Bay Area SAA Recovery Resources

Sponsorship

Excerpt from The Tools Of Recovery

Sponsorship moves our recovery into action. A sponsor provides guidance and support through the process of stepwork and the experience of withdrawal. We encourage you to initiate the sponsorship relationship by asking someone with whom you feel you might work well. Don't be discouraged if you get a few "No's." in time you will receive the "Yes" that is meant for you. When choosing, look for someone who has qualities you admire, who has continuous sobriety from Inner-Circle behavior and has ideally completed their Fifth Step. Do not ask someone to whom you are sexually attracted, as this is a bad mix.

Sponsors are not professionals, but are merely sex addicts who have found a way to stay sober and want to help others. Establishing your "circles" (see the "Three Circles" pamphlet and the discussion in the next section of this booklet), discussing expectations and writing down clear agreements between you may be the first tasks of this relationship. As addicts, we have often led secret lives. A sponsor is someone we regularly check in with. Sponsors will make suggestions, but you are responsible for your program. Sponsors do have lives; don't be upset if they are not always available. This is the time to reach out to others in the fellowship.

Honesty, commitment, openness and a willingness to take suggestions are important attitudes for a sponsee. Finding a permanent sponsor may take time. Thus, it is suggested that when you enter the program you ask someone who has more sobriety time than you and has completed their First Step for temporary sponsorship.

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Bay Area SAA Announcements

Grace Gala

A Midsummer Gathering/Fun Fundraiser/Feed/for the 2018 Convention!
1- 3:00pm, Saturday 26 August ~ 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. ~

A Sponsors 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.

Intergroup

Send your favorite Intergroup Rep to Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1744 University Avenue, Berkeley, Room 210: 11:15am every second Saturday.

Outer Circle Events!

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Camping Trip September 8,9,10

This is a wonderful event and women and men in program are encouraged to attend. More information and sign up is available: please see Events page. Look for flyers after Aug 5th.

Outer Circle Event

Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants: For parking and tailgate information email:acharmatz@gmail.com.

Outer Circle Event

Oakland Zoo Family Outing
Co-sponsored by East Bay Monday Mens & Friday Noon. They must have one SF meeting as 3rd co-sponsor. Please! Email: lord_byron@icloud.com

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