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Today's Meetings

Good Morning, Higher Power

Aug 16, 2018 |  7:45am 8:45am
Manhattan

CMA Agnostics

Aug 16, 2018 |  6:30pm 7:30pm
Manhattan

Book Study Meeting

Aug 16, 2018 |  7:45pm 8:45pm
Manhattan

CMA en Español

Aug 16, 2018 |  8:15pm 9:15pm
Manhattan

Events & Meeting Updates

  • New Meetings

    Share Day 2018

    Saturday, October 6th 2018. Join us for a day of inspiring meetings, workshops, speakers & fellowship. 

    Turn It Up

    Mondays, 6PM St. Paul & St. Andrew United Methodist Church 263 W 86 St 

    Clean and Queer

    Tuesdays, 8PM QSpot LGBT Community Center 66 S Main St Ocean Grove New Jersey

    Outside the Lines

    Sundays, 12:30pm at the Center.

    Midnight Desire

    Fridays, 11:11pm, at 51 W 14th St, Suite 4R

    To request an update to the calendar, click here.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.

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  • NYCMA Monthly Anniversary Meeting

    The NYCMA Monthly Anniversary Meeting is a special open meeting of CMA held on the first Monday of every month, from 7:30pm–8:30pm, at The Center (Room 101/Kaplan Assembly Hall), 208 West 13th Street (b/t Greenwich and 7th Aves), New York, NY 10011.

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  • NYCMA Intergroup Monthly Meeting

    Generally, the meeting is held the last Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm at GMHC, 446 W 33rd Street. Check the directory for the room number.

    Check the events calendar to confirm the date, time and location of this month's meeting.

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GSR Announcements

  • Share Day 2018
    Save the Date! Share A Day 2018 will be held on Saturday, October 6th 2018. Join us for a day of inspiring meetings, workshops, speakers & fellowship. If you'd like to volunteer, see BJ N. or Hernando C.

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  • There are 3 new meetings to announce 
    CMA: Outside the Lines, a meeting focused on persons of color struggling with addiction. Starting Sunday, July 1st at 12:30 pm at The Center.  Contact Michael C for more information.  Midnight Desire takes place Fridays at 11:11 PM located at 51 W 14th Street Suite 4R and our 3rd New meeting – “Turn it Up” A new 3rd Step meeting on the Upper West Side at 86th and Broadway at St. Paul Episcopal Church.

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  • A new NYCMA Printable Meeting list is available for download here and on the Literature page,  and will be stocked at your literature table.

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  • The NYCMA monthly anniversary meeting Labor Day falls on Monday September 3rd so we will move it to the following week Monday, September 10th.  If you celebrated an anniversary you can register  or contact Gustavo for more information. 

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The Fourth Tradition says each group should be autonomous, except in matters affecting Crystal Meth Anonymous as a whole. That is where our Intergroup comes in. In New York City, NYCMA is the Intergroup. 

What does the Intergroup do?

NYCMA does things that any one group really can’t do effectively on its own:

  • Generates meeting lists for all of New York City
  • Creates CMA literature such as a newsletter and pamphlets
  • Maintains the hotline
  • Operates the NYCMA Website
  • Keeps a clearinghouse of recovery literature and chips
  • Provides information to hospitals and institutions
  • Represents NYCMA at the CMA General Service Organization, the worldwide Intergroup

What does the Intergroup not do?

Going along with the Fourth Tradition, NYCMA does not make decisions for individual meetings, which are autonomous.

Why have an Intergroup?

  • To carry the message to the addict who still suffers through public information and hospitals and institutions
  • To help groups with any questions and problems relating to the Twelve Traditions
  • To avoid duplication of services 
  • To provide services such as the Web site, the literature clearinghouse, and the meeting list 
  • To provide groups with resources such as pamphlets, newsletters, and chips 
  • To represent New York City CMA at the General Service Organization

Who can attend an NYCMA meeting?

All CMA members are welcome at NYCMA meetings. Only officers and GSRs may vote on business matters.

Who are the NYCMA officers?

NYCMA has a Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. There are also other officers, including committee Chairs and Cochairs, a Public Information Officer, a General Service Representative, a GSR Coordinator, and a Literature Clearinghouse Coordinator. These officers are elected by the voting body of NYCMA and serve for one year. Any NYCMA member meeting the sobriety requirement can be an officer.

What happens at the monthly NYCMA meeting?

The Secretary calls the roll to see if there is a quorum. The Treasurer reports on our finances. The members hear old business. The committee chairs give their reports. The group discusses any new business.

What are the NYCMA committees?

There are four committees: Structure and Finance, Literature, Public Information, and Hospitals and Institutions.

Basic Structure of the Intergroup

We must have a quorum at our meetings in order to conduct business. That means fifty percent of currently held voting positions must be present. Motions require a two-thirds majority to pass.

What is a GSR?

GSR stands for “Group Service Representative.” A GSR is the link between a CMA group, or meeting, and the New York City Intergroup (NYCMA). There are two main responsibilities of a GSR: 

  1. Represent your group and its group conscience at the monthly NYCMA meeting. 
  2. After NYCMA meetings, report back to your group about NYCMA and the CMA General Service Organization.

What does a GSR do at the NYCMA meetings?

Listens, participates in discussions, and votes on business.

How does a GSR report back to a group?

GSRs give updates about NYCMA at a group’s business meetings. They may also make brief announcements about NYCMA activities and resources during the “any CMA-related announcements” part of a regular meeting.

Are there any requirements to be a GSR?

The requirements are decided by each group, but only members with six months of sobriety can vote at NYCMA. It is recommended that GSRs serve for one year in order to provide continuity within NYCMA.

What’s an alternate GSR?

Some groups have an alternate GSR. If the GSR cannot attend the NYCMA meeting or a business meeting, the alternate can represent. Alternates are encouraged to attend NYCMA meetings, but each group only gets one vote at NYCMA. If an alter- nate and the “first-string” rep are there, only the first-string rep votes.

How can I know what my group’s conscience is?

GSRs are not expected to consult their groups on every single matter. For most NYCMA issues, the rep should consider himself or herself entrusted to vote his or her individual conscience. For example, a matter such as “Should we approve $200 in expenses for newsletter duplication?” need not be taken back to a group’s business meeting. It would make group business meetings cumbersome and dull, and nothing would ever get done in NYCMA. If a matter does require groups’ consciences, a GSR may be requested to ask his or her group about it. Examples of this would be decisions such as “Should we establish a CMA clubhouse?” or “Is there interest in a CMA conference?” GSRs can ask for a group’s conscience at the group’s business meeting and then bring the decision or opinion back to NYCMA.

 

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    The selected stories, articles and readings were chosen to represent a wide range of topics, including physical health, intimate relationships (including marriage and children), becoming sober in prison (and reintegrating after being released), and even the economic crisis. Though the selections are diverse and were written by those in early recovery as well as those with long-term sobriety, the message conveyed throughout this book is that no matter how bleak life seems right now, there is always HOPE.

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