Announcements and Upcoming Events **COVID-19 Related Postponements/Closures**
All OA Step-By-Step Group meetings have been cancelled at the Darien YWCA
The 11AM Wednesday Morning meeting at 10 Lyons Plains Rd in Westport is cancelled as the Unitarian Church is closed.
The Monday and Friday Southport meetings are closed.
Monday night New Haven Meeting is closed.
All of the following meetings are also closed until further notice:
Monday Mystic (continuing as telephone meeting – see below)
Monday Old Saybrook
Tuesday Mystic (continuing as telephone meeting – see below)
Thursday Stonington (continuing as telephone meeting – see below)
Saturday & Sunday Darien YWCA
Saturday Gales Ferry (continuing as telephone meeting – see below)
all telephone meetings can be accessed by dialing 605 – 313 – 5857.
After dialing in, you will then be prompted to enter an access code.
The access code is 658766 followed by the # key.
Times are as follows:
Monday Mystic from 7 PM to 8 PM
Tuesday Mystic from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday Stonington from 7 PM to 8 PM
Saturday Gales Ferry from 10 AM to 11:15 AM
Sunday Westerly from 6 PM to 7 PM (this meeting also continues to meet face-to-face and is a hybrid meeting)
Check back here for updates and changes to meeting times or locations.
*Suggested Meeting Contribution Increased
In February, the Board of Trustees made a financial decision to change the suggested meeting contribution to US$5 per meeting. The amount had not been updated in about ten years, and our costs, of course, have risen in that time. We want to uphold our Responsibility Pledge by offering all necessary services to our members—always. When our projected income threatens to compromise our ability to carry the message through these services, the budgeting process becomes extremely challenging. The slogan for contributions is “give as if your life depends on it.” The quality of our lives is clearly improved as we apply the Principles of the Steps and Traditions. I am happy to contribute $5 (still less than a fast food meal these days) for that improved quality of life.
**We are pleased to announce that pursuant to a group conscience Group # 50722, Wednesday Night New Haven OA meeting is moving to Thursday night, 7 to 8 pm, to Hamden, CT. We will meet at the Hamden Plains Methodist Church, 15 Church St., Hamden Ct.
All of the following have been or may be effected by the COVID19 pandemic, see more info above
January 22 - April 29, 2020: 15 Week Journey through the Steps study on Wednesdays from 7 PM to 9 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Hartford, CT. Preregistration required.
May 2, 2020: "Abstinence & Recovery: Keeping It Simple" workshop from 9 AM to 12:30 PM at St. Luke's Church in Gales Ferry, CT.
July 25 & August 1, 15, 22: "Quick Step the 12 Steps " workshop in 4 sessions of 2 hours each from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at St. Luke's Church in Gales Ferry, CT. Attendance limited to 6. Preregistration required.
October 23 - 25, 2020: Focus on Recovery Region 6 convention in Burlington, MA. Keynote speakers receive free hotel! Directions to apply included in the attached handout.