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

Annual Convention attendees

To join the planning committee, please contact Bob L at chicadad@gmail.com.

EDITOR NEEDED:

For the outer circle newsletter 'Out of the Fog' Please phone (415 456-1063.

Sponsor Workshop!

Saturday, August 26, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. California Pacific Medical Center, Davies Campus North Tower, Level B1, Room B (Next to the cafeteria)

There is a wealth of sponsoring experience, knowledge and skills that reside within individual sponsors in our fellowship. This workshop endeavors to share this breath of experience from one sponsor to another, throughout the fellowship. Its aim is to help potential and new sponsors with fundamental skills and understandings that will smooth the transition from sponsee to sponsor. In addition we can offer and share fresh approaches to sponsors who have long term experience. The object of this workshop is to answer questions, share experiences, and to help those of us who are sponsors the opportunity to enhance our ability to reach out to our fellows and guide them in recovery.

C.P.M.C. is located at Castro St. & Duboce Ave. in San Francisco. If you are traveling from the East Bay, take BART to Civic Center and transfer to the Metro N Judah Line and get off at Dubose St./Noe St. at Dubose Park. Walk 1/2 block west to C.P.M.C.

Annual Camping Trip

will take place the weekend of September 8,9,10 at the Bear River Group campground off of highway 88. This is for SAA members only: register at: bayareasaa.org: Events: Camping. Or with fliers.

Fundraiser & Gathering: New Date

On September 9, please join us in a gathering and fellowship to hear about the 2018 SAA Annual Convention. We will be talking about the great benefit to our fellowships, and about how your service can help make this an outstanding Convention and the importance of fundraising. 1- 3:00pm, Saturday September 9th ~ Bring your babies and mates and smile your way to the hospitable home of of Howard C: 217 Dwight Road, Burlingame, 94010
RSVP to jhowardc@outlook.com so he knows how many fatted calves to slay.
Event details: NO CONTRIBUTION REQUIRED!! We want everyone to hear about the Convention. Please come and join us.
Address: 217 Dwight Road, Burlingame CA (less than a ten minute walk to CalTrain in Burlingame, 3 miles to Millbrae Bart (we may be able to arrange for pick up at BART if you contact us in advance!)
Time: 1:15 to 4:00 (convention discussion around 2:15)
Bring: If you want, something small and simple (a few sodas or waters, a bag of chips, a few cookies: we want to keep it 'pick nick' simple! We will have hot dogs, burgers, portabello mushrooms for the grill, buns (some gluten free), salad and some drinks.
Please RSVP so that we have a good headcount: jhowardc@outlook.com. Please also contact Howard C in person or by email (jhowardc@outlook.com) if you would like to make a matching grant. ~

Intergroup meeting

For the first time ever, Intergroup will meet on the Peninsula for its September 9 meeting. The meeting will be at the usual time, but at 217 Dwight Road, Burlingame, commencing at 11:15 and followed by the Convention gathering at the same location.

Publishing Announcements

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

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