WSBC – July 2014 OA News Bulletin

OA News Bulletin

NEW! Issue of A Step Ahead 
The third-quarter 2014 issue of A Step Ahead is posted at Find information about the most recent Conference, the benefits of Virtual Service Boards; an Announcement of New Officers, Trustees and Committee Chairs for 2014-2015; an OA Literature overview; a Seventh Tradition article by new treasurer and much more. Download and copy for your groups and service bodies.

WSBC Delegate Fund Applications Due November 1
Intergroups and service boards can apply for assistance to send delegates to the annual World Service Business Conference (WSBC). The 2015 WSBC will be held April 27–May 2, 2015, in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA. To apply, complete the Delegate Support Fund application and mail, fax, or email ( it to the World Service Office by November 1, 2014. The Delegate Support Fund is made possible, in the spirit of Tradition Seven, by OA member contributions.
Enter to Win Free Lifeline Subscription
Congratulations to Faustine W. from San Diego, California USA! She is the latest winner of the free, one-year subscription to Lifeline magazine. You could be next. Everyone who subscribes or renews a subscription to Lifeline will be entered into a quarterly drawing for a free Lifeline subscription to donate or add on to an existing paid subscription. Subscribe at The next drawing is September 30.

Translation Funds Application Deadline – August 1
Translated literature helps carry the OA message around the world. To apply for financial assistance in translating OA literature, a service body can complete the Translation Assistance Fund Application and mail, fax, or email ( it to the World Service Office. Applications are due by August 1, 2014, and will be reviewed at the Board of Trustees meeting in August.

NEW! Ask-It Basket
Delegates at WSBC 2014 submitted many questions for the Board of Trustees. Their answers are now online at

Support the Professional Exhibits Fund
The Professional Exhibits Fund helps service bodies exhibit at professional conferences and conventions. This important program extends the OA presence in the professional community, and designated contributions from the Fellowship fully fund the program. The fund is in need of replenishing! If you or your service body would like to make a contribution, complete the contributions form and check the Professional Exhibits Fund box or choose that option from the designation drop-down menu on our contributions page.

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