The International Service Organization (ISO) of COSA provides this information as a courtesy to facilitate the exchange of information about local COSA activities. These events are not endorsed by the ISO of COSA. Lack of endorsement does not mean the ISO of COSA opposes the event but rather clarifies that it is not an ISO event.



Tuesday Perpetual CZR Step Study 

CZR Perpetual Step Study in the COSA “Zoom Room Too” combines multiple resources and allows each participant to choose their own level of study based on the weekly assignments: Essential, Recommended, and/or Optional. This study meets for one hour on Tuesdays in CZR2 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time  The group is open to new participants each week.

Please register using this form to enable us to send you the Zoom room information.





34th Annual Houston Step Retreat

Save the date: June 21-23, 2024

Houston area COSA invites you to the 34th Annual Step Retreat in the beautiful Hill Country June 21-23. Our theme is “We Write Our Own Story” and will focus on steps 1-3 using the new COSA Recovery book.

For more information, please see flyer: Houston 34th Annual Step Retreat



Bay Area Quarterly Open SAA & COSA Virtual Speaker Meeting

Save the date: Sunday, August 4, 2024 @ 5:30pm Pacific 
** moved to SUNDAY *
The Bay Area Quarterly Speakers Meeting brings together great speakers for an evening of fellowship on the first Sunday in February, May, August, and November. This meeting operates in the spirit of cooperation between SAA and COSA.  Typically, speakers have more than 5 years of sobriety. The meeting operates in the spirit of cooperation between SAA and COSA, two separate 12 Step fellowships.
*Now available from the May 5, 2024 Virtual SAA & COSA Speaker Meeting:
Email for zoom meeting ID, password & to be added to the announcement list.
Call in:  669-900-9128   Meeting ID:  837 2934 5573   Passcode: 121212
This is an open meeting, all adults are welcome. Group sharing will follow the speakers’ shares.




Do you have a topic about which you are both knowledgeable and passionate? Would you and perhaps two or three of your COSA friends be willing to create a presentation about that topic? If yes, please fill out this form: and our committee will contact you for further information and possible dates. Thank you, in advance, for your service.

The Hand in Hand Saturday Series is an interactive series, not a lecture series. The series consists of Zoom presentations, which are recorded and posted as videos available to all COSAs []. Our format requires that you submit your topic as Powerpoint, Presentation, or Canva slides. The final video posted on the website will contain edited audio from the Zoom recording and show only the presentation slides. For the sake of anonymity, the final posted video will not show images of the presenters or attendees, and names may also be removed upon request. Any documents that the presenters use may also be placed on the website for COSAs to download when attending or when watching the video at a later time.

The Hand in Hand Saturday Series meets bi-monthly on the second Saturday in the new “COSA Zoom Room Too” [meeting ID 782 586 7839]. The password is available by emailing

Following are the dates and upcoming topics for the series:
July 13, 2024 – tentatively Safe Communication Guidelines
September 14, 2024 – Principles
November 9, 2024 – _____________
January 11, 2025 – _____________
March 8, 2025 – _____________
May 10, 2025 – _____________
July 12, 2025 – _____________
September 13, 2025 – _____________
November 8, 2025 – _____________




Save the date: August 22-25, 2024

For more information, please visit:



In Person Bay Area Simple Serenity Retreat

Save the date: September 27-29, 2024
The dates are set! Registration should open in August.



Indiana 30th Annual Retreat: “Tools of Recovery”

Save the date: October 18, 19, 20th

The retreat is held at Camp Pyoca in southern Indiana. The Indiana SAA Intergroup has reserved the entire camp to create an environment of safety and anonymity. The retreat runs from Friday afternoon to midday Sunday. There will be various break out sessions, meetings of all types including SAA, COSA, Women’s only, LGBTQ.
Registration opens on the SAA site ( after August 10th. Pricing ranges from $65-$125  depending on how many days one chooses, and what accommodation is chosen. Example, some bring tents, some opt for rustic cabins, some for modern cabins. There are also couples rooms but they are limited and go quickly. Pricing includes meals. This facility is a church camp, so cabins have bunk beds with camp style mattresses. Bring a sleeping bag and don’t expect the Hilton. The setting is extremely beautiful and peaceful. Pricing increases on registrations after October 4th, and again after October 11th.




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If you are attending or planning a COSA event, and in need of financial assistance, you may request scholarship and/or grants from COSA Outreach. Please visit webpage Outreach Scholarship and Grants, download the applicable form; complete the form, and send completed form to