Dear Meeting Contacts,
First, thank you for opening this email!
For those who are not aware, a "CoDAthon" is a series of non-stop 24 and 48 hour meetings during the holidays, especially geared towards the Co-Dependent who still suffers. It's especially helpful for those without family or those who would benefit from additional support during the holiday season. The idea originated decades ago in at least one other 12 step group. 3 of the CoDA alt meetings started doing similar fairly early this century. The last several years, these meetings have been made available to the entire fellowship. They are offered Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Day; and New Year's Eve & Day. They are available world wide.
Through 2021, 3 of the alt meetings were sponsoring these meetings by themselves. In 2022, we opened it up to all the internet & phone meetings, & had a great success.
We are writing to ask if your meeting would be willing to sponsor a CoDAthon meeting again this year, even for just one slot on one of the 5 days. If your meeting is willing, you can pick your day (s) & time slot (s). And of course, the more meetings, the better!
Basically, it requires that the sponsoring meeting has an internet based video or phone account & that we can share the log in information & a contact email with the fellowship. Other than that, a meeting willing to sponsor this valuable service would hopefully provide a facilitator or meeting chair for each time slot that you choose. Meetings would be run like a standard CoDA meeting, with the required readings.
If your meeting is interested, (or if you have any questions), we would need meeting day, time, (USA Pacific Standard Time), public meeting contact and log in information for the CoDA fellowship. If your home meeting or intergroup is interested in participating in this important service work please either respond to this email or email email@example.com
Here is an example of what the schedule posted & emailed will look like (from 2022): https://www.codependents.org/codathon_2022/codathon.2022.11.24.22.pdf
We hope to have a list of available online & phone meetings available in a followup email soon.
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Our hope is that Group Reps will share these messages with their home meetings, and that intergroup members will share them with each other as well as their meetings.
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