Official Site Of Central Lake Ontario Area Of Narcotics Anonymous

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Central Lake Ontario Area of

Narcotics Anonymous

~ THE SERENITY TIMES ~

May/June 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.
Elections in April for Treasurer, Chair, Secretary and their Alternates
*Public Information needs a Secretary and Alt., Literature Person and Alt., Media Relations Liaison and Alt.
*Hospitals and Institutions need co-ordinators for men and women in the Central East Correctional Centre.
H & I will be having a workshop on May 18 at 6 p.m. If you want to go to the facilities, you need a workshop.
*Unity Day Committee needs a Secretary (1 yr), Merchandise Rep. (2 yrs), Hall Co-ordinator (3 mo.) and Panel Leaders (1 yr). Committee meetings will be more frequent in May. Stay tuned for dates.
Activities Committee will be nominating for all positions in June and elections will be in July. Need 3 mtgs.

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    ~ Medallions ~

Name
Date
Clean Time
Group
Corey S
May 31
1 Year
Barb K
June 3
1 Year
Chris C
June 10
15 Years
Chris
June 12
7 Years
Just For Today
Mike M
June 13
15 Years
Dave C
June 14
1 Year
Leanne C
June 16
2 Years
Susan B
June 20
2 Years
Doug B
June 20
2 Years
Live Your Life
Wndy M
June 23
4 Years
Mike D
June 25
2 Years
New Reality
Brandon W
June 25
1Year
Just For Today

 

    Reflection: Just For Today June 13: A Full Life
    “The program works a miracle in our lives....We become free to live” Basic Text p.11

    Most of us-if we’ve been in recovery for any length of time at all-have heard some member complaining in a meeting about being terribly overworked, too busy for meetings or sponsorship or other activities. In fact, we may have been the complaining member. The
    days seem so full: job, family and friends, meetings, activities, sponsorship, step work.
    “There just aren’t enough hours in the day,” the member complains, “to get everything
    done and meet everyone’s demands on my time!”
    When this happens, usually there’s soft laughter from some of the other members-probably members who had planned to grumble about the same sort of thing. The laughter stems from our recognition that we are complaining about the miracle of the life that is ours today.
    Not so long ago, few of us were capable of having any of these “problems” in our life. We
    devoted all of our energy to maintaining our active addiction. Today we have full lives,
    complete with all the feelings and problems that go with living in reality.
    Just For Today: I will remember that my life is a miracle. Instead of resenting how busy I am


     

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

*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 Fun

*Outreach Road Trips : Road Trips for the two months are: Sun, May 3 to Freedom of Choice in Whitby, Wed. May 20 to Stepping Into Action in Peterborough and Fri. June 5 to Do Not Despair in Bancroft. 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 mtgs.

Join in a 13 year Anniversary meeting for the Friday night Just For Today Group on June 5th.

Our 22nd Annual Unity Day will be held June 6 at 40 Albany St. in Oshawa. Tickets are $10. Panels, Dinner, Main Speaker and a Classic Rock Band. Noon to Midnight. Do not miss this awesome event.

Activities host bowling on the 1st Thursday of every month at Leisure Lanes. Show up 8-8:30 to play

Activities host a baseball tournament. If you want to submit a team, contact Jackie V. or Thomas H.

*N.A. Retreat Committee is having two upcoming retreats; one for women and one for men.
5th Annual Sisterhood in Recovery Retreat will be held on July 17-19 at Mount Mary Retreat Centre,
437 Wilson St. E., Ancaster Ontario. Cost is $215.00 including food. The “Rustic” Mens Retreat will be held at Natures Retreat in Erin, Ontario on August 28-30 at a cost of $175.00 including food. Talk to Lori L. or go to www.torontonaretreats.weebly.com. Many options for payment.

*The 36th Annual World Convention is in Rio Di Janeiro from June 11-14. Visit www.na.org/events.

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
Activities is hosting our Annual Summer Picnic on July 9th at Cedar Park. Read the flyer for more information. Picnic Flyer

Remember: Summer is coming with many campouts, picnics, baseball and loads of clean fun!

Helpline: 1-888-811-3887

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

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