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CoDA Fellowship Forum Upcoming Presentations: Correction

June 17th 2019

In yesterday's email we left out a scheduled July Fellowship Forum. Here are the upcoming CoDa Fellowship Forum calls: July 27th: Reaching Suffering Codependents Who are Captive Audiences Speakers:  Kathy L and Lou L, Illinois August 18th: How to Work the CoDA Program Speaker:  Jack S, NorCal August 31st: Problems in Sponsorship Speaker:  Jim Y, Northern California All start at noon, Pacific Daylight Time. For more info, or to register, please write codaff@coda.org      &nbs ...Continue Reading

New CoDA Fellowship Forum Audio Recording: Sponsorship

June 16th 2019

Dear Fellowship, This weekend Richard I from Canada presented a 2 part Fellowship Forum on Sponsorship in CoDA! Part 1 is called "How To Be Sponsored", Part 2 is called "How To Sponsor". We have audio recordings available for your listening or downloading at no charge here: http://www.codependents.org/ff/ff.htm The next 2 fellowship forums currently are currently planned for mid and late August. To receive reminder notices of future forums, please write to codaff@coda.org We're also currently ...Continue Reading

CoDA: New Product in the Store - Thirty-three Year Medallion

June 15th 2019

www.corepublications.org *A New CoDA Medallion Available!* Thirty-three Year Medallion The first Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) meeting was held on October 22, 1986 in Phoenix, AZ. The Thirty-three Year Medallion is now available for sale: https://www.corepublications.org/product/thirty-three-year-medallion info@corepublications.org +1 805 297 8114 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 ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Getting The Word Out

June 8th 2019

“EMOTIONAL SOBRIETY” 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 (emosbr.) This is how I work my recovery from codependence and hope to achieve a new level of maturity. Alth ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Minutes for Conference Call May 4th, 2019

May 30th 2019

*Board Minutes for CoDA World Board Conference Call * *May 4, 2019* The Board of Trustees met on Saturday, May 4th by teleconference. Members in attendance included: Jen L, Don B, Salle H, Nancy O, and Linda A, Matt. Guests: Faith/Canada, Ann/WA, Sharon B/Canada; Staff: Conni, Anna *Round Robin Order* Linda Nancy Don Salle Matt Jen *_Consent Agenda _* April 6, 2019 Face to Face Board Minutes approved. April 2019 motions approved Motion 1 – Move the CoDA Board approves the Finance Committee email to OUTRE ...Continue Reading

June 1st Public CoDA Board Meeting Cancelled/Moved

May 30th 2019

This is to advise that there will be no regularly scheduled Public CoDA Board Meeting in June, as the Board will instead host a public meeting with the local, Phoenix, Arizona CoDA fellowship on Saturday, June 8th. In Service, CoDA Board Secretary board@coda.org 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 ...Continue Reading

Important CoDA Service Work You Can Do From Home

May 28th 2019

IMPORTANT CODA SERVICE WORK YOU CAN DO FROM HOME  CoDA Email Team and CoDA Phone team are looking for trusted servants to answer emails sent to info@coda.org or to calls to the CoDA phone number. People reach out to CoDA these ways as they discover their codependent patterns and seek help in overcoming them. We get a variable number of emails or phone calls, averaging a few a day. The most common item is practical help finding a meeting. For calls about this and other organizational matters we have systems set u ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Getting The Word Out

May 25th 2019

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 codependent who still suffers." Our 11th tradition also states, "Our public relations policy is based on attr ...Continue Reading

Teens / Young Adults & CoDA Meetings

May 18th 2019

(2/27/11): This message is being sent by the Communications Committee for two purposes: To affirm the concept that "All ages can attend CoDA meetings." All this with an eye to what role is indicated, or not, for the program of Co-Dependents Anonymous in respect to recovery, growth, education, learning, human development, pain, suffering, healing, spirituality, emotions, mental and physical health and support for any or all involved. (3/9/11): We received several responses to our recent mailing regarding ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Your Fellowship Service Workers: Geff

May 7th 2019

The CoDA Board of Trustees would like to introduce you to two of your Fellowship Service Workers, Geff and Joan. Geff takes care of the growing number of email lists that provide CoDA members with information, ranging from the general (CoDA Announcements) to the specific (Co-NNections, Hospitals and Institutions, the new GSR list and so forth) as well as providing experience in the workgroup that prepares the lead up to the annual CoDA Service Conference and International CoDA Convention. Joan has been working dilige ...Continue Reading

CoDA Voices in Service Podcasts #1: Board Service

May 6th 2019

We would like to announce a new page added to the CoDA website called Voices in Service, which features interviews and stories from CoDA members who share their experience, strength and hope about doing service work for Co-Dependents Anonymous at the local, regional, national and world levels. The CoDA Board of Trustees encourages more members of the fellowship to consider being of service. Creating podcasts to spread the word about the importance of doing service is one way to do this, and we have just posted our fir ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Your Fellowship Service Workers: Joan

May 4th 2019

The CoDA Board of Trustees would like to introduce you to two of your Fellowship Service Workers, Joan and Geff. Joan has been working diligently behind the scenes to register and update CoDA meetings, thank those who send in Seventh Tradition donations, coordinate volunteers who do phone service and so much more. Geff takes care of the growing number of email lists that provide CoDA members with information, ranging from the general (CoDA Announcements) to the specific (Co-NNections, Hospitals and Institutions, the ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Minutes for Conference Call April 6, 2019

April 27th 2019

*Board Minutes for CoDA World Board Conference Call * *April 6, 2019* The Board of Trustees met on Saturday, April 6th by teleconference. Members in attendance included: Jen L, Don B, Salle H, Nancy O; absent: Linda A. Guest: Jim B; Staff: Conni, Anna *Confirm order of round robin* Jen Don Nancy Matt Salle Welcomed visitor. *_Consent Agenda _* Are there any items on the consent agenda to be moved to the regular agenda? March 7-9, 2019 Face to Face Board Minutes approved. March 2019 motions approved Moti ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Speakers & Presenters Sought For The 2019 Convention

April 25th 2019

Attention CoDA Fellowship: It is time to sign up for* Workshops/Speakers for 2019*! The International CoDA Convention is being held in Atlanta, GA, September 13, 14, and 15th.   If you would like to present a workshop, or be a speaker this is your chance. This is a great way to meet people, share your experience, strength and hope, and reach others still suffering.   Email cec@coda.org for an application. We  look forward to hearing from you!!!! You can review previous emails here: http:// ...Continue Reading

New CoDA Literature: Traditionally Speaking Finding Solutions

April 17th 2019

www.corepublications.org New Literature ! *Traditionally Speaking: *Finding solutions *This booklet expands our understanding of CoDA’s Twelve Traditions. Members share their experience in applying the spiritual principles of CoDA meetings and service work to improve all their relationships: in CoDA, at home, at work, and everywhere.* info@corepublications.org +1 805 297 8114 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, ...Continue Reading

Meaning Of The Elements Of The CoDA Seal

April 16th 2019

The Board recently did some research on the origins and meaning of the elements of the CoDA Seal and received the following explanation from our founders, Ken and Mary.  This explanation has been inserted into the Board Policy & Procedures manual as Section 2.1 (b), with the title “*Meaning of Elements of the CoDA Seal/*”. Meaning of Elements of the CoDA Seal _ Alcoholics Anonymous is the original source for Twelve Step programs. AA created the symbol of the circle with the triangle. That worked well as ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Of Trustees Seeking New Members

April 4th 2019

The contents of this email are from the CoDa Board Of Trustees, board@coda.org /CoDA members - Please consider doing service with the CoDA Board of Trustees. The board has so many things they would like to accomplish; however, we are limited with a board of six./ /We are in need of people who have a few hours a week (around 10 hours coming up to CSC)./ /Here are the requirements: / /1. Working knowledge of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Co-Dependents Anonymous./ /2. Willingness and availability to serve t ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Meeting for Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 8 am - 9:30 am Pacific

April 1st 2019

The Board of Trustees of Co-Dependents Anonymous, Inc. is inviting you to our scheduled Zoom meeting.   *Topic: *Co-Dependents Anonymous, Inc.'s Monthly Public CoDA Board Meeting *Date and Time*: Saturday, April 6, 2019 -  8:00 AM  Pacific, 11 AM Eastern, 12 Noon ATL (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/829037166 I Phone 1 Tap:  Jan. 5, 2019 +16465588656,,829037166# US (New York) +17207072699,,829037166# US Dial by your location    &nb ...Continue Reading

CoDA Fellowship Forum Audio Recording: 3/30/19: Working Steps One, Two and Three

March 30th 2019

The recording of the Forum of Saturday, March 30th 2019, "*Working Steps One, Two and Three*", may be found at this site, http://www.codependents.org/2018/2018_ff.htm You can also access all previous and future CoDA Fellowship Forum recordings at the same link. The preceding message was from The CoDA Board Of Trustees, board@coda.org 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://w ...Continue Reading

CoDA March 8th - 10th, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

March 27th 2019

*CoDA BOARD F2F MINUTES* *San Jose, CA (March 8-10, 2019)* The Board of Trustees met on Friday, March 8th through Sunday, March 10th in a face to face meeting in San Jose, California. Members in attendance included: Don B, Salle H, Nancy O, Matt T. and Linda A.; absent: Jen L. Staff: Conni *Friday, March 8, 2019 (3:00 – 5:00 pm)_* Round Robin order for the weekend: Matt Linda Nancy Salle Don *_Consent Agenda _* February 2, 2019 Board Minutes approved. February 2019 motions approved Motion 1 – Move that the Admi ...Continue Reading

CoDA Online Forums

March 19th 2019

Onlinecoda.net 3.    How do I join the message boards? a.    Here is how to request a free account to join the message boards and chatroom:  1.  Go to Onlinecoda.net and click the tab for Forums/chat. 2.  Please read through the site guidelines. 3.  Near the top right of the new page is the tab "Register", among other tabs.  Clicking it will prompt you for the registration info. 4.  Submit the registration request. 5.  At this point, you s ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Working Steps One, Two and Three - Fellowship Forum 3/30/19 Noon PDT

March 17th 2019

*Working Steps One, Two and Three* *Speakers: ** Rosa S/Southern California and Linda V/Florida**  * Saturday, March 30, 2019 at noon, Pacific Time *NOTE: *The Forums are recorded. Those recordings will be posted to:  *Fellowship Forum Recordings* WHEN DOES THE FELLOWSHIP FORUM HAPPEN? the last Saturday of the month at _Noon_ Pacific Time, 3pm Eastern Time 4pm Atlantic Time Duration: 1 hour, followed by a Coffee Hour, for questions Join us online at https://zoom.us/j/835627588 Or join via phone (find ...Continue Reading

CoDA Prayers Booklet Available Now!

March 15th 2019

/CoDA Prayers/ BOOKLET AVAILABLE NOW! Now you can have all the CoDA prayers collected from various CoDA literature in one small, easy-to-carry booklet./ CoDA Prayers /is currently available at www.corepublications.org for $3.50. 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 c ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Structure Committee Formed

March 14th 2019

STRUCTURE COMMITTEE FORMED The 2018 CoDA Service Conference authorized the Communications Committee to initiate an Ad Hoc (temporary) Committee to investigate whether the current structure of CoDA World Service could better serve the Fellowship and foster the carrying of our message. In particular, for many people doing service, business concerns seemed to predominate at times over Fellowship concerns and Fellowship work has felt hindered by insufficient support. And this has persisted despite many changes of personnel ...Continue Reading

1990 Policy Re: Outside Literature at CoDA Meetings

March 10th 2019

After reviewing the 2018 Motion related to the use of Outside Literature at CoDA Meetings that was presented at the 2018 CSC Conference (Motion Key 4974, Number 18005), and after listening to the recordings of the conference, the Board would like to confirm the results of this Motion as follows:  The original CSC motion had some verbiage changes, that did not include the original 1990 policy. The Board was asked to table the motion until the 1990 policy was distributed. After the 1990 policy was passe ...Continue Reading

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