Iced in? Find fellowship with phone and online meetings!

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Getting to your regular face-to-face meeting for hugs and fellowship may be challenging (or impossible) this weekend. But fear not because it is still possible to connect with your fellows near and far by calling in to a phone meeting or joining an online meeting.

Information about phone and online meetings can be found by using the “Find a Meeting” tool on the oa.org website.

Ours is often a disease of isolation and together we get better so reach out!

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Stay safe and warm everyone!

 

Calling all votes!

The next World Service Business Conference (WSBC) is coming up in May 2016 in New Mexico. The WSBC is where members’ voices can be heard on topics ranging from the wording of the policies and bylaws to the use of social media and virtual meetings. Now is the time that votes from individual meetings are being collected to inform the upcoming business meeting’s agenda.

All meetings are encouraged to review the items up for consideration, gather members’ votes, and report them back to our Intergroup’s WSO representatives. Items to be voted on can be found here:   Bylaw Amendments , New Business , Questionnaire Summary

Once your meeting has reviewed and voted on the proposed items please email the results to: updates@triangleoa.org by Saturday, February 13th, 2016. 

For information about the WSBC, please visit: https://www.oa.org/world-service-events/world-service-business-conference/

Thank you all for your service and your contribution to OA!

Phone Marathons through the Holidays

As the Holidays approach we need all the help we can get staying abstinent. Here is a line up of phone meetings to help!
 

Holiday Phone Marathons 2015

DATEHOLIDAYTOPIC
Monday, Dec 7HanukkahThe miracle of Recovery
Saturday, Dec 1212th Step Within DayReaching out to others
Thursday, Dec 24Christmas EveThe OA family traditions
Friday, Dec 25ChristmasSurprises of working the OA Program
Saturday, Dec 26Kwanzaa/Boxing DayWe are not alone
Thursday, Dec 31New Year's EveCelebrating our freedom from compulsive eating

The Holiday phone marathons start at 8am ET after the 6:45am ET Sunrise meeting and continue until midnight, every hour throughout the day around any regularly scheduled phone meetings. To join use the info below: 

Call: 712-432-5200

Pin Code: 4285115#

Together we get better!

December Intergroup Meeting and 2016 IG Elections

Join us for the December Intergroup meeting on Saturday, December 19th from 10am to 12pm! This month, in addition to normal business, we will be holding elections for the positions of our trusted servants for 2016. See “Service Opportunities” for more information about available service positions for 2016. In-person attendance is required to be elected but all members are welcome.

Location: Community United Church of Christ in Raleigh at the corner of Wade Ave and Dixie Trail.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Where Can You Find a Holiday Meeting?

Thanksgiving is right around the corner as we continue through the “season of eating.” See below for a list of local, face-to-face meetings and (inter)national phone meetings that can help you stay abstinent and sane through the upcoming holiday!

  • Thursday, 11/26*: 
    • Durham, 10am – 11am (DIFFERENT TIME THAN USUAL), First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St.
      • Code needed for entry. Please contact Robin A for details. 919-683-3013
    • Carrboro, 1230pm – 130pm, Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsborough Road, meeting is held in the old white wooden house across the side street from the church with stairs/ramp to door
    • Chapel Hill, 7pm – 8pm, Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Dr., Room 17
    • Raleigh, 730pm – 830pm, Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road at Lake Boone Trail, Class Building, 2nd Floor Room 202
  • Marathon Phone Meetings
    • Dial 1-712-432-5200 and enter access code 4285115#
    • Phone meetings begin at 6:45am with the Sunrise Meeting of OA, “Being Thankful for Abstinence”
    • Phone meetings will continue all day with speakers every hour
    • Contact Jakisha 305-725-5653 or email 2015oamarathons@gmail.com with questions

* This may not be a comprehensive list of meetings in the Triangle OA Intergroup that are meeting on 11/26/15. If you have questions about a specific meeting, please contact the listed representative for that meeting.

TOGETHER WE GET BETTER!!

November 2015 Intergroup Meeting: IG Service Position Nominations

imagesPlease join us for the next Intergroup meeting on Saturday, November 21st from 10am to 12pm. All are welcome!

This month the Intergroup (IG) will be taking nominations for service positions in 2016. The following positions will be open for nomination (abstinence requirements for positions are included in parentheses):

Intergroup Board Positions*:

  • Chair (1 year)
  • Vice Chair (1 year)
  • Secretary (6 months)
  • Treasurer (1 year)
  • SOAR Representative (1 year)

*additional requirements for IG Board members include: active membership in OA for at least one year, active membership in IG for at least 6 months, and experience in service
at the group or IG level. 

Other Committee Chairs**:

  • Hi-Tech
  • Group Outreach
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Newsletter Distributor
  • Public Information, Professional Outreach
  • Audio Librarian
  • 12th Step Within
  • Parliamentarian
  • Retreat Chair (6 months)
  • Retreat Registrar (6 months)

**Requirements for all committee chairs include 30 days of abstinence unless otherwise noted and 6 months of active membership in OA

You do not have to be present at the meeting to be nominated but please consider offering your service as an IG rep for your homegroup meeting or for any of the positions above. For more information about any of the positions please see our Polices and Procedures.
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Your voice and your group’s representation at our meetings is important and, even better, service helps keep us abstinent! 

Elections will take place at the December IG meeting on 12/19/15. 

Location: Community United Church of Christ in Raleigh at the corner of Wade Ave and Dixie Trail.

Hope for the Holidays Serenity Day in Raleigh

With the start of the holiday season soon upon us, join us for a Serenity Day hosted by the Triangle OA Intergroup ’12 Step Within’ Committee. The focus will be on the “Tools of Recovery” and how we can use them to get through this festive (and challenging!) time. Come and share your experience, strength, and hope!

When: Saturday, October 24, 2015; 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall; 2723 Clark Avenue at Brooks St. (Education Bldg., 2nd Floor) (Look for OA Signs)

If you would like to give service or have questions, please contact Neill at 919-789-9402 or nmccormick@nc.rr.com

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October Intergroup Meeting AND Lunch & Learn!

Intergroup meets the 3rd Saturday of every month. The next Intergroup meeting will be held Saturday, October 17th from 10 AM to Noon at Community United Church of Christ (814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607) which is at the corner of Wade Ave and Dixie Trail. All members are welcome.

Please join us afterward, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, for the last Lunch & Learn of 2015. Bring your lunch and share a meal as we listen to speakers from the 2010 OA World Service Conference. This month’s topic will be “Apprentice Role: Helps Newcomers to Keep Coming Back.”

Hope to see you there!