Official Site Of Central Lake Ontario Area Of Narcotics Anonymous

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Central Lake Ontario Area of

Narcotics Anonymous

~ THE SERENITY TIMES ~

August / September 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 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 ~

*Public Information will be putting on a Poster Day on Sat. Sept. 12 meeting at the Mon. night meeting parking lot at 9:30 a.m. (Olive and Albert Streets) No clean time required to help out.
*Public Information needs an Alt. Secretary, Media Relations Liaison.

*Hospitals and Institutions will have All positions up for elections in August. Please come and support them.

*Unity Day Committee is meeting in a new location: 121 Simcoe St. S. (side entrance) at 5:30 on the 3rd Wed. of the month and needs an Alternate Chairperson, Merchandise Person and alt., and Panel Leaders. They have started a book drive challenging all groups or members of groups to collect books for Unity Day give-aways. Bring them to the Unity Day Committee and they will tally up the numbers and present a trophy to the winning group.
Unity Day hosting a Home Group Book Challange (Click Here To Read or Download Flyer)

*Our Area has taken on the Merchandising Committee for Orcna 2016. Please join in the committee which will meet after the Area meeting every 2nd Sunday at 12:15 p.m.

 


 

 

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    ~ Medallions ~

Name
Date
Clean Time
Group
Anita S
Aug 16
1Year
Serge B
Aug 16
7 Years
Rob M
Aug 18
10 Years
Shawn M
Aug 22
3 Years
Leanne R
Aug 23
1 Year
Troy P
Aug 27
1 Year
Ryan K
Sept 8
3 Years
Jay M
Sept 9
4 Years
Lori L
Sept 10
9 Years
Claude S
Sept 12
7 Years
Dianna A
Sept 13
5 Years
John M
Sept 19
20 Years
Beki S
Sept 20
4 Years
Rick C
Sept 21
28 Years
Jackie V
Sept 23
5 Years
Fraser S
Sept 26
6 Years
Jim C
Sept 27
3 Years
Karen S
Sept 28
10 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
 
Clare S.
3rd Mon. of the month
6:30 p.m.
Activities
Jackie V.
Last Mon. of the month
6:30 p.m.
Unity Day
Leanne K.

3rd Wed of the month

Girl Guides 121 Simcoe St
6:30 pm

*Our Area will be putting together the Merchandising Committee for Orcna 2016. Please join in the committee which will meet after the Area meeting every 2nd Sunday at 12:15 p.m. The first meeting will be on April 12. Some positions to be filled are: Chairperson, Alt. Chairperson, Treasurer, Alt. Treasurer, Secretary and Alt. Secretary.

Clean Summer Fun

*Outreach Road Trips : Friday, August 14 to the Do Not Despair Group in Bancroft. This is the final meeting of this group, so they want to bring them a huge support, Thursday, August 27 to the How it Works Group in Bowmanville, and Thursday September 10 to the Severn Ties group in Campbellford. 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.

All the weekend retreats that were advertised have been cancelled but if you can get a number of people together who want to have a retreat (men, women or co-ed), Lori L. will organize one for you. You could contact her at www.torontonaretreats.weebly.com.

*Hamilton Area Campout @ Valens Conservation Area on Aug. 13-16. 1691 Regional Rd. 97, Freelton

*Activities will host a baseball tournament on Sat. August 15th at Solina Fields in Hampton. Submit a team for just $75 and contact Jackie V. or Thomas H. There will be burgers, dogs and corn for sale.

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

Reflection: Just For Today -August 27-Choosing Life

“Change from self-destructive patterns of life became necessary.”   Basic Text page 15
     
      Active addiction is a smoldering death- wish. Each of us courted death every time we used. Our lifestyles, too, put us at risk. The life of an addict is sold cheaply with every day and every dose.
   
       In recovery, the first pattern we change is the pattern of using. Staying clean is the start of our journey into life. But our self-destructive behaviour usually went far deeper than just our using. Even in recovery, we may still treat ourselves as if we are worthless. When we treat ourselves badly, we feel badly. And when we feel badly, we seek relief – maybe even in our old solution, drugs.
     
      Choosing recovery means choosing life. We decide each day that we want to live and be free. Each time we avoid self-destructive behaviour, we choose recovery.

 Just For Today: I will choose life by choosing recovery. I will take care of myself.


Helpline: 1-888-811-3887

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

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