Category Archives: Meetings

Colorado Springs gets its first LifeRing Meeting

A new LifeRing meeting starts Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Colorado Springs, CO. The meeting will take place at 3595 E. Fountain Blvd., Ste. F2, in that city at 7:30 PM. The convenor, Josh L., can be reached by email at jsmoov1@ gmail.com. If the door to the building is locked, call 719 235 6224.

Message from a LifeRing Convenor

One of LifeRing’s convenors writes:

Tonight’s meeting was just one of those wonderful gatherings in which I felt tremendous love and connectedness with each person present.

A member with 11 months’ sobriety convened the meeting. It’s such a joy to see the transformation that has taken place in him, as he moved from viewing sobriety as a straitjacket to really unfurling his sober wings.

We discussed the importance of continually examining our sober foundation. We agreed that if we build our sober structure on a foundation of anger, resentment, wistfulness, lack of self-honesty, an unbalanced life, then even the slightest gust of wind could be enough to topple that structure. People gave examples of ways in which they blasted off parts of their sober foundation that they found did not serve them well, and replaced it with something that truly supported their sober lives.

I felt the love of those who truly understood my struggles. I felt gifted by a generosity I never experienced prior to my recovery.

It hasn’t always been a rose garden, but my decision to become a convenor, rooted in the purely selfish need for a viable f2f alternative to AA, has been one of the greatest joys I’ve known.

Mary

New LifeRing meetings in Sacramento, CA

A couple of new meetings have sneaked into the ever-growing list of Sacramento’s schedule.

Congratulations to Liz G. in Northern California for her new meeting Fridays at 6:00 p.m. at the Raley’s Supermarket, 4650 Natomas Blvd, Sacramento CA in the Event Center Room. For more information, contact Liz at 916.548.7531/lgibson5@comcast.net.

And congratulations also to Bill F. in Northern California for his new meeting Tuesdays at Noon at the Raley’s Elk Grove, 4900 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove. For more information, contact Bill at 916.804.3117/freemanwrf@aol.com.

This brings the number of LifeRing meetings in the Sacramento area to more than two dozen!

New LifeRing Meeting in Turlock, CA

Another new LifeRing meeting has begun in the Modesto/Turlock area. Beginning June 27th (but not on July 4th), there will be meetings Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Raley’s Community Event Center (next to the pharmacy) located at 2900 Geer Rd, Turlock, Ca 95382. For more information, please call or email Troy S. at 209.526.4854/modestolifering@gmail.com. This will be the 4th LifeRing meeting in the Modesto area.

LifeRing Reaches into Two New Irish Cities

LifeRing continues it’s growth in Ireland with two new meetings in the Cork area. Dublin and Belfast (in Northern Ireland) have well-established meetings. One new meeting is in Clonakilty, outside of Cork. It meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. at the The Grace Centre, South Square, Clonakilty. The other is in Cork itself on Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Friends Meeting House, Summerhill South, Cork City. For information, contact the convenor, Miriam C., at boozwatch@gmail.com. Miriam has set-up a website for her groups at http://www.liferingcork.com/ There you can view pictures of the meeting sites and find more information.