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!

RALEIGH SAT AM OA MEETING ANNIVERSARY SPEAKER CELEBRATION

Saturday, May 30, 2015 beginning at 10:15 am

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall

located at 2723 Clark Avenue at Brooks St. (Education Bldg., 2nd Floor)

(Look for OA Signs)

10:25 am –Brief History of the Raleigh Sat AM Meeting

10:40 am –Two Speakers – ‘What Has Kept Me Coming Back’

12:30 pm – ‘Bring Your Own’ Lunch and enjoy Fellowship with other OA members

 Feel free to join us for our regular OA meeting at 9 am in (Education Bldg., 2nd Floor, Room 220) prior to the celebration meeting.

Please note this is a ‘Closed’ meeting which means it is for those who feel they have a problem with food. Friends and family members who do not have a problem with food are welcome to attend the many ‘Open’ meetings in the area. Please go to www.triangleoa.org for a meeting list.

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

Report from the SOAR8 Assembly in Bogota

The SOAR8 Assembly in Bogota, Colombia recently took place in November 2014. A SOAR8 Business and Recovery Convention Report has been submitted by attendees Neill and Patrick. The event’s theme was The Golden Dream: Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Recovery. If you’d like to read the report in full, please click here to download the PDF.

If you’d like to read the report from the event assembled  by the Chair of IG Bogota, Adriana Alvarez, please click here to download the PDF.

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

Florida State OA Convention 2015

The Florida State OA Convention 2015 will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015 – Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Holiday Inn – Airport in Orlando, FL. The theme of the event is “Together We Can … Turn Silver into Gold.” Register for the event here. Continue reading

Treasurer’s Report from the July 2014 Business Assembly

TREASURER’$ REPORT – JULY 2014 BUSINESS ASSEMBLY

This is the first time since I have been treasurer that I can report to you that our prudent reserve is within our bylaw-mandated range of 40 – 60%.  We are currently at 46%.

For those of you who are Green dots or haven’t been here in awhile; for the past 3½ years, our prudent reserve has been in the 70s and 80s.  While your board and Ways $ Means committee have been working diligently to bring our projected income and expenses into balance for the purpose of reducing our too-high prudent reserve, we would prefer to keep it closer to 60%.

So for the first time, I’m asking you to dig a little deeper into your purse or wallet as you make your 7th Tradition contributions in the coming months, in order to make the minimum suggested donation of $3.00 or more.  If you are abstinent today because of OA, think about what your recovery means to you and give as if your life depends on it.  As a program friend of mine is fond of saying, “I owe a debt I can never repay”. Continue reading