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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Intergroup representatives

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Bay Area Women's Contact Sealed Envelopes

A Must for every meeting! Your Secretary holds them for women. Separate from literature table! Call Kristine: 707 718 7484

Philip from ISO

Philip is travelling from ISO to speak at your meeting for one half hour! Your Secretary will sign it up for this important recovery opportunity: drbill.saa@gmail.com

Outer Circle Events

~ ! ! ! Encourage your meeting to sponsor An Outer Circle Event: Contact:tenderpublishing@icloud.com ! ! !

Pass the hat for the Convention

Every month, pass 7th Step hat twice. Send it to ISO! Earmark it to 2018 Convention! To Volunteer: SAAconvention2018@gmail.com

WARNING about meeting lists!

Intergroup is clarifying your SAA Meetings Lists. By 28 February 2018, you must notify Intergroup your meeting actually exists. Otherwise, goodbye! Report to:: brian195410@gmail.com

Outer Circle Fun

Table Tennis Terror !!! ~ 533 San Pablo Ave, Albany [between Brighton & Garfield] 3rd Wednesday, 6:30pm to closing! $8.00/person. Bring your own paddle or borrow one. Hosted by juankelly-analyst@att.net and rayfreeman3@comcast.net.

The Retreat!

The annual SAA retreat will be held Friday, March 16, 2017 to Sunday March 18th, 2018 at Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma. The retreat offers workshops, meetings, fellowship, fun, and the opportunity to strengthen and deepen your sobriety. PLEASE SEE Events PAGE!

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