We are pleased to announce that SCA New York has started a new weekly meeting. It’s as actually a revival of a meeting which had closed years ago.This meeting focuses on The Tools of Recovery and will be held every Thursday from 6:30-7:30 pm in room 1-D of the Heritage of Pride offices, 154 Christopher Street (the Archives Building), New York NY 10014.There is no regular public access to the space. Members will be admitted by a simple buzzer system code. Please consult the www.scany.org meeting list for details, which will be posted before the Jan 16th meeting , or call (917) SCANY12.
Anti-Mame is the tale of a fabulous addict who LIVES in her third column, while totally ignoring the other parts of her program. Her nephew comes to live with her as her life is rocked with changes that drive her to her bottom. As she recommits to recovery, her nephew has grown into a full-blown addict and she must come to grips with the amends she owes him.
Friday, December 20 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 21 at 8:00 pm
American Theater of Actors: John Cullum Theater
314 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
(between 8th and 9th Avenue, 2nd floor.)
Tickets can be purchased on-line at: https://www.scany.org/events OR at the door for a suggested donation of $25, but nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds.
The SCA Survey is complete. We are no longer accepting survey questionnaires. Thank you to all who have participated. We are certain the information provided will be of great help to our fellowship and we will keep you updating on some of the statistics and results.
Attention all members: we will soon be discontinuing our use of the Yahoo groups for ISO business. All members of the current ISO list YahooGroup were issued invitations yesterday (Oct 30th) to join the google groups which will be replacing Yahoo. It is incumbent upon you, the addressee, to accept the invitation if you wish to continue receiving ISO messages, conversations and files. You must respond within the next 48 hours, at which time the invitation will expire.
If you would like to become a member of the SCA Outreach, Inreach, Recoverybook,or Literature Development groups, send your request with your e-mail to: email@example.com
Thank you to the St. Louis Fellowship for supporting SCA’s booth at this year’s SASH Conference.
The outreach table brought awareness to health professionals working in sexual recovery.
Registration for the 2020 New Year Retreat will be opened on September 21, 2019
December 27 – 29, 2019
Mount Calvary Retreat HouseSanta Barbara, CA
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New SCA Conditionally Approved Literature
“The Promises” has now been printed and is being distributed to various intergroups, meetings and individuals. Members are encouraged to read it and make comments and suggestions for the Literature Development Committee to consider and/or incorporate into their recommendations for ISO approval.
Greetings to all fellow SCA members,
The annual conference of SCA’s International Service Organization (ISO) took place May 3rd-5th in Chicago, IL.
Among other business matters, the ISO did the following:
Voted to unconditionally approve the previously submitted (2018) commentary on The Twelve Traditions of SCA . This is now SCA conference-approved literature, and it will be published and made available for purchase later this summer.
Voted to approve 2 SCA stories of personal recovery to be made available as part of a forthcoming SCA Big Book. There are currently a number of such personal recovery stories that have been previously submitted to ISO, and the Recovery Book sub-committee is charged with continuing the editing process so that more of these can be approved next year.
ISO also voted to again provisionally approve (for one year) the 2018 submitted piece on The Promises. This will be reviewed and edited by the Literature Development Committee, along with recent submissions on The Promises by other contributors.
As is the case for all provisionally approved SCA literature, copies of The Promises piece will be made available to interested members. We encourage any comments, criticisms, praise or suggestions concerning The Promises document to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of the “SCA Big Book”, I feel that we are getting closer to that long-awaited date when it will become a reality. This project had been discussed and worked on for at least the past 15 years. Still to come are commentaries on the 12 Steps and also on the 14 Characteristics. The Recovery Book sub-committee continues to work on these, and the Literature Development Committee will also review them, along with the recently submitted (but not approved) Toronto & Online Intergroup commentary on the Characteristics.
Tony D. has volunteered to remain as Literature Development Coordinator for the next 12 months. And thanks to Mike O, who has served as Recovery Book sub-committee chair for the past few years. He will stay on as a working member of that committee.
—The SCA member survey —
ISO has recently sent emails to all intergroups and to other meetings announcing the upcoming SCA worldwide Member Survey, which will become live on our website www.sca-recovery.org during September & October 2019.
The purpose of this survey is to assess the general health and functioning of the fellowship as a whole. To this end, the Fellowship Inventory Committee has developed an online survey to help assess how well the fellowship is living up to its primary purpose of helping sex addicts achieve and maintain sexual sobriety. This survey will be conducted during September and October 2019. It will be available online to all SCA members worldwide, and our goal is to reach as many SCA members as possible.
In order to facilitate the broadest participation in the survey, we are requesting the assistance of all SCA intergroups and individual meetings in identifying Survey Liaison volunteers to help inform members of the survey and to encourage them to take part.
More will be announced at your meetings during July and August.
ISO continues to develop its outreach program to the Sexual Compulsive who still suffers. Our Outreach Chair—Rich K., along with Noel F and Jonathan D. from SCA in LA—have successfully launched a digital and print “how to” guide which will reach out to more people thru the social networks. Other intergroups and meetings are encouraged to learn more, and to consider using this tool in their own local outreach. Contact email@example.com for more information.
ISO re-elected the following Executive Committee members:
—-Gordon B.for a 2-year term to continue as the ISO Chair until 2021
—-Rich K. for a 2-year term to continue as ISO Outreach Chair until 2021
ISO elected Alexandra Katehakis to serve for a 2-year term as the Outside Director on the Executive Committee. (2021). Dr. Katehakis is a certified Sex Addiction Therapist and the Clinical Director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles. She has written a number of books, and has spoken at many S-program conferences, including SCA in LA.
Dr. Katehakis replaces Linda Engstrom, who served two full 2-year terms as our Outside Director. We thanked Linda for her devoted service to ISO since 2015.
Remaining on the Executive Committee now beginning the 2nd year of their respective 2-year terms are:
—David N. Fiduciary Chair (2020)
—Gary S. Inreach Chair (2020
—Jim M. Director-at-Large (2020).
ISO also approved a by-law change, explicitly defining partial-term service and how it affects term limits for officers.
I would like to thank all members of the SCA Chicago Host Committee , led by John S, who provided for all ours needs during the May ISO Conference, and who made feel at home. A special thanks Diane V., our recording secretary, and to Mike O., our technical director for the Conference. Thanks also to Russell P., our Treasurer, to Greg I., our webmaster, to Matthias P., our international meeting list coordinator, and for all who have done service throughout the year.
yours in service,
The Recovery Book Sub-Committee is again without a Chair. If you can really donate some time and care about the future of SCA, please consider helping to Chair this group to finish it’s chartered work on producing the building blocks of our recovery.