CoDA Announcements Archives


CoDA: Audio/Video Subcomittee Seeks Members

November 26th 2021 PDT

*_Communication Committee’s Audio/Visual/Media  _**_Subcommittee is looking for Volunteers!_*The AVM (audio/visual/media) subcommittee of the Communication Committee is looking for people interested in helping in several parts of this new area for CoDA, *YouTube*!  Are you looking to do service for the fellowship in a new and exciting way?  We are looking for your help!We are looking for those with an interest and experience in the following areas:  writing, creating, or editing original content of v ...Continue Reading

Literature Committee Seeks Stories On How CoDA Literature Has Helped You

November 22nd 2021 PDT

Hello CoDA Fellowship,   Your Literature Committee has decided to undertake an ambitious project. We have committed to creating a new daily meditation reader, similar to /In this Moment. /We are looking for/ /written/ /submissions from members that reflect inspiration and growth gained by reading CoDA literature. We hope you will participate in this exciting venture, which is intended to reach the still suffering codependent. As a bonus, many find this kind of short, focused writing enhances their own recovery ...Continue Reading

CoDA: 2022 CSC/ICC Announcement

November 14th 2021 PDT

The 2022 CoDA Service Conference (CSC) will be hybrid (In person and internet) August 21 – 25, 2021 in Rapid City, South Dakota. The CSC is CoDA’s annual business meeting. Delegates to CSC elect trusted servants, review budgets and expenditures, authorize literature, and develop goals for our organization and a plan to reach those goals. All CoDA members are welcome to observe the CSC.Following the CSC, the International CoDA Convention (ICC), Do Big Things in Recovery, will be held August 26-28 at the same place. The I ...Continue Reading

November is CoDA Gratitude Month

November 13th 2021 PDT

What is Gratitude Month all about?In gratitude to our Higher Power and to Co-Dependents Anonymous, Inc.(CoDA), the 2014 CoDA Service Conference (CSC) has 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 choic ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Step Study Groups

November 11th 2021 PDT

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 are starting one. The person that is ...Continue Reading

CoDA: Check out!

November 7th 2021 PDT

*Check out!*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! Follow the links on the main page and all is available to you.  ...Continue Reading

CoDA Co-NNections Is Seeking New Members

November 6th 2021 PDT

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 the CoDA Co-NNections Committee sends ou ...Continue Reading

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

November 1st 2021 PDT

         CoDA Board of Trustees Preliminary Agenda November 6th, 2021Day/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 ID: 968 2103 7645One tap mobile+13462487799,,96821037645# US (Houston)+16465588656,,96821037645# US (New York)Dial by your location+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)+1 669 900 9128&nb ...Continue Reading

CoDA Monthly Internet Fellowship Forums

October 31st 2021 PDT

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: for future listening. You can subscribe to a reminder fo ...Continue Reading

CoDA's 35th Anniversary 10/22/21

October 22nd 2021 PDT

        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 ...Continue Reading

Proper Use of the CoDA Logo

October 13th 2021 PDT 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 groups may use the following seals on their letterheads, news ...Continue Reading

CoDA Translations (TMC) Committee Seeks Volunteers

October 13th 2021 PDT

*Are you curious about how translations are done? * *Would you like to find out more? * *YOU ARE INVITED! * *Translation Management Committee *needs membersWe are having a monthly open houseon the last Saturday of the month from 4 – 4:30 pm UTC *please email us at *if you wish to attendand 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 suffering codependent.&nbs ...Continue Reading

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

October 12th 2021 PDT

   *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 longe ...Continue Reading

CoDA Hospitals and Institutions Committee Seeks Volunteers

October 11th 2021 PDT

An Invitation to do ServiceWhat 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 Thursday from 5 to 6:30 U ...Continue Reading

2021: CoDA's Year Of Service

October 8th 2021 PDT

         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 w ...Continue Reading

CoDA Service Conference (CSC) Motion Recap

October 7th 2021 PDT

         Co-Dependents Anonymous 2021 Delegate Package & CoDA Service Conference (CSC) Recap are two important and related motions that were passed at the recent 2021 CoDA Service Conference (CSC)!See the entire 2021 Motions Summary: [*]Motion 21011 – *Identification of CoDA Foundational Documents*. There was a motion last year to ...Continue Reading

CoDA Service Conference 2/3 Majority VS. Simple Majority

October 5th 2021 PDT

         Dear Fellowship, Two of the recent 2021 CoDA Service Conference (CSC) passed by Simple Majority. Here is what the 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 implem ...Continue Reading

CoDA YouTube Channel

October 1st 2021 PDT

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). consider subscribing to our channel.We will be adding ...Continue Reading

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

September 29th 2021 PDT

         *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// 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 (Houston)//+1 646 558 8656// US (New York)//+1 669 90 ...Continue Reading

CoDA Public Board Minutes 9/4/21

September 23rd 2021 PDT

    *Co-Dependents Anonymous, Inc.** Board of Trustees Minutes * *September 4, 2021* /Zoom 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 ...Continue Reading

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

September 15th 2021 PDT

   *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//  ...Continue Reading

CoDA Service Conference Summary For 2021

September 13th 2021 PDT

       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: see the complete text of any given motion, please click on this link:* ...Continue Reading

Sponsorship In CoDA

September 11th 2021 PDT

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

CoDA: Tradition 11 Changed Interpretation

September 2nd 2021 PDT

         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 individu ...Continue Reading

Second Spanish-Speaking CoDA Convention

September 2nd 2021 PDT

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: look forward to seeing you there!Please note: No transl ...Continue Reading
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