Sonoma Online NA Marathon Meeting Format

 

Welcome to the Sonoma Online Marathon Meeting of Narcotics Anonymous. My name is _________, I am an addict and your secretary. Let’s open the meeting with the Serenity Prayer.  

This is a holiday marathon meetings. Our meetings are not recorded and we ask that attendees NOT record in any way or make screen prints.  If you have called in from your phone and wish to keep your number private, you can dial *67 before the area code of the meeting call-in number.

Upon entry to the meeting your microphone will be muted.  If these meetings have been distracted by "zoombombers", the host may have to unmute you and the chat may be limited. The chat will generally become available during meeting breaks.

If you are connected through a device with a video camera, you may choose to enable or disable your video image. You can do so by clicking the video icon.

Our first tradition states that "personal recovery depends on NA unity". This means that if someone is disruptive by displaying inappropriate images or engaging in harassing or otherwise disruptive behavior, they will be removed from the meeting.  

 

A newcomer is someone in their first 30 days of recovery. Do we have any newcomers or anyone who is attending their very first NA meeting?

Is anyone celebrating a recovery birthday?

Can someone please read:

·      Who is an Addict

·      What is the NA Program

·      Why We Are Here

·      How it Works

·      Twelve Traditions of Narcotics Anonymous

                                         

The information we provide during our announcements can be found on our website at: SonomaOnlineNA.org.

We will also enter the information in the chat once the announcements are finished.

Treasurer Announcement: 7th tradition

The 7th tradition states that “Every NA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions". This meeting does collect a 7th tradition which pays for the cost of the online meetings and anything left over will be donated to the Sonoma County Area of Narcotics Anonymous, Region, and World. 

It costs nothing to belong to the fellowship. Our 3rd Tradition states that “the only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using”. If you are unable, or simply do not wish to contribute to the 7th tradition, we welcome you and invite you to participate in the meeting. 

Contributions can be made clicking the "7th Tradition" link on our web page, we accept donations through:

Debit/Credit Card

PayPal

Venmo:  @online-meeting 

 

Literature Announcement:

In lieu of being able to physically provide literature at our meetings during the pandemic, we have compiled a list of sites that have NA literature hosted that can be viewed online. We are not affiliated with these sites or groups. The list of viewable NA literature can be found on our website by clicking on the "Literature" link. 

You can purchase literature online by going to norcalna.org. The link can also be found on our web page.

 

Proof of Attendance:

The Sonoma Online NA group does provide proof of attendance.  For these marathon meetings a seperate proof of attendnace will be provided for each meeting.  If you need proof of attendnace please email SonomaOnlineNA@gmail.com to request proof of attendance.  The Secertary or Co-Host will provide you the password phrase for this meetings proof of attendnace.  The email and password will also be listed in the chat.  You will receive a proof of attendnace email response Thursday night at the conclusion of the last marathon meeting.  

Are there any other NA Related Announcements? 

The Marathon Meeting Schedule is as Follows: 

Meeting Time Meeting Format
Wed 8:30PM - 10:00PM Speaker/Discussion
Wed 10:30PM - 12:00AM Speaker/Discussion
Thurs 12:30AM - 2:00AM  Just For Today
Thurs 2:30AM - 4:00AM Speaker/Discussion
Thurs 4:30AM - 6:00AM Basic Text Chapter 5
Thurs 6:30AM - 8:00AM Stick Topic
Thurs 8:30AM - 10:00AM Just For Today 
Thurs 10:30AM - 11:45 AM Basic Text Study
Thurs 12:00PM - 1:00PM Living Clean
Thurs 1:30PM - 3:00PM Speaker/Discussion
Thurs 3:30PM - 5:00PM Stick Topic
Thurs 5:30PM - 6:45PM Basic Text Step 1

 

Meeting Format Links:

Basic Text         Living Clean          Just For Today        E-Stick Topics     

 

Discussion portion of the meeting:

Please limit your share to 3-5 minutes so everyone has a chance to speak. You can participate by virtually raising your hand. The Raise Hand function can be found in Participants section in the lower right corner, or at the bottom of the screen on a mobile device.  You can also use the chat to send a message to the secretary or co-host to indicate that you would like to speak. 

We ask that you do not engage in cross-talk. Cross-talk is interrupting another member by engaging in dialogue, debate, or commenting extensively on another person's share.

  

 

In Closing:

Does anyone have a burning desire? A burning desire is if you feel like using, please speak up now and take the power out of it. Please remember to unmute.

 

We ask that who you see here, and what you hear here, let it stay here—please be respectful of our member's anonymity. 

 

Will someone read Just for Today?

 

Just for Today

Just for today my thoughts will be on my recovery, living and enjoying life without the use of drugs.

Just for today I will have faith in someone in NA who believes in me and wants to help me in my recovery.

Just for today I will have a program. I will try to follow it to the best of my ability.

Just for today through NA I will try to get a better perspective on my life.

Just for today I will be unafraid, my thoughts will be on my new associations, people who are not using and who have found a new way of life. So long as I follow that way, I have nothing to fear.

 

After Meeting Socializing:

This meeting will remain online during the break before the next meeting.  For those who would like to stay, please be mindful that this is not a private space and anything shared after the meeting may be heard by those who are still logged in. The chat functionality will be turned on so you can communicate with specific members. You can do so by selecting their name from the drop-down menu in the Chat. Otherwise, the chat default is to everyone.  Please remember to be inclusive of all members who remain online and especially welcoming to the newcomers.

 

And ____________ will now help us close the meeting with an NA prayer.

 

 HOST:  MAKE SURE TO REAMIN ONLINE UNTIL THE NEXT HOST ARRIVES, THEN TRANSFER THE HOST ROLE TO NEXT HOST! 

 

Marathon Meeting Schedule: 

Wed 8:30PM - 10:00PM Speaker/Discussion
Wed 10:30PM - 12:00AM Speaker/Discussion
Thurs 12:30AM - 2:00AM  Just For Today
Thurs 2:30AM - 4:00AM Speaker/Discussion
Thurs 4:30AM - 6:00AM Basic Text Chapter 5
Thurs 6:30AM - 8:00AM Stick Topic
Thurs 8:30AM - 10:00AM Just For Today 
Thurs 10:30AM - 11:45 AM Basic Text Study
Thurs 12:00PM - 1:00PM Living Clean
Thurs 1:30PM - 3:00PM Speaker/Discussion
Thurs 3:30PM - 5:00PM Stick Topic
Thurs 5:30PM - 6:45PM Basic Text Step 1