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New LifeRing Meeting In Voorhees, New Jersey!

You're Not In This Alone

 

When: Wednesdays at 7:00 PM*

Where: Living Proof Recovery Center, Room B, 108 Somerdale Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043

Convenor: Jason P.

Contact Information: Phone (856) 842-8911, e-mail liferingnj@gmail.com

We wish Jason and all new meeting members all the best!

 

*The first meeting was held on May 4th; this notification is only now being published as it had been pending while website work was being done.

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New LifeRing Meeting in Lebanon, PA!

What You Do Today

 

LifeRing is pleased to announce that Randy R., who is on his own sobriety journey, due in part to using LifeRing as a piece in his personal recovery program, has decided to start a new meeting in Lebanon, Pennsylvania and share it with others!

Randy says: 

“I am looking forward to getting this going. There will also be guys coming from the Renaissance Crossroads program that I graduated from, and also from the outpatient groups that I attend. I am nervous but this should be expected…I wanted to let everyone know and look forward to hearing from them…things are really good and getting better. I thank everybody and especially LifeRing cause without you who knows were I would be. Thank you all. I am calling the meeting LifeRing Recovery.”

Thank you, too, Randy!

Check out the meeting information below:

When: Saturdays at 6:00 PM – the first meeting will be this Saturday, April 23rd

Where: Lebanon Recovery Center, 701 Chestnut Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

Convenor: Randy R.

Contact Information: randyreinbold@yahoo.com

Congratulations to Randy and all new meeting members – we wish you all the best!

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New LifeRing Meeting in Hermiston, Oregon!

Take Note of Who Genuinely Supports You

 

LifeRing is pleased to announce there are now two LifeRing meetings in Oregon – one in Portland, and this new one up the beautiful Columbia River in Hermiston.

Check out the meeting information below:

When: Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Where: Agape House, 500 W. Harper Road, Hermiston, OR 97838 USA

Convenor: Fred P.

Contact Information: : 66chvydrvr@charter.net

Congratulations to Fred and all new meeting members – we wish you all the best!

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There’s a New LifeRing Meeting In Napa, CA – And a Great Story Behind It

Showing Up

Sometimes getting a new meeting started requires a little extra boldness and a lotta extra perseverance, and our newest meeting in Napa, California is no exception. 

It starts, of course, with people, and in this case it started with LifeRing’s Board of Directors Chairman and San Jose meetings convenor Byron Kerr, with help from the meeting’s starting convenor, D’Ann G.. Here’s Byron’s story, along with meeting details below:

“Four years ago I drove to Napa, CA on a beautiful autumn day to attend their annual Recovery Faire, sponsored by the Napa County Health and Human Services Department. Upon arriving, I approached the registration table and introduced myself as a LifeRing convenor. I asked permission of the people at the registration table to distribute LifeRing brochures and literature. They gave me permission and even offered me a table for the event. I declined the table stating that I was not prepared for that level of participation.

I entered the Recovery Faire and was enjoying myself introducing LifeRing, sharing literature, and sharing stories when the director of Napa HHS approached me and asked me to stop distributing LifeRing literature. I left the event shortly after.

Thursday night I returned to Napa at the invitation of Napa County HHS to introduce LifeRing to a county sponsored event. I drove four hours in El Niño driven storms and horrendous Bay Area traffic to get there on time. I was met there by D’Ann G. from the Sonoma county LifeRing community who also braved the storm. We conducted an introductory session and convened the first LifeRing meeting in a Napa County facility. This was the same campus where I was asked to stop distributing LifeRing literature four years earlier.

The lesson here is perseverance and tenacity.”

Therefore, we are pleased to announce the following meeting information:

When: Thursdays at 7:00 PM

Where: Napa County Health and Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Services, 2344 Old Sonoma Road, Bldg. C, Napa, California 94559

Convenor: D’Ann G.

Contact Information: Phone: (707) 596-8860, Email: liferingsr@gmail.com

Our heartiest thanks go out to Byron and D’Ann, and we wish this meetings convenor and members all the best!

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It’s All Fun and Games: I Just…I Just…I Just…

Aw, gyad, I can’t.

**Sigh**

Apparently, 2016 is (trigger warning – alcohol is prominently featured in the link attached) “The Year of the Hard Soda” wars. That’s right – alcoholic sodas are poised to become all the rage, and the best part is they’re really not supposed to have that icky alcohol aftertaste. All the better to drink it down like soda pop then, m’dearies – now you can make really good root beer floats.

But wait, isn’t soda pop eeeeeevviiiiillll?

**Crickets**

Oh, I see, so that’s how it is, huh? Great, what’s next? Twizzlers flavored vodkas and gin-soaked gummy bears? Wonka bars that instead of golden tickets come packaged with coupons for 35% off your next purchase of Willy’s Special Dark Chocolate Oompa Loompa Liqueur?!

OK, OK. I get it, calm down **puts head between knees, blows slowly in and out of a paper bag**.

This is just how normal people drink, that’s all.  It’s all just good, clean, fun.

Well, blech! Ptooey on their fun, I say! And thank gyad today is National Carrot Cake Day. Here’s a great recipe if you wanna make your own.

I know I do.   🙂

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