Chairing a Vanity to Sanity Meeting

Hello, and welcome to the Vanity to Sanity Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous Meeting at Studio164. My name is __________ , I am __________ , and I have volunteered to chair this meeting. Vanity to Sanity meets online in this room four days per week: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday at 6:00pm, and Saturdays at 10:30am.

Before we get started please silence your cell phones.

Let’s open the meeting with a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer.

Let’s go around the room and introduce ourselves by our first names. Again, my name is ________, and I am ___________.

Can I have someone read the SLAA preamble?

Will all those who are actively working the steps please raise their hands?

Will all those who are available to sponsor please raise their hands?

Can I have someone read the 12 steps?

SLAA is run according to the 12 Traditions. Because this month is _______, the corresponding tradition is the _______ tradition. It reads:

Identifying patterns of sex and love addiction may aid us in our recovery. We may recognize ourselves in some of the characteristics that follow. Can I have someone read the characteristics of sex and love addiction?

Optional: This meeting periodically reads the Characteristics of Sex and Love Anorexia. Can I have someone read this?

SLAA groups are fully self-supporting through the contributions of participants. Donations pay for online services and literature. Please donate $1 - $2 if it can be afforded. You can donate using Venmo or PayPal.

Is anyone celebrating a recovery milestone?

Are there any recovery-based announcements?

Vanity to Sanity has a Business meeting the first Tuesday of every other month at 7:05pm. All are welcome to attend.

Do we have a volunteer to chair next week’s meeting?

Vanity to Sanity has a rotating format that changes daily. Today will be:

Monday
General Book Study

We’ll begin by reading the SLAA text, focusing on chapters about withdrawal, relationships, and stories. If you’d like to purchase a book, they can be ordered online. Each person will read one or two paragraphs and then share on what’s read before passing to another person in the zoom meeting. If you don’t want to read or share, that’s OK, too. Simply state your name and pass to the next person. Around 6:30pm, we will stop reading open the floor for discussion. Please limit your shares to 3-minutes or less so everyone gets a chance to share. Can I have a volunteer to run the timer for this meeting? Who would like to begin reading?

Tuesday
Step Book Study

We’ll begin by reading the SLAA text, focusing on the Step chapters. If you’d like to purchase a book, they can be ordered online. Each person will read one or two paragraphs and then share on what’s read before passing to another person in the zoom meeting. If you don’t want to read or share, that’s OK, too. Simply state your name and pass to the next person. Around 6:30pm, we will stop reading open the floor for discussion. Please limit your shares to 3-minutes or less so everyone gets a chance to share. Can I have a volunteer to run the timer for this meeting? Who would like to begin reading?

First Tuesday of the Month
Speaker Meeting

We’ll begin with a 15 minute share from our volunteer speaker. Our speaker will explain what they used to be like, what happened, and what they are like now. Please help me welcome our speaker, __________.

Speaker shares for 14 minutes.

Let’s thank our speaker with a round of applause. The topic for today’s meeting will be __________. After sharing on the topic, to another person in the zoom meeting. If you don’t want to share, that’s OK. Simply state your name and pass. Let’s limit our shares to 3-minutes or less so everyone gets a chance to speak. Can I have a volunteer to run the timer for this meeting? Who would like to begin?

Wednesday
Back to Basics

Our Back to Basics panel for this workshop is: _________________. Back to Basics is a series of meetings dedicated to working the SLAA Steps out of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a 75-minute meeting. Our panels will take it from here!

Saturday
Step Book Study

We’ll begin by reading the SLAA text, focusing on the Step chapters. If you’d like to purchase a book, they can be ordered online. Each person will read one or two paragraphs and then share on what’s read before passing to another person in the zoom meeting. If you don’t want to read or share, that’s OK, too. Simply state your name and pass to the next person. Around 6:30pm, we will stop reading open the floor for discussion. Please limit your shares to 3-minutes or less so everyone gets a chance to share. Can I have a volunteer to run the timer for this meeting? Who would like to begin reading?

It is now (6:58pm or 11:28am). Let’s close the meeting by reading the SLAA Signs of Recovery, followed by the Serenity Prayer. Can I have a volunteer read the Signs of Recovery?

Would all who wish, please join in a moment of silence followed by the Serenity Prayer.