Official Site Of Central Lake Ontario Area Of Narcotics Anonymous

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Central Lake Ontario Area of

Narcotics Anonymous

~ THE SERENITY TIMES ~

March / April 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 Secretary(1yr.), Alternate External Secretary(1 yr.), Alt. R.C.M. and A.S.C.R.
    *Nominations in March for Treasurer, Chair, Secretary and their Alternates and Elections for these in April

    *Public Information needs an Alternate Secretary, Literature Person, Alternate Literature Person, Media Relations Liaison,
    Alternate Media Relations Liaison & Alternate Webservant

    *Hospitals and Institutions needs Alternate literature, Co-ordinator for Men in the Central East Correctional Centre.

    *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
Mike L
March 8
1 Year
Stephen F
March 10
5 Years
Brian M
March 14
1 Year
Dave M
March 14
23 Years
John H
March 15
8 Years
Real C
March 20
25 Years
Glen F
March 23
9 Years
Melinda P
March 29
1 Year
Jake C
April 2
3 Years
Andrew H
April 2
3 Years
Derrick B
April 4
4 Years
Phil E
April 5
2 Years
Sid S
April 9
1 Year
Brad G
April 15
21 Years
Christopher W
April 16
2 Years
Peter S
April 16
1 Year
Mohamed A
April 18
1 Year
Henry W
April 24
20 Years
Bill K
April 27
12 Years
Nichola K
April 28
6 Years

 

    Reflection: Just For Today March 24: Letting Go of the Past

    “It’s not where we were that counts, but where we are going.” Basic Text p. 23
    When we first find recovery, some of us feel shame or despair at calling ourselves “addicts.” In the early days,
    we may be filled with both fear and hope as we struggle to find new meaning in our lives. The pastmay seem
    inescapable and overpowering. It may be hard to think of ourselves in any way other than theway we always have.
    While memories of the past can serve as reminders of what’s waiting for us if we use again, they can also
    keep us stuck in a nightmare of shame and fear. Though it may be difficult to let go of those memories, each
    day in recovery can bring us that much further away from our active addiction. Each day, we can find more to
    look forward to and less to punish ourselves for.
    In recovery, all doors are open to us. We have many choices. Our new life is rich and full of promise. While
    we cannot forget the past, we don’t have to live in it. We can move on.
    Just For Today: I will pack my bags and move out of my past into a present filled with hope.

     

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.)

    *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.

    *Our Annual O.R.C.N.A. Fundraiser will be held Sat. April 18. Tickets will be on sale soon. Stay tuned for more details.

    *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