The Los Angeles Intergroup 12th Step Committee meets quarterly to carry the message to the sexual compulsive who still suffers. The core members are the coordinators for Hospitals, Institutions & Professionals (HIP); Legal Outreach; Public Information; and Workshops. The rest of the committee is made up of other interested SCA members.
As HIP Coordinator (Hospitals, Institutions & Professionals), I participated in the quarterly 12th Step Committee meeting on October 12th. We discussed strategies for getting SCA outreach materials into local LGBT Pride Festivals by putting our materials at a booth run by a relevant institution such as the Sexual Recovery Institute, the Center for Sexual Health, or Del Amo Hospital. Anyone with connections to one of these or a similar institution with a booth at Pride should let me know so we can plan to follow up. (scalosangeles.org/contact)
Our other current HIP project is to put together a mailing to about 100 local mental health facilities. Several volunteers have started looking up addresses to make a mailing database. We plan to mail a batch of letters at the next quarterly 12th Step Committee meeting tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 11th at 11am at Plummer Park, West Hollywood, California.
Zoe, LA Intergroup
The fifth annual retreat will be held at the Marianist Center on November 15th – 17th, 2013. Payment is due by Nov. 1.
Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, is a UCLA MSW graduate and personal trainee of Dr. Patrick Carnes. He founded The Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles in 1995. He is author of Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men, and co-author with Dr. Jennifer Schneider of both Untangling the Web: Sex, Porn, and Fantasy Obsession in the Internet Age and the upcoming 2013 release, Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Sex, Intimacy and Relationships, along with numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters.
Read the brochure for more information.
The SCA-DC Annual Fall retreat will be held October 11-13, 2013, at the historic Claymont Mansion in Charlestown, WV. The retreat begins with dinner on Friday and ends mid-day on Sunday. The weekend is full of meetings, workshops, guest speakers, hiking, fellowship, yoga, relaxation and great food. The retreat is a great place for SCA members to fellowship with other members and to share their experience, strength and hope.
The registration brochure for the Fall Retreat is now available. Feel free to print the brochure and mail your payment with the registration form to SCA. [Download Brochure]
Payments are due by Oct. 4. For further information, see http://www.sca-dc.org/events.html