ISO Upcoming Elections

The SCA’s International Service Organization (ISO) will hold service position elections at it’s April 19-21st annual ISO conference. Three Executive Committee positions will be elected, or re-elected: Inreach Committee Chair, the Director-at-Large, and the Fiduciary Committee Chair/Co-Chair.

The Fiduciary Committee is responsible for the daily business of the ISO.  It maintains ISO’s financial records and is responsible for its budget and for its bank accounts, whose signatories are designated by ISO.  It publishes and distributes ISO approved SCA literature in a timely manner.  It manages literature sales and inventory.  It handles legal records, including copyrights of ISO literature.  It maintains the ISO Archives. It produces minutes of ISO and Executive Committee meetings.

Anyone who has been a SCA member for 2 or more years and who currently has one or more years of sobriety on their Sexual Recovery Plan is welcome to submit their name for consideration. Any member can nominate another member who meets those requirements. Please contact the Nominating Committee’s Tony D.  at inreach@sca-recovery.org.”

QUESTIONS & THOUGHTS

Question: How can “Dating” be one of the tools of the SCA Program, when most of my slips are from Dating Apps and Websites?

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Please submit your Thoughts, Feelings or Experiences about this question to the e-mail address below. You can also submit a SCA related article, poem, post or etc. to be considered for publication to the same address:

scannereditor@sca-recovery.org

Thoughts:

Since coming to SCA NY in April of 2006 I have seen the numbers of attendees at meetings go down even before Covid-19.  I’ve also observed that there are a core group of members who are very loyal to the program attending meetings regularly and doing service in the program.  I’ve also been happy to see a constant arrival of newcomers who “keep it green” and are proof that the outreach program is working.

Rather than focusing on the popularity of the program as a measure of its success, I am content to be grateful that this wonderful twelve step based program of recovery for compulsive sexual behavior is here for me when I need it, which I find is often.  — Gregory S.

 

The Tools of Dating and Socializing are unique to SCA and can be used to help build, support and aide in our recovery. However, like some of the other tools, they can be stressful to start to use.  I know that even going to meetings at first was a reason for me to “act out”. When I got to the point where I felt I was ready for a “healthy” relationship I found I needed to define what “dating” was to me.  So I created a “Dating Plan”.  There were so many ways meeting new people could screw with my head that I found that I needed to be honest with myself on what I was doing.  I needed to know if the date was going to be casual or serious before bringing sex into it.  In trying this out I found I had to actually discuss this with the dates.  What a concept! Strange I know, but it really helped me deal with all the feelings that can come up with dating and to maintain my sobriety according to my SRP (Sexual Recovery Plan). — Gary S.