WSBC – August 2014 OA News Bulletin

OA News Bulletin

WSBC 2014 Final Conference Report Available

The WSBC 2014 Final Conference Report is now available for download. Included within are minutes of the business sessions; officer reports; summaries of the Conference workshops, each focusing on OA’s primary purpose; reports on committee meetings; and other valuable information delegates can carry back to their OA groups and services bodies. Save the date for next year’s event, 2015 WSBC, April 27–May 2, Albuquerque, NM USA.

Register Your OA Email Loop on OA.org
At WSBC 2014, the delegates passed a policy on courtesy listing email loops. Email groups, commonly called loops, do not meet in real time and take one of three formats: discussion loops, meeting loops, or business loops. To learn more about OA email loops or to register your loop, visit the OA website at http://www.oa.org/email-loops/.

Monthly Telephone Workshops
The Board of Trustees Virtual Services Committee is offering a yearlong series of monthly telephone workshops. This month, on August 10, 3–4 p.m. EDT, dial in to hear a discussion on OA Principles lead by Region Chairs. Call 1-424-203-8405 and enter access code 925619#. For complete details, check the Datebook Calendar, and for questions, contact the Virtual Services Trustee Stephanie D. (1-727-641-3437; vst4oa@hotmail.com). Listen to recordings of past OA workshops on the OA podcast page.

2015 Lifeline Story Topics
Tell us your OA story. See the list of Lifeline story topics for 2015 at http://www.oa.org/lifeline-magazine/monthly-topics/. Share your experiences of hope, recovery, abstinence, and more in Lifeline, your Meeting on the Go. Click here for Lifeline submission guidelines.

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 (sarmstrong@oa.org) 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.

Celebrate Abstinence!
Acknowledge your own, a fellow OA member’s, or your sponsee’s recovery with an OA Anniversary Coin. Available for anniversaries from 30 days to 40 years, all coins include the OA logo and reminder, One Day At A Time. To view and order, visit the OA bookstore and click on Coins.

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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