Official Site Of Central Lake Ontario Area Of Narcotics Anonymous

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Central Lake Ontario Area of

Narcotics Anonymous

~ THE SERENITY TIMES ~

January/February 2016

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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 New Life Church, 33 Olive Ave. 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 New Life Church, 33 Olive Ave. 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 New Life Church, 33 Olive Ave. 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 needs alternate Chairperson, Secretary, Alternate Secretary and Alternate Treasurer

*Public Information needs an Alt. Secretary, Media Relations Liaison, Serenity Times Person and Alternate Serenity Times Person, Alternate Literature and Alternate Webservant.

*Hospitals and Institutions still need a co-ordinator for the Canadian Centre for Addictions in Port Hope.
*Hospitals and Institutions is having a workshop April 18 at 6pm.

*The Merchandising Committee as well as the Arts and Graphics Committee for Orcna 2016 meets after the Area meeting every 2nd Sunday at 12:15 p.m.

* Activities Committee needs a Merchandise Rep. and Alt. Merchandise Rep.

 




 

    ~ Medallions ~

Name
Date
Clean Time
Group
Dylan D

Feb 14

4 Years

Charlie L

Feb 18
3 Years
Jen B
Feb 20
1 Year
Maggie B
Feb 22
28 Years
Gregor H
Feb 23
12 Years
Leonard B
Feb 27
8 Years
Shelley K
Mar 1
6 Years
Steve F
Mar 8
6 Years
Lara W
Mar 13
1 Year
Terry B
Mar 18
1 Year
Bill K
Apr 25
13 Years
Emily H
Apr 28
1 Year
Randy S
May 2
7 Years

 

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
Tim L.
3rd Mon. of the month
6:30 p.m.
Activities
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Last Mon. of the month
6:30 p.m.
Unity Day
Jackie V.

3rd Wed of the month

Girl Guides 121 Simcoe St
6:30 pm

 

Clean Fun

* Outreach Road Trips: All of the fellowship is 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 the Area meeting on the 2nd Sunday of the month, (around 12:15 p.m.) If not, you can just show up to support the meetings.

 Alive & Free Group is having a 9 year Anniversary meeting on Saturday, February 20 at 7 p.m. They will be having an out of town speaker.

 Activities will be hosting an ORCNA FUNDRAISER. Information will be posted in the next Serenity Times. Hope to see you there.

 Buy a book yourself on behalf of your group or encourage your group to contribute books to Unity Day and your group could receive a trophy in honour of their generosity.

• Our Ontario Regional Convention of Narcotics Anonymous (ORCNA) will be held the weekend of May 20th -22nd 2016 Blue Mountain Resort Collingwood Ontario. For reservations call 1-877-445-0231or go to www.bluemountain.ca


Reflection: Just For Today –March 12 - Getting out of the rut

“Many times in our recovery, the old bugaboos will haunt us. Life may again become meaningless, monotonous, and boring.” Basic Text p. 78
Sometimes it seems as though nothing changes. We get up and go to the same job every day. We eat dinner at the same time every night. We attend meeting each week. This morning’s rituals were identical to the ones we performed yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that. After the hell of our addiction and the roller-coaster craziness of early recovery, the stable life may have some appeal-for awhile. But, eventually, we realize we want something more. Sooner or later, we become turned off to the creeping monotony and boredom in our lives.
There are sure to be times when we feel vaguely dissatisfied with our recovery. We feel as though we are missing something for some reason, but we don’t know what or why. We draw up our gratitude lists and find literally hundreds of things to be grateful for. All our needs are being met; are lives are fuller than we had ever hoped they’d be. So what’s up?
Maybe it’s time to stretch our potential to its fullest. Our possibilities are only limited by what we can dream. We can learn something new, set a new goal, help another newcomer, or make a new friend. We’re sure to find something challenging if we look hard enough, and life will again become meaningful, varied, and fulfilling.


Just For Today: I’ll take a break from the routine and stretch my potential to its fullest.


Helpline: 1-888-811-3887

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

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