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Events and Retreats

Wachusett Mountain HikeIn the spirit of fellowship and inclusiveness NEI hosts various activities and events throughout the year. The activities always include the serenity prayer and a getting current/topic meeting. The longer events, such as the spring and fall recovery gatherings, include opportunities to work our program. We update this page frequently with specific dates and locations. Please check back regularly for updates.

  • 12 Step Retreat 2021

    Dinner is at 6:00 Friday night and departure will be after lunch on SundayModern cabins, with restrooms and showersCommunity dining hall and great meals Evening campfire Deep fellowship with fellow addicts 326 wooded acres on which to wander and reflect Indoor and outdoor ChapelsActivity Center Down...

    October 15 @ 6:00 pm - October 17 @ 5:00 pm EDT
  • NEI Monthly Meeting

    Topic: Monthly NEI Meeting05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/128213347 Meeting ID: 128 213 347 Dial by your location+1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Have you ever wondered what its’ like to do service at the Intergroup level? NEI needs your SUPPORT and

    October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
  • Fall Gathering 2021

    Flyer: Out of Isolation and into Healthy Connection Session 1:    12:00-12:50PM EST          Choose one Self-Care and Sobriety in a Digital World:  The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our worlds.  With in-person meetings being moved...

    November 6 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
  • NEI Monthly Meeting

    Topic: Monthly NEI Meeting05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/128213347 Meeting ID: 128 213 347 Dial by your location+1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Have you ever wondered what its’ like to do service at the Intergroup level? NEI needs your SUPPORT and

    November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
  • 12 Step Weekend Retreat Dec2021

    Step study is a key tool to recovery in the S.L.A.A. program:At the retreat weekend we do an intensive study of the 12 Steps–together. If you haveworked on the Steps in this type of format before, you already know its value. If youhave not done any study

    December 10 @ 8:00 pm - December 12 @ 1:00 pm EST

 

 

ANNUAL EVENTS

  • NEI Spring and Fall Gatherings – Twice a year we organize S.L.A.A gatherings which usually include keynote speakers and discussion sessions focused on topics of interest to newcomers and those in recovery. Information on our Spring 2019 Gathering will be available soon.
  • 12-Step Retreat Weekends in Chester, Vermont – the weekend takes places at a retreat house in Chester, Vermont. These retreats take place 4 times per year: March, July, Sept/Oct and December. We review the 12-Steps from the S.L.A.A. Basic Text over the weekend. The retreats are not only about sharing experience, strength, and hope, but there is also a chance to have lots of fun and laughs as well! Review the Vermont 12-Step Retreat page to access the registration form.
  • Anorexia 12-Step Retreats, Chester, Vermont  The Anorexia 12-Step weekends take place in Chester, Vermont. We will be scheduling the next 12-step Anorexia weekend soon so watch this page for updates. Anorexia is defined as the “compulsive avoidance of giving or receiving social, sexual, or emotional nourishment” in the S.L.A.A. pamphlet called “ANOREXIA Sexual, Social, Emotional” published in 1992. If you have attended a 12-Step S.L.A.A. Vermont weekend before, the format of the weekend is similar to other weekends except that at this weekend we will be using the Anorexia Step Materials being developed by S.L.A.A.  Review the Anorexia 12-Step Retreat page.

NEI has hosted a variety of events which have previously included a summer picnic/BBQ at Ponkapoag in Canton, biking the Minutemen bike path in Cambridge, canoeing on the Charles River, bowling, corn maze in Central MA, Fall Stroll at World’s End in Hingham and we have even hosted a talent show.  Are you interested in helping to arrange any of these events again or have other ideas for events you might want to host?  There is a Committee which meets to plan these events – email the Activities Committee for more information.