SAA Meditation Book
August 21-23, 2015, Jacksonville, NC
September 18-20, 2015, Seattle, WA
October 10, 2015, Redford, MI
October 23-25, 2015, Birmingham, AL
October 30 - November 1, 2015, Hill Country, TX
SAA Green Book available in eBook format
The ISO is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the SAA Green Book, Sex Addicts Anonymous, in downloadable electronic format. The eBook can be purchased from the ISO office or online from the SAA Store (https://saa-store.org/book) for $12.00.
After online purchase is complete, you will receive an e-mail with a link to download a zip file that contains both the mobi (Kindle) and ePUB (Nook) versions of the book. One of these formats can be read on most e-readers available today.
Special thanks go out to an anonymous member of the fellowship, who took the time to create the eBook version. Such generous help from volunteer members enhances the capacity of the ISO to support member groups in carrying the SAA message of recovery to sex addicts everywhere.
***Special Copyright Notice***
As with all SAA literature, the eBook version of Sex Addicts Anonymous is under copyright owned by the ISO of SAA, Inc. Therefore, please do not duplicate or forward the eBook for use by others.
Member Submissions needed to complete the SAA Meditation Book
SAA Meditation Book Vision Statement
The SAA Meditation Book carries the message of recovery by collecting into one volume diverse voices of the SAA fellowship to serve as a resource for meditation and prayer for the addict in recovery and the sex addict who still suffers.
Meditation Writing Teleconference Workshop
All those interested in contributing to the Meditation Book are invited to attend one or more tele-workshops. We will go over the guidelines and process for submission; there will be ample time for writing, and time for sharing as well. Please consider joining us for this unique service opportunity!
All workshops are the 4th Sunday of the month at 5:00 p.m. Central Time and last until 6:30 p.m.:
To register, call 1-800-477-8191 or email email@example.com.
Meditation Topic of the Month
Guidelines for Meditations
The ISO Literature Committee welcomes submission of entries from the fellowship-at-large for possible inclusion in the SAA Meditation Book. The Meditation Book will consist of 366 entries, one for each day of the calendar year.
To ensure consideration, submissions should contain the following:
Each entry should be 200-350 words including the quotation and the closing affirmation. (1.5 - 3 sides, handwritten). Submissions must include your name and contact information to be cross-referenced with your release form.
The ISO must have a signed release before a submission can be considered. By signing the release, the author grants the ISO of SAA, Inc. sole rights to edit, alter, publish, or reject any submission. A blank release form is available in this newsletter or may be obtained from the ISO office or downloaded and printed from the SAA website.
Please send a digital copy of your submission (attached as .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, or in the body of the email) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include complete contact information and, if possible, a signed scanned release. All submitters must send or have sent a release form - one per author - before submissions can be considered.
You can also send your meditation, contact information, and signed release by postal mail to:
Meditation Book, ISO, PO Box 70949, Houston, TX 77270.
Do you have information for the SAA history project?
Volunteers are gathering data for a history monograph, chronicling the beginning and growth of the SAA fellowship. Recently, they have made arrangements with the ISO office, to record interviews with members of the SAA fellowship, who have information about the fellowship, the ISO, SAA Literature or other aspects of our organization.
If you have information, insights, or historical perspectives on the early days or more recent expansion of SAA around the world, please let us know. Members who wish to volunteer for phone interviews and possible follow-up questions, can send their contact information to email@example.com. All responses will remain confidential in accordance with SAA's Twelve Traditions.
Help us produce the most complete and accurate history possible!
SAA pamphlets now available to read online!
The International Service Organization of SAA is pleased to announce the availability of SAA pamphlets on the SAA website (saa-recovery.org). The pamphlets may be found by following the "SAA literature" sub-tab from the Home page. Also included are the pamphlets in Spanish and the "Pathway to Recovery" pamphlet in French.
This milestone has been accomplished by the combined efforts of the ISO Literature Committee, the ISO office, and the ISO Board of Trustees and its committees, specifically the Online Presence Committee and the International Development Committee. We believe that ready access to SAA literature online will greatly enhance the capacity of member groups and individual members of the fellowship to carry the SAA message of recovery more effectively and more efficiently.
As before, the printed pamphlets are available for purchase from the ISO - either through the online SAA Store or by telephone or postal mail from the ISO office. Don't forget to ask about our volume discount.
This development is a good example of how the ISO is working to support members of the fellowship and member groups. As you benefit from having access to the SAA pamphlets online, please remember that the ISO is totally dependent on financial support from members, member groups, and intergroups to offer and maintain this type of service for the fellowship. If you appreciate what the ISO does for you, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution today.
Newsletter Features Topical Issues
This year The Outer Circle will feature articles on specific Steps, Traditions, and other selected topics. For topics and deadlines for submission, see the newsletter page on this website.
Coastal Serenity Fall Retreat
August 21-23, 2015 - Jacksonville, NC
The Jacksonville, NC, "Coastal Serenity" retreat will be held on August 21-23, 2015, at Camp Don Lee in Arapahoe, NC. The primary focus of the retreat will be exploration of setting and healthy use of boundaries in SAA recovery. The program will include an SAA meeting, multiple workshops, and recreational activities. The deadline for advance registration is July 12.Click here for additional information
Fourth International SAA Women's Retreat
September 18-20, 2015 -- Seattle, WA
The Women's Retreat Workgroup invites women from throughout the SAA fellowship to the 4th International Women's Retreat to be held near Seattle. Transportation from SeaTac International Airport can be provided; the cost of the retreat is reasonable; scholarships are available with need. Bedding can be requested. Workshops, drumming, SAA meetings, crafts, fellowship, food and snacks, nature walks, beach-combing, an evening campfire, and more are available. This is a closed event, for women SAA members 18 years old and older only. Advanced registration is required. Come be a part of the fun, connection, recovery, and serenity.Click here for additional information
Michigan State Conference
October 10, 2015 - Redford, MI
The Ferndale Tuesday Serenity Group is hosting the Michigan State SAA Conference on Saturday, October 10, 2015, in Redford MI. The theme of this conference is "Imagine." The all-day event will include two speakers - one man and one woman -- and workshops on expressing addiction through art, poetry, and music.Click here for additional information
9th Annual Fall Retreat
October 23-25, 2015 - Birmingham, AL
The Birmingham Area Intergroup is sponsoring the Ninth Annual Fall Retreat at a camp and conference center about 40 miles north of Birmingham. This year the program features two guest speakers - John J, who is the SE region representative in the ISO Board of Trustees, and Ken C, who spoke at the Birmingham retreat several years ago and has been invited back. Each speaker will also conduct a workshop. In addition, the SE Region caucus will be holding a mid-year meeting during the retreat. The caucus meeting will also be accessible by conference call.Click here for additional information
15th Annual SAA Retreat
October 30 - November 1, 2015 - Texas Hill Country
The fifteenth annual SAA retreat sponsored by the San Antonio Intergroup will take place on Friday - Sunday, October 31 - November 1, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The theme for this year is sobriety, recovery, and service.Click here for additional information
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