CoDA Announcements Archives

 

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
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