W.A. World Service Organization Newsletter
Living in Balance E-Newsetter July 2015
In This Issue
W.A. Meditation Book needs member meditations.
W.A.Seeks Professional Representative
2015 W.A. World Conference!
Quick Links
 
Hope you are happy in your life and recovery. :)
 
You still have time to register for the W.A. 2015 World Conference held in Minnesota October 1st - 4th!
See more details below. 

W.A. literature translated into Spanish! See below.
 
Be Well & Be Happy!

Michele S., Outreach Coordinator
Workaholics Anonymous

July Quote 
 
Jimmy Buffet

In honor of my recent move to Key West. :)
  
Our 2015 World Conference

 

In the "Land of 10,000 Lakes", where the State drink is Milk and "Grace" is the Official State Photograph; at the "Star of the North" on October 1st through the 4th, WA will gather for the 2015 Conference at the Villa Maria Retreat, Frontenac, Minnesota.  The Retreat is nestled next to the Frontenac State Park with over 2300 acres in all, from the shores of Lake Pepin to the mountain bluffs overlooking the Minnesota River valley.  We might encounter the resident bald eagles, deer and turkeys; and if we're real lucky perhaps the State Bird, the Common Loon. View registration flyer here.

 

Online registration and payment is now available here.


 

As always, our local host Minneapolis Group welcomes volunteers to serve with their program, registration, hospitality, and silent auction committees.  All questions and offers to serve may be sent to conference2015@workaholics-anonymous.org.  See you there!

Why Being A Workaholic Is Awful
For You AND Everyone Around You!

"Today, there are more ways to overwork yourself than ever. And while refusing vacation time, eating lunch at your desk or never shutting off your work might seem like good ways to impress the boss, they also could have dire consequences for your health down the road."   Read more here.

 

W. A. Literature in Spanish!

 

Check out some of our literature being translation into Spanish!

 

20 Questions and Characteristics of Recovery with much more coming soon!
 

A very special thank you to our special friends Alfredo & Jorge for their service!

 

New Check In Phone Meeting!
  Every  Wednesday 
 
7:00-7:30 am PST
8:00-8:30 am MST 
9:00-9:30 am CST 
10:00-10:30 am EST
 
Call: 712-432-0363 Access code 118778#
 
The call is brief for check-ins and fellowship.
 
The W. A. Meditation Committee is writing a 
W.A. Meditation Book.

 

We welcome all members to write and submit meditations for this publication. Consider having a writing play day for your meeting group. Not only would this activity provide opportunities for reflection and meditation, but it would also allow group members to make contributions to a book that will serve the needs of the whole fellowship.

 

A suggested meeting format for writing meditations is available at the WA website. For more details about submitting meditations, please visit the W.A. website.  


On this web page you will see a link for submittal form. You'll need to fill this form out, whether in a group meeting or individually, to write your meditations. There is also an AWR (Assignment, Warranty & Release) included in this PDF. This will be needed for each meditation submission.

 

 We look forward to receiving your meditations!! 

Have fun with us!!

  

Your trusted servants,

W.A.W.S.O. Literature Committee

 

Please contribute what you can for your meetings. :)

W.A operates on contributions from it's members and literature sales. Please don't forget to go online and make a contribution to W.A. if you only go to phone meetings. You can click here donate.
 Your W.A. World Service Board Engaged 
 

Outreach

In each e-newsletter I include a monthly inspirational quote, as well as a helpful article relating to work addiction / workaholism. If you have any favorite quotes or you see something online that you think our members would benefit from, please send the URL to my email and I'll take a look to see if we can add it to our e-newsletter.

 
Interested in being a part of W.A. Outreach? I would love to grow our W.A. Outreach Committee. One of the things I would like to get help with is contacting websites that are online that are discussing workaholism in hopes in helping others and let them know about W.A.. Please contact Outreach@workaholics-anonymous.org if you want to come on board!
Michele S.
 
Technical Committee
Check out the new website. Design is similar, but has improved features and new shopping cart.  :)

Literature
In addition to the ongoing process of developing our W.A. Meditation Book (see below for details), We have a couple of exciting projects planned for the near future - including some edits to our existing literature, a formatting facelift for our brochures and mailings, and even a new pamphlet on the topic of work anorexia/avoidance (which will ideally help members to overcome procrastination, perfectionism, and related fears).  

 

Please help with the revision process (easy service opportunity!) by contacting literature@workaholics-anonymous.org with any recommended changes that you or your group stumble upon as you read through the books and pamphlets, perhaps notating them as you read and including them all in a single email when you finish.  Do not be shy about voicing your ideas - from sweeping substantive concerns to tiny grammatical errors - as this is your literature.

 

If you are interested in joining the Literature Committee - or would like to otherwise consult on any of these ongoing projects - I would love the support. Again, please email literature@workaholics-anonymous.org for details.

 

Love and service,

Amber, W.A.W.S.O. Literature Chair

 

Communications 

The W.A. Communications Department is adding to our sponsors list for new members. We are particularly getting a lot of requests from women. Want to sponsor? Please contact communications@workaholics-anonymous.org


We are currently seeking a professional representative to speak on behalf of the fellowship and respond to public press releases that may misconstrue the reality of being a workaholic. See more information below.
 
 
TO CONTACT THOSE IN WAWSO SERVICE BY EMAIL:

For general information: communications@workaholics-anonymous.org

Bob for meeting and WSR assistance: wsrsupport@workaholics-anonymous.org 

Amber for WA Literature volunteers or corrections:
literature@workaholics-anonymous.org

Michele for eNewsletter and media: outreach@workaholics-anonymous.org

Sandi for literature ordering and questions:
fulfillment@workaholics-anonymous.org

Mike for Meeting and Member registration:
registrar@workaholics-anonymous.org

Ken for technology questions:
technology@workaholics-anonymous.org

Shelley for STORYLINE: storyline@workaholics-anonymous.org

For Meditation Book: MeditationBook@workaholics-anonymous.org

General mailbox: wso@workaholics-anonymous.org

For any Program issue, concern, initiative, suggestion, etc...
Bruce A. at facilitator@workaholics-anonymous.org
Lia F. at secretary@workaholics-anonymous.org
Drew D. at treasurer@workaholics-anonymous.org  
 
Conference Call Line  for ALL Phone Meetings
 
(712) 432-0363 

Group Support Section on Website  

 

There are helpful tools and materials available here that you can download for your group; meeting formats, types of meetings, tips on outreach, W.A. Public Awareness Guidelines, archives to news letters and much more!

 

Request For Sponsors

W.A. receives requests regularly for sponsorship from people seeking recovery from workaholism. We do receive more requests for female sponsors. We need to add to this list so we can help the new members in our fellowship. We keep a confidential list of volunteers who are willing to take this on.  If you are willing, please send us an email with your contact information (or any other information you feel a sponsee should know) to: communications@workaholics-anonymous.org
 
Your information is kept confidential to protect your anonymity. We will contact you with a person's contact information when someone requests, offering you the opportunity to respond.  Your offering of this service will be of great value to your recovery, as well as to the person you would be sponsoring.
 
Interested in Becoming a Meeting Group Mentor?

Among the many support opportunities offered by WA, perhaps the richest are those created through relationships with fellow members. Across the globe people are forming meeting groups and sharing the message of recovery. We are excited by the growth of the fellowship, particularly in the number of people expressing interest in organizing meeting groups .

Because starting a meeting group can be an intimidating process, we would
like for beginners to receive a mentor during their initial stages of meeting development. Mentors offer service through answering questions and providing suggestions as needed for members beginning their meeting groups. Currently, we are in need of more mentors and would like to extend this service opportunity to members of the fellowship.


If you are interested in serving as a mentor for those starting meeting groups, please contact me at facilitator@workaholics-anonymous.org More information will be provided upon receiving your expressed interested.

With gratitude,
Bruce A.
 W.A. Seeks Professional Representative for Our Fellowship

As workaholism has become a widespread concept in public media, the ways it is communicated about can often create more misconceptions than understandings. In this regard, members of Workaholics Anonymous are currently seeking a professional representative to speak on behalf of the fellowship and respond to public press releases that may misconstrue the reality of being a workaholic. If you know of someone or have suggestions for who might serve as a reputable spokesperson for WA (who is not affiliated with the fellowship), please send your recommendations to Bruce A. at
facilitator@workaholics-anonymous.org.
Supporting W.A. Seventh Tradition Contributions

Our Seventh Tradition provides that W.A. is fully self-supporting; declining outside contributions. WAWSO welcomes contributions from W.A. groups and members. One hundred percent of all contributions directly support recovery from workaholism. Carrying the message of recovery to workaholics who still suffer includes email and phone services, a quarterly newsletter, media and community outreach, literature development and distribution, this website, an annual conference, meeting information and support, and other outreach services. Please print out and send this Seventh Tradition form 
to support W.A.'s Outreach.

NOTE:
by Credit card or Paypal. Thank you for your generous support. 

Purchase Our Books Online!

 

The Book Of Discovery

Book of Discovery, W.A. WorkbookA guide to the 12 Steps  


The Workaholics Anonymous Book of Discovery is a
guide that provides step instruction, questions, activities, and stories-all with room to write and reflect as necessary, in a large spiral-bound, three-hole punch volume. The book is designed to lay completely flat so as to be easily used for writing as well as for protective storing in a three-ring notebook of your choice with other loose or extra pages if desired.  This workbook can be used alone, with a sponsor  or used with a group in a meeting format. 

Click here for online purchase    You can also purchase through the mail.  Price: $25. Plus $4.95 shipping and handling anywhere in the US. Send your check to WSO Web Payment Center, PO Box 56416, Portland, OR, 97238.

 

 
 
The Book of Recovery

W.A.'s first publication, The Book of Recovery is our main text. It has valuable information for all recovering workaholics; history, stories, guidance in working the steps and tools to help you with your recovery program! Click here for online purchase