LifeRing Summer 2021 Newsletter
Here we are in the full heat of Summer! Lots of awesome things have been happening since the flurries of December. This is an exciting time for LifeRing. We’re adding new meetings, new committees and (at long last) a new LifeRing introductory pamphlet for distribution this month! We held our 2021 Annual Meeting in June and had over 90 registered attendees. What a great year so far! Keep reading for a recap of some of the highlights to date for 2021.
2020 Fundraising Drive
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the LifeRing 2020 Fundraising Drive! As of January 1, 2021, everyone who contributed to LifeRing in 2020 helped us raise $32,070.00 for the year. Donations made during the 2020 Season of Giving more than doubled our goal of $7,000. Thank you!
We are so grateful and excited about these results. Your donations have helped us overcome the deficit of lost F2F meeting contributions and the surge of technology costs resulting from Covid. Many thanks to the new Fundraising Committee who organized this drive and to all of those who contributed to make this our best fundraising drive ever. Click here if you would like to make a donation.
Get Involved and Give Back
You don’t have to be a donor to contribute to LifeRing. There are so many ways you can help others by volunteering.
LifeRing has dynamic committees always looking for new participants with fresh ideas. Take a peek behind the scenes and explore where to get your volunteer on!
We’re looking for talented and conscientious volunteer board members to lead and strengthen our programs for people struggling with sobriety as well as to assist in preparing individuals with six months or more of continuous recovery to begin convening meetings. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership one Sunday morning a month, and are interested in being on a committee working on a specific initiative we'd love to talk with you.
Oversight of LifeRing’s fiscal matters. Responsible for managing the annual budget, analyzing data related to incoming and outgoing expenditures. Ensuring that the financial elements of LifeRing are in accord with its vision and mission. Reports monthly accounts to the Board of Directors.
- Fundraising, Marketing & Communications
The FMC is packed with waterways for volunteers to get their feet wet. Interested in Fundraising? FMC drives major and minor themed fundraising and grant proposals. Are you a Marketing genius? Of course you are! FMC oversees public relations, branding, advertising, and social media. Communications is a kayak on the Klamath River. We enhance communications with convenors, volunteers, donors, LifeRing friends, and general recovery community professionals all while being buffeted about by whitewater from all sides. If you’re a good swimmer, we’d love to bring you onboard!
- Meetings and Convenor Support
The Meetings and Convenor Support Committee is made up of folk from various backgrounds creating and advancing interactive programs to enhance the 3-S LifeRing experience.
The Outreach Committee aspires to raise awareness about LifeRing Secular Recovery to those who struggle with alcohol and substance use disorder.
The Website Committee maintains an evolving, user-friendly website that promotes the LifeRing message through compelling content, optimization strategies and robust member support portals.
For more ways to help LifeRing, click here.
LifeRing Meetings are Growing
Another way to contribute is by convening a LifeRing Meeting. LifeRing meeting attendance has escalated 583% since this time last year. There is an obvious need for new convenors and new meetings to support diversity and the exponential growth of the LifeRing Community.
If you are active in LifeRing with 6 months continuous sobriety, please consider bringing your experience to others searching for a safe and nonjudgmental space to explore their recovery pathway.
LifeRing has hands-on, in-meeting, co-convenor opportunities available now. For more information, please reach out to your convenor directly or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find details about starting a new meeting and the role of a convenor on the LifeRing Convenor webpage.
New LifeRing Specialty Meetings
We are so proud to share three new specialty meetings created this year!
- LBGTQIA+ & Friends -- Come Out and Recover San Diego-based HWYW meeting for the LifeRing LBGTQIA+ Community and Allies
- Meditation to Empower Your Recovery Check-in meeting combined with a guided Neurosculpting® Meditation
- The Liver Spot HWYW meeting with focus on recovery and SUD-related medical conditions
- Women’s Meetings Weekly meetings for women-identifying members of LifeRing
Did you know?
LifeRing has global reach with active international meetings held in: