Service Opportunities with CADA

CADA has a need for any active DA member interested in service opportunities and are invited to attend the:

CADA Intergroup Business Meeting  – held the 3rd Sat of every month, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library
4450 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20016  – Tenleytown Metro (Red Line)

or contact us at:  phone: 202-643-2632   email:  info@debtorsanonymousDC.org

> Find out about service opportunities and how you can get involved.
> Suggest ideas how our CADA Intergroup can offer support for your meeting
> Learn about participating in business and how the DA Intergroup organization operates.
> Develop new friendships in the program.

CADA service is open to any member active in the DA fellowship. If you are interested in doing service at the Intergroup level but can’t regularly attend monthly CADA business meetings, find out how you can volunteer for special projects and/or serve on a committee. 
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Volunteer Positions
We always have an on-going need for assistance with projects and committee work supporting:

Special Events: Planning/organizing, set-up, hosting, and clean-up at CADA events such as the Fellowship Day.
Meeting List: Maintaining, editing, and printing the CADA Meeting list of local area meetings.
Carrying the Message: Reaching out to professionals to provide information about DA and carrying the message about the program to the local community.
Public Information/Media: Responding to inquiries from the media and participating in projects that may involve radio and other informational mediums.
CADA Phone Hotline: Responding to phone calls coming in to the CADA Phone Hotline.
CADA Web Site: Posting events and/or other website administration tasks. Technical experience not required, training provided, but those with tech experience are eagerly sought.
CADA E-newsletter: Creating a newsletter of announcements of CADA events, our groups’ events, and other DA news, to send an automated email out to those in our Fellowship.

Open Service Positions
We are actively seeking to fill a number of positions currently open (or opening in the near future).
See description and estimated monthly hours for the positions below.
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DUTIES OF GROUP AND INTERGROUP REPRESENTATIVES
~ Intergroup Service Representative (ISR)
~ Group Service Representative (GSR)
~ Group “CADA” Representative

Intergroup Service Representative (ISR)
Duties:
> As liaison between the Intergroup and the World Service Conference, the ISR serves on at least
one Conference Committee while attending the annual DA World Service Conference and they continue that service work throughout the year.
> They participate in determining the group conscience of the fellowship as a whole and give advice and direction to the General Service Board (GSB).
> Regularly attends the monthly CADA meeting and may choose to serve on a local CADA Committee.
Term: May serve for up to two consecutive 3-year terms or such terms as agreed to by their Intergroup.
Monthly time commitment: Varies based on Conference Committee service work.
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Recommended qualifications for the Intergroup Service Representative are:
~ Be a regular member of a registered Debtors Anonymous Group.
~ Actively working the Twelve Steps.
~ Have abstained from incurring new unsecured debt continuously for at least the previous 1 year.
~ Have had 2 pressure relief meetings.
~ Be available to attend monthly CADA meetings.
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General Service Representative (GSR)
Duties:
> Parallel with the ISR’s responsibilities, the General Service Representative (GSR) represents their home group at the World Service Conference (and therefore, does not fall under CADA Intergroup positions). The GSR serves on at least one Conference Committee while attending the annual DA World Service Conference and they continue that service work throughout the year.
> They participate in determining the group conscience of the fellowship as a whole and give
advice and direction to the General Service Board (GSB).
> The GSR shares the results of the World Conference with their home group after receiving
a copy of the World Service Conference (WSC) Report.
Term: May serve for up to two consecutive 3-year terms or such terms as agreed to by their home group.

Group Representative or “CADA Rep”
Duties:
> The “CADA Rep” (Group Representative) is a liaison between the individual group and CADA, to communicate to CADA the wants and needs of the group and to carry CADA information back to the group.
> Regularly attends the monthly CADA meetings and asks an Alternate to go if not able to attend.
> Each Group Representative (or Alternate) has 1 vote at CADA meetings
> May serve on a local committee.
Term: Each Group Representative shall serve for a period of 1 year, or such terms as agreed to by their meeting.
Monthly Time commitment: 2 hours for monthly CADA meeting, plus 1 hour.
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Recommended qualifications for the Group Representative are:
~ Be a regular member of a registered Debtors Anonymous Group.
~ To be actively working the Twelve Steps.
~ Have abstained from incurring new unsecured debt continuously for at least the previous 1 year.
~ Have had 2 pressure relief meetings.
~ Be available to attend monthly CADA meetings.
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DUTIES OF CADA OFFICERS
Chairperson
Vice Chairperson 
Secretary
Treasurer

Chairperson
Duties: 
> Preside at all CADA meetings
> Be a signatory on all CADA bank accounts
> Be an ex-officio member of all CADA committees
> Arrange for the presence of a parliamentarian at CADA meetings if necessary
Note: The Chairperson may not be a Group Representative or Coordinator concurrent with the officer position. The Chairperson may vote at CADA Meetings exclusively to create or break a tie.
Term: Officers are elected to a 2 year term and serve no more than 1 consecutive term in that officer position.
Monthly Time commitment: 2 hours for monthly CADA meeting plus 2- 3 hours during the month.
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Recommended qualifications for the office of Chairperson are:

~ Be a regular member of a registered Debtors Anonymous Group
~ To be actively working the Twelve Steps
~ Have abstained from incurring new unsecured debt continuously for at least the previous 6 months
~ Have had 2 pressure relief meetings
~ Be available to attend monthly CADA meetings.
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Vice Chairperson  
Duties:
> Attend CADA monthly meetings
> Assume duties of the Chairperson in that person’s absence
> Prepare the Agenda for all CADA meetings
> Be a signatory on all CADA bank accounts
> Arrange for regular CADA meeting space, and serve as contact person for that space
> May chose to head or participate in a committee and/or perform other duties needed.
Note: The Vice Chairperson may not be a Group Representative or Coordinator concurrent with the Officer position.  Vice Chairperson has 1 vote at CADA meetings. Service as Vice Chairperson does not preclude heading a committee.
Term: Officers are elected to a 2 year term and serve no more than 1 consecutive term in that officer position.
Monthly Time commitment: 2 hours for monthly CADA meeting plus 30 minutes to 3 hours during the month (if Chair is unavailable).
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Recommended qualifications for the office of Vice Chairperson are:

~ Be a regular member of a registered Debtors Anonymous Group
~ To be actively working the Twelve Steps
~ Have abstained from incurring new unsecured debt continuously for at least the previous 6 months
~ Have had 2 pressure relief meetings
~ Be available to attend monthly CADA meetings.
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Secretary
Duties:
> Attend monthly CADA meetings
> Maintain accurate minutes and records of CADA meetings
> Distribute copies of the minutes to all CADA members at least five (5) business days
before  the next regular meeting
> Be responsible for all communications to the individual DA groups and General Service Board of DA
as authorized by CADA or requested by the Chairperson
> Be responsible for keeping the history of CADA and its Archives
> May chose to head or participate in a committee and execute other duties as needed.
Term: Officers are elected to a 2 year term and serve no more than 1 consecutive term in that office.
Monthly Time commitment: 2 hours for monthly CADA meeting, plus 1-3 hours during the month for transcription of minutes, depending on clerical skills.
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Recommended qualifications for the office of Secretary are:
~ Be a regular member of a registered Debtors Anonymous Group
~ To be actively working the Twelve Steps
~ Have abstained from incurring new unsecured debt continuously for at least the previous 6 months
~ Have had 2 pressure relief meetings
~ Be available to attend monthly CADA meetings.
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Treasurer
Duties:
> Attend monthly CADA meetings
> Be custodian of all funds received and disbursed by CADA
> Be a signatory on all CADA bank accounts
> Make monthly financial reports to CADA meetings, in written form
> Maintain contact with Treasurers of individual DA groups for the purpose of informing them of CADA’s financial status
> May chose to head or participate in a committee
Note: The Treasurer may not be a Group Representative or Coordinator concurrent with the officer position. The Treasurer has 1 vote at CADA meetings. Service as Treasurer does not preclude heading a committee.
Term: Officers are be elected to a 2 year term and serve no more than 1 consecutive term in that office.
Monthly Time commitment: 2 hours for monthly CADA meeting, plus 3-5 hours.
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Recommended qualifications for the office of Treasurer are:
~ Be a regular member of a registered Debtors Anonymous Group
~ To be actively working the Twelve Steps
~ Have abstained from incurring new unsecured debt continuously for at least the previous 6 months.
~ Have had 2 pressure relief meetings
~ Be available to attend monthly CADA meetings.
Note: Elections for Chair and Secretary are held in even-numbered years and elections for
Treasurer and Vice Chair are held in odd-numbered years for continuity of service.
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DUTIES OF CADA COORDINATORS
Literature Coordinator
Service Coordinator  ~ Position Available
Telephone Coordinator
Web Coordinator  
Where and When Coordinator
Special Events Coordinator
Public Information   

Literature Coordinator maintains the supply of literature and makes it available for sale at CADA meetings and events. The Literature Coordinator reports to CADA at the monthly CADA meeting when supply of literature is running low.

Service Coordinator maintains the list of all CADA service positions (including officers, committee chairs and group representatives), documenting recommended qualifications, lengths of service, current position holder and his/her starting and ending dates. The Service Coordinator reports to CADA at the monthly CADA meeting on the status of all service positions, highlighting those for which new trusted servants will soon have to be elected or appointed.
~ Position Available

Telephone Coordinator maintains the CADA information hotline and responds to questions and requests made by callers. The Telephone Coordinator reports status to CADA at the monthly CADA meeting regarding call volume and types of calls received.

Web Coordinator maintains the website, posts event announcements, and other updates, monitors web traffic and provides statistics. The Web Coordinator reports status to CADA at the monthly CADA meeting on administration of the website.

Where and When Coordinator maintains and regularly publishes the list of meetings in the Capital area. The Where and When Coordinator reports to CADA at the monthly CADA meeting on volume and status of meeting updates.

Special Events Coordinator is responsible for CADA-sponsored events, including Fellowship Days, Long-Timer Share-a-Thons, and any other events approved by CADA. The Coordinator prepares a written spending plan for each event, submits it for CADA approval, and manages the event and service requirements, as well as preparing flyers and public announcements. A written report after each event is submitted by the Coordinator including lessons learned and actual spending and income.

Carry the Message Coordinator serves as the outreach coordinator for CADA to bring the message of DA to the community at large. The Carry the Message Coordinator reports to CADA at the monthly CADA meeting ideas and status regarding DA’s involvement with the community.
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Recommended qualifications for Coordinator positions are:
~ Be a regular member of a registered Debtors Anonymous Group.
~ Be actively working the Twelve Steps.
~ Have abstained from incurring new unsecured debt continuously for at least the previous 6 months.
~ Have had 2 pressure relief meetings.
~ Be available to attend monthly CADA meetings.

Note: Coordinators shall serve for 1 year from the time of the general election, and shall serve for no more than 2 consecutive terms.  Coordinators may also serve as Group Representatives but persons serving in dual roles shall only have 1 vote.
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