Thanks to all of you that attended our last GSR meeting of the year. Here are the key points.
Being of service, Freddie
- The annual CMA World Conference will be held in New York City from March 4th – 7th, 2010. Registration is $75.00 and there are hotel rooms available for $139.00 per night at The Gem Hotel (price good until Jan. 20th, 2010). Go to crystalmeth.org for more information.
- CMA in LA has a cool interactive blog. The monthly GSR report, events and great stories from our members are posted to keep us in the know. Go to the cmainla newsletter link at our web-site (cmainla.com) to access or refer to it directly at cmainla.blogspot.com.
- All committees are in need of volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to be of service and to give back to your community. If you are interested, go to cmainla.com and send a message to the chairman of the committee you would like to be a part of.
- Roger D. - Information & outreach: There will be a post card distribution day to get the word out about the help line. Those who would like to be of service, please meet on Monday Dec. 21, Plummer Park @ noon.
- Bob P. - Helpline: The helpline is receiving around 3 calls per week. There will be a help-line training day early next year. Details to be announced.
- Ari U. - Registration/Directory: The fall 2009 directory is here. It can be viewed and printed online at cmainla.com. There are physical copies for your meetings. They are available for twenty cents a copy at our monthly GSR meeting. If a meeting is low on funds, the district will cover the cost.
- Dale G. - Events: retreat update: one option is at Yokoji in San Jacinto @ $80 per person min 15 people/ max 45 people.
- Victor D. & Donald L. - H&I report: If you do not have an H&I Liaison, please talk to your secretaries about adding this commitment and appointing someone to take it.
A brand new H&I pamphlet was approved for local distribution at our meetings. They will be available soon.
H&I are always looking for people with 5 years or more that would like to speak on panels at the jails.
If you are interested in speaking on a panel, please attend the next meeting of H&I on Saturday December 12, 2009 1pm at the WEHO D&A Center 626 N. Robertson Blvd. Weho CA 90069.
- Kurt T. - Chips/Literature: Chips & literature always available are at each GSR meeting. The little burgundy edition of the big book is here at a cost of $2.00 a piece. If you need these items you can come to the meeting or alert your GSR’s.
- Joey C. - the newcomer packets: There are newcomer packets available at our monthly GSR meeting. Please let your GSR know how many you need for your meetings.
- Meetings that need support are:
Monday: Steering Clear 12:00pm @ 5715 Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.
Tuesday: Spinning into the Solution 7:30pm @ Franks House 2530 Hyperion Avenue.
Thursday: Speaker Step Study @ 8:15pm @ AT Center 1773 Griffith Park Blvd.
Friday: Home Group @ 10:15pm @ AT Center 1773 Griffith Park Blvd.
Saturday: Step into the Solution @ 9:10am @ The Village 1125 N. McCadden Pl.
Saturday: Milestones @ 7:00pm @ 10544 Downey Ave. in Downey
Saturday: Tweakers with a Purpose @ 12:00pm @ Cherry Park in Long Beach.
Sunday: Gracious Methers 4pm West L.A. Alano Club 11530 W. Pico Blvd.
Sunday: Round Robin east 7:00pm @ AT Center 1773 Griffith Park Blvd.
Coming soon: a new meeting that focuses on the triggers and dangers of the internet, sex sites and all.
- The next GSR meeting is on Saturday January 9, 2010 @10am at Plummer Park West Hollywood. Happy Holidays to all Meth free!