San Francisco Bay area - We need a chair person!

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San Francisco Bay area - We need a chair person!

Any meetings being held in this area? One of my problems is that when I get on a computer, even when the initial goal is short, concise, and generally correct, I get distracted and phase out. Usually I end up don't absolutely useless stuff for several hours straight, and end up leaving something unfinished. The result is that I end up coming back the next day, and the story repeats until I fin a way to break the cycle. So a face-to-face would probably help me a lot more than forums or chat.

Cheers!

Misha

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Welcome to Olganon.org. Why

Welcome to Olganon.org.

Why not attend the Wednesday night (afternoon for you) chat meeting at 7 PM eastern US.

Why not give the forums a chance,you are so new! They really help. As to Bay area, there are no face to face meeting in that area at present, sorry.

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Does anyone know if there

Does anyone know if there are any face to face meetings that have been formed in the bay area currently?

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I am willing to be part of a

I am willing to be part of a face to face group in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have posted or had posted to that fact just last week. Im in the San Jose area, but would do some travel to be part of a group meeting to help with this issue.

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Looks like now we have at

Looks like now we have at least 4 people in the Bay Area that want to get together. Lets try to organize something to do just that. I am in Walnut Creek, Badgames is in San Jose. How about we shoot for Wednesday 28th of Sept.

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So did you bay area folks

So did you bay area folks start a face-to-face meeting?

PJ2

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Hey!  I'm in walnut creek

Hey! I'm in walnut creek and would love a meeting around here. I have health issues and can't drive to San Jose but I sure would love to talk with others who have this problem.

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Hi -- Did you guys ever

Hi --

Did you guys ever organize a face-to-face meeting? I would love to attend and can drive!

Looking forward to talking about this issue.....

Thanks!

Cary

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Hi Everybody -- I'm going to

Hi Everybody --

I'm going to start a meeting! I was trying to find out where you all were to have it some place central. Is that San Francisco? Or does anyone have suggestions. I'm in Marin County but can drive. I look forward to hearing from you --

Cary

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I am interested if you do

I am interested if you do start a meeting in the SF Bay Area. I live in south bay, but I could drive to somewhere central.

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Sorry, I live in South

Sorry, I live in South Carolina. : P

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I live in the San Jose, CA

I live in the San Jose, CA area. I would love to find out if there is some sort of meeting I could bring my 15 year old to... the online meetings just will not work for him.

Has anyone heard of a Bay Area meeting group?

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Hi everyone, I am in

Hi everyone, I am in Oakland, East BAy,

there are a lot of face to face meetings exactley where I am near Piedmond Avenue and we could problabley get help getting a room, asking other face to face groups, we could meet in a cafe first and then decide.

Like rehabgamer and I met once so far. I think its great to start a face to face group.

Mumu

first stopped, end of December 2010, a few short relapses. Then I got it, NO more relapses....... never again......, game free since December 1st, 2011. Thanks Olga.... one more relapse on phone, one week of hell in 2014

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Any further action on a Bay

Any further action on a Bay Area OLGA fellowship? I'm in Redwood City and my NA fellowship is only a placeholder. I don't have enough 'clean' time or experience with NA to lead a meeting, but I will pretty much travel the Bay Area (and with my wife's glowing APPROVAL!) to attend a meeting.

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There will be an SF chapter

There will be an SF chapter starting up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's very very very very early in the process, but we're at least having f2f meetings and I am going to work with whoever I can to make it organized and to be of service!!!!

I'm planning on trying to use the NA (Narcotics Anonymous) model (which is based on AA) which states (paraphrasing here) "We don't care what you used, how often, etc....only that you have a desire to recover"

We don't care what games you played, how often you played.....etc. etc. etc.

It will be held in the Oakland area. If you are an addict, or know someone who is in the SF/Oakland/Peninsula/South Bay areas, please PM me or have them email me at mbecker@gilead.com.

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I have to admit I've been a

I have to admit I've been a bit unavailable for the f2f meetings. I'm in Walnut Creek, well, half the time anyway. The other half I'm out of the bay area. If there is a regular meeting not real late on a weeknight I could make it once in awhile. It would be nice to have a group. I would go as far as 15 miles from me but not any further, and personally, I'd prefer late afternoon or early evening like before 6 pm. After that, I'm of no use, lol. Keep me posted!

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Ok I can make 7:00 pm.  I

Ok I can make 7:00 pm. I can't make this coming Monday but I'll be there the one after that. Just let me know where! Ty :)

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I'm interested in attending

I'm interested in attending the meeting. Can someone message me with details? Thanks!

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I don't think the meetings

I don't think the meetings are being held anymore.

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Actually, there is a meeting

Actually, there is a meeting just starting up in the San Francisco Bay area. Please e-mail me at olga@olganon.org and I will put you in touch with them. Liz

Liz Woolley

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Liz, I sent you an e-mail.

Liz,

I sent you an e-mail. I'd be happy to help with organizing the group if they need more help. Thanks!

lizwool wrote:

Actually, there is a meeting just starting up in the San Francisco Bay area. Please e-mail me at olga@olganon.org and I will put you in touch with them. Liz

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Thank you.  I did get your

Thank you. I did get your email. Can you please send me your contact information so I can call you, and we can talk about this?

Liz Woolley

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Was there every a Walnut

Was there every a Walnut Creek meeting established? I have a son who could benefit from that.

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Hi - does anyone know if

Hi - does anyone know if there is a face to face meeting group in northern cal? When /where is the next meeting? TY

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I am in Lafayette and would

I am in Lafayette and would help to start a meeting ithis area. Plus all other 12 step groups have phone meetings that are run just like face to face meetings. I would be willing to start a phone meeting. Anyone can call infrom around the world. The conference lines are free and they are run just like any other 12 step meeting for that group. If you want an example go and search Alanon phone meetings. This means we do nothave to travel but can connect up. The charge is for whatever your long distance carrier charges. I don't like Skype or typing into a coputer.

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Hello all, We are working on

Hello all,

We are working on getting a face-to-face group going in the SF Bay area.

If you are interested in attending, please reply to this message.

I am waiting on a couple of people who may have a place to meet in the SF Bay area. I will post here when I know for sure.

Liz

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I would love to attend a

I would love to attend a face to face meeting in the Bay Area when one becomes available. I live in Oakland, but am open to traveling. Thanks for getting it going Liz!

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I am in SF bay area and

I am in SF bay area and would be interested in a F2F meeting.

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Hello amym and cjl, I am

Hello amym and cjl,

I am emailing you information about this meeting. Please check you email and get back to me.

Thank you.

Liz

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Hello, I'd like to join this

Hello,

I'd like to join this meeting. Please email me the info @ binhvo22@yahoo.com.

Thanks,

Binh

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lizwool wrote: Hello amym
lizwool wrote:

Hello amym and cjl,

I am emailing you information about this meeting. Please check you email and get back to me.

Thank you.

Liz

Hi, I'd like to do F2P for 12 step gaming anonymous in San Francisco. Please e-mail me @ Enoch31sf@yahoo.com as I probably won't check back at this site.

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Hello,   I am in Walnut

Hello,

I am in Walnut Creek, in the SF bay area. I am interested in attending a face to face meeting. Please send any information. THANKS!

John

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I have about 20 people who

I have about 20 people who want a face-to-face meeting in San Francisco, but I have no one willing to chair it. I even have a place to hold it!

Is anyone willing to chair this meeting???

(This is the number one city in the world looking for a face-to-face meeting, yet we still do NOT have one there.)

Liz Woolley

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Liz, I don't know that I

Liz, I don't know that I received your email a month ago. Could you resend the details? I would consider chairing the meeting if the time and location work.

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Hi Liz, I'm new here, just

Hi Liz,

I'm new here, just signed up.

I'm not sure if this is an old thread, but I'd be interested in a F2F in the Bay Area as well. Could you send me the details?

Much appreciated.

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