Official Site Of Central Lake Ontario Area Of Narcotics Anonymous

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Central Lake Ontario Area of

Narcotics Anonymous

~ THE SERENITY TIMES ~

April / May 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 an Alternate Secretary, Literature Person, Alternate Literature Person, Media Relations Liaison, Alternate Media Relations Liaison.
    *Hospitals and Institutions needs a Co-ordinator for Men 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 April and May. Stay tuned for dates.
    *Activities is looking for representatives from all the homegroups to attend their meeting (last Mon./mo.)
    *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 *

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    ~ Medallions ~

Name
Date
Clean Time
Group
Brad G
April 15
21 Years
Christopher W
April 16
2 Years
Peter S
April 16
1 Year
Wanda F
April 20
5 Years
Deborah G
April 23
5 Years

Keep It Simple

Henry W
April 24
20 Years
Mohamed A
April 25
1 Year
Bill K
April 27
12 Years
Nichola K
April 28
6 Years
Shannon B
April 28
5 Years
Shawn Mc
April 30
13 Years
Randy S
May 4
6 Years
Jordan A
May 6
5 Years
Ryan P
May 17
1 Year
Lisa C
May 24
1 Year
Corey S
May 31
1 Year

 

    Reflection: Just For Today May 7: Turning Turmoil Into Peace
    “With the world in such a turmoil, I feel I have been blessed to be where I am.” basic text p.145

    Some days it doesn’t pay to turn on the news, we hear so many stories about violence and mayhem. When we used, many of us grew accustomed to violence. Through the fog of our addiction, we rarely got too disturbed by the state of the world. When we are clean, however, many of us find we are particularly sensitive to the world around us. As recovering people, what can we do to make it a better place?
    When we find ourselves disturbed by the turmoil of our world, we can find comfort in prayer and meditation. When it seems like everything is turned upside down, our contact with our Higher Power can be our calm in the midst of any storm. When we are centered on our spiritual path, we can respond to our fears with peace. And by living peaceably ourselves, we invite a spirit of peace to enter our world. As recovering people, we can affect positive change by doing our best to practice the principles of our program.
    JFT: I will enhance peace in the world by living, speaking and acting peacefully in my life.

     

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: Thurs. April 23 to Severn Ties in Campbellford, Sun, May 3 to Freedom of Choice in Whitby and Wed. May 20 to Stepping Into Action in Peterborough . 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 these meetings.

*The 28th Annual Ontario Regional Convention (O.R.C.N.A.) will be May 8-10 in Ottawa; visit the website for details at orcnaxxviii@gmail.com Pre register for this event to save money. It will be held at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon St. N. Call the Hotel at 888-890-3222 to book a room.

*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


Helpline: 1-888-811-3887

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

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