Many meetings offer “chips” to celebrate a member’s time adhering to his or her Sexual Recovery Plan or time in program. The International Service Organization does not have an official chip supplier; we provide this information in the interest of carrying the message.
Chips are usually given out sometime during the break where SCA announcements are made. The person who has been elected as the trusted servant for giving out chips may lead this time by saying:
At this meeting we use chips to celebrate periods of continuous sexual sobriety (or time in program, depending on the local group conscience). We would like to celebrate those periods with you. Is there anyone who has 30 days or more to celebrate? (If someone raises their hand, the “chip person” would ask them for which period they are celebrating and then go over to them, give them the appropriate chip and also a hug)
Is anyone counting days? (there are usually no chips given for counting days, but the group will applaud to acknowledge the person).
Finally, we also offer the white chip, or the Surrender Chip, to anyone who is willing to surrender themselves to a new way of life. (Again, the “chip person” would go to anyone raising their hand, giving them a chip and a hug.)
Some other intergroups have established their own sources for chips. The information on the following businesses is provided by the intergroups specified. Under our Sixth Tradition we do not endorse or lend the SCA name to these outside enterprises.