The next SA/S-Anon International Convention (January 12-14, 2018) will be held right next door in San Antonio. Just a reminder, early registration is preferred; hotel rooms at the venue will probably fill up in the next several weeks.
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In line with the Eleventh Tradition, our FB page is another mechanism to let people know we are here―it is supposed to be a tool of attraction and should not be used for promotion. Be aware that liking the page or liking or commenting on posts might break your anonymity: likes and posts show up publicly, attached to your personal Facebook account. Feel free to share the page around with people who might need it.
We are pleased to announce a new meeting. The meeting will start on November, 11, 2017, and will meet at Saturday morning, from 8:30-9:30 at Temple Baptist Church:
6824 Randol Mill Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76120 → first building to the left of auditorium, first door on the right after you enter.
The South Midwest Region of SA is having a retreat in Wichita Kansas October 27-29, 2017. Click here for the informational flier. Register through the mail via the form on the back of the flier, or click here to register through SA.org. (Select “Wichita, KS, USA – October 27th, 2017” from the drop down menu). Register early!
SA Geek Camp boots up on the 23rd of August 2017 at 4:00 AM ending exactly 24 hours later. Geek camp is an all-day virtual SA convention with speakers from across the globe. Click here to register (it’s free!) or here for more information.
DFW SA members will be hosting a virtual panel that you can attend in the flesh. Contact Jared P. via email (email@example.com) for information, where to go, what to bring, etc.
The next SA/S-Anon International Convention (January 12-14, 2018) will be held right next door in San Antonio. Just a reminder, early registration is preferred, and prices will increase after November 1st.
Click here to register.
You can also register at SA.org
January 12-14, 2018
“There exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful.” – AA Big Book p 17
If you are undecided about whether to come to San Antonio, consider this in-unison, enthusiastic response from two convention veterans when asked if they would recommend taking the plunge.
One of the main benefits of attending a convention is it fosters a greater sense of community among recovering sexaholics, members with a deep sense of gratitude for the convention experience said. “You really get the sense you belong to a world-wide fellowship,” said an SA member who has attended five conventions.
Another member stressed the convention experience underscores the fact that the disease does not discriminate. “It helps to see all the different people who have this disease,” a member who has attended two conventions said. “You see men and women, people of all religious groups, people of color. “It’s one of those things that until you go, you don’t understand the diversity of sexaholism.”
Another benefit of convention attendance is it helps draw sexaholics out of isolation. “The fear diminished while I was at my first convention,” one member said. “I would really recommend attending the meals and listening to the speakers. It’s great to sit around the table with all these other sexaholics.”
One female member said meeting women from all over the country at a convention helped convince her to commit to working the program back at her home group. “I don’t know if I would have come into the rooms here in my town had I not known there was a full collection of women working programs elsewhere,” she said.
That member also noted that she found her sponsor at a convention. She also likened a day at a convention to an “emersion program” of sorts. “You can really maximize your weekend and come back with a daily routine,” she said.
One member with long-term recovery pointed out that attendance at conventions gives one a sense of the “different flavors” of recovery. “It’s like chili,” he said. “Chili is without beans, of course, because that’s how we do it in Texas. But in Cincinnati, they add cinnamon. And in other parts of the country they do add have beans. It’s the same 12 Steps everywhere, but they are done differently in different parts of the country, and it’s good in its own way. That’s what I’ve picked up at conventions.”
Going to a convention, he added, also helps one identify weak spots in a program. “I usually come back from a convention and take a new look at the work I have done,” he said. “It also helps me look for something I have left out of my program. All of sudden it becomes apparent that this is something I need to pick up on or I am going to tip over. “
Bottom line: Attending a convention is an excellent way to energize one’s program.
So should you attend a convention?
Living Beyond Unworthiness & Shame
March 17-19 / Wichita, KS