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CoDA Board Meeting, Sat, December 3rd, 8 AM PDT

November 28th 2022 PST

         CoDA, Inc. Board of TrusteesDecemberm 3rd, 2022 Day/Time: Saturday - 8-9:30 am Pacific Daylight Time(Please adjust for your time zone)How To Join A Zoom Meeting:https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Zoom-meetingJoin Zoom Meeting/https://zoom.us/j/96821037645//Meeting ID: 968 2103 7645//One tap mobile//+13462487799,,96821037645#// US (Houston)//+16465588656,,96821037645#// US (New York)//Dial by your location//+1 346 248 7799// US (Ho ...Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Codathon Schedule (Hopefully) Final Update

November 21st 2022 PST

Dear CoDA Fellowship, Here's a reminder for the Thanksgiving CoDAthon (Marathon on line meetings) schedule. There are a number of  additions & updates also. Start times are listed USA Eastern, then USA Pacific. Please check back for updated lists on all 5 days.If any of the links here are non-functioning, please check the main list online below. There are also contacts listed for each meeting.The latest lists through New Years Day are here:https://www.codependents.org/codathon.html Specific Thanksgivi ...Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Codathon Schedule

November 19th 2022 PST

Dear CoDA Fellowship, Here's a reminder for the Thanksgiving CoDAthon (Marathon on line meetings) schedule. There are a number of  additions & updates also. Start times are listed USA Eastern, then USA Pacific. Please check back for updated lists on all 5 days.If any of the links here are non-functioning, please check the main list online below. There are also contacts listed for each meeting.The latest lists through New Years Day are here:https://www.codependents.org/codathon.htmlIf you missed our previou ...Continue Reading

CoDA Gender-inclusive Language Task Force

November 15th 2022 PST

Due to a Board 2022 CoDA Service Conference (CSC) motion, which was later withdrawn during CSC, the CoDA Board is creating a "Gender-inclusive Language Task Force".  /Background: This was originally due to a 2021 Canada Voting Entity Issue (VEI) that was submitted too late for 2021 CoDA Service Conference (CSC). Subsequently, a 2022 CSC motion was submitted by the Board, of which was later withdrawn. Post CSC discussions, the Board felt it best to create a Task Force (volunteers have already vol ...Continue Reading

Holiday CoDAthon Meetings

November 9th 2022 PST

Dear CoDA Fellowship, There will be marathon CoDA meetings on all 3 of the upcoming holidays. CoDA would like to express our gratitude to the meetings that are offering a safe space for the Co-Dependent who is suffering during the holidays. We're starting with Thanksgiving, which is only 14 days away! Below, you will find a list for each of the 5 days of all special holiday meetings.The list is also on the codependents.org website here:  https://www.codependents.org/codathon.html We also suggest chec ...Continue Reading

Wanted: CoDA Recovery Stories

November 5th 2022 PST

Everybody in CoDA has a recovery story to tell. What’s yours? Sharing your experience, strength and hope may help thousands of codependents still suffering. You don’t need to be a professional writer. If you want help getting your thoughts on paper, let us know. Once a story is written and approved, our editors clean up spelling, grammar and punctuation. It’s important that stories are written using “I” statements that stay in alignment with the principles of Co-Dependents Anonymous. Within those paramete ...Continue Reading

November is CoDA Gratitude Month

November 3rd 2022 PST

What is Gratitude Month?In gratitude to our Higher Power and to Co-Dependents Anonymous, Inc.(CoDA), the 2014 CoDA Service Conference (CSC) 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 all levels sponsor Gratitude Month by sending donations to the CoDA entities of their choice and/or by donating additional service to the CoDA entity of their choice. (Motion 141 ...Continue Reading

CoDA Is Seeking Meetings Willing To Sponsor Holiday CoDA-thon Meetings

October 28th 2022 PST

Dear CoDA Fellowship,First, thank you for opening this email!For those who are not aware, a "CoDAthon" is a non-stop series of 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. The CoDA alt meetings started doing similar fairly early this century. The last several years, these ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Meeting Search Is Down 10/28/22

October 28th 2022 PST

         Our apologies, the meeting search is temporarily not working. Our web developer is working on this issue. If you are looking for a meeting, please write to "meetings@coda.org"  You can review previous emails here: https://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/list/main/ If you have a friend who would like to subscribe, please have them go here: https://codependents.org/coda_email_lists.htm If you have a general question about CoDA (as opposed to the s ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Meeting, Sat, November 5th, 8 AM PDT

October 27th 2022 PST

         CoDA, Inc. Board of TrusteesNovember 5th, 2022 Day/Time: Saturday - 8-9:30 am Pacific Daylight Time(Please adjust for your time zone)How To Join A Zoom Meeting:https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Zoom-meetingJoin Zoom Meeting/https://zoom.us/j/96821037645//Meeting ID: 968 2103 7645//One tap mobile//+13462487799,,96821037645#// US (Houston)//+16465588656,,96821037645#// US (New York)//Dial by your location//+1 346 248 7799// US (Hou ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Of Trustees Seeking New Members

October 25th 2022 PST

      /Please consider doing service as a Board of Trustee for: CoDA ~ Codependents Anonymous Incorporated CoRe ~ CoDA Resource Publishing Incorporated/Please consider doing service with the CoDA Board of Trustees.  Here are the requirements:  Working knowledge of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Co-Dependents Anonymous.  Skills and experience necessary for the Board of Trustees to fulfill its legal and fiscal responsibilities to the Corporation.  Desire to carr ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Service Conference 2/3 Majority Vote & The Board

October 24th 2022 PST

         Board Actions on motions that do not attain a 2/3 majority at CoDA Service Conference (CSC), and are thus not binding on the Board   A motion approved at CSC 2022 https://www.codependents.org/22027.pdf    *(#22027)* explains the specific actions the Board will take on motions that do not attain a 2/3 majority at CoDA Service Conference (CSC) and are thus not binding on the Board.  The motion states that the Board will review such motions with ...Continue Reading

CoDA's 36th Anniversary 10/22/22

October 22nd 2022 PST

        Happy 36th Birthday, CoDA! The very first CoDA meeting took place in Phoenix on October 22, 1986. It's amazing that it's been 36 years! Many of us are forever grateful to our Higher Power for that gift. It's also been an incredible gift to be able to watch CoDA grow for so many years. Please join us in celebrating this miraculous birthday.Below are links to two documents. The first document is a letter written by our Founders, Ken and Mary R. The second is 4 pages from the ...Continue Reading

New CoDA Board Officers Announced For 2022-2023

October 17th 2022 PST

   Dear CoDA Fellowship: CoDependents Anonymous (CoDA) held it's first hybrid CoDA Service Conference the week of August 22-25th, 2022.  It was a wonderful experience for all who attended - delegates, trusted servants and observers - and it was a resounding success.   The CoDA Board owes a debt of gratitude to all who contributed to the success of the Conference, without whom it would not have been possible - the CoDA Events Committee, the Email List Coordinator, the Webmaster, the del ...Continue Reading

Proper Use of the CoDA Logo

October 13th 2022 PST

     https://coda.org/proper-use-of-the-coda-logo/This is the CoDA Seal; it is a registered trademark. Use of this mark is only allowed under a Trademark License Agreement, which agreement may allow customization by adding the name of an Intergroup or Voting Entity to the outside perimeter of the seal and/or translation of the words within the circle other than “CoDA”. No other changes are permitted. Please contact board@coda.org.CoDA groups may use the following seals on their letterheads, news ...Continue Reading

Alternate Meetings Forming A Voting Entity, A Task Force is forming!!

October 12th 2022 PST

Alternate Meetings Forming A Voting Entity, A Task Force is Alternate Meetings Forming A Voting Entityforming!!Are you part of a Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp , Chat, Phone, Email or other Alternative meeting? CoDA needs your voice!Is your meeting interested in being involved in an intergroup/voting entity? This allows you to not only have relationships with CoDA people from all over, but it also allows the group to have a representative at the annual CoDA Service Conference (CSC), where decisions are made about new literature, ...Continue Reading

CoDA's You Tube Channel

October 8th 2022 PST

CoDA now has our own You Tube Channel!https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0oWXZDpoVdKbyJ0YDh1zTQ/playlistsFor those more used to You Tube, You will find most of the CoDA audio files from codependents.org; + 4 unique videos, & the recent Ken & Mary R (our founders) workshop:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2JefAJ_fok&list=PLEQVATeN2_2oOcfc8BxOLKda-PItabeXa&index=5&t=4sThe 2022 ICC workshops were recently added.We currently have a total of 85 You Tube "Videos" on our channel, with more to come!And we have ...Continue Reading

CoDA Service Conference Summary For 2022

October 3rd 2022 PST

       To our Fellowship:Our first hybrid (virtual and in person) CoDA Service Conference (CSC) was a great experience & allowed members from the entire world to be involved!Here is a full summary of the conference:https://www.codependents.org/CSC/2022/2022.htmTo see the complete text of any given motion, please click on this link:* *https://www.codependents.org/CSC/2022/2022_Files/Motions-Report-8.22-25.22-FINAL.pdfAll motions up through 2020 are up here:https://coda.org/service-info/c ...Continue Reading

2022 CoDA ICC (Convention): Audio Files Are Now Available

October 3rd 2022 PST

Dear CoDA Fellowship, we've got exciting news for you! The 2022 CoDA International Convention (ICC) Recovery Presentations are all available at no charge here: https://www.codependents.org/2022_ICC/2022_CoDA_Internation_Conference__ICC_.htmIf you have any question or comments on the content, please eamil:CoDA Events Committeeevents@coda.orgIf you have any technical questions, please email:codalist@coda.org  You can review previous emails here: https://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/list/main/ If you ha ...Continue Reading

CoDA Hospitals and Institutions: Growing Your Recovery

October 3rd 2022 PST

Are you interested in growing your recovery? Consider sponsoring an inmate!Sponsoring a person confined to a prison or institution through CoDA's steps and traditions enhances recovery. We are reaching out to CoDA members willing to sponsor, including Spanish speakers. All correspondence is done by US Mail, and anonymity is protected and maintained. For more information and application, go to: https://coda.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Sponsor-info-for-CoDA-Inmate-Sponsorship-Program-2014-02-131.pdf or email Inmatespon ...Continue Reading

Have You Considered Doing CoDA Service At The World Level?

October 1st 2022 PST

         CoDA members, such as yourself, are a valuable asset to our recovery program!We would love you to consider joining a committee at the world level! It's a great way to give back and for you to truly make a difference!Many have personally found doing service to be a great way to learn to set boundaries and say no when we need or want to. Especially early on, some need to learn what limits are, and service in CoDA is a great way to practice in a safe environment.It’s also an ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Meeting, Sat, October 1st, 8 AM PDT

September 28th 2022 PST

         CoDA, Inc. Board of TrusteesOctober 1st, 2022 Day/Time: Saturday - 8-9:30 am Pacific Daylight Time(Please adjust for your time zone)How To Join A Zoom Meeting:https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Zoom-meetingJoin Zoom Meeting/https://zoom.us/j/96821037645//Meeting ID: 968 2103 7645//One tap mobile//+13462487799,,96821037645#// US (Houston)//+16465588656,,96821037645#// US (New York)//Dial by your location//+1 346 248 7799// US (Hous ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Minutes 9/10/22

September 20th 2022 PST

   *CoDA, Inc. Board of Trustees**Minutes* *September 10th, 2022*Day/Time: Saturday - 8-9:30 am Pacific TimeAcknowledging that we are all here for our personal recovery. The mission of the CoDA Board of Trustees is to ensure the longevity and fiscal health of the organization, to support the Fellowship’s ongoing service work, to promote CoDA unity and to reach the still suffering codependents.*OPENING ** **Attendance and order of round robin –* Barbara, Faith, Florence, Katherine, Lisa, Steve, Tina, ...Continue Reading

2022 CoDA Service Conference Audio & Archives Are Posted

September 14th 2022 PST

         The 2022 CoDA Service Conference Audio & Archives Are Posted!Would you like to listen to the recent service conference?We have audio of the actual CoDA Service Conference (CSC) posted here:https://www.codependents.org/2022CSCAudio/2022.htmAnd an archive of the delegate packet, motions & more here:https://www.codependents.org/CSC/2022/2022.htmQuestions?Please write board@coda.org  You can review previous emails here: https://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/ ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Meeting, Sat, September 10th, 8 AM PDT

August 29th 2022 PST

         CoDA, Inc. Board of TrusteesSeptember 10th, 2022 (Please note this is later in the month than usual)Day/Time: Saturday - 8-9:30 am Pacific Daylight Time(Please adjust for your time zone)How To Join A Zoom Meeting:https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Zoom-meetingJoin Zoom Meeting/https://zoom.us/j/96821037645//Meeting ID: 968 2103 7645//One tap mobile//+13462487799,,96821037645#// US (Houston)//+16465588656,,96821037645#// US (New York)// ...Continue Reading

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