Virtual Meetings

Many meetings have started meeting virtually, most via Zoom (which OA does not endorse, any more than we do the phone company….) If your meeting is not on the list below, it may still be meeting virtually and Intergroup just doesn’t have the information or permission to post the name and number of the person with the specifics of the meeting. We suggest you contact the regular meeting contact to find out if the meeting is happening virtually and either the specifics or who to contact to get the specifics.
While it might be more convenient to post those specifics here, Intergroup prefers not to do that for security reasons. So-called “Zoom Bombing” is now a thing, wherein people crash Zoom meetings and put up pornographic or other offensive content via the virtual background or screen sharing. The more of the specifics we put online, the easier it is for those people  to find them. As further security, Zoom as a platform has started requiring a password for all free and single-user Pro accounts, which probably is how most OA meetings are being done (please see earlier article on why we should not be using our employers’ Zoom accounts for OA meetings).. SOAR8 further recommends that OA meeting hosts disable virtual backgrounds and screen sharing by participants.

Note that passwords for audio call-in for Zoom meetings are usually different (numbers only, randomly generated by Zoom) than the password for the video meeting (alphanumeric, can be set by host), so if you plan to call in, be sure to get that password. Hosts, it should be at the bottom of the invitation with the call-in phone numbers. Note too, you will not be asked for the video meeting password if you access it by clicking on a link provided by the host that includes the encrypted password (you can tell because there’s a long string of what looks like random characters at the end of the link). If you access it by entering the meeting ID into the Zoom app, you will be prompted for the video meeting password.

Zoom meetings (audio and video, can also just use audio):

Sun 10:30 am Durham – Newcomer meeting also available Nan M 518-466-0100 

Mon/Thurs 12:30 Carrboro – A.J. 919-644-1239

Sun 4pm Carrboro – Anne L 919-360-8711 text please

Mon 7pm Greenville – Pat K. 252-353-6546

Mon 7pm Durham – Garry 202-374-0403

Tues 10am Havelock – Susan (570) 594-4984

Tues 6pm Chapel Hill – Mary Anne 919-260-5693

Tues 1:30pm Fuquay Varina – Cindy B. 919-202-5990

Tues/Thurs noon Durham – Taylor 908-462-4525

Tues/Thurs 7:30pm Raleigh – Denise A. at 919-609-7377 (call or text) or auntdunes@gmail com

Wed 7am Raleigh – Atiya 919-302-1030

Thurs 7pm Chapel Hill – Anne L 919-360-8711 text please 

Thurs 7pm Greenville – Christina L. 252-227-1051

Sat 9am Raleigh – Atiya  919-302-1030 or Mary Anne 919-260-5693

Sat 9:30am Aberdeen – Elizabeth 910-690-8699

Sat 10am Durham – Harriette 919-596-9543, or for Zoom info questions Morry S. 305-724-6221. Currently meeting from 11am-12:30pm until further notice.

Sat 10:30am Raleigh – Lynn H. 919-452-9350

Sat 11am Greenville – Nancy S. 252-565-5424

2021 OA Virtual Region Convention

FEBRUARY 20 – 21, 2021

2021 OA VIRTUAL REGION CONVENTION

“THERE IS A SOLUTION”

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, WORKSHOPS, INTERACTIVE SESSIONS, RELAY MARATHON

Interpreted in many languages

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Join us from Saturday, February 20, 2021 5am EST until Sunday, February 21, 2021 9.30pm EST

To register go to:

ZOOM LINK & CALL-IN INFORMATION WILL BE EMAILED TO REGISTRANTS

https://www.oavirtualconvention.org

We need 500  Service Volunteers! Please help us Carry the Message!

Valentine’s Day Event!

OA 24 hour Speaker-Zoom-A-thon Valentine’s Day
STAYING ABSTINENT ON THE DAY OF LOVE
February 14, 2021, 6 am Sunday ‘til 6 am Monday, Eastern Time, USA
24 HOURS packed with meetings, fellowship, a dance, OA Bingo, & solid abstinence!
Come join us and share your experience, strength and hope! Together we can get through these holi-daze abstinently! Invite your friends. Pass the word.

Please see the attached flyer for more information!

To the Young Person: Updated and Released Exclusively as E-book

Hello All,

The new To the Young Person pamphlet is now available exclusively as an e-book.

To the Young Person was adopted at WSBC 2020 and is a revision/replacement of the To the Teen pamphlet (#280)

To the Young Person: Updated and Released Exclusively as E-book

To the Young Person has been thoughtfully modernized to include all-new recovery stories—plus a classic testimonial—submitted by young OA members. This pamphlet covers a broad range of disease manifestations, including anorexia, overexercising, and compulsive food behaviors, and explores how these have adversely affected the physical, mental, and emotional health of the young OA authors. The fulfillment of OA’s promises of recovery is foregrounded and the life stories of the authors varied, making this pamphlet meaningful for OA members of all ages. The questionnaire preceding the stories in the pamphlet has been rewritten to be more engaging and personal, intending to make it easier to help young people decide if they have a problem with food. To the Young Person is available exclusively as an e-book on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Apple platforms. Copyright 2020.

Holiday Marathon!

18 HOURS packed with tips, meetings, fellowship, as well as many activities.

LIKE A skit! And a dance! Chew and chats!

Come join us and share your experience, strength, and hope! Together we can get through these holidays abstinently! Invite your friends. Pass the word.

Please note it is FRIDAY, December 25, 2020 and not Thursday, December 25, 2020!

Virtual Retreat!

Please mark your calendars for our Virtual Weekend Retreat on December 12 and 13th called “Coming Together in Recovery: Welcoming Every OA Member”. The weekend will be drop-in style with 3 virtual rooms with different events happening throughout the weekend. Some of these events are Panel Speakers, writing workshops, focused meetings, drop-in yoga and meditation, virtual hikes and virtual board games and (of course) a Talent Show! See 2-Day Program on oanyc.org.

Retreat Flyer:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qU5F1KH1w9EtsX_osa1_zfvS3Ubzbeq2/view?usp=sharing
Retreat Meeting ID: 823 6667 8530
Passcode: 112494
Dial in: (646) 558-8656