A sampling below highlights valuable information available from the General Service Office on their World Service website under: Resources for New and Existing Groups
Reminder: Please Register any New and Annually Renew Existing Meetings!
Step 1. Click here for the General Service Office Annual Meeting Registration form and follow their procedures found on the World Service/National website.
Step 2. Click here to Register a New or Renew a Meeting with your local CADA Intergroup via our online MEETING UPDATE form.
Note: You must register (and annually renew) your meeting with BOTH the General Service Office (World Service) and your local CADA Intergroup every year by June 30th, to ensure your meeting continues to be listed on the World Service as well as the Local Intergroup meeting list.
Click on Resources for New and Existing Groups to find info on:
This is a new D.A. resource that:
~ Provides new, less experienced or struggling DA groups with resources that can help to grow or strengthen their meetings.
~ Assists new, less experienced or struggling DA groups meetings to find a Sponsor Group.
~ Assists more established DA groups to become a Sponsor group for a less experienced meeting.
To get information on Group Sponsorship, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you send your email, you will receive an auto-response containing resources and suggestions for potential Sponsor Groups, Sponsee Groups and new or struggling groups. If you require further information you can reply to the auto-response with your questions. Someone will reply to your questions as soon as possible.
To start a new DA meeting (or re-energize an existing meeting) it is suggested to order
Beginners Kits, which helps new groups provide literature to members.
Statement of Purpose: In D.A., our purpose is threefold: to stop incurring unsecured debt, to share our experience with the new comer, and to reach out to other debtors.
Responsibility Pledge: “I pledge to extend my hand and offer the hope of recovery to anyone who reaches out to Debtors Anonymous.”
A Word to Newcomers: “If you are having problems with money and debt and think you may be a compulsive debtor, you have come to the right place and we can help you. It is suggested that at first you attend at least six meetings over a period of two weeks to have time to identify with the speakers and absorb the D.A. concepts. If you then think D.A. is for you, you can arrange to have your first pressure relief meeting.”
Under Resources for New and Existing Groups you can download any of the following:
> The 12 Steps of DA
> The 12 Tools of DA
> The 12 Promises of DA
> The 12 Traditions of DA
> The 12 Concepts of DA
> Meeting Format
Contains suggested guidelines for the format of a D.A. meeting, which may vary, depending upon the group conscience of its members, using D.A.’s Fourth Tradition as a guide.
> BDA Meeting Format
Contains suggested guidelines for the format of a B.D.A. meeting, which may vary, depending upon the group conscience of its members, using D.A.’s Fourth Tradition as a guide.
> Information on Conducting Business Meetings
> Suggested Business Meeting Format
> Suggestions for conducting Group Inventory
> The Board written essay “How to Keep Your Meeting Alive”
> Information on how to Register a New Meeting or Update Information for an Existing Meeting
Group registration allows the General Service Office to keep in better contact with our members.
Note: It is a common practice to circulate a “We Care List” during the meeting for those who wish to add their name, phone number, and/or email address; the list is then recirculated to give others an opportunity to copy down a contact from the list who they can reach out to during the week for additional support. Click here to print a sample We Care List