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 firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The mission of IFF is to promote a spirit of cooperation among S fellowships, with a
primary purpose of reaching the still-suffering addict. IFF has been dormant for the last
five years. Two people from SAA are now taking an active role in getting these lines of
communication open again.
• SPAA suggests no porn or sex outside of a committed relationship. Edging is
considered middle-circle behavior. They are four years old and have about 400
members. They have gay and woman-only meetings.
• SAA is starting legal outreach the last couple of years and likes what SCA has
done in the Southern California area. Their intergroup set a 5-year plan for their
• Castimonia involves vows of sexual purity tied to moral and religious beliefs.
They have mixed-gender meetings, apps, and social media using a biblically
redeemed approach to the Twelve Steps.
• It was agreed to try to include all recovery programs’ website addresses on each
organization’s individual main website.
• Annual IFF Conference is planned for Cosa Mesa, California. They will update us
on the exact date.
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.”
The ISO has voted to conduct a special conference entirely on the Zoom platform on Saturday, October 24th, 2020 Noon – 5pm, and Sunday Noon-4pm [Note: all times are EDT= GMT- 4:00].
The primary focus of this conference is to consider specific pieces of new literature and other items of SCA business.
Please e-mail me at email@example.com for the Zoom meeting ID (phone access code) and password.
This year’s ISO Conference was a resounding success in the view of the ISO Director at Large. The delegates worked well together in a cohesive manner, and tackled the agenda effectively and efficiently. A healthy group conscience was clearly evident throughout the conference. We approved pertinent literature submissions, referred other literature back for additional work, and rejected one piece of draft literature, plus a suggested wording change to one of the Tools of SCA. There was a searching discussion of the limits of the authority of the Executive Committee, and its individual officers, together with the role and authority of the annual ISO Conference itself. Of particular note was a resolution affirming that SCA’s Third Tradition includes all those wishing to recover from sexual compulsion in any and all of its manifold forms of expression, which was passed unanimously.
Focus of the Director at Large report presented to the 2015 ISO Conference and recommendations made to ISO were:
- Define/expand job description of Director at Large
- Expand job descriptions of Inreach, Outreach and Fiduciary Committees
- Continue to support SCA fellowship history project, and its independence
- Define what constitutes an SCA group and intergroup
- Continue to prioritize definition and explanation of SCA Steps and Traditions
- Continue to hold, strengthen and promote quarterly ISO and ISO Committee calls
- Publicize available service positions
- Develop ISO Service Manual
- Promote commitment, stability and continuity in ISO service
- Formulate plans to improve ISO’s fundraising efforts
- Continue to prioritize, encourage and support SCA website redesign and upgrade
Conclusion & Summary
The Tools That Help Us Get Better tell us that “Service is a way of helping ourselves by helping others.” Much of the report had a common thread: ISO needs to promote and support service in general, but also particular areas of service. ISO also needs to encourage commitment, stability and continuity in service. In the way we go about doing service, both as a service board and as individual Trusted Servants, we should not lose sight of the Traditions and core principles of the program. Some ISO service positions and areas need to be better defined.
SCA has no paid special workers. Just as we are self-supporting in financial terms, so must we be self-supporting in the service that is done to keep all the varied areas of the fellowship going. In order to carry the message of recovery, the fellowship needs strong Seventh Tradition contributions from all quarters.