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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

The 2019 CoDA Service Conference & Convention Flyer Is Out

March 4th 2019

You can download the flyer from the CoDA.org website by clicking here. We hope you will share it with both your meetings & your CoDA friends. Thank You,   CoDA CSC Prep Group    cscprep@codependents.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 specific content of this email), please ...Continue Reading

CoDA: The 7th Tradition

March 2nd 2019

The 7th Tradition - Every CODA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. At almost every meeting, a basket is passed to collect money. Ever wonder what happens to that money and why it is requested? Hopefully, this will answer your questions. [*]What do we do with the collected money? We all depend on our meetings being there when we need a meeting. In order to make that happen, many volunteers have to step up to do service and it needs to be funded. If you've ever wondered why we coll ...Continue Reading

CoDA February 2nd, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

February 22nd 2019

*Board _MINUTES_ for CoDA World Board Conference Call, February 2, 2019* The Board of Trustees met on Saturday, February 2nd by teleconference. Members in attendance included: Jen L, Don B, Salle H, Nancy O, and Linda A.; absent: Matt T. Guests: Kaga, Mehdi; Jeanne, Faith; Staff: Conni Meeting called to order at 8 a.m. Pacific time/11 a.m. Eastern Time Round Robin Order: Linda Don Jen Nancy Salle Conni Nancy welcomed the Fellowship Guests on the call as listening guests only . *_Consent Agenda _* January 5, ...Continue Reading

CoDA Fellowship Forum Topics, February – May 2019

February 18th 2019

*NOTE: *The Forums are recorded. Those recordings will be posted to:  *Fellowship Forum Recordings* *WHEN: Last Saturday of the month * *TIME: _Noon_, Pacific Time / _3p.m._, Eastern Time, 4pm Atlantic Time * *Duration: 1 hour, followed by a coffee hour, for questions* February 23         *Blanca F*/SoCal                                              ...Continue Reading

CoDA Literature Committee Requests Submissions

February 17th 2019

The CoDA Literature Committee is asking for your contributions to a new piece of literature called Growing Up in CoDA: Becoming Emotionally Mature. The focus of this piece is on understanding how we are moving past our childhood problems by using the tools of the CoDA program. Most codependents know the feeling of being surprised by our own feelings and resulting behaviors. Many of us have, at times, felt like a child impersonating an adult, of feeling “little” in a grown up body, of over-reacting to small affronts, o ...Continue Reading

CoDA: 13th Stepping

February 15th 2019

13TH STEPPING A member reported: “I watched a member of the opposite sex repeatedly use recovery to flirt with newcomers. No one felt comfortable speaking up and I thought it was wrong. “ “In recovery, manipulating another into a relationship, be it emotional, financial, or sexual, violates the core values and Twelve Traditions of our program. “Thirteenth Stepping” is a term used to describe this kind of unhealthy relationship. Thirteenth-stepping is harmful to both people involved and to the overall health of a mee ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Of Trustees Seeking New Members

February 5th 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 five./ /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 ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Meeting for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 - 8 am - 9:30 am Pacific

January 29th 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, February 2, 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      +1 646 558 8656 US ...Continue Reading

CoDA January 5th, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

January 29th 2019

Board MINUTES for CoDA World Board Conference Call, January 5, 2019 The Board of Trustees met on Saturday, January 5th by teleconference. Members in attendance included: Jen L, Matt T, Salle H, Nancy O, and Linda A.; absent: Don B. Guests: Pat, Kaga, Mid from Iran; Staff: Conni Meeting called to order at 8 a.m. Pacific time/11 a.m. Eastern Time Round Robin Order: Linda Jen Nancy Salle Matt Conni Jen welcomed the Fellowship Guests on the call. *_Consent Agenda _* Agreed to move Motion 1 about Spanish announcem ...Continue Reading

Sponsorship In CoDA

January 26th 2019

SPONSORSHIP IN CoDA Sponsorship in CoDA is essentially different from sponsorship in other 12 step groups because of the nature of the disease of codependence. To be effective, CoDA sponsorship depends on the development of healthy boundaries on control issues such as advice-giving, care-taking, and rescuing. Giving feedback as sponsors, we can develop skills to be honest without advising, lecturing, or being verbally abusive. Sponsorship is a tool of recovery that helps the process of healing. It is not a requiremen ...Continue Reading

CoDA: New Email Registration: Jan. 26th Fellowship Forum Working the Steps

January 23rd 2019

PLEASE NOTE THE CORRECTED EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW, noticias@coda.org *The Board of Trustees of Co-Dependents, Anonymous invites you to an online Fellowship Forum presentation:* An Easy Way to Start Working the Steps *Speakers: Debbie W, Northern California Salle, Northern California* *WHEN: - _Saturday, January 26, 2019_, the last Saturday of the month* *TIME: _Noon_ PST, _3pm_, EST, _4pm_ Atlantic time* *DURATION: 1 hour, followed by a coffee hour, for Q&A* *WHERE: Online forum, see box below for instructions* *NOTE: ...Continue Reading

CoRe (CoDA Publishing) New Fullfilment Center

January 18th 2019

www.corepublications.org *New Fulfillment Center* Please note that CoRe is now storing and distributing all materials from a dedicated fulfillment center based in California. Orders are dispatched daily so you should receive your books and coins a lot sooner. There are also new shipping options which may be cost effective. Customer service phone numbers and email are unchanged: info@corepublications.org +1 805 297 8114 You can review previous emails here: http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/list/main/ I ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Observer's Report of the 2018 Conference & Convention

January 17th 2019

Dear CoDA Members, If you have never been to a CoDA Service Conference (CSC) or an International CoDA Convention (ICC) and wonder what people experience at those two events, Lorne S, a Canadian visitor to the 2018 CSC and ICC, has created a lovely presentation about his experience. You may view his report on the News from 2018 CSC page, here: http://coda.org/index.cfm/service-info/delegate-package/delegate-package-2018/ board@coda.org You can review previous emails here: http://codependents.org/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/l ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Twelve Service Concepts of Co-Dependents Anonymous

January 12th 2019

Twelve Service Concepts of Co-Dependents Anonymous [*]The members of the Fellowship of Co-Dependents Anonymous, in carrying out the will of a loving Higher Power, advance their individual recoveries, work to insure the continuance of their groups and their program, and carry the message to codependents who still suffer. They may also collectively authorize and establish service boards or committees and empower trusted servants to perform service work. [*]The Fellowship of CoDA has the responsibility of determining, ...Continue Reading

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