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Today's Meetings

Sunday Solutions

Jul 15, 2018 | 11:15am12:15pm
Manhattan

Outside the Lines

Jul 15, 2018 | 12:30pm 1:30pm
Manhattan

Creativity in Sobriety

Jul 15, 2018 |  4:30pm 5:30pm
Manhattan

Step Meeting

Jul 15, 2018 |  6:00pm 7:15pm
Manhattan

Breaking Good

Jul 15, 2018 |  6:30pm 7:30pm
Connecticut

Beginner's Basics

Jul 15, 2018 |  7:30pm 8:30pm
Manhattan

Events & Meeting Updates

  • New Meetings

    Clean and Queer

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

    MARCMA 2018 - “A New Way of Life”

    Mid-Atlantic Region Crystal Meth anonymous Yearly meeting hosted by NY CMA this year will be on Saturday July 21 from 12 to 6pm at the Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square South.  To register click here: 2018MARCMA.eventbrite.com.

    Outside the Lines

    Starting July 1st Sundays at 12:30pm at the Center.

    Midnight Desire

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

     

    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

  • 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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  • MARCMA 2018 - “A New Way of Life” is being hosted by NYC this year on Saturday July 21 from 12 to 6pm at the Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square South.

    MARCMA is the Mid-Atlantic Regional CMA meeting which takes place every summer rotating through different host cities in our region in order to give updates on what’s going on in our areas.

    The day includes, a great lunch, recovery workshops, area reports, a big speaker meeting and coffee and dessert.

    We have tickets for sale. The suggested donation is $25, and if you buy a scholarship, 2 for $40!  Online registration is also available at 2018MARCMA.eventbrite.com where you can pay with Venmo or PayPal.

    There are plenty of scholarships available. No one will be turned away.  We definitely want you more than we want your money.

    This will also be a great volunteer opportunity.  If you want more information and or want to volunteer, contact Ross H. or Danny C.

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  • Spring NYCMA newsletter

    The NYCMA Literature Committee has finalized and will have printed copies of all NYCMA Meetings available to hand out to all GSR’s. 

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  • The NYCMA monthly anniversary meeting The NYCMA monthly anniversary meeting for JUNE celebrants will be on Monday, July 9th, 730PM at the center due to the holiday. 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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    Expressions of Hope CoverExpressions of Hope is a collection of personal experiences from crystal meth addicts in recovery. This newly expanded and revised edition has been redesigned around the stages of the recovery process: personal stories of powerlessness and hopelessness before entering the rooms, working the program of recovery, application of the common tools and suggestions, and learning how to face life on life's terms in sobriety.

    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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