NC Spring 2015 OA Retreat: The Twelve Step Journey

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The Twelve Step Journey – North Carolina Spring 2015 OA Retreat will take place from Friday, April 24 – Sunday April 26, 2015. Registration opened October 1, 2014.  (Note registration deadlines on information form below). Register online at this link (a surcharge is applied when using this website to register). Click here to download the PDF of the below registration form.

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Region 8 Chair Report for Bogota SOAR Assembly

 2014: “OUR PRIMARY PURPOSE: ABSTINENCE IS NO. 1!”
2014: Increase Focus on Actions Required for Abstinence
Region 8 Chairman’s Report November 2014
Gloria M.

Welcome

Bienvenidos!

Welcome everyone to Bogota, Colombia, for our November Assembly!  Our theme is:  “Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Recovery: The Golden Dream”.  Bogota is the City of Gold and I am so happy to be returning here Thanks to our hosts, Intergroupos Bogota and Medellin and the General Service Board of Colombia (OA)! Continue reading

October 2014 Triangle OA Intergroup Meeting Notes

Saturday, 10/18/14 Intergroup Minutes

Attendees: Atiya-Chair; Scott-Treasurer; Rita-Newsletter Distribution; Alice-Bylaws/Mon. Raleigh; Mickelle-Sat Morn. Ral/PIPO; Rebecca Vice Chair; Mary Anne-Chapel Hill Thurs; Neill-SOAR Rep; Esther-Library; Lauren-Newsletter/Durham t/th; Patrick-SOAR; Linda- Mon Hillsborough; Nicole-Carrboro Sun; Halley-Structure House; Debbie-Garner Wed; Sid-Cary Mon; Elizabeth-Chapel Hill Tues; Jan-12 step within. Continue reading

WSBC – November 2014 OA News Bulletin

WSBC 2015: Planning for the “Miracle”

“The Miracle of Abstinence!” is the theme for the 2015 World Service Business Conference, which convenes in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, April 27–May 2. The theme emphasizes OA’s 2015 Strategic Plan, and workshops will focus on abstinence. For a look ahead, check out the tentative Conference Schedule. Continue reading

A Special Region 8 Appeal

Did you know that the suggested 7th Tradition split of 60/30/10 sends only 10% to Region 8? This is a special appeal for a special 7th Tradition exclusively for Region 8. In this post, a special message from our Region 8 Treasurer.

Give Five to Keep the Spirit of Medellin Alive!
Donation for Special Appeal

“The Spirit of Medellin” has come to mean the life changing experience Region 8 went through during our first International Assembly in Medellin in November 2011. It marked the beginning of the coming together of all parts of Region 8, formerly separated by sea and speech, but now separate no more. Our success at reaching out to all of Region 8 has been beyond our wildest dreams!

But Region 8 needs your help! Our donations are not keeping pace with our expenses. Donate here now Continue reading

WSBC – October 2014 OA News Bulletin

NEW! Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition

OA’s new Brown Book, with forty never-before-published stories, is now available for purchase in the OA bookstore.

The book features an all-new appendix, “The Role of a Plan of Eating in Recovery from Compulsive Eating,” by a dietitian specializing in addictive and compulsive eating disorders, plus a new Foreword by an eating-disorder treatment professional. The book also includes Rozanne’s story; the complete text of “Our Invitation to You”; and the original appendices, “A Disease of the Mind,” “A Disease of the Body,” and “A Disease of the Spirit.”

(#980/$13.50; #981/$303.75, box of 25)
E-book available from popular online retailers.
Buy Now! Continue reading

Watch the Southeast Overeaters Anonymous Region 8 (SOAR 8) Conference via Online Video

Remote attendance of the Southeast Overeaters Anonymous Region 8 (SOAR 8) Conference is available with the aid or current computer technology. This technology can be used to videoconference as sub-committees between assemblies so that members can have the face-to-face meeting experience from wherever they may be in the Region. Another use reported by current members is that it allows for video “face to face” contacts with other OA members – some in very remote parts of the region – who otherwise are limited to phone meetings. Please download this PDF for more information on linking into the conference. Please download this PDF for more information on using Oovoo.

September 2014 Triangle OA Intergroup Meeting Notes

Saturday, 9/20/14 Intergroup Minutes
Raleigh NC

Attendees: Atiya Chair, Jim K WSBCD, Scott Treasurer, Rita Newsletter Distribution, Imogene Retreat Registrar, Alice Mon Raleigh/By-Laws, Mickelle Sat Morn Ral/PIPO, Rebecca Vice Chair, Sherylyn Retreat Chair, Mary Anne Chapel Hill Thurs 7pm Rep, Cheryl Secretary, Neill SOAR Rep, Esther Library, Lauren Durham – T/Th 12:30 Rep, Sid Cary Mon, Elizabeth Tues Chapel Hill, Linda Mon Hillsborough, Jan 12 Steps Within, Debbie Garner Wed Continue reading