CoDA Announcements Archives

 

[list_settings.list_name] Message

December 8th 2009

Contents: 1. Thank you & mission statement 2. QSR 3. New toll free phone number 4. Spanish outreach has new email address 5. Upcoming events 6. Thank you�s 7. Translation management process information Thank you for subscribing to the CoDA announcements list. Exactly what we�ll be sending out is still a work in progress, but it will include events, announcements & items the Communications Committee believe are of interest to CoDa as a whole. Per the 2nd tradition, �For our group purpose there is but one ulti ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] How Service In CoDA Works #1

January 11th 2010

The following comments are from Leo C. ____________________________________________________________________________ The following is excerpted from the Fellowship Service Manual (FSM). This is section two. The FSM can be found on the CoDA.org website. It describes how you, the CoDA member has the power to participate in all CoDA's decisions. This is a section of the FSM. There are other sections that speak to different situations and issues. More will be revealed as these notification emails are put forth. One point ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Sunday Night CoDA phone meeting

January 20th 2010

Hello All! We are looking for a few people who would be interested in hosting our Sunday night open share telephone meeting. If you or anyone you know might be interested in helping out please contact me at 760-365-9404. We desperately need to keep these alternative meetings going and we do have approximately 8-10 people each week calling into this meeting. Please pass on to anyone you might think would be interested in helping. This has been an awesome meeting and we'd hate to see it postponed due to the lack of hos ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] QSR Changes, Board Issues & TMC

January 21st 2010

QSR (Quarterly Service Report) Changes: Those who have selected QSR distribution by email will now receive your copy through the new QSR email list. That is a separate list from this. If you are not subscribed to the QSR emailings, & would like to be, please go here: http://www.coda.org/dada/dadaqsr.htm The QSR has changed to actual quarters. The new schedule will be as follows: QSR due dates and publication dates are: QUARTER DUE PUBLISH Jan-Feb-Mar April 15 April 30 ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Request For CoDA Content

January 24th 2010

Hi. My name is Geff R and I'm the administrator of this new email list software which was recently installed and to which you are subscribed. I am writing to you to ask for your help in improving communications throughout the CoDA World Fellowship. The CoDA Announcements list is potentially a very powerful tool to get information to the fellowship in a timely and simple manner and we are looking for content from the entire fellowship. I encourage all committees and individuals to consider using the list to disseminat ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] New Spanish Language CoDA Email List

January 29th 2010

We have created a Spanish Language version of this list. Translations will be provided by Madeline of Spanish Outreach. If you would like to subscribe to the Spanish edition of this list, please go here: http://www.coda.org/dada/dadaspo.htm We are also potentially able & willing to create versions in other languages if there are trusted servants willing to do the translations. ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Search For New Web Host

February 8th 2010

To the CoDA fellowship: Largely due to email delivery issues, CoDA.org is beginning a search for a new web host, or possibly just a new host for our email services. We are looking for suggestions from the fellowship. If you know of a high quality host that you believe may meet need CoDA's needs, we'd greatly appreciate your input! Here's some of our requirements (Please also see the attachment below for more on this): Email: No "email per hour" cap A host that doesn't frequently end up on email spam bla ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Upcoming Local & State CoDA Events

February 14th 2010

USA: California: Northern Cal: Spring Mini-Conference Saturday, April 24th, 2010 Santa Clara, CA http://norcalcoda.org/upcoming_events.htm Southern Cal: Quarterly Regional Meeting March 27th 10 AM to 12 noon Crystal Cathedral, in the Family Life Center, Room 223 13280 Chapman Avenue Garden Grove, CA http://socalcoda.org/news.php The Valleys: TVCC CoDA Workshop Every 3rd Sunday of the month from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Encino Hospital "Encino Classroom" on the First Floor 16237 Ventura Blvd Encino, CA http://ww ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] 2010 International Convention Workshops & The QSR Is Out

February 16th 2010

CoDa is in need of members to present workshops at the 2010 Convention in Los Angeles. The deadline to apply is March 1st, so if you�re interested please apply soon! You can email Michelle at michelled812@gmail.com or apply online at www.lacoda.org. The entire announcement flyer can be viewed here: http://coda.org/event-pdfs/2010_Convention_Workshop_Flyer.pdf Also, the 2009-2010 Bridge QSR (Quarterly Service Report) is out. You will soon be able to view it here: http://www.coda.org/status/QSR/ Or you can subscribe ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] CoDA Toll Free Phone Number Is Live

February 21st 2010

Phone.com 602-277-7991, 888-444-2359 COMES ALIVE!!! ANNOUNCING All CoDA phones now have the CoDA announcement directing callers to options. This is the deployment of one of the service available to us through our phone service provider, Phone.com CoDA's phone numbers are: Local Phoenix number 602-277-7991 Toll Free Number (English) 888-444-2359 Toll Free Number (not designated) 888-444-2379 Options are: Press 1 - to speak with a person to help find a meeting (call forwards to Answer1) Press 2 - to speak to ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Updated FSM Has Been Posted

March 3rd 2010

The Fellowship Service Manual 2009 (Pending Conference Approval 2010) is now on the CoDA World site: http://www.coda.org/pdfs/Fellowship_Service_Manual_of_CoDA_2009.pdf If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Voting Entity Delegate Responsibilities

March 4th 2010

This is an excerpt from the FSM. It comes from Section 8, which deals with Voting Entity Service. Specifically, it details the delegates' duties, which include sending the VE issues to the Board 60 days before CSC and disseminating information to the community regarding other VE Issues presented to the Board in order to get Group Conscience for voting at the CSC. From Section 08 Voting Entity Service, Voting Entity Delegate Characteristics & Activities:. A Delegate is not, politically speaking, a "senator&quo ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Workshop Leaders Needed For 2010 Conference

March 4th 2010

Would you like to facilitate or co-facilitate a workshop at the CoDA International Convention in Los Angeles this July? The deadline for workshop submissions has been extended until March 20th, so fill out this online questionnaire today! We have received many topics relating to Relationships and Surrendering, but we still seek topics relating to Sponsorship, Boundaries, Inner Child, Service, Healthy Meetings, and Higher Power. Of course you may submit any topic you like. Please email michelled812@gmail.com with any q ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] New Board Member

March 17th 2010

The CoDA Board is pleased to announce that Geraldine H accepted a position on the Board. Per CoDA bylaws, she will complete the remainder of Maty A's 2010 term until the next CSC. Her application for a Board position will be presented at CSC2010. The Board members thank Maty for her service and look forward to working with Geraldine. If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] March 13th Board Minutes

April 11th 2010

Please see the .doc attachment below. We have scanned the attachment & found it to be virus free, but it is always advisable to also scan it yourself before opening. If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Open Vs. Closed Meetings

April 12th 2010

There has been some questions recently about the concept of Open Vs Closed CoDA meetings. Thought this would be a good time to share this excerpt from the 2009 CoDA Fellowship Service manual: �Open� and �Closed� Meetings A CoDA meeting may be "open.� This means that anyone can attend. �Anyone� means codependents, non-codependents, students, or representatives of other organizations (including the media), etc. (It is expected, and may be specifically asked, that all such visitors agree to respect our need for ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Coda.org Website Change

April 18th 2010

There have been major changes to the front page of the Coda.org site to make it more friendly for newcomers. Those who wish to view the old home page with all of it's previous functionality can either go directly to http://www.coda.org/index12.php or go to http://www.coda.org & on the left menu click on "Advance Users". If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Information On The CoDA FSM

April 19th 2010

Attached is the Table of Contents (ToC) for the FSM (Fellowship Service Manual) of CoDA in Word .doc form. This manual contains a lot of very useful information that is relevant to running meetings, dealing with 7th tradition donations and CoDA structure. The manual can be downloaded or just read on the CoDA.org web site (no cost), or purchased from CoRe, CoDA's publishing arm. The ToC shows what is in the manual and is being sent out so that more people will be aware and make use of this valuable tool. If you have a ge ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: From The Board

April 26th 2010

The following is excepted from the current QSR (Quarterly Service Report). The full QSR will soon be up on the CoDA web site here: http://www.coda.org/status/QSR/index.php You can also subscribe to the QSR here: http://www.coda.org/dada/dadaqsr.htm In the next eighteen months, five of six board positions will become vacant. It's time to look inside and ask if now is the time for you to make the three-year commitment to the Fellowship as a trusted servant. Running this corporation continues to assure a place for others ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Deadline For Conference Registration

April 26th 2010

The Events committee would like to Remind Voting Entity's of an important part in of our By Law Article IV Section 3 deadline is coming up. Please read. Article IV - Membership and Voting Section 3 It is the responsibility of each Voting Entity's service board to notify, in writing, the Secretary of the Board of the selection/election to office of its Delegates and terms of office. Generally, this notification is provided at least thirty (30) days prior to Conference. In the absence of such notification, a Deleg ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Information On The CoDA FSM

April 27th 2010

Attached is the Table of Contents (ToC) for the FSM (Fellowship Service Manual) of CoDA in Word .doc form. This manual contains a lot of very useful information that is relevant to running meetings, dealing with 7th tradition donations and CoDA structure. The manual can be downloaded or just read on the CoDA.org web site, http://www.coda.org/serviceman.php http://www.coda.org/pdfs/Fellowship_Service_Manual_of_CoDA_2009.pdf or purchased from CoRe, CoDA's publishing arm. http://www.coda.org/core/index.php The ToC sh ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] From The Board

April 29th 2010

A word from the Board�. In anticipation of CoDA's 24th Service Conference (CSC), we�ve received communications from people never before involved in CoDA at the world level. They ask to participate and offer fresh ways to approach old situations. What a delight to be uplifted by these good thoughts! The months before CoDA Service Conference is a magical time, filled with grand opportunities to practice kindness, restraint and preparedness. We have the opportunity to arrive at CSC prepared for positive outcomes. In ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] 2010 International CoDA Convention

May 7th 2010

Co-Dependent Anonymous, Inc. (CoDA) 2010 International CoDA Convention 12 Promises: The Yellow Brick Road to Recovery Location in Culver City, California July 16-18th, 2010 Friday, Saturday & Sunday Friday Night Speakers Founders Ken & ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: 2010 Conference Motions Are Out

May 31st 2010

Attention Voting Entities - Intergroups - Members Important Issues, Motions, Reports are now posted. Visit http://coda.org/dp/DPSitemap.htm CSC documents submitted so far are ready for your review and feedback from your community. Please download and distribute so your community has the opportunity to discuss these important issues prior to CSC July 13-16. CoDA Board __________________________________________________________________________ The Communications Committee sincerely hopes that members receivi ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] 2010 Conference Motions Reminder

June 11th 2010

Just another reminder that many of the 2010 CSC motions are up. We're really hoping your CoDA community will tale the time gc these issues & let your delegates know your area's consensus on this year's issues & proposed literature. Per the 2nd tradition, your trusted servants need your guidance! Also thanks to all the committees & states who have turned in your motions in such a timely manner! Individual motions can be viewed or downloaded here www.coda.org/dp/index.php or here: http://coda.org/dp/DPSit ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] New List Sending Address

June 18th 2010

For those who have us in your address book or white lists to avoid these e-mailings being labeled as spam, please note that sometime in the next 1-3 weeks our sending address will be changing to codalist@codependents.org Geff R If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] 2010 Conference Motions Are Out

June 18th 2010

Here's another reminder that many of the 2010 CSC motions are up. We're really hoping your CoDA community will take the time to gc these issues & let your delegates know your area's consensus on this year's issues & proposed literature. Per the 2nd tradition, your trusted servants need your guidance! Also thanks to all the committees & states who have turned in your motions in such a timely manner! Individual motions can be viewed or downloaded here http://coda.org/dp/index.php or here: http://coda.org/ ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Request For Your Meeting's Update Information

June 18th 2010

All, it is important that information about your meetings be as current as possible. There is a form on the CoDA.org site that is used to provide time, location, and contact info. The contact info can be used for people to find out if the meeting is still viable and the times are correct, as well as by CoDA to send notifications that are pertinent to all meetings. Please, if you are the contact for your meeting, make sure that this information is up to date on both your local and CoDA World meeting lists. It would als ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] CoRe Phone Number Change & Upcoming Downtime

June 18th 2010

Please note phone numbers for CoRe: The fax number will remain 704-483-3088. The new phone number is 704-483-3038 - this is an answering machine; messages are picked up every other day, minimum. Also, please note that the CoRe Website will be under construction and unavailable over the 4th of July weekend. The site is moving, so we have to be down for two to three days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thanks CoRe coreorders@coda.org If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to th ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Vegetarian Food At Convention & CSC Motions

June 24th 2010

UPDATE!! Concerning Friday and Saturday meals at this years International CoDA Convention. There will be a choice for a limited number of Vegetarian meals at our Friday noon luncheon. We will also have a limited number of Vegetarian OR Vegan meals at our Saturday night banquet. Sunday morning is buffet and does not offer a separate Vegetarian meal. CoDA registration on-line has been updated for Saturday banquet. If you have already registered and would like to request one of these meals please send an email to ev ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Convention / Conference Hotel Room Availability

June 25th 2010

The Raddison is booked up, we are looking into close accommodations and will post something as soon as we have some options. Also we are getting close on our Saturday night Banquet dinner count. If you plan to join us for dinner Saturday night, you need to register for Convention and pay for dinner & Convention. If you are just planning on attending any Speaker meeting, you need to register for Convention. Convention only is Forty-five dollars. this includes are the speaker meetings and workshops. Parking m ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: 2010 Convention News From Events

July 3rd 2010

Events Update: Melody B has stated their will be no book signing Saturday night. Our 7th Tradition will be collected in our Marathon CoDA meetings. Motels near Raddison Westside: Raddison Westside (our meeting place) 1 800-395-7046 still has some rooms for the weekend just not on Wed 14th or Thursday the 15th. . Court Yard Marriott 1 800 736-0698 or 310 590-2500 on Bristol Parkway in Culver City, they told me about 5-8 minute walk to Raddison Westside. Or Four Points by Sheraton LA Westside in Culver C ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] We're Back!

July 8th 2010

Just a short note to let you know that all the CoDA email lists are back online. For a short period, you may have issues with connecting to the main website &/or emailing to addresses@coda.org as the internet learns of our move to a new host. As we mentioned earlier, we have a new email address for list submissions. If you'd like to have something sent out on any of our English speaking lists, please email your event or item to codalist@codependents.org For our Espanol list, please email your requests to Madeline: es ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Convention Workshops & Keynote Speakers Schedule

July 10th 2010

Here's an updated Convention schedule. Saturday, July 17 9:00 - 10:15, Marinas East/West, Principles Before Personalities 9:00 - 10:15, Pacifica A, Recovery from Emotional Abandonment 9:00 - 10:15, Pacifica B, Coming to Believe 10:45 - 12:00, Marinas East/West, "Utilizando Herramientas de Recuperacion para Alcanzar las Promesas" 10:45 - 12:00, Pacifica A, Relationships as Mirrors 10:45 - 12:00, Pacifica B, Inner Child 2:00 - 3:15, Marinas East/West, "El Establecimiento de Limites Saludables en la Recup ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: 2010 Convention Is Almost Sold Out!

July 11th 2010

Due to the tremendous response to this years convention, we are almost sold out. Therefore there will be NO room for walk-in registration this year, so anyone not pre-registered will be turned away. There is still the option to register online for the last few slots: http://www.coda.org/events/event-registration.php Hope you have a great conference & convention! On a completely separate subject, we have received several reports that members have been unsubscribed from this list without requesting it. If that happe ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: From The Board: CoDA Service Conference 2010

July 18th 2010

CoDA Service Conference 2010 - What a fabulous event! Voting Entity Delegates met and collectively decided many important issues for the Fellowship Thanks to all for your service. Please ask your State or Country's Delegate for more information. It is my pleasure to announce the members of the CoDA World Fellowship Board of Trustees. CoDA Board of Trustees for 2010-2011 are: Chair JudiAnn (Texas) Vice Chair GeraldineH (UK) Secretary SalleH (NorCal) Treasurer - open Trustee - JuttaE (Germany0 Trustee ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Foundational Documents & Major Revision To The Patterns

July 23rd 2010

Per the 2010 Service Conference our Patterns Of Codependency have been officially revised. Please see & feel free to use the new version below. Also for your information, the following 4 documents are required to be read at every meeting as written: 1. The 12 Steps 2. The 12 Traditions 3. The CoDA Welcome (Long or Short version). The 2009 CSC approved short version is here http://www.coda.org/tools4recovery/welcome-short.php 4. The CoDA Preamble Other recommended readings for meetings include the following, but ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: CoDA Recovery Patterns

July 23rd 2010

As a follow up to the previous email, there is also an approved document that is not as well known entitled "Recovery Patterns of Codependence" It will not format correctly for a plain text email such as this, but you can view or download it here: http://www.coda.org/tools4recovery/patterns2.php If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] New Conference Motion Deadlines

July 26th 2010

The following motion was passed at the 2010 CSC with the goal of providing sufficient time for our CoDA communities to Group Conscience & submit feedback to their Conference delegates on all voting issues before Conference. First, here is a summary of the new policy: * Items must be submitted to events committee and web-coordinator by cutoff date . 60 days (before CSC) for VE Issues, Motions (must also be sent to Board) . 75 days (before CSC) for By-Law changes (must also be submitted to Board Secretary) _______ ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Message From Outreach

July 31st 2010

To ALL CoDA members: If you are a Delegate, Intergroup member, Group Member Representative or an individual CoDA member who is interested in carrying out -- our Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other codependents, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. And Tradition 5: Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to other codependents who still suffer. -- PLEASE distribute this letter -- you may adapt it for y ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Outreach Follow Up To Last Mailing

August 3rd 2010

From Flo of the CoDA Outreach Committee: Some people have misinterpreted my statement about "MD State Assembly" (for CoDA) to be referring to outside of CoDA-- Could you please send this follow up to clarify?? "I have sent a letter similar to this letter to the Maryland State Assembly asking for funds to invest in "What is CoDA" pamphlets" TO CLARIFY--- I am referring the the MD CoDA State Assembly--- http://www.md-coda.org/ The letter I sent is an example of what other CoDA member ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] New CoDA Delegate List

August 4th 2010

We'd really appreciate it if you would pass this message on to your local CoDA Delegates, Intergroups & CoDA State Organizations that are not subscribed to this list! The CoDA board of Trustees is desiring to develop a Voting Entity (VE) contacts page/list email aliases. There are several contact lists in our Community Contacts~. However, these website and intergroup contacts are not necessarily the direct means to contact the Voting Entities on important issues. The desired contact would not necessarily be a pe ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: To 2010 CSC Delegates: Request For Your Help!

August 15th 2010

To all who served as voting entity delegates at the 2010 CoDA Service Conference, first thank you for your service! The Communications committee is intending to put together a narrative report for the fellowship of decisions & changes made at & by the 2010 conference. We would greatly appreciate it if any CSC delegate who is writing a report for their local CoDA community would be willing to also share the report with us. Out intent is to take all reports received & merge them into 1 thorough but easy to r ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Spanish Outreach newsletter... Find out what is happening in Spanish Outreach.

August 18th 2010

Hello everyone. Spanish Outreach, a sub-committee of Outreach, would like to keep you informed of what is new and exciting here at Español.... We are so excited with our work, that we want to share it with you. WHAT IS NEW AT SPANISH OUTREACH. 1. During our times at the Convention, we recruited two new members. Rosario from Los Angeles, (she was translator as some of the events) and is currently involved with California CoDA Spanish Intergroup. Rosario will be a valuable member to SPO. (Spanish Outreach) ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: What happened at CSC 2010?

August 19th 2010

What happened at CSC 2010? What changes can be expected? In the next several months, look for an improved CoDA Newcomer page at www.coda.org. For the volunteers, a virtual office is being planned which will provide storage for historical items, as well as committee work areas for operational documents. CoDA literature will soon be published by the CoDA organizations in Mexico, Quebec (French), Taiwan (Chinese), and Japan (Japanese) through our publishing agreements with these countries as brokered by our Translation ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: 2nd Quarter QSR Coming Soon

August 21st 2010

The Quarterly Service Report to the CoDA fellowship will be out soon. If you would like to receive it by email & if you aren't subscribed to the QSR list yet, please go to http://www.codependents.org/ to subscribe to the QSR list If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Getting The Word Out

August 25th 2010

As CoDA is mentioned less & less in the media many of our communities have seen membership shrink. Our 12th step states: "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other codependents, and to practice these principles in all our affairs." Per our 5th tradition, "Each group has but one primary purpose: to carry its message to the codependent who still suffers." Our 11th tradition also states, "Our public relations policy is based on attra ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]:6th Annual Las Vegas CoDA Conference 10/9/10

September 8th 2010

Please view the attached .pdf for details. While it has been scanned for viruses, we suggest scanning it again before opening. If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: New Conference Approved Sponsorship Literature

September 15th 2010

New Literature Available Now! Sponsorship: What's in it for me? Item # 4023 on the CoDA Order Form or Order online: https://www.coda.org/estore ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]:2010 CSC Delegate Report

September 16th 2010

This report is a combination of 2 reports from CSC 2010 delegates Kathy L. of Illinois & Shari A. of Arizona. Thank you to both for their service & for sharing their state delegate reports with the fellowship! With the exception of 2 edits done by the chair of the Communications Committee, everything below is quoted 100% from their original reports. CoDA is truly an international organization. We had delegates from French and English speaking Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Ha ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]:CoDA Step Prayers Recently Posted on the CoDA Website

September 27th 2010

Following a review by members of the Board and the CoDA Literature Committee, a new service document has been posted on the CoDA website under "Tools for Recovery" in the "Prayers" section. All of the CoDA 12 Step prayers contained in our CSC-endorsed literature are now contained in a single document under the heading "CoDA Step Prayers" as well as in the PDF section on the same web page. It is our hope that members of the CoDA fellowship will find a single source for the prayers containe ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: From The Board: CoDA Intellectual Properties

September 27th 2010

An alias was recently added at the webpages regarding questions on CoDA's intellectual property. Requests for authorization to reprint CoDA materials should be directed to: legal@coda.org CoDA World Fellowship Board board@coda.org If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Why Do Service Work?

September 30th 2010

Why do service work? How can service work advance my recovery? People get involved in service work for many different reasons. Some do it because they want to control what is going on in their sphere within CoDA. Others do it because they think that they are the only one who knows what is best for CoDA. Some do it because they feel guilty if they don't contribute. And some actually do it for selfless reasons - because they truly want to contribute to the Fellowship so that more and more codependents can find their way ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Hospitals and Institutions Committee Seeks Contact Information

October 1st 2010

Hospitals and Institutions Committee Seeks Contact Information The Hospitals and Institutions Committee of Codependents Anonymous is compiling a current list of H & I contacts to the Voting Entities (VE) and Intergroups as well as individuals who would like to be in service at the group level. We understand that not all VEs and Intergroups have a current H & I representative. If you do not have a formal representative, could you please send us the name of a person who is willing to serve as a temporary contac ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: New Conference Approved Sponsorship Literature Available

October 3rd 2010

September, 2010: A new piece of CoDA-endorsed literature is now available from CoRe! This booklet is entitled: "Sponsorship: What's In It for Me?" and is a compilation of topics that address important questions that arise around the recovery tool of sponsorship. These issues are discussed from the perspectives of both sponsees and sponsors and include the following: CoDA Sponsor's Characteristics, Sponsees' Responsibilities and Rights, Why Aren't There More CoDA Sponsors?, Growth through Sponsorship, Ch ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: New Version Of The Patterns

October 4th 2010

The CoDA Literature Committee has been receiving comments about the length of time needed to read all of the new Patterns and Characteristics of Codependency. It has also received many responses that members at first found the additional patterns to be difficult and somewhat negative, but as time went by, they found that their hearts have been opened to seeing aspects of their own codependency never before realized, with humility and gratitude. Several groups have dealt with the length issue by dividing up the Pattern ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Message Archive

October 17th 2010

For those who don't know, all the messages sent by this list are archived. Anytime you'd like to read list emails that CoDA has sent in the past, please go here: http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/list/main/ If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Service Conference Delegate Checklist

October 17th 2010

Delegate Checklist First and foremost, a delegate is responsible for being a conduit for communication between the CSC and the fellowship. The following is a checklist that we hope will help delegates ensure that they have completed all their duties before, during and after Conference. Several motions were passed at the 2010 CSC that requires VE Issues and all motions be sent to the Events Committee at least 60 days prior to the start of CSC. This is to allow adequate time for the delegates to retrieve these items and ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: What is new and exciting in Spanish Outreach?

October 24th 2010

Good day to all, In cooperation with CSC-instituted changes to CoDA committee work, Spanish Outreach established its operational manual (Manual de Spanish Outreach) to archive the Committee's policies, its teleconference agendas and their minutes, and prerequisites for service. Part of creating the Manual included devising an inventory of its group consciences (CG: Toma de Consciencia de Grupo). We will use the Manual and accompanying linked documents to orient new members. But that's not all: in the coming months ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: New Recovery Tool Announcement

October 29th 2010

Following review and approval by the Board and the CoDA Literature Committee, a new service document has been posted on the CoDA website under "Tools for Recovery" in the PDF section, which we believe will be invaluable in advancing the outreach efforts of CoDA groups and communities. This document is titled "Recovery from Codependence" and contains the Preamble, the Welcome, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, the new Patterns and Characteristics of Codependency and the Twelve Promises. I ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Invitation to Share About Grief & Loss

November 12th 2010

Invitation to Share About Loss You are invited to participate in a new CoDA Literature Committee project about recovering from loss. We ask that you write about your own experience with grief: e.g. death of a relative; loss of a friendship; loss of health. Please include how you used your CoDA recovery to cope with it. We seek submissions that include your experience, strength and hope by working the 12 Steps as they relate to loss, grief and healing. If you have questions or want further information, please contac ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: FSM Guide To Service

December 6th 2010

Over the next 3 weeks we plan to send 1 section a week from the Fellowship Service manual relating to service in CoDA. Section 6 relating to meeting service positions is attached to this email as a .pdf file attachment. While we try to avoid sending attachments wherever possible, your trusted servant was unable to get this to format in a readable manner otherwise. Depending on your email client, the attachment is likely either at the very top or very bottom of this email Please consider scanning the .pdf for viruses ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Request For Input

December 8th 2010

The CoDA Communications Committee is wondering what sort of content you'd like to see on this list? Please send your ideas, & we'll do our best to accommodate! Please reply to comm@coda.org ___________________________________________________________________________________ If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org For questions in Spanish, please email espanol@coda.org ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: FSM Guide To Service

December 13th 2010

Section 7 relating to intergroup/community service positions is attached to this email as a .pdf file attachment. While we try to avoid sending attachments wherever possible, your trusted servant was unable to get this to format in a readable manner otherwise. Depending on your email client, the attachment is likely either at the very top or very bottom of this email Please consider scanning the .pdf for viruses & malware before opening. We'll be sending Section 8 on service at the Voting Entity/World Level next ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Survey Follow-Up

December 15th 2010

Thank you all for the many suggestions you sent in on what types of things you'd like to see. The Communications Committee, which oversees the information that is sent out, will be reviewing your suggestions in the near future and hopefully we'll be able to do many of the things you've suggested. Thanks again! The CoDA Communications Committee comm@coda.org If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org For questions in Spanish, please ema ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Sacremento Mini-Conference Jan 22nd

December 17th 2010

Please go here to view the complete flier: http://greatersaccoda.org/gsacc.fliers.archive/2011WinterMCFlier.pdf Questions, please email redhatattitude@gmail.com If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org For questions in Spanish, please email espanol@coda.org ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: FSM Guide To Service

December 20th 2010

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) Section 8 relating to Voting Entity service positions is attached to this email as a .pdf file attachment. While we try to avoid sending attachments wherever possible, your trusted servant was unable to get this to format in a readable manner otherwise. Depending on your email client, the attachment is likely either at the very top or very bottom of this email Please consider scanning the .pdf for viruses & malwar ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: CLC Request For Your Story On Grief

January 18th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) The Literature Committee asks CoDA members to write about their personal experience with grief. We ask that you to write about the death of a relative; loss of a friendship; loss of health or other examples. We want for submissions that include experience, strength and hope by working the 12 Steps as they relate to your grief and healing. We have received a couple of submissions and welcome many more. Please spread th ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Healthy Meetings Checklist

January 19th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) We have also attached the message below in Word document form for better formatting. As usual, please scan all file attachments before opening. The following suggestions for healthy meetings are taken from the CoDA "Healthy Meetings Matter" handbook. Since this material is copyrighted, please reference its source whenever used. Healthy meetings are an integral part of the CoDA Fellowship, providing us w ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Looking for Volunteers

January 21st 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) Last year, the CoDA world Communication committee was part of the effort to implement a volunteer staffed telephone call response process. Currently we have several volunteers who handle these types of calls. We are always looking for additional people for this effort. If you are an English and/or Spanish speaker who would like to become such a volunteer, and have the qualifications listed below, please send an email ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Resending Expanded Request For Phone Volunteers

January 23rd 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) Based on responses we have received to our recent email, we are resending it with some additional information which is underlined below. Please reply to cphone@coda.org Last year, the CoDA world Communication committee was part of the effort to implement a volunteer staffed telephone call response process. Currently we have several volunteers who handle these types of calls. We are always looking for additional peopl ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: 2011 Encino California CoDA Workshops

January 25th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) Please see the attachment. We always recommend scanning attachments before opening. If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org For questions in Spanish, please email espanol@coda.org ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Q4 Quarterly Service Report Is Out

January 27th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) You will soon be able to view it here: http://www.coda.org/sitemap/coda-sitemap.php#QSR You can currently download it here as a Word Document: http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/archive/qsr/20110127131248/ You can also sign up to receive future QSR's by email here: http://www.codependents.org/ If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outrea ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: 2011 CoDA World Convention Early Bird Registration

January 31st 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) The 2011 CoDA World Convention is scheduled for July 8-10 in Denver, CO. Early bird registration of $45 which includes ALL 3 DAYS has been extended until February 28. After that registration will cost $65. Don't miss this opportunity to save money and still enjoy the same great speakers and workshops. Convention information: http://coda.org/events/convention-information.php Online registration: http://coda.org/ev ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Workbook in Spanish!!

February 1st 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) Now available from CoRe - Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Workbook in Spanish!! Please see our website for ordering - CoDA.org/estore Disponible ahora de CoRe - Manual de los Doce Pasos y Tradiciones en Español!! Vea nuesto sitio web para pedir - CoDA.or/estore core@coda.org If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org For qu ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Looking for current Voting Entity delegates

February 3rd 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) The following is also attached as a Word doc. The 2011 CoDA CSC is scheduled to start July 5, which is less than 6 months away. It is important that the CoDA World Fellowship be able to compile a list of current and new Voting Entity (VE) delegates so that we may provide you with information as it is assembled prior to CSC. If you are currently a VE delegate, would you please email the following information to IMC@c ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: List Unsubscribe Issues

February 18th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) Over the last several months we have noticed a significant number of occasions where email addresses have been unsubscribed & then resubscribed to the various CoDA email lists. In some cases, people have emailed us asking why they were unsubscribed. Most often this is caused by one of the following: 1. Accidentally clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of an email 2. Forwarding a list email to a friend wh ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Upcoming Local Events: WA, IL & CAL

February 21st 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) Washington State: Pacific Northwest CoDA Retreat 3/11 - 3/13 http://www.codawa.org/events/codaWA2011retreata.pdf Mini-Conference 4/2 http://www.codawa.org/events/SpringIntoRecovery_flyer%20final%20final.pdf Illinois: Retreat 4/8 - 4/10 http://www.coda.org/event-pdfs/2011_ILL_Retreat.pdf 2011 Illinois Intergroup CoDA Conference 4/16 http://www.coda.org/event-pdfs/2011_IL_ING_Spring_conf.pdf California (Encino): 2011 ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: 2011 CoDA World Convention Early Bird Registration

February 22nd 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) Remember: Earlybird registration ends on Feb 28 - One week. Register now and save yourself $20.00. Registrations goes up to $65.00 March 1, 2011. Also if you are attending CSC and plan on going to any of the speaker meetings - you need to register for convention. $45.00 now will get you workshops on Friday and Saturday and Speaker meetings Friday night Saturday night and Sunday morning. Register now. You can ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name] Teens / Young Adults & CoDA Meetings

February 27th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) This message is being sent by the Communications Committee for two purposes: To affirm the concept that "All ages can attend CoDA meetngs." To invite, and encourage, input from the Fellowship (and interested members of the Community in general) in the forms of Experience, Strength and Hope (ESH), comments, opinions, professional literature as background information, related to being or having relationships w ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: CoRe (CoDA Literature) Pay Pal / Card Issues

March 7th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) CoRe's e-store is experiencing difficulty with paypal, and is temporarily not accepting credit cards. We are working diligently to correct the situation, but in the meantime, please call our office - 704-483-3088 - leave your name and phone number, and our office worker will call you back to get your order over the phone. We apologize for the problems and hope to have it rectified very soon. We will send out another ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Corrected CoRe Phone Number Re: Yesterday's Email

March 8th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) Hi, codependents. This is Mary from CoRe, and I made a mistake on the announcement I sent yesterday concerning the phone number to call to leave your number so we can call you back and get your order. I am so sorry for the confusion, Thank you to Kate for noticing and letting us know, so I can correct it before too many call the fax number. Here is the correct phone number for CoRe: 704-483-3038 Mary Core@coda. ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: CoDA Meetings And Study Groups

March 9th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) What is the difference between a CoDA meeting and a study group? It has come to the Communication's Committee's attention that there is some confusion regarding the concept of step study groups as compared to a CoDA meeting that is using a step study model. There are also completely separate issues regarding some CoDA meetings that may not be following some of the traditions and/or displaying controlling and other har ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Teens & CoDA Meetings Follow Up

March 9th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) We received several responses to our recent mailing regarding teens at CoDA meetings. This is a follow up to clarify a few points. For many years CoDA had a committee called CoDA teen and efforts were made in a variety of locations to start meetings specifically for teens. Unfortunately none of these meetings were successful for a variety of reasons. In 2007 the CoDA world fellowship voted to disband the committee. ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: CoRe (CoDA Literature) Is Back Online!

March 10th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) CoRe is back on line! Please visit the web store coda.org/estore Thank you for your patience and understanding. CoDA Resource Publishing core@coda.org If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email outreach@coda.org For questions in Spanish, please email espanol@coda.org ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: SPONSORSHIP IN CoDA

March 13th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) SPONSORSHIP IN CoDA Sponsorship in CoDA is essentially different from sponsorship in other 12 step groups because of the nature of the disease of codependence. To be effective, CoDA sponsorship depends on the development of healthy boundaries on control issues such as advice-giving, care-taking, and rescuing. Giving feedback as sponsors, we can develop skills to be h ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Fellowship Input On 2011 Conference Motions

March 31st 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) Sample Process for Input from Fellowship on Items for CSC Please see the attached pdf file for the contents of this mailing. We rarely use attachments, but the formatting of this message required it. If you need help finding way to open a .pdf, please write back. We especially hope that 2011 Conference Delgates choose to read the attached document, though we also wish to provide this information to the entire CoDA fel ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Survey Follow-Up

April 8th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) Thanks again to all for the many suggestions you sent in on what types of things you'd like to see. Following are some questions that were raised and answers to those questions. One person asked for more modern formatting. More modern formatting is available but would involve larger file sizes which we try to avoid as much as possible. Someone asked for a column that answers questions from readers. The Communica ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Upcoming Local & World Events

April 24th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) Apr 16 Illinois Intergroup CoDA Conference Codependent? Who Me? Palatine, IL http://www.coda.org/event-pdfs/2011_IL_ING_Spring_conf.pdf Apr 29-May 1 2011 Texas Camping/fishing/Trades Day Purtis Creek State Park Eustace, TX http://www.coda.org/event-pdfs/2011_TX_event.pdf May 5 Brooklyn CoDA 5th Anniversity Celebration Brooklyn, NY http://www.coda.org/event-pdfs/2011_BklynCodaAnn.pdf May 14 TVCC Events Topic on 4t ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: July CoDA World Convention In Denver

June 3rd 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) 2011 International CoDA Convention July 8-10 Denver, Colorado It's not too late to make your travel arrangements and join recovering codependents from all around the world and Celebrate CoDA's 25th Anniversary! A milestone in the Mile High City Included is a list of our Dynamic Speakers and the interactive workshops that will be held. Registration is just $65 for 3 days of fun and fellowship. Convention held at ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: 2011 CODA Conference (CSC) - We Need YOUR Input

June 26th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) The 2011 CoDA World Conference is coming up quite soon. Your delegates need to know the input & group conscience of the CoDA World Fellowship. Per CoDA's 12 Traditions & 12 Service Concepts, the delegates are encouraged to vote the will of the fellowship they represent, rather than their own will. There are a large number of motions & V.E. Issues this year, some of which are quite significant. You can d ...Continue Reading

CoDA World Fellowship Service Conference Day 1, 7/5/11

July 6th 2011

_Day 1_ ·         _12 Steps, 12 Traditions, Service Concepts, Serenity Prayer, Welcome, Introductions, Announcements _ ·         _Review of Process_ ·         Action Process 2 minutes to present motion 5 minutes for questions – either mike 6 to 12 minutes for pros and cons – up to 3 each – 1 minute each 5 minutes – crafting – proposed changes – motion can also be t ...Continue Reading

CoDA World Fellowship Service Conference Day 2, 7/6/11

July 6th 2011

_Day 2_ ·         _12 Steps, 12 Traditions, Service Concepts, Serenity Prayer, Welcome, Introductions, Announcements _ ·         _Co-NNections Committee_ – Gary, MD__ All are invited to visit Co-NNections at coda.org/co-nnections.php Committee provides online venue for CoDA members to share their thoughts about their recovery journey ·         _Hospitals and Institutions – ...Continue Reading

CoDA World Fellowship Service Conference Day 3, 7/7/11

July 8th 2011

_Day 3_ ·         _12 Steps, 12 Traditions, Service Concepts, Serenity Prayer, Welcome, Introductions, Announcements _ ·         _Outreach Committee_ – Lisa, AZ__ A group conscience statement was made about the fact that their alias was removed by the Board without communication and that no resolution has been achieved on a dispute that was filed as a result of this action because of lack of cooperation of the Board in ...Continue Reading

CoDA World Fellowship Service Conference Day 4, 7/8/11

July 8th 2011

_Day 4_ ·         _12 Steps, 12 Traditions, Service Concepts, Serenity Prayer, Welcome, Introductions, Announcements _ ·         _Budget Approval_ – Finance Committee__ Budget numbers o   Proposed budget is $109,580 o   Available cash after prudent reserve is $112,577 o   Result is that our budget is under by $2,997 Motion from the floor: To limit the number of Trustees to 7 for this year. ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Your New Board Of Trustees For 2011-2012

July 8th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) The new CoDA board of trustees has elected our officers for the coming year. Chair - Evie S - SoCal Vicechair - Lisa B. AZ Secretary - Florence F, MD Treasurer - Barbara , NorCal Board members: Dagmar, UK Geraldine, UK Julie, NorCal Jutta, Germany Mercedes, Mexico Congratulations to the new members, & thank you to both the outgoing members & the new board for your service! It's exciting that 4 of our 9 truste ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Correction To Yesterday's Mailing

July 9th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) I ask forgiveness of Lisa B, our wonderful new Board Vice-Chair, from NV. I incorrectly identified her twice yesterday as being from AZ. I thank my HIgher Power for once again reminding me that my program is one of "progress, not perfection." In Service, Evie S., outgoing Communication Committee Chair If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: New Literature!!!

July 12th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) The CoDA Literature Committee (CLC) is delighted to inform the fellowship that the CoDA Service Conference recently approved the CLC motions to accept the revised Patterns and Characteristics and the new Recovery Patterns of Codependence as CoDA-endorsed material which will be posted on the CoDA website shortly. The Patterns and Characteristics of Codependence were revised during this past year in response to many r ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: CoDA Board of Trustees July 8 Meeting Summary

July 18th 2011

(Mailing list information, including how to remove yourself, is located at the end of this message.) The following is a summary of the board meeting held on July 8. They are not the official minutes. This summary is being provided for member information until the official minutes are approved and posted. CoDA Board of Trustees Meeting Summary, July 8th 2011 Sheraton, Denver, Colorado Present: Evie S., Lisa B., Barbara D., Florence F., Julie B., Geraldine H., Jutta E., Mercedes M., Dagmar M. Next meeting: August 7t ...Continue Reading

[list_settings.list_name]: Looking for new web coordinator

July 23rd 2011

CoDA is looking for a new Web Coordinator. Click here for a job description. If interested please contact webliaison@coda.org with a list of your qualifications and how long you have been in CoDA recovery. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ...Continue Reading
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