November Is Gratitude Month
Giving Back What Has So Generously Been Given
Every November, members of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous are invited to acknowledge their gratitude to the Fellowship that has sustained their lives as recovering addicts. As a way of giving thanks, individuals, groups, and Intergroups are encouraged to contribute directly to Fellowship-Wide Services (F.W.S.), in keeping with Tradition Seven, which states that “Every S.L.A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”
To share the impact such generosity makes on the Fellowship as a whole, Fellowship-Wide Services has outlined the services and responsibilities of the F.W.S. Office, supported by your contributions; and, how individuals, groups and Intergroups can contribute this November, and throughout the year.
Fellowship-Wide Services (F.W.S.)
The F.W.S. Office is the direct link to all S.L.A.A. Intergroups, groups and individual members world-wide. The main responsibility of the F.W.S. Office is to carry the message — to help the addict who still suffers.
What F.W.S. Provides, What Contributions Support
- Printing, selling, and distribution of Conference-Approved literature (S.L.A.A. Basic Text, pamphlets, medallions, and Starter Kits for groups and Intergroups)
- Assistance with starting new meetings and Intergroups world-wide
- Coordination of Annual Business Conference/Meeting
- Support to Conference Committees which facilitate overall growth of the fellowship, including literature translation, creation of new literature, outreach to institutions and prisons, website development and maintenance, and communications with Intergroups and members at large
- Bookkeeping and maintenance of legal documents
Ways to Give
- Groups are encouraged to pass an additional basket every week during the month of November that goes directly to F.W.S.
- Individuals can set up recurring contributions (i.e. monthly) to be automatically deducted from ones debit or credit card at www.slaafws.org.
- Individuals, groups and Intergroups can make a one-time contribution online at www.slaafws.org.
- Individuals, groups and Intergroups can make a one-time contribution by check
- Please make check payable to Fellowship-Wide Services and write Gratitude Month in memo
- Send check to F.W.S., 1550 NE Loop, 410 Suite 118, San Antonio, TX 78209
- Special Note: Individuals who make direct contributions to F.W.S. may claim their gift as tax-deductible as S.L.A.A. is a separate 501c3 organization.
This gesture of gratitude speaks to our spiritual responsibility and the principle of participation contained in the 12 Traditions of S.L.A.A. Such investments are vital to the sustenance of the S.L.A.A. Fellowship and enable us to carry the message to the addict who still suffers.
If you have any questions regarding 7th Tradition contributions during Gratitude Month or year-round, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Call For Service
In an effort to keep our SLAA East Bay Fellowship Thriving and Growing in the post covid era, we are asking members of the fellowship to provide service.
Our hope is that we can return to In Person meetings soon.
In order to keep the recovery that was freely given to us, We give it away to the Newcomer who still suffers. This is our 12th Step.
Service is more important now than ever.
SLAA East Bay Zoom Intergroup every 3rd Sat of the month 10am-1230pm
Still needs the following positions:
1.Annual Business Meeting Delegate
2.Diversity and Inclusion Officer
3.Events Coordinator: Talent Show (June) and Seasonal Celebration ( Dec)
4.Workshop coordinator 2 x a year Spring and Fall
The Retreat Committee also needs members. We need help with service for our SLAA East Bay June 4th Retreat and in person 3-4 day future retreats. This June we were only able to put on a small daylong retreat due to lack of service and our Spring Workshop never happened
We also need SLAA phone line volunteers to check voicemails and return SLAA inquiries to newcomers wanting to get connected to the program!
Service will elevate your program, help you stay connected to the fellowship, help your sobriety and keep you coming back. Service will teach you how to be a fellow among fellows and a friend among friends
Shelter in Place Announcement 3/17/20
Due to the Shelter in Place order all San Francisco/East Bay face to face meetings are temporarily suspended.
Each meeting should take its own group conscience about how to best keep their meeting going during the shut down. Using phone in meetings via freeconferencecall.com or Zoom is probably the best option. Both have audio only or audio/video formats. (Zoom has a 40 minute meeting limit for unpaid accounts). Online meetings are another option.
Please email email@example.com with your group’s phone/online conference call information, so we can update the meeting calendar on our website as soon as possible. Please monitor our website we will try to provide the most current updates as this situation develops.
ONLINE & PHONE MEETINGS (Links to slaafws.org webste –fellowship-wide services)
Public Information Committee
Introducing the New S.L.A.A. Lifesaver Program To Encourage Automatic Monthly Giving
Now more than ever, F.W.S. needs your 7th Tradition support. Individuals, Groups, and Intergroups can sign up to make automatic monthly contributions. Double your monthly contribution by giving now! Due to the generosity of members like you, if you join now, contributions will be matched dollar for dollar up to $101,000 total. This is an unprecedented opportunity to ensure the long-term financial security of SLAA.
YOUR LIFESAVER MONTHLY CONTRIBUTIONS:
- Expand outreach materials and programs for the addicts still suffering
- Fund new S.L.A.A. technology initiatives
- Create and fund new benefits for F.W.S. Employees
The SLAA Audio Library Committee (ALC) is collecting 10-30
minute lead share recordings from fellows; you can record on voice
memos, time yourself, and send in to Audio@SLAAlosangeles.org. The
recordings will be uploaded to Google drive to be posted on the SLAA Los
Angeles website. Send in your audio with this waiver:
https://tinyurl.com/audiowavier If you have questions, please email the
ALC. Share your experience, strength, and hope with fellows around the
Flyer for shares:
S.L.A.A. Audio Library Committee
If you have an announcement for the SLAA San Francisco/East Bay Intergroup website, please email it to the Webeditor or click the link at the bottom right corner of your screen. In general, announcements do not need to be put forth as a “business item” at the monthly Intergroup meeting.
*********************************************************************************** Upcoming events are no longer listed on the announcements page in order to eliminate the need to update events on multiple pages. For upcoming events visit the upcoming events page
Click here for both a displayed and printable schedule of meetings.
May Is Individual Contribution Month
“Giving Back What Has So Generously Been Given”
Ever think about all the money you spent on your addiction? Donating a small part of that amount directly to S.L.A.A.’s Fellowship-Wide Services (F.W.S.) helps provide materials that aid us in recovery from our devastating illness.
Each May, members of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous are invited to contribute directly to F.W.S., thereby acknowledging their gratitude to the Fellowship that in some cases saved, and in many cases sustained their lives as recovering addicts.
Consistent with Tradition Seven (“Every S.L.A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”), such donations ensure that the infrastructure we need to help ourselves and others is financially sustained. Giving is easier than ever before at https://slaafws.org/contributions. Every amount helps.
What is Fellowship-Wide Services (F.W.S.)? The F.W.S. Office is a general services office that groups, Intergroups, and in some cases individuals go to for materials and other recovery support. Further, the F.W.S. Office assists the Board of Trustees in performing its duties and legal requirements. The following is a list of what F.W.S. handles.• Printing, selling, and distribution of Conference-Approved literature (S.L.A.A.Basic Text, pamphlets, medallions, and Starter Kits for groups and Intergroups) • Assistance with starting new meetings and Intergroups world-wide • Coordination of Annual Business Conference/Meeting • Support to Conference Committees which facilitate overall growth of the fellowship, including literature translation, creation of new literature, outreach to institutions and prisons, website development and maintenance, and communications with Intergroups and members • Bookkeeping and maintenance of legal documents
How to Give • Individuals are encouraged to increase their weekly F.W.S. basket contributions (if your group has this practice), as contributions are made to F.W.S. at the Intergroup level. • Individuals can set up recurring contributions (i.e., monthly) to be automatically deducted from your debit or credit card at https://slaafws.org. • Individuals can make a one-time contribution online at https://slaafws.org/contributions• Individuals can make a one-time contribution by check. • Make check payable to Fellowship-Wide Services and write Individual Contribution Month on memo line and mail to F.W.S., 1550 NE Loop, 410 Suite 118, San Antonio, TX 78209 USA.
Special Note: S.L.A.A.is a 501c3 organization and contributions to it are tax deductible