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.



Save the dates: October 27-29, 2023
The 2023 retreat will take place in person at St. Dorothy’s Retreat in Camp Meeker, California for those who identify as being a COSA. Registration will open from August 28 thru September 25, 2023. For other information, please visit: or email: 



Bay Area Quarterly Open SAA & COSA Speaker Meeting

Save the date: Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 5:30pm Pacific Time
The Bay Area (Northern California) Quarterly Speakers Meeting happens on the first Saturday of February, May, August, and November.
Two speakers share their story of longtime recovery on what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now.
The meeting operates in the spirit of cooperation between SAA and COSA, two separate 12 Step fellowships.

Email for password & more information.
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.


The Hand in Hand Saturday Series include live interactive presentations which will be recorded and later posted on the website. (Please be assured that only presentation slides – no faces – will be shown on the website recording.) Workshops will be held every other month on the second Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 2:00 p.m. Mountain / 3:00 p.m. Central / 4:00 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 p.m. BST. Most workshops will be held in the COSA Zoom Room Too [Meeting ID 782 586 7839].  Workshops that are available for both COSAs and SAs will be held in the HIR Zoom Room [Meeting ID 566 056 0930].  Please write to to request the password.   

Please write to to request the password.

Save the dates!
November 11, 2023
January 13, 2024
March 9, 2024
May 11, 2024
July 13, 2024


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