WSBC – October 2014 OA News Bulletin

NEW! Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition

OA’s new Brown Book, with forty never-before-published stories, is now available for purchase in the OA bookstore.

The book features an all-new appendix, “The Role of a Plan of Eating in Recovery from Compulsive Eating,” by a dietitian specializing in addictive and compulsive eating disorders, plus a new Foreword by an eating-disorder treatment professional. The book also includes Rozanne’s story; the complete text of “Our Invitation to You”; and the original appendices, “A Disease of the Mind,” “A Disease of the Body,” and “A Disease of the Spirit.”

(#980/$13.50; #981/$303.75, box of 25)
E-book available from popular online retailers.
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NEW! A Step Ahead, Fourth Quarter

A Step Ahead, Fourth Quarter, is now available. Download and copy for your groups and service bodies.

In the new issue find stories on WSBC 2015’s registration and the open service positions to be filled at next year’s Conference; courtesy listing OA email loop meetings; the new Abstinence Literature Resource Guide; the new Mentor/Mentee Program created for service bodies; and much more.
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WSBC 2015: Important Dates

November 1: Delegate Support Fund Applications due to the WSO. Intergroups and service boards can apply for assistance to send delegates to the annual WSBC. To apply, complete the Delegate Support Fund application and mail, fax, or email ( it to the World Service Office by November 1, 2014.

December 10: New Business Motions/Bylaw Amendments postmarked to the WSO. Registered service bodies, trustees, the Region Chairs Committee, and the Conference Bylaws Committee can propose new business to be placed on the Conference agenda and/or amendments to the Bylaws, Subpart B. Submit requests to the chair of the Board of Trustees, postmarked or electronic date stamped by December 10, 2014. Find formats for Submission of Proposed OA New Business Motions and Bylaw Amendments on the OA website.

December 29: Delegate Registration form due to the WSO by December 29, 2014. Find an interactive form and delegate instructions on the OA website.
Complete WSBC 2015 Information Here!


Nov 1: Translation Funds Application Deadline
International service bodies may apply for funds to translate OA literature. To apply, complete the Translations Funds Application and mail, fax, or email ( it to the World Service Office by November 1, 2014. Applications will be reviewed and funds allocated at the November Board of Trustees meeting.

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