Summary of SCA’s ISO 2022 Conference

Summary Report on the ISO 2022 Conference

The International Service Organization of Sexual Compulsives Anonymous held its annual conference this past weekend: April 29 – May 1, 2022.

Listed below are some of the conference’s highlights, which took place on Zoom.

Delegates representing 82 meetings attended the conference. Several members of SCA Japan (9 meetings) joined us Friday night and made a full report of SCA Japan’s activities. We also heard from most domestic US/Canada meetings and some scattered international meetings.

Recovery book sales (print & e-book)

Since the ISO released the new Recovery Book (print version) on November 17, 2021, sales have been brisk and steady. Through March 31, 2022, the ISO has sold 243 copies of the print edition and 101 copies of it in E-Book form.

Decisions made and Actions taken

  • The delegates agreed to amend the ISO Shipping, Handling and Merchandising policy to reflect the change to single destination shipping charges made in 2014 and eliminate sections about practices no longer applicable.
  • The delegates approved a motion to fund the effort to obtain copyrights for updated chapters in the Recovery Book (2nd editions) by acquiring Copyright assistance software.
  • The delegates approved two (2) motions regarding re-printing the yellow 4-fold. The first was to allocate money to re-print 10,000 copies with the updated language approved in 2021; the second stipulated that 1,000 copies be distributed without charge to groups to encourage replacing the old version.
  • We considered two new pieces of literature: an SCA Step Workbook and a book of Daily SCA Meditations. We referred both these documents to the Literature Development committee for further revisions.
  • The ISO Literature Development Coordinator—Tony D.—asks all SCA members to consider doing service by volunteering to join sub-committees now being formed to work on these pieces.
  • We also voted to form an ad-hoc committee to consider the feasibility of producing an audio version of our new SCA Recovery Book. Again, we are looking for members to help with this project.

 New ISO officers

In keeping with our rotation of service policy, half of the ISO Executive Committee positions were up for election.

  • Inreach Committee: Tony D. (NY) was elected Inreach Chair, succeeding Gary S. (LA) for a two-year term.
  • Fiduciary Committee: Due to a last-minute change, we could not elect a new Fiduciary Chair to succeed David N. (NY), who has completed his (maximum) two consecutive two-year terms. David has agreed to stay as a “caretaker” on an interim basis (without voting rights) until we find a volunteer to replace him. Please consider helping us with this essential and valuable service.
  • Director-at-Large: Gordon B. (NY) was elected, succeeding Laura R. (LA), who served one two-year term.

THOUGHTS & WISDOM

from Dr. Alexandra Katehakis – Outside Director for SCA :

“We’re living in a disruptive time; pandemics, war, and climate change disasters are on the rise. I don’t
think we’re ever “going back” to what was. As such, I believe we will continue to see an increase in
addiction as people grasp to regulate themselves and find meaning in a topsy-turvy world. Sadly, the
current sociopolitical climate engenders isolation, violence, and deprivation of those in need making
SCA and its services more critical. SCA will remain a beacon of light through inclusivity, a place for
people to find a “home” where they won’t be judged, and caring fellows to soothe and support them.
May you all flourish and be well.”

SCA NY’s 40th Anniversary celebration: June 18th

SCA New York is proud to celebrate its 40th birthday this year.  Join us — in person or virtually — on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the LGBT Center at 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011, or in SCA NY’s Zoom room #1.

​We will present a Founders Forum at 3:30 pm, honoring Bill L., Frank H., and Saul M. followed by a Gratitude Meeting, from approximately 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Members are welcome to stay afterward to enjoy refreshments and conversation until 7:00 pm (all times are Eastern).

Both the Founders Forum and Gratitude Meeting will be conducted in person and can be attended via our SCA NY Zoom Room #1. Please check our website: www.scany.org for more details, including Zoom room access details.

We ask that those planning to attend in-person fill out the registration form on the www.scany.org website. This will help us plan seating and refreshment arrangements.

E-Book Version of Avoiding Common Pitfalls – 2nd Edition Now Available for Sale

E-Book Version of Avoiding Common Pitfalls is now available for sale on any of our three (3) E-Book platforms. This version contains all of the revisions and additions included in the corresponding chapter in the new Recovery Book. The price for the E-Book is $0.99.

 

Available on Apple iBooks here

Available of Amazon Kindle here

Available of Google Play here

 

Other E-Book versions of chapters containing new material will be available in the coming months.

Post and Update your SCA meeting information

Please keep our International Meeting List (located at sca-recovery.org) apprised of any changes that may take place.

We have just learned that there has been a SCA In-Person meeting ongoing, every Sunday at 7:30pm in San Antonio, Texas for the last 8 months.  It is growing and is now listed on our meeting list.

By having your meeting listed you get the support of the whole fellowship.  Everything from new literature announcements to ongoing service opportunities.

Now Available – 3rd Edition – printed version

SCA: A Program of Recovery - 3rd Edition SCA: A Program of Recovery – 3rd Edition – Revised and Expanded $19.99

This book contains over 200 pages of more than four decades of experience, strength, and hope in recovery from sexual compulsion. It has been written, edited, and published entirely by members of Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA). This 3rd edition is an expanded and updated version of SCA’s previous recovery book. It includes commentaries on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions as adapted from the original principles of Alcoholics Anonymous, as written by members of SCA, and personal stories of recovery.

To order please go to our online Literature Store at sca-recovery.org