The SA fellowship in Spain has been growing, with over 50 members, including loners throughout country. We now offer meetings in Madrid, Barcelona, and Alicante. We also have scheduled telephone meetings seven days a week for loners. SA Spain has one yearly national winter convention beginning in 2009, and we eventually added more relaxed summer retreats in cities where loners live, encouraging and helping them to start their own meetings.
Two years ago we had hardly any sober SA members, but today we have many members with longer sobriety:
4-6 members sober 1 year +
4 members with 2 years +
2 members with 4 years +
1 member with 7 years +
We officially started an Intergroup in 2012 after an intense weekend of working through the Steps with some of our more senior members. We held our first regional convention in Madrid in May 2016. Service positions have also helped members become part of our fellowship, get sponsors, and sponsor others.
Joining the region has encouraged local members to practice their English, so that they can travel abroad for their recovery (willingness to go to any length for sobriety).
Our perspective of the SA fellowship and SA recovery has increased while we have listened to ideas for carrying the message. The promises are coming true here!!! If we can do it with God's help, you can too!!!