CoDA Announcements Archives

 

CoDA: Storygatherers Book Project

June 22nd 2017

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Literatuer Committee, lit@coda.org The Literature Committee Our stories are part of our recovery, as is sharing those stories. We learn from and support each other through the verbal and written sharing of our experience, strength, and hope. Our written stories are so important! CoDA literature is a reflection of the history and legacy of the program. In order to keep our conference-endorsed literature inclusive and fresh, the CoDA Literature Committee is requesting member ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Getting Your Local Event Listed On The Website & In CoDA Emails

June 18th 2017

Getting Your CoDA Event Listed: We've noticed that their have been very few local CoDA events posted on the calender as of the last few months; which is why their have been no local events emails. Any CoDA entity (Meeting, Intergroup, USA State or Non-USA Country or State CoDA organization) that is hosting an official CoDA event in line with CoDA guidelines is qualified to be on the calender & to be featured in the local events emails. Here's what to do: First in keeping with the traditions it must be sponsored by ...Continue Reading

Friday Fellowship Item #10: Last Weekly Friday Fellowship Item

June 15th 2017

Friday Fellowship #10: Last Weekly Friday Fellowship Item Written by a CoDA member, CoDA content approved by Communications Committee This series of CoDA Announcements was begun by the Communications Committee to answer several needs of our Fellowship. The first was simply on-going content for CoDA Announcements providing communication up and down the inverted pyramid. Another was a hope to stimulate a stronger habit of readership by delivering information in a consistently informal manner. That tied into encouragin ...Continue Reading

CoDA Email Response Team Needs Volunteers

June 14th 2017

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Email Team, info@coda.org CARRY THE MESSAGE...FROM YOUR HOME COMPUTER Here is a very typical email we receive at CoDA World Service: My name is _______. I live in _________ and would like to know where can i attend to a first meeting. Difficult decision to swallow and accept that i have a problem to get it resolved i hope i am making the right desicion. This gives us on the Email Team an opening to describe our own experience going to our first CoDA meetings. That kind of ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Scholarships Still Available For October Service Conference

June 10th 2017

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Voting Entity Liaison, imcvel@coda.org *Do you want to attend the CoDA Service Conference (CSC) as a Delegate?* *2017 CoDA Service Conference **October 9-13, Minneapolis, MN* *Do you need financial assistance? * *Apply for a Travel Reimbursement Opportunity (TRO)* Each year, CoDA offers Travel Reimbursement Opportunities (TROs) for up to $750.00 each (US), and $1,500 each International The following simple eligibility requirements apply: You have been elected by your Voti ...Continue Reading

Friday Fellowship Item #9: SOMETHING THAT WORKED

June 8th 2017

Friday Fellowship Item #9: SOMETHING THAT WORKED Written by a CoDA member, CoDA content approved by Communications Committee During 2016, as now, the CoDA Literature Committee was seeking new stories to be placed in the next edition of the CoDA Blue Book. To help achieve that, three members of the committee met weekly by phone and online to develop a workshop format for people thinking of writing down their stories of CoDA recovery. It was clear, though, that a workshop plan that had never been implemented would not ...Continue Reading

Quick Service

June 3rd 2017

Quick Service CoDA content approved by Communications Committee Interested in CoDA service work? Little to none personal time? Want more from recovery? Regular meeting service work not a good fit for you? If you answered YES, then try out service as a Friday Fellowship Item (FFI) reviewer. Your job would be to read FFI email submissions to verify any CoDA content is according to our principles so writers can freely share their experiences doing service. It takes 10-15 minutes per submitted share, about 1X per week and ...Continue Reading

Friday Fellowship Item #8: “Emotional Sobriety”

June 1st 2017

Friday Fellowship Item #8: “EMOTIONAL SOBRIETY” Written by a CoDA member, CoDA content approved by Communications Committee The conclusion of CoDA’s Service Concept Seven reads: “... Since issues over authority, will, money, property, and prestige can and do arise in service work, trusted servants need to practice emotional sobriety, including anonymity, humility, tolerance, gratitude, making amends, and forgiveness.” Since being in service work in CoDA, I have discovered the need to practice emotional sobriety (emo ...Continue Reading

Friday Fellowship Item #7: QSR: A Window on CoDA World Service

May 25th 2017

Friday Fellowship Item #7: QSR: A Window on CoDA World Service Written by a CoDA member, CoDA content approved by Communications Committee Recently out is the Quarterly Service Report (QSR) for the first three months of 2017. CoDA really believes in transparency! 34 pages of transparency, including all the financial information anyone would want from our Corporation, Co-Dependents Anonymous, Inc. as well as our publishing arm, CoDA Resource Publishing, Inc. (CoRe). It can be accessed here and you can subscribe to futu ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Speakers And Presenters Needed For 2017 Convention

May 24th 2017

The contents of this email are from the CoDa Events Committee. events@coda.org Dear Beloved CoDA Member, I hope this message finds you precious and free. The CoDA Events Committee is inviting you to share your experience, strength and hope by either presenting a workshop or being a speaker at the 2017 International CoDA Convention in Minnesota, Minneapolis. We ask that your topic be your experience, strength and hope using the 12 Steps, or 12 Traditions or this year’s theme, “In The Reflection of Recovery.” If you w ...Continue Reading

CoDA May 11th, 2017 Board Meeting Summary

May 23rd 2017

The contents of this email are from the CoDa Board Of Trustees, board@coda.org CoDA World Board Conference Call summary Thursday May 11, 2017 Skype for business invite 5pm to 6:30 pm PST Recording started: Meeting called to order by Chair May I, at 5:00 PM Attending: *Jen, Gerry, Madeline, Mary, Denny, Anita, Lorraine. * *Absent: **Addie offered an advanced notice. * *No visitors on the call.* Round Robin for discussion: [*]*Jen, Gerry, Madeline, Mary, Denny, Anita, Lorraine* Items for consent agenda: [*]T ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Announcing Scholarships For 2017 Service Conference

May 23rd 2017

The contents of this email are from the CoDa Voting Entity Liaison, imcvel@coda.org *Announcing Scholarships* *2017 CoDA Service Conference **October 9-13, Minneapolis, MN* *Do you want to attend the (CSC) as a delegate?* *Do you need financial assistance? * *If so, please read the following announcement!* As a State or International Country Voting Entity Delegate, you represent the voice of your local CoDA voting entity. CoDA wants to help by offering you a scholarship to attend the CoDA Service Conference in Minneap ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Sponsoring Members In Institutions

May 20th 2017

The contents of this email are from the CoDa Hospitals & Institutions Committee. hosp@coda.org The Hospitals and Institutions Committee has a waiting list of 23 women and 18 men in institutions who have requested sponsors. Could you help by corresponding with one of these individuals to help them work CoDA’s twelve steps and traditions? You can expect to write about 1 letter per month. Letters and replies go through the CoDA central office. If you have sponsored before and would like to sponsor again, please let u ...Continue Reading

Friday Fellowship Item #6: A Service Gift I Relish

May 18th 2017

Friday Fellowship Item #6: *A Service Gift I Relish* Written by a CoDA member, CoDA content approved by Communications Committee “I am full-time CoDA” is what I sometimes tell people. It’s not entirely true because I do many other enjoyable things as well. CoDA, though, is what I do, now that I can choose how I use my time. No other occupation is so worthwhile. I got started after learning the hard way that pushing people to attend CoDA meetings was not good Twelfth Step work. I did some exploring on the CoDA websit ...Continue Reading

CoDA: News From CoRE (CoDA Publishing)

May 15th 2017

The contents of this email are from CoRE core@coda.org *N E W S  F R O M  C O R E*         The 12 and 12 Green Workbook is now available electronically on Kindle. It will shortly also be available on iBooks further increasing the options for working our recovery Check out all CoDA publications, English and Spanish, in print and e formats on: *www.corepublications.org* You can review previous emails here: http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/list/main/ If you have ...Continue Reading

Friday Fellowship Item #5: The CoDA Messenger

May 11th 2017

Friday Fellowship Item #5: The CoDA Messenger Written by a CoDA member, CoDA content approved by Communications Committee In 1997 CoDA volunteers put out the first issue of a newsletter titled The CoDA Messenger. Four pages, printed for distribution by mail and by hand, apparently, showing so much about the Fellowship of the time. For one thing, the meetings were bigger; 75 people attending at one time, for example. But this meeting then shrank to only 6, so they felt they had to take action and started experimenting ...Continue Reading

CoDA: New Pin For The 1 PM Phone Meetings

May 8th 2017

The Contents of this Email are from the CoDA Alternative Meetings, elizabethbst@yahoo.com The daily 1 PM (Eastern USA Time) CoDA Phone Meetings have a new pin code that is not yet reflected on the CoDA web site. It is 573762#. The call in # remains 712.770.4160                      In Service,                      Kelly ( ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Carry The Message...From Your Home Computer

May 6th 2017

The contents of this email are from the Email Team of The Communications Comittee, info@coda.org CARRY THE MESSAGE...FROM YOUR HOME COMPUTER Here is a very typical email we receive at CoDA World Service: My name is _______. I live in _________ and would like to know where can i attend to a first meeting. Difficult decision to swallow and accept that i have a problem to get it resolved i hope i am making the right desicion. This gives us on the Email Team an opening to describe our own experience going to our first CoDA ...Continue Reading

Friday Fellowship Item #4: CoDA Materials for Download

May 4th 2017

Written by a CoDA Member. CoDA Content approved by Communications Committee comm@coda.org “Why is it so hard to get CoDA materials? Sending materials through the mail is so twentieth century!” Sigh. The CoDA Fellowship is caught in the support model inherited from our parent fellowships that finance central operations primarily through the sale of conference endorsed printed literature. In CoDA, currently, 30 % (soon 40%) of the price of every item we sell is going to support CoDA operations. The obvious conflict with ...Continue Reading

CoDA Yearly Notice Of Web Site & Email Privacy Policies

May 4th 2017

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Legal Department, *legal@coda.org* *We have updated our privacy policy. Take time to read our revised Privacy Policy  which will go into effect 30 days from the date of this email. If you continue to use our services on or after that date, you will be agreeing to these new terms and policy changes. * *If you have any questions, please let us know here and we'll be happy to assist you.* *legal@coda.org* You can review previous ...Continue Reading

CoDA Quarterly Service Report Is Out

April 28th 2017

We wanted to let you know the 1st Quarter CoDA Service Report (QSR) is out. You can download it here: http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/archive/qsr/20170428142738/ Or subscribe & have it delivered to your inbox here: http://www.codependents.org/                            In Service,                 ...Continue Reading

CoDA Friday Fellowship Item #3: Communications Committee

April 27th 2017

Content Approved by Communications Committee comm@coda.org FRIDAY FELLOWSHIP ITEM #3: Communications Committee According to our mission statement , the job of the Communications Committee is communications. Duh! But communications can mean many different things. Here are the ones our committee is currently doing using permanent working groups. The CoDA Email Team responds to email sent to info@coda.org. Mostly it’s help finding meetings or contacting another committee of World Service. But also people sometimes pour ...Continue Reading

CoDA April 13th, 2017 Board Meeting Summary

April 23rd 2017

The Contents Of This Email are from the CoDA Board Of Trustees, board@coda.org Co-dependents Anonymous CoDA World Board Conference Call Thursday April 13th, 2017 4:45 -6:15 PM Pacific Skype-for-business invite Meeting called to order by Mary I at 5:01 PM Pacific Round robin established: Gerry, Mary, Lorraine, Madeline, Denny, Addie, Jen, Anita Gen made motion to ratified Consent agenda, Gerry seconded. Unanimously approved. Recording Started Items for discussion. *Web Liaison – *Gerry provided updates on prog ...Continue Reading

CoDA Friday Fellowship Item #2: The Message Sparks a Spreading Fire

April 20th 2017

The content of this email has been approved by the Hospitals and Institutions Committee of CoDA World Service hosp@coda.org FRIDAY FELLOWSHIP ITEM #2: The Message Sparks a Spreading Fire A few members of our program decided to carry CoDA into one of their county jails. In this facility, the inmates were physically divided into “pods” of 30-40 each. The CoDA members were allowed to present their experience, strength and hope to a whole pod, and some inmates thought they would give it try. The Hospitals and Institution ...Continue Reading

4/2, 2017 Summary of CoDA’s Board of Trustees Emergency Meeting.

April 16th 2017

The Contents Of This Email are from the CoDA Board Of Trustees, board@coda.org Summary of CoDA’s Board of Trustees Emergency meeting. Meeting took place in Skype. Sunday April 2nd, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM Pacific. Attendance: Denny, Gerry, Madeline, Jen, Lorraine, Mary, Addie. Invited guests: Conni. Agenda: Web- designer fees for restoration of site. Discussion: Having an operational site is crucial to the Fellowship. Lorraine made motion to submit a check for 50% of what Arizona Website Solutions is asking as goo ...Continue Reading

CoDA Communications Committee Friday Fellowship #1: The Plan

April 13th 2017

The content of this email has been approved by the Communications Committee, comm@coda.org FRIDAY FELLOWSHIP ITEMS #1: The Plan Have you ever wondered, “Is this the only CoDA meeting in the world?” “Where did this come from and how is it continuing?” The words you have been hearing every meeting begin to register: “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other codependents…..” There is something outside that room of my meeting that has made that meeting possibl ...Continue Reading

CoDA World Fellowship: New Board Meeting Day & Time

April 11th 2017

The contents of this email were written by the CoDA Email List Coordinator at the request of the CoDA Board Of Trustees, board@coda.org Starting this month, all CoDA Board Phone Meetings will be on the Second Thursday Of Each Month at 4:45 PDT. If you are interested in joining a board teleconference, please send your request to board@coda.org so additional information can be sent to you. On behalf of the CoDA Board Of Trustees, board@coda.org You can review previous emails here: http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mai ...Continue Reading

CoDA March 10-12, 2017 Board Meeting Summary

April 7th 2017

The Contents Of This Email are from the CoDA Board Of Trustees, board@coda.org Summary of The Board of Trustees Face to Face during the weekend of March 10th through March 12th The Board of Trustees met in Seattle, Washington. Members in attendance: Gerald B, Mary I., Jen L., Denny H., Madeline R. and Lorraine O. as voting members and Addie M. and Anita F. as alternates. *_Friday, March 10th - Agenda Items for Discussion _* Confirm round robin order: Lorraine Anita Jen Madeline Gerry Denny Addie Mary ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Subscribing To The Email Lists

April 5th 2017

The Contents Of This Email are from the CoDA Email List Co-ordinator, codalist@coda.org Dear CoDA Fellowship, Right now it is not possible to subscribe to the CoDA email lists through the CoDA.org website. Until it is fully restored, the only way to subscribe is to go directly to http://www.codependents.org/ The Unsubscribe process is not effected; just click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any list email. Please share this information with your meetings & your CoDA friends! You can also access every emai ...Continue Reading

CoDA Website Status & Update

April 5th 2017

The Contents Of This Email are from the CoDA Board Of Trustees, board@coda.org The Coda.org website has gone down several times within the last week. The board is in communication with our management company and the website developer in order to get this resolved as quickly as possible. As of right now, the website has been restored to a December backup. Processes are being taken to hopefully restore the website to March 27 which is the last available backup prior to the website crash. In the interests of healthy com ...Continue Reading

CoDA Website Update

March 31st 2017

The Contents Of This Email are from the CoDA Board Of Trustees, board@coda.org Website update As many of you may have seen, our website crashed on Wednesday. It is back up and running, but it was restored to last December files, with the exception of the meeting locator - the locator is unaffected, working and current. All available resources are working on getting the site to a current status. You may experience periodic site down messages over the weekend. We ask for your patience as the necessary repairs are made. ...Continue Reading

CoDA Phone Group Announcement

March 30th 2017

This content is approved by the Cphone working group of the CoDA Communications Committee cphone@coda.org *“That Voice on the Phone Saved my Life….”* ...is what one CoDA member said, describing her call to CoDA. She was connected to a CoDA volunteer who understood enough of her fear and struggle to get her over the hump into a meeting. The rest is history for her. She is one of many who call into our toll free line (888) 444-2359 needing the experience and empathy of a CoDA member. The challenge is we have only two v ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Updated Fellowship Service Manual With Link

March 26th 2017

The Contents Of This Email are from the CoDA Service Structure Committee, ssc@coda.org At the CoDA Service Conference (CSC) last October motions were approved to accept the restructured Fellowship Service Manual (FSM) to replace the existing FSM and Meeting Handbook. The purpose of this effort was to make the FSM more well organized, relevant and useful to the general Fellowship. This restructured FSM is made up of 5 parts as follows: * Part 1 is intended for all members of CoDA, particularly those who intend to do ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Email Address Correction Re: CoRe Email

March 24th 2017

Barbara D's Correct Email Address is barbaradcoda@gmail.com This correction is only for non-Yahoo subscribers; the correct address was published on the Yahoo Version. You can review previous emails here: http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/list/main/ If you have a friend who would like to subscribe, please have them go here: http://www.codependents.org If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the specific content of this email), please email info@coda.org . If you wish more information by pho ...Continue Reading

CoDA: New CoRe Literature Website & News

March 24th 2017

The Contents Of This Email Are From CoRE, core@coda.org *N E W S  F R O M  C O R E* NEW WEBSITE CoRe has launched a new website: www.corepublications.org This website links to the existing estore for the purchase of literature. Its aim is to make CoDA literature available to a wider audience. CoDA literature will now be more readily available to non members wishing to explore co-dependency. It may also attract those still suffering to our fellowship and to CODA meetings. There are still some glitches whic ...Continue Reading

CoDA Weekly Reading Seeks Submissions

March 18th 2017

The contents of this email are from the Weekly Readings Sub-committee of the CoDA Co-NNections Committee, wr@coda.org We're writing today looking for CoDA members who would be interested in contributing to the Weekly Readings. You can view previous 2015 - 2017 readings here: http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/archive/connections/ We're looking for new material to send out for the Weekly Reading. We are interested in receiving submissions from CoDA members that represent the authentic experience of recover ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Early Registration Discount For 2017 Conference & Convention Through 4/1

March 11th 2017

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Events Committee, events@coda.org Early registration for the International CODA Conference (Business meeting) and International CODA Convention (Speakers and workshops) is available through April 1, 2017. Early registration is $50.00 (regular registration $65.00) Register at. www.coda.org. or Direct Registration (Click Here) You can review previous emails here: http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/list/main/ If you have a friend who would like to subscribe, please ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Reviewers Needed For New Weekly Reports

March 5th 2017

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Communications Committee, comm@coda.org REVIEWERS NEEDED FOR NEW WEEKLY REPORTS 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 commit ...Continue Reading

CoDA February 12, 2017 Board Meeting Summary

February 27th 2017

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Board Of Trustees board@coda.org Summary CoDA World Board Conference Call Sunday February 12, 2017. 2 pm-3:30 pm PST Skype for business invite Establish order for round robin discussion Gerry Jen Mary Denny Lorraine Madeline Addie Turn on Recording (15 min) Confirm, date, time and round robin order (for recording) Welcome Linda A, and Paul A visitors in this call Ratify minutes (approved by email with changes) Minutes dated: 12/18/16 & 1/22/17. (Unanimously ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Getting The Word Out

February 25th 2017

The following is a resending of an August 2010 email from the 2010 CoDA Communications Committee, comm@coda.org 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 codepen ...Continue Reading

CoDA Literature Committee

February 18th 2017

CoDA Literature Committee (CLC) The CoDA Literature Committee encourages and facilitates the creation of new literature written by and for members of the Fellowship of Co-Dependents Anonymous. Writing for CoDA is a wonderful way to "carry the message," as expressed in Step Twelve. The CLC welcomes participation from any interested CoDA member. We invite submissions from individuals and from groups. Our current projects include: “Traditionally Speaking” Sharing by members about using the Traditions in all as ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Open Vs. Closed Meetings

February 16th 2017

The following is a resending of an April 2010 email from the 2010 CoDA Communications Committee, comm@coda.org There have been some questions recently about the concept of Open Vs Closed CoDA meetings. We 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 oth ...Continue Reading

Unsubscribing from the CoDA Email Lists

February 12th 2017

The Contents of this Email are from the CoDA Email List Coordinator, codalist@coda.org We have a favor to ask of our members who use Email Providers with "unsubscribe buttons" or links. On the bottom right of every email we send out there is a button that says, "Unsubscribe Automatically" By using that method you can easily unsubscribe from the list with 1 click and no damage to CoDA. We would greatly appreciate it if you would not use your provider's "unsubscribe" or "spam" ...Continue Reading

CoDA: New Saturday Telephone Meeting

February 4th 2017

The Contents of this Email are from the CoDA Alternative Meetings, trusttheprocess2009@yahoo.com Announcing A new phone CoDA telemeting. Saturday morning check in /checkup /how are you feeling? Open discussion. Start Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017 Time: 10:30 am -11:30am Eastern. One hour meeting Dial in number: 1-712-770-4160. Access PIN: 475271#. * Please note: Some Cellular Phone customers have reported connection difficulties when dialing in to the phone meetings. If you experience any problems with your phone se ...Continue Reading

CoDA Quarterly World Service Activity Report

January 30th 2017

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Communications Committee, comm@coda.org Quarterly World Service Activity Report The Twelfth Service Concept of Codependents Anonymous says, in part, “Every member has the right to know what is happening in our organization.” To fulfill that charge the committees and other World Service bodies provide reports every three months of what they have been doing for the sake of the Fellowship and to support the carrying of our message. The latest Quarterly Service Report (QSR) is n ...Continue Reading

Getting Your Local CoDA Event Listed On The Website & In CoDA Emails

January 26th 2017

Getting Your CoDA Event Listed: Here's what to do: First in keeping with the traditions it must be sponsored by a part of Codependents Anonymous (meeting, intergroup, state organization, etc) & not by a professional counselor, church group, etc Please email our webmaster (currently Zach) at webmaster@coda.org & to the board's Web Liaisons at webliaison@coda.org  Zach will add your event to the Events Calendar on our web site http://coda.org/index.cfm/calendar/. If your event is already on the calendar, ...Continue Reading

CoDA January 8, 2017 Board Meeting Summary

January 24th 2017

Summary for CoDA World Board Conference Call Date: Sunday January 8, 2017 Time:  2 pm-3:30 pm PST Skype for business invite [*]Establish order for round robin discussion Mary             Madeline Addie Gerry Denny Jen Lorraine [*]Turn on Recording (15 min) [*]Confirm, date, time and round robin order (for recording) [*]Welcome visitors if on call.  Yvonne and Conni [*]Ratify minutes (approved by email with changes) [*]Minutes date ...Continue Reading

CoDA December 2016 Board Meeting Summaries

January 16th 2017

Summary of CoDA World Conference Call  Sunday December 11, 2016 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern. Place: Skype for business invite. Meeting called to order by Chair Mary [*]Established order for Round Robin: Gerry, Mary, Addie, Jen, Lorraine, Madeline, Anita, Denny [*]Turn on Recording (15 minutes) [*]Welcome any visitors:  None visitors during this call. [*]Ratify minutes (Approved by email with changes) Denny made a motion to accept minutes from October 15-21 (CSC), and November 13.  Madeline sec ...Continue Reading

Email Communications Within CoDA

January 14th 2017

The contents of this email are from the 2016 CoDA Fellowship Service Manual (FSM). They were provided by the chair of the CoDA Service Structure Committee (SSC) ssc@coda.org & approved by the CoDA Service Conference. This email was approved by the CoDA Board Of Trustees board@coda.org. Informative and timely communications are necessary for the growth and maintenance of any service organization. Lack of communication among our members can cause unnecessary conflict. CoDA members have requested guidance in applying ...Continue Reading

CoDA Service Conference 2016 Summary Report

January 8th 2017

_CoDA Service Conference 2016 Summary Report_ This CoDA Service Conference (CSC) report is a merging of 10 separate reports from 9 CSC Delegates. We greatly appreciate the service of those delegates in sharing their reports with the fellowship! The 10 documents were revised & edited into one document by Geff R, the CoDA Email List Coordinator, & fact checked and further edited by Lou L. of the CoDA Finance Committee & small parts were checked by several other CoDA Committees. It was approved by Mary I., the ...Continue Reading

CoDA Late Night New Year's Eve Telephone Meeting

December 28th 2016

The Contents Of This Email Are From The CoDA Telephone Meetings trusttheprocess2009@yahoo.com Service/Support  CoDA Tele-Meeting 712-770-4160    pin 475271# Happy New Year 2017 3rd annual New Year’s ‘Across the time zones Tele meeting’ December 31, 2016:  Start time; 11:00pm Eastern  (8 PM Pacific)  End time  ?  Pacific. Call in: 1 712-770-4160    access pin 475271# This is a free conference call. Thank you to all who support/serve the Codependence Ano ...Continue Reading

CoDA October 2016 Board Meeting Minutes (Face To Face)

December 23rd 2016

Board Minutes for CoDA World Board At CoDA Service Conference Carefree, Arizona October 15-21, 2016 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH The Board of Trustees met on Saturday, October 15th in person at the Carefree Resort before the annual CoDA Service Conference.  Members in attendance included: Gerald B, Mary I., Chris H., Denny H., and Lorraine O. as voting members and Conni I. as staff.   After opening procedures, Chris H. started the meeting by welcoming everyone and reminding us of the Board of Trustee’s miss ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Holiday Telephone Meeting Schedule

December 19th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Telephone Meetings, elizabethbst@yahoo.com Happy Holidays from 1PM Eastern Telephone CODA Extra Holiday Support Meetings for the Holidays Call in number 712-770-4160 access pin 425173# All are in Eastern USA Standard Time December 24: 4 - 7 - 9 December 25: 5 - 7 - 9 December 31: 5 - 7 - 9 January 1: 5 - 7 - 9  Blessings to all. These meetings are special themed meetings and one hour long focusing on CODA recovery. Different trusted servants will moderate and prov ...Continue Reading

CoDA Holiday Email Viewing Issue/Fix

December 15th 2016

We apologize; we have learned that some email providers (gmail, msn, hotmail, outlook & likely others) did not render the email we sent earlier tonight correctly. Here's a link to most of what was actually sent (part of it would not fit in the "screen capture". http://www.codependents.org/coda.12.15.16.jpg                            Thank You,      &nbs ...Continue Reading

CoDA Announcements: Local Meeting Non Profit Bank Accounts

December 8th 2016

The following is a resending of an October 2012 email from the CoDA Communications Committee, comm@coda.org From the 2012 Fellowship Service Manual: Can our group use the Co-Dependents Anonymous, Inc. (CoDA) Tax ID Number? No. The CoDA Tax ID Number, also known as the Employer Identification Number (EIN) is not for use by any other level of CoDA except the corporate level. Why? The Co-Dependents Anonymous, Inc. EIN is specific to the corporation of CoDA, a US corporation. Having an "umbrella" tax status ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Carry The Message...From Your Home Computer

December 1st 2016

The Contents Of This Email are from the CoDA Email Team Sub-committee of the CoDA Communications Committee info@coda.org CARRY THE MESSAGE...FROM YOUR HOME COMPUTER Here is a very typical email we receive at CoDA World Service: My name is _______. I live in _________ and would like to know where can i attend to a first meeting. Difficult decision to swallow and accept that i have a problem to get it resolved i hope i am making the right desicion. This gives us on the Email Team an opening to describe our own experie ...Continue Reading

Required Readings For CoDA Meetings

November 25th 2016

The contents of this email are from your CoDA Email List Coordinator codalist@coda.org with the permission of my board liaison We recently sent out an email titled "CoDA Meeting Registration Inventory" written by the CoDA Communications Committee in 2013. http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/archive/main/20161103182228/ While everything in that email was 100% accurate, some who do service for Coda World Fellowship have discovered that there is currently some language on the website & in the Fell ...Continue Reading

CoDA November 2016 Board Meeting Summaries

November 25th 2016

Summary for CoDA World Board Conference Call Sunday, November 13th 2 pm-4:00 pm PST Skype for business invite _Members present: _   (Alphabetically) Addie M (Alternate) Anita F (Alternate) Gerry B (Trustee) Jen L (Trustee) Lorraine O (Vice-chair) Madeline R (Secretary) Mary I (Chair) _Not present._ Denny H (Pre-arranged) _Visitors:_ None Meeting called to order by Chair, Mary I [*]Established round robin for discussion Gerry Mary [*]  Madeline (Joined by phone) Ratify October 15-25, ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Meet Your 2016-2017 Board Of Trustees

November 19th 2016

The contents of this email is a colloboration between board member Addie H  addiecodaboard@gmail.com & Email List Co-ordinator Geff R codalist@coda.org You can email the CoDA Board of Trustees at board@coda.org As elected at the 2016 CoDA Service Conference: Chair Mary I. Sugar Grove, NC Vice Chair Lorraine O. Renton, Wa Treasurer Denny H. Dallas TX Secretary Madeline R. Port Saint Lucie, FL Trustees Gerald B. New Westminster, BC, Canada Jennifer L. Paso Robles, CA Alternates Anita F. Salt Lake City, UT ...Continue Reading

CoDA: New Call In Number For Phone Meetings

November 16th 2016

The content of this email is from The CoDA Alternative Meetings The tele-meeetings that use the dial in number 605-562-3140 is changing to 712-770-4160 effective November 17, 2016. All meeting access pins will remain the same. No change's to pin codes. That is the only number change. Other numbers will remain the same. You can review previous emails here: http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/list/main/ If you have a friend who would like to subscribe, please have them go here: http://www.codependents.org ...Continue Reading

Sponsorship In CoDA

November 10th 2016

This is a resending of a message that originally went out on 3/13/11. The contents of this email are from the 2011 CoDA Communications Committee. comm@coda.org 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 ...Continue Reading

CoDA Meeting Registration Inventory

November 3rd 2016

This is a resending of a message that originally went out on 6/4/13. The contents of this email are from the 2013 CoDA Communication Committee. comm@coda.org Codependents come to CoDA in crisis and in urgent need of a meeting. Even old timers have to look for meetings, when they're away from home. People rely on information obtained from the CoDA website, local intergroup postings or the CoDA phone volunteers who locate meeting details for them. It's important that the online posting for your meeting - its address, c ...Continue Reading

NOVEMBER is CoDA Gratitude Month

October 29th 2016

This is a resending of a message that originally went out on 11/10/15. The contents of this email are from the 2015 CoDA Communications Committee comm@coda.org What is Gratitude Month all about? In gratitude to our Higher Power and to Co-Dependents Anonymous, Inc. (CoDA), the 2014 CoDA Service Conference (CSC) has designated November as a time for individuals, local meetings, Intergroups and Voting Entities to give thanks for how CoDA has helped them to live life. Coda Service Conference (CSC) suggests that groups at ...Continue Reading

CoDA Service Conference Electronic Delegate Package Update

October 19th 2016

The contents of this email were written by the Email List Coordinator codalist@coda.org , & the concept was approved by the CoDA Board Chair. Dear Fellowship Member,      In the spirit of transparency, we wanted to let you know that there have been a number of last minute additions & changes to the 2016 CoDA Service Conference Delegate Packet. If you are interested, you can download it here: http://www.codependents.org/CSC_2016_v2.3.zip In Service, Geff R CoDA Email Lists Co-Ordinator You ca ...Continue Reading

CoDA Outreach Resource Guide is Online!

October 16th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Outreach Committee, prooutreach@coda.org Announcing the CoDA OUTREACH RESOURCE GUIDE (ORG): For Fellowship members, by Fellowship members The world Outreach Committee is pleased to announce the new web-based Outreach Resource Guide (ORG), available on the Outreach tab of the CoDA World Services website at outreach.coda.org. It contains a collection of information for CoDA members in search of guidance and ideas regarding carrying the message. Workgroups were formed to creat ...Continue Reading

CoDA Service Conference Final Delegate Packet Is Out

October 13th 2016

We wanted to let you know that the delegate packet for next week's CoDA conference is complete, & per CoDA's policy of transparency we are making it available to the entire fellowship as usual. You can download it here: http://www.codependents.org/CSC_2016_v2.1.zip It is available now. At some point on Thursday, if you prefer you can download it from the main website here: http://coda.org/default/assets/File/2016%20CSC/CSC_2016_v2_1.zip There was a bit of last minute confusion; to ensure you have the final pack ...Continue Reading

CoDA Service Conference World Reports Information

October 7th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA World Connections Committee, wcc@coda.org Thank you to those who have provided a 2016 WCC Voting Entity Country Questionnaire 2016 Informe Entidad de Voto del Comité de Conexiones Mundiales (1).docx IMPORTANT: if the above links don't work for you & you need the documents, please email wcc@coda.org Here are some option opportunities to share the report information with the Conference members: * Written report that will be compiled with all reports, including ...Continue Reading

2016 CoDA Fellowship Survey

September 29th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Events Committee, events@coda.org We would like to hear from you. We are sending you this link to a survey we’ve created, so we can collect your thoughts and share them at CoDA's annual business meeting, CoDA Service Conference, being held at the Carefree Resort in Carefree Arizona beginning October 18, 2016. Click on this link and reply by October 12, 2016. https://goo.gl/forms/n10uprNyO5GdNdZr2 You can review previous emails here: http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail. ...Continue Reading

The CoDA Convention Is Only 5 Weeks Away!

September 26th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Events Committee, events@coda.org We are “5” Weeks Away From the Start of the 2016 International CoDA Convention!  Please register now. Go to coda.org and click on “Register for the 2016 CoDA Service Conference and International CoDA Convention Here” link. Once you arrive on the registration page, scroll down to “CSC Registration” or “ICC Registration”, both of these links will take you to the Eventbrite registration. Once you arrive on the registration page, you can o ...Continue Reading

CoDA Weekly Readings Seeks Your Story

September 24th 2016

The contents of this email are from the Weekly Reading Sub Committee Of the CoDA Co-NNections Committee, wr@coda.org We're writing today looking for CoDA members who would be interested in contributing to the Weekly Readings. You can view the 2015 & 2016 readings here: http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/archive/connections/ We're looking for new material to send out for the Weekly Reading. We are interested in receiving submissions from CoDA members that represent the authentic experience of recovery. ...Continue Reading

CoDA 2016 Service Conference Information Update

September 21st 2016

To The CoDA Fellowship, We are writing to remind you that the 2016 CoDA Service Conference is less then a month away & your elected delegates need your input! While we are still missing a few reports & there may be a couple other issues, we are writing in hopes that you will review the information in the delegate packet with your meeting & share the fellowship's Group Conscience with your delegates. Per Tradition 2, "For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority - a loving Higher Power as ...Continue Reading

Volunteers Needed for CoDA Service Conference and International CoDA Convention

September 18th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Events Committee events@coda.org Events Committee needs your help at the CoDA Service Conference and International CoDA Convention. It is CoDA’s 30th Birthday and you can celebrate by giving back to CoDA what was so freely given to you. We have many volunteer positions available. Here is a partial list of the areas of service that we will need assistance: the workroom, printing, registration, technical, transportation, CoDA meetings, workshops, ticket taker, recording, raffl ...Continue Reading

Contribute your voice to the CoDA Service Conference (CSC)

September 16th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Communications Committee, comm@coda.org Hello CoDA Member, The CoDA Communications Committee has posted a link to all our motions, reports, budgets, and goals for your review and comment. Most of you will not be able to join us in Phoenix this October, please consider posting at onlinecoda.net so we can register your questions and comments with the appropriate committees. http://onlinecodameetings.websitetoolbox.com/post/coda-motions-country-reports-budgets-and-goals-for-cod ...Continue Reading

Have you registered for CSC yet?

September 15th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Events Committee events@coda.org & The CoDA IMC Committee imc@coda.org If you plan to attend as a delegate, alternate delegate, observer, chair or member of a committee, board of trustee's member, this is a reminder, please register at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2016-coda-service-conference-and-international-coda-convention-event-registration-17770754806 You can review previous emails here: http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/list/main/ ...Continue Reading

CoDA July, August & September 2016 Board Meeting Summaries

September 14th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Board of Trustees, board@coda.org Summary for CoDA World Board Conference Call July 10 2 pm-3:04 pm PT [*]Opening: (15 min.) Read Serenity Prayer, Step 7, Tradition 7, Service concept 7, Promise 7, In This Moment July 10; check in. [*]order for round robin discussion [*]Gerry [*]Denny [*]Lorraine [*]Mary In attendance _ Lorraine, Gerry (left meeting at 2:55), Denny, Mary; Chris absent; no visitors on call [*]Ratify minutes and summary  (approved by email with chan ...Continue Reading

CoDA 2016 Service Conference Information Update

September 14th 2016

The contents of this email are a collaboration between a number of CoDA Trusted Servants & Service Workers Please direct on topic replies to events@coda.org or board@coda.org The motions & "Additional Documents of Interest" of the 2016 CoDA Service conference (CSC) packet is up here: http://www.codependents.org/CSC_2016_v1.0.zip In keeping with CoDA's 2nd tradition, "Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern", we ask that you consider becoming aware of this year's issues, f ...Continue Reading

Volunteers Needed for CoDA Service Conference & CoDA Convention

September 6th 2016

Volunteers Needed for CoDA Service Conference and International CoDA Convention Events Committee needs your help at the CoDA Service Conference and International CoDA Convention. It is CoDA’s 30th Birthday and you can celebrate by giving back to CoDA what was so freely given to you. We have many volunteer positions available. Here is a partial list of the areas of service that we will need assistance: the workroom, printing, registration, technical, transportation, CoDA meetings, workshops, ticket taker, recording, raf ...Continue Reading

CoDA Service Conference World Report Deadline is 9/26/16

September 2nd 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA World Connections Committee, wcc@coda.org This is a friendly reminder that September ​ 26 , 2016 is the due date for Voting Entity-Country Reports for ​​ CoDA World Conference. Thank you to those who have already submitted a Voting Entity-Country Questionnaire Report to be presented to the CoDA World Conference. To support CoDA unity, it is vital that the World Conference receives reports from all voting entities/countries. If your voting entity/country has not submitte ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Correction Re: Voting Entity Issues Deadline

August 21st 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Service Structure Committee ssc@coda.org as filtered through the CoDA Email Coordinator codalist@coda.org per SSC's request & the board liaison's permission. Hi everyone. I came across this information about Voting Entity Issues (VEIs) in the FSM (Fellowship Service Manual). It was approved at CSC (CoDa Service Conference) at least 5 years ago, possibly more. Both are in Section 10 of the current FSM.  Voting Entity Issues (VEIs) are those issues that are formed a ...Continue Reading

CoDA Service Conference Packet - Early Version Is Out

August 21st 2016

The contents of this email were approved by the CoDA Board web liaison, webliaison@coda.org Hello to the CoDA Fellowship. We wanted to let you know that the first version of the CSC 2016 Delegate packet is out. It is quite incomplete, & we will send updates to both you & your delegates as more items come in (many are not due yet). At this instant, you can get the entire current packet as a zip file here: http://www.codependents.org/CSC_2016_V0.9.zip Hopefully starting late Monday, it will be available as bo ...Continue Reading

Voting Entity/Country Questionnaire for CoDA Service Conference

August 18th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA World Connections Committee, wcc@coda.org Voting Entity/Country Questionnaire Report for CoDA World Conference - Due September 12, 2016 Please forward to interested members The World Connections Committee invites voting entities/countries to complete the attached questionnaire report. Please download it by clicking this sentence, or pasting http://www.codependents.org/WCC.doc into your browser, & send back by email to wcc@coda.org For CoDA unity, it is vital that the W ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Local & World Events 3rd Quarter 2016

August 18th 2016

8/19 - 8/21 Friday - Sunday Illinois "The 23rd Annual CoDA Retreat" Bishop Lane Retreat Center 7708 E McGregor Rd, Rockford, IL 61102 Flyer: http://coda.org/default/assets/File/Event%20Flyers/2016%20CoDA%20Retreat%20Flyer.pdf 8/21 Sunday 1:00 - 3:30 PM Florida Cocoa Beach CoDA Workshop "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" Cocoa Beach Public Library 550 N. Brevard Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 Flyer: http://coda.org/default/assets/File/Cocoa%20Beach%20CoDA%20Workshop-%20Amanda%202016.docx Acshaw1944@ ...Continue Reading

CoDA Travel Reimbursement Forms Due August 19th

August 15th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Events Committee events@coda.org Attention all CoDA Voting Entities (State and Countries) application for  TRO (Travel Reimbursement Opportunities) are due August 19, 2016 Applications for TRO (Travel Reimbursement Opportunities for Delegates of Voting Entities (State or Countries) interested in applying for financial assistance to attend CSC (CoDA Service Conference) are due August 19, 2016. Contact Gail, imcvel@coda.org or the Events Committee events@coda.org pl ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board: Help Needed

August 9th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA board of trustees, board@coda.org Help needed!! CoDA members - Please consider doing service with the CoDA Board of Trustees. The board has many things they would like to accomplish; however, we are limited with a board of five. We are in need of people who have a few hours a week (twenty or more hours during critical times). The CoDA Board may have as many as 11 board members plus 3 alternates; we currently have only five board members (without any alternates) and will b ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Transportation Info for Conference and Convention

August 5th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Events Committee, events@coda.org Transportation Information for Service Conference and International Convention The Carefree Resort is approximately 45 minutes from the Arizona airport; therefore, CoDA is organizing a ride share program. To participate you must sign up using the sheet located at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nkMCIBKRsWMZmV_QhpUNjPrMu8n_PjyzTeTT1bFsQgs/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0. You must copy and paste the link into your browser. If you click on th ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Guest Rooms for International Convention Are Full

August 5th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Events Committee, events@coda.org Guest Rooms for International Convention Are Full There are no guest rooms available on Friday and Saturday night. Here are the four hotels recommended. We recommend you book quickly. CoDA is organizing volunteer driven vans which will pick up and drop off ONLY at these 4 hotels. You MUST sign up on the RIDE SHARE at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nkMCIBKRsWMZmV_QhpUNjPrMu8n_PjyzTeTT1bFsQgs/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0 Courtyard by Mar ...Continue Reading

Upcoming Deadlines for 2016 CoDA Service Conference

August 5th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Events Committee, events@coda.org Upcoming Deadlines for 2016 CoDA Service Conference Voting Entity and Committee Motions should be mailed to submitcsc@coda.org by August 19th. Travel Reimbursement Opportunity requests should be mailed to imcvel@coda.org by August 19th. Committee reports, goals and budgets are due September 18th. submitcsc@coda.org Voting Entity and Committee Motions forms here: http://coda.org/index.cfm/world-service-events/ TRO-DEL form here: http: ...Continue Reading

CoDA.org Email Aliases Will Be Inactive August 8 and 9

August 5th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Board of Trustees, board@coda.org Our Email Aliases will be inactive August 8 and 9, 2016 to allow for conversion to a new system Exciting news! The board has purchased a combined internet communication product. One of the first things to be implemented is the transfer of the email aliases from our current email provider to the new one. The new product will be able to keep all emails sent to the email aliases for historical purposes, something CoDA does not have currently. ...Continue Reading

WANTED: Candidate for CoRe Board

July 27th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoRe board, core@coda.org WANTED:  Candidate for CoRe Board At the 2016 Service Conference in Phoenix, Az., the CoRe Board will need three members and one or two alternates. Two of the current members are seeking re-election. We are in particular need of people with business experience in publishing and distribution of literature. Because publishing is changing drastically, worldwide, we need experience with electronic publishing. Above all we would like members of the fell ...Continue Reading

2016 CoDA Service Conference Deadlines

July 25th 2016

Hello to the CoDA fellowship! After consulting with 2 board members, I'm writing to inform you of the 2016 CoDA Service Conference (CSC) Submission Deadlines. Any "Voting Entity" (usually a state in the USA or any country with a local CoDA organization) can submit motions (aka VEI's: Voting Entity Issues) & bylaw changes for consideration at the CoDA Service Conference; which this year runs from 10/18 - 10/21 in Phoenix AZ. More info here: http://coda.org/index.cfm/world-service-events/ As of today, th ...Continue Reading

What To Do When I Don’t Like My CoDA Meeting P.2

July 18th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Communications Committee, comm@coda.org Meeting Issues - Part 2. - What to do when I don’t like my CoDA meeting or when issues arise. How do we handle issues that come up in CoDA meetings that we do not like or we believe to be wrong? Here are a few suggestions as collected by fellow CoDA Members: 1. We consult our sponsor to process the situation and keep our side of the street clean. We remind ourselves that not everything goes our own way. Is this an opportunity to lear ...Continue Reading

Seeking Workshop Leader for the 2016 International CoDA Convention

July 17th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Events Committee events@coda.org The CoDA Events Committee is inviting you to share your experience, strength and hope by presenting a workshop at the 2016 International CoDA Convention in Phoenix, AZ on October 21 or 22, 2016. This is a great way to give back in service what you have received in recovery from Co-Dependence. We ask that your topic be your experience, strength and hope using the 12 Steps, or 12 Traditions or this year’s theme, “Fun Under the Sun”. If you wo ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Attention all CoDA Voting Entities (State and Countries)

July 13th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Events Committee events@coda.org *Attention all CoDA Voting Entities (State and Countries)* Do you want to attend the CoDA Service Conference as a Delegate in Phoenix, Arizona on October 18–21, 2016? Does your Voting Entity Community need Financial Assistance to send you or someone else? If so, please read this announcement. As a Delegate you are able to represent the voice of all CoDA members within your “Voting Entity”. (Your State or Country) [*]A person is eligible to ...Continue Reading

CoDA May 15, 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

July 11th 2016

Board Minutes/Summary for CoDA World Board Conference Call May 15, 2016 The Board of Trustees met on Sunday, May 15th by teleconference. Members in attendance included: Gerald B, Mary I., Chris H., Denny H., and Lorraine O. as voting members. Visitors in attendance: Conni I (SOS), Liliana R (CoDA Colombia), Linda A (Spanish outreach). After opening procedures, including Board introducing themselves, the following motions were brought up for vote: ● Motions to approve the April 17th Summary and Minutes Mary made t ...Continue Reading

CoDA June 24-26, 2016 Board Face To Face Meeting Summary

July 10th 2016

Board Face-to-Face Meeting Summary June 24-26, 2016 FRIDAY In attendance: Chris H, Lorraine O, Mary I, Denny H, Gerry, Conni (SOS) Opening – Serenity prayer, read #6 from the following: 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, 12 Service Concepts; CoDA Opening Prayer, Extended Check-in Updated To Do List Note – provide SOS clarity on areas of responsibility RE: TMC spreadsheet. Policies and procedures (P&P) updates – reviewed and corrected P&P manual. Strategic Plan Overview – reviewed timeline, adjusted Motion - Lorraine to ...Continue Reading

Unsubscribing from the CoDA Email Lists With Gmail

July 8th 2016

We have a favor to ask of our members who use gmail. On the bottom of every email we send out there is a link that says, "Want to remove yourself from this mailing list at any time? Use this link:" & right below that, is a link. By using that method you can easily unsubscribe from the list. We would greatly appreciate it if you would not use the gmail "unsubscribe" or "spam" button. There are 2 reasons: 1. Everytime someone unsubscribes in that manner, gmail puts it down as a neg ...Continue Reading

CoDA Service Conference Coming Soon In October

July 7th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Events Committee, events@coda.org We are 3 short months away, REGISTER NOW Planning to attend the CoDA Service Conference, our annual business meeting? If yes, register here for free: CoDA Service Conference Free Registration Planning to attend the International CoDA Convention, our annual workshops and speakers meeting? If yes, register here for $65.00. International CoDA Convention $65 Registration Conference and convention information - Frequently asked questions and ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board: Help Needed!

June 28th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Board Of Trustees, board@coda.org Help needed!! CoDA members - Please consider doing service with the CoDA Board of Trustees. The board has many things they would like to accomplish; however, we are limited with a board of five. We are in need of people who have a few hours a week (twenty or more hours during critical times). The CoDA Board may have as many as 11 board members plus 3 alternates; we currently have only five board members (without any alternates) and will b ...Continue Reading

Seeking Workshop Leader for the 2016 International CoDA Convention

June 27th 2016

The contents of this email are from the CoDA Events Committee events@coda.org The CoDA Events Committee is inviting you to share your experience, strength and hope by presenting a workshop at the 2016 International CoDA Convention in Phoenix, AZ on October 21 or 22, 2016. This is a great way to give back in service what you have received in recovery from Co-Dependence. We ask that your topic be your experience, strength and hope using the 12 Steps, or 12 Traditions or this year’s theme, “Fun Under the Sun”. If you wo ...Continue Reading

CoDA World Connections Committee Seeks Members

June 25th 2016

The contents of this email are from the World Connections Committee (WCC): wcc@coda.org We are inviting YOU to support development and growth in CoDA as a whole. Are you able/willing to participate some or all of the time? Possibilities: * Suggest ideas to support WCC goals * Support teleconference Focus Meetings: ​ * Provide ​ ​service topic ideas * Invite members * Organize meetings * Share WCC contact details with those who are not yet involved with CoDA World * Respond to committee email communication * L ...Continue Reading
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