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 www.debtorsanonymous.org

March 2012 D.A. Focus Available

The 2012 Winter-Spring issue of The DA Focus, the quarterly service newsletter, is now available for viewing and download on the D.A. website: www.debtorsanonymous.org.

The new issue opens with an article outlining D.A.’s growing pains as we get clarity on rights issues with regards to our literature– starting with several instances of wording borrowed from A.A. without permission, to our Preamble, where permission  was mistakenly given by A.A. The Literature Publications Committee, Legal Affairs Committee, and the General Service Board as a whole are committed to including proper attribution when permissions are granted or replacing material when it is not.

Two trustee bios are included in the “Meet The Board” section.  There is also a list of open service positions available for those D.A. members who are interested in taking their service to another level.

As is customary, the issue contains reports of actions taken in recent months by committees of the GSB and standing committees of the WSC, and a report from Finance.

Past issues of the Focus are also available on the website. D.A. groups have permission to download as many copies of the publication as they wish for group use.

Ann Arbor BDA Group Announces BDA Step Study

Members of the Ann Arbor BDA meeting (Business Done Abundantly) have determined by group conscience hold to a BDA step study meeting. The group invites everyone who wants to join us.   Please spread the word to other DA/BDA members.

 BDA Step Study meeting information:

1st and 3rd Sunday nights of the month

5:15- 6:15 at Friends Meeting House

Fireplace Room, 1420 Hill Street, Ann Arbor 48104

We are starting on Sunday, April 15.  The study format is set up to be completed in 14 sessions. Friends Meeting House has personal contact information for this meeting.  The weekly rent is $6.50 an hour. A 7th Tradition Contribution envelope will be passed at every meeting.

Please contact Pete Michael at opheiletys@gmail.com if you have questions and /or if you plan to attend.

DA Fellowship Day in Lansing, MI

Clarity of Perspective: Keeping the Numbers
Click here to download the flier for this event

Click here for a map for this event

Join us for a day focused on the spiritual and practical aspects of keeping the numbers.

There will be a discussion and PRG’s available for those who want to focus on their business numbers.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Clark Conference Center, St. Lawrence Campus, Sparrow Hospital

1210 W. Saginaw Street, Lansing, MI

This event is a fund raiser. The suggested contribution is $20. Scholarships are available. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Hosted by DA of West Michigan and

Lansing DA Abstinence and Abundance Groups

Arizona Phone Sponsorship Workshop

Dear Fellow D.A. Members,

Announcing a DA telephone workshop on sponsorship!

When?: Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 1 to 3:30 EST.

Where?: Via teleconference. 1-218-936-4141 PIN: 5899819

Who’s it for?: All DA and BDA members who would like experience, strength
and hope (ESH) about being an effective sponsor, being a sponsee and what
to expect from a sponsor-sponsee relationship.

Who’s presenting: 3 long-term DA and BDA members who are both active
sponsors and sponsees.

What?: 3 speakers sharing ESH for 1 hour; 45 minutes of Q&A with the
speaker panel (bring your questions); and up to 45 minutes connecting those who need a sponsor with potential sponsors.

Why?: To further recovery in the DA community

7th Tradition: Your donations will support the Sedona BDA Action Group to
send a representative to the DA World Service Conference this summer.

Suggested donation is $15. No one will be turned away for lack of money.

Please click on the “Donate” button below to donate via PayPal using a debit
card or send checks or money order to:

Sedona BDA Action Group
308 N. 12th St.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Any questions may be addressed to:  bdaactionworkshops@gmail.com

Please feel free to forward to other DA members as you see fit.

Thank you!  (mailto:bdaactionworkshops@gmail.com)

Yours in service,
Bob R.
Sedona BDA Action Group