The International Service Organization of Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (ISO of SCA)
held its annual business conference during the weekend ending April 19th, 2020.
The following is a summary of the Conference:
We unconditionally approved the Commentaries on the 12 Steps of SCA
We unconditionally approved “The Gifts of Recovery”, formerly identified as “What We Get from Working the Program”
We unconditionally approved 8 individual stories of recovery submitted by SCA members
We unconditionally approved the German translation of the SCA Blue Book
We unconditionally approved the French translation of the Four-Fold
We approved immediate and widespread distribution of the SCA Fellowship Inventory Survey findings/suggestions to the membership through various means, including PDF files and possible printing, if needed
We approved convening a special ISO Conference in late October 2020 (date TBD). It will be conducted remotely. Its primary purpose will be to consider additional SCA literature for approval: including, but not limited to commentaries on the 14 Characteristics, more individual recovery stories submitted by SCA members, and a piece on Porn, Apps & Internet Addiction. [This event is in addition to the regularly scheduled ISO quarterly conference calls: July 18, October 3, January 16, 2021, and the annual ISO conference, to be held in Atlanta in spring of 2021]
Following our current (2018) Literature Development Procedure, all literature must be submitted to the ISO list at least 90 days prior to the conference, in order for it to be considered. A progress report on the Big Book development may also be given.
We approved an amended Donations policy, which limits annual individual donations to $5,000 and sets a one-time $10,000 limit of donations made through wills, trusts, foundations, and other fiduciary entities. This had not previously been specifically defined.
We approved a Commercial Transactions policy, establishing limits on long-term financial commitments entered into by the Fiduciary committee. It also prohibits any rent/lease of ISO resources to any entity within or outside SCA. Any monetary transactions benefitting ISO will be deemed 7th Tradition donations to the general fund, without consideration of any direct or specific benefit.
Elections of Officers
Fiduciary Chair: David N. (NY) re-elected for a 2-year term (2022)
Inreach Chair: Gary S. (NY) re-elected for a 2-year term (2022)
Director-at-Large: Laura R. (LA) elected for a 2-year term (2022)
“Recovery is a miracle — each one of us is a walking
The following SCA mail boxes are not being visited and will remain out of bounds for the foreseeable future.
70A Greenwich Avenue #209
New York, NY 10011
P.O Box 1585, Old Chelsea Station
New York,NY 10011
We strongly suggest that individual, meeting or intergroup donations to ISO should be made online for the remainder of this public health emergency.
Check the website: sca-recovery.org for a list of the SCA Meetings that are SUSPENDED or have gone to an ONLINE format.
In response to the increasing call for social distancing and other precautionary measures related to preventing the spread of COVID-19, many SCA meetings have decided to temporarily suspend their ‘in-person’ meetings. Please see our website for an updated list of these changes.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or if you have any questions.
Due to the national, statewide and local emergency situation in New York, the ISO Executive Committee has approved a motion that the 2020 ISO of SCA Conference meet remotely, rather than in person. The dates for the conference remain unchanged: Friday April 17th – Sunday April 19, 2020.
The conference will take place at the times indicated on the Agenda and it will be entirely accessible via the StartMeeting app. If you have not already installed this app it would be advantageous for you to do so, in order to fully participate in the conference.
All reports, proposed literature, spreadsheets and other documents will be fully visible to all online attendees. Members may also attend via telephone, or thru the StartMeeting app on their phones. Please consult the ISO (password protected) page for details on installation, or contact David N., Fiduciary chair at email@example.com for assistance.
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.
SCA New York will also hold a Gratitude Meeting, immediately followed by a Holiday Party on Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 at the LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011 from 2pm-5 pm. There is no admission charge, though we will ask for donations to help defray the costs of the space and refreshments.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Please submit your suggestions to the following address: email@example.com
Also let David N. know if you need additional copies mailed to you: firstname.lastname@example.org