November 2015 Newsletter


What is a DA-Athon, you ask?  It’s an all-day marathon of Debtors Anonymous meetings!  On the biggest shopping day of the year, come someplace safe to immerse yourself in recovery from insanity around your finances.

There will be 1-hour speaker meetings every 90 minutes, starting at 8am; the last meeting is 5-6pm.  Speakers will share their experience, strength and hope for anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes, followed by open sharing.  There will be some snacks and drinks available, and you’re also welcome to bring your own.  We’ll pass the 7th tradition basket at each meeting, but there is no other fee/donation asked/required.  We plan to have literature and newcomer packs available.  Please click here to see an updated detailed schedule of speakers.

Friday, November 27th, 8am-6pm
Mercy General, East/West Conference Rooms in Basement
4001 J Street, East Sacramento
Street parking is available, and the hospital is allowing free parking in their on-site lots for the holiday weekend.


We’ll have a speaker for approximately 25 minutes, followed by open sharing for 45 minutes.  There will be some light, healthy snacks provided, and you are welcome to bring a brown-bag dinner.  There will be some time for fellowship & support following the meeting.

Saturday, December 5th, 6pm-7:30pm
Mercy General Hospital
East/West Auditorium in Basement of Main Hospital
4001 J Street, East Sacramento

Parking: Multi-level parking structure off H Street or street parking on J Street and surrounding streets.

  • A 12×12 for DA?!  Yes, it’s true, although so far it’s just the steps, not the traditions, so people are calling it “THE 12.”  It’s still in manuscript form, but you can purchase one yourself by clicking here for an order form, OR your local DA meeting probably has plans to purchase a stack of them, so check with your literature person.
  • Interested in doing service at the General levelClick here to see a list of current open service positions, including Legal Affairs, Finance, International Relations.
  • Interested in being a GSR/ISR(group/intergroup service rep)?  There’s an informational conference call onNovember 22nd, 11:30am-1pm; call712.432.0400, code 363385# to listen in.
  • Register your meeting on line!  This is a great new service…GSO has made it simple to register a new meeting, or renew your annual registration, by just going here.  Easy peasy!

Need a little more DA action than Sacramento has to offer?  Check out the Nor Cal DA website and all their goings on for details on the following and more: click here.


Bay Area Black Friday Event
4620 California Street, San Francisco
Friday, November 27th, 1-5pm


Every 3rd Saturday, Oakland
Birthday Chips, Speaker, Q&A


Sunday, March 10, 2016
Berkeley (stay tuned for details)


(speakers & workshops)
These are free and available here.


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