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February 2019

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Message from the Chair of the SecularAA Board of Directors

As Chairperson of the SecularAA Board of Directors I would like to say a few words about our past, present and future as we enter 2019.

We recently experienced our third International SecularAA Conference a few months ago in Toronto.  These conferences have meant the world to many of us and quite literally have changed our lives. For the past four years these get-togethers have been the focus of our organization. Now that we have found each other it is time we add carrying our message to our focus.

In Toronto our membership overwhelmingly approved new bylaws for our organization. Most notably these bylaws established service committees to serve our fellowship and facilitate our mission which is to assure suffering alcoholics that they can find sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous without having to accept anyone else’s beliefs or deny their own. Before we found each other at these conferences many of us had to come to this conclusion, for ourselves, by ourselves. We agreed to a vision for our organization to ensure that A.A. remains an effective, relevant and inclusive program of recovery in an increasingly secular society. SecularAA exists to serve the community of secularly-minded alcoholics by supporting worldwide access to secularly formatted A.A. meetings and fostering mutual support within a growing population of secularly-minded alcoholics.

Our first board meeting with our new committee chairs was held on January 18, 2019.  As a board of directors with many new members, I am inspired by the renewed sense of commitment and enthusiasm to carry our message forward.   Our new service committees as stated in the bylaws are:

Outreach Committee – focuses upon carrying our message outside of AA, much like, and in cooperation with existing Alcoholics Anonymous Cooperation with Professional Community (CPC), Public Information (PI) and Hospitals and Institutions (H&I) committees.

In-Reach Committee – whose purpose is to assure that others in A.A. are aware of our SecularAA experience which is that “enduring recovery from alcoholism can be found by agnostic, atheist, and non-religious people, within A.A.”

Our Fellowship Committee – which is tasked with supporting our fellowship by facilitating the means we communicate with each other, get together and help others.

Archives Committee – who is tasked with collecting and disseminating our shared experiences both personal as secularly-minded AA members and collectively as a fellowship.

This is a transitional time as we continue to grow.  There is much to do to get these committees fully active, but from our experience in AA, we know that the primary goal is to serve our community — we serve together, not alone.  Please consider becoming involved in a committee to ensure that when anyone, anywhere reaches out for help, that the hand of SecularAA is there to help them.  Our goal is also to educate all of AA that secularly-minded alcoholics can recover so this should be inclusive of a religious AA member helping an atheist find recovery in AA instead of pushing them away.

As we continue to grow, there is an increasing need to fund our IT Services and Administration.  In the AA Tradition, we are frugal; however, we also believe in paying for services.  Please consider participating in our 7th Tradition, to assure that Secular AA is accountable to those we serve and keeps us connected.

ICSAA – WASHINGTON 2020 

Friday October 30, 2020 – Sunday November 1, 2020

Washigton DC

The teams are being assembled to bring us all together in Washington beginning on October 30,2020.  There is much to be done and now is your opportunity to become a part of the planning process.  If you have a suggested topic for the 2020 International Conference of Secular AA, or a suggested speaker or panel, or any suggestions at all, please e-mail them to: hostcitychair@secularaa.net

Friday, Oct 30, 2020 – Sunday, Nov 1, 2020      

Event Location

Hyatt Regency Bethesda Maryland
1 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

IN-REACH:

In January 2019, In-reach coordinated a “Widening the Gateway:Secular Members of AA,” young people panel discussion at the Western Area Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (WACYPAA).

Two of the panel participants got sober in, and were standing home-group members, of SecularAA meetings. The third person was Secular, but attends traditional meetings. The panel was received well and there was a positive Q & A after.

For the two people who got sober in the secular rooms, this was their first time sharing in a non-secular setting.  Angela B. created an outline to assist secular AA members who might be nervous about speaking at traditional AA events, and a copy can be obtained by sending an email to: inreachchair@secularaa.net

A couple of Secular AA members  will be attending PRASSA (Pacific Region Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly) at the beginning of March. We’re also hoping to have a presence at ICYPAA (International Conference of Young People in AA), in August and representation at the Center Office/Intergroup Seminar in September. If any members are attending state or regional events please share your stories with Angela B. at her email above. She wants to share tips that work for helping spread the message of who we are and what we’re doing for alcoholics who are secular.

FELLOWSHIP – COMMUNICATION TOOLS

As SecularAA continues to grow, reaching members from around the world to become a true service organization, is a top priority.  A few new opportunities are in the development stage, and we would like you to share the word and take part as much as you are able.

Ongoing Dialogue with Meeting Organizers

SecularAA is looking for individual members to be their meeting’s contact to help us stay in touch with our membership.   In order to improve communication we will occasionally send announcements to the meetings listed on our website via our contact member.   If you are willing to help please email us at contact@SecularAA.org.  A separate announcement will be sent to those who have already shown interest in building this network.

Bylaws, Board of Director Minutes and Website Resources

The current bylaws and summaries of the board meetings can be found at our website https://secularaa.org

Start a Meeting Contact

Let us know if you want to start a SecularAA Meeting in your locality.   Please check  https://secularaa.org/start-meeting-contacts for others that might be near you needing help. To start an Online meeting contact website@secularaa.net

Thank you to everyone for your ongoing service and sharing your ideas and concerns.  Feel free to contact me at fellowshipchair@secularaa.net or any other board director to share more of your ideas and to get further connected.

 Sincerely,

Faye P.

On behalf of SecularAA’s Board of Directors.

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SecularAA/ICSAAInternational Conference of Secular AA

ICSAA 2018

Toronto, Ontario Aug. 24 – 26, 2018 

Post- Conference Survey 

The Third Biennial International Conference of Secular Alcoholics Anonymous (ICSAA) was held at the Toronto Marriot Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel from August 24 through August 26, 2018.

If you attended that conference, we need your help in offering feedback.  The more we learn about what was good, bad or missing in Toronto, the better our planning can be for ICSAA 2020 in Washington, D.C. (at the Bethesda Hyatt Regency).

Please fill out the following survey, which will help the planners of future ICSAA events. 

 

The results of the survey will be published at a later date on https://secularaa.org.

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NEWSLETTER Issue 5 May 12, 2018SecularAA Logo-small

Secular AA newsletters seem to be like buses. You wait for ages for one then two come along at once. So let’s hop on and enjoy the ride.

Secular AA has been growing quickly and this newsletter has a circulation list in the region of 1000 recipients. It is so good to realize that we represent an ever-growing number of people looking for secular sobriety, as atheists, agnostics, free thinkers and whatever else, we like to call ourselves. Thanks for all your continuing support and keep spreading the word to like-minded people in the fellowship.

We have lots of news about the conference but in this newsletter, we want to start off with some updates from Secular AA itself. As some of you know, Secular AA was born out of the ashes of the WAAFT-IAAC organization that put on the 2016 conference in Austin, Texas. The setup of Secular AA has been expanded and adapted from that organization and has consolidated other resources, so that it now has a much wider remit to cover much more than just the ICSAA Toronto 2018 conference. It has become the source of meeting directories, on-line meetings, podcasts, outreach, newsletter and social media outlets, to name but a few.

As befits a new organization, there has been a lot of work going on since November 2016 to set out and define the structure and mandate of Secular AA with appropriate by-laws and mission and vision statements.

After much deliberation, the Secular AA board has finalized the wording of its Mission Statement to be as follows.

“Our mission is to assure suffering alcoholics that they can find sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous without having to accept anyone else’s beliefs or deny their own. Secular AA does not endorse or oppose any particular form of religion or belief system and operates in accordance with the Third Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous: The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.”

Their Vision Statement is:

“Secular AA recognizes and honors the immeasurable contributions that Alcoholics Anonymous has made to assist individuals to recover from alcoholism. We seek to ensure that AA remains an effective, relevant and inclusive program of recovery in an increasingly secular society. The foundation of Secular AA is grounded in the belief that anyone – regardless of their spiritual beliefs or lack thereof – can recover in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Secular AA exists to serve the community of secularly-minded alcoholics by supporting worldwide access to secularly formatted AA meetings and fostering mutual support within a growing population of secularly-minded alcoholics.”

Many thanks go to the members of the Secular AA board who have spent so much time and effort in getting to the consensual wording of these important definitions of intent, for our organization.

The rewriting of the organizational by–laws has been a far more Herculean task and it is the aim of the by-laws committee that the final completed version will be published to the membership by July 16th 2018. This will allow for an adequate pre-read and feedback time, prior to their discussion at a workshop scheduled to take place early at the ICSAA conference and hopefully, their ratification at the member’s meeting on August 26th2018.

One aspect of the by-laws, which has had much discussion, is the practicality of passing on the experiences of the conference organization committee to the next conference board. It has been one area that would have made the Toronto committee’s job a bit easier. Things are going well, even though it seems like we have been flying by the seat of our pants on quite a few occasions!

In the spirit of having transparency in our organizational setup, it is appropriate to point you to Board Minutes where you can read the board minutes and see the financial statements, etc.

To make things simpler, the finances for Secular AA have been split in two parts.

Firstly, there is the Secular AA part, which covers the costs for the upkeep of the required legal structure of the organizational entity and website costs, etc. When visiting the Secular AA websites, you may have noticed this tucked away at the very bottom of the web pages.

In keeping with the AA seventh tradition, we would like to remind you that Secular AA as a “group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”

Please do not ignore the opportunity to donate, to keep these resources viable. We know from social media feedback, how important these services are, to many people, particularly those who have no ready access to traditional SAA meetings.

Secondly, the finances for the ICSAA Toronto 2018 are being kept separately, as they are specific to the conference and the hotel venue contractual obligations.

Accordingly, seventh tradition donations for these two parts have been separated with general donations being collected through the https://secularaa.org web pages and the ICSAA donations being collected primarily through the conference registration process and the https://secularaa.com web pages.

The board is putting together a policy on how to use the registrations donations for the conference and this will be published as soon as it is finalized. There will probably be a ‘lottery system’ to allocate registration fees to those who apply for assistance.

The ‘seed’ money for the organization came mainly from the monies left over from the Austin conference. Our aim for the Toronto conference is to run as a defined ‘not for profit’ corporation with the expectation that there will be seed money available for the next conference.

On that note, there is at least one proposal that is currently being prepared for our next conference in 2020 and there will be more news on this, very soon. Exciting times indeed!

Another subject that the board has considered is a cancellation policy for registrants to the ICSAA conference.

We have agreed on the following:

“In the period up to 2 weeks before the conference (August 10th 2018), cancellations will be accepted with a total refund, minus a $10 processing fee. After this date, there is no refund, however, registration may be transferred to another person one time. Of course, special consideration will be given on a case by case basis for severe extenuating circumstances such as a death in the family.”

Also, the board had agreed that the cost of registration be increased from $125 to $150 after July 24, 2018.

The main reason for having to implement these policies is our requirement to fulfill our food commitment to the hotel and to ensure that we have the finances to support the conference.

There are other policies yet to be decided including the possibility of having single day admission fees to the conference on Saturday and Sunday. Read the info about Friday night at the end of this newsletter and watch this space!

As some of you might be aware, there is going to be a huge convention coming up with the AA International event on July 2 – 5, 2020, in Detroit. We would like to initiate a discussion of whether Secular AA should host a Hospitality Suite at this convention. Nominally, this would be a decision for the next Secular AA board, (to be elected in Toronto at ICSAA 2018), but the decision needs to be made prior to our conference, in order to be able to book the room. If you have any views on whether we should go ahead with this, or not, then please fill out the survey at the AAbeyondbelief.org website. It will only take a minute of your time and will be incredibly helpful.

We will also be asking for responses via social media and other relevant websites. This matter is of some urgency and we would appreciate your attention.

It was mentioned in the last newsletter that Jerry F. had been co-opted onto the Secular AA board to help get the by-laws in order. As mentioned earlier, the committee has done a fantastic job in progressing this task. However, we are sad to report that Jerry F. had to tender his resignation from the board, but we extend our thanks to him for all his hard work on this matter.

We are also trying to set up a web page to satisfy a member’s request for resources on how to set up a regional Secular AA conference. More news as it develops. There will be a workshop at the conference on “Regional Conferences How, When and Why to Hold them”.

Talking of our web resources, we have some pretty impressive numbers to report. All of our websites have been upgraded to handle HTTP/2 and are currently being readied for the EU website privacy GDPR Compliance due to be implemented by May 28 2018. These are very important security and privacy issues that are not optional.

Secularaa.org: This is the main Secular AA website and it has had 32,964 visitors in the past 12 months.

This newsletter comes from here and our mailing list has 955 subscribers. Our Meeting Directory has: 446 meetings, 362 locations and 255 groups.

Secularaa.com: This is our conference website and we have hosted 1,037 sessions from 692 users viewing 3,174 pages.

Secularaa.net: This is the more private website for our board activities and it’s privacy is not anything more than being there to protect our anonymity, as set out in the Traditions of AA.

Facebook : Secular AA Coffeshop: We have 894 members. Most of the News surrounding SecularAA is conducted here. It is a strong resource for ICSAA 2018.

We also have an ICSAA Twitter account and an ICSAA Facebook account.

On-line meetings: SecularAA hosts three on-line meetings:

Secular Saturday, Secular Sunday and Sober-She-Devils Women’s Meeting on Monday evenings. It has spawned two other meetings: Manic Monday from Paris and International Trudgers from South Africa (Mozambique) on Thursdays. These last two meetings are timed appropriately for Europe and Africa but have had visitors from all over the world. (One was attended by people from Belgium, Brazil, France, South Africa, Turkey, Morocco, Canary Islands, Portugal, Canada and USA.) That really is spreading the message!

It is time now to go back to the conference

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The number of registrations for the ICSAA 2018 conference is currently at 136. To fulfill our food commitment to the hotel, we would like to double that number by the end of June.

Registering as early as you can is a great help to us, as we need hotel room numbers and food numbers, in order to budget accordingly.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, REGISTER AS SOON AS YOU CAN.

The conference details can be found at https://secularaa.com and the registration page for both the conference, and the discounted-rate Marriott hotel rooms, are accessed athttps://secularaa.com/registration

The Marriott is offering registrants a discounted room rate of $220 CDN per night.

As an alternative, you can make your hotel booking by phoning Marriott reservations at 1 800 905 0667 and quoting event code ICSAA 2018.

This rate is applicable three days either side of the conference dates, over the period of August 21-29, 2018, for any attendees wishing to extend their stay in our beautiful city. As you can see from the following graph, quite a few registrants have taken advantage of this deal and the numbers are growing. So, there should be other conference attendees to tag along with, on your Toronto sightseeing excursions.

Of course, if you come early, you might like to help with the Conference setup! (No Pressure.)

Our allocation of discounted rooms is filling up quickly and it is recommended that you book soon if you haven’t done so already, to take advantage of this great offer.

By staying at the conference hotel, you will have more opportunities to socialize and network with other attendees, and not so far to travel, from your hotel room to the conference room! We would like you to be aware that the overall individual registration cost of attending the conference, is linked to us fulfilling a commitment of a certain number of room nights in the hotel.

The conference committee has been keeping a very close eye on the things to do and places to see, whilst you are in Toronto. We have been working closely with Tourism Toronto and our ambition is to make this the best SAA conference yet.

There are going to be sights to see; places to eat; bicycles to hire; maybe a concert or two; a ball game; a trip to Niagara Falls and other things to do. The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is on at the same time as the conference and that is always fun. There might even be an opportunity for you to get off the beaten track and take a walk by Lake Ontario, or through one of the many ravines in the city! It is a great way to discover Toronto.

Details can be found at https://secularaa.com/explore-toronto and will be updated as we get closer to the event.

In particular, the Friday organization committee is looking at some fun activities for daytime Friday. Watch this space.

But the real reason that people want to come to the conference is happening inside the conference halls.

Now, let’s get into some more details about the conference, itself.

Theme

As announced previously, the theme of the 2018 Conference has been chosen to be “Inclusion and Diversity”. The Program Committee has worked unbelievably hard to incorporate the theme into the program schedule. We want to reflect AA as it is today, acknowledging and celebrating our history and including everyone who has a desire to stop drinking, regardless of their religious or spiritual predispositions.

Program

The program for the Conference is pretty much complete and can be viewed on the ICSAA conference website, https://secularaa.com/conference-schedule. This is being updated pretty regularly so keep looking there.

The final schedule will be available soon.

Our early conference registrants have suggested all of the workshop topics and credit and thanks must go out to them

There are three featured speakers confirmed

Friday – Dr. Vera T. (from Toronto)

Saturday – Dierdre S. (from New York)

And on Sunday – Dr. Ray Baker, M.D. (from British Columbia, Canada)

There will also be a very special spot at the conference with Jon Witherspoon, from Grapevine, hosting a “Tell Your Story” and a “Write your Story” room. This will be set up to allow attendees to make appointments & record their stories for possible publication. Again, keep tuning in for more details as we have them.

There will also be a great selection of Secular AA meetings in different formats from various groups, to take part in while attending the conference. These will be included in the program in the next while. Please let us know if you want to run a meeting during the conference.

Outreach

The Outreach Committee has been hard at work spreading the word about the conference and there are many resources to be found at

https://secularaa.com/resources

that can be downloaded, and printed at home.

Even if you can’t make the conference, yourself, you can print and distribute posters, flyers and postcards to your AA groups, your local intergroup or District and Area meetings.

We have a few promotional items, which will be on sale at the conference. We already have a small number of Tee shirts, available at $20 CDN, and buttons for promotional purposes. These will be available at our registration desk at the conference. If you can think of any other souvenirs you might want to buy, such as coffee mugs or hats, let us know, and we can look at pricing them out.

Volunteering

There is an opportunity on the registration form to volunteer for various tasks ranging from, setting up and greeting, through to manning registration.

 

A very important group of volunteers are required to assist Joe C. and John S. with the event recordings. These recordings of workshops, panels and meetings will be available after the conference and are included in the $5 recording fee, paid at registration. We need numbers of people to help out with this and apparently experience is not needed. On the job training will be free! Please indicate if you are willing take part in this service commitment by using this Volunteer committee link.

There will be a conference-hosted hospitality room in the hotel, with snacks, refreshments, charging points and Wi-Fi. This will give a quiet place to meet up with people and generally hang out. We need volunteers to ensure that the room is used for its designated purpose, that coffee is available and no one steals the TV, or the furniture!

Food

The hotel is offering great quality food choices, some of which are included in the registration fee. They are able to cater to all food groups and they are experienced with dealing with allergies. We are noting your food preferences from the registration form and there will be something for everybody. We will be making food choices a short time before the conference, in part, depending on the registration numbers.

Friday Night

A proposal has been made that Friday night should be a free event, encouraging attendees who cannot get to the Saturday and Sunday sessions. The format for this evening is as follows:

7:00 – 10:00 pm Coffee Shop – Talkathon (THEME: How you came to secular AA in your city/country = Experience, Strength and Hope)

Set-up: Big Round tables – allowing people to get to know each other

Light refreshments will be available including coffee, tea, water, juice, soda with snacks

We will leave you with this invitation to participate in Friday Night’s “Talkathon”

“We believe that one of the joys of ICSAA2018 will be the opportunity for all of us to meet and mingle with secularly-minded AA members from around the globe. To foster such interactions we plan to host a series of informal 10-minute talks consecutively from about 7-10 pm on Friday evening August 24th. We would love to provide an international sampling of stories of experience, strength and hope from a diverse cross-section of secular AA members. If you would be willing to speak for about 10 minutes in a relaxed and welcoming environment on Friday evening, please send an email to vicechair@secularaa.net indicating where you are from, a few sentences about your experiences in (and/or hopes for) secular AA and to what group (if any) you belong. We will be sure to reply and keep you informed as to how our schedule is shaping up. Please consider helping us to learn more about you. See you in August!”

Thank you so much for reading through all of this. There is so much to report! I promise the next newsletter will be shorter.

The conference is for you, and by you. Please help make it very special.

Looking forward to meeting a lot of you in Toronto in August.

 

Nigel S. Newsletter Chair



NEWSLETTER  Issue 4  April 4 2018

 

 

Welcome to this 4th SecularAA newsletter, which was supposed to be published by the end of 2017! A tremendous amount of progress has been made in the organization of the ICSAA 2018 conference since the last newsletter and it has only been my procrastination that has delayed this update. Many apologies! So, without further ado, let’s get this newsletter on the road.

It says a lot about the popularity of SecularAA, that this newsletter has a current distribution list in the region of 1000 recipients! Thanks for all your continuing support.

We will start off with the conference and the SAA related updates can be found at the end.

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The registration for the ICSAA 2018 conference is on-track and the attendee numbers are rising at an accelerating rate.

Like most things in life, the registration process hasn’t been all plain sailing, but the conference page, registration form and the hotel booking link, are attracting new registrations on pretty much a daily basis. We are on target to reach the Austin 2016 attendance levels and hopefully will be able to exceed their 450 registrants. We currently have nearly 100 registrants, mainly out-of-towners.

The conference details can be found at https://secularaa.com and the registration page for both the conference, and the discounted-rate Marriott hotel rooms, are accessed at https://secularaa.com/registration.

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The Marriott is offering registrants a discounted room rate of $220 CDN per night. This is a great rate, being about $170 US, 139 Euros or 121 GBP as of today’s currency rates. (Note: when we opened registration in Sept 2017 the exchange rate corresponded to $180 US, 149 Euros or 132 GBP.). It seems to be getting cheaper to visit Canada, so make the most of it.

The ‘regular’ room price is normally around $369 CDN per night and our discounted rate represents very good value for money for a top rated hotel in downtown Toronto.

As an alternative, you can make your hotel booking by phoning Marriott reservations at 1 800 905 0667 and quoting event code ICSAA 2018.

This rate is applicable three days either side of the conference dates, over the period of August 21-29, 2018, for any attendees wishing to extend their stay in our beautiful city. As you can see from the following graph, quite a few registrants have taken advantage of this deal. So, there should be other conference attendees to tag along with, on your Toronto sightseeing excursions.

Of course, if you come early, you might like to help with the Conference setup! (No Pressure.)

Our allocation of discounted rooms is filling up quickly and it is recommended that you book soon if you haven’t done so already, to take advantage of this great offer.

By staying at the conference hotel, you will have more opportunities to socialize and network with other attendees, and not so far to travel, from your hotel room to the conference room! We would like you to be aware that the overall individual registration cost of attending the conference, is linked to us fulfilling a commitment of a certain number of room nights in the hotel.

The conference committee has been keeping a very close eye on the things to do and places to see, whilst you are in Toronto. We have been working closely with Tourism Toronto and our ambition is to make this the best SAA conference yet.

There are going to be sights to see; places to eat; bicycles to hire; maybe a concert or two; a ball game; a trip to Niagara Falls and other things to do. The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is on at the same time as the conference and that is always fun. There might even be an opportunity for you to get off the beaten track and take a walk by Lake Ontario, or through one of the many ravines in the city! It is a great way to discover Toronto.

Details can be found at https://secularaa.com/explore-toronto and will be updated as we get closer to the event.

But the real reason that people want to come to the conference is happening inside the conference halls.

Now, let’s get into some more details about the conference, itself.

 Theme

As announced previously, the theme of the 2018 Conference has been chosen to be “Inclusion and Diversity”. The Program Committee has worked unbelievably hard to incorporate the theme into the program schedule. We want to reflect AA as it is today, acknowledging and celebrating our history and including everyone who has a desire to stop drinking, regardless of their religious or spiritual predispositions.

Program

Here is an update from Carol M, the Host City Committee chair.

“The Host City Committee is pleased to announce that the program for the Conference is getting close to completion and will be available to view, very soon, on the ICSAA conference website, https://secularaa.com/conference-schedule.

Our early conference registrants have suggested all of the workshop topics and credit and thanks must go out to them. We believe that this program represents our ICSAA 2018 theme of “Inclusion and Diversity” which we are gathering in Toronto to celebrate. We hope that the program will both inspire and challenge your thoughts, and reinforce AA’s commitment to an informed group conscience which values the minority voice on all topics.

It should be noted that this program is where it stands at the moment. We all know that things change. Updates will be provided as workshops and panels are either added or details amended. There will also be a great selection of Secular AA meetings in different formats from various groups, to take part in while attending the conference. These will be included in the program in the next while. Please let us know if you want to run a meeting during the conference.

At this point we probably do not need further suggestions for workshops and thank everyone for their input. The Host City Committee thanks everyone for their hard work on the program.”

Outreach

The Outreach Committee has been hard at work spreading the word about the conference and there are many resources to be found at https://secularaa.com/resources that can be downloaded, and printed at home.

Even if you can’t make the conference, yourself, you can print and distribute posters, flyers and postcards to your AA groups, your local intergroup or District and Area meetings.

We have a few promotional items, which will be on sale at the conference. We already have a small number of Tee shirts, available at $20 CDN, and buttons for promotional purposes. These will be available at our registration desk at the conference. If you can think of any other souvenirs you might want to buy, such as coffee mugs or hats, let us know, and we can look at pricing them out.

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Volunteering

There is an opportunity on the registration form to volunteer for various tasks ranging from, setting up and greeting, through to manning registration. Use this registration selection to express your wish to help out. However, you will NOT be required to make coffee!

Food

The hotel is offering great quality food choices, some of which are included in the registration fee. They are able to cater to all food groups and they are experienced with dealing with allergies. We are noting your food preferences from the registration form and there will be something for everybody.

 Bidding for the follow-up conference in 2020

One big issue that will be addressed at this third ICSAA conference in August 2018 will be, “Where and when, is the fourth ICSAA conference going to be held?”

The Request for Proposal (RFP) and conference criteria documents have been put together and bid packages are available on our website at https://secularaa.com/icsaa2020/.

Get moving on it and get your group together to put in a bid for your neighbourhood to host the next conference! The future of this organization is in your hands!

Other SAA administration issues

As you are probably aware, Secular AA, via its website, https://secularaa.org , has become the prime location for information about all things relevant to Secular Alcoholics Anonymous. There are listings for all known SAA meetings around the world, (both in real form and on-line); directories of podcasts and secular AA social media groups; and resources for literature etc.

SAA is hosting three weekly on-line meetings through the website. It is also maintaining social media sites on Facebook and Twitter as well as contributing regularly to other related Facebook pages. It is truly fulfilling its mission to be the reference point for the repository for all things to do with Secular AA.

The meeting directory now has a vast number of meetings listed from around the world and is constantly being updated.

We must thank our Webmaster, Courtney S., for all the tremendous work that he puts in, to keep the sites up to date and secure, and trouble shoot the many issues that seem to be randomly generated from the ether.

The SAA board of directors have been meeting regularly and there has been a change to the SAA board. Jerry F. has taken over the role of By-laws Chair from Pat Y. Welcome Jerry and thanks for your contribution, Pat.

On the financial side, the conference is on-track to be self-supporting from registration fees. However, we really appreciate the donations that have been forthcoming from registrants and others. We received a legacy from the 2016 conference in Austin and aim to pass on money to kick-start the follow-up conference, wherever that might be.

When visiting the SAA websites, you may have noticed this

donatetucked away at the very bottom of the web pages.

Whereas all the board members, administrators and conference organizers, involved with the Secular AA organization are volunteers, there are certain expenses that are needed for the maintenance of the web-based services. These include domain name upkeep charges, and on-going hosting services.

In keeping with the AA seventh tradition, we would like to remind you that Secular AA as a “group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.” These donations will help to pay our on-line expenses.

Please do not ignore the opportunity to donate, to keep these resources viable. We know from social media feedback, how important these services are, to many people, particularly those who have no ready access to traditional SAA meetings.

Thank you so much for reading through all of this. The conference is for you, and by you. Please help make it very special.

Looking forward to meeting a lot of you in Toronto in August. It is only 20 weeks away, so I’ll end with a message FOR the organizers – DON’T PANIC!

Nigel S. Newsletter Chair

SecularAA
3440 East Russell Road Las Vegas, NV 89120 USA

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Newsletter Issue #3  September 19, 2017         ICSAAlogo1

Greetings to you all, wherever you are.  We hope that you are all safe, particularly those who have been affected by the recent flooding, hurricanes and wild fires that have been so much in the news, over the last couple of months. We have so many exciting updates for you, so let’s get on with it and welcome you to the third newsletter from Secular Alcoholics Anonymous (Secular AA).

The REALLY important NEWS!!!!!!

 REGISTRATION FOR THE ICSAA 2018 CONFERENCE IS OPEN!!!

The conference page, registration form and the hotel booking link, are up and running.

You can find the registration form at https://secularaa.com/registration.

We have spent the last week or so, trying to iron out any glitches on the form and hope that we have caught most of them, but apologize if we have not.

We welcome feedback from you, via the Contact/Feedback Form link in the section beneath the form itself.

There is a hotel booking link on the registration page, which should take you directly to the Marriott reservations website, where you will find the discounted rate of $220 CDN per night. This is a great rate, being about $180 US, 149 Euros or 132 GBP., as of today’s currency rates. The ‘regular’ room price is normally around $320 CDN per night and our discounted rate represents very good value for money for a top rated hotel in downtown Toronto.

This rate will be applicable three days either side of the conference dates, over the period of August 21-29, 2018, for any attendees wishing to extend their stay in our beautiful city.

As an alternative, you can make your hotel booking by phoning Marriott reservations at 1 800 905 0667 and quoting event code ICSAA 2018.

By staying at the conference hotel, you will have more opportunities to socialize and network with other attendees, and not so far to travel, from your hotel room to the conference room!  We would like you to be aware that the overall individual registration cost, of attending the conference, is linked to us fulfilling a commitment of a certain number of room nights in the hotel.

The conference committee will be keeping you up to date, with things to do and places to see, whilst you are in Toronto. Our ambition is to make this the best SAA conference yet.

We know that you will be so excited to register, that we will have a short commercial break to allow you to do that. So put this newsletter down, click on the link and register today!

2018 flyer

There! That was easy wasn’t it?            Thanks so much!

We really can’t wait to meet up with you all, in August 2018.

Now, let’s get into some more details about the conference.

Theme

As announced in our last newsletter, the theme of the 2018 Conference has been chosen to be “Inclusion and Diversity”. The Program Committee is hard at work incorporating the theme into the program schedule. We want to reflect AA as it is today, acknowledging and celebrating our history and including everyone who has a desire to stop drinking, regardless of their religious or spiritual predispositions. 

Outreach ALERT

The Outreach Committee for the ICSAA 2018 Conference in Toronto will be looking for volunteers from Secular AA Groups throughout the world, to download, print and distribute posters, flyers and postcards about the Conference to other AA groups, their local intergroup, District and Area meetings as well as individuals throughout their location.  Please let your interest be known by sending your details by e-mail to outreach@secularaa.net, or via the conference registration form.

The artwork and content of this promotional material is being finalized, and will be available soon, from the conference resources webpage, to download for local printing. The strategy of the Outreach committee is being finalized, and any suggestions that make this process, potentially more effective, are welcome.

We are also looking into other promotional items such as Tee shirts, etc. which will be on sale at the conference. We already have a small number of Tee shirts, available at $20 CDN, and buttons for promotional purposes. More details will follow, as to how to get hold of these items.

button.shirt pic

 As mentioned above, the program schedule and content is being addressed, and any suggestions on program content may be forwarded to the Program committee for consideration.

Volunteering 

There is an opportunity on the registration form to volunteer for various tasks, ranging from, setup and greeting, through to chairing workshops. Use this Volunteer committee link to express your wishes to help out. You are needed!

Outside events

Interest has already been expressed about going to see a Toronto Blue Jays game, as part of the extra-curricular ‘Enjoy Toronto’ conference package. (Whether that is a good idea, or a bad idea, depends on one being interested in baseball, and if the Blue Jays are playing better than they are currently!).

The Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, will be open during the time of our conference.  It is a great funfair environment, in which to, indulge in strange foods and overdose on sugar, all combined with many fear-filled, ‘amusement’ rides. (That does appear to be a potentially toxic combination, but a huge number of people of all ages seem to enjoy it every year!)

Any appropriate suggestions for suitable events may be sent to the organizing committee via this link.

Bidding for the follow-up conference in 2020 

One big issue that will be addressed at this third ICSAA conference in August 2018 will be, “Where and when, is the fourth ICSAA conference going to be held?”.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) and conference criteria documents are currently being put together and bid packages will be available on our website. We will let you know when they are finalized for release, but that shouldn’t be too long, now.

Start thinking about it, and get your people together to put in a bid for your locale to host the next conference! You know you can do it!

Other SAA administration issues

 As you are probably aware, Secular AA, via its website, https://secularaa.org ,has become the prime location for information about all things relevant to Secular Alcoholics Anonymous. There are listings for all known SAA meetings around the world, (both in real form and on-line); directories of podcasts and secular AA social media groups; and resources for literature etc.

SAA is also hosting on-line meetings through the website.

As the scope of the website offerings has increased dramatically in the past year since the Austin conference, so has the work to maintain the site, accordingly.

We have been very fortunate to have had an exceptionally talented webmaster on board to take on this task, but we are at a stage where he needs more help.

If you have any practical IT web-based skills that you would be prepared to share, for the maintenance of these incredibly useful services, please contact website@secualaraa.net with your details and skill set. Your help will be greatly appreciated, however limited it may seem.

When visiting the SAA websites, you may have noticed this

tucked away at the very bottom of the web pages.

donate

Whereas, all the board members, administrators and conference organizers, involved with the Secular AA organization are volunteers, there are certain expenses that are needed for the maintenance of the web based services. These include domain name upkeep charges, and on-going hosting services.

In keeping with the AA seventh tradition, we would like to remind you that Secular AA as a “group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.” These donations will help to pay our on-line expenses.

Please do not ignore the opportunity to donate, to keep these resources viable. We know from social media feedback, how important these services are, to many people, particularly those who have no ready access to traditional SAA meetings.

We will have a lot more updates for you in the very near future as the organization of the conference ramps up.

Thank you so much for reading through all of this. This conference is for you, and by you. Please help make it very special.

One fact that you may not know about Toronto.

The city has an expanding number of bike rental locations throughout the city and, correspondingly, more designated bike lanes to ride them on in the city. There is a large network of bike paths through our many parks, ravines and waterfronts for those looking for something more tranquil.

Don’t delay. Register for the ICSAA Conference. Come to Toronto and get on your bike!

bikes

Till next time.

 

Nigel S. Newsletter Chair



Newsletter Issue 2 – July 18, 2017

Greetings to you all, wherever you are. We have more news for you, so welcome to the second newsletter from all at Secular Alcoholics Anonymous (Secular AA).

So what is going on?

Firstly, Secular AA is taking shape as an organization.

We now have a board approved mission statement, as follows:-
“Our mission is to assure suffering alcoholics that they can find sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous without having to accept anyone else’s beliefs or deny their own. Secular AA does not endorse or oppose any particular form of religion or belief system and operates in accordance with the Third Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous:   The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.”

Another important document, Secular AA’s “Vision statement” is being drafted into its final form and will be available on our website  https://secularaa.org/ as soon as it finalized.

The Herculean task of drafting the organization’s By-laws has begun, and once again, they will be available for viewing on our website when they are finalized.

Our Website and social media forums are expanding exponentially. You can read the very impressive statistics of how many visits the website receives, at https://secularaa.org/  itself.

The on-line secular meetings are actively growing, and once again, go to the link to find out more. And while you’re at it, go visit the Secular AA Coffeeshop page in Facebook for interesting conversations on topics close to our hearts. It is a closed group, so if you do not have access to this page, use the contact form on the website, and someone will contact you to invite you to join the group.

Secondly, the organization of the Third biennial ICSAA Conference, to be held in Toronto, Canada, August 24-26, 2018, is progressing extremely well.

conference flyer

We are pleased to pass on this conference update from Carol M. who is the Chair of the Host City Committee for ICSAA Toronto 2018.

Hello to you all.

As Chair of the Host City Committee, I’d like to invite everyone to the third International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA), to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from Friday, August 24 to Sunday, August 26, 2018.

We encourage you to stay at the Conference Headquarters – the Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel, located in downtown Toronto. All the conference events are happening right there, including workshops, panels and speakers. Lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, (right before the Biennial General Meeting of Secular AA), are included in the conference fee of Can$ 125.00. You can also be part of the excitement of deciding where the fourth ICSAA conference will take place!

Of course, there will be lots of time to meet and mingle with your friends and those you may know only from online groups or meetings, and a good chance of making brand new, like-minded, friends in the fellowship.

We are very excited to announce that the theme of the 2018 Conference is “Inclusion and Diversity”. The Program Committee is hard at work incorporating the theme into the program schedule. We want to reflect AA as it is today, acknowledging and celebrating our history and including everyone who wants to join us in our journey in sobriety.

Registration for the Conference opens September 1, 2017, together with booking, at a special conference rate of Can$220 per night, for the Marriott Hotel. Please check out the Conference website –https://secularaa.com/ and we’ll keep you posted with on-going updates.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our beautiful, diverse and exciting city. There is so much to see and do in Toronto, and nearby, that you’ll barely have time for the Conference (but of course you will!), so plan to come early and stay late. We promise to provide information on a host of activities; AA meetings, entertainments, good food, sports  events for everyone to enjoy in the company of fellow conference attendees.

See you in August 2018!

Carol M.

Host City Chair”

The Host City Committee is starting to expand into smaller sub-committees to deal in detail with, the program content; the outreach to all relevant secular AA groups and the promotion of the conference; conference entertainment; volunteer co-ordination; amongst others. There will be other tasks to be assigned nearer the conference date, such as, food menu selection, conference check-in helpers, proceeding recorders, etc. You will get an opportunity to volunteer your services for any of these tasks, on the Conference registration form, which will be available on our website, https://secularaa.com/ from September 1st, 2017.

We need you all to come, so that there are not more people on the organizing committees, than conference attendees!

Bidding for the follow-up conference.

As mentioned above, one big issue that will be addressed at this third ICSAA conference in August 2018 will be “Where and when is fourth ICSAA conference going to be held?”. The RFP and conference criteria documents are currently being put together and bid packages will be available on our website, when they are finalized for release. We’ll keep you posted.

Start thinking about it, and get your people together, to make plans to put in a bid for your locale to host the next  conference! You know you can do it!


Extra, Extra. Read all about it!

If you can’t wait until August 2018 to visit Toronto, there is a good reason to be here for the first ever Secular Ontario A.A. Roundup (SOAAR) taking place on September 16th 2017. Here is a short summary of what to expect:

“A Canada first:

The 2017, Secular Ontario AA Roundup (http://www.soaar.ca/), open to all, is hosted by the atheist agnostic AA community of districts 86 and 83 – Ontario Canada. It will be held from 9:30 AM to 10:30 pm Saturday September 16th, 2017 at the United Steel Workers Hall (between Dundas and College a Streets, W of University Avenue). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included with the $35 registration, there will be an art exhibit and talent show along with meetings and workshops. Sharon L from the We Are Not Saints group is our keynote speaker, Joe C invites participation in a workshop on secular meeting formats from around the world and how to start your own face-to-face or online AA meeting place. Other workshops will include panelists from Windsor to Ottawa, covering recovery tools,paths to serenity, and what we learn from AA as a whole.

If you’re traveling from out of town remember that the Toronto International Film Festival is on the same week, so book early and plan to stay for a fun weekend of entertainment, fellowship and Toronto fun.”

This is a unique opportunity to meet like-minded folks in AA, experience our wonderful city and make friends and contacts before ICSAA.

Don’t forget that you can get further details at (http://www.soaar.ca/).

We look forward to meeting you there.


Lastly, but definitely not least, we announce our great ICSAA competition.

So, we have a conference (HOORAY!) but we don’t have a conference T- shirt

(BOO!).

What can we do about this? Well, there are lots of very creative people who are interested in the conference, who might like to solve this problem. It doesn’t matter even if you can’t attend the conference in person, because everyone can enter our free, “Design our T-shirt” competition. Obviously, it wouldn’t be part of A.A. if there weren’t a few steps involved, but hopefully we won’t need 12!

First step: The design must be original and include our logo, (which you can cut

and paste, below), somewhere prominently on the T-shirt.

ICSAA Logo

Second step: The design should, preferably, include reference to Toronto and the

conference name, ICSAA, and conference dates (August 24-26, 2018), as that is the point of the T-shirt! (Non-compliance with this will substantially reduce your chance of winning!)

The design should be in keeping with the conference theme of “Inclusion and diversity”, so nothing offensive please.

Fourth step: Do not include any images or text, that are copyrighted, without

permission of the owner. We can’t afford to be sued by anyone, however relevant or funny the T-shirt might be.

Fifth step: There is no fifth step.

Sixth step: These T-shirts will be available for sale. The more printing required, the more money we have to charge per shirt. Don’t let this stymie your creativity but try to keep your design simple, if possible.

Seventh step: Design your shirt and submit it electronically to

newsletterchair@secularaa.org by August 28th 2017.

(For publicity purposes, we need the finished, designed shirts to wear at SOAAR on Sept 16th 2017 – see above).

Eighth step: The host city committee will pick a winner who will get a unique free T-shirt and an inordinate amount of fame.

The judges’ decision will be final and there will be no gnashing of teeth, or relapsing, just because your absolutely incredible design was not chosen. The winning design and the best runners-up will appear in an up-coming newsletter.

One last, little, useless fact that you may not know about Toronto. However weird it might seem, you can buy milk in a bag! You put the bag in a pitcher and keep it in the fridge! Somehow, it’s cheaper and it makes sense!

Milk in a Bag

Till next time.

Nigel S. Newsletter Chair


Secular AA Newsletter
Issue 1
May 15 2017


“At last!” I hear you some of you say.  “About bloody time!”

I hear the Brits and Aussies shouting in unison. Well, thanks for your patience and welcome to the first newsletter from all at Secular Alcoholics Anonymous (Secular AA).

I think we have had enough of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ for the time being, but we know to look elsewhere if that’s what we want. The delay in this newsletter has been a result of fact-checking the information before sending it out – and a small amount of procrastination on my behalf!So what is new?

The name change for one. The WAAFT-IAAC name for the Conference organization group was changed by consensus at the Austin convention general meeting to ICSAA  : International Conference of Secular  Alcoholics Anonymous.

Two important things have happened in the world of Secular AA. Firstly, as a result of the Board meeting in Austin, TX on November 13th 2016, it was unanimously agreed to consolidate the WAAFT-IAAC organization with the 2018 ICSAA Conference organization, under the combined entity of Secular AA . This entity has been incorporated in the state of Nevada, U.S., as a not-for-profit corporation. Through the board of this corporation, we are in the process of creating a mission statement and a new set of Bylaws, which will be posted as soon as they are finalized. (These things take time!).

This organization has expanded its mission to not only put on a biennial international conference, but to serve as the Intergroup/Information Center for the Secular AA community, in full accordance with the history, traditions and concepts of AA. This organization has also taken over the setup and maintenance of the Worldwide Secular AA meetings list, having consolidated the previous lists maintained by Deirdre S. in New York and John S.’s WAAFT Central. An indexed meeting list and contact database is up and running as the primary source to assist members around the world in finding meetings and contacts.  We thank everyone involved in achieving this Herculean task in such a short time.A more detailed history on this matter can be found in John S’s article “Secular AA Comes of Age” on the AA Beyond Belief website here.

The main communication outlets for this information are:

ICSAA Conference Website: ICSAA 2018 Toronto Website
Secular AA Main Website :  Main Secular AA Website
The Secular AA Coffeeshop page on Facebook: Secular AA Coffeeshop
ICSAA 2018 Twitter : Twitter Link
ICSAA 2018 Facebook : Facebook Link

A brief summary of the minutes of the SAA Board meetings held on Jan 10, 2017 and Apr 30, 2017, will be communicated in the next newsletter. This is also a good place to shout out a big “Thank You” to the previous WAAFT-IAAC  Board, who organized the Convention in Austin, TX, in November 2016. They picked up the baton and set the foundation for all this change; the on-going efforts of the administrators of the various Secular AA websites; all those involved with spreading the Secular AA word, through podcasts and social media.Because of you all,  Secular AA now has a consolidated focus, which has enabled it to serve and help many more AA members than before.  Onwards and upwards!

Secondly, the organization of the “Third Biennial ICSAA Conference, to be held in Toronto, Canada, August 24-26, 2018”, is progressing extremely well.

The venue has been confirmed as the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel at 525 Bay St, Toronto, and the hotel contract has been signed and sealed. This is a great venue in a great location in Downtown Toronto!Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre

You read it correctly!

Downtown. Downtown. Downtown. Downtown. Downtown. Downtown. Downtown. Downtown. Downtown.

Get the Picture and see the map.
Downtown TorontoAnd this is the Hotel Ballroom, in which the official Conference action will mainly take place.
Conference Ball Room
You may have seen the Conference Flyer below, but here it is again. A High-Resolution, downloadable version will be available on our conference website (see below) for you all to print and display at your secular AA meetings around the World.

.Conference Flyer

Link  to Downloadable flyer : Download Flyer

A separate not-for-profit corporation has been set up in Ontario, Canada, for the administration of the conference, which is being carried out by the Conference Host City sub-committee of the SAA board, chaired by Carol M.

This committee and its previous ‘bid committee’ incarnation has negotiated a great, discounted hotel room rate with the Marriott Hotel, which will be available to book when the conference registration opens on Sept 1, 2017.Rooms start at $220 per night, which is a very competitive rate indeed. This reduced room rate is applicable from the Tuesday before the conference until the Tuesday afterwards, if any conference attendees want to have a longer break in our beautiful city.I’m afraid that if any of you are thinking that Canada is always freezing, then you are wrong. The average temperature in Toronto at the end of August is about 24oC, (or 75oF) and it can get quite humid, so pack your summer clothes!

Fun fact -Toronto is at the same latitude as Marseille in France and Florence in Italy)

The theme for the conference and the initial program content are still being discussed by the Program Committee and these will be communicated once they are finalized.

The food offering for the conference is still being reviewed but it is most likely that there will be a Conference lunch on Saturday, a Conference breakfast on Sunday, and several coffee breaks included in the conference attendance price of $125 Canadian dollars. (As a reference, this is equivalent to U.S.$91.15; £70.76 GB; €83.45 Euros and Aus$123.00  at today’s conversion rates, but who knows what this will be next year.)

The program is going to be concentrated on the Saturday and Sunday sessions but there is going to be something special happening on the Friday which will be revealed later. There will be plenty of opportunities outside the core conference times to take in the local tourist attractions such as the CN Tower and the Toronto Islands. Of course, Niagara Falls is only 128 Km (80 miles) away and well worth a visit (or about fifty, in my case). I promise that this is a short drive by Canadian standards! The Conference Outreach and Promotion Committee will be putting together various trips and entertainments for first time visitors to Toronto and returnees, alike.

All the information for the conference will be put on our website https://secularaa.com .  Note the different website suffix to the .org for the overall secular AA organization. (An explanation of the roles of the different websites will be posted soon on the SAA website by our Webmaster, Courtney S.)

Coming into Canada for the Conference

The entry requirements to get into Canada are reasonably straight forward. Everybody needs a passport. Everybody apart from US or Canadian citizens need an e-TA (Electronic Travel Authorization) if they are flying in.This e-TA can be obtained for the princely sum of $7 on-line and is valid for up to 5 years for multiple entry. It is not needed if you are driving in, coming by boat, by barrel over Niagara Falls (*NOT really recommended), or, via a cross border tunnel under the new NAFTA Wall.Fact check – cross border NAFTA Wall?One issue that has been raised is that of entry restrictions for coming into Canada. The host city committee has been in contact with the Canadian Immigration and Border Services departments to get information on this matter.  The issue is fairly simple, in so far as, if you have been convicted of any offense that is considered a felony in Canada, you are unlikely to be allowed in, unless you have fulfilled certain criteria. Obviously, terrorists, drug dealers, murderers and Wall St. bankers are probably not going to get in. Fact check – May have false information about the Wall St. bankers.Having a DUI or some other offense is not necessarily the end of the world, as there is a process of getting a TRP (temporary resident’s permit) which may be free and will allow entry into Canada. More details will be put on the conference website in the next few weeks along with information resources and website links.We have registered the conference officially with the Border authorities but, at the end of the day, it will be up to individuals to sort their own personal circumstances in this matter.

As a reward for reading this far, I will end this newsletter with one of my favourite British jokes:

Definition of alcoholic: Someone who drinks more than their doctor!

Till next time.

Newsletter Chair (and other furniture)

Secular AA Inc.
3440 East Russell Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120 USA

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