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Pssst! Tweet Tweet? We’re On Twitter!

Twitterbird

 

‘Tis true – LifeRing has had a Twitter account for quite a while but it’s not gotten off the ground until now, thanks to longtime LifeRinger Annie S. from Ireland stepping up to take it as high as it can go!

Here’s a few words from Annie about her time in LifeRing, and her hopes and goals for what our Twitter account can become:

“Greetings from SW Ireland.  I’m Annie S., and I’m trying to repay an enormous debt of gratitude to LifeRing by doing a little outreach for us all from the cockpit of the @LifeRing Twitter account.  I first came across LifeRing while serving a sentence on an AA recovery programme that was making me wretched.  After a desperate search on Google, I fired off an email thinking this LifeRing group has got to be too good to be true.  But within hours I had a hand of friendship back across the ocean and into my mailbox from Craig Whalley. Amazingly, he was able to tell me from California where I could find a LifeRing workbook in the facility I was in in Dublin. I have never looked back.  Despite a few wobbles in the intervening years, I have spent almost all my time in sobriety and am now approaching 2 years unbroken sobriety. 

Craig however is no use to us at all on Twitter and must be the owner of the most neglected account there that I have ever seen.  Which leads me to the thing I would really like to say to anyone who reads this paragraph: If you are on Twitter, please follow the @LifeRing account.  If you are not on Twitter think about registering now.  Then tell all your friends to follow @LifeRing and send any recovery related tweets to it that you can.  I will re-tweet them to our followers.  You can retweet the @LifeRing tweets and ‘heart’ them.  I know, that might seem puerile but in fact it’s not.  Twitter, despite all the negative press it gets, is one of the most powerful communications platforms on earth and has helped many deserving causes to achieve things they could never have otherwise.  But you already knew that.

If we work it properly, together we can – directly and indirectly – reach literally millions of stranded, desperate people who might benefit as much as we all have from @LifeRing – if only they knew about it. The ‘opposition’ have gazillions of followers there, natch.  If we all put our shoulders to the Twitter wheel it’s not by any means overreaching for @LifeRing to aim for 100k followers within two years. Right now we have, er, 265.  So there is a wee bit of work to be done.  Help me out here, yes?”

Annie’s already breathed vital new life into it – so by all means, Follow us. You’ll be glad you did. 🙂

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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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