© 2017-2019 by Let's Grow DA (Group # 13017)

Approaching our fourth year of service to the DA and BDA fellowship, we (DA group # 13017) host this website along with an online bulletin board. The purpose of this website is to make outreach materials and information easily available and downloadable for DA and BDA members. The purpose of our online bulletin board is to offer an open exchange of experience, strength, and hope on the topic of DA Public Information (PI), as well as the growth of DA and its members. 


The goal of our efforts is to make PI less scary and more fun for all interested DA and BDA members, allowing all of us easy access to this vital component of our 12th Step. We also want to ensure that interested members are aware of available PI resources and how to use them. 

In addition to the available PI outreach materials, we especially welcome our visitors to download and review the most current version of "Let’s Grow DA: Reaching Out to the Debtor Who Still Suffers" and to listen to panelist recordings from our 2017-2019 PI workshops. Please share details about this group with your groups, Intergroups, and fellow members. Let's Grow DA.
 

U.S. Call-In Details

(319) 527‐9196

Access code 287622#

Final PI Phone Workshop -- December 22, 2019

1:00 pm pacific / 

4:00 pm eastern

Contact Us

7th Tradition contributions collected by Let's Grow DA are used to fund distribution of printed Public Information materials as they are requested during outreach. If you are not funded for PI through your group or Intergroup, please do not hesitate to ask Let's Grow DA for help!

 

NOTE: Here are our year-end 2017 treasurer's report and our year-end  2018 treasurer's report. Here is our YTD 2019 treasurer's report.

 
 

True for AA 70 years ago, true for DA and BDA today:

"I'm glad we have both conservatives and enthusiasts. They teach us much. The conservative will surely see to it that the AA movement never gets overly organized. But the promoter will continue to remind us of our terrific obligation to the newcomer and to those hundreds of thousands of alcoholics still waiting all over the world to hear of AA."

 

AA Co-Founder, Bill W., August 1948  
"Tradition Nine," The Language of the Heart

Big News from Let's Grow DA

As we try new things and attain our outreach goals, beyond our monthly workshops, we will post details here. Please check back to see what we're up to.

May and June 2019

In the absence of permission to use excerpts from conference-approved literature in our outreach brochures, we worked as a group to develop our own brochure content. Please follow this link to download the new outreach brochures in either color or b&w. 

Mid June 2019

In mid June 2019, we performed our third outreach to all 360 US Bankruptcy Judges and our second outreach to all 50 State Governors' Offices.
As a test of attraction rather than promotion, all 410 recipients received one of our four new outreach brochures by mail, without a cover letter.
We have 80 more packets to go out, including to US DA Intergroups.
Total mailing project cost = $1,038.70.

Late June 2019

In late June 2019, we performed our first email outreach to more than 1,350 Mayors throughout the US. Each Mayor received pdfs of our four new outreach brochures, along with an email. Rather than sending the emails individually, we grouped them by state and used bcc's.
Click on the image below to open and download the email body pdf.
2019_06_24 - Email to US Mayors_Page_1.j

Early July 2019

Building on a successful presentation and panel at the April 2019 EAPA meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have reached out to all US EAPA Chapters to share our brochures, to request listings on their resource pages, and to offer panels for upcoming Chapter meetings.
Click on the image below to open and download the email body pdf.
2019_07_03 - Email to EAPA Chapters.jpg

September 2019

We have had the honor of developing a website for the Sunday BDA Phone group, which can be found at sundaybdaphone.org
 
Please accept this notice as an offer to gift any and every DA and BDA group, especially phone and Internet groups, with a fully-developed service and outreach website, to your group's specifications, all for fun and for free. 
Here is the navigation for the new BDA website, intended both to serve its group members and to provide outreach to still-suffering debtors:
Home
What Is Debtors Anonymous?
What Is Business Debtors Anonymous?
What Is Sunday BDA Phone?
Statement of Confidentiality
7th Tradition (with e-payment buttons)
Upcoming Events (with e-payment buttons and downloadable flyers)
Meeting Readings
2019 Recordings
Trusted Servants
Group Inventory
Business Meetings (including standard agenda but no minutes)
GSR Sharing
Contact (including links to phone meeting lists at debtorsanonymous.org and datig.net plus our group's service gmail address)
 
 

Let’s Grow DA: Reaching Out to the Debtor Who Still Suffers

"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance — that principle is contempt prior to investigation."

— Herbert Spencer

(via the AA Big Book)

Click on the PI Handbook cover below to open and download the 118-page pdf. This version is dated September 9, 2018.
2018_09_09 - Lets Grow DA - Cover only.j

The Public Information Handbook we’re using for these phone workshops has been developed and is being shared by our registered DA phone group # 13017. This Handbook is available to the GSB at any time for their review and possible approval as DA service material. For now, the handbook has been written by DA and BDA members for DA and BDA members for sharing and use at the grassroots level. Until and unless accepted by the GSB, the Handbook will continue to evolve as we learn more about Pubic Information in DA together.

PI Handbook for DA Members

 

Outreach Brochures from

Let's Grow DA

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The slideshow above contains images of the original outreach brochures developed by Let's Grow DA members (and guests) in May and June 2019. (Listen to the two May 2019 recordings if you're interested in the development process we followed.) Click on any image above to see a larger version; click on "go to link" below any open image to download a pdf of that brochure. These brochures have been designed for submission to professional printers; although the first two can easily be printed on any color printer.

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For DA and BDA members who like the content of our brochures, but not the designs, we offer the above content-only versions. These should be easy to print two-sided on any home or office printer. We do suggest printing on colored paper for variety and ask that the brochures always be c-folded, as intended, rather than be distributed unfolded.  Click on any image above to see a larger version; click on "go to link" below any open image to download a pdf of that brochure.

2019 Workshop Recordings

 
For workshop content details, see the related section (1 through 12) in the PI Handbook above. The recordings below include both the speakers and at least 30 minutes of our open forum discussion and Q&A. Fun!

The play buttons below will take you to the workshop recordings for PI workshop dates and topics specified via freeconferencecall.com.

January 17, 2019 — Outreach Preparation for All Interested
DA Members
February 21, 2019 — Outreach Resources for Regional PI
Committees
March 21, 2019 —
Outreach Resources
for PI Reps
April 18, 2019 —
Making Your Meeting
Newcomer-Friendly
May 26, 2019 —
Development of
New Outreach 
Brochures

NOTE: Our May workshop time was used to review and edit our new, original outreach brochures.
 
1st recording includes five of us working together on two of four brochures.
2nd recording includes two of us working together to complete all four brochures for a PI mailing in June. We  received edits from other members by email and accepted them all.

The play buttons below will take you to the workshop recordings for PI workshop dates and topics specified via freeconferencecall.com.

June 23, 2019 —
Outreach to Helping
Professionals
(Individuals)
July 28, 2019 —
Outreach to Helping 
Professionals (Group Presentations)
August 25, 2019 —
A Review of What
We've Covered
So Far (This Year)
September 22, 2019 —
Outreach to Helping
Professionals (Public Info
for Professional Events)
October 27, 2019 —
Outreach to
the Media
November 24, 2019 —
The Future of
Let's Grow DA 
December 22, 2019 —
Final Regularly-Scheduled PI Workshop Hosted by Let's Grow DA
 

2018 Workshop Recordings

For workshop content details, see the related section (1 through 12) in the PI Handbook above. As of December 2017, we've begun recording not only the speakers, but also 30 minutes of our open forum discussion and Q&A. Fun!

The play buttons below will take you to the workshop recordings for PI workshop dates and topics specified via freeconferencecall.com.

January 18, 2018 — Outreach Preparation for All Interested
DA Members
February 15, 2018 — Outreach Resources for Regional PI
Committees
(Our discussion started slowly but was totally worth the wait. Stick with it!)
March 15, 2018 —
Outreach Resources
for PI Reps
April 19, 2018 —
Making Your Meeting
Newcomer-Friendly
May 17, 2018 —
Outreach to the
General Public
June 21, 2018 —
Outreach to Helping
Professionals
(Individuals)

The play buttons below will take you to the workshop recordings for PI workshop dates and topics specified via freeconferencecall.com.

July 19, 2018 —
Outreach to
Helping Professionals
(Group Presentations)
August 16, 2018 —
A Review of What
We've Covered
So Far
(NOTE: We had a LOT of background noise as the speaker began. We cleared the line after a few minutes.)
September 20, 2018 —
Outreach to Helping
Professionals (PIPE)
October 18, 2018 —
Outreach to
the Media
November 15, 2018 —
Hospitals, Institutions,
and Prisons (HIP)
December 20, 2018 —
Funding Your Group's
and Intergroup’s
PI Needs
 

2017 Workshop Recordings

The play buttons below will play the panelist recordings for PI workshop dates and topics specified via files uploaded to this website.

January 19, 2017 — Outreach Preparation for All Interested
DA Members
00:00 / 28:21
February 16, 2017 — Outreach Opportunities
for Regional
PI Committees
00:00 / 34:40
March 16, 2017 —
Outreach Opportunities
for PI Reps
00:00 / 29:57
April 20, 2017 —
Outreach Ideas from 
12 Years of WSC PI Committees 
(2005-2016)
(Unfortunately we had a LOT of technical difficulties, long pauses, etc. Please stick with the recording. We think it'll be worth it to you.)
00:00 / 28:09
May 18, 2017 —
Outreach to the
General Public
00:00 / 25:47
June 15, 2017 —
Outreach to Helping Professionals (Part One — Outreach to
Individuals)
00:00 / 27:05
NOTE: The recordings for January through November 2017 include only our panelists or readers of specific sections from the PI Handbook. Beginning in December 2017, we changed to a single speaker per month, unless the topic suggests that two would be better. We have also extended the recordings to include all but 15 minutes of the Q&A / open forum.

The play buttons below will play the panelist recordings for PI workshop dates and topics specified via files uploaded to this website.

July 20, 2017 —
Outreach to Helping Professionals (Part Two — Outreach to
Groups)
00:00 / 25:47
August 17, 2017 —
A Review of What We’ve Covered So Far
00:00 / 27:26
September 22, 2017 —
Outreach to Helping Professionals (Part Three — PIPE — Public
Information for
Professional
Events)
1st recording is a detailed review of the PIPE materials available in the PI Handbook.
2nd recording is a DA member sharing his experience, strength, and hope related to PI and to developing the PIPE protocols that are currently in use by DA today.
00:00 / 08:23
00:00 / 15:21
October 19, 2017 —
Outreach to
the Media
00:00 / 33:52
November 16, 2017 —
Hospitals, Institutions, and Prisons (HIP)
00:00 / 46:54
December 21, 2017 —
Funding Your Intergroup’s (and Groups') PI Committee and Vision
00:00 / 1:14:49
 

DA Public Service Announcements

DA's PSAs are presented here for information only. If you would like copies of any or all of the recordings below, please send a request to letsgrowda@gmail.com.

PSA #1

PSA #2

PSA #3

Editable PI Tear-off Flyers

 
Open gallery, select flyer, and click on "Go to link" to download the relevant, editable Word doc. Downloaded  docs should go to your downloads folder.
 
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