Black Friday DA-athon Hosted by Sacramento Intergroup

The DA Intergoup of Sacramento is hosting its first DA-athon on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year.  Our goal is to give our community and visiting DA members a safe place to be that day.  In case anyone in your community is planning on traveling to this area this Thanksgiving, we are forwarding a flier that we’d love to have you post on your website, and/or distribute at your local meetings.

Whatever you can do to spread the word would be greatly appreciated; thanks very much!

Niko & Marta, Chairpersons
Black Friday DA-Athon
Debtors Anonymous Intergoup of Sacramento

For further information contact:

Fall Share-a-Day Hosted by NJ/EPA Intergroup

Fall Share-a-Day
hosted by the NJ/EPA Intergroup of
Debtors Anonymous)
Saturday, October 20, 2012
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
17 Oak Avenue, Metuchen, NJ
(at corner of Route 27)

Recommended donation:
$10.00 with advance registration, $12.00 at the door

Yes, please register me for the D.A. Share-A-Day at Metuchen, NJ on Saturday, October 20, 2012. I am enclosing $10.00 for my advance registration donation. I am willing to help out [ ]. I would like to schedule a PRG meeting [ ].

Send check or Money Order payable to NJPADA to:
NJPADA Treasurer, c/o Watchung Gratitude Group, P.O.Box 1780, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 (Indicate on check Share-a-Day Registration)

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Program Schedule
9:00 – 10:00 Pressure Relief Meetings (by prior registration)
9:30 – 10:00 Registration, Coffee Hour
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Introductions
10:25 – 11:15 First Set of Workshops (A)
11:25 – 12:15 Second Set of Workshops (B)
12:15 – 1:30 Light Refreshments provided
12:20 – 1:30 NJPADA Intergroup Meeting
12:30 – 1:30 Pressure Relief Meetings (by prior registration)
1:35 – 2:25 Keynote Speaker: TBA
2:35 – 3:25 Third Set of Workshops (C)
3:35 – 4:15 Whole Group Open Sharing and Closing

Workshop Topics
(Subject to change)

A-1 Spending Plans for Those New to D.A.
A-2 The Gift of Sponsorship in D.A.
A-3 Recovering from Underearning
B-1 Getting Started/Doing the Work: Steps 1-6
B-2 Giving and Receiving PRGs in D.A.
B-3 Maintaining Solvency when Facing Difficulties
C-1 Continuing Work/Carrying the Message: Steps 7-12
C-2 Planning for Holiday Spending
C-3 Just for Today/Living D.A. in the Moment
(Visions Collage Workshop: 10:25-12:15 in Room 2)

Pressure Relief Meetings
By prior arrangement by means of pre-registering, you may be able to schedule a Pressure Relief Meeting at the Share-a-Day. Please put in your request by registering at least two weeks prior to October 20th, and we will do our best to schedule an appointment. If you are qualified to give PRM’s, please notify your Intergroup Representative ASAP; we can use your help.


Our 5-meeting workshop sessions meet within a telephone conference call/online format. Participants listen by conference call and view the presentation, live, online. The meeting leader and trusted servants that have taken The Twelve Steps in previous workshops present the information to new participants.

There is a $21 suggested 7th Tradition Contribution for this 5-week workshop. This is a MI Intergroup fundraiser. Proceeds for this event support the Spending Plans of GSR’s/ISR’s attending the annual Debtors Anonymous World Service Conference and the General Service Office of Debtors Anonymous. No one is turned away due to lack of funds. Scholarships (50:50) are available through our self-supporting workshop fund on an as-needed basis.

Upon receipt of your $21 suggested 7th Tradition Contribution you will receive the conference call telephone number and access code plus the link for the online presentation and your workshop registrant login. Use your registrant login to view and download the meeting agenda/schedule, handouts and suggested recovery resources.

Registration for Round #2 opened on Friday, September 14, 2012 and closes on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Meetings to begin Friday, October 19, 2012 and conclude on Friday, November 16, 2012. Meetings are held from 8:30 – 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Your suggested 7th Tradition Contribution can be in the form of cash, check or money order. Checks or money orders are made payable to MI INTERGROUP DA GROUP #426. Mail your suggested 7th Tradition Contribution to: MI INTERGROUP, c/o Pete Michael, 2065 Chalmers Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Please include your e-mail address, phone number, gender (F/M) and time zone with your contribution. Should your Personal Spending Plan suggest a scholarship is right for you, then send your request, in writing, along with your 50:50 contribution. It is the intention of MI Intergroup to honor all scholarship requests.

The material presented in this 5-session, 12 Step Basic DA Recovery Workshop is merely an outline of the original AA 12 Step Program along with a brief method of ‘Getting Started’ in Debtors Anonymous. This workshop IS NOT a shortcut to long-term recovery. It is an introduction…a brief course on the fundamentals…a foundation on which to build YOUR long-term recovery. You will be TAKING all 12 Steps in a 5-week period. We encourage and strongly suggest that you continue and deepen your Step Work with your Sponsor, within your DA or BDA meeting and within another Step Study group.

Next DA Regional Forum planned for Chicago

Next Regional Forum Planned For Chicago

 A Regional Forum for D.A. members throughout the Midwest will be held Saturday, April 21, in suburban Chicago, Illinois.

The Midwest Regional Forum, sponsored jointly by the Debtors Anonymous General Service Board and Great Lakes Area D.A. Intergroup (GLADA), will take place from 9 am to 4 pm at Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 Dempster Street, in Park Ridge, Ill. The event is open to all D.A. members free of charge.

Regional Forums have been described as “boot camps for D.A. service” or “D.A.  From A to Z.” They feature a day of intensive presentations on all aspects of service, including D.A.’s history, service structure, finances, literature, communications, long-range planning, recovery resources, the Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts for D.A. World Service, and the functions of the General Service Office. There will also be ample time for questions and comments from participants.

The goal of the forums is to help D.A. members build strong groups and Intergroups, to feel connected to the larger worldwide fellowship, to meet local and national-level trusted servants, and to have their questions answered and comments heard about all aspects of Debtors Anonymous.

Three current Trustees and one former Trustee will be joined by Chicago-area GSRs and GLADA officers in putting on the forum. The Midwest event is the eighth in a series of Regional Forums held in different parts of the U.S. during the past two and a half years.

Refreshments will be served during the day. Lunch will be available at nearby restaurants. Those wishing to will also be able to join members of the GSB for dinner after the event.

Further details about the forum will be posted on the World Service web site