Official Site Of Central Lake Ontario Area Of Narcotics Anonymous

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Central Lake Ontario Area of

Narcotics Anonymous

~ THE SERENITY TIMES ~

December 2014 - January 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 Chairperson(2yr), Alternate Literature Person(1yr.), Alternate Treasurer(2yr), Secretary(2 yr.), Alternate Secretary(1yr.)Alternate External Secretary(1 yr.).
    - Public Information needs an Alternate Chairperson, Alternate Serenity Times Publisher,
    Alternate Webservant, Literature Person, Alternate Literature Person, Media Relations Liaison, Alternate Media Relations Liaison. Next meeting Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Gregories
    - 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.)
    - Unity Day Committee needs an Alternate Treasurer(2 yrs), Secretary (1 yr), Merchandise Rep. (2 yrs), Hall Co-ordinator (3 mo.) and Panel Leaders (1 yr). Committee meets next on Nov.14 at 7 p.m. -Steelworkers

    *New meeting on Friday nights in Whitby: Living Clean: The N.A. Way Starts at 8 p.m.; 150 Victoria St., E.

    ~ Medallions ~

Name
Date
Clean Time
Group
Charlie L
December 18
2 Years
Rob Hu
December 18
2 Years
Maurice G
December 22
24 Years
Derick
January 3
3 Years
Paul H
January 4
6 Years
Christine S
January 9
3 Years
Joyful J
January 9
4 Years
Mark R
January 17
8 Years
Frank D
January 18
4 Years

 

Reflection:

Just For Today December 12: Fear of Change

Life is a series of changes, both large and small. Although we may know and accept this fact intellectually, chances are that our initial emotional reaction to change is fear. For some reason, we assume that each and every change is going to hurt, causing us to be miserable.
If we look back on the changes that have happened in our lives, we’ll find that most of them have been for the best. We were probably very frightened at the prospect of life without drugs, yet it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to us. Perhaps we’ve lost a job that we thought we’d die without but later on we found greater challenge and personal fulfillment in a new career. As we venture forth in our recovery, we’re likely to experience more changes. We will outgrow old situations and become ready for new ones.
With all sorts of changes taking place, it’s only natural to grab hold of something, anything familiar and try to hold on. Solace can be found in a Power greater than ourselves. The more we allow changes to happen at the direction of our Higher Power, the more we’ll trust that those changes are for the best. Faith will replace fear, and we’ll know in our hearts that all will be well.

Just For Today: When I am afraid of a change in my life, I will take comfort from knowing that God’s will for me is good.

 

 

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
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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
Will reconvene in October

Helpline: 1-888-811-3887 Area Website: www.cloana.org Ontario Region: www.orscna.org World: www.na.org

Clean Fun


    Outreach Road Trips : Road Trips for the two months are Sat. Dec. 6 to River of Freedom in Lindsay, Thurs. Dec. 11 to How It Works in Bowmanville, Fri. Jan 9 to Living Clean: The N.A. Way and Thurs. Jan 22 to New Reality in Ajax . All of the fellowship are encouraged to join in these trips.

    *The New Hope Group will be having a holiday meeting on December 22 @ 8 p.m.

    *Activities will be putting on a Holiday Get Together on Thursday, December 25 throughout the day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This will be held at St. Philips Church, 1314 Oxford St. in Oshawa. There will be food available. Home groups are asked to give support if they can. (donating food or time, please contact Jackie V. or Thomas H.)

    *The Just For Today Group will be holding a Gratitude Meeting on Dec. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to9:30p.m

    *New Years Eve Dance will be held Dec. 31(after the Wed. night meeting) at St. Philips Church (1314 Oxford St. in Oshawa) from 9:30 to 1 p.m. Suggested donation of $5.00. Bring your families. Prizes, music, fellowship and fun. Flyer

    *Ontario Regional Convention will be May 8-10 in Ottawa; visit the website for details at orcnaxxviii@gmail.com Book your room soon and pre register for this event.

    Did you Know?
    1. In what year was N.A. founded?

    2. One man is generally given credit as being the person who held N.A. together, or being “the founder”. What was his name?

    3. How do you become a member of N.A.?

    4. How much does it cost to belong to N.A.?

    5. What does sponsorship in N.A. primarily concern?

    Answers:

    1. 1953

    2. James Kinnon or “Jimmy K.”

    3. Simply decide you are a member. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using.

    4. Nothing, we are completely self-supporting but it cost nothing to join and nothing to sustain membership.

    5. Mentoring, or guidance through stepwork. Fact: The words “drugs” and “narcotics” appear nowhere in N.A.’s Twelve Steps. One of the major differences between N.A. and most other fellowships is that N.A. admits powerlessness over the disease, not the substance. Step 1: “ We admitted we were powerless over our addiction; that our lives had become unmanageable”. To many this is just a matter of semantics, but for others this can be a powerful distinction.