Bay Area SAA Intergroup

San Francisco Bay Area Intergroup

The San Francisco Bay Area Intergroup of SAA (BAISAA) manages the business of SAA in the San Francisco Bay Area. BAISAA has four primary areas of responsibility:

  1. To help SAA groups carry the SAA message to the addict who still suffers.
  2. To provide shared and coordinated services and resources to individual members and the member SAA groups, e.g. the website, telephone line, and printed meeting lists.
  3. To allow for the effective use of BAISAA funds.
  4. To help disseminate information within the local SAA organization and to coordinate outreach and public information for SAA in the San Francisco Bay Area.

There are currently about 50 meetings within the geographic area served by BAISAA. Each group may elect its own Intergroup representative. These members provide input to Intergroup on the matters listed above and relay relevant information back to the groups they represent.

Monthly Intergroup Meeting

BAISAA currently meets the second Saturday of every month from 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM at the Lutheran Church of the Cross located at 1744 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703.

Any SAA member interested in the business of SAA may attend this meeting. If a matter is put to the group for a vote, these visitors may participate in the discussions, but will not be allowed to participate in the voting process.

Sobriety requirements are set by member groups; BAISAA recommends six months of membership in SAA and three months of abstinence from inner circle behaviors.

Committees

BAISAA members participate in committees, where much of the work of Intergroup is done. Such committees include:

  • Outreach — Outreach activities include: getting our basic text, Sex Addicts Anonymous, into Bay Area libraries; communication with health care professionals in the Bay Area; speaking engagements to educate others about our work (e.g. the Johns School), and others.
  • Website — Maintaining and updating the BAISAA website as a repository of information of interest to the local community and potential new members.
  • Telephone — Maintaining a hotline for people to get information about our program.
  • Finance — Accounting for fellowship funds.
  • Meeting List — Providing updated meeting lists to members, meetings and anyone who requests them.

Anyone may participate in these committees whether an Intergroup rep or not.

A Message from an Intergroup Member

I feel grateful that I can make contributions utilizing skills I don't usually use in my day to day work life. Besides detailed things such as working with the website, I enjoy being creative in using clipart whenever I get the chance. I like making announcements at meetings about what is going on with Intergroup and our program as a whole. I am making new friends, which is perhaps the best part.
 – LJ, 2011

 

 

Bay Area SAA Contact Us

(415) 456-1063
Bay Area Intergroup • P.O. Box 14754 • San Francisco, CA 94114
General Info: info@bayareasaa.org
Información General: espanol@bayareasaa.org
Meeting List Updates/Requests: meetinglist@bayareasaa.org
Women Seeking Recovery: women@bayareasaa.org
GLBTQQI Seeking Recovery: glbt@bayareasaa.org
Out of the Fog Newsletter: newsletter@bayareasaa.org
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Bay Area SAA Announcements

Workshop!

Intergroup will be sponsoring a workshop to discuss how we can make our meetings feel safe and inclusive for all men and women. The workshop will feature Elizabeth from the Tucson fellowship, (she has been a keynote speaker at the Convention) There will be a panel discussion as well as a workshop, and free lunch. All are encouraged to attend. Look for flyers. Get more info by sending an email to jhowardc@outlook.com.

Volunteers at March Retreat

To support the 2018 SAA Convention, volunteers are needed to devote an hour or two to pass out raffle tickets and collect the payment for them at the Retreat during a lunch or dinner. A few volunteers are also needed to staff a table at registration. It doesn't take much time, is a good service opportunity and a great way to meet others in the Fellowship. Please contact Howard C at jhowardc@outlook.com or Bob L at chicadad@gmail.com

Outer Circle Events!

Each meeting is encouraged to organize and sponsor outer circle events. Contact Sam Z. (samzabor@yahoo.com) to announce your event.

New Meeting in San Mateo

Tuesdays 7:00 PM at the Congregational Church of San Mateo. Please note that the church would like us to refer to the meeting as a "support" group when we are at the church. Signs to direct you to the room will refer to the "support group meeting". The church address follows. Please enter through the back of the church, at the Office entrance, which is accessed from Catalpa street, where there is also a church parking lot. Congregational Church of San Mateo, 225 Tilton Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401. (Access to the office entrance is from Catalpa Ave. Catalpa is a block north of Tilton.

The Retreat!

The annual SAA retreat will be held Friday, March 17, 2017 to Sunday March 19th, 2017 at Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma. The retreat offers workshops, meetings, fellowship, fun, and the opportunity to strengthen and deepen your sobriety.
Please register by March 1 to enable the planning committee to provide the necessary lodging and meal counts to the Walker Creek staff. If you are unable to attend the retreat for the entire weekend, please feel free to come for a day or for as much time as you are able. The retreat is a truly unique and special experience; just ask your fellows who have been in the past. Please look for flyers or click on Events page.

Intergroup Meeting Location

Intergroup is considering whether to move its meeting location to the South Bay for a period of time. We would appreciate your input on this topic. Please contact Brian R at Email brian195410@gmail.com with any input you may have.

Thursday Night Speaker Series in Los Altos

Special Speaker Series: the Thursday Night One Day at a Time Meeting is hosting a speaker series featuring women of SAA sharing their experience, strength and hope for 20 minutes. The Speaker meetings will be on the second Thursday of each month through March. Please join each month for this unique opportunity. Thursday night 7:30 p.m. meeting in Los Altos

Guided Silent Meditation Walk

May 4th, 8 AM following the SF 7AM Thursday Steps Meeting. To City view destination to be announced.

Publishing Announcements

Call (415) 456-1063 or send email to info@bayareasaa.org to publish fellowship news and announcements here.

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