SAA Meditation Book
March 17-19, 2017, Petaluma, CA
March 24-26, 2017, Chatawa, MS
March 31 - April 2, 2017
April 7-9, 2017, Chapel Hill, NC
April 22-23, 2017, Denton, TX
Literature Committee invites submissions
The ISO Literature Committee invites members of the fellowship to submit original writings about the SAA program of recovery (such as pamphlets or booklets) for consideration and possible publication by the ISO.
The guidelines for submission of literature, as well as a pre-review questionnaire and release form, are available here.
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 pm Central Time and last until 6:30 p.m.:
To register, call 1-800-477-8191 or email email@example.com.
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.
Host Needed for Sixth International SAA Women's Retreat
The ISO Women's Outreach Subcommittee (WOSC) is accepting proposals from local fellowships to host the Sixth International Women's Retreat to be held in 2017 or 2018. The hosting fellowship will have the full support of the WOSC, including financial assistance for start-up funds.
The host will be responsible for planning the retreat and making all local arrangements. It is anticipated that the retreat will be self-supporting, so that start-up funds will be available for future retreats.
For more information, contact the ISO office at (800) 477-8191 or (713) 869-4902. You can also email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Francisco Bay Area Annual Retreat - Petaluma, CA
March 17-19, 2017
The San Francisco Bay Area Intergroup’s 17th annual SAA retreat will be held in Petaluma, CA, 40 miles north of San Francisco. All SAA members are welcome to attend. The retreat includes workshops, meetings, and great fellowship. Register by March 1 (or by Feb. 9 for the early-bird special) to help us with meal and bed counts. Partial weekend attendance is welcome. We will have a team of ASL interpreters onsite throughout the retreat to support hearing-impaired members. See http://bayareasaa.org/events.php?p=retreat (off-site link) for registration and workshop forms.
Gulf Coast Region Intergroup Retreat - Chatawa, MS
March 24-26, 2017
The Gulf Coast Region Intergroup of SAA is planning their annual retreat for the weekend of March 24 - 26, at St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center in Chatawa, Mississippi. The "Tools of Recovery - 2017 GCRIG Serenity Retreat" will feature workshops, meetings, and members' stories. The retreat center provides a serene place for quiet reflection and plenty of opportunities for recreationClick here for additional information
Fifth International SAA Women's Retreat
March 31 - April 2, 2017
The Women's Outreach Sub-Committee invites all women sex addicts to this year's retreat to be held in Minnesota. The retreat will include indoor and outdoor activities, fellowship, workshops, arts and crafts, and face-to-face meetings. Plan for lots of fun, and don’t forget your swimsuit for a dip in the heated swimming pool! Registration is now open.
The cost of the retreat is $120 through March 1, 2017, and $130 after March 1. The fee includes meals and lodging. Financial aid is available.Click here for additional information
Triangle Area Spring Step Retreat - Chapel Hill, NC
April 7-9, 2017
The North Carolina Triangle Area Intergroup is sponsoring an opportunity to work on Steps One through Nine in a weekend. Four tracks will be offered, and on-site sponsors will be available for men and women. The beautiful camp ground setting in rural NC has climate-controlled accommodations for men and women.Click here for additional information
DFW Men's Spring Retreat - Denton, TX
April 22-23, 2017
Come join us for our 4th annual men's retreat on April 22-23, 2017, in Denton, TX. Recovered sex addicts will share their experience with the Twelve Steps. Activities include speakers, a panel discussion and Q&A session with experienced sponsors, as well as plenty of time for fellowship with like-minded men. Overnight accommodations are available on Friday night for out-of-towners.Click here for additional information
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