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Updated telephone meeting list

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Please be aware there are 13 telephone meetings weekly.  If you are interested please see linked PDF containing the dial in information.

Telephone Meetings 2010

Serenity Group Anniversary Party – Fri 6/4/10

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The Serenity Group that meets at Bethany Reformed Church on New Scotland Ave is having their 8th anniversary party on Friday 6/4/10.  There will be a meeting at normal time of 6pm, followed by a pot luck dinner.

Please bring a non-alcoholic dish.  If you can, please label ingredients so that people with food issues know what’s in your special dish.

2nd Annual SLAA Share-A-Day

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

The “Restored To Dignity” group is pleased to announce its second annual SLAA Share-A-Day

Saturday, April 24, 2010
1-5 pm
Refreshments served
Donation $5

1-1:45pm – Defining sobriety & Setting bottom lines
2-2:45pm – How to manage triggers
3-3:45pm – Acceptance & Surrender
4-4:45pm – Healthy relationships

At Christ the King Episcopal Church
3007 Route 213 East, High Falls, NY

Directions: NYS Thruway 87 to exit 19 (Kingston) Traffic circle to 209 South, go 10 miles, turn Left on Route 213 East, go 2 blocks, church on right side.

April 2010 Flyer

16th Annual SLAA-athon – Sunday February 14, 2010

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

16th Annual SLAA-athon
Sunday February 14, 2010
1:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Sobriety and Sponsorship
Unitarian Universalist Church
624 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

First Meeting – Sobriety and Sponsorship
1:00  – 2:15 pm

Second Meeting – Men and Women’s Meeting
2:30 – 3:45pm

Third Meeting – Spirituality and Service
4:00 – 5:15 pm

Join us for Dinner at 5:30 – 6:45 pm. Bring your own vegetarian dinner to share, or buy in town at local establishment.

Final Meeting – Regular Sunday Meeting of the “Home Stretch Group”
7:30 – 8:30 pm

SLAAathon 2010 Flyer

New England SLAA Intergroup Retreat Weekends for 2010

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

S.L.A.A. 12 Step Weekend Retreats – 2010

In Chester, Vermont (3 hours from Albany)

Retreat Center
2010 Dates: March 26-28, July 23-25, October 1-3, December 17-19

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.

The retreat house is located in Chester, Vermont, approximately 3 hours from Boston. Retreats are hosted by a local family in recovery.

$175.00     YOUR COST
$155.00     Discount total

Includes: 2 nights lodging (see below for sleeping arrangements) and 2 breakfasts (all you can eat). There is a potluck dinner Saturday night (all you can eat)-weekend participants contribute.

(Additional nights lodging available $50.00 per person per night–meals not included.)
For Reservations:

To reserve a space at one of our retreats, select the registration form link at the bottom of this page, print and fill out the form, and mail it to NEI at the above address. A check for $155.00 MUST BE received NO LATER THAN 4 WEEKS BEFORE the weekend you wish to attend!! LATER REGISTRATIONS CHECKS ARE $175.00.
2010 Retreat Dates:

Discount Registration Deadline:
March 26-28     February 26
July 23-25     June 25
October 1-3     September 3
December 17-19     November 19

To register and/or get more info go to and click the link in upper right that reads “Vt. 12 Step Retreats”.

How to check messages on the hotline

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Here are some instructions on how to check the messages on the hotline.

  1. Call the hotline phone number: 292-0123
  2. Press * when you begin to hear the outgoing message
  3. Enter the 4 digit passcode
  4. If there are any messages, press 1 to listen to message
  5. To delete a message press 3 (only do this if you’ve written down info to call person back and you will be calling)
  6. To save a message press 5 (if you need to have another person listen to a message)

If you have any questions please contact the phone coordinator for the hotline.

Update for Women’s Meeting on 12-30-09

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Be aware that the Women’s Meeting on 12-30-09 will be meeting in a different room.  You will need to enter the front of the church, facing Route 9.  Also please note that for this meeting only NO BATHROOM FACILITIES will be available.

Telephone Meetings of SLAA

Friday, July 17th, 2009

These meetings are NOT affiliated with the Capital Region Intergroup of SLAA.  They are provided here for information only.  If you find them helpful, great!

Telephone Meeting Schedule

Sunday 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Focus on Anorexia – Men and Women
1-712-432-0150, access code 232562

Monday 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Step Meeting
1-712-432-0150, access code 232562

Wednesday 9:00 PM Eastern Time
Women’s Anorexia Meeting
1-605-475-6111, access code 343434

Thursday 8:30 PM Eastern Time
Focus is on Fear of Intimacy
1-712-432-1600 code will be 399544

Saturday 8:30 AM Eastern Time
Focus is on Cross-Addictions
1-712-432-0150, access code 232562

Saturday 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Topic Meeting
1-605-475-6111, access code 32587

Tuesday Men’s meeting vote on 3/3 whether to move

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

UPDATE: On Tue 3/3 the meeting will stay at its’ temporary location of 1 Maria Drive, Loudonville, to hold its’ business meeting.  During this business meeting a vote will be taken and a decision made whether or not to move the meeting permanently to 1 Maria Drive.

If you have an opinion one way or the other please show up to the business meeting to vote!!

As you recall the impetus to change were very cold conditions at the 1 Exchange St location.

New meeting in Bennington, VT

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

There is now a meeting in Bennington, VT.  Even though “officially” Bennington is part of the Western NE Intergroup I felt that it was important that we make people aware of a meeting that could be a very short drive for people in the Capital Region.

Meeting information:
Saturday noon
Turning Point Club
465 Main St.
Bennington, VT
Co-ed. Step, Speaker, Topic meeting depending upon week of the month.

Yours in recovery,
Bill R, Intergroup Chair