CoDA: Service Positions at CoDA Meetings

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Subject: CoDA: Service Positions at CoDA Meetings
Date: February 29th 2020


The following is a 2017 revised version of an email we originally sent on 4/30/14

(Taken from the Meeting Handbook )


The Fellowship of CoDA has the responsibility of determining, through its group conscience, the service work to be performed, and the best manner to perform such work.

Decisions about service work in the Fellowship and all CoDA affairs are made through the group conscience decision making process.

All those who volunteer to do service work for CoDA by serving on committees, boards, or corporations are trusted servants, not authority figures.

In the beginning, people may be called to do service work in more than one job. This is okay on a temporary basis

Let different volunteers perform each task, rotate positions regularly, and limit terms of service. This provides all group members the opportunity to be of service and benefit from the spiritual growth being of service provides.

Suggested Group Service Positions


Key Holder:

The key holder lets people in and locks up after the meeting.


Chair/Meeting Leader:

The chair/meeting leader runs the meeting.



The treasurer holds all Seventh Tradition donations, pays rent, and sends excess funds beyond a prudent reserve to the local Intergroup, Voting Entity and/or Co-Dependents Anonymous, Inc.



The secretary takes notes at business meetings and keeps records.


Literature Person:

The literature person orders and keeps track of the group's CoDA literature.


Phone Contact Person:

The phone contact person responds to inquiries from people asking about the group Phone Contact Person is the contact listed on and agrees to take calls to answer any questions about finding that meeting as well as details of CoDA.

Phone List person manages a local list of persons attending that particular meeting and hands out the list on paper to folks at the meeting.**


Group Service Representative (GSR):

The GSR is elected by the group to represent the meeting's group conscience to Intergroup, Voting Entity and CoDA Service Conference. Since GSRs act as liaisons to CoDA as a whole, they are also known as contact persons Intergroup, Voting Entities and World service opportunities are also available. These can be explored and signed up for through the national web site,


**Not in Meeting Starter Packet currently


The original contents of this email were written by the 2013 CoDA Communications Committee, & was vetted for republication by the Friday Fellowship subcommittee of the CoDA Communications Committee,

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