December Intergroup Meeting

All are invited to join us for the next IG meeting coming up on Saturday, December 16th from 10:15am to 12pm. Please note the time change to accommodate attendance at the 9am Raleigh meeting–no need to choose between fellowship and service at the IG level!

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

Hope to see you there!

OA NC State Convention Service Meeting

OA NC State Convention service meeting – Sunday, December 3rd @ 5 p.m. EST
The first OA North Carolina State Convention is set for May 4-6, 2018 in Winston-Salem. Save the date! Registration information is coming soon.

Please share this email with your meetings and anyone in the fellowship who may be interested in doing service for the convention. Below is the call in information for the first service planning meeting on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST At the meeting, we will discuss service needs and opportunities to serve. If someone is unable to participate in the meeting on 12/3, we will have follow up meetings.

Thank you for spreading the word.


Date and Time: 12/03/2017 05:00 PM – (Eastern Time)
Duration: 1 hour
Dial-in Number: (563) 999-2090
Access Code: 346778

At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial in to the conference line. When prompted, enter the access code followed by hash (#).

Newsletter Needs Help

The Triangle OA Recovery News seeks submissions. Please ask if your group can sign up for any of the the following issues:

1. June (submit by 2nd Saturday of May)

*Topics: Step/Tradition/Concept 6, Willingness, Solidarity, Responsibility

2. July (submit by 2nd Saturday of June)

*Topics: Step/Tradition/Concept 7, Humility, Responsibility, Balance

3. August (submit by 2nd Saturday of July)

*Topics: Step/Tradition/Concept 8, Self-Discipline, Fellowship, Delegation

4. October (submit by 2nd Saturday of September)

*Topics: Step/Tradition/Concept 10, Perseverance, Neutrality, Clarity

5. December (submit by 2nd Saturday of November)

*Topics: Step/Tradition/Concept 12, Service, Spirituality, Selflessness

Obviously, #1 is the most urgent. Please talk to your groups. (And shout-out to Durham Sunday and Hillsborough Monday, writing for September and November, respectively.:))

Yours in recovery and service,


Newsletter Ed.

October Intergroup Meeting & Lunch and Learn!

All are invited to join us for the next IG meeting coming up on Saturday, October 15th from 10:15am to 12pm. Please note the ongoing time change to accommodate attendance at the 9am Raleigh meeting. No need to choose between fellowship and participation at the IG level. Woo-hoo!

Lunch bag

Please join us after IG for a Lunch & Learn discussion presented by the 12th Step Within committee of your IG. Come and enjoy a podcast of OA speakers sharing their experience, strength and hope. Bring a lunch and share fellowship, discussion and recovery!

Topic: Think before you take that first compulsive bite

Location: Community United Church of Christ (814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh–Corner of Wade Ave and Dixie Trail)

Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm following the monthly Intergroup meeting

Questions or for more information: Deb  (919) 332-4343 or

Hope to see you there!

“Welcome Home” Serenity Day in Durham this Saturday!!

Join the Saturday AM Scout Hut meeting in Durham for a day of fun, fellowship and workshops–this, coming Saturday!

The regular meeting from 10am – 11:30am will offer a panel of three speakers to offer their experience, strength and hope. There will be a break and a chance to share a meal and fellowship at a local restaurant, and then the Serenity Day activities to follow in the afternoon from 1pm – 3pm.

Location:  Westminister Presbyterian Church
3639 Old Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Both the regular meeting and the Serenity Day will be held in the main church building in the rooms upstairs. There is plenty of parking and there will be signs posted to help you find your way! Stairs and an elevator are available.

Date: September 10, 2016
Meeting time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Serenity Day Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm

For additional information, please contact Harriette at or (919)596-9543

Hope to see you there!

SOAR Report July 2016 (Margaret W)

I joined the Intergroup (IG) Outreach committee at SOAR to reach out to OA meetings in the Triangle IG area to determine if they belonged to any IG and if not, if they would join Triangle IG. I determined that there are 7 active groups in eastern NC that do not belong to any IG.  (There is a meeting listed on the OA site for Pembroke but I am not certain that it is still an active meeting.)

I knew they would be small meetings so I asked how could Triangle IG be of help to them.  I suggested speakers and newsletter listings and participation in receiving newsletters.  At this point only Havelock and Oak Island have agreed to be listed.  Another group is to decide at  their meeting and I have not heard back from that group yet if they will join Triangle IG or not.

I have submitted all the information to the newsletter editor to list Oak Island and Havelock as members of Triangle IG.  I will continue to try to make contact with the remaining groups who are not members of any IG to see if they will join Triangle IG and then I will begin to contact members of Triangle IG who are not active members of IG to determine how Triangle IG can help.

Calling on Professionals for a special PIPO Meeting!

Calling On Professionals!!!

Calling on…

Folks who work at hospitals, treatment centers, correctional facilities, religious organizations, private practice, schools, civilian and military, health & education professional communities.

Did you know that you are uniquely poised to pass on the hopeful message of OA recovery?

Calling on…

Alcohol/Drug Counselors, Dieticians, Doctors, Eating Disorder Counselors, Health Club Managers, Medical Students, Nurses, Nutritionists, Primary Care Physicians, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Pastors, Chaplins, Teachers, Body Workers, EAP and helping professionals.

Strengthen your twelve stepping and join us at this special Public Information & Professional Outreach (PIPO) meeting! 

When: August 21, 2016 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm (immediately following the 4-5pm meeting)

Where: Grace Lutheran Church (5010 Six Forks Road, Raleigh)

What will happen there?

  • Attend an OA meeting with other professionals in recovery to discuss issues unique to professionals in recovery.
  • Get Ideas for how to serve and pass the message of recovery to professional contacts using attraction rather than promotion.
  • Learn how other professionals take step twelve, and integrate their OA program and their role as professional and maintain anonymity.
  • Take home information packages to support you in taking step twelve in your professional community.

For more information contact Sherylyn at or 919-749-3646

Lets take step twelve together!