OCISAA Meeting minutes……

September 2022 OCISAA MINUTES

Meeting date: September 14th, 2022

Location:  Internet Zoom Meeting, Zoom ID: 4128 656 862 Password: 423196

Website: https://ocisaa.org/

Facilitated by Langston, Trusted Servant/Chairperson

A copy of these minutes is posted to the OCISAA website under “Newsletter”

  1. Opening
    1. Start time: 7:01pm
    2. Serenity Prayer: Mike J
    3. Tradition Number 9: SAA, as such, ought never be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly employ special workers.
    4. Open discussion on the Tradition of the month
    5. Introductions
  2. Announcements
    1. New Announcements
      1. The date for the OCISAA Retreat will be Saturday, October 22nd from 8am to 2pm PST at the Duck Club in Irvine.
        1. Planning on having both SAA and COSA speakers
        2. A flyer and a list of topics will be made available
      2. The Conference will be 100% virtual this year.
      3. We have a flyer for our IG Retreat this year. Should be out this month.
    2. Ongoing Announcements
      1. Announcing the ISO Delegate Conference, October 7th and 8th, 2022
        1. Each area assembly of SAA registered with the ISO should elect a delegate to be its voting member of the Conference.
        2. Area assemblies should meet soon to get organized and in July/August be able to discuss Conference business motions and elect a delegate to carry the voice of the groups in your area to the Conference.
        3. There are plans to have a Zoom component, but attending by Zoom may not offer the same experience as a fully virtual conference.  More information to come on this.
        4. Business motions to be considered at the Conference must be submitted to the ISO office by June 30th to be eligible for consideration at the Conference.
      2. For this year 2022, the Serenity on the Sound Retreat we will once again be online. The dates for this year’s retreat are October 14-16. Details and times are forthcoming. For more information, please contact info@soundretreat.org or 425-272-5740
      3. SAA resources for the addict with legal consequences.
        1. Attached with the same email as the May 2022 minutes is a list of SAA resources available to the addict who may have/has legal consequences for their acting out. You may not be aware of them and may wish to pass this information to meetings and/or individuals. Please let us know if you have any questions or revisions.
        2. Special thanks to Rey G for putting these resources together.
      4. The OCISAA has a Zoom account now! Any meetings looking for Zoom links to host meetings can now get one from OCISAA!
      5. If anyone knows a woman who is willing to start a meeting, please email OCISAA. We’ve been getting requests for women-only meetings, so we need to start one!
      6. Resources for Women
        1. The SAA Women’s Intergroup meets on the 4th Saturday of each month at 9 am Central Time.
          1. Email: SAAwomensig@gmail.com or saaforwomen@gmail.com
          2. Website: https://saaforwomen.org/
        2. There are a lot of women only meetings at the Telemeeting Intergroup Website of SAA http://saatalk.info/us/meetings Filter on the “Attendance” field for “Women”. There are phone and Zoom meetings available.
  1. Reports
    1. In-Reach
      1. Reserved for future use.
    1. Report
      1. Views – 931 – total number of people that viewed our website
      2. Visitors – 431 – (new visitors to our website)
      3. Most visited pages
        1. Meetings –
        2. Welcome –
      4. We don’t have the Google accounts set up yet, so the following metrics will not be reported yet. We are awaiting enough funding to pay for a year’s worth
        1. Google Ad Impressions – 0
        2. Most searched terms – 0
        3. Click Through – 241
        4. Cost per click – 0
        5. Cost – 0
    2. Treasury
      1. Beginning balance of $2,261.45
        1. Expenses
          1. One Zoom payment $14.99
          2. Taco truck expense for the retreat 387.50
        2. Deposits
          1. Monday Night meeting $200.00
          2. Paypal donations 456.00
      2. Ending balance of $2,514.96
      3. To donate online
        1. https://ocisaa.org/donate/
        2. or via Paypal at admin@ocisaa.org
      4. To send donations to our Intergroup by check:
        1. Make the check payable to OCISAA
        2. Mail them the results for the previous Month: Ron R

OCISAA

P.O BOX 12424

Costa Mesa Ca 92627-8282

  1. Send a heads-up to Jon C (our Treasurer) at (714) 654-5598
  2. Website
    1. No report of note this month. If you need any changes to the Website please contact Ron.
  3. Information Emails and Phone Line
    1. No report of note this month
  1. Old Business
    1. The date for the OCISAA Retreat will be Saturday, October 22nd from 8am to 2pm PST at the Duck Club in Irvine.
      1. Planning on having both SAA and COSA speakers
      2. A flyer and a list of topics will be made available
    2. The Sunday 10am meeting asks to use the Zoom account to start a meeting online.
    3. Langston will reach out to Ron for the Google report for this month as well as when to restart the Google Ad Words campaign.
    4. Anyone can come to these OCISAA meetings. One does not have to be an IG rep to join.
  1. New Business
    1. We have two speakers for the retreat
      1. Jackson (SAA)
      2. Kristi B. (COSA)
    2. Motion (Jon C). Wednesday Night Corona Del Mar wants to use this account to start at 7:30pm, which means the IG meeting will start at 6:30pm. Seconded by Ron R.
      1. Unanimously approved
    3. Google Ad Words campaign should cost about $1,200 a year, and we should have enough funds to start it back up
      1. Ron plans to start it back up soon. Will check in next month.
      2. Ron will take it out of the debit card for the IG account. May need to use a PayPal account
  1. Open sharing
  2. Closed with the Serenity Prayer
  3. Adjourn: 7:35
  4. The next meeting is October 12th, 2022, at 6:30pm PST

August 2022 OCISAA MINUTES

Meeting date: August 10th, 2022- for the month of July 2022

Location:  Internet Zoom Meeting, Zoom ID: 4128 656 862 Password: 423196

Website: https://ocisaa.org/

Facilitated by Langston, Trusted Servant/Chairperson

A copy of these minutes is posted to the OCISAA website under “Newsletter”

  1. Opening
    1. Start time: 7:00pm
    2. Serenity Prayer: Peter D
    3. Tradition Number 8: Sex Addicts Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
    4. Open discussion on the Tradition of the month
    5. Introductions
  2. Announcements
    1. New Announcements
      1. The ISO is having significant financial problems. Donations and sales are down 10%, although donations are creeping back up. The conference may be hybrid, but the cost is $25K, and the in-person portion is $20K. If donations don’t come back up, then we may only have an online option this year for the Conference. The board is looking at donations weekly to determine the format of the Conference. Hopefully the board will decide by the end of the month, so Areas can make travel plans.
      2. Some meetings are asking about OCISAA donating to the ISO.
        1. Our ocisaa (intergroup) donates 25% of our donations to the ISO (each quarter or 6 months based on what was donated in that period, not our entire donations).
        2. We do this to ensure our donations are not being siphoned off, and to build up funds for Google Adword outreach campaign, the most important thing we can do locally to reach the addict who still suffers.
        3. Besides being transparent with the OCISAA Treasury, we plan to help fund this year’s retreat and restarting the Google Ad Word campaign.
    2. Ongoing Announcements
      1. Announcing the ISO Delegate Conference, October 7th and 8th, 2022
        1. Each area assembly of SAA registered with the ISO should elect a delegate to be its voting member of the Conference.
        2. Area assemblies should meet soon to get organized and in July/August be able to discuss Conference business motions and elect a delegate to carry the voice of the groups in your area to the Conference.
        3. There are plans to have a Zoom component, but attending by Zoom may not offer the same experience as a fully virtual conference.  More information to come on this.
        4. Business motions to be considered at the Conference must be submitted to the ISO office by June 30th to be eligible for consideration at the Conference.
      2. For this year 2022, the Serenity on the Sound Retreat we will once again be online. The dates for this year’s retreat are October 14-16. Details and times are forthcoming. For more information, please contact info@soundretreat.org or 425-272-5740
      3. [ISO News] Announcing SAA Connect
        1. We are proud to announce the unveiling of a new mobile-friendly website – SAA Connect.  Why the name SAA Connect?  Connection is the opposite of Addiction.
        2. Here you will find some selected audios from past conventions, the complete volume of Voices of Recovery and Tools of Recovery, a sobriety calculator down to the second, and in the near future all of our past newsletters (The Outer Circle, or TOC).
        3. This is the public viewing site of our content.  A member area will be revealed in the near future.  The member area will be accessed via a username and password and one will be able to have access to more content, and a forums area for discussion at a service committee level or topics like sponsorship and step work.
        4. Just go to saa-connect.org and check out the new site.  There may be some small tweaks in the near future and more content added.  Check back often.
      4. SAA resources for the addict with legal consequences.
        1. Attached with the same email as the May 2022 minutes is a list of SAA resources available to the addict who may have/has legal consequences for their acting out. You may not be aware of them and may wish to pass this information to meetings and/or individuals. Please let us know if you have any questions or revisions.
        2. Special thanks to Rey G for putting these resources together.
      5. Gentle reminder: If anyone has any meeting updates, please text Ron at 949-297-6810
      6. The OCISAA has a Zoom account now! Any meetings looking for Zoom links to host meetings can now get one from OCISAA!
      7. If anyone knows a woman who is willing to start a meeting, please email OCISAA. We’ve been getting requests for women-only meetings, so we need to start one!
      8. Resources for Women
        1. The SAA Women’s Intergroup meets on the 4th Saturday of each month at 9 am Central Time.
          1. Email: SAAwomensig@gmail.com or saaforwomen@gmail.com
          2. Website: https://saaforwomen.org/
        2. There are a lot of women only meetings at the Telemeeting Intergroup Website of SAA http://saatalk.info/us/meetings Filter on the “Attendance” field for “Women”. There are phone and Zoom meetings available.
      9. Both new sponsors and sponsors with years of experience are encouraged to share their experience, strength, and hope in the “Sponsors Helping Sponsors” meeting every Thursday at 11 a.m. EST for 1 hour. Zoom Meeting ID: 419 880 404 Passcode: 123456 Contact Deb from WV (267) 332-4698, 1sunflowerlovesrain@gmail.com for more info.
      10. Latest edition of the SAA’s Outer Circle is available. Lots of good articles, tips, and information!  https://saa-recovery.org/news-events/saa-newsletter/
  1. Reports
    1. In-Reach
      1. Reserved for future use.
    2. Outreach
      1. Website (ocisaa.org) results for the previous Month: Ron R
      2. Report
        1. Views – 805- total number of people that viewed our website
        2. Visitors – 397- (new visitors to our website)
        3. Most visited pages
          1. Meetings – 507
          2. Welcome – 202
        4. We don’t have the Google accounts set up yet, so the following metrics will not be reported yet. We are awaiting enough funding to pay for a year’s worth
          1. Google Ad Impressions – 0
          2. Most searched terms – 0
          3. Click Through – 241
          4. Cost per click – 0
          5. Cost – 0
    3. Treasury
      1. Beginning balance of $2,251.44
        1. Expenses
          1. One Zoom payment $14.99
        2. Deposits
          1. Saturday Zoom 12:15–$25.00
      2. Ending balance of $2,261.45
      3. To donate online
        1. https://ocisaa.org/donate/
        2. or via Paypal at admin@ocisaa.org
      4. To send donations to our Intergroup by check:
        1. Make the check payable to OCISAA
        2. Mail them to:

OCISAA

P.O BOX 12424

Costa Mesa Ca 92627-8282

  1. Send a heads-up to Jon C (our Treasurer) at (714) 654-5598
  2. Website
    1. No report of note this month. If you need any changes to the Website please contact Ron.
  3. Information Emails and Phone Line
    1. No report of note this month
  1. Old Business
    1. Continued discussion of in-person retreat. Mike J is going to check on a place to hold it. He’ll get back to our Intergroup on that at upcoming meetings.
    2. Member Shvetu has decided not to start a meeting for LGBTQ community or meeting.
  1. New Business
    1. The date for the OCISAA Retreat will be Saturday, October 22nd from 8am to 2pm PST at the Duck Club in Irvine.
      1. Planning on having both SAA and COSA speakers
      2. A flyer and a list of topics will be made available
    2. The Sunday 10am meeting asks to use the Zoom account to start a meeting online.
    3. Langston will reach out to Ron for the Google report for this month as well as when to restart the Google Ad Words campaign.
    4. Anyone can come to these OCISAA meetings. One does not have to be an IG rep to join.
  1. Open sharing
  2. Closed with the Serenity Prayer
  3. Adjourn: 7:39
  4. The next meeting is September 14th, 2022, at 7pm PST

July 2022 OCISAA MINUTES

Meeting date: June 13th, 2022

Location:  Internet Zoom Meeting, Zoom ID: 4128 656 862 Password: 423196

Website: https://ocisaa.org/

Facilitated by Langston, Trusted Servant/Chairperson

A copy of these minutes is posted to the OCISAA website under “Newsletter”

  1. Opening
    1. Start time: 7:00pm
    2. Serenity Prayer: Mike J
    3. Tradition Number 7: Every SAA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
    4. Open discussion on the Tradition of the month
    5. Introductions
  2. Announcements
    1. New Announcements
      1. The 34th Annual International SAA Convention was a huge success! The next one is going to be in the New York Queens area.
      2. [ISO News] Announcing SAA Connect
        1. We are proud to announce the unveiling of a new mobile-friendly website – SAA Connect.  Why the name SAA Connect?  Connection is the opposite of Addiction.
        2. Here you will find some selected audios from past conventions, the complete volume of Voices of Recovery and Tools of Recovery, a sobriety calculator down to the second, and in the near future all of our past newsletters (The Outer Circle, or TOC).
        3. This is the public viewing site of our content.  A member area will be revealed in the near future.  The member area will be accessed via a username and password and one will be able to have access to more content, and a forums area for discussion at a service committee level or topics like sponsorship and step work.
        4. Just go to saa-connect.org and check out the new site.  There may be some small tweaks in the near future and more content added.  Check back often.
      3. Area assembly delegate training
        1. On behalf of the Conference Steering Committee (CSC), the CSC communications subcommittee is running a series of 3 workshops for area delegates. They are intended for all delegates and designed to support you in your role and in growing your area. So whether you are new to the role and want to find out what’s involved or you have been successful in your area, you are all welcome to attend and participate.
        2. The workshops will be on May 15, June 12, and August 7 at 12pm CDT (10am PT)(11am MT)(1pm ET)(5pm UTC). The zoom information is below.
        3. The agenda for the 3 workshops will be attached to the same email as the May 2022 minutes and we look forward to seeing you there.
        4. Select this link to join Zoom Meeting on your computer or smartphone: https://saa-iso.zoom.us/j/3920825300
        5. You must use the following password to access the zoom meeting: serenity
        6. You may also dial in using any phone, with one of the following numbers (and using the below *MEETING ID*):
          1. +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)(preferred/less expensive for ISO)
          2. +1 720 707 2699 US (preferred/less expensive for ISO)
          3. +1 877 853 5257 US Toll-free (more expensive for ISO)
          4. +1 888 475 4499 US Toll-free (more expensive for ISO)
          5. *MEETING ID* 392 082 5300 (use this meeting ID if you call in with one of the four numbers directly above)
      4. SAA resources for the addict with legal consequences.
        1. Attached with the same email as the May 2022 minutes is a list of SAA resources available to the addict who may have/has legal consequences for their acting out. You may not be aware of them and may wish to pass this information to meetings and/or individuals. Please let us know if you have any questions or revisions.
        2. Special thanks to Rey G for putting these resources together.
      5. Announcing the ISO Delegate Conference, October 7th and 8th, 2022
        1. Each area assembly of SAA registered with the ISO should elect a delegate to be its voting member of the Conference.
        2. Area assemblies should meet soon to get organized and in July/August be able to discuss Conference business motions and elect a delegate to carry the voice of the groups in your area to the Conference.
        3. There are plans to have a Zoom component, but attending by Zoom may not offer the same experience as a fully virtual conference.  More information to come on this.
        4. Business motions to be considered at the Conference must be submitted to the ISO office by June 30th to be eligible for consideration at the Conference.
      6. For this year 2022, the Serenity on the Sound Retreat we will once again be online. The dates for this year’s retreat are October 14-16. Details and times are forthcoming. For more information, please contact info@soundretreat.org or 425-272-5740
    2. Ongoing Announcements
      1. Gentle reminder: If anyone has any meeting updates, please text Ron at 949-297-6810
      2. In-person meetings! See the OCISAA Website for more meeting details
        1. The Buena Park meeting on Tuesdays at 7pm
        2. The Costa Mesa M-F noon meeting
        3. Costa Mesa Monday 7:30pm
        4. Monday and Tuesday at 7am and Friday noon in Orange
        5. Monday and Friday meeting at 7am. This meeting can use support in getting set up. If anyone is able to support please reach out to Ben C.
      3. The OCISAA has a Zoom account now! Any meetings looking for Zoom links to host meetings can now get one from OCISAA!
      4. If anyone knows a woman who is willing to start a meeting, please email OCISAA. We’ve been getting requests for women-only meetings, so we need to start one!
      5. Resources for Women
        1. The SAA Women’s Intergroup meets on the 4th Saturday of each month at 9 am Central Time.
          1. Email: SAAwomensig@gmail.com or saaforwomen@gmail.com
          2. Website: https://saaforwomen.org/
        2. There are a lot of women only meetings at the Telemeeting Intergroup Website of SAA http://saatalk.info/us/meetings Filter on the “Attendance” field for “Women”. There are phone and Zoom meetings available.
      6. Both new sponsors and sponsors with years of experience are encouraged to share their experience, strength, and hope in the “Sponsors Helping Sponsors” meeting every Thursday at 11 a.m. EST for 1 hour. Zoom Meeting ID: 419 880 404 Passcode: 123456 Contact Deb from WV (267) 332-4698, 1sunflowerlovesrain@gmail.com for more info.
      7. Latest edition of the SAA’s Outer Circle is available. Lots of good articles, tips, and information!  https://saa-recovery.org/news-events/saa-newsletter/
  1. Reports
    1. In-Reach
      1. Reserved for future use.
    2. Outreach
      1. Google Ad Word Campaign results for the previous Month: Ron R
      2. Report
        1. Views – No report – total number of people that viewed our website
        2. Visitors – No report – (new visitors to our website)
        3. Most visited pages
          1. Meetings –
          2. Welcome –
        4. We don’t have the Google accounts set up yet, so the following metrics will not be reported yet. We are awaiting enough funding to pay for a year’s worth
          1. Google Ad Impressions – 0
          2. Most searched terms – 0
          3. Click Through – 241
          4. Cost per click – 0
          5. Cost – 0
    3. Treasury
      1. Beginning balance of $2266.43
        1. Expenses
          1. One Zoom payment $14.99
        2. Deposits
          1. None
      2. Ending balance of $2251.44
      3. To donate online
        1. https://ocisaa.org/donate/
        2. or via Paypal at admin@ocisaa.org
      4. To send donations to our Intergroup by check:
        1. Make the check payable to OCISAA
        2. Mail them to:

OCISAA

P.O BOX 12424

Costa Mesa Ca 92627-8282

  1. Send a heads-up to Jon C (our Treasurer) at (714) 654-5598
  2. Website
    1. No report of note this month. If you need any changes to the Website please contact Ron.
  3. Information Emails and Phone Line
    1. No report of note this month
  1. Old Business
    1. One of our members named Shvetu wants to start a meeting for the LGBTQ community.
    2. The Church of Christ in Costa Mesa is asking the Monday Night Men’s meeting and Mon-Fri noon meeting to vacate the premises by the end of June. More info to come on this.
  1. New Business
    1. Member Shvetu has decided not to start a meeting for LGBTQ community.
    2. Continued discussion of in-person retreat. Mike J is going to check on a place to hold it. He’ll get back to our Intergroup on that at upcoming meetings.
  1. Open sharing
  2. Closed with the Serenity Prayer
  3. Adjourn: 7:30
  4. The next meeting is August 10th, 2022, at 7pm PST

June 2022 OCISAA MINUTES

Meeting date: June 8th, 2022

Location:  Internet Zoom Meeting, Zoom ID: 4128 656 862 Password: 423196

Website: https://ocisaa.org/

Facilitated by Langston, Trusted Servant/Chairperson

A copy of these minutes is posted to the OCISAA website under “Newsletter”

  1. Opening
    1. Start time: 7:00pm
    2. Serenity Prayer: Unknown
    3. Tradition Number 6: An SAA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the SAA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
    4. Open discussion on the Tradition of the month
    5. Introductions
  2. Announcements
    1. New Announcements
      1. The 34th Annual International SAA Convention was a huge success! The next one is going to be in the New York Queens area.
      2. [ISO News] Let’s Talk Invitation
        1. You are invited to attend our next session of the “Let’s Talk” forum, which will take place on Saturday, June 18th at 1:00 PM CDT. Our last session was well attended and generated a very lively discussion on how SAA groups have been transitioning back to face-to-face and using hybrid meetings.
        2. Select this link to join Zoom Meeting on your computer or smartphone: https://saa-iso.zoom.us/j/3920825300
          1. You must use the following password to access the zoom meeting:

serenity

  1. You may also dial-in using any phone, with one of the following numbers (and using the below *MEETING ID*):

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)(preferred/less expensive for ISO)

+1 720 707 2699 US (preferred/less expensive for ISO)

+1 877 853 5257 US Toll-free (more expensive for ISO)

+1 888 475 4499 US Toll-free (more expensive for ISO)

*MEETING ID* 392 082 5300 (use this meeting ID if you call in with one of the four numbers directly above)

  1. For this upcoming session, we have two topics to cover with you:
    1. SAA Connect: The new mobile-friendly SAA online (saa-connect.org) resource with plenty of recovery content and tools is now available. We will provide a quick walk-through of the site, share plans for future functionalities, and hear your feedback and suggestions!
    2. Nominations for service opportunities: At the next Conference in October, several elected positions will need to be filled – NomComm is looking for candidates. Jim L. will illustrate the various roles that will become available, and you can find out how you can help the fellowship yourself.

More info at: https://saa-iso.org/svc/index.php

And: https://saa-iso.org/mbrs/docs/conf2020/ISO%20service%20opportunities%20and%20commitment.pdf

Service Resume: https://saa-recovery.org/saa-service-resume/ (username=steps password=courage)

  1. A personal note on the second topic: SAA is “us” –nobody else. For SAA  to continue to grow and support our recovery and reach out to the addict who still suffers we need your involvement in service. So let’s share this responsibility as it also helps our personal recovery. As a rookie member of the Conference Steering Committee, I can tell you that this has been a very enriching experience for me. Everybody needs to serve within the fellowship; no special skills are required–only willingness.
  2. [ISO News] Announcing SAA Connect
    1. We are proud to announce the unveiling of a new mobile-friendly website – SAA Connect.  Why the name SAA Connect?  Connection is the opposite of Addiction.
    2. Here you will find some selected audios from past conventions, the complete volume of Voices of Recovery and Tools of Recovery, a sobriety calculator down to the second, and in the near future all of our past newsletters (The Outer Circle, or TOC).
    3. This is the public viewing site of our content.  A member area will be revealed in the near future.  The member area will be accessed via a username and password and one will be able to have access to more content, and a forums area for discussion at a service committee level or topics like sponsorship and step work.
    4. Just go to saa-connect.org and check out the new site.  There may be some small tweaks in the near future and more content added.  Check back often.
  3. Area assembly delegate training
    1. On behalf of the Conference Steering Committee (CSC), the CSC communications subcommittee is running a series of 3 workshops for area delegates. They are intended for all delegates and designed to support you in your role and in growing your area. So whether you are new to the role and want to find out what’s involved or you have been successful in your area, you are all welcome to attend and participate.
    2. The workshops will be on May 15, June 12, and August 7 at 12pm CDT (10am PT)(11am MT)(1pm ET)(5pm UTC). The zoom information is below.
    3. The agenda for the 3 workshops will be attached to the same email as the May 2022 minutes and we look forward to seeing you there.
    4. Select this link to join Zoom Meeting on your computer or smartphone: https://saa-iso.zoom.us/j/3920825300
    5. You must use the following password to access the zoom meeting: serenity
    6. You may also dial in using any phone, with one of the following numbers (and using the below *MEETING ID*):
      1. +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)(preferred/less expensive for ISO)
      2. +1 720 707 2699 US (preferred/less expensive for ISO)
      3. +1 877 853 5257 US Toll-free (more expensive for ISO)
      4. +1 888 475 4499 US Toll-free (more expensive for ISO)
      5. *MEETING ID* 392 082 5300 (use this meeting ID if you call in with one of the four numbers directly above)
  4. SAA resources for the addict with legal consequences.
    1. Attached with the same email as the May 2022 minutes is a list of SAA resources available to the addict who may have/has legal consequences for their acting out. You may not be aware of them and may wish to pass this information to meetings and/or individuals. Please let us know if you have any questions or revisions.
    2. Special thanks to Rey G for putting these resources together.
  5. Announcing the ISO Delegate Conference, October 7th and 8th, 2022
    1. Each area assembly of SAA registered with the ISO should elect a delegate to be its voting member of the Conference.
    2. Area assemblies should meet soon to get organized and in July/August be able to discuss Conference business motions and elect a delegate to carry the voice of the groups in your area to the Conference.
    3. There are plans to have a Zoom component, but attending by Zoom may not offer the same experience as a fully virtual conference.  More information to come on this.
    4. Business motions to be considered at the Conference must be submitted to the ISO office by June 30th to be eligible for consideration at the Conference.
  6. For this year 2022, the Serenity on the Sound Retreat we will once again be online. The dates for this year’s retreat are October 14-16. Details and times are forthcoming. For more information, please contact info@soundretreat.org or 425-272-5740
  7. Ongoing Announcements
    1. Gentle reminder: If anyone has any meeting updates, please text Ron at 949-297-6810
    2. In-person meetings! See the OCISAA Website for more meeting details
      1. The Buena Park meeting on Tuesdays at 7pm
      2. The Costa Mesa M-F noon meeting
      3. Costa Mesa Monday 7:30pm
      4. Monday and Tuesday at 7am and Friday noon in Orange
      5. Monday and Friday meeting at 7am. This meeting can use support in getting set up. If anyone is able to support please reach out to Ben C.
    3. The OCISAA has a Zoom account now! Any meetings looking for Zoom links to host meetings can now get one from OCISAA!
    4. If anyone knows a woman who is willing to start a meeting, please email OCISAA. We’ve been getting requests for women-only meetings, so we need to start one!
    5. Resources for Women
      1. The SAA Women’s Intergroup meets on the 4th Saturday of each month at 9 am Central Time.
        1. Email: SAAwomensig@gmail.com or saaforwomen@gmail.com
        2. Website: https://saaforwomen.org/
      2. There are a lot of women only meetings at the Telemeeting Intergroup Website of SAA http://saatalk.info/us/meetings Filter on the “Attendance” field for “Women”. There are phone and Zoom meetings available.
    6. Both new sponsors and sponsors with years of experience are encouraged to share their experience, strength, and hope in the “Sponsors Helping Sponsors” meeting every Thursday at 11 a.m. EST for 1 hour. Zoom Meeting ID: 419 880 404 Passcode: 123456 Contact Deb from WV (267) 332-4698, 1sunflowerlovesrain@gmail.com for more info.
    7. Latest edition of the SAA’s Outer Circle is available. Lots of good articles, tips, and information!  https://saa-recovery.org/news-events/saa-newsletter/
  1. Reports
    1. In-Reach
      1. Reserved for future use.
    2. Outreach
      1. Google Ad Word Campaign results for the previous Month: Ron R
      2. Report
        1. Views – 644 – total number of people that viewed our website
        2. Visitors – 360 – (new visitors to our website)
        3. Most visited pages
          1. Meetings –
          2. Welcome –
        4. We don’t have the Google accounts set up yet, so the following metrics will not be reported yet. We are awaiting enough funding to pay for a year’s worth
          1. Google Ad Impressions – 0
          2. Most searched terms – 0
          3. Click Through – 241
          4. Cost per click – 0
          5. Cost – 0
    3. Treasury
      1. Beginning balance of $2166.42
        1. Expenses
          1. One Zoom payment $14.99
        2. Deposits
          1. Donation from Monday Night meeting $115.00
      2. Ending balance of $2266.42
      3. To donate online
        1. https://ocisaa.org/donate/
        2. or via Paypal at admin@ocisaa.org
      4. To send donations to our Intergroup by check:
        1. Make the check payable to OCISAA
        2. Mail them to:

OCISAA

P.O BOX 12424

Costa Mesa Ca 92627-8282

  1. Send a heads-up to Jon C (our Treasurer) at (714) 654-5598
  2. Website
    1. No report of note this month. If you need any changes to the Website please contact Ron.
  3. Information Emails and Phone Line
    1. No report of note this month
  1. Old Business
    1. Continued discussion on volunteers for the retreat committee. Discussed what role would be and how many members. Looks like roles would be to select a location and pick speakers. 3 volunteers or more would be ideal.
  1. New Business
    1. One of our members named Shvetu wants to start a meeting for the LGBTQ community.
    2. The Church of Christ in Costa Mesa is asking the Monday Night Men’s meeting and Mon-Fri noon meeting to vacate the premises by the end of June. More info to come on this. 
  1. Open sharing
  2. Closed with the Serenity Prayer
  3. Adjourn: 7:37
  4. The next meeting is July 13th, 2022, at 7pm PST

Meeting date: 5/11/22 Hello fellow travelers!

There are so many exciting things happening in our fellowship! 🙂 🙌 

Please find attached this month’s minutes. Highlights this month are below (see the minutes for more details)

  • The 34th Annual International SAA Convention will be hosted in Atlanta from Friday evening, May 27th, through Monday noon, May 30th, 2022.
    • The Convention and Conference are two separate events. Both events are in-person and offer a Zoom component that may not offer the same experience as a fully virtual one.
  • SAA resources for the addict with legal consequences.
  • The new “What to Expect at Your First Meeting” pamphlet is available!
  • Service manual now available for review and comment
  • Area assembly delegate training

Meeting date: April 13th, 2022

Location: Internet Zoom Meeting, Zoom ID: 4128 656 862 Password: 423196

Website: https://ocisaa.org/

Facilitated by Langston, Trusted Servant/Chairperson

A copy of these minutes is posted to the OCISAA website under “Newsletter”

1. Opening

a. Start time: 19:06

b. Serenity Prayer: Langston

c. Tradition Number 4: Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or SAA as a whole.

d. Open discussion on the Tradition of the month

e. Introductions

2. Announcements

a. New Announcements

i. Bay Area SAA & COSA Quarterly Speakers Meeting — Sat, May 7th at 5:30pm

1. Speakers are Sara P (COSA) from Tucson AZ and John R (SAA) from Palm Desert CA

2. This is an open meeting; all adults are welcome. Speakers will be followed by group sharing. Please pass along this info to your meetings and spend time in fellowship with SAA & COSA at this special event!

3. Join Zoom Meeting a. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83729345573?pwd=ZkZCMVhoOU1HT1BNRnQ4N05zbFVTZz09

b. Call in: 669-900-9128

i. Meeting ID: 837 2934 5573

ii. Passcode: 121212 4. For more info, contact Michael N at MPN121@gmail.com

5. Websites a. http://saa-recovery.org b. http://cosa-recovery.org

ii. The 34th Annual International SAA Convention will be hosted in Atlanta from Friday evening, May 27th, through Monday noon, May 30th, 2022. For more details, see the flyer attached to the email this month or go to http://saa-convention.org/ USER ID: steps PASSWORD: courage

iii. Announcing the ISO Delegate Conference, October 7th and 8th, 2022

1. Each area assembly of SAA registered with the ISO should elect a delegate to be its voting member of the Conference.

2. Area assemblies should meet soon to get organized and in July/August be able to discuss Conference business motions and elect a delegate to carry the voice of the groups in your area to the Conference.

3. There are plans to have a Zoom component, but attending by Zoom may not offer the same experience as a fully virtual conference. More information to come on this.

4. Business motions to be considered at the Conference must be submitted to the ISO office by June 30th to be eligible for consideration at the Conference.

iv. For this year 2022, the Serenity on the Sound Retreat we will once again be online. The dates for this year’s retreat are October 14-16. Details and times are forthcoming. For more information, please contact info@soundretreat.org or 425-272-5740

b. Ongoing Announcements

i. The Saturday and Sunday 3pm PST in-person meetings that used to be held at Kaiser in Orange, CA voted to remain on Zoom permanently.

ii. Gentle reminder: If anyone has any meeting updates, please text Ron at 949-297-6810

iii. In-person meetings! See the OCISAA Website for more meeting details

1. The Buena Park meeting on Tuesdays at 7pm

2. The Costa Mesa M-F noon meeting

3. Costa Mesa Monday 7:30pm

4. Monday and Tuesday at 7am and Friday noon in Orange

5. Monday and Friday meeting at 7am. This meeting can use support in getting set up. If anyone is able to support please reach out to Ben C.

iv. The OCISAA has a Zoom account now! Any meetings looking for Zoom links to host meetings can now get one from OCISAA!

v. If anyone knows a woman who is willing to start a meeting, please email OCISAA. We’ve been getting requests for women-only meetings, so we need to start one!

vi. Resources for Women

1. The SAA Women’s Intergroup meets on the 4th Saturday of each month at 9 am Central Time. a. Email: SAAwomensig@gmail.com or saaforwomen@gmail.com b. Website: https://saaforwomen.org/

2. There are a lot of women only meetings at the Telemeeting Intergroup Website of SAA http://saatalk.info/us/meetings Filter on the “Attendance” field for “Women”. There are phone and Zoom meetings available.

vii. Both new sponsors and sponsors with years of experience are encouraged to share their experience, strength, and hope in the “Sponsors Helping Sponsors” meeting every Thursday at 11 a.m. EST for 1 hour. Zoom Meeting ID: 419 880 404 Passcode: 123456 Contact Deb from WV (267) 332-4698, 1sunflowerlovesrain@gmail.com for more info.

viii. Latest edition of the SAA’s Outer Circle is available. Lots of good articles, tips, and information! https://saa-recovery.org/news-events/saa-newsletter/

3. Reports

a. In-Reach

i. Reserved for future use.

b. Outreach

i. Google Ad Word Campaign results for the previous Month: Ron R

ii. Report

1. Views – 600 – total number of people that viewed our website

2. Visitors – 298 – (new visitors to our website)

3. Most visited pages

a. Meetings 308

b. Welcome 189

4. We don’t have the Google accounts set up yet, so the following metrics will not be reported yet. We are awaiting enough funding to pay for a year’s worth

a. Google Ad Impressions – 0

b. Most searched terms – 0

c. Click Through – 241

d. Cost per click – 0

e. Cost – 0

c. Treasury

i. Beginning balance of $1,896.09

1. Expenses

a. One Zoom payment $14.99

Meeting date: March 9th, 2022

Website: https://ocisaa.org/

Facilitated by Langston, Trusted Servant/Chairperson

1. Opening

a. Start time: 19:06

b. Serenity Prayer: Langston

c. Tradition Number 3: The only requirement for SAA membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior.

d. Open discussion on the Tradition of the month

e. Introductions

2. Announcements

a. New Announcements

i. The 34th Annual International SAA Convention will be hosted in Atlanta from Friday evening, May 27th, through Monday noon, May 30th, 2022. For more details, see the flyer attached to the email this month or go to http://saa-convention.org/ USER ID: steps PASSWORD: courage

ii. For this year 2022, the Serenity on the Sound Retreat we will once again be online. The dates for this year’s retreat are October 14-16. Details and times are forthcoming. For more information, please contact info@soundretreat.org or 425-272-5740

iii. The Saturday 3pm meeting voted to remain on Zoom permanently. This is the meeting that used to meet at Kaiser in Orange.

b. Ongoing Announcements

i. Gentle reminder: If anyone has any meeting updates, please text Ron at 949-297-6810

ii. If anyone knows a woman who is willing to start a meeting, please email OCISAA. We’ve been getting requests for women-only meetings, so we need to start one!

iii. In-person meetings! See the OCISAA Website for more meeting details

1. The Buena Park meeting on Tuesdays at 7pm

2. The Costa Mesa M-F noon meeting

3. Costa Mesa Monday 7:30pm

4. Monday and Tuesday at 7am and Friday noon in Orange

5. Monday and Friday meeting at 7am. This meeting can use support in getting set up. If anyone is able to support please reach out to Ben C.

iv. The OCISAA has a Zoom account now! Any meetings looking for Zoom links to host meetings can now get one from OCISAA!

v. Resources for Women

1. The SAA Women’s Intergroup meets on the 4th Saturday of each month at 9 am Central Time. a. Email: SAAwomensig@gmail.com or saaforwomen@gmail.com b. Website: https://saaforwomen.org/

2. There are a lot of women only meetings at the Telemeeting Intergroup Website of SAA http://saatalk.info/us/meetings Filter on the “Attendance” field for “Women”. There are phone and Zoom meetings available.

vi. Both new sponsors and sponsors with years of experience are encouraged to share their experience, strength, and hope in the “Sponsors Helping Sponsors” meeting every Thursday at 11 a.m. EST for 1 hour. Zoom Meeting ID: 419 880 404 Passcode: 123456

Contact Deb from WV (267) 332-4698, 1sunflowerlovesrain@gmail.com for more info.

vii. Latest edition of the SAA’s Outer Circle is available. Lots of good articles, tips, and information! https://saa-recovery.org/news-events/saa-newsletter/

3. Reports

a. In-Reach

i. Reserved for future use.

b. Outreach

i. Google Ad Word Campaign results for the previous Month: Ron R

ii. Report

1. Views – 512 – total number of people that viewed our website

2. Visitors – 264 – (new visitors to our website)

3. We don’t have the Google accounts set up yet, so the following metrics will not be reported yet. We are awaiting enough funding to pay for a year’s worth

4. Google Ad Impressions – 0

5. Most searched terms – 0

6. Click Through – 241

7. Cost per click – 0

8. Cost – 0

c. Treasury

i. Beginning balance of 1,336.08

1. Expenses

a. One Zoom payment $14.99

2. Deposits

a. $500 donation from the Monday night meeting

b. $75 donation from the Tuesday night meeting

ii. Ending balance of $1,896.09

iii. To send donations to our Intergroup by check:

1. Make the check payable to OCISAA

2. Mail them to:

OCISAA

P.O BOX 12424

Costa Mesa Ca 92627-8282

3. Send a heads-up to Jon C (our Treasurer) at (714) 654-5598

d. Website

i. No report of note this month. If you need any changes to the Website please contact Ron.

e. Information Emails and Phone Line

i. No report of note this month

4. Old Business

a. No old business from last month.

5. New Business

a. We will discuss restarting the Google Ad Words campaign

January 2022 OCISAA MINUTES 

Meeting date: January 12th, 2022 

Location:  Internet Zoom Meeting, Zoom ID: 4128 656 862 Password: 423196 

Facilitated by Langston, Trusted Servant/Chairperson (Standing) 

A copy of these minutes are posted to the OCISAA website under “Newsletter” 

  1. Opening 
  1. Start time: 19:02 
  1. Serenity Prayer: Jon C 
  1. Tradition Number 1: Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon SAA unity. 
  1. Open discussion on the Tradition of the month 
  1. Introductions 
  1. Announcements 
  1. CELEBRATION OF RECOVERY–Remembering Phil 
  1. The Corona Del Mar Wednesday 7:30 meeting planned a remembrance to remember Phil G. this coming Sunday. Details below: 
  1. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church  
  1. 3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona Del Mar  
  1. January 16, 2022  
  1. 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM  
  1. Gentle reminder: If anyone has any meeting updates, please text Ron at 949-297-6810 
  1. If anyone knows a woman who is willing to start a meeting, please email OCISAA. We’ve been getting requests for women-only meetings, so we need to start one! 
  1. In-person meetings! See the OCISAA Website for more meeting details 
  1. The Buena Park meeting on Tuesdays at 7pm 
  1. The Costa Mesa M-F noon meeting 
  1. Costa Mesa Monday 7:30pm  
  1. Monday and Tuesday at 7am and Friday noon in Orange 
  1. Monday and Friday meeting at 7am. This meeting can use support in getting set up. If anyone is able to support please reach out to Ben C. 
  1. There is a noon meeting every day on Zoom that needs members in case anyone is interested. Please see the OCISAA website for more details 
  1. The OCISAA has a Zoom account now! Any meetings looking for Zoom links to host meetings can now get one from OCISAA! 
  1. Resources for Women 
  1. The SAA Women’s Intergroup meets on the 4th Saturday of each month at 9 am Central Time. 
  1. Email: SAAwomensig@gmail.com or saaforwomen@gmail.com  
  1. Website: https://saaforwomen.org/  
  1. There are a lot of women only meetings at the Telemeeting Intergroup Website of SAA http://saatalk.info/us/meetings Filter on the “Attendance” field for “Women”. There are phone and Zoom meetings available. 
  1. Both new sponsors and sponsors with years of experience are encouraged to share their experience, strength, and hope in the “Sponsors Helping Sponsors” meeting every Thursday at 11 a.m. EST for 1 hour. Zoom Meeting ID: 419 880 404 Passcode: 123456 

Contact Deb from WV (267) 332-4698, 1sunflowerlovesrain@gmail.com for more info. 

  1. Latest edition of the SAA’s Outer Circle is available. Lots of good articles, tips, and information!  https://saa-recovery.org/news-events/saa-newsletter/ 
  1. Reports 
  1. In-Reach 
  1. Reserved for future use. 
  1. Outreach 
  1. Google Ad Word Campaign results for the previous Month: Ron R 
  1. Report  
  1. Views – 635 – total number of people that viewed our website 
  1. Visitors – 321 – (new visitors to our website) 
  1. Most looked at pages were “Meetings”, “Welcome”, “Home”, and “Am I a Sex Addict?” 
  1. We don’t have the Google accounts set up yet, so the following metrics will not be reported yet. We are awaiting enough funding to pay for a year’s worth  
  1. Google Ad Impressions – 0 
  1. Most searched terms – 0 
  1. Click Through – 0 
  1. Cost per click – 0 
  1. Cost – 0 
  1. Treasury 
  1. Beginning balance of $1,072.06. One Zoom payment $14.99. One $50 deposit. Ending balance of $1,107.07. 
  1. To send donations to our Intergroup by check: 
  1. Make the check payable to OCISAA 
  1. Mail them to: 

OCISAA 

P.O BOX 12424 

Costa Mesa Ca 92627-8282 

  1. Send a heads-up to Jon C (our Treasurer) at (714) 654-5598 
  1. Website 
  1. No report of note this month. If you need any changes to the Website please contact Ron. 
  1. Information Emails and Phone Line 
  1. We had a few people calling in for meeting information, and were directed to the OCISAA website. 
  1. Old Business 
  1. A motion was made to post the OCISAA minutes every month in the interest of transparency (in addition to emailing the minutes every month). The motion was passed unanimously. 
  1. New Business 
  1. A motion was made to combine Chair and Secretary positions. The motion was passed unanimously.  
  1. Elections were held and the following positions were filled: Langston is Chair/Secretary, Jon is Treasurer, Ron is Digital Communications Coordinator. 
  1. Open sharing 
  1. Closed with the Serenity Prayer 
  1. Adjourn: 19:30 
  1. The next meeting is February 9th, 2021 at 7pm PST