ANNOUNCEMENTS

GSR AnnouncementS (Quick Script)

Join your sober fellows in Sacramento for a day of pride, fellowship and fun during the 2024 Sacramento Pride March & Festival. Meet at the Corner of 10th and P Streets in Sacramento on the Franklin D. Roosevelt Park side at 10:30 am. More information can be found on the private/hidden CMA Social Events Facebook group. Email socialeventschair@norcalcma.org to be added to the group.

The new Friday Noon "End the Spin" meeting at Glide Memorial Church in the Tenderloin has moved to a new day and time. "End the Spin" is now on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at Glide in Freedom Hall. This meeting is looking for support and has service opportunities available. Visit NorCalCMA.org/meetings for more info. 

The Unity Day committee is still looking for volunteers! What is Unity Day? It's our annual NorCal CMA conference with fun workshops, meetings, and other events. This is probably going to be the most fun service commitment this year, and the committee needs help. Please visit NorCalCMA.org/events/unityday to sign up! 

And, finally, you can visit NorCalCMA.org/announcements, for more updates. 


Updated Saturday, 6/8/2024

Announcements (Long Form)

NorCal CMA Monthly Intergroup Meeting

The Board of Directors voted to move the meeting from the Castro Country Club to the Castro Community Meeting Room (above Bank of America), with a new expanded time frame so that we can allow time for discussion of both old and new business. We will meet on the second Saturday of every month from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm (or earlier) in a hybrid format.

NorCal CMA IntergroupJuly 13, 2024Online only for this month

11:00 am to 12:30 pm PT
Hybrid — NorCal CMA Board Members, Committee Chairs, GRSs, and members of the fellowship

Castro Community Meeting Room
511 Castro Street (Above Bank of America)
San Francisco, CA 94114

This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Join Meeting Remotely: https://zoom.us/j/97432901845
Meeting ID: 974 3290 1845
Passcode: 839860

All NorCal CMA Members are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the NorCal CMA District/Intergroup. All Group Service Representatives (GSRs) and Board Members are strongly encouraged to attend so that their groups are well represented. 


Updated Thursday, 6/6/2024

Want to request a new announcement or  update?

In an effort to keep our GSR Announcements quick and easy-to-understand, we have a few requests when making an announcement request

Note: ALL announcements will be copy edited to clarity and concision. We may reach out to you for additional clarification before posting the update. 

If you are requesting a change or update to any page of our website, please email the Vice Chair and include a link to the page accompanied by a detailed request. 

To Request and Announcement or a Website Update, please email:
vicechair@norcalcma.org


Updated Friday, 5/10/2024

CMA World Membership Survey 2023-2024 

CMA is conducting a survey of the membership and attendees to CMA meetings to gain information that will help us expand CMA’s message of hope and inspiration to both addicts who are suffering from active addiction and addicts who are in recovery. Please help us in this effort by spending a few minutes to complete our 25-question survey.

The survey closes May 31st, after which time the information will be analyzed and synthesized and presented to the 2024 General Services Conference in Las Vegas. 

CMA World Membership Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cmasurvey2023


Updated Saturday, 5/25/2024

Scan the above QR code with your phone to be taken to the survey.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

NorCal CMA is committed to fostering safe, inclusive spaces for all recovering crystal meth addicts, regardless of age, race, physical appearance, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, background, disability, or other personal identifiers, while engaging our Fellowship around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in their local meetings.

As a new committee, we are just beginning to meet, gather information, and listen to our fellowship to find ways of ensuring that we are carrying the message of recovery to all. If you are interested in joining our committee, or would like more information on how the DEI Committee serves the community, please email our chair at dei@norcalcma.org. 

In the coming weeks and months, the DEI committee will be conducting an inventory of the NorCalCMA fellowship that will help us to identify ways in which our groups have navigated challenges around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. In addition to this important survey, we will also be conducting a fellowship listening session in April. More details to come. 

Inclusivity Statements

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee of NorCAL CMA has collected these inclusivity statements from across the fellowship of Crystal Meth Anonymous. These statements are being used in meetings all over the world and are wonderfully diverse, yet focused on the same goal: to increase the feeling of inclusivity in CMA meetings.

We’d like to offer this as a resource for your meeting in case you would like to add one of these to your meeting script. Feel free to use these statements as is, or adapt to the needs and group conscience of your meeting.

If you would like to announce it at your meeting, here is a potential script:

The Norcal CMA DEI Committee has added an inclusivity statement resource that our group might want to implement. If you think this would be a nice addition to our meeting and would like to hear more about it, please come to the next business meeting or talk to me after the meeting.

>> CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF <<





Updated Saturday, 6/8/2024

Hospitals & Institutions

The NorCal CMA H&I committee has been flooded with requests from facilities to host CMA meetings in their facilities. We have a waiting list for locations in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, and Santa Cruz but we need a minimum of four volunteers per facility before we can add a new facility to the schedule.  

Many times, an H&I meeting is the first introduction to Crystal Meth Anonymous that many inmates, clients, or patients receive. Therefore, it is important that the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps be informative, clear, concise, positive, and solution oriented. 

H&I Committee Meeting4th Saturdays 

10:30 am to 11:15 am PT
Next Meetings: 6/22/2024, 7/27/2024, 8/24/2024
Online via Zoom — CMA H&I Committee Meeting

Join Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/84737139750
Meeting ID: 847 3713 9750
Passcode: H&I2023

If you are interested in learning more about H&I or how you can get connected with service to a facility, please join us on the 4th Saturday of Every month on Zoom, or email hospitalschair@norcalcma.org


Updated Saturday, 6/8/2024

Phone Line Service

The PI&O Committee is looking for volunteers to take calls from addicts in need of support, and those who may have questions about the CMA program. Phone Line Volunteers are remote positions, and we have openings with some shifts as short as 1-hour-per-week. 

The minimum requirements are 1 year of continuous clean time AND completion of all 12 steps with a sponsor. Please see the Standing Committees page for information on our Hybrid monthly PI&O Committee meetings. 

For more information email the PI&O Chair:
publicinfochair@norcalcma.org


Updated Monday, 2/26/2024

Download the 2023 CMA General Service Conference Report 

The general service conference summary report is available electronically. This is a summary of what happened at the yearly conference where issues affecting CMA as a whole took place.  

The detailed report outlines progress from all of the Committees, and a financial update on CMA as a whole. If you're looking for better understand our fellowship, and how decisions are made, reading this report will provide a helpful tool to do just that. 

Click here to download the PDF of the 2023 General Service Conference report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wiim-u82_JheGK3cM_wM8gR-JlEpsvqc/view?usp=sharing

If you have additional questions about the GSC or items in the report, please email the District Committee Member at dcm@norcalcma.org


Updated Tuesday, 3/5/2024

West Side Steps — Sponsor-Sponsee Spaghetti Dinner Update

In the past, the Tuesday night West Side Steps group of CMA has organized an annual Sponsor-Sponsee Spaghetti Dinner, but due to the Covid-19 Pandemic shelter-in-place orders in 2020, the event was cancelled. Unfortunately, they do not have a record of who paid for tickets in 2020. 

As the group prepares for the next Sponsor-Sponsee dinner to be scheduled for a date later this year, they want to know who previously paid for a tickets, and whether they want their past ticket to be applied to the next event, or if they would like to have their money refunded. 

Please email West Side Steps with your Name, Address, and Phone Number at ActWriteNow4Good@hotmail.com today


Updated Tuesday, 2/27/2024

Public Information & Outreach (PI&O) 

Also, we are looking for folks willing to help by volunteering to staff CMA information booths at various public events throughout the Northern California District. 

Events to include SF Pride, Folsom Street Fair, Oakland Pride, and more. Please see the Standing Committees page for information on our Hybrid monthly PI&O Committee meetings. 

To be part of the committee or to request more information, please email:
publicinfochair@norcalcma.org


Updated Monday, 2/26/2024