Bay Area SAA Intergroup

San Francisco Bay Area Intergroup

The San Francisco Bay Area Intergroup of SAA (BAISAA) manages the business of SAA in the San Francisco Bay Area. BAISAA has four primary areas of responsibility:

  1. To help SAA groups carry the SAA message to the addict who still suffers.
  2. To provide shared and coordinated services and resources to individual members and the member SAA groups, e.g. the website, telephone line, and printed meeting lists.
  3. To allow for the effective use of BAISAA funds.
  4. To help disseminate information within the local SAA organization and to coordinate outreach and public information for SAA in the San Francisco Bay Area.

There are currently about 50 meetings within the geographic area served by BAISAA. Each group may elect its own Intergroup representative. These members provide input to Intergroup on the matters listed above and relay relevant information back to the groups they represent.

Monthly Intergroup Meeting

BAISAA currently meets the second Saturday of every month from 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM at the Lutheran Church of the Cross located at 1744 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703.

Any SAA member interested in the business of SAA may attend this meeting. If a matter is put to the group for a vote, these visitors may participate in the discussions, but will not be allowed to participate in the voting process.

Sobriety requirements are set by member groups; BAISAA recommends six months of membership in SAA and three months of abstinence from inner circle behaviors.

Committees

BAISAA members participate in committees, where much of the work of Intergroup is done. Such committees include:

  • Outreach — Outreach activities include: getting our basic text, Sex Addicts Anonymous, into Bay Area libraries; communication with health care professionals in the Bay Area; speaking engagements to educate others about our work (e.g. the Johns School), and others.
  • Website — Maintaining and updating the BAISAA website as a repository of information of interest to the local community and potential new members.
  • Telephone — Maintaining a hotline for people to get information about our program.
  • Finance — Accounting for fellowship funds.
  • Meeting List — Providing updated meeting lists to members, meetings and anyone who requests them.

Anyone may participate in these committees whether an Intergroup rep or not.

A Message from an Intergroup Member

I feel grateful that I can make contributions utilizing skills I don't usually use in my day to day work life. Besides detailed things such as working with the website, I enjoy being creative in using clipart whenever I get the chance. I like making announcements at meetings about what is going on with Intergroup and our program as a whole. I am making new friends, which is perhaps the best part.
 – LJ, 2011

 

 

Bay Area SAA Contact Us

(415) 456-1063
Men's newcomer line: (510) 906-1644
Women's newcomer line: (510) 863-0788
Bay Area Intergroup • P.O. Box 14754 • San Francisco, CA 94114
General Info: info@bayareasaa.org
Información General: espanol@bayareasaa.org
Meeting List Updates/Requests: meetinglist@bayareasaa.org
Women Seeking Recovery: women@bayareasaa.org
GLBTQQI Seeking Recovery: glbt@bayareasaa.org
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Bay Area SAA Announcements

MEETINGS CANCELLED!

SF lunchtime meetings at Old Saint Mary’s are cancelled this week due to remodeling.

Bocce Ball Tournament This Saturday!

The Tools of Recovery meeting once again asks you to join them this Saturday the 21st for their annual Bocce Ball Games at Julliard Park in Santa Rosa! Games will start at 11am and run till 4pm. You’ll find your fellows at the Bocce Ball Court at the North West corner of the park. Bring your own drinks. No Experience or Equipment required! You’ll have a blast!

Service Opportunities

Write For Out Of The Fog - Our Newsletter All contributions are welcome on your recovery, the steps, an epiphany you had or any other wisdom you wish to share. Send all submissions to ​newsletter@bayareasaa.org

Contribute To The Giving Hope A Chance Campaign. This campaign is working towards increasing public information about SAA, developing an online community, and strengthening technology and infrastructure. ​For further information contact Phillip B. at the ISO office via e-mail: ​phillipb@saa-iso.net​ or phone 1-800-477-8191

ISO Survey - Representation Matters!

ISO created a survey to help them understand the demographics of our members. This will help them determine how to help existing members, and outreach strategies for sex addicts, the professional community and public at large. Your intergroup rep should be able to connect you with a copy of the survey via e-mail or paper. You can also reach out to the ISO in regards to the survey at ​info@saa-recovery.org​ or 1-800-477-8191

Sex Addicts Recovery Podcast

Volunteers Wanted For Thumbnail Artwork and Bumper Music. Contact Jason T: ​taboadafett@gmail.com

Call to action

Elect A Group Service Representatives (GSR) For Your Meeting. Each meeting should have a registered a primary and alternate GSR with the ISO. ​What is a GSR? GSR’s meet at least once a year, with the other GSR’s in their area to discuss items to be voted on for the annual conference. Each area will send a GSR to represent them at the meeting. The bay area has 3 areas (South Bay, SF and East Bay). So that means the bay area will be represented by 3 GSRs at the upcoming October Conference. ​Have your meeting elect one and register them at https://www.saa-iso.org/mbrs/gsr/index.php

SAA Step Workshop

Starting late August/September 2019 at San Jose - Trinity Presbyterian, Saturdays 9:45 am - 11:15 am The focus will be on reading, discussion and working on the steps. The SAA green book , AA Big/Blue Book, AA 12 steps and 12 traditions, the book “Drop the Rock” for 6 &7 and step specific handouts. Contact: ​matt.taylor64@gmail.com​ for details

New Zoom meeting

“Healthy Intimate Relationships” Zoom (online) meeting, Tuesdays at 5:30 pm PT This is a blended meeting, hosted by COSA, in which SAA members and their affected partners are welcome to join, together or separately, whether they are in a current relationship or not. This meeting uses the 12 steps and traditions to help us develop a greater capacity for empathy and emotional intimacy in our primary love relationships. ​contact ​hir.zoom@yahoo.com​ for meeting ID and password

New Meeting in Alameda

First Things First meets at 7:15 PM on WEDNESDAYS. First Congregational Church of Alameda, 1912 Central Ave. Miracle Room on 2nd Floor at Chestnut Street. Open/mixed

Upcoming Event

Recovery Day In Half Moon Bay for members of any S fellowship and their families. At Poplar Beach, Sunday September 29, 10 am - 6 pm. Bring your lunch and beach supplies, no alcohol but tasty snacks are encouraged. More details here: https://recovery-day-in-half-moon-bay6.webnode.com

Publishing Announcements

Call (415) 456-1063 or send email to info@bayareasaa.org to publish fellowship news and announcements here.

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