WSO – December 2014 OA News Bulletin

OA News / December 2014

WSBC 2015
Delegate Registation Deadline December 29

Delegate Registration forms for the 2015 World Service Business Conference are due to the WSO this month, by December 29, 2014. WSBC 2015 will take place from April 27 to May 2 in Albuquerque, NM USA. Find delegate instructions and an interactive registation form on the OA website.

Hotel reservations for the Conference can be made now. Contact the Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel and Spa and use group code OEA. Rooms are available from April 23 to May 7 for $157.07 USD per night, including tax. Up to four may share a room. Click here to reserve online or call the hotel at 505-245-7100. Conference attendees are responsible for making their own reservations.

Delegate Registration Form

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OA Turns 55!

The third Saturday in January is a time to celebrate, and next year, January 17, 2015, is noteworthy. Overeaters Anonymous turns 55!

Gather with your OA sponsors, sponsees, friends, and fellows to commemorate this special day and honor the experience, strength, and hope found in OA.

Celebrate the gift of OA in your life by contributing to its future. Visit the Contribute page on and give funds to help ensure OA’s primary purpose.

Make a onetime contribution or sign up for an automatic, recurring contribution to be charged to your credit card monthly, quarterly, or annually. Every contribution helps OA “carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.”

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Important Dates

World Service Business Conference Dates

December 29, 2014: Delegate Registration form due to the WSO by December 29, 2014. Find delegate instructions and an interactive form on the OA website.

January 9, 2015: Conference e-Documents #2 available on OA website for delegates and service bodies (includes proposed new business motions and bylaw amendments and agenda questionnaire). Materials will not be mailed; find WSBC 2015 information and materials on

Fellowship Days

December 12, 2014: Twelfth Step Within Day is celebrated on December 12 (12/12) each year to encourage OA service bodies, groups, and members to reach out to those within the Fellowship who are still suffering from compulsive eating behaviors.

January 17, 2015: OA’s 55th Birthday


FREE Step One Poster

Use OA’s new Step One public information poster to reach out to newcomers, members, and anyone who’s “had enough.”

The 8.5 by 11 inch, four-color poster features an interactive area to enter local meeting information and tear-off tabs for, which link to the Fifteen Questions online.

Download the Step One poster for free, fill in your meeting’s location and contact details, and hang it in public areas, such as church, college, and laundromat bulletin boards. (Get administrative approval first.) Let people know about your local meeting and share OA’s message of hope this season—or anytime.

Feb 1: Translation Funds Application Deadline

International intergroups and service boards may apply for funds to translate OA literature, including the new Brown Book, Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition.

To apply, complete the Translation Funds Application and mail, fax, or email ( it to the World Service Office by February 1, 2015. Applications will be reviewed and funds allocated at the February Board of Trustees meeting.

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