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Sponsoring my First Sponsee




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Sponsoring my First Sponsee

Postby Paneristi » Mon May 22, 2006 3:03 pm

Hi all
Im sponsoring my first sponsee
Having been sober 6 years on Aug 21 2006 Im very enthusiatic...
Needing some tips though...can you point me in the right direction...
thanks
Rich
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Postby cinderbobble » Mon May 22, 2006 3:21 pm

Congratulations - that is an honor! One one suggestion: if you do not have a sponsor yourself, get one! Oh, and another ( of course) If in doubt, ask your sponsor what he/she would do? When I was asked to sponsor, she suggested that I schedule time to read the BB with this gal who wanted me to sponsor.
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Postby blueangel » Mon May 22, 2006 3:31 pm

In keeping with the 7th tradition... all AA members, especially sponsees, should be self supporting. I learned that one really fast :lol:

Good luck..................Kay
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Ask my own sponsor>>

Postby Paneristi » Wed May 24, 2006 9:08 am

yes I have a sponsor- of 6 years and he has been very helpful indeed.
Thanks for the feedback !!

Regards
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Postby AFriendofBillW » Sat May 27, 2006 6:03 pm

One of the things that I find extremely helpful in sponsoring newcomers is to give them the AA Pamphlet: Questions and Answers about Sponsorship. After they read it, I sit down with them and discuss it. This is especially helpful to them in understanding what they can expect. Another thing that I have them do initially is to call me every day, this really helps to get to know them and to help them pick up the phone. I usually meet with them once a week to just talk or to work the steps.

You are in for the experience of a lifetime. I absolutely love sponsorship.
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Sponsorship

Postby Dallas » Sun May 28, 2006 5:48 am

I like to use the outline in Chapter 7, Working With Others, in the Big Book. It gives me simple and precise instructions on what I should say to them, when to say it, what to have them read, and what to do next.

Kind of like "Sponsoring by the numbers... or following the dotted line" we end up doing what we are supposed to be doing, and we both get better!

Dallas
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Postby Rusty Zipper » Sun May 28, 2006 9:49 pm

wtg Rich..... i had to learn the hard way... first sponsee... "Dont let them rent space in our heads... they dont pay the rent!"... pass it on... xxoo Z
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Postby Dallas » Sun May 28, 2006 10:47 pm

Rich... congrats and good luck! Keep the rent high and be sure to collect first, if you do decide to rent!!! :lol: Rusty gives them free rent and serves them deal-a-meals... so that he can eat Cheetos when he watches Oprah! :lol:
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Thanks Dallas.........just what I needed...I'm doing fine>

Postby Paneristi » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:13 pm

All's well, We are doing Step 3 tomorrow.
In the meantime I have found a newcomer and brought him along on Monday this week- here in Hong Kong's Borrett Rd he's on his 3rd day and has asked me to sponsor him so that makes two :oops:
This has come at a perfect time since I felt that some character defects had begun to sprout and I needed an overhaul...
My HP works in mysterious ways.
All the best from Hong Kong
rich
:D
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Postby Dallas » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:18 pm

Paneristi,

Congratulations! Looks as though you are now living Chapter 11, Vision For You! If you haven't read Chapter 11, in a while, you might want to check it out. I'm sure it will bring smiles and cheer to your heart!

Keep it up! Pretty soon, you'll be sponsoring so many people in Hong Kong, that you can have a big speaker meeting, and I'll come over and be the speaker for you! :lol:

Best to you...

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