Archive for January, 2009

2009 15th Annual SLAA-athon

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

The 2009 15th Annual SLAA-athon is being hosted by Home Stretch Group.

THEME:  The 5 Major Resources as found in the SLAA Preamble: 1) Sobriety; 2) Sponsorship/Meetings; 3) Steps; 4) Service; 5) Spirituality.
DATE:  Sunday, February 15, 2009
SCHEDULE:
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Opening co-ed meeting
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Separate meetings for men and women
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Closing co-ed meeting
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm Pot Luck Dinner. Please bring a dish.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Normal Home Stretch Group SLAA meeting
LOCATION:
Unitarian Univeralist Church
624 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs

The church is at the corner of Rock St & N Broadway in Saratoga.

The flyer can be found by clicking this: SLAA-athon Flyer

Neighboring SLAA Intergroups

Friday, January 30th, 2009

For those of you who may travel in the regions adjacent to the Capital Region of NY here are some websites that may be of interest to you:

http://www.slaany.org Covers the New York City metro area

http://www.geocities.com/wneislaa Covers Western Mass, Vermont and some Northern Connecticut meetings

htttp://www.slaanei.org Covers the rest of Mass, and Rhode Island

SLAA 12 Step Weekend Retreats – 2009

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

The retreats are held in Chester, Vermont.  The retreats are facilitated and coordinated by the New England Intergroup of SLAA.

2009 Dates: March 27-29, July 17-19, October 2-4, December 18-20

Step study is a key tool to recovery in the S.L.A.A. program.

At the retreat weekends we do an intensive study of the 12 Steps — together.

If you have worked on the Steps in this type of format before, you already know its value. If you have not done any study of the Steps, intensive or otherwise, this is a great way to do it, especially the first time. Regardless of where we are in the Step study process, we are able to learn from sharing our experience, strength and hope with each other.

For further info please see http:/www.slaanei.org

SLAA “meetings” via e-mail

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Are you looking for more ways to be in contact with members of SLAA?

Perhaps a moderated email distribution list is the way to go for you!

SLAAsupport
SLAAsupport is a restricted membership, anonymous mailing support list with no public archives. The list was created for adults in search of support from s*x and love or relationship addiction, or avoidance.

The only qualification for SLAA support email list membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of s*x and love addiction, or avoidance and that you are seriously looking for support in recovering from your obsessive compulsive actions, stemming from this very real addiction.

This list is restricted to members only, and it is NOT a place to act out fantasies or find partners with which you can act out. This is about recovery from s*x and love addiction.

Group Email Addresses & Web Address
Related Link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SLAAsupport
Post message: SLAAsupport@yahoogroups.com
Subscribe: SLAAsupport-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Unsubscribe: SLAAsupport-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
List owner: SLAAsupport-owner@yahoogroups.com

NOTE: The format of this email list is more like fellowship after a meeting.  Far less boundaried than during a normal face to face meeting that we have here in the Capital Region.

SLAA Meetings Online Via Chatroom

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

#SLAA Online Group
Over 25 Regularly Scheduled “Closed” Meetings every week.
Registered with S.L.A.A. Fellowship Wide Services, Inc.

Server: irc.starlink-irc.org    room: #SLAA

Info: www.slaaonline.org (for full list of meeting times and instructions)

Email: slaaonline@yahoo.com

Meetings are typically Noon, 4:30 PM, and 10:00 PM ET.

The #SLAA Online Group was founded on January 30, 1996.  #SLAA Online Group meetings are held using Internet Relay Chat (IRC) on Starlink-IRC.org servers in the #SLAA room (occasionally in the #SLAA2 room).

In order to get into the recovery chat room you will need to install an IRC client or you can access a web portal to the chat room.

The link to the web portal is: http://www.starlink-irc.org/index.webchat.html

You can also download and use your own irc client like mIRC or Visual IRC to name a few.

Message from the #SLAA room:
This is a great place to spend your recovery time in between face-to-face meetings.  We are all friends and welcome all newcomers and long timers alike.  We are a mixture of men and women from many countries, joining at our respective times for regular meetings.  Often members “hang out” between meetings to simply chat about their recovery.

NOTE: The format of the scheduled meetings are like that of face to face meetings.  There are boundaries, no cross talking allowed, and there is a chairperson who calls on people.

Launching of the website for the Capital Region Intergroup of SLAA

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

At the Saturday January 17, 2009 business meeting for Intergroup it was decided that we should have a web presence.  It was further decided that our complete schedule be published at this site.

Please provide your comments to your group representative and we can take feedback at the next Intergroup meeting on March 17, 2009.

Thanks for everyone’s hard work on this and their willingness to adhere to the rules of group conscience.

Yours in recovery,
Bill R, Intergroup Chair
January 18, 2009