2nd Annual East Coast M.A. Gathering
October 5-7, 2018
The Renewal Center of the South
Look below for the agenda and other information.
Please bring your LWH book & Your walking/hiking shoes.
Join us in Madison, NC for the second annual Marijuana Anonymous gathering.
Space is limited so register early.
Registration includes two nights lodging, all meals & snacks.
$115 per person (quad) — $140 per person (double)
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Pictures from the location:
Attendees are encouraged to bring any recovery and empowerment related books that you’re ready to part with for a book exchange. Any left over books will be donated to the Renewal Center of the South’s library. We’d like to stock the library with a copy of Life with Hope if anyone has an extra to donate.
Friday, Oct 5th
3-5:00pm – Arrival/Check-in
5-6:15pm – Registration/Icebreaker
6:15-7:00pm – Dinner
7:15-8:15pm – MA Jeopardy
8:15-10:00pm – Mix/Mingle
10:00pm – meeting
Saturday, Oct 6th
7:30-8am – Meditation
8:15-9:00am – Breakfast
9:15-10:30am – Workshop – Powerlessness
10:30-11am – BREAK
11am–12:15pm – Workshop – Promises of Each Step
12:30-1:15pm – Lunch
1:30–3:00pm – Creativity Workshop – Stones for the Stoners (bring your walking shoes)
3-3:15pm – BREAK
3:15-4:15pm- Workshop – Setting Boundaries
4:20pm – Live Meeting (includes milestone celebrations)
5:30-8:00pm – Nap or Free Time – Dinner at 6:30
8:00pm – Saturday night Speaker Night (around the camp fire)
9:00pm – Entertainment (Who’s Got Talent? Prepare to Showcase your Skills)
Sunday, Oct 7th
7:30-8am – Meditation
8:15-8:45am – Continental Breakfast
9-10:15am – Workshop – Finding a Power Greater Than Yourself
10:15-10:30am – BREAK
10:30-11:30am – Workshop – Willingness
11:30-Brunch/Departure (vacate by 3:00pm)
This post begins a discussion in support updating the script we use to guide our meetings.
To view all of the changes individually, please download the document by clicking on the link below. Once you open the document, you will see a red line on the left margin. Clicking on the red line will reveal all of the edits one-by-one.
The current draft version of the interim script is posted as:
Phone Script MAWPM Jan 2018 BF AM (MS Word docx)
Latest version in PDF format:
Below is the list of changes made (PDF):
Please send an email To:
with your vote to pass or oppose the proposed script (linked below) to begin use on Feb. 1. Please feel free to leave comments with feedback in the body of the email regardless of what you vote. Votes will be collected until Jan. 31 with the majority vote determining the use of the draft.”
More will be revealed as time goes by…
The text below is just parked here waiting for the posting of new set of changes:
Also of special note is that a new version of the script we use to manage MAWPM group meetings is being developed. We want your participation. Please access the website:
select the Meeting Script menu
at the bottom of this menu you’ll find
“Meeting Script MAWPM – Interim“
to review the current draft.
Please send feedback To: email@example.com
Dear Members of MA World Phone Meetings groups:
Attached is the Seattle convention panel proposal approved by the convention organizers. Please review the attached proposal and possibly attend one of these planning workshops: Weds, Jan 17, and next Weds, Jan 24, 8:15 pm EST. To attend, call into the regular phone line, then hit #9 to pass through the meeting into a subconference space.
Approved proposal: MA-Convention-2018-MAWPM-panel
Miriah from Oregon is coordinating the Panel project.
Proposal to Upgrade the WDR Service
[ed. This proposal/motion is in the New Business section of the We Do Recover Business Meeting agenda.] [20171116.1040: updated by Micah S.]
I (Micah S.) propose that the advanced web features of the WDR FreeConferenceCall line be enabled and that the login information be kept with (a) our technical coordinator and (b) all current chairpersons of the WDR phone meetings. I further propose that when a chairperson leaves, that the password be changed and shared once again with the technical coordinator and all current chairpersons.
– Ability to know how many people are on the call through a visual panel on the app
– Ability to use a web interface to join the call (helpful if you’re in a place with bad cell service)
– Ability to use a mobile app to connect to the meeting.
– Ability of the host to know precisely which caller is not muted and individually mute that person
– If people join the meeting via the app instead of phone, they could put in their full name, not realizing that other people would see it. We can mitigate this by coaching people to only use their first name
Greetings MA Service Members and Meeting Contacts!
Thank you all for your continued service to your meetings, Districts and service bodies to help MA remain strong and growing! I am pleased to share with you the following MA World Town Hall Flier. This event is open to the fellowship at large and we hope you will join in by phone or video conference to connect with MA World. This is a time to also share any questions or comments you have with the MA World Trustee Board.
We hope that you will share this Flier widely with your fellows! Please let me know if you have any questions in regards to attending. MA World Outreach is always here to help support your meetings, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re here to help!
Saturday, October 28, 2017
There are, by last count, 34 phone meetings each week including:
- women-only meeting
- guided-meditation meetings
- LGBTQ focused meeting
- People of Color meeting
- late night meetings
MA World Services is also developing a book of Daily Meditations and they need more submissions. Learn how you can contribute by browsing to marijuana-anonymous.org and finding the instructions and submission form at the bottom of the Literature menu.
Living in Gratitude
February 16–18, 2018, Seattle, Washington
Crowne Plaza – Seattle Airport
Make your plans now to attend Marijuana Anonymous Convention 2018, hosted by District 4 in Seattle.
- MA World Services is developing a pen pal program that will involve MA members, with a year or more sobriety, being paired with an inmate who needs to share experience, strength & hope. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.