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We hope to be able to have a retreat on the last weekend of June, June 29-30, 2013 this year. Please call Jane H.right away if you can commit to coming. We need 25 people to commit to attend the retreat in order for the event to occur.
We received an invitation from Freedom Festival 10 to man a booth on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 10am to 6pm. Freedom Festival is a Sober music event and was created to celebrate life without alcohol, drugs or any mind-altering substances or addictive behaviors. It is a family event. Please contact Angela P. if you would like to attend and be of service at a booth (949) 302-8465.
We currently need Chairpersons for the By-Laws, Speakers Bureau, and Hospitals & Institutions (H&I) for Southern California Intergroup of Nicotine Anonymous (SCINA). Here are those Service Position Descriptions:
1. Be familiar with SCINA's bylaws and assure that they are adhered to in SCINA activities.
2. Research any needed revisions or additions to the bylaws and make recommendations to the Meeting.
3. Attend SCINA Intergroup Meetings.
- Gather names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of people willing to be speakers at meetings in the Intergroup area.
- Serve as liaison between all requests from Nicotine Anonymous meetings for a Nicotine Anonymous speaker with this group of people to set up guest speakers at different meetings.
- Attend SCINA Intergroup Meetings and make any report requested.
Hospitals and Institutions
1. Serve as liaison between all requests for a Nicotine Anonymous panel and the volunteers who will go on the panel.
2. Gather all information regarding street address, location within the facility and time for the panel.
3. Solicit volunteers for the panel from meetings in the area of the facility. It is ideal to get 4 persons, 2 men and 2 women. However it may be a smaller group depending on the circumstances. Be sure each volunteer has the guidelines for sharing as well as the meeting and location information.
4. Meet with the volunteers at a central place at the facility. Be sure to arrange that if anyone is late the rest of the group will go in and start the panel. Being on time with our commitment is important.
5. Attend SCINA Intergroup Meeting and make any report requested.
Ah, the opportunity to be part of the 28th annual Nicotine Anonymous World Services Conference April 26-28 in 2013 - is yours. And in beautiful Long Beach, California, at the Golden Sails Hotel Golf and Conference Center.
The correct phone number for reserving rooms at the price of $99 per night (for up to four people) and a complimentary full breakfast buffet, is (800) 762-5333. To get the conference rate, mention the Nicotine Anonymous conference.
Conference registration before 10 April is $35 per Nicotine Anonymous member (no charge for spouses). Click here to pull up the form. Be sure to make checks payable for fees, including special meals, to SCINA. Or you can register online via PayPal.
To be a voting delegate, if your NicA group falls within an InterGroup, you need to be elected as their representative. If your NicA group does not have an InterGroup, the basic rule is that there can be one voting delegate for every three NicA groups in your State or Province.
Voting delegates must register with email@example.com no later than 26 March 2013. Take note - that is just a month before the conference.
Complimentary air shuttle service is available only from the Long Beach (LGB) airport only. The next message will provide details on the conference workshop topics and the after-conference optional activity. On your own you may enjoy the Queen Mary ship/hotel, Knotts Berry Farm, Disneyland or go to Hollywood to see Universal Studio or Magic Mountain, to name a few.
Also, a new tool or gift for yourself or others is a CD giving the verbal stories of nicotine addicts that is sure to keep your attention focused on remaining nicotine-free. The CD, for only $3.99, was created by the Intergroup in Ohio. The new Newcomers Booklet is also for sale for $4.00. Order either from the online Nicotine Anonymous store, or purchase at the conference.
We are so looking forward to making the 28th annual Nicotine Anonymous conference a wonderful time to meet up with old friends, make new friends, run for office as NAWS has need of qualified and experienced board members - the election of three new ones will take place on Sunday morning - all in the wonderful ambiance of California Breathing.
Your input and volunteer work are what make this organization work. Come to the conference and enjoy. Your time of nicotine abstinence will be strengthened for the rest of your life.
For more conference details, write firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in service,
Gary M., Conference Contact
Nicotine Anonymous World Services
As you may already know - Southern California Intergroup is Hosting this years World Services Conference in Long Beach on April 26-28, 2008. This is a fantastic opportiunity for ou to intereact with and be part of the fantastic work that Nicotine Annonymous does - close to home.
You can Register online now - by going to TheRegistration Form in the Menu Bar Above - or Clicking this link.
Or, You can Download and Fill out this Form and Mail in Registration.
If You are Looking for a Roommate at The Conference - to share in the expenses at the hotel, You can Post in our Forum for the Conference on Google Groups and Connect with others there.
Come Celebrate the new Year with us!
Please Join us for the 19th Annual Nicotine Anonymous Holiday Dinner Meeting!
When: Wed. January 9, 2013
Where: The Sizzler, 1401 North Harbor, Fullerton, Ca
Time: 7:00 pm
There will be special Guest Speakers!!
MARATHON MEETING SATURDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING
Southern California Intergroup of Nicotine Anonymous (SCINA) hosts a Marathon Meeting each year. Located at the Calvary Baptist Church in Bellflower, this ninth annual event will provide a wonderful opportunity to share our experience, strength and hope with other members across the region.
DATE: Saturday, November 17, 2012
TIME: 9:00am to 9:00pm
LOCATION: Calvary Baptist Church Family Center, 14722 Clark Avenue, Bellflower, CA
NICOTINE ANONYMOUS MEETINGS HELD EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR! SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE TO LEAD A MEETING.
TO SIGN UP TO LEAD A MEETING, CONTACT:Joseph W. at (562) 644- 5225 or by email at email@example.com
Good News! Four Nicotine Anonymous books are now available as Kindle eBooks:
- A Year of Miracles and 90 Days 90 Ways - both meditation books for nicotine addicts;
- Our Path to Freedom, 12 Stories of Recovery ; and
- Nicotine Anonymous: the Book - the fellowship's basic text.
Don't have a Kindle Reader? No problem; Ebooks can be read using free Kindle reading apps for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone devices -- click here.
Seven Minutes, NicA's quarterly newsletter, is now on our website so everyone can read it online. It's an invigorating read. The paper copy is still mailed to subscribers.
The 2013 annual conference, April 26 - 28, will be at the beautiful Golden Sails Hotel Golf and Conference Center in Long Beach, California.
It's not too early to make your plans to attend, especially with a room rate of $99 per night for up to four persons plus complimentary full breakfast buffet. Click here to view the conference flier. To book your rooms online, go to www.goldsails.com. Mention NAWS Annual Conference. This is the best hotel room price at a desirable location in a long time for an annual Nicotine Anonymous conference.
Early registration is $35 per person before April 10. If you have not been to a Nicotine Anonymous conference before and would like to visit the Long Beach area of California, hotel room rates will be honored two days before the conference and two days after.
The conference needs you, the Nicotine Anonymous member, to help make decisions for the organization. And you need the conference. It will give you encouragement that the work you are doing to help other addicts is of utmost importance to saving lives.
Who: All of us in and around Nicotine Anonymous
What: A Pot Luck Picnic - Bring your favorite Dish to share. We will provide the drinks
- Food, Fun & Games (including Scrabble, Cribbage and Backgammon tournaments and any other game you wish to bring the supplies for.)
- Election of Officers for 2012 – 2013. And lots more….
When: Sunday, September 16, 2012 . SCINA meeting from 10:00 am to noon with the picnic following until 4:00 pm.
Where: Rush Park, 3001 Blume, Rossmore 90720.
Take the 405 to Seal Beach Blvd
Exit on Seal Beach Blvd going north toward Los Alamitos Blvd. (1.1 mi.)
At Bradbury turn left ( .2 mi.)
At Montecito turn left(.3 mi)
At Main Way turn right (.1 mi)
THere is a new Newcomers Booklet Available! This is a shortened pocket size book that is just perfect to help you while you are starting out in Nicotine Anonymous
You can get information by clicking here now.
SATURDAY JUNE 23, 2012 AT 10:00 AM UNTIL NOON ON SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012
$120 INCLUDES MEALS, LODGING
$60 FOR MEALS ONLY
This retreat is for Nicotine Anonymous members and guests who want to enhance their practice of prayer and meditation.
Held in the heart of one of the most serene settings of the Mojave Desert,
the Joshua Tree Retreat Center offers the perfect atmosphere to enhance your journey into the Twelve Steps of Nicotine Anonymous.
One hour workshops will be held on both days along with periods of prayer and meditation. Materials are provided.
There will be a Nicotine Anonymous meeting UNDER THE STARS Saturday night at 8:00 pm. Please complete one form per person (See below). Please return your payment by June 1, 2012.
This Year the World Services Conference will be Held in Albuquerque, New Mexcico - Not too far from us in Southern California - It can be a great way to experience the fellow ship with other members of Nicotine Anonymous From all over the world. Plus, Southern California is Hosting the COnference in 2013 - so its a great opportunity to find out what A World Services Conference is all about to help prepare for our turn to host it!
You can get More information by Clicking the Link Below. World Services Conference Website
The Host hotel for the conference is:
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town: 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
$109.°° per room/night-single or double occupancy–conference rate code:1204NICOTI
Call toll free at 800-237-2133 and ask to be connected to reservations.
Rates honored 2 days before and 2 days after the conference. Convenient to ABQ’s International Sunport, AmTrak, Railrunner Express, ABQ Ride. And a short ride to the beautiful Sangre de Christo mountains and the cultural and artistic meccas of Santa Fe, and Taos.
Hotel Albuquerque Information
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town provides comfortable accommodations, free wi-fi in rooms, free parking, pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center. The climate is mild, arid, and cool at night. The hotel is located in Albuquerque’s historic Old Town district, a serene village that has been the focal point of the community since 1706.
Within walking distance of Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town are several attractions:
- New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science with LodeStar Astronomy Center
- The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
- Explora! Science and Children’s Museum
- American International Rattlesnake Museum
- Turquoise Museum
- Historic Old Town
- Native American Indian jewelry vendors on the Old Town Plaza
Take a five-minute drive and enjoy:
Costa Mesa College Hospital
Meetings are Sunday @ 4:30 pm and Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm are Temporarily moved to Dick Church's Restaurant, 2861 Costa Mesa , CA FWY, Costa Mesa, CA by the golf course @ Mesa Dr, THrough March 1, 2012 and then they will return to the College Hospital Location. CAll Angela if you have any questions at 949-302-8465.
Due to Rennovations at the West Hollywood Recovery cnter - THe 001 Meeting in West Hollywood will not meet for two weeks. Regular Meeting Schedule will resume on January 2, 2012.
Call (858) 707–3071, PIN: 766237#
A Marathon Telephone Meeting - Wherever you are! - Just call in and Particiapate.
7:00 AM to 2:00 AM EST
9:00 Miracles Mtg
11:00 Gratitude Pt. 1
1:00 Tips for Freedom
2:30 Our Path to Freedom
4:45 Our Five Tools
6:00 Speaker Mtg and
8:00 Serenity Prayer Mtg
10:00 Gratitude Pt. 2
11:00 The Book Part II
1:00 AM Audio Books
When: Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m. Dinner on Your own
Where: The Sizzler, 1401 North Harbor, Fullerton
Special Guest Speakers 7:00 p.m.