Meeting Resources

  • 7th Tradition Disbursement Form—per group conscience, LA CoDA suggests distributing all monies above the prudent reserve in the following way: 50% to LA CoDA (our Intergroup), 20% to SoCal (our Voting Entity), and 30% to CoDA, Inc. (World). We are reminded that a prudent reserve is the maximum money a group holds onto, not the minimum, lest problems of money divert us from our primary spiritual aim. Groups usually send disbursements on a monthly or quarterly basis, after rent and all other expenses are paid. A record of donations received by the LA CoDA Treasurer can be found here.
  • Recovery From Codependence—this pamphlet includes many basic readings
  • Business Meetings—monthly business meetings are suggested to allow all interested members to attend and to allow time to meditate and seek guidance with Higher power. Although schedules can vary, all business meetings honor Tradition 2 by using the group conscience process in which every member has a voice and a vote, regardless of time in program or service position.
  • Group Conscience Log—tracks past and current motions, usually kept in the secretary’s binder. It is available for any member to reference the meeting’s groups consciences, keep the meeting and its trusted servants accountable, and free the meeting from dependence upon the memory of one or two oldtimers.
  • Trusted Servant Descriptions—outlines the duties for each service position in the meeting, along with any requirements for time in CoDA, as determined by the meeting’s group consciences. It also explains the length of service positions and election process.
  • No-Crosstalk Rules—defines feedback and crosstalk, explains the no-crosstalk rule, and sets boundaries that keep meetings safe for all. “Right of every member” quote from Newcomers Handbook.
  • For Safety’s Sake—tent card to display during the meeting that provides an ongoing reminder of the no-crosstalk rule.
  • Group Inventory—great for identifying areas for improvement (like newcomer rollover, vacant service positions, or low attendance) and for checking in. Best done in small chunks, for example: 5 questions in 30 minutes after the meeting every other week for 8 weeks or 2 questions in 10 minutes before the meeting every week for 10 weeks.
  • GSR cheat sheet—optional notes form to assist new GSRs in grabbing important details worth repeating at their meeting.
  • Trusted Servant Sample Scripts—optional scripts that enable members with less experience to step up to service. They are also handy for people filling in when a trusted servant is unable to make a meeting.