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24th July – CoDA North Region Meeting

The North region includes north Wales, northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. There are quarterly regional meetings, usually held in Manchester but being held online for the foreseeable future. The meeting normally takes the format of a service meeting in the morning, and an open CoDA meeting in the afternoon.

The next CoDA North Region meeting will be held on:

Saturday 24th July 2021

Times: 10.15 for 10.30am-13.00pm and 2.00pm-3.30pm

Morning 10.30-13.00:

CoDA North is holding our quarterly business meeting which is open to members from all the North region meetings (which include Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland).

Join us online/by phone to discuss our region’s CoDA business and share news from your groups. Group Service Representatives (GSRs) are able to vote on any motions proposed but all members are welcome to attend. 

If you have any business your group would like to be discussed at the morning meeting, please mention it when you email for the password so that we can put it on the agenda. If possible, the agenda will be circulated in advance to all those registered.

Afternoon Morning 2.00-3.30:

Join us for an open CoDA sharing meeting with fellows from around the North region. This will be run along the lines of a normal CoDA meeting.

NOTE: Meeting Password:
For the safety of the group, you will need a password to join this meeting. Please email northregion@codauk.org to obtain the password any time before the meeting and state which group you attend most regularly. We will monitor the email inbox regularly and respond with the password before 10am on the day of the meeting. 

We may not be able to check this account once the morning meeting has begun, so please register your intent to attend the afternoon meeting before 10am.

Join Zoom Meeting online: https://zoom.us/j/93283885330?pwd=ZG9RZTA4KzRIejZwTVdMaDdwbHBodz09

Meeting ID: 932 8388 5330

Or dial in on one of the numbers below using the above meeting ID and the password:

  • +44 330 088 5830
  • +44 131 460 1196
  • +44 20 3481 5237
  • +44 20 3481 5240
  • +44 20 8080 6591
  • +44 20 8080 6592

All CoDA members are welcome.

Not able to attend?
Please email northregion@codauk.org with any business or reports from meetings in the North which are not going to be represented in person on the day.

CoDA North Intergroup Contributions
If your group would to like to send a 7th Tradition intergroup contribution to the regional group, please email northregion@codauk.org to request the bank details.

NOTE: This email address is not monitored daily so please be patient to receive a response.

Keep in touch…
If you or your group would like to be kept in touch about the quarterly intergroup meetings, please email northregion@codauk.org with your name, which meeting you represent, and whether you are the Group Service Rep (GSR) or just a member.

In the email please state that you opt in for CoDA North Intergroup to hold your details (name, email address and service position if applicable) in a list for the purpose of sending out dates, agenda and minutes of CoDA North Intergroup meetings, and other announcements. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending an email with ‘REMOVE’ in the subject line.

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7th August 2021 – NSC meeting

Time: 12:50 for 13.00-17:00

CoDA UK is holding its next 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 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.

If your group or region has an item of business you would like to bring to this meeting, you would like to nominate yourself for a service role, or you’re a member in service who is providing a report to the meeting, please download and complete this form, and email it to secretary@codauk.org by Friday 23rd July, to enable the Chair and Temporary Proposal Secretary to put together the agenda and circulate it in advance of the meeting. Details of the confirmed agenda and papers will appear below on or around 31st July 2021.

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

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. 20 mins1 PM1:20 PM
2. Request for a member to take minutes and agreement on how this will be done (see agreed proposals below) 10 mins1:20 PM1:30 PM
3. 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 mins1:30 PM1:50 PM
4. Voting entity established and appointment of a spiritual timekeeper 5 mins1:50 PM1:55 PM
5. Matters arising from 19th June minutes – are there any questions arising from these? 10 mins

2-year service period for service roles 10 mins
1:55 PM2:15 PM
6. Reports and updates from members in service circulated in advance – are there any questions arising from these? 10 mins

a. Sponsorship report
b. Treasurer’s report
2:15 PM2:25 PM
7. Items raised by the Treasurer

a. Zoom Pro subscription and payment 10 mins
b. Funding for new meetings 10 mins
2:25 PM2:45 PM
15-minute break2:45 PM3 PM
8. Service positions available – discussion and votes

a. Secretary – role description and nomination attached 10 mins

b. Literature Secretary – role description and nomination attached 10 mins

c. Treasurer – role description attached; nominations required 10 mins

d. Signatories on CoDA bank account – discussion required 10 mins

e. NSC Sponsorship Rep 10 mins
3 PM3:50 PM
9. To register CoDA UK NSC with HMRC as a small, unregistered charity 10 mins3:50 PM4 PM
10. Discussion of roles and relationships between the NSC and the LSER/Regions 10 mins4 PM4:10 PM
11. AOB 35 mins4:10 PM4:45 PM
12. All to agree actions onscreen so minutes can be circulated straight away 10 mins4:45 PM4:55 PM
13. Close – Promises and long form Serenity Prayer 5 mins4:55 PM5 PM

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 Chairman 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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19th June 2021 – NSC meeting

Time: 12:50 for 13.00-16:00

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

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 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.

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

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

1pm – 1:20pm

Request for a member to take minutes and agreement on how this will be done (see agreed proposals below) 10 mins

1:20pm – 1:30pm

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.

1:30pm – 1:50pm

Voting entity established and appointment of a spiritual time keeper

1:50pm – 1:55pm

Matters arising from 1st May minutes – are there any questions arising from these?

1:55pm – 2:15pm

Public Information (PI) proposals – discussion and votes.

a). Introduction of a formal PI budget

2:15pm – 2:25pm

Service positions available
– discussion and votes 40 mins
a. PLI coordinator – Nomination received and role description attached
b. Chair – Nomination received and role description attached
c. Secretary – role description attached, nominations required
d. Literature Secretary – role description attached, nominations required

2:25pm – 3:05pm

AOB

3:15pm – 3:30pm

All to agree actions onscreen so minutes can be
circulated straight away

3:30pm – 3:40pm

Close – Promises and long form Serenity Prayer

3:40pm – 3:50pm

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 Chairman 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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24th April – CoDA North Region Meeting

The North region includes north Wales, northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. There are quarterly regional meetings, usually held in Manchester but being held online for the foreseeable future. The meeting normally takes the format of a service meeting in the morning, and an open CoDA meeting in the afternoon.

The next CoDA North Region meeting will be held on:

Saturday 24th April 2021

Times: 10.15 for 10.30am-13.00pm and 2.00pm-3.30pm

Morning 10.30-13.00:

CoDA North is holding our quarterly business meeting which is open to members from all the North region meetings (which include Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland).

Join us online/by phone to discuss our region’s CoDA business and share news from your groups. Group Service Representatives (GSRs) are able to vote on any motions proposed but all members are welcome to attend. 

If you have any business your group would like to be discussed at the morning meeting, please mention it when you email for the password so that we can put it on the agenda. If possible, the agenda will be circulated in advance to all those registered.

Afternoon 2.00-3.30:

Join us for an open CoDA sharing meeting with fellows from around the North region. This will be run along the lines of a normal CoDA meeting.

NOTE: Meeting Password:
For the safety of the group, you will need a password to join this meeting. Please email northregion@codauk.org to obtain the password any time before the meeting and state which group you attend most regularly. We will monitor the email inbox regularly and respond with the password before 10am on the day of the meeting. 

We may not be able to check this account once the morning meeting has begun, so please register your intent to attend the afternoon meeting before 10am.

Join Zoom Meeting online: https://zoom.us/j/93283885330?pwd=ZG9RZTA4KzRIejZwTVdMaDdwbHBodz09

Meeting ID: 932 8388 5330

Or dial in on one of the numbers below using the above meeting ID and the password:

  • +44 330 088 5830
  • +44 131 460 1196
  • +44 20 3481 5237
  • +44 20 3481 5240
  • +44 20 8080 6591
  • +44 20 8080 6592

All CoDA members are welcome.

Not able to attend?
Please email northregion@codauk.org with any business or reports from meetings in the North which are not going to be represented in person on the day.

CoDA North Intergroup Contributions
If your group would to like to send a 7th Tradition intergroup contribution to the regional group, please email northregion@codauk.org to request the bank details.

NOTE: This email address is not monitored daily so please be patient to receive a response.

Keep in touch…
If you or your group would like to be kept in touch about the quarterly intergroup meetings, please email northregion@codauk.org with your name, which meeting you represent, and whether you are the Group Service Rep (GSR) or just a member.

In the email please state that you opt in for CoDA North Intergroup to hold your details (name, email address and service position if applicable) in a list for the purpose of sending out dates, agenda and minutes of CoDA North Intergroup meetings, and other announcements. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending an email with ‘REMOVE’ in the subject line.

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20th Mar – NSC Additional Meeting

Time: 12:50pm for 1pm-5pm

As agreed at the Group Inventory on 6th February, CoDA UK is holding an additional meeting to complete outstanding business from the last year or so. This meeting is open to members from all the national meetings and representatives of regional groups. However, business is to be limited to just those items which were not heard or were unresolved at previous meetings, and members proposing those items have been contacted. We will be returning to regular and new business at our next quarterly meeting on 1st May.

Join us online/by phone to discuss national CoDA business. Group Service Representatives (GSRs) are able to vote on any motions proposed, but all members are welcome to attend, not just GSRs.

The draft agenda is being produced by a small group of trusted servants and will be circulated and made available below on Sunday 14th March. The meeting may be shorter than 4 hours if we only receive a few agenda items.

Join Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85716378916?pwd=em9xZ2xnYVcxUGJPZUNYWU9KL0VwUT09 

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

Agenda and items for consideration

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30th Jan – CoDA North Region Meeting

The North region includes north Wales, northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. There are quarterly regional meetings, usually held in Manchester but being held online for the foreseeable future. The meeting normally takes the format of a service meeting in the morning, and an open CoDA meeting in the afternoon.

The next CoDA North Region meeting will be held on:

Saturday 30 January 2021

Times: 10.15 for 10.30am-13.00pm and 2.00pm-3.30pm

Morning 10.30-13.00:

CoDA North is holding our quarterly business meeting which is open to members from all the North region meetings (which include Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland).

Join us online/by phone to discuss our region’s CoDA business and share news from your groups. Group Service Representatives (GSRs) are able to vote on any motions proposed but all members are welcome to attend. 

If you have any business your group would like to be discussed at the morning meeting, please mention it when you email for the password so that we can put it on the agenda. If possible, the agenda will be circulated in advance to all those registered.

Afternoon 2.00-3.30:

Join us for an open CoDA sharing meeting with fellows from around the North region. This will be run along the lines of a normal CoDA meeting.

NOTE: Meeting Password:
For the safety of the group, you will need a password to join this meeting. Please email northregion@codauk.org to obtain the password any time before the meeting and state which group you attend most regularly. We will monitor the email inbox regularly and respond with the password before 10am on the day of the meeting. 

We may not be able to check this account once the morning meeting has begun, so please register your intent to attend the afternoon meeting before 10am.

Join Zoom Meeting online: https://zoom.us/j/93283885330?pwd=ZG9RZTA4KzRIejZwTVdMaDdwbHBodz09

Meeting ID: 932 8388 5330

Or dial in on one of the numbers below using the above meeting ID and the password:

  • +44 330 088 5830
  • +44 131 460 1196
  • +44 20 3481 5237
  • +44 20 3481 5240
  • +44 20 8080 6591
  • +44 20 8080 6592

All CoDA members are welcome.

Not able to attend?
Please email northregion@codauk.org with any business or reports from meetings in the North which are not going to be represented in person on the day.

CoDA North Intergroup Contributions
If your group would to like to send a 7th Tradition intergroup contribution to the regional group, please email northregion@codauk.org to request the bank details.

NOTE: This email address is not monitored daily so please be patient to receive a response.

Keep in touch…
If you or your group would like to be kept in touch about the quarterly intergroup meetings, please email northregion@codauk.org with your name, which meeting you represent, and whether you are the Group Service Rep (GSR) or just a member.

In the email please state that you opt in for CoDA North Intergroup to hold your details (name, email address and service position if applicable) in a list for the purpose of sending out dates, agenda and minutes of CoDA North Intergroup meetings, and other announcements. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending an email with ‘REMOVE’ in the subject line.

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CoDA Service Conference 2020 Report

For the CSC held online over 24th, 25th & 26th August 2020

Hi Folks,

Just thought I would keep you updated and relate to you the amazing experiences of being your UK Senior Voting Entity Delegate this Summer at our annual CoDA Service Conference (CSC) 2020, which was totally virtual on Zoom for the very first time – and to hopefully encourage other CoDA members to give service to help their own “Recovery Through Service.”

CoDA’s CSC congregates annually and should have met in July this summer in Ottawa, Canada physically face-to-face, but due to COVID-19, this was re-arranged to produce the whole Business Conference virtually, thanks to our Events Committee’s hard work.

This is a time when VE (Voting Entity) Delegates from around the world and CoDA Boards and Committees come together and hold their annual CoDA CSC, where important decisions are made with the CoDA Board of Trustees – and the CoRe Board of CoDA (who do all the printing and produce all the CoDA Conference Approved Literature in the USA).

They make important decisions about Financial Budgets for the whole of CoDA for the previous and coming year/s and hold elections together with the IMC (which is the Issues and Mediation Committee) and where other Committees are recruited to give service – CoDA Committees that help turn the wheels of CoDA worldwide including the the United States & Canada.

Nancy O. Chair of CoDA Board of Trustees for 2020 and from Canada – was this year‘s Chair of CSC, and the Coda Events Committee did an amazing job of keeping our CoDA virtual world for the CSC in brilliant working order and on track.

We had two great Facilitators, who coordinated everything with a tremendous backup team and the IMC VEL (IMC Voting Entity Liaison) which observed and made sure all qualified Voting Entity Delegates, Alternate Delegates, CoDA Board members and Committee Chairs were given voice. The VEL kept us all in check making sure we were all eligible as VE Delegates to vote – as long as we were visible on the screen for the whole of each Motion and that we met the required quota for the forum.

The IMC VEL did a brilliant job. They’re in charge of vetting each VE (Voting Entity) from around the world, including USA, to make sure Intergroups send Delegates to represent the voice of their area or country.

There was representation from the USA from all the different states, and from Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Brazil, United Kingdom, Iran, Russia, Israel, Italy, Malta, and many other countries who were listening in by using YouTube – from as far afield as Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, India, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, Spain, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Germany, Kenya, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and many more countries. There was also representation from the Chairs of all the Committees helping CoDA worldwide as follows:

CoDA Board of Trustees,
CoDA Resources Publishing, Inc. (CoRe),
Communications Committee,
Events Committee,
Finance Committee,
Outreach Committee (OR),
Hospitals & Institutions Committee (H&I), Issues & Mediation Committee (IMC)
Coda Literature Committee (CLC)
Co-NNections Committee,
Translation Management Committee
(TCM),
Spanish Outreach (SPO),
Service Structure Committee (SSC)
World Connections Committee (WCC).
Ad Hoc Committee (now disbanded)

We had several trial-run CSC meetings in the weeks leading up to the Conference and the final one was the night before on the evening of the 23rd of August 2020 – everyone was quite anxious as to how our very first full virtual CSC would stand up to our usual physical face-to-face CSC we have had in previous years.

However, we needn’t have worried as the superb arrangements made by the CoDA Events Committee was so well practised that by the time we all gathered together on Monday, the 24th of August 2020 at Pacific time 8am, Eastern time 11am, and local UK time 4 pm, we were raring to go.

CoDA‘s very first CoDA completely virtual CSC 2020 was a resounding success!
There has even been talk that we might think to possibly have alternate years of a virtual and the following year face-to-face CSC and then the following year virtual and so on CSCs in the future, but this will have to be put to Conference and to the CoDA Board vote and it’s also up to our Higher Power and Group Conscience of the whole CoDA Fellowship.

We began the first day with a count of all the Voting Entity Delegates present online and in full view being authorised by the IMC VEL (Voting Entity Liaison) vetting all who represented CoDA globally as VE Delegates. As I mentioned before, we had representation from all over the world.

There were also Alternate Delegates, who represent the Voting Entity Delegates when they’re indisposed, and of course we had Observers on YouTube who could dip in and out of the whole CSC 2020, but did not have voice.

Delegates from all over the world came forward to represent their countries or their states and the VE Delegates were introduced individually to Conference. There were 44 counted from all over the world including various states in the USA and a quorum of 29 was counted, who were required to be present for each Motion in order for it to be passed.

Our very first voting was to agree the adoption of the “30 second rule” followed by the Serenity Prayer to be ratified by conference – to be held before each Motion voted at CSC. This Motion was agreed before we had our first break of the day.

This “30 second rule” had been introduced at our CSC in Atlanta, the previous year, which I was able to bring back from the USA in October 2019 and has now been adopted by our NSC (National Service Committee), where we practice this rule in our meetings. This gives our Group Conscience the opportunity and space to invite our Higher Power to be present when we vote on any Issues or Motions (as mentioned in our CoDA 12 Service Concepts).

On the first day, we worked diligently to cover as much ground as possible, passing some very important Motions presented by the CoDA Board of Trustee, including proposed slight changes to three of the four CoDA Foundation Documents which have been referred to the CSC 2021 to be re-voted on where they will now have to be passed by a majority of 75%, and several Motions which have been referred to next year’s CSC for ratification; included the New CoDA 12 Service Concepts presented by Canada and hopefully confirmed at CSC 2021. (A list of all the motions passed during the CSC 2020 can be downloaded from coda.org).

During the breaks each day, members gave service by manning the virtual Hospitality Rooms, where we could meet other members virtually – kindly giving service for CoDA Daily Meetings or where representatives of different CoDA Committees gave a talk on their particular Committee and encouraged interest for members who might wish to join them in service.

The previous year when I visited Atlanta, Georgia to represent CoDA UK as you’re VE Delegate (voted in by the NSC for two years in April 2019), I had been asked to join various Committees and being your NSC Literature Secretary in the UK, I had great interest in the CLC (Coda Literature Committee) and also the Outreach Committee and Hospitals & Institutions Committee – as well as the Events Committee, but this year I was also asked to join the IMC which is the Issues and Mediation Committee, where I felt most privileged to be asked. It is a highly regarded Committee doing lots of very important service work for CoDA and incorporating a good working knowledge of the FSM (Fellowship Service Manual) and the CoDA By-Laws and also facilitates dispute mediation for Voting Entities, Intergroups and other CoDA entities as needed worldwide. I was recommended by their Committee to join, for which I thanked them. But then I was promptly told I had to then be ratified by the CSC at Conference.

I agreed to join them if I was accepted and found out that this is the only Committee besides the CoDA Board of Trustees and CoRe Board that has to be officially voted in by the CSC. This vote was held on the final day of the Conference where I was voted in to serve on the IMC Committee and for which I feel very privileged to give service. I must say I’ve already attended several committee meetings and this has proved to be an exceptional group of people. I feel very honoured to have been accepted and have so much to learn, studying the FSM (Fellowship Service Manual), which is on free download (and which every CoDA Group is recommended to possess a copy of). I know that serving in the IMC will help with my continuing recovery in the Fellowship of Codependence Anonymous.

I was also accepted onto the CLC (CoDA Literature Committee) another extremely talented and hard-working Committee and an exceptionally gifted group of people who edit, present, write and re-write the CoDA Literature which assists CoDA recovery throughout the world.

The CLC are servicing many different projects – one of which I am now honoured to be involved in called “Story Gatherers”. We are hoping this will culminate in members of CoDA coming forward from

  • the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Southeast Asia, as well as USA, Canada and South America and many more countries.

We are hoping to get Worldwide coverage and entries from all over the world, especially from ethnic minorities, immigrants groups, LGBGT, members of all different race, religion and ethnicity etc. who can contribute their wonderful stories for the Fellowship to communicate globally their Experience, Strength and Hope of Recovery in CoDA. (If you are interested, please contact gilliancoda@gmail.com for more details).

On the second day we began with great enthusiasm. However, after a short while we were zoom bombed by a disgruntled member mistakenly given the wrong credentials and therefore removed and made an Observer with no vote – not a very happy bunny – so the person continued to zoom bomb the Conference and we had to immediately disband the meeting and use a completely different ID and password to login – which took some time – quite a kerfuffle – but brilliantly dispatched. However, the zoom bomber again broke through, until our amazing communications people identify the loop-hole and resolved the situation. Undeterred, the Conference soldiered on and decided to continue and make up for lost time, extending our meeting, which was, as always, democratically voted on. “Progress Not Perfection”.

I don’t know whether I was spurred on by the enthusiasm, as a typical recovering codependent to work that bit harder – but I found my voice and courage and spoke up on several occasions for lots of different Motions. I had made sure I was well versed on several issues as I had studied the files I had printed over several weeks prior to the CSC. I was able to bring both local as well as Intergroup and NSC views forward as your representative Senior Voting Entity Delegate from the UK.

After an exhausting previous day, we arrived at our third and final day on the 26th of August. Each morning we had the results of the previous day’s votes which we downloaded and these Motions were then approved by Conference. On each day I had visited the Hospitality Committee virtual Rooms for a Finance, Outreach, CLC and IMC Presentations and several early CoDA Meetings.

Over the three CSC days Committee Annual Reports & Goals and Committee Budgets were presented. On the last day Conference voted in the new CoDA Board of Trustees and the CoRe Board and the IMC Committee. These were all ratified by Conference. Various Motions were passed, including importantly the CoDA Finance Committee and CoRe Budgets (very few Motions failed), but as mentioned before, several were referred for reviewing for next year’s CSC, including the very important one presented by Canada for the new 12 Service Concepts Booklet and download, which will be presented again at CSC 2021.

Our CoDA Service Conference (CSC) is usually held over a full period of 4 working days of business (usually at least 8-hour days) followed by a 3-day Convention full of Speakers, Workshops and lots of Fellowship. We had to squeeze 4-days work into 3-days virtual, and 8-hours plus into 5-hours daily. No mean feat, but we managed it.

However, on the last day we voted to continue to finish important Motions and work until we had finish (until almost 1am UK time – 8pm EST/5pm PST). We even managed to vote not to exclude our ‘zoom bomber’ – ever true to our CoDA Tradition 5.

I found the whole CSC 2020 exhilarating and informative, and I was in awe of the dedication and professionalism of the way the whole Conference was conducted by the two Facilitators and the Events Committee; all the amazing Committees giving service freely to CoDA.

There were a few people from the Board of Trustees, CoRe Board and IMC plus several other Committees who were retiring, but still wished to continue giving service to CoDA,
and some quite emotional farewells. What a great band of fellow CoDA members and an amazing CoDA Fellowship. Some members have been there from the very beginning – 34 years ago when CoDA was first formed on 22nd October, 1986.

My overall feeling after CSC 2020 was of what an amazing group of people CoDA Fellowship has amassed “Carrying The Message” of Experience, Strength and Hope and encouraging the Hope of Recovery Through Service which is the rallying call from the CoDA Board of Trustees and CSC for the coming year.

They also reiterated that coda.org needs donations to help keep the Fellowship of CoDA, CoDA Board of Trustees and CoRe and all the Committees able to continue Carrying the Message of Recovery as many meetings are now virtual but are not at this moment in time sending contributions, which they would normally do.

One final note. I attempted to get our UK Long Version of the Serenity Prayer accepted first as a Motion with the intension of it eventually being accepted as a VE Issue (Voting Entity Issue). The Board refused the Motion but I had messages of encouragement from several saying that they loved our Long Serenity Prayer. I resolved, with Higher Power’s guidance, to present it to the CLC who have decided to take it under their wing and to present it under their banner at Conference in 2021 to be used as an official CoDA Long Version
(i.e. CoDA Long and Short version of the Preamble) and possibly include it in their CoDA Prayer Book. They love it! So here’s hoping. Higher Power does work in mysterious ways.

Thank you CoDA. it has been an amazing journey which has been the saving of my sanity – to be given the privilege of serving CoDA UK as your VE Delegate at the CSC’s face-to-face 2019 in Atlanta and this year’s virtual CSC this summer.

Many years ago, I came into my first CoDA meeting a quite broken, exhausted human being and now thanks to CoDA, I can stand strong in my own truth and feel comfortable in my own skin for the very first time in my life. I am so grateful to the CoDA Programme of Recovery and the CoDA Fellowship. .

I hope to continue to give service in CoDA locally, nationally and internationally, and to serve on the IMC, CLC and Outreach Committees to the best of my ability, hopefully doing justice to them, whilst continuing on my Road To Happy Destiny, One Day at A Time.

Thank you to CoDA and thank you to my Higher Power for giving me the gift of recovery from codependence and the opportunity to give service. If I can do this – then anyone in CoDA can. “Trust the Process”. I was told in my very first meeting – “Keep Coming Back – It Works If You Work It – So Work It – You’re Worth It !” And I do – And I am.

In gratitude, love, fellowship and service.

Gillian A.
UK Senior VE Delegate
NSC Literature Secretary

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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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8th Aug – CoDA UK NSC – Virtual Meeting

Date: 8th August 2020
Time: 10.15 for 10.30am-14.30pm

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 draft agenda has been produced by the minutes secretary and is available here:

How to join the meeting:
The meeting is open to all members, not just GSRs, using the Zoom details below. For the safety of the group, you will need a password to join this meeting. Please email communications@codauk.org to obtain the password any time before the meeting and state which group you attend most regularly. We will monitor the email inbox regularly and respond with the password before 10am on Saturday 8th August. 

We may not be able to check this account once the morning meeting has begun, so please register your intent to attend before this time.

Zoom meeting link and meeting ID: 898 2437 8645
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

Note: Please email communications@codauk.org to obtain the password any time before the meeting and state which group you attend most regularly.

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1st Aug – CoDA North Region – Virtual Meetings

Virtual Business Meeting (morning) and Virtual Open Fellowship Meeting (afternoon)

Date: 1st August 2020
Times: 10.15 for 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm

Morning 10.30-12.30:
CoDA North is holding our quarterly business meeting which is open to members from all the North region meetings (which include North Wales and Scotland).

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

If you have any business your group would like to be discussed at the morning meeting, please mention it when you email for the password so that we can put it on the agenda. If possible, the agenda will be circulated in advance to all those registered.

Please email northregion@codauk.org with any business or reports from meetings in the North which are not going to represented in person on the day.

Afternoon 1.30-3.00:Join us for an open CoDA sharing meeting with fellows from around the North region. This will be run along the lines of a normal CoDA meeting.

How to join the meetings:
Both meetings are open to all members, not just GSRs, using the Zoom details below. For the safety of the group, you will need a password to join this meeting. Please email northregion@codauk.org to obtain the password any time before the meeting and state which group you attend most regularly. We will monitor the email inbox regularly and respond with the password before 10am on Saturday 1st August. 

We may not be able to check this account once the morning meeting has begun, so please register your intent to attend at 1.30 before 10am.

Join Zoom meeting online
Meeting ID: 932 8388 5330
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

Note: Please email northregion@codauk.org to obtain the password any time before the meeting and state which group you attend most regularly.

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1st Feb – CoDA Annual General Meeting In London

All CoDA members are invited to attend CoDA’s Annual General Meeting on:
Saturday 1st February 2020
10am to 5pm

Venue:
Waterloo Action Centre,
14 Baylis Road,
Lambeth,
London
SE1 7AA.

Note: It’s a few minutes’ walk from Waterloo Station.


GSRs, Meeting contacts and members, please kindly announce the February 2020 CoDA A.G.M in your meetings as its open for all CoDA members to attend.

The agenda for the AGM will be sent out, on/around Sunday 26th January 2020, if you would like something to be discussed from your region or local meeting please email coda.nsc.uk@gmail.com as soon as possible to allow time for your proposal to be considered.

Everyone in the fellowship is encouraged to attend and welcome to provide input, only GSRs and Committee members in line with CoDA service principles get to vote.

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NSC Service

Service Structure

CoDA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.

Tradition Nine

Information on the CoDA UK service structure will be published here.

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NSC Service

NSC Service Positions

All posts are for one year, unless specified. Members can elect to serve a longer term if they wish. NSC members should have at least one year’s recovery (unless specified) and a good working knowledge of the 12 Steps and Traditions. All committee members will be expected to attend three NSC meetings and the AGM each year. Reasonable expenses are paid to cover travel to these four meetings. Between meetings, communication is usually by email or phone.

Service Positions

An overview of the currently defined NSC service positions, highlighting current vacancies. If you are interested in discussing any of these positions, please email the NSC Enquiries email address found on the CoDA Contacts page, for more details, putting NSC in the subject line and giving a phone number where you can be contacted before the AGM.

Chair

Has overall responsibility of CoDA UK in keeping with the Traditions; liaises with Vice Chair and Secretary to determine Agenda; acts as guardian of CoDA Constitution; facilitates discussion amongst meeting members and proposes voting issues; casts deciding vote if there should be a tie vote; cheque signatory; keeps abreast of all issues and matters affecting CoDA in the UK; available for contact with NSC members to discuss ongoing CoDA issues.

Email Responder

At least two members to answer emails sent to the Enquiries email address, which is where all queries sent via this website are received. This is currently about 1-2 hours a week of service and can be done from anywhere with an internet connection. There are templates set up for standard answers and there is support from the CoDA UK committee for more complicated enquiries. For many newcomers, this is their first contact with a member of CoDA so this is an extremely important post requiring commitment and a willingness to carry the message.

General Committee Members

Contributes as appropriate to matters arising in NSC meetings; takes up NSC responsibilities as required to ensure committee objects are achieved; no special remit.

Internal Communications Person

Deals with emails coming in to the News & Events email address, either answering them or passing on to other members; keeps the NSC email account and  contact details up-to-date. Updates the CoDA UK news, Groups News and Events pages. Receives incoming emails from website home page enquiry box and gathers an email list of all meeting GSRs/contacts and regularly checks that this is up to date. Sends out emails to GSRs and meeting contacts when requested.

Literature Person

Deals with emails coming into the Literature email address. Point of contact with literature distributors; acts as contact for any groups with literature problems; promotes use of CoDA approved literature within meetings, thereby generating essential revenue for the fellowship; liaises with CoRE Publications in the US about any changes to CoDA approved literature; communication skills and access to email required.

Public Information (PI) Person

Deals with emails coming into the Public Information email address. Responsible for public information; contact organisations to get an entry in their publications; reply to requests for information from publishers or directories; reply to update requests from existing entities; point of contact with outside bodies and other fellowships; assists groups to identify ways to attract members in accordance with the 12 Traditions; it has also been suggested at a recent AGM that a PI person could send out regular newsletters to CoDA members to let everyone know what is happening in CoDA UK.

Regional Representatives

Represents a regional group of CoDA UK; contributes as appropriate to matters arising in NSC meetings; takes up NSC responsibilities as required to ensure committee objects are achieved.

Secretary

Present at committee meetings to make relevant and concise notes (minutes) of what takes place; sends out (usually by email) minutes of the meeting to each committee member after the meeting; liaises with Chair and Vice Chair to assist continuity in deciding the agenda prior to next meeting.

Treasurer

Deals with emails coming into the Treasurer email address. Responsible for overall financial situation of CoDA UK; cheque signatory; pay bills; pay donations into bank; keep records of all finances of CoDA UK; at least basic book keeping skills preferable; must be comfortable around money issues; minimum two year term as treasurer.

Vice Chair

Filling in wherever needed by the Chair; generally helping with the administration of the NSC; chairing meetings when Chair unavailable; discussing Agenda content with Chair and Secretary; liaising with CoDA members/Chair on issues of conscience; cheque signatory; for this post, two years recovery, including one year as Vice Chair, is required; one year’s service as Vice Chair is followed by a second year as Chair.

Website Coordinator

Deals with emails coming into the Webmaster email address. Oversees the website at all times; develops existing website by adding pages where relevant; supports the WTF Co-ordinators in keeping the meetings list up-to-date. Web, preferably broadband, access anywhere in the UK is essential; some knowledge of content management systems is preferable but not vital; willingness to spend a couple of hours a month keeping the site up-to-date is essential.

Where to Find (WTF) Coordinator

Deals with emails coming into the Meetings email address. Produces meeting lists and distributes to all UK meetings and relevant bodies; keeps the CoDA UK website meetings list up-to-date; keeps all contact details for meetings up-to-date; actively contacts all UK meetings periodically to check details still correct; works in conjunction with existing London & SE regional WTF Co-ordinator; must have access to the internet for updating website, receiving emails etc.

Sponsorship Representative

Deals with emails coming into the Sponsorship email account, either answering them or passing on to other members; keeps the Sponsorship page up to date and co-ordinates and gives support to members/groups organising Sponsorship workshops.

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LSER News Article

LSER Committee Meeting July 2020

Dear CoDA London South East Region (LSER) Members,

I hope this finds you well.

This is a reminder and your invitation for this Saturday’s 11th July 1pm London South East Region meeting. The aim of this meeting is to vote in the LSER Committee.  The Zoom login details are listed below.

The below list shows which service positions are available should you wish to put yourself forward with a brief description of what each role entails. Some of these positions (Chair, Treasurer and Communications Secretary) are described more fully in part 3 of the CoDA Fellowship Services Manual (FSM): https://coda.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FSM-Part-3-Guidelines-for-Other-Service-Levels.pdf

Service roles that require filling: 

Chair – manages the business meetings and set the agenda.

Minutes Taker – the role would include producing and distributing meeting minutes and other key information to attendees, officers, and the local Fellowship.

Communications Secretary – creates and maintains a Region contact list, answers incoming email, and would handle most mass mailings.

GSR – attends and reports to the National Steering Committee (NSC) every 3 or 4 months.

Treasurer – responsible for accounting and documentation of all funds, maintaining accurate records and presenting written reports of the status of the LSER account at meetings and when requested to the Fellowship.

Literature Secretary – to liaise with UK CoDA publisher to ensure literature is available. Provides other information about literature (new publications etc).

Timekeeper – during the LSER meetings.

Please note the CoDA Fellowship Service Manual states: ‘Terms of office and/or rotation of officers is highly recommended and considered healthy in CoDA. A term office of two years is suggested unless otherwise specified by a Group conscience.’

Please inform your group members about these service vacancies if they would like to get more involved at intergroup level (LSER) which also provides opportunities to further your recovery as well as meet other CoDA members. 

Role requirements

If you as a GSR or any of your group members are willing to serve at the regional level then please note it is recommended to be attending local fellowship for at least 1 year and have worked or are working the CoDA program. For those of you interested in the Treasurer role the guidelines are more than 3 years.

Voting rights

In accordance with the CoDA FSM 2019, GSRs and Committee members have a right to vote however as there is no LSER Committee yet this means only GSRs can vote. Ideally, the formed LSER Committee would consist of GSRs and Service members who are not GSRs.  

Join Zoom meeting online
Meeting ID: 857 9039 9709
Password: 809197
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Topic: London South East Region Meeting
Time: Saturday July 11, 2020 13:00hrs 

All members are welcome to attend.

Look forward to seeing you on the day.

Love In Fellowship

Acting LSER Communications Secretary

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LSER Update 30/6

Service positions available

Tuesday 30th June

Dear CoDA London South East Region Members,

An informal London & South East Region (LSER) Zoom meeting took place on Saturday 23rd May to continue the dialogue from the initial meeting in February 2020.

During the meeting, general consensus was to reform the LSER committee and some of those present expressed an interest to serve. It was agreed to open all the Committee roles to the wider LSER community and anyone who is interested can read the service role descriptors (see below) to understand what would be required. This will then allow for nominations and a vote to take place during our next meeting on Saturday 11th July 1-3 pm, to which you and your group members are invited. 

The below list shows which service positions are available should you wish to put yourself forward with a brief description of what each role entails. Some of these positions (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) are described more fully in part 3 of the CoDA Fellowship Services Manual (FSM): https://coda.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FSM-Part-3-Guidelines-for-Other-Service-Levels.pdf

Service roles that require filling: 

Chair – manages the business meetings and set the agenda.

Secretary – the role would include producing and distributing meeting minutes and other key information to attendees, officers, and the local Fellowship.

Minutes Taker – takes the minutes during the meeting.

Communications Secretary – creates and maintains a Region contact list, answers incoming email, and would handle most mass mailings.

GSR – attends and reports to the National Steering Committee (NSC) every 3 or 4 months.

Treasurer – responsible for accounting and documentation of all funds, maintaining accurate records and presenting written reports of the status of the LSER account at meetings and when requested to the Fellowship.

Literature Secretary – to liaise with UK CoDA publisher to ensure literature is available. Provides other information about literature (new publications etc).

Timekeeper – during the LSER meetings.

Please note the CoDA Fellowship Service Manual states: ‘Terms of office and/or rotation of officers is highly recommended and considered healthy in CoDA. A term office of two years is suggested unless otherwise specified by a Group conscience.’

Please inform your group members about these service vacancies to get more involved at intergroup level (LSER) which are also opportunities to further your recovery as well as meet other CoDA members. If you as a GSR or any of your group members are willing to serve at the regional level then please note it is recommended to be attending local fellowship for at least 1 year and have worked or are working the CoDA program. For those of you interested in the Treasurer role the guidelines are more than 3 years.

A term office of two years is suggested unless otherwise specified by a Group conscience.’

Also, in accordance with the CoDA FSM 2019, GSRs and Committee members have a right to vote however as there is no LSER Committee yet this means only GSRs can vote. Ideally, the formed LSER Committee would consist of GSRs and Service members who are not GSRs.

Finally, LSER committee meetings are open for all CoDA members to attend, to contribute ideas about what they would like to see happen in their region and to discuss any issues their groups are experiencing, currently they are taking place on Zoom. It is a good way to be informed of what is happening with CoDA groups across the London South East Region and to connect with other CoDA members too.

We hope to see you on Sat 11th July 2020 at 1pm, when all being well the LSER Committee will once again become operational,

In fellowship
Acting LSER Communications Secretary

Note: please contact coda.uk.se.region@gmail.com for Zoom login details.

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LSER Update 30/6

Service positions available

Tuesday 30th June

Dear CoDA London South East Region Members,

An informal London & South East Region (LSER) Zoom meeting took place on Saturday 23rd May to continue the dialogue from the initial meeting in February 2020.

During the meeting, general consensus was to reform the LSER committee and some of those present expressed an interest to serve. It was agreed to open all the Committee roles to the wider LSER community and anyone who is interested can read the service role descriptors (see below) to understand what would be required. This will then allow for nominations and a vote to take place during our next meeting on Saturday 11th July 1-3 pm, to which you and your group members are invited. 

The below list shows which service positions are available should you wish to put yourself forward with a brief description of what each role entails. Some of these positions (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) are described more fully in part 3 of the CoDA Fellowship Services Manual (FSM): https://coda.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FSM-Part-3-Guidelines-for-Other-Service-Levels.pdf

Service roles that require filling: 

Chair – manages the business meetings and set the agenda.

Secretary – the role would include producing and distributing meeting minutes and other key information to attendees, officers, and the local Fellowship.

Minutes Taker – takes the minutes during the meeting.

Communications Secretary – creates and maintains a Region contact list, answers incoming email, and would handle most mass mailings.

GSR – attends and reports to the National Steering Committee (NSC) every 3 or 4 months.

Treasurer – responsible for accounting and documentation of all funds, maintaining accurate records and presenting written reports of the status of the LSER account at meetings and when requested to the Fellowship.

Literature Secretary – to liaise with UK CoDA publisher to ensure literature is available. Provides other information about literature (new publications etc).

Timekeeper – during the LSER meetings.

Please note the CoDA Fellowship Service Manual states: ‘Terms of office and/or rotation of officers is highly recommended and considered healthy in CoDA. A term office of two years is suggested unless otherwise specified by a Group conscience.’

Please inform your group members about these service vacancies to get more involved at intergroup level (LSER) which are also opportunities to further your recovery as well as meet other CoDA members. If you as a GSR or any of your group members are willing to serve at the regional level then please note it is recommended to be attending local fellowship for at least 1 year and have worked or are working the CoDA program. For those of you interested in the Treasurer role the guidelines are more than 3 years.

A term office of two years is suggested unless otherwise specified by a Group conscience.’

Also, in accordance with the CoDA FSM 2019, GSRs and Committee members have a right to vote however as there is no LSER Committee yet this means only GSRs can vote. Ideally, the formed LSER Committee would consist of GSRs and Service members who are not GSRs.

Finally, LSER committee meetings are open for all CoDA members to attend, to contribute ideas about what they would like to see happen in their region and to discuss any issues their groups are experiencing, currently they are taking place on Zoom. It is a good way to be informed of what is happening with CoDA groups across the London South East Region and to connect with other CoDA members too.

We hope to see you on Sat 11th July 2020 at 1pm, when all being well the LSER Committee will once again become operational,

In fellowship
Acting LSER Communications Secretary

Note: please contact coda.uk.se.region@gmail.com for Zoom login details.

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Regions

Role of Regions

These are regional groups formed by the meetings in parts of the UK to discuss issues raised by groups before taking them to the NSC, and to organise social events and workshops within their area. Currently there are two active regions.

The North Region was established in 2017 and meets four times a year. All CoDA groups within the North, Scotland and North Wales area are encouraged to send along a GSR. Details of forthcoming meetings can be found on the events page.

The region focuses on group issues and projects, group support, promoting events, workshops and sponsorship with the aim of encouraging the continual growth of the fellowship.

Region – Examples of Regional Matters

  • The health of meetings – use of CoDA literature, 12 Traditions, group size
  • Identifying group issues and requests – the eyes and ears of the groups
  • Events – socials/conventions/workshops
  • Sponsorship
  • Literature

NSC – Examples of National Matters

  • Literature
  • CoDA UK Website
  • Where to Find – Meeting Lists
  • Sponsorship Guidelines
  • Service Guidelines
  • Group Conscience Guidelines
  • Sharing Guidelines
  • CoDA Shares
  • New Meeting Packs
  • Public Information

Regional Approval Process

  1. An issue/project arises from group or regional level
  2. Region drafts an initial document or response to the issue/project
  3. The document/response/project is then sent out to all the groups and posted on the website for feedback by a set deadline – the document is clearly marked as a ‘draft’ awaiting approval
  4. The document/response/project is then revised and put forward to the Region for final approval
  5. The Region decides on a proposal for the use of the document/response/project
  6. A request is sent to the NSC to approve the document/project etc and the proposal for its use – this is either done by email or through the NSC Regional Liaison or a Regional Representative is sent with the request to the next NSC meeting.
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Regions

Developing Regions

NSC Support for New Regions

The NSC would like to support the development of new Regions across the UK so that meetings from all over the UK have a voice and are able to provide a support network to local meetings. If you would like further information or support on how to set up a Region, if one does not currently exist in your area, then please do contact the North and Northeast Region northregion@codauk.org or the London & South East Region lseregion@codauk.org 

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Reports

World Service Conference Delegate Report

Reports written by UK NSC delegates attending CoDA world service will be published here.

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Meeting Minutes

NSC Meeting Minutes

Please find below the meeting minutes for previous
National Service Committee (NSC) meetings.

Click the files below to download

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Treasurer Report

NSC Treasurer Report Spring 2020

CoDA UK treasurer reports will be published here.

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NSC Agenda

NSC Agenda April 2020

Agenda to be posted here

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Regions

North Region

The North region includes north Wales, northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. There are quarterly regional meetings, usually held in Manchester but being held online for the foreseeable future. The meeting normally takes the format of a service meeting in the morning, and an open CoDA meeting in the afternoon.

The next North Region event will be a ‘Home Group Workshop’, instead of our regular meetings as outlined below. It will be held from 2-5pm on Saturday 30th October 2021.

Full details: Home Group Workshop

Please email northregion@codauk.org if you’d like to be involved in helping to run this workshop.

The next regular CoDA North Region meetings will be held on:

  • tbc

Times: 10.15 for 10.30am-13.00pm and 2.00pm-3.30pm

Morning 10.30-13.00:

CoDA North is holding our quarterly business meeting which is open to members from all the North region meetings (which include Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland).

Join us online/by phone to discuss our region’s CoDA business and share news from your groups. Group Service Representatives (GSRs) are able to vote on any motions proposed but all members are welcome to attend. 

If you have any business your group would like to be discussed at the morning meeting, please mention it when you email for the password so that we can put it on the agenda. If possible, the agenda will be circulated in advance to all those registered.

Afternoon 2.00-3.30:

Join us for an open CoDA sharing meeting with fellows from around the North region. This will be run along the lines of a normal CoDA meeting.

How to join the meetings:
Both meetings are open to all members, not just GSRs, using the Zoom details below.

All CoDA members are welcome.

Please email northregion@codauk.org with any business or reports from meetings in the North which are not going to be represented in person on the day.

CoDA North Intergroup Contributions
If your group would to like to send a 7th Tradition intergroup contribution to the regional group, please email northregion@codauk.org to request the bank details.

NOTE: This email address is not monitored daily so please be patient to receive a response.

Keep in touch…
If you or your group would like to be kept in touch about the quarterly intergroup meetings, please email northregion@codauk.org with your name, which meeting you represent, and whether you are the Group Service Rep (GSR) or just a member.

In the email please state that you opt in for CoDA North Intergroup to hold your details (name, email address and service position if applicable) in a list for the purpose of sending out dates, agenda and minutes of CoDA North Intergroup meetings, and other announcements. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending an email with ‘REMOVE’ in the subject line.