Official Site Of Central Lake Ontario Area Of Narcotics Anonymous

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Central Lake Ontario Area of

Narcotics Anonymous

~ THE SERENITY TIMES ~

Nov. - Dec.2016

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~ Subcommittees ~

    PUBLIC INFORMATION: (PI) Rick C. (Chair) Public awareness of N.A. such as newspaper ads, posters, television and radio ads, the help line and Serenity Times. MEETS: 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at New Life Church, 33 Olive Ave. Oshawa

    HOSPITALS AND INSTITUTIONS: (H&I) Tim L(Chair). Brings meetings to those in facilities who cannot get out to regular public meetings, such as jails and treatments centers. MEETS: 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at New Life Church, 33 Olive Ave. Oshawa

    ACTIVITIES: Contact: Magaret G. (Chair). Planning of social activities for CLOANA (dances, fundraiser's, picnics, etc). MEETS: *Last Monday of the month at 6:30 pm* at New Life Church, 33 Olive Ave. Oshawa. Attend to be a part of fun in recovery !!!

    OUTREACH: Contact: Leonard B.(Chair). Supports individual members and groups by helping to address minimal membership and participation; geographical barriers; lack of experienced members; and any other issues and concerns in order to promote growth, unity and recovery. MEETS: 2nd Sunday after Area meeting. United Steelworker's Hall, 125 Albert St. Oshawa.

    AREA: Shawn Mc. (Chair). The Central Lake Ontario Area of Narcotics Anonymous (C.L.O.A.N.A.) MEETS: 2nd Sunday of the month. United Steelworkers Hall, 125 Albert Street Oshawa 9:30 am. This service committee is responsible for conducting the business of our area, providing funds for all subcommittees and reporting to the region.

~ Announcements and Events ~

 

New Hope will be having their 30 year anniversary on November 21st. Pot Luck Gratitude meeting
New Attitudes on December 24th will be holding a Pot Luck Gratitude Meeting

The Journey Begins will be open Christmas Day from 2p to 9p. Lots of food and cold drinks
Holiday Pot Luck December 26th New Hope Meeting

The New Reality Meeting in Ajax has changed to awill have a new location.
St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church, 97 Burcher Road in Ajax.

Come As You Are meeting in Colborne has changed its day and time. It now meets on Mondays at 7:00 pm

River Of Freedom group in Lindsay has a new location change. Changng to 92 Albert St. Time is the same

We have many open positions at the Area level that need to be filled...if you are able please come out and give back what was so freely given to you by doing your part in service.

Activities (last Mon of the month) and Unity Day (3rd Wed of the month) Subcommittees are in need of help, Open positions are available.

Campout Committee meetings are held the fourth Saturday of each month at 5pm. 534 George St. Peterborough.

Unity Day now meets at 6:00 every third Wed. Of the month. The new meeting place is at the Wed. Share and Care meeting 1314 Oxford St. Oshawa. (St. Phillips Church) downstairs.

Activities Committee will be holding nominations in January for Chairperson (2 years), Treasurer (2 years), Secretary (6 months) A NOMINEE MUST ATTEND NOVEMBER, DECEMBER AND JANUARY MEETINGS

 

    ~ Medallions ~

Name
Date
Clean Time
Group
Carrie C
Nov 15
1 Year
Clare S (P)
Nov 20
9 Years
Bev S (P)
Dec 5
11 Years
Kimberly S
Dec 19
2 Years
Wanda D
Dec 21
1 Year
Brenda H (P)
Dec 25
2 Years
Terry H
Dec 28
2 Years
Derek G
Jan 7
5 Year
Mark R
Jan 14
10 Years

 

Committee/Subcommittee Information

Subcommittee
Contact Information
Chairperson
Meeting Date
Meeting Location
Meeting Time
Area
2nd Sun. of the month
9:30 a.m.
Outreach
Leonard B
2nd Sun. of the month
12:15 p.m.
Public Information
Rick C.
2nd Mon. of the month
6:30 p.m.
Hospitals & Institutions
Tim L.
3rd Mon. of the month
6:30 p.m.
Activities
Marg G..
Last Mon. of the month
6:30 p.m.
Unity Day
Sabrina S

3rd Wed of the month

Girl Guides 121 Simcoe St
6:30 pm

 

 

The language of empathy... November 19

"…the addict would find from the start as much identification as each needed to convince himself that he could stay clean, by the example of others who had recovered for many years."


Many of us attended our first meeting and, not being entirely sure that NA was for us, found much to criticize. Either we felt as though no one had suffered like we had or that we hadn’t suffered enough. But as we listened we started to hear something new, a wordless language with its roots in recognition, belief, and faith: the language of empathy. Desiring to belong, we kept listening.

We find all the identification we need as we learn to understand and speak the language of empathy. To understand this special language, we listen with our hearts. The language of empathy uses few words; it feels more than it speaks. It doesn’t preach or lecture – it listens. It can reach out and touch the spirit of another addict without a single spoken word.

Fluency in the language of empathy comes to us through practice. The more we use it with other addicts and our Higher Power, the more we understand this language. It keeps us coming back.

Just for today: I will listen with my heart. With each passing day, I will become more fluent in the language of empathy.

Helpline: 1-888-811-3887

Area Website: http://www.cloana.org

Ontario Region: www.orscna.org World: http://www.na.org