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!

Recovery by the Sea Event – Virginia Beach

Recovery by the Sea
~Beach Retreat 23~
March 27 – 29, 2015

Holiday Inn & Suites, North Beach
3900 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Meetings/Workshops to support
OA’s 12-Step Program of Recovery
Build, Strengthen, and Add to your OA Network
Fun, Fellowship, and Memories
For a LIFETIME!!

To register, click on the link to the Beach Retreat 23 Registration Form here and proceed as follows: Continue reading

SOAR 8 Recovery Convention and Business Assembly

The Middle Tennessee Intergroup is hosting the March 2015 SOAR 8 Recovery Convention and Business Assembly in Nashville, TN from March 13 – 15, 2015. The deadline to register is February 10, 2015, and you can register online at soar8mar2015.eventbrite.com (there is a surcharge added when using the online registration website) or by downloading the registration form here and following the directions as enclosed. Continue reading

Love & Kindness Retreat in Batesburg, SC

The Central Midlands Intergroup presents the Local and Kindness Retreat being held from December 12-14, 2014 in Batesburg, SC. Topics covered at the retreat will include body image, relationships, meditation and more.

Retreat registration includes all activities and 5 meals (Friday dinner, 3 on Saturday and Sunday breakfast). This is a recovery retreat, so all individuals in a 12-step program are welcome.

$60 per person – early bird discount by August 31, 2014
$80 per person – registration September 1 – October 31, 2014
$100 per person – late registration November 1 – December 5, 2014

Want more information? Download the flier and registration form here.

You can also contact DJ at deigezoo@gmail.com (preferred) or (803) 772-7999 with any questions or concerns. Continue reading

2014 OA Retreat Weekend – North Florida

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Do you ever feel like something is blocking your enjoyment of life? Would you like to experience the benefits of clearer connections to your Higher Power, to the program, and to each other?  Do you have your own personal experience, strength, and hope? What things have you done in program to unclog your pipeline? Are you willing to share with others? 
 
Come, join us at this retreat to experience plenty of opportunities to practice, improve, and cultivate these connections and receive more of what OA has to offer! Continue reading

News from WSO

Did you know we have podcasts on the website that talk about pamphlets in our wide array of literature? Check out these new ones!

NEW PODCASTS ON OA WEBSITE

This year at the World Service Business Conference 2014​ the Ask-it -Basket was answered by the Trustees after the conference. The answers to that Ask-It-Basket can be found in this post here. Continue reading

November 2014: Region 8 Convention and Business Assembly

The Region 8 Convention and Business Assembly will take place November 14-16, 2014 at the Radisson Royale Bogota Hotel in Bogota, Colombia. Need more information? Call Sarah G at (224) 636-9136 or email her at sarahganitsky48@gmail.com, or email Sara K at roitman60@gmail.com.

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July 2014: SOAR 8 – Baton Rouge

The SOAR 8 Recovery Convention will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 11-13, 2014. The convention will be held at the Embassy Suites Baton Rouge. OA needs your service at this event! There are lots of opportunities. If you would like to volunteer at the event, please click here to download the registration form.

You can register to attend the event at http://www.soar8july2014.eventbrite.com. (Please not that a surcharge is added when using this website to register).

Want more information? Visit the SOAR8 website at http://www.oaregion8.org and click on the links in the box called “Next Regional Assembly.” For more information on SOAR 8, please contact Aleta P. at (225) 753-2739 or aph42@att.net. Continue reading

24th Annual Florida State Convention of OA – Feb 21-23, 2014

Looking for a weekend of highly concentrated recovery in 2014? Come to the 24th Annual Florida State OA  Convention at Cocoa Beach Hilton Oceanfront February 21- 23. The theme this year is “Together We Can … Be a Team in 2014.” The official opening ceremony is at 7:30 PM Friday night, but workshops start at 4:30 that day. The convention will be wrapped-up at noon on Sunday.

Service
This is YOUR CONVENTION and you make it happen! The convention offers many  opportunities to provide service and reinforce your personal Step 12. In addition to meeting and workshop leaders (90 days continuous abstinence required), we need volunteers in the boutique, hospitality room, registration table, literature table, service desk, to act as a Hugger/Greeter, meeting room timer, and to sell tickets for drawings. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you cannot afford registration, consider giving service or a donation.

Registration
Registration is now open, and costs only $25 for the weekend if you register by Feb 1st
(but it increases to $35 after that date), or $30 for one day registration. There will be no refunds after 2/14/2014. There are two ways to register: on-line or by mail.

  • To register on-line, go to www.flsconvention2014.eventbrite.com. A surcharge is added when using this site.
  • To register by mail, use the paper copy registration form, which may be downloaded from the web site of your local Intergroup (e.g., www.oanfi.org) or Region 8 (www.oaregion8.org). Make checks payable to “Florida State Convention 2014.”

Send to: Barbara Carter
28303 SW 101 Avenue
Newberry, FL 32669
Email: bcarter337@att.net

Meals
All meals must be ordered before 2/7/2014. There is an optional Banquet Saturday evening (chicken, pork or vegetarian options) for $46 (includes all taxes and tip). For your convenience, you may choose to prepay for all your meals: a weekend meal package costs $135, which includes breakfast, lunch and Dinner Banquet on Saturday, plus breakfast on Sunday.

Hotel reservations
You must make your own reservations before 2/07/14. Hotel requires a credit card to hold your reservation. Use code FSCOA1 for special rates: $109 Double, $129 Coastline View, $159 Ocean view, plus 11% taxes per night. These rates will be honored until FEB 7th. Any
reservations made after that date will be charged at the current room rate. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

Cocoa Beach Hilton Oceanfront
1550 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
1-866-580-7402 (Reservations)
1-321-799-0003 (Direct)

Rates are available for three days before and after the event. Hotel check-in is at 3:00 PM,
Friday; check-out is Noon Sunday. All rooms have a refrigerator and coffee pot.