|W.A. World Service Organization Newsletter |
|Living in Balance E-Newsetter||March 2013|
Greetings! Spring is here and there is new growth in the air,
just like our ongoing spiritual recovery. :)
Tools For Your Recovery! Mid Atlantic Workshop from our members in Wayne, PA.. See more info below.
Our friends in Toronto, Canada are spreading the word on how Workaholics Anonymous can help. See more info below.
Michele S., Outreach Coordinator
Early bird registration is still available for the 2013 W.A. World Conference. The first deadline for the double early bird conference fee is March 31st, giving you a savings of $25.
The conference will be held in Chicago in August 23-25, 2013.
The program schedule has been posted on the conference section of the website. See below for more info.
A Shout Out From Our Canadian Friends!
We received some nice coverage in Toronto online and in print. A short article was written about how Workaholics Anonymous can help those with work addictions in the Toronto Star from our friends in Canada! View more here.
Tools To Grow Your Recovery!
Mid-Atlantic Workaholics Anonymous Workshop
April 20, 2013
9:30 Registration - Workshop - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Central Baptist Church 106 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA $5 Donation suggested, but if you can't pay, don't stay away.
For more information call 484-831-5385.
W.A. 2013 World Conference in Chicago, IL.
August 23-25, 2013
$25 Conference Fee Deadline March 31, 2013
$50 Conference Fee deadline May 15, 2013
$100 Conference fee starting May 16, 2013
Program input to Angela W., email address: [email protected]
Our intent is to have the program available on the WA website by Jan 1, 2013.
All other inquiries to be addressed to Jerry S. Conference Chair at [email protected] or 773-209-7089.
More on the W.A. 2013 Conference info here.
See conference program schedule here.
EASY online registration here.
The 2013 will be held at the Cenacle Retreat Center, located in Lincoln Park,
a beautiful neighborhood in Chicago, north of the downtown area.
The center is only five blocks from the Lake Michigan and North Avenue Beach, where we will be organizing a bike ride on Saturday after noon next to the beautiful Lake Shore Drive for those who wish to join in. Or you can just take a short walk to the beach and relax by the waves.
NOTE: Bike rental is $10 an hour per bike.
The conference will enable you to connect with other recovering workaholics, have relaxing and play time with others as well as some dynamite meetings!
Come join us, space is limited and members are already registering for the event.
WA 2012 World Conference MP3 Audio CD
For your convenience, you can purchase the Audio CD from the last W. A. World Conference held in Oregon, Sept. 2012
. Click here.
Your W.A. World Service Board Engaged
Last week our Outreach Coordinator was interviewed by a reporter from the Toronto Star (article in link above) as well as a five minute spot on
NEWSTALK1010 Radio - Moore in the Morning in Toronto to talk about workaholism and W.A.. If you want to listen to the March 6th podcast you can visit this website http://www.newstalk1010.com/Episodes.aspx?PID=1753
and download the podcast in the windows media file format. Our spot is at the very end of the show.
The W.A. Communications Department is adding to our sponsors list for new members. We are particularly getting a lot of requests from women. Want to sponsor? Please contact [email protected].
We are currently seeking a professional representative to speak on behalf of the fellowship and respond to public press releases that may misconstrue the reality of being a workaholic. See more information below.
Plans are being put in place for a new W.A. website! We will launch a new website design this year with an improved design, development and new shopping cart. We will keep you posted on the progress.
Interested in Becoming a Meeting Group Mentor?
Among the many support opportunities offered by WA, perhaps the richest are those created through relationships with fellow members. Across the globe people are forming meeting groups and sharing the message of recovery. We are excited by the growth of the fellowship, particularly in the number of people expressing interest in organizing meeting groups.
Because starting a meeting group can be an intimidating process, we would
like for beginners to receive a mentor during their initial stages of meeting development. Mentors offer service through answering questions and providing suggestions as needed for members beginning their meeting groups. Currently, we are in need of more mentors and would like to extend this service opportunity to members of the fellowship.
If you are interested in serving as a mentor for those starting meeting groups, please contact me at [email protected]
. More information will be provided upon receiving your expressed interested.
|Request For Sponsors
W.A. receives requests regularly for sponsorship from people seeking recovery from workaholism. We do receive more requests for female sponsors. We need to add to this list so we can help the new members in our fellowship. We keep a confidential list of volunteers who are willing to take this on. If you are willing, please send us an email with your contact information (or any other information you feel a sponsee should know) to: [email protected]
Your information is kept confidential to protect your anonymity. We will contact you with a person's contact information when someone requests, offering you the opportunity to respond. Your offering of this service will be of great value to your recovery, as well as to the person you would be sponsoring.
Group Support Section on Website
There are helpful tools and materials available here that you can download for your group; meeting formats, types of meetings, tips on outreach, W.A. Public Awareness Guidelines, archives to news letters and much more!
|W. A. Meditation Book - Call For Contributions
The W.A.W.S.O. Literature Committee is creating a meditations book. We would like all the meditations to come from the fellowship, so . . .
We need your help!
All members are welcome to write and submit meditations for publication. Consider having a writing play day for your meeting group. Not only would this activity provide opportunities for reflection and meditation, but it would also allow group members to make contributions to a book that will serve the needs of the whole fellowship.
A suggested meeting format for writing meditations is available at the WA website. For more details about submitting meditations, please visit the W.A. website.
Also, a suggested meeting format for writing meditations is also available at the W.A. website here for you to view.
We look forward to receiving your meditations!!
Have fun with us!!
Your trusted servants,
W.A.W.S.O. Literature Committee
| W.A. Seeks Professional Representative for Our Fellowship
As workaholism has become a widespread concept in public media, the ways it is communicated about can often create more misconceptions than understandings. In this regard, members of Workaholics Anonymous are currently seeking a professional representative to speak on behalf of the fellowship and respond to public press releases that may misconstrue the reality of being a workaholic. If you know of someone or have suggestions for who might serve as a reputable spokesperson for WA (who is not affiliated with the fellowship), please send your recommendations to Laura R. [email protected]
|Supporting W.A. Seventh Tradition Contributions
Our Seventh Tradition provides that W.A. is fully self-supporting; declining outside contributions. WAWSO welcomes contributions from W.A. groups and members. One hundred percent of all contributions directly support recovery from workaholism. Carrying the message of recovery to workaholics who still suffer includes email and phone services, a quarterly newsletter, media and community outreach, literature development and distribution, this website, an annual conference, meeting information and support, and other outreach services. Please print out and send this Seventh Tradition form
to support W.A.'s Outreach.
by Credit card or Paypal. Thank you for your generous support.
|New 24/7 Fellowship Line for W.A.
Workaholics Anonymous registered a twenty-four hour conference call telephone number for all our members around the world to check in with each other at the "top" of every hour of the day and night. Check with your local service provider, as they may charge you for your call.
You may find others on the line; or you may not. It is not monitored by WAWSO. It is public, unrecorded, and is there solely for the purpose of our members' check-ins, bookends, and fellowship.Click on the link below for more info.
The WAWSO telephone line for leaving messages is a separate number you can find on our website at:
|Please contribute what you can for your meetings. :)
W.A operates on contributions from it's members and literature sales. Please don't forget to go online and make a contribution to W.A. if you only go to phone meetings. You can click here donate.
Purchase Our Books Online!
The Book Of Discovery
A guide to the 12 Steps
The Workaholics Anonymous Book of Discovery is a guide that provides step instruction, questions, activities, and stories-all with room to write and reflect as necessary, in a large spiral-bound, three-hole punch volume. The book is designed to lay completely flat so as to be easily used for writing as well as for protective storing in a three-ring notebook of your choice with other loose or extra pages if desired. This workbook can be used alone, with a sponsor or used with a group in a meeting format.
Click here for online purchase You can also purchase through the mail. Price: $25. Plus $4.95 shipping and handling anywhere in the US. Send your check to WSO Web Payment Center, PO Box 56416, Portland, OR, 97238.
The Book of Recovery
W.A.'s first publication, The Book of Recovery is our main text. It has valuable information for all recovering workaholics; history, stories, guidance in working the steps and tools to help you with your recovery program! Click here for online purchase