4th European Convention in Berlin, Germany
22 – 24 June 2018
UK dial in 0330 390 2123 access code 796199#
- Working with the Beginner Face to Face utilizing Traditions 1,2 3
How did the Traditions help communication with an institution: suchas, jail/university/ health fair?
How does the Tradition of Anonymity inform the process of “Carryingthe Message” and/or Public Information Work?
The World Service Conference Committee of Business Debtors Anonymous (BDA)
presents: A Fellowship-Wide conference call
“A Spiritual Approach to Growing Your Business”
Moving Beyond Fear
STEPPING Into Faith
(PART 2 IN a 3-Part Series)
Sunday, March 18
6:00 to 7:30pm GMT
Three speakers will address the following topics:
- How can FAITH and practicing STEP 3 improve my business?
- How does the support of the program
help a person move beyond fear?
- What are the miracles that happen when I feel the fear
and take action anyway?
Each speaker will share their experience, strength and hope for 15 minutes on one of the above topics.
After the speaker presentations, callers will be given the opportunity to participate in timed shares.
United Kingdom +44 330 998 1253
access code 172285#
To playback the recording (speaker shares only)
712.451.1092 access code 172285#
GSB-PI Media Contact Training
Saturday 27 January 2018 5 PM – 6:30 PM GMT
Call number 0330 998 1253, then access code 172285#
Participants: Training will be open to all D.A. members, both those who wish to learn how to respond to requests by the media for information about D. A., and members who would like to learn more about how to discuss D.A. with people outside of the Fellowship.
Purpose of This Call: To train D.A. members who may wish to respond to inquiries from the media about D.A.
Pre-Training Suggested Reading List:
-Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Debtors Anonymous:
Traditions Three, Five, Ten, Eleven, and Twelve
-Public Information Manual for Debtors Anonymous: this is on the UK website under ‘Carrying the message’
page 6 – Some Responsibilities of PI Reps (mentions Media Training)
pages 8 – 9 – Media Contact Training
page 10 – Guidelines for D.A. Members responding to the media
page 11 – Suggested Criteria for D.A. Speakers’ Media Interviews
page 12 – Guidelines for Understating D.A.’s Tradition of Attraction vs. Promotion
page 13 – Activities not Recommended for Attracting Members
page 16 – Memo for Members when Dealing with or Contacting the Media
page 18 – History of D.A.
page 25 – Memo to the Media & Press
page 29 – Media Guidelines
page 30 – Suggested Media Release Form
page 34 – D.A. IS & D.A. Is NOT
Debtors Anonymous website www.debtorsanonymous.org
–http://debtorsanonymous.org/getting-started/free-literature for the Debtors Anonymous Manual for Service and Twelve Signs of Compulsive Debting
-Public Information Manual for Debtors Anonymous: http://debtorsanony mous.org/fellowship-services/public-information
-The Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Debtors Anonymous: Thirty- Six Principles of Recovery, available for purchase at http://debtorsanonymous.org /fellowship-services/order-literature
-Your own anonymous email
To playback the recording (speaker shares only) 712.451.1092 access code 172285#
To hear the recording of this fellowship call, please dial +44 330 998 1228, Access Code # 607611#
The Spiritually Sustainable Earning Caucus of Debtors Anonymous is hosting its 1st Fellowship-Wide Conference Call: “What is Spiritually Sustainable Earning?”
Call-In Number UK : 0330 998 1253
Access Code: 607611#
+44 330 998 1228
Access Code # 607611#
The World Service Conference Committee of Business Debtors Anonymous (BDA) presents A Fellowship-Wide conference call
A Spiritual Approach to Growing Your Business
Sunday, November 19, 7:00 to 8:30pm GMT
Call 0330 998 1253 then press access code 172285#
HOW CAN SELF CARE IMPROVE MY BUSINESS?
Speaker will address issues such as paying yourself a salary, medical insurance, prudent reserve, vacations, sick days, retirement plans, and dealing with difficult and poor-paying clients.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I PUT MONEY BEFORE SPIRITUALITY?
Speaker will address spiritually sustainable earning, their connection with a higher power, and why money is not their higher power.
HOW DOES GRATITUDE CREATE A PROSPEROUS BUSINESS?
Speaker will focus on how a mindful shift to an “attitude of gratitude” affects all aspects of our business, including putting our needs first and creating more clarity with our business. This call will include three speakers, each sharing their experience, strength and hope for 15 minutes on one of the above topics. After the speaker presentations, callers will be given the opportunity to participate in timed shares.
USA & CANADA CALL-IN NUMBER 712.451.0983 access code 172285# To playback the recording (speaker shares only) 712.451.1092 access code 172285#
Connect across the globe Provide participants with a local in-country dial-in number from any of the 61 countries listed below: Access Code: 172285#
The WSC Fellowship Communications Committee Presents “Visions – Individual”
DA Members Share Their Experience Strength and Hope
This Fellowship-wide call will explore the many levels in which having a clear vision can contribute to spiritual growth and our individual capacities for abundance. Many of us came into DA in a state of complete helplessness and hopelessness – stuck in a restricted life where we were constantly gasping for breath. Accompanied with the steps and tools of DA, being willing to explore and move toward our visions can result in profound displays of DA’s promises.
Come join us in to hear personal stories of visions realized, and how three members moved from a life of unmanageability to a life of dreams and visions realized. Through recovery, as we align our will with a Power Greater than ourselves, we begin to live our deepest visions, sometimes in unexpected ways, and find freedom, happiness, and serenity, beyond our wildest dreams.
Participants – Worldwide Debtors Anonymous Members at all service levels and especially Newcomers.
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 5pm- 6.30pm UK Time
(1:00 – 2:30 EST)
Dial In: United Kingdom +44 330 998 1253
Enter Access Code: 214 – 381#
Some charges may apply, depending on your phone service. Web-based phone alternatives are available. See list below for international numbers.
To listen to the recorded calls dial (319) 527-2885 Code 214 – 382# Press #1
Upcoming FCC “Visions Phone Forums”
“Visions – Group” and “Visions – Fellowship.”
Dates will be announced once they are finalized.
Responsibility Pledge: “I pledge to extend my hand and offer the hope of recovery to anyone who reaches out to Debtors Anonymous.”
Please share this announcement at your meetings.
Please forward this e-mail to other D.A. members.
Following are International dial-in numbers. Access Code: 214 – 381#
United Kingdom +44 330 998 1253
In February 2017, the Chair of the General Service Board convened an ad hoc committee to address the Fellowship’s $48,000.00 projected deficit in our FY 17 spending plan. The members of the ad hoc committee realize this situation is far from ideal.
- The Fifth and Seventh Traditions, 12&12&12
- The Fourth, Fifth, and Tenth Tools of The Twelve Tools of D.A.
- Pressure Relief Groups & Pressure Relief Meetings pamphlet
- The Seventh Tradition: How to Contribute to Our Fellowship,
D.A. Manual for Service (DAMS)
- Finance Report,
Dear DA members,
We are carrying on our tradition of ‘One member, one action’ for the month of April. If every member took just one action, imagine the impact it would have on carrying the DA message to the debtor who still suffer. Could you call a newcomer, sponsor a member or….
- Find Materials
DA Posters & awareness cards (business cards with DA info) available from meeting PI rep, Literature rep & Intergroup Literature Rep
OR Poster available to download and print from DA website http://debtorsanonymous.org.uk/carrying-the-message (you can modify with your meeting details if you wish)
- Plan where to go
Start local – near your meeting venue, even a noticeboard at the meeting venue. Other places near your meeting – shops, newsagent, doctor’s surgeries etc. (see list below)
- Think about what you’ll say
Keep it short and simple! Have your ‘pitch’ ready – something you’re comfortable with. We found something like this worked well:
“I’m from a local support group that helps people who have debt and problems with money, it’s really helped me and we want to let people know where to find us.”
- Go to the venues and ask them
It’s best to ask first – some locations might have a policy about what can be on view in their premises. They may let you know where you can put things up.
Where to spread the word?
Here are some ideas from DA fellows of places we could spread the word – putting up a poster or having a conversation about DA:
More ideas available on DA website here http://debtorsanonymous.org.uk/carrying-the-message. The fellowship wants to hear from you, if you/your group need help with this or you want to share what your one action email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for carrying the message.
All D.A. members are welcome to attend. Members interested in sponsorship as a path to spiritual growth and growth of the fellowship are especially welcome.
To celebrate the path to recovery in D.A. Tool 3:
Diversity Stories in Debtors Anonymous
Saturday 18 March
6pm-7.30pm UK time
+44 330 998 1256 (UK) Passcode: 864063#
The membership of Debtors Anonymous is wide-ranging. Our goal is to share member stories from around the world that illustrate the broad range of recovery experiences found in D.A.
Our hope is that the stories will reflect the rich variety of recovery found through working the Twelve Steps and applying the program tools.
The call will:
- celebrate the diversity that already exists in D.A.
- encourage members to share their unique recovery experiences.
- provide a forum for members to share their experience, strength, and hope regarding our common solution.
There will be four speakers (sharing for 10 minutes each), followed by 20 minutes of open sharing, and 20 minutes of Q&A.
All D.A. members worldwide are invited to participate.
Join us to hear the variety of recovery stories found in D.A.
Presented by the World Service Conference Diversity Caucus in cooperation with the World Service Conference International Caucus and the General Service Board Public Information and International Committees, to enable the broadest global participation.
The mission of the Diversity Caucus is to support the Fellowship in carrying the message of Debtors Anonymous to the debtor in underserved populations and locations. We coordinate with all World Service Conference committees by developing best practices for doing service and sharing it with D.A. as a whole.
A Spiritual Approach to Growing Your Business: A Fellowship-wide Conference Call on Sunday 26 February
9pm- 10.30pm UK time
Featuring 3 speakers, bringing their experience, strength and hope to one of these topics:
UK: +44 330 998 1259 (920135#)