Here is where we fit
Fellowship Service Structure:
conscience decision-making provides a foundation for the entire service
structure of CoDA. It begins in our home groups. The effectiveness of our
program depends heavily upon the interest and participation of individual members
as representatives of their home group or community's concerns and needs at
local, state/regional and national committees.
meeting is encouraged to select a Group Service Representative (GSR) to
carry their group conscience to the Intergroup and/or the Voting Entity.
(Communities, ie: BACSG, GSACC, etc) provide services to the local meetings.
These services may include meeting lists, newsletters, speaker lists, sponsoring
workshops or recovery events. Intergroups may send one or more Group Service
Representatives to the Voting Entity as determined by the group conscience of
the fellowship of the Voting Entity (ie: NorCal CoDA).
Entities (VE) provide services to meetings and/or Intergroups. Meeting
and/or Intergroup Service Representatives (GSRs) attend the VE meeting to attend
to the material affairs of the VE and elect/select Delegate and Alternate
Entity Delegates carry the will of their Fellowship to the CoDA's Annual
business meeting (CSC = CoDA Service Conference). They review and approve
Committee reports and planned activities, review and approve the CoDA Budget,
discuss and set polity, and elect the Board of Trustees for CoDA and CoRe.
Delegates also provide CoDA program guidance to the Trusted Servants doing 12th
Step service on CoDA Committees and Service Boards.
CoDA is structured
according to our Twelve Traditions. When you hear at CoDA meetings that
"CoDA ought never be organized", this does not mean that we are
disorganized. It means that each group is allowed to function autonomously to
meet its own needs, as long as it has no other affiliation except CoDA, and as
long as it does not affect other groups of CoDA as a whole.
Needs of the group are
expressed by the group as a matter of its "Group Conscience". A
"Group Conscience" is basically the consensus of opinion of the
people in the group. Forming and expressing the Group Conscience is the basis
for our service structure in CoDA. Our leaders are but trusted servants, they
do not govern.
If you have a burning desire and would like to have your issue
heard, please contact the NorCal CoDA Committee.
This website is maintained by the
Regional Committee of Northern California Co-Dependents
Anonymous, Inc., aka "NorCal CoDA" (or
"NCC" for short).