The DA World Service Conference Public Information Committee and the World Service Conference Diversity Caucus are suggesting a “One Member, One Action” day on April 15 to celebrate its anniversary. It’s really just a reminder to make a conscious effort to practice one Step Twelve action on this day. The emphasis is on newcomers, so maybe you could reach out to a newcomer on the phone or at a meeting.
I’m going to reprint the article from the Ways and Means Quarter 1, 2015 issue below. Click here to access the entire issue (PDF file).
One Member, One Action Day: Carrying the Message of D.A. on April 15
The founders of Debtors Anonymous (D.A.) established our Fellowship on April 15 – a day many in the United States fear because tax returns are due. The choice of date made a statement that this 12 Step program would be a spiritual solution for creating prosperous lives, unencumbered by fear.
To commemorate the Fellowship’s founding, a growing number of D.A. members participate in One Member, One Action Day on April 15 each year. On this day, we collectively practice Step Twelve with each member taking one action to carry the message of recovery. Groups may also act together, choosing an action and/or actions as suggested in Tradition Five: “Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to the debtor who still suffers.”
When newcomers arrive (and they will when you Carry the Message), help them feel welcome. Ask for their number and call them. The World Service Conference Public Information Committee and the World Service Conference Diversity Caucus invite you to practice these actions on One Member, One Action Day, April 15, and beyond, as we begin to celebrate D.A.’s 40th Anniversary year!
—D.A. World Service Conference Public Information Committee