Official Site Of Central Lake Ontario Area Of Narcotics Anonymous

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Central Lake Ontario Area of

Narcotics Anonymous

~ THE SERENITY TIMES ~

February 2015 - March 2015

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~ Subcommittees ~

    PUBLIC INFORMATION: (PI) 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 St. Gregory’s Auditorium, 192 Simcoe St. N. Oshawa.

    HOSPITALS AND INSTITUTIONS: (H&I) John M. (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 St. Gregory’s Auditorium, 192 Simcoe St. N. Oshawa.

    ACTIVITIES: Contact: Jackie V. (Chair). Planning of social activities for CLOANA (dances, fundraiser's, picnics, etc). MEETS: *Last Monday of the month at 6:30 pm* at St. Gregory’s Auditorium, 192 Simcoe St. N. Oshawa. Attend to be a part of fun in recovery !!!

    OUTREACH: Contact: Randy S. (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: Contact: Margaret G. (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 ~

    *Area is looking for an Alternate Literature Person(1yr.), Alternate Treasurer(2yr), Alternate Secretary(1yr.), Alternate External Secretary(1 yr.).

    *Public Information Helpline Workshop 6 p.m. February 9 before the P.I. meeting (6:30)
    *Public Information needs an Alternate Chairperson, Secretary,
    Alternate Webservant, Literature Person, Alternate Literature Person, Media Relations Liaison, Alternate Media Relations Liaison.

    *Hospitals and Institutions needs Alternate literature, Co-ordinator for Men in the Central East Correctional Centre. Committee meets next on Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. – St. Gregorys

    *Activities is looking for representatives from all the homegroups to attend their meeting (last Mon./mo.)
    *Activities will be hosting an O.R.C.N.A. XXVIII fundraiser on April 11th. at Storie Park 101 Mill St...see flyer below

    *New meeting on Friday nights in Whitby: Living Clean: The N.A. Way Starts at 8 p.m.; 150 Victoria St., E.
    *Oshawa Men’s Meeting Day and Location Change; Wed. 7 p.m. at 156 Simcoe St. S., Cornerstone Office *

    *Unity Day Committee needs a Secretary (1 yr), Merchandise Rep. (2 yrs), Hall Co-ordinator (3 mo.) and Panel Leaders (1 yr). Committee meets next on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. – Steelworkers....*Unity Day "Theme & Logo Contest" see flyer below....

    Unity Day with the help of Activities will be hosting a Unity Day fundraiser on March 28th...see flyer below

     

    Flyers

    Unity Day Fundraiser Flyer

    Unity Day Theme &Logo Contest Flyer

    . ORCNA XXVIII Fundrasier Flyer.

     

     

     

    ~ Medallions ~

Name
Date
Clean Time
Group
Maggie B
February 16
27 Years
Gregor H
February 17
11 Year
Wayne L
February 20
1 Year
Leonard B
February 24
7 Years
Shelley K
March 3
5 Years
Mike L
March 8
1 Year
Stephen F
March 10
5 Years
Brian M
March 14
1 Year
John H
March 15
8 Years
Real C
March 20
25 Years
Glen F
March 23
9 Years
Melinda P
March 29
1 Year

 

    Reflection:

    Reflection: Just For Today March 4: The Process
    In active addiction, things happened seemingly without rhyme or reason. We just “did things,” often without knowing why or what the results would be. Life had little value or meaning.
    The Twelve-Step process gives meaning to our lives; in working the steps, we come to accept both the dark and the bright sides of ourselves. We strip away the denial that kept us from comprehending addictions affect on us. We honestly examine ourselves, picking out the patterns in our thoughts, our feelings, and our behaviour. We gain humility and perspective by fully disclosing ourselves to another human being. In seeking to have our shortcomings removed, we develop a working appreciation of our own powerlessness and the strength provided by a Power greater than we are. With our enhanced understanding of ourselves, we gain greater insight into and acceptance of others.
    The Twelve Steps are the key to a process we call “life.” In working the steps, they become a part of us – and we become a part of the life around us. Our world is no longer meaningless; we understand more about what happens in our lives today. We no longer fight the process. Today, in working the steps, we live it.

    Just For Today: Life is a process; the Twelve Steps are the key. Today I will use the steps to participate in that process, understanding and enjoying myself and my recovery.

Committee/Subcommittee Information

Subcommittee
Contact Information
Chairperson
Meeting Date
Meeting Location
Meeting Time
Area
Margaret G.
2nd Sun. of the month
9:30 a.m.
Outreach
Randy S.
2nd Sun. of the month
12:15 p.m.
Public Information
Real C.
2nd Mon. of the month
6:30 p.m.
Hospitals & Institutions
(Alt.) John M.
3rd Mon. of the month
6:30 p.m.
Activities
Jackie V.
Last Mon. of the month
6:30 p.m.
Unity Day
2nd Fri. of the month
United Sleelworkers Hall
7:00 pm

Clean Fun

    *Outreach Road Trips : Road Trips for the two months are, Thurs. Jan 22 to New Reality in Ajax, Wed. Feb. 11 to Way to Wellness in Lindsay, Thurs. Feb. 19 to Together We Can in Cobourg,Tues, March 3 to Come as you are in Colborne and Fri. March 13 to Do Not Despair in Bancroft . All of the fellowship are encouraged to join in these trips. The committee is very small so we need your help to honour these commitments. If you would like to join the committee, they meet after area on the 2nd Sunday of the month. (around 12:15 p.m.)

    *Alive and Free Group will be hosting an Anniversay Celebration meeting on February 21 at 7 p.m.
    This will be a Pot Luck so bring your appetite and any food if you wish. There will be a Special Guest Speaker.

    *Our Annual Unity Day Fundraiser will be held Sat. March 28 at the Northern Portugal Cultural Centre, 40 Albany St. in Oshawa. This will be a chili cook-off. Could it be that you make the best chili in our area? The doors open at 4 p.m. and after the dinner there will be a dance until midnight. Tickets are on sale now for $5.00 (13 and up) and free admission for those 12 and under.

    *Ontario Regional Convention will be May 8-10 in Ottawa; visit the website for details at orcnaxxviii@gmail.com Pre register for this event. It will be held at the Delta Hotel, 101 Lyon St. N. Call the Hotel at 888-890-3222 to book a room soon.

    The Canadian Convention of Narcotics Anonymous (C.C.N.A.) will be in Halifax, Nova Scotia this year from Nov. 6-8. For more info. go to www.canadianconvention.com


Helpline: 1-888-811-3887

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

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