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30th April 2022 – CoDA North Region Literature Workshop

Date: Saturday 30th April, 2022
Time: 1.45pm for 2pm until 4.30/5pm (with short break)

We welcome all CoDA Members and newcomers in our region – from Birmingham & Midlands, right up to and including North West England, North East England, all of Scotland, North and South Wales and Northern Ireland.

This will be a CoDA Literature Workshop together online with firstly a short discussion, putting forward any questions, problems or suggestions you might have regarding CoDA meetings etc. 

We are hoping members might like to come forward as representatives of their home group, General Service Representatives (GSRs), ordinary CoDA members as well as newcomers who might think about enhancing their CoDA Recovery by dipping their toes into enjoying CoDA fellowship and service.

We are hoping to plan further workshops for our region to aid and strengthen our CoDA recovery, including having more weekend retreats. We need your input so please join us.

Our Workshop will include readings and sharing on various CoDA Literature which has been so helpful in enhancing our CoDA recovery. There will be time for all to share, for those who wish to.

We are looking for assistance to keep our Intergroup relevant and helpful to serve the needs of all our members. No one is ‘in charge’ – we are all trusted servants willing to give what we have been freely given: recovery from codependency. 

Please join with us – we need your support to continue carrying the message of CoDA recovery, experience, strength and hope to the still-suffering codependent. All are welcome.

Again, we look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 30th April 2022 – ‘doors’ open from 1.45pm, workshop starts 2pm until 4.30/5pm.

Date: Saturday 30th April, 2022
Time: 1.45pm for 2pm until 4.30/5pm
(with short break)
Meeting on Zoom
Zoom ID: 932 8388 5330
Password: 715822

Contact for any further information northregion@codauk.org or gilliancoda@gmail.com or 07792 236888
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Karen is starting a new in person meeting in Newcastle on Monday 14th November and would appreciate hearing from any recovering codependents in her area who would be willing to help her do service. Please text or email her on 07773 056368 or codarecoveryncle@gmail.com.

Katie is planning to start a meeting in East Northamptonshire and would welcome other local people interested in helping her to set this up. Please text her on 07751 304406.

Sally is planning to start a meeting in Peterborough – please contact her if you’d like to help: 07710 800903 or sallysecond0@gmail.com

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