PRG for DA on Saturday 7pm

2017 Pressure Relief Meeting  
for Debtors Anonymous
A Fellowship-wide Service Opportunity
The purpose of a pressure relief meeting is to review our financial situation, help restore manageability to our financial lives, and thereby provide support for our recovery from compulsive debting.
Pressure Relief Groups & Pressure Relief Meetings pamphlet

 

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.

Debtors Anonymous has recently accessed a portion of our prudent reserve to address the shortfall. Although the Fellowship has not incurred unsecured debt, we realize our current course of spending will not be sustainable.  
To this end, the ad hoc committee is asking for active participation from our Fellowship in a pressure relief-style conference call.
Date:
Saturday August 5, 2017
Time:
11:00 am Pacific | 12:00 noon Mountain | 1:00 pm Central | 2:00 pm Eastern | 6:00 pm UTC
Call-in Number:
1-712-432-0400
Access Code:
363385#

 

Participants:
All members of the D.A. Fellowship.
Suggested Prior Reading:
  • 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)

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Please share this announcement at your meetings.

 

Figures and Steps/Sponsorship Workshops Aug-Nov 2017

Figures workshops

Due to Success of Figures Workshop in early June 2017, Sabrina has offered to repeat this event.

This time it will be offered in 2 parts:

Part 1: Sat Aug. 5
FIGURES AND CATEGORIES
2.00 – 4.30 pm
£5 donation
At Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, Storeys Gate, London SW1H 9NH

Part 2: Sat Sept 2
SPENDING PLAN
2.00 – 4.30 pm
£5 donation
At Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, Storeys Gate, London SW1H 9NH

Steps/Sponsorship workshop, Sat 04 Nov 2017

This has been cancelled due to illness

Led by Daisy
2.00 – 5.00 pm
£5 donation
At Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, Storeys Gate, London SW1H 9NH

Booking: For bookings and or info on these Workshops please get in touch with Rene at
reneinrecovery@gmail or text 07870 534748

Download flyer

One member, one action for the month of April

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….

  1. 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)

  1. 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)

  1. 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.”

  1. 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:

  • Other 12 step meeting places
  • Citizens Advice Bureau and Citizens Advice Money worries outreach sessions
  • Church, Synagogue, Mosque, Buddhist centre or other religious centre
  • Library
  • GP surgery/health centre/hospital – waiting rooms or with your GP / health practitioner directly
  • Treatment / rehab centres
  • Court / law firms
  • Debt charities
  • Personal friends
  • Yoga Venues
  • Job Centres
  • Food banks
  • University
  • Community centres
  • Counselling services / therapist waiting rooms
  • Places of work
  • On the bus …

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 pisupport@debtorsanonymous.org.uk.

Thank you for carrying the message.

PI Team

Sponsorship Pays Well- Call Sat 25 Mar at 6pm

Sponsorship Pays Well
The Benefits of Being a Sponsor and Working with a Sponsor in D.A.
This Fellowship-wide call will explore the incredible results that members have experienced from working with a sponsor and sponsoring others in D.A.
From the benefits of working through the steps to helping others with Step 1, there are great benefits to having a sponsor and being a sponsor in Debtors Anonymous. On this call a panel of three speakers who have experienced the benefits of both working with a sponsor and sponsoring others will share their experience, strength and hope on sponsorship.
It is through service that we grow in spirit, experience a remission of our common disease and watch our fellowship grow. Join us and share the joy.

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.

Date:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:
6pm- 7.30pm UK
Dial-in Number:
0330 998 1214
Access Code:
275295#
Participants:
D.A. members worldwide, including but not limited to Group and Intergroup Representatives, Speakers/Panelists, WSC FCC Committee members, and General Service Board members. Welcome to all.
Purpose of This Call:

To celebrate the path to recovery in D.A. Tool 3:

Sponsorship: We have found it essential to our recovery to have a sponsor and to be a sponsor. A sponsor is a recovering debtor who guides us through the Twelve Steps and shares his or her own experience, strength, and recovery.

 

The Statement of Purpose of Debtors Anonymous reads:
In D.A., our purpose is threefold: to stop incurring unsecured debt, to share our experience with the newcomer, and to reach out to other debtors.
Any member of D.A. can provide service and aid in reaching the debtor who still suffers. Our communication and service within the Fellowship is a means of growing spiritually and doing important service in and for Debtors Anonymous.

New meeting: BDA for Creatives (Spiritual Focus)

New meeting: BDA for Creatives (Spiritual Focus)
Sunday 6-7pm
Millman St Community Centre
50 Millman St
London
WC1N 3EW
Format:
Week 1: PRG week- fellows get into groups of 3 to give and receive a 15 minute PRG
Week 2: Chair to share on this months tool/ additional tool
Week 3: Dealing with Symptoms of Debting
Week 4: Vision
Week 5: General Sharing
See here

Diversity Stories- Sat 18 March TIME CHANGE

Diversity
 Stories in
 Debtors Anonymous

Saturday 18 March

6pm-7.30pm UK time

Conference Call

+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.

CALL FORMAT

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

A Spiritual Approach to Growing Your Business
A Fellowship-wide Conference Call
WSC Business Debtors Anonymous Committee
 
Please Join Us!
Today: February 26, 2017
9pm- 10.30pm UK time

Featuring 3 speakers, bringing their experience, strength and hope to one of these topics:

What Is Spiritual Success?
A focus on solvency, good client relationships and self-care while building a successful business.
What Is a Spiritual Approach to Money?
A focus on taking attention off fear and lack; being of service versus grasping for oneself; is
receiving large amounts of money spiritually acceptable?
Why Is a Spiritual Approach Important to Our Lives?
A focus on trust and faith; overcoming vagueness and shame around money issues. How BDA helps live a spiritual life.
Each speaker will talk for 15 minutes, followed by a 10-minute Q&A
 
Call-in Numbers + Access Codes
USA: 641-552-9414 (920135#)

UK: +44 330 998 1259 (920135#)

If you miss the conference, you can access the playback of the recorded conference after it is over by calling: (641) 552-9282 access code 920135

 

DA 41st birthday celebration in Dublin on 18 Feb 2017

DA Ireland are having a Celebration day – 41! Years of DA, on Saturday 18 Feb 2017, in Dublin.

There is a usually DA meeting upstairs in the Abbey Street Mission between 12.20 and 1.20pm and then we have an afternoon of Speakers and mini PRMs between 2-6.30pm at the same venue – Abbey Street Mission Hall, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 2.

Please let your groups know in case anyone is over in Dublin and fancies some fellowship!

Visions Workshop 14 January 2017

There will be a Visions Workshop in Central London on 14th January 2017

Venue: Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London SW1H 9NH
Time: 2.30 – 5.30pm
Cost: Suggested donation £5
Book in advance – numbers limited to 30 – places already going!
Contact reneinrecovery@gmail.com for tickets
Nearest stations St James’s Park (District and Circle), Westminster (Jubilee) Victoria (main line and Victoria line)

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Poster pdf

DA Christmas dinner tickets – booking deadline almost here

Dear Festive Fellows,

We warmly invite you to share a spicy Christmas meal with us!

A special Indian Vegetarian Buffet will be served on Saturday 17th December from 2-5pm.

There are still seats left – please book as soon as possible

  • At: Diwana Bhel Poori House, 121-123 Drummond St, London NW1 2HL
  • Tube: Euston Square
  • £10 Buffet with Tea /Coffee and Desert plus tip
  • Please contact Rene or Teresa to book by 5th December
  • Rene:07870 534748, Teresa:07887 622242

Download invite pdf

Improving UK literature distribution: Shipping person sought

Intergroup is keen to improve the literature distribution throughout the UK and the other countries we serve. For this reason it was decided that Literature would be handled by 2 people:

  • one for shipping and handling
  • the other for the literature admin

Intergroup is actively seeking a second person, who would start off with shipping out orders to the groups and members. Are you up for it? Curious? See here for more information.