CoDA Announcements Archives

 

CoDA: Step Study Groups

November 11th 2021 PST

Step Study - What Is it?? Have you ever heard of a Step Study? Or a Step Study Meeting? It is a way to work through the Steps with a group. It requires a commitment to the work, and generally takes a year or more to get through the Steps and Traditions. How Does It Work? There are some different writings on how this works - this is just one. Someone (most likely someone who already sponsors) wants to start a group study of the Steps and announces at their meeting or intergroup that they ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Check out Codependents.org!

November 7th 2021 PST

Check out Codependents.org! Have you ever wondered if you could listen to the Fellowship Forums at your leisure? How about the 2021 End of Winter Retreat speakers? Or maybe the 2020 and 2021 International Convention speakers? Also, there are some short audios from various people in recovery about CoDA, recordings from United Kingdom speakers, and a Ken and Mary workshop. All this can be found at codependents.org! Follow the links on the main page [1]www.codependents.org and all is availab ...Continue Reading

CoDA Co-NNections Is Seeking New Members

November 6th 2021 PST

Do you love reading? Do you benefit from hearing recovery stories? Do you love listening to the heartbeat of someone's writing? Do you have a knack for editing? Do you love helping someone make their voice heard? Are you drawn to doing service work, but are scared of what that might mean? We need you - Because being scared is normal and humble. Step out with HP and serve with us, as we grow in our own recovery, while carrying the message to codependents who still suffer. Once a week t ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Meeting Preliminary Agenda, Sat November 6th, 8 AM PST

November 1st 2021 PST

CoDA Board of Trustees Preliminary Agenda November 6th, 2021 Day/Time: Saturday - 8-9:30 am PT/10 am -11:30 pm CT & Guatemala/ 11 am-12:30 pm ET/12 Noon-1:30 pm AT/6:00-7:30 pm Israel Join Zoom Meeting [1]https://zoom.us/j/96821037645 Meeting ID: 968 2103 7645 One tap mobile [2]+13462487799,,96821037645# US (Houston) [3]+16465588656,,96821037645# US (New York) Dial by your location [4]+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) [5]+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) [ ...Continue Reading

CoDA Monthly Internet Fellowship Forums

October 31st 2021 PST

The CoDA Fellowship Forum meets for 1-hour on the last Saturday of each month at 12 Noon, Pacific Time, 1 PM (MT), 2 PM (CT), and 3 PM (ET). We get together and share our Experience, Strength and Hope on a topic. Sometimes there is a speaker who introduces the Meeting's Topic. The Forum structure allows us to ask questions, discuss, comment and share on the topic. These meetings are recorded, and the recordings are posted at: [1]https://www.codependents.org/ff/ff.htm for future listening. You ...Continue Reading

CoDA's 35th Anniversary 10/22/21

October 22nd 2021 PST

Happy 35th Birthday, CoDA! The very first CoDA meeting took place in Phoenix on October 22, 1986. It's amazing that it's been 35 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 first issue of th ...Continue Reading

Proper Use of the CoDA Logo

October 13th 2021 PST

[1]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 [2]board@coda.org. CoDA groups may use the following seals on their letterhead ...Continue Reading

CoDA Translations (TMC) Committee Seeks Volunteers

October 13th 2021 PST

Are you curious about how translations are done? Would you like to find out more? YOU ARE INVITED! Translation Management Committee needs members We are having a monthly open house on the last Saturday of the month from 4 – 4:30 pm UTC please email us at [1]tmc@coda.org if you wish to attend and we will send you a link The vision of Translation Management Committee is to see translated CoDA materials available legally in every country in the world for the still su ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Minutes for Virtual Face To Face Meeting 9/19/21

October 12th 2021 PST

CoDA Board of Trustees Virtual F2F Meeting Minutes September 19, 2021 Day/Time: Saturday - 8-9:15 am Pacific 9-10:15 am Guatemala 10 am -11:15 am Central 11 am-12:15 pm Eastern 12 Noon-1:15 pm Atlantic 6:00-7:15 pm Israel Acknowledging 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 re ...Continue Reading

CoDA Hospitals and Institutions Committee Seeks Volunteers

October 11th 2021 PST

An Invitation to do Service What is the Role of the Hospitals and Institutions Committee? Hospitals & Institutions Committee (H&I) at the CoDA, Inc. level acts as a resource and support to those doing H&I service locally (taking CoDA meetings/resources/message into facilities–medical, penal, educational, and social services institutions) at all levels of the Fellowship (CoDA Service Conference, Voting Entity, Intergroup, local group, and individual). The Committee meets every third Thur ...Continue Reading

2021: CoDA's Year Of Service

October 8th 2021 PST

At The 2020 Service Conference, A Motion was passed to declare 2021 the "Year of Service". Did you know that most CoDA members are welcome in joining a committee at the world level? It's a great way to give back and for you to make a difference! Some 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 envi ...Continue Reading

CoDA Service Conference (CSC) Motion Recap

October 7th 2021 PST

Co-Dependents Anonymous 2021 Delegate Package & CoDA Service Conference (CSC) Recap [1]https://www.codependents.org/CSC/2021/2021.htm Here are two important and related motions that were passed at the recent 2021 CoDA Service Conference (CSC)! See the entire 2021 Motions Summary: [2]https://www.codependents.org/CSC/2021/2021_Files/2021_CSC_Motions_Sum.pdf * Motion 21011 – Identification of CoDA Foundational Documents. There was a motion last year to make Twelve Steps, Twelve ...Continue Reading

CoDA Service Conference 2/3 Majority VS. Simple Majority

October 5th 2021 PST

Dear Fellowship, Two of the recent 2021 CoDA Service Conference (CSC) passed by Simple Majority. Here is what the [1]Fellowship Service Manual (FSM) states: Simple vs. two-thirds (2⁄3) majority. A motion passes if it is accepted by a simple majority of the total number of Voting Members present. If it passes by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the total number of Voting Members present, it is binding upon the Trustees, except to the extent the implementation of such a motion would cause the Trustees ...Continue Reading

CoDA YouTube Channel

October 1st 2021 PST

Dear CoDA Fellowship, We are happy to announce our newly updated CoDA YouTube channel! We currently have 3 uploaded videos. Two of them are the 2 versions of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that were created a couple of years ago. The third video is the recent video created by our Spanish Outreach Committee regarding CoDA Teen. This video was presented at our recent virtual CoDA Service Conference (CSC). [1]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0oWXZDpoVdKbyJ0YDh1zTQ Please consider subscr ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Meeting, Sat, October 2nd, 8 AM PST

September 29th 2021 PST

CoDA Board of Trustees Agenda October 2, 2021 Day/Time: Saturday - 8-9:30 am PT/10 am -11:30 pm CT & Guatemala/ 11 am-12:30 pm ET/12 Noon-1:30 pm AT/6:00-7:30 pm Israel Join Zoom Meeting [1]https://zoom.us/j/96821037645 Meeting ID: 968 2103 7645 One tap mobile [2]+13462487799,,96821037645# US (Houston) [3]+16465588656,,96821037645# US (New York) Dial by your location [4]+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) [5]+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) [6]+1 669 900 ...Continue Reading

CoDA Public Board Minutes 9/4/21

September 23rd 2021 PST

Co-Dependents Anonymous, Inc. Board of Trustees Minutes September 4, 2021 Zoom Meeting [1]https://zoom.us/j/96821037645 Meeting ID: 968 2103 7645 Acknowledging 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. Order of round robin - Check in – 30 seconds – ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Minutes for Virtual Face To Face Meeting 8/14/21

September 15th 2021 PST

CoDA Board of Trustees Virtual F2F Board Meeting Minutes August 14th, 2021 Acknowledging 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 (8:00 am – 8:05 am – 5 min) Serenity Prayer - God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, coura ...Continue Reading

CoDA Service Conference Summary For 2021

September 13th 2021 PST

To our Fellowship: Our second virtual CoDA Service Conference (CSC) was a great experience & allowed members from the entire world to be involved! 2022 CSC is scheduled for Rapid City in South Dakota (USA). We plan to go "hybrid" allowing those who physically cannot attend to attend the conference virtually. Here is a full summary of the conference: [1]https://www.codependents.org/CSC/2021/2021.htm To see the complete text of any given motion, please click on this link: ...Continue Reading

Sponsorship In CoDA

September 11th 2021 PST

This is a resending of a message that originally went out on 3/13/11. It was written by the 2011 Communications Committee. [1]comm@coda.org 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 ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Tradition 11 Changed Interpretation

September 2nd 2021 PST

At the recent CoDA Service Conference (CSC), some changes were approved by motion as to how we interpret Tradition 11. 1. Motion #21022 Social Media Anonymity Tradition 11 speaks to members of CoDA maintaining anonymity when representing CoDA to outside entities. Tradition 11 does not speak of recovery meetings, literature, virtual meetings, traditional face to face meetings, recovery conventions and recovery videos and audios. Tradition 11 does not forbid individuals from participating in r ...Continue Reading

Second Spanish-Speaking CoDA Convention

September 2nd 2021 PST

CoDA World’s Spanish Outreach Committee is pleased to invite you to participate in the second iteration of its Convention. Those who attend will be able to meet, and share with, Spanish-speaking presenters from around the world. We hope that you enjoy the carefully chosen program that SPO has organized during this Year of Service. Information about the Convention, as well as how to register for it, can be found at: [1]www.divulgacioncoda.org/convencion/2da-convencion We look forward to seein ...Continue Reading

CoDA Board Meeting, Sat, September 4th, 8 AM PST With Agenda

August 30th 2021 PST

CoDA Board of Trustees Agenda September 4, 2021 Day/Time: Saturday - 8-9:30 am PT/10 am -11:30 pm CT & Guatemala/ 11 am-12:30 pm ET/12 Noon-1:30 pm AT/6:00-7:30 pm Israel Join Zoom Meeting [1]https://zoom.us/j/96821037645 Meeting ID: 968 2103 7645 One tap mobile [2]+13462487799,,96821037645# US (Houston) [3]+16465588656,,96821037645# US (New York) Dial by your location [4]+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) [5]+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) [6]+1 669 9 ...Continue Reading

New CoDA Board Officers Announced For 2021-2022

August 29th 2021 PST

Dear CoDA Fellowship: CoDependents Anonymous (CoDA) held it's second Virtual CoDA Service Conference the week of July 26-29th, 2021. 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 delegates, the obser ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Ken and Mary R 2021 Event Workshop Recordings

August 24th 2021 PST

CoDA World Global Conversation with Ken and Mary on July 17th was a beautiful experience with so many people from so many different places and languages around the world. It really was a Global Conversation! Events is happy to announce that the Global Conversation recordings are now available for download. With gratitude to the Trusted Servant who volunteered to edit the written English transcript, both can be found here: [1]https://www.codependents.org/Ken_Mary/ Recognizing that there were ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Problems at a meeting? What do we do?

August 21st 2021 PST

The following is an email we originally sent on 6/7/16 Problems at a meeting? What do we do? Many of us have experienced problems at a meeting but we don't always know what to do. Often we find discomfort in using our voice and need some guidance from the Experience, Strength and Hope of the Fellowship. Some problems many of us have experienced are, but not limited to: - 13th Stepping (romantic or dominating sponsors) - Prayers read not always being CoDA endorsed prayers - One person ...Continue Reading
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