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*NEW* CoDA North Texas

Hopeful messages of recovery – the struggles, the victories, and how to continue in this recovery journey. May you find inspiration and hope as you hear from people who have been where you have been. You’re worth it!

CoDA North Texas
Yumi– Why Sponsorship?
Robert M– Making Meetings Great!
Annette E – From Illusion to Mastery
David & Delphine– Relationships in CoDA
Linda B.F.– The Four Agreements
Darlene L (Keynote Speaker)– Breaking Through the Codependent Mind
Wendy S– Experience Strength Hope
Brandi B– There’s Hope in Recovery
Michelle E– You’re Worth It!
Linda B.F.– Stay in Your Own Hulahoop
Will S– The Elevator is Broken Take the Steps

CoDA Texas Resources

CoDA North Texas – Recovery Tools

CoDA North Texas – Tools for Working the Steps

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*NEW* Shares (By Step)

Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of people whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.
The only requirement for member is a desire for healthy and loving relationships

CoDA Preamble

Step 1

We admit we are powerless over other people…

Desert CoDA
CoDA Fellowship Forum
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – the First Step
CoDA Arizona– Cynthia “Experience, Stength & Hope”

See also:
CoDA Recovery Stories – Step 1
CoDA Recovery Stories – Step 1,2,3
CoDA Minnesota Blog – Step 1
CoDA – Step 1 – pamphlet
CoDA Recovery Stories – The Importance of Working the Steps
CoDA Meetings in Print – What’s Control, What’s Asserting Boundaries?

Step 2

Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves…

CoDA Arizona – Jobe
CoDA Arizona – Chris J
CoDA Tucson
Step 2 – Graphic
Desert CoDA
Desert CoDA – Cindy
Desert CoDA –Chase – “A New Sense of Hope”
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – Step 2

See also
CoDA – Step 2 – pamphlet
CoDA Recovery Stories – Coming to Believe

Step 3

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over…

Living the Third Step – CoDA Founders – Ken & Mary
Handout
Desert CoDA – Tom G – “Make new this day”
Desert CoDA
Desert CoDA – Cindy
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – Step 3

See also
CoDA – Step 3 – pamphlet
CoDA Recovery Prayer

Step 4

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves…

CoDA Arizona – Sert & Jesse
Desert CoDA
Desert CoDA – Ronni
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – Step 4 & 5
CoDA Arizona– Jeannie L “Healing Past Wounds through the 4th Step”

See also
CoDA Recovery Stories – Step 4
The Recovery Patterns
The 40 Questions – Step 4 & 5
CoDA – Step 4 – pamphlet

Step 5

Admitted… to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.

CoDA Fellowship Forum
Desert CoDA

See also
CoDA Recovery Stories – The Rewards of Step 5
CoDA – Step 5 – pamphlet

Step 6 & 7

Were entirely ready…Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings…

CoDA Tucson – CoDA Founders – Ken & Mary
Internation al CoDA Conference 2021 – JW
Step 6&7 – Slides
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – Step 6 & 7
CoDA Arizona– Ken R (CoDA Founder) “Steps 6 & 7 – Transforming Knowledge into Action”

See also
CoDA – Step 6 – pamphlet
CoDA – Step 7 – pamphlet
Establishing Boundaries in Recovery

Step 8&9

Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends…Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others…

Desert CoDA
CoDA Portland
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – Step 8 & 9
CoDA Arizona-Sharia A – Steps 8, 9, 10

See also
CoDA – Step 8 – pamphlet
CoDA – Step 9 – pamphlet

Step 10

Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong…admitted it…

CoDA Arizona – Paul & Cammie
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – Step 10 & 11
Desert CoDA – Chase – Step 10 & 11

See also
Texas CoDA – A Daily Checklist
CoDA – Step 10 – pamphlet

Step 11

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact 

CoDA Tuscon
CoDA Arizona – CoDA Founder – Mary – Seeking Gods Will
Codependence Matters – Malasula

See also
CoDA Recovery Stories – “The Daily Eleventh Step”
CoDA – Step 11 – pamphlet

Step 12

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message…

CoDA Fellowship Forum
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – Step 12
Desert CoDA – David M – Spiritual Awakening

See also
North Texas CoDA – Honouring the Twelfth Step
CoDA – Step 12 – pamphlet
Dealing with Disagreements

Other resources

Shared With Thanks – CoDA Shares – By Topic
Step 1,2,3 – 30 Questions
CoDA Recovery Story – Working a Twelve Step Programme When Youre Not Sure About God
CoDA Founders – 12 Steps on a Daily Basis & Self Care
CoDA Founders – Recovering a Relationship with Ourselves Using the 12 Steps
CoDA Reflections – 10 month walk through the steps
Desert CoDA – Chase – Step study notes
Communication and Recovery

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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
Password: 874688

Or dial on one of the numbers below
+44 330 088 5830, +44 131 460 1196 , +44 20 3481 5237,
+44 20 3481 5240, +44 20 8080 6591, +44 20 8080 6592

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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Open Service Positions

A CoDA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions

Tradition 7


Why is service part of recovery?

Those who have gone before us recognize that service is critical to recovery and is part of the Twelfth Step. Service work is a place to practice recovery skills and extend our recovery to new areas of our lives. At the group level, CoDA members carry the message in many ways, by sharing in meetings, speaking to newcomers (with a focus on providing information rather than giving advice) and trying to adhere to CoDA principles in meetings and elsewhere in their lives. Members can start practicing these types of service from early on in their recovery.

Find out more

Available NSC Service Positions

Full list of NSC service positions

It was agreed at the November 2021 NSC meeting that all the vacant positions could be shared by more than one member, and a full handover will be given by the outgoing member in service.

Full post descriptions open in new tabs – click below to find out more:


Support Welcomed for


Teams seeking service support

CoDA Unity Committee (UK Speaker Series)
London South East Region – Committee
North Region – (N England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
Outreach support – Member Networks

Other opportunities

Join a CoDA Member Network
Offer service at your home group
Sponsor a newcomer
Start a new CoDA Meeting
Submit a CoDA Share

See also

Home Group – Service Positions

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CoDA Connections – New submissions

Call For New Submissions!

Have Weekly Readings and Meeting in Print been helpful or thought-provoking for you?

Consider submitting your story and sharing your insight with other CoDA members!

How has CoDA changed your life? Sharing your experience, strength and hope may help thousands of codependents still suffering. Everybody in CoDA has a recovery story to tell.

Please email: connections@coda.org

Some Possible Topics: (Could include, but not limited to!)

  1. Sharing Strength and Hope
    How CoDA and the 12 Steps have made a positive impact
  1. Lessons Learned
    Lessons learned while you’ve been working the CoDA program
  1. Working the 12 Steps
    Your experience working one or more of the 12 Steps
  1. Affirmations
    Original affirmations you may have come up with
  1. Recovery – Tips and Techniques
    Helpful Tips and techniques, which are in line with our traditions and documents.
  1. Words of Wisdom
    What are some of your favorite sayings? How about submitting your own?
  1. Other Thoughts
    Observations, perspectives, etc

(We ask that no submissions or articles violate the letter or spirit of the 12 Steps or 12 Traditions. We also request that authors refrain from using second party “You” statements, and stick to first person “I” statements.)

We look forward to hearing from you.

In Service,

The CoDA Co-NNections Committee (Weekly Readings and Meeting in Print)

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Public Liability Insurance 2022-2023

Is your group returning to Face to Face meetings after lockdown? 

Does the lease for your venue require your group to have public liability insurance?

If a meeting member had an accident at your venue and made a claim
Who would the claim be made against? Who would be liable to pay?

Without public liability insurance, the person who signs the lease on behalf of the group is personally liable to meet all costs in the event of a claim.

Did you know that CoDA UK holds a group Public Liability Insurance Policy which is significantly cheaper than groups can get individually?

If you would like more information or would like your group to be included on this policy, please send an email to:

coda.uk.insurance@gmail.com

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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)

Join Zoom Meeting!
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?

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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
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1st May 2021 – NSC Quarterly meeting

Time: 12:50 for 13.00-17:00

CoDA UK is holding its quarterly business meeting which is open to members from all the national meetings and representatives of regional groups.

Join us online/by phone to discuss national CoDA business and share news from your groups. Group Service Representatives (GSRs) are able to vote on any motions proposed. 

The meeting will follow the successful recent format of 10 minutes per agenda item, with 30 second shares from each member before a vote is taken, if one is required. Please note that there is not enough time in the meeting to go through the 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 in section 5, and sharing and reflection during each agenda item.

One paper will follow during the week and this will be added below.

We ask members to consider agenda item 3 to see if they can offer service at this meeting – as our previous secretary has now finished her role, we will need someone to take notes.

Agenda document (presented below)

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. 20 mins
1.00 – 1.20pm
2 – Introductions and Feelings check with meetings info from General Service Representatives (GSRs) and AOB requests from any attendee who wishes to have an issue discussed that isn’t on the agenda. 20 mins1.20-1.40pm
3 – Request for a member to take minutes and agreement on how this will be done 10 mins1.40-1.50pm
4 – Voting entity established and appointment of a
spiritual time keeper 5 mins
1.50-1.55pm
5 – Reports and updates from members in service
circulated in advance
– are there any questions arising from these? 20 mins
a. Treasurer
b. Literature Secretary
c. Sponsorship Committee
d. Contacts Management working group
e. London & SE Region (LSER) – verbal report from
meeting 10th April 2021 and background document
attached
f. North Region draft minutes – NSC to note, especially the discussions held about the three AOB items which
they would like to share with the wider fellowship
1.55 – 2.15pm
6 – Treasurer proposals: 30 mins
a. Zoom subscription renewal – vote
b. Set up Paypal or Givt account – discussion and vote
c. Lloyds Bank signatories – discussion for guidance
2.15 – 2.45pm
7 – Public Information (PI) proposals – discussion
and votes 20 mins

a. Introduction of a formal PI budget
b. Set up simple way for groups to engage with PI work
2.45 – 3.05pm
Break3.05 – 3.20pm
8 – CoDA UK to register as a charity discussion and
vote 10 mins
3.20 – 3.30pm
9 – Service positions – discussion and votes 30 mins
a. Service role job descriptions
b. Service role service role length, vacancies and
appointments

c. Role of trusted servants
3.40 – 4.00pm
10 – Service positions available – discussion and
votes 30 mins

a. PLI coordinator – Nomination received and role
description attached
b. Secretary – role description attached, nominations
required
c. Chair – Handover proposal attached and role
description to be added here before meeting;
nominations required
4.00 – 4.30pm
11 – Confirm future meeting dates & times
discussion and vote 10 mins
4.30 – 4.40pm
12 – AOB 15 mins4.40 – 4.55pm
13 – Close – Promises and long form Serenity
Prayer 5 mins
4.55 – 5pm

The draft agenda has been produced by the chair and proposal secretary, in consultation with other trusted servants as required, and will be available here on 24th/25th April.

How to join the meeting:

The meeting is open to all members, not just GSRs, using the Zoom details below.

Join Zoom meeting 

Meeting ID: 857 1637 8916
Password: 874688

Or dial on one of the numbers below
+44 330 088 5830, +44 131 460 1196 , +44 20 3481 5237,
+44 20 3481 5240, +44 20 8080 6591, +44 20 8080 6592

NB: The vote which was taken at the NSC last year to use Teams for an NSC meeting will be revisited in May, due to a change in circumstances.
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Member Networks

A number of virtual network groups have been set up to share experience, strength and hope between meetings, and to provide fellowship and contacts across CoDA UK for a number of purposes.

To join, or find out more email the contacts below:

Name / OverviewFocus / Contact
CoDA Step Group Online

This group is for CoDA members to coordinate themselves so they can form step groups online.

Platform: Whatsapp & Telegram
CoDA Steps

Find out more - via sponsorship@codauk.org
CoDA LGBTQIA+ Step Group

This WA group is to support the formation of LGBTQIA+ Step Groups.

Platform: Whatsapp & Discord
CoDA Steps (for LGBTQIA+)

Find out more - via communications@codauk.org
CoDA Chair Finders

Join this group if you are having trouble finding speakers for your own meeting, or would like to volunteer to speak at other meetings outside your own.
Email admin with your first name, local group and saying why you want to join (chair/chairfinder).

Platform: Whatsapp
CoDA Chairs

Find out more via ivano.ras@icloud.com
CoDA UK Noticeboard

The purpose of this chat is to facilitate connection between all CoDA UK Groups where events and information can be instantly and directly shared across the fellowship.

Platform: Whatsapp
CoDA UK Noticeboard

Find out more via burlow74@gmail.com
CoDA Mixed Outreach

A mixed gender space where members of the CoDA fellowship can outreach with other members. In this space, outreach means timed shares in a phone conversation with another CoDA member. Please respect the group's boundaries as expressed in the Welcome and in the Group Conscience of this group.

Platform: Whatsapp
CoDA Mixed Outreach

Find out more via codaoutreachmixedgroup@gmail.com
Women's - Outreach
A safe space for women in the CoDA fellowship to outreach with other women, and to share ESH (Experience, Strength & Hope)

Platform: Whatsapp
Women's Outreach
Join Women's Outreach
Join Women's Outreach - 2
Find out more via uschi@mailfence.com
Newcomers wishing to connect further or seeking support

Review the CoDA UK FAQs and/or contact the communications secretary with enquiries.
Newcomer communications

Find out more via communications@codauk.org