SAA Meditation Book
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meditation Topic of the Month
June 2014: Serenity to accept the things I cannot change
Guidelines for Meditations
The ISO Literature Committee welcomes submission of entries from the fellowship-at-large for possible inclusion in the SAAMeditation Book. The Meditation Book will consist of 366 entries, one for eachday of the calendar year.
To ensure consideration, submissions should follow these guidelines:
Please send a digital copy of your submission (attached as .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, or in the body of the email) to email@example.com. Include complete contact information and, if possible, a signed scanned release. All submitters must send 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: ISO, PO Box 70949, Houston, TX 77270.
If at all possible, please send your submission in digital form. We will, of course, consider all submissions. You will be sent a confirmation that your submission has been received.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
A River of Recovery: 14th Annual SAA retreat
August 15-17, 2014 - near San Antonio, TX
The fourteenth annual SAA retreat sponsored by the San Antonio Intergroup will take place on Friday-Sunday, August 15-17, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country near Mountain Home, Texas. Activities include speakers, workshops, guided meditation, and, for the first time, a mid-year meeting of the South Central Regional Caucus For more information, contact Troy T at (210) 563-6623, Carey D at 210-568-9390, or Bob at 651-270-5867. Or email email@example.com.
Eighth Annual Fall Retreat
October 10-12, 2014 - Birmingham, AL
The Birmingham Area Intergroup is sponsoring the Eighth Annual Fall Retreat at a camp and conference center about 40 miles north of Birmingham. The theme this year is "Back to Basics - Focus on the Twelve Steps." The program features a speaker, who will walk us through the Twelve Steps in four short hours, plus a workshop/panel discussion, and the traditional SAA meeting around the bonfire. The SE Region caucus will be holding a mid-year meeting during the retreat. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone Jim L at 205-408-2500.
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