CoDA: Reviewers Needed For New Weekly Reports

From: "CoDA Announcements" <>
Subject: CoDA: Reviewers Needed For New Weekly Reports
Date: March 5th 2017

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Communications Committee,



This CoDA Announcement emailing program came out of the Communications Committee mission to encourage communications up and down the inverted pyramid that is the CoDA Fellowship. Up till now the content has been mostly practical information such as leads to reports, announcements of events and technical information about the use of the site.

Missing has been more informal reports on CoDA committees, the board, the web site etc., what CoDA happenings take place in other localities, what decisions have been made or are being discussed for the Fellowship as a whole, even general ideas and discussions. So the Communications Committee is planning to fill that gap with a regular weekly Announcement called FRIDAY FELLOWSHIP ITEMS.

The inevitable back and forth of group conscience decision-making, though, has been a barrier to this happening earlier. As excellent as this process is for documents meant to be long referenced by the Fellowship, it is not possible for weekly reports of activities or of reflections on Fellowship service work. Individual authorship such as is done by newspaper reporters seems more feasible.

Since, in the spirit of CoDA, group participation of some kind is called for, a Review and Editing Group is planned to support the author. Feedback to the author before an item is published, and even vetoing publication if necessary, should insure the CoDA message is maintained.

If we were to have three or more in addition to the current committee members, the Group should be able to provide at least three approvals before publication, which should be enough to maintain the spirit, at least, of the wonderful CoDA group conscience tradition.

Reviewers would be asked to commit to regularly checking email for the subject line FRIDAY FELLOWSHIP ITEMS, reading a one-page item and registering approval or not within a day or so, possibly not much more than fifteen minutes each time. If this is something you could help with, please consider volunteering by emailing

Your help could enable expansion of communication up and down the Fellowship.

CoDA Communications Committee


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