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26th-28th May 2023 CoDA Mixed Retreat – Noddfa

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th May 2023

The CoDA Noddfa retreat committee are happy to announce an additional retreat is being organised this year at the ever popular and wonderful location of Noddfa, Penmaenmawr in North Wales. The Retreat runs from Friday 26th May to Sunday 28th May.

This is a bank holiday weekend so may allow members to attend who would find the restricted timing of travel to and from Borth Wales difficult. It may also allow more to stay over Sunday night to travel home on the Monday.

Additional meetings may be occurring on the Sunday and Monday after the usual retreat closure but will not be scheduled.

TO SECURE A PLACE
We can only offer a maximum of 27 rooms for this retreat. Places are expected to be taken quickly. Due to previous non-attendance and cancellations we are testing a new approach and boundaries.

Please first reserve a place with the committee, providing your email address and (mobile) phone number to CoDANoddfaRetreat@outlook.com or 07853865040

It is important that we be able to contact you to confirm your place and attendance on the retreat and to confirm numbers for our hosts.

We will then send you the payment information for Noddfa and ask you to directly to pay a non-refundable deposit of £30. Then send a receipt or screenshot from your payment (online banking app, reference etc).

Do not pay any money unless we have confirmed a place is available. Once your deposit is paid your place is confirmed.

The total cost for the retreat accommodation and facilities (including the deposit) for the Friday to Sunday is £160.

The retreat registration is £10 paid on arrival (cash preferred), to help with literature and admin costs etc.

Location:
NODDFA, Conwy Old Road, Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF

Additionally, there is a £10 Registration Fee to be paid on arrival which goes to CoDA.

There will be an initial cut off for reserving places on the 28th April.

Please not that you may also arrange separately with NODDFA if you wish to stay on the nights before or after the retreat.

Retreat timings

Registration is from 4pm on 26th May (Dinner 6.30pm) and the retreat ends Sunday 28th May at 3pm.

  • This is a Codependents Anonymous UK Approved Mixed Retreat. CoDA Traditions are observed, and only CoDA approved literature is available for sale.
  • The retreat will adhere to the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Codependents Anonymous.
  • No outside speakers are involved.

There will be a social gathering on the Saturday evening – please share your talents with us! (though do be mindful of Tradition 6, i.e. no outside enterprises). All activities are optional.

Readings at meetings throughout the weekend will be taken from the following literature:

  • The CoDA big book
  • The Codependents Anonymous Workbook
  • In This Moment daily meditation book
  • …along with reading selections from CoDA approved literature.

CoDA literature will be available to purchase during the retreat.


Bring along a teddy, picture of yourself as a child and anything that may help reach and comfort your child within.

The Retreat will take place at Noddfa spirituality centre. Noddfa is home to a small, extremely kind and friendly spiritual group of religious Sisters and is a venue used by 12 Step and numerous other groups throughout the year. It is a lovely old house with views of the sea and the hills. The grounds are full of trees, colourful shrubs and flowers. There is also a walled vegetable garden, a labyrinth and many other hidden treasures.

NODDFA is a Welsh word meaning ‘haven’ or ‘refuge’. A place of peace and welcome, a place where you can regain energy. This is the venue we have again chosen for our Retreat and we hope it will be a time for you to relax and recharge while taking time to be self-aware.

During your stay it is not compulsory to attend all the meetings if you do not wish to.

The beach is a 10 minute walk downhill, and obviously it takes longer coming back. The mountains are also accessible and the grounds around Noddfa are vast. Most of the bedrooms are for single occupancy and each floor has ample washing facilities and plenty of tea-making areas.

The rooms (and attendance) will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Any further CoDA queries for the retreat
Please contact the retreat committee by phone / Whatsapp on 07853865040 or by email CoDANoddfaRetreat@outlook.com

The food at Noddfa is wholesome and plentiful (and their soda bread is delicious!) If you need a special diet i.e. vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free etc. please inform us when you are arranging your place.

We are looking forward to an exciting and uplifting Retreat and to
welcome new and previous participants.

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11th Feb – Joy in the Journey – encouraging Sponsors & Sponsees

Sponsored by – World CoDA Outreach Committee

Saturday, February 11, 2023: 4pm – 6:30pm (GMT)

The workshop is sponsored by the World CoDA Outreach Committee and will provide information and encouragement for sponsors and sponsees.

Step Twelve
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other codependents, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Current CoDA sponsors and sponsees will share their experience, strength and hope regarding sponsorship.

Open share will allow participants to share their experience, strength, and hope and ask questions about sponsorship.

If you would like to be a sponsor, or are looking for a sponsor, this workshop with the World CoDA fellowship will be useful.

Registration will occur through Eventbrite. Donations welcomed.

https://coda.org/event/sponsorship-workshop/

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4th Feb 2023 – CoDA UK NSC Annual General Meeting

Time: 10:00-15:00
With fellowship from 15:00-16:00

CoDA UK is holding its next business meeting which is open to members from all the national meetings and representatives of regional groups. This meeting will be the AGM, which we haven’t held for a couple of years, and all members are invited to join us to hear and discuss annual reports from all areas of service work, and to join in fellowship afterwards.

Join us online/by phone to discuss national CoDA business and hear how service in CoDA UK happens. NSC Committee Members and Group Service Representatives (GSRs) are able to vote on any motions proposed. There will be time for questions about the NSC and any aspect of service and our work in the fellowship time after the main meeting ends at 3pm. You can read more about service on the NSC here.

The meeting will follow the successful recent format, with 30 second shares from each member before a vote is taken, if one is required. Please note that there may not be enough time in the meeting to go through any written reports in detail so we ask all members to come prepared, having read the reports and agenda items in advance, so that we have time for questions, and sharing and reflection during each agenda item.

Please note, the minute taker will record any votes and actions, which we will review at the end of the meeting. Any references to individuals are on a first name basis only. If you do not wish to be mentioned by name in the minutes, please make this clear to the minute taker.

There is no requirement to attend the whole meeting – feel free to drop in at any time during the day. We ask that you put your name and home group (if you have one) in the chat, and please mention if you’re a GSR so we can keep track of the voting entity for any items which require a vote.

AGM Reports – for meeting

Important point – please read through the attached reports before attending the meeting. We have a lot of business to attend to and there may not be time to go through every report in detail during the meeting, so it’s important that members have some understanding of what’s being discussed in advance – especially those who can vote (NSC committee members, GSRs and anyone voted by their group to be acting GSR for the day).

Reports for 2023 – AGM
Agenda for 2023 – AGM (pdf)
Notes from Nov 2022 – meeting

Please join the zoom call just before 10am or drop in any time

Join Zoom meeting 

Meeting ID: 857 1637 8916
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Everyone is welcome to join, so please do share this communication at your groups. 

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at communications@codauk.org

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 4th February. 

Agenda ItemStart TimeEnd Time
1. Welcome, moment’s silence, Preamble, 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, 12 Service Concepts and sharing guidelines.
Reminder of 30 second time out with serenity prayer if anyone requests.
Appointment of a spiritual timekeeper. (20 mins)
10.0010.20
2. Introductions and Feelings check in (15 mins)
Individual only, i.e. not service, subcommittee or group reports – if any groups wish to raise questions, please do so in AOB, item 9.
Establish voting entity
10.2010.35
3. November NSC Minutes
Minutes attached. Are there any questions arising? Any updates? (5 mins)
10.35 10.40
4. Subcommittee & service areas
Reports, updates and any plans for year ahead (including any budget requirements) from members in service
30 second timed shares following verbal summary of reports
4a. Sponsorship Committee (15 mins) report attached at page 1
ACTION from last NSC: The Sponsorship Committee will consider:
– guidance for sponsees on where they can look for support.
– concern about sponsors being able to sponsor from Step 5 but may not have enough recovery.
and come back with any future proposals.
These actions will be picked up by the new sponsorship committee.
10.4010.55
4b. Member Networks/CoDA Outreach groups (15 mins)
No report as no-one in service at the NSC
10.5511.10
4c. Literature (5 mins)
No report as no-one in service at the NSC
11.1011.15
4d. PLI (15 mins)
Decision to be taken on renewals in 2023 and beyond.
ACTION from last NSC: Questions raised for Rochelle to look into and this item will be brought back to NSC if required.
11.1511.30
4e. Website & Meetings; 4f Comms (15 mins)
report attached page 2-3
11.3011.45
15-minute break (may be moved if earlier timings change)11.4512.00
4g. Public Information (15 mins)
report and proposals attached page 4-5

Proposal 1: Introduce formal support/budget, so that the PI Committee can send Conference-endorsed book samples to institutions expressing interest in starting CoDA meetings in facilities.
Proposal 2: To agree a figure to introduce formal support/budget, so that the PI Committee can attend recovery events to take Conference materials and present CoDA ESH to professional teams.

Decisions on finances will be taken during the Treasury report section
12.0012.15
4h. CoDA Teen (5 mins)
no report as no-one in service at the NSC
12.1512.20
4i. North Region (15 mins)
report attached at page 6
12.2012.35
4j. London South East Region (5 mins)
report attached at page 6
12.3512.40
5. CoDA Service Conference information attached at page 7
– What is CSC and why do NSC send Delegates? (5 mins)
– Need to vote for 2 CSC Delegates and an alternate to be our Voting Entity (VE) for 2023 (10 mins)
Report from last year’s CSC
12.4012.55
6. CoDA UK Treasury Report (45 mins)
report attached pages 8-10

ACTIONS from last NSC:
a) Treasurer to include a recommendation on 7th Tradition donations from NSC at each AGM (large excess at present) – discussion and vote required
(b) A sub-group will form to look into setting up a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with Rochelle: Emma, Philip, Gillian, Hil, Sam and report back to the next meeting.
A WhatsApp/email group will be set up to take this forward. Concerns raised on GDPR, Safeguarding Commission reporting – sub-group need to look into this and report back.
Minutes from committee meeting 19-1-23 are attached at
Appendix B pages 11-12

(c) PayPal account and written guide, ‘How To Set up an
Anonymous PayPal Account’. A short and long guide to this are attached at Appendix B pages 13-14
12.551.40
15-minute break (may be moved if earlier timings change)1.401.55
7. Service positions vacant (25 mins)
Discussion if needed; votes
Key positions vacant:
– Literature Secretary
– Meetings List Coordinator
– Sponsorship Rep & Committee Members
– Vice Chair
– CSC Delegates
– General NSC Members, including email responders, internal comms people, website coordinators (including volunteers to develop the service pages), public information team and more.
All available positions, including shared ones:
https://codauk.org/nsc-service-positions/
1.552.20
8. Agenda items 30 second timed shares
No additional agenda items have been received for this meeting
9. Any Other Business (20 mins)
If no time to cover all items of AOB, please submit to next NSC meeting in May
2.202.40
10. Agree actions onscreen so minutes can be circulated straight away (10 mins)2.402.50
11. Confirm date of next meeting (5 mins)
Sunday 7th May, 1-5pm
(or Saturday 6th May (Coronation Day) or Saturday 13th May)
2.502.55
12. Close – (5 mins)
Promises and long form Serenity Prayer
All are welcome to stay on the call for fellowship and questions about NSC service. We can set up breakout rooms if members would like to chat in smaller groups about different aspects of service.3.004.00

Previous meeting minutes are published here.

The following agreed proposals from recent NSC meetings may guide us in our service:

20th March 2021 NSC meeting
Agenda item 1 – That the minutes to NSC meetings be limited to the proposals/votes only and relevant committee member’s reports detailing business information e.g. Treasurer’s Report/PI/Hospitals and Institutions.
The minutes will include ‘dissenting voices’ which will be specifically relayed to the secretary after the vote; the comments will be attributed to the member who made them.
Abstain – 0
Against – 0
In favour – 15 Motion carried

5th December 2020 NSC meeting
Agenda item 15 – For this and the next NSC meeting we go with a majority vote i.e. the total of the in-favour votes is greater than the sum of the against and abstentions. The total of the votes is based on how many people are in the meeting and eligible to vote. Abstentions are made as members don’t have the confidence to make a yes or no decision
so need to be accounted for. 
Abstain – 1
Against – 0
In favour – 9 Motion carried

5th December 2020 NSC meeting – Agenda item 7
Propose that when discussions diverge away from the agenda item, the Chair can clarify with the sharer the new discussion point and raise it as an independent AOB item added to the end of the meeting or a sub-
committee to discuss the item and report back to the NSC.
Abstain – 2
Against – 0
In favour – 8 Motion carried

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28th Jan 2023 – CoDA North & regions AGM and Literature Workshop

Date: Saturday 28th January 2023
AGM running: 10.15am for 10:30am until 12.30pm-13:00pm (with short break)

Literature workshop running: 2:00pm until 4:30pm

Zoom details for each meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85208910153?pwd=NjZSd1VnMGVBcWVNTGJoaG1xc1JoUT09

Meeting ID: 852 0891 0153
Passcode: 176130

Contact for any further information northregion@codauk.org or gilliancoda@gmail.com or 07792 236888

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.

Representatives and members from meetings not aligned with a current intergroup or region are also welcome to join and represent group members at the AGM.

All members are welcome to attend both the AGM and the literature workshop.

An agenda is being drawn up for business as new members have taken on service positions. The north and regions committee hope to represent the voice of group members at the upcoming CoDA service conference online. Time will also be allocated for AOB items brought to the meeting.

CoDA Literature Workshop

All members welcome from every area. 

We hold this CoDA Literature Workshop every three months where we read, share and familiarise ourselves with selected sections of our CoDA Service Conference (CSC) endorsed literature. 

It is a friendly, safe space to view different CoDA literature together which has assisted or might assist us in our CoDA recovery. (Suggestions are always welcome for future Workshops).

This Workshop we will be viewing parts of the Twelve-Piece Relationship Toolkit Booklet, together with the new revised Making Choices in Recovery Booklet, which is full of amazing affirmations.  We will also be looking at the Co-Dependents Anonymous (Blue) Book – Chapter Five and also how CoDA Conference Endorsed literature has helped us or might help us in our CoDA road to recovery, sharing our experience, strength and hope.

If we have time we will view other CoDA Service Conference (CSC) endorsed literature.

There will be plenty of time for sharing as our intergroup business session has been moved to the mornings.

All are welcome from whichever area.

We look forward to welcoming you on Zoom.  Details below:

North & Regions AGM & Literature Workshop

AGM running: 10.15am for 10:30am until 12.30pm-13:00pm (with short break)

Literature workshop running: 2:00pm until 4:30pm

Zoom details for each meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85208910153?pwd=NjZSd1VnMGVBcWVNTGJoaG1xc1JoUT09

Meeting ID: 852 0891 0153
Passcode: 176130

Contact for any further information northregion@codauk.org or gilliancoda@gmail.com or 07792 236888
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Desert CoDA – event (and shares)

Shared with thanks to Desert CoDA committee

The Events Committee within Desert CoDA host regular workshops to provide people with options to explore CoDA.

To find out more about upcoming events subscribe to the Desert CoDA newsletter.

Online Speaker Meeting
Friday – 5pm – 6:30pm (PST) / Saturday 2am (BST)

Join Zoom Event with
Event ID – 8517822381
Password 2021

CONTACT TEE S. 513-377-7490 AND Mary Beth K. 760-766-5141

Desert CoDA – event recordings

Since 2020 – Desert CoDA have hosted – 80+ speaker events:

2022 Events [ 1 ]
2021 Events [ 1,2,3 ]
2020 Events [ 1, 2 ]

To find out more about upcoming events – sign up here

Desert CoDA – website
Desert CoDA – meetings (PST timezone)

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CoDA Fellowship Forum – event (and shares)

Hosted by CoDA Communications Committee

Join us for CoDA Member shares with time for questions and fellowship

WHEN: Last Saturday of every month:
8 PM (GMT-UK),12 PM (PT), 1 PM (MT), 2 PM (CT) and 3 PM (ET),Sun. 7am (AEST-Aus)

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Meeting ID: 997 1221 0733

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This podcast is the property of CoDependents Anonymous.  

Reproduction without written permission from CoDependents Anonymous is not permitted.

CoDA Fellowship Forums purpose is to share information with any & all CoDA members, especially that which may effect CoDA as a whole.

CoDA Fellowship Forum send out regular emails with CoDA events, announcements, issues & CoDA business of interest to both specific regions & to the entire CoDA fellowship.

Per the 2nd tradition, For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority, a loving higher power as expressed to our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern. Developing a group conscience requires an informed fellowship, & to be effective trusted servants those you’ve elected must know the group conscience of the fellowship.

2022

Jan – Forgiveness & Acceptance
Feb – Trauma Bonding
Mar – The 12 Promises
Apr – Boundaries & Jealousy
May – The Labels of Codependency
Jun – CoDA Unity
Jul – Step 1 – Powerlessness
Sept – Tradition 1 – Unity
Oct – Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes – Gail

2021

Feb – Lets Talk About Service
Mar – Silver Linings
Apr – Let’s Talk About the Power of Pause
May – Dealing with Change – May
Jun – Spirituality – David A / James K
Jul – Hope – David A
Aug – Willingness – David A & Jim K
Sept – Intentions vs Actions – David A
Oct – My First CoDA Meeting – David A
Nov – Gratitude – James K
Dec – Anonymity – David A

2020

Feb – The 12 Service Guidelines
Mar – Speaking My Truth Was Liberating
Apr – When Life Gives You Lemons
May – Let’s Talk About Service
Jun – Let’s Talk About Writing for CoDA
Jul – Let’s Talk About Inner Child
Sept – Let’s Talk About Sponsorship
Oct – Let’s Talk About How to Deal with Fear
Nov – Let’s Talk About Gratitude
Dec – Let’s Talk About How Do I Feel?

( View full index of coda.org – fellowship forum shares)
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*UPDATE* Co-Dependence Matters – meetings (and shares)

Speaker Sessions are run most Saturdays by the group.

Saturday, 7pm (GMT)
Join Speaker Sessions: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87616355527

Meeting ID : 87616355527
Password: 861572

Where recordings are taken, they’re anonymized to remove names of attendees.

These recordings are made freely available for use by all CoDA groups and members and may be used and redistributed for free maintaining attribution to the speaker event organisers.

May you find what you need from the recordings.

*UPDATE* Codependence Matters – Meetings are run

Weekday sessions: 7:30pm – 9pm (GMT)
Join weekday sessions: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/429544928

Meeting ID : 429544928
Password: 103301

Email: CoDAmatters@outlook.com

2023

14th Jan 23 – Sharing Experience Strength and Hope
2022
Jan 22 – Heidi – Self Parenting
Jan 22 – Ritchard and Karen – Traditions 1 to 4 of The Twelve Piece Relationship Toolkit
Feb 22 – Ritchard and Karen – Traditions 5 to 8 of The Twelve Piece Relationship Toolkit
9th Apr 22 – M
23rd Apr 22 – A
7th May 22 – E
14th May 22 – TJ –
21st May 22 – C
28th May 22 – B
25th Jun 22 – Lisa J – Inner Children and their Higher Powers
16th Jul 22 – R – Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
30th Jul 22 – Workshop – CoDA Founders – Inner Child
6th Aug 22 – Cammi A – Promise 8
15th Aug 22 – J.W – Building a Strong Foundation – Tools for Recovery
Google Presentation
PDF Presentation
3rd Sept 22 – Kate – Service
10th Sept 22 – N – Experience Strength & Hope
17th Sept 22 – Malasula – Step 11
1st Oct 22 – K – Experience, Strength & Hope
8th Oct 22 – SJ – Experience Strength & Hope
15th Oct 22 – Phil P – Experience Strength & Hope
19th Nov 22 – Paul G – Experience Strength & Hope
26th Nov 22 – JJ USA – Experience Strength & Hope
10th Dec 22 – Traditions
17th Dec 22 – Experience Strength Hope – Step Eleven
2021
Jan 20 – Lyn
23rd Jan 21 – Mary R – CoDA Founder
Jan 21 – Ken R – CoDA Founder
Feb 21 – Susan
Feb 21 – Emily
May 21 – Penny P
May 21 – Scott
May 21 – Lennie
Jun 21 – Alice
Dec 21 – Frank C – Sponsorship
Dec 21 – Heidi – Shame
2020
8th Aug 20 – Christina
22th Aug 20 – On Service
29th Aug 20 – Heidi
10th Oct 20 – Frank C – Steps
Oct 20 – Frank C – Traditions
Oct 20 – Charlie
24th Oct 20 – John
7th Nov 20 – Andy
21st Nov 20 – V
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CoDA Arizona – event (and Shares)

The Arizona CoDA Events Committee organizes and sponsors workshops to provide people with options to explore and deepen their CoDA. Since May of 2017, over 40 workshops and fun events have been held on many different subjects. The fun events give opportunities for fellowship with other recovering co-dependents in a relaxing, comfortable environment. recovery.

Join CoDA Arizona event – via Zoom
Zoom Password: 010247
Saturdays 8pm – 10pm

Email codaarizona@gmail.com if you have any questions

Questions / Tradition 7 Donations are accepted via Paypal to eventschairaz@gmail.com

CoDA Arizona – event recordings


CoDA Arizona – Past Event Recordings
CoDA Arizona – Live Workshop Library
CoDA Arizona – Saturday Speaker Series – Workshop Library

If you would like to join the CoDA Arizona mailing list email codaarizona@gmail.com

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