: 11 a.m. Los Angeles (Pacific) time, 12 p.m. Denver/Saskatoon (Mountain) time, 1 p.m. Chicago/St. Louis (Central) time, 7 p.m. London/Dublin time (BST) and 8 p.m. Paris/Vienna/Berlin time (CEST). Equivalents for Australia are Saturday at 5:00 a.m. Sydney/Melbourne time (AEDT), and for New Zealand, Saturday at 7:00 a.m. Christchurch/Auckland/Wellington time (NZDT). 

The first such meeting will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014, and the above start times are accurate for that date, allowing for the change to Daylight Saving Time in most of Europe the weekend before. Australia and New Zealand's start date will be Saturday, April 5, 2014. 

This brings the regular weekly telephone meetings now on offer through Online Intergroup to three meetings total per week, on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Sunday and Wednesday meetings will continue to start at 4 p.m. New York (Eastern) time as usual. 

Members interested in attending can sign up in one of three ways: 

  1. Via the Online SCA website at http://www.onlinesca.org/telephoneaccess.htm. (New and existing telephone meeting members).
  2. Via the OI Moderator Gmail address used by Online Intergroup for correspondence with telephone meeting members. (Existing telephone meeting members).
  3. Via the Chairperson or Telephone Meeting Coordinators during the course of a telephone meeting. Please let the relevant Trusted Servant know at the end of any phone meeting that you would like to be registered for the new Friday meeting. (Existing telephone meeting members). 

NOTE: The Friday meeting will be OPT IN for all EXISTING telephone meeting members, who must specifically request to be registered for it. Going forward, the Friday meeting will be OPT OUT for all NEW telephone meeting members, who will automatically be registered for all three weekly telephone meetings unless they specifically opt out of one or more days upon sign-up. 

All SCA Online Intergroup telephone meetings are open to all SCA members worldwide, members of other "S" fellowships, and anyone qualifying under the Third Tradition. 

The Friday meetings will be held via the Calliflower conference call service that is used by the existing telephone meetings, as well as by ISO and several committees. This allows most people to call in free or at low cost through several common internet telephony services, depending on where you live, and at normal local tariffs via regular phone to local numbers provided by the conference call service in many parts of the world. In rare cases, long distance charges may apply. 

Current free options are Calliflower Connect, Calliflower's custom internet phone service, Google Voice, Google Talk, Gmail Call Phone and Skype-to-Skype calls. (Google calls are currently free within the USA and Canada but low cost from outside North America). SCA does not endorse or recommend any of these companies, they are mentioned merely as service providers enabling the weekly telephone meetings to occur, and are for use or not by members at their sole discretion. 

Please pass this news on. An updated flyer will be circulated for distribution around the fellowship in due course. 

Do join us on the line on Fridays if you can, and be sure to let your groups, members and friends know about this exciting new recovery option!

In service,

Kevin - Online Intergroup

Los Angeles Workshop on Writing

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Please find information about the above, which will take place on Saturday, April 12th, in Plummer Park, at  7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Room 3, in West Hollywood.

Full info is available here.

New York Intergroup News March 2014

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Hot off the presses, please find the above here.

Los Angeles 2014 Memorial Day Retreat

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Registration is now open for the above, taking place at the Mount Calvary retreat house at St. Mary's in Santa Barbara, California from May 23-25.

Please visit the SCA Los Angeles website for more information, or find the registration form here.

New York Spring Conference Update

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The above will occur from May 16-18 in New York, location to be announced later.  Already the Special Events Committee has chosen a show to be presented concurrently, and anyone interested in participating in any aspect of the conference can contact Tony D. at events [at] scany.org.

Next Los Angeles Workshop on Sponsorship

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SCA Los Angeles will hold its next workshop on Saturday, March 8 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Plummer Park in West Hollywood.

The topic is "Sponsorship," and more details can be found here.

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