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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.


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Member Submissions needed to complete the SAA Meditation Book

  • Yes, you can write meditations for the new book! Are you not quite sure how?
  • Come to one of the LitCom teleconference workshops to learn how to write a meditation.
  • These teleconferences will be based on the workshop presented at the Oakland convention.
  • Learn step-by-step what is involved, and practice writing a meditation during the workshop.
  • Please join us at one of these times for an hour and a half of creative service.

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.


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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.:

  • No Teleconference in May 2015
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015
  • Sunday, July 26, 2015
  • Sunday, August 23, 2015
  • Sunday, September 27, 2015
  • Sunday, October 25, 2015

To register, call 1-800-477-8191 or email meditation@saa-recovery.org.


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Meditation Topic of the Month

  • April/May: Experience
  • May/June: Strength
  • June/July: Hope

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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:

  • A short quotation taken from SAA publications that are Literature Committee approved or Conference approved (see list below). The quote must include the source and page number using the following style: Sex Addicts Anonymous, page 20. Quotes from other sources will not be considered.
  • The main body is an expansion of the topic or principle, ideally including perspective on a particular aspect of SAA recovery through your experience, your strength, your hope, and your voice. Please note that we have found that using "I" rather than "we" in the body of the meditation makes for a stronger message. This is the critical component of your submission. We can add a quote or an affirmation, but only you can provide your ES&H.
  • At the bottom of the page, a concise statement to summarize the main idea of the meditation, or offer a poignant challenge or affirmation.

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.

   

Sources for Opening Quotation

   
   
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA Green Book)
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous (Pamphlet)
  • Abstinence
  • The Bubble
  • Three Circles
  • Getting a Sponsor
  • Writing to Prisoners
  • Sexual Sobriety and the Internet
  • Safe and Sexually Sober Meetings
  • Getting Started in Sex Addicts Anonymous
  • A Special Welcome to the Woman Newcomer
  • Recovery from Compulsive Sexual Avoidance
  • Group Guide
  • Intergroup Guide
  • Tools of Recovery
  • First Step to Recovery
  • Abstinence and Boundaries in SAA
  • SAA and the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Sex Addict
   

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: meditation@saa-recovery.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.


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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 director@saa-iso.org. All responses will remain confidential in accordance with SAA's Twelve Traditions.

Help us produce the most complete and accurate history possible!


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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.


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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.


Events

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New York Recovery Retreat

August 8-9, 2015 - Morristown, NJ


The New York City Intergroup is sponsoring a Twelve Step Recovery Retreat in Morristown, NJ, on August 8-9, 2015. A guided trip through the Twelve Steps is planned. Register soon for the best prices. Accommodations include room, bedding, towels, food, reading-writing materials, access to WiFi and the pool, and parking.

Click here for additional information

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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

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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

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