Please mark your calendars for our Virtual Weekend Retreat on December 12 and 13th called “Coming Together in Recovery: Welcoming Every OA Member”. The weekend will be drop-in style with 3 virtual rooms with different events happening throughout the weekend. Some of these events are Panel Speakers, writing workshops, focused meetings, drop-in yoga and meditation, virtual hikes and virtual board games and (of course) a Talent Show! See 2-Day Program on oanyc.org.
Triangle OA Intergroup has established a Zoom account that is available to any meeting in our Intergroup that wants to use it to meet via Zoom. There is no charge—this is just one way Intergroup uses your contributions to help spread the word!
To protect the security of the account, we have set it up so there is no need to log into the Triangle OA Zoom account to use the meeting:
The webmaster will set up your meeting on a recurring basis and provide you with all the Zoom details needed.
Anyone with the link or meeting ID and password can join the meeting as they would any other Zoom meeting.
Meetings will be set up with no waiting room, so attendees can join the meeting without a host present, and the meeting can proceed without a host.
A host can be assigned in-meeting using a special password called a host key. A host can remove disruptive attendees (so-called Zoom bombers) if necessary; share their screen; and mute, unmute, and rename folks as needed. While a host is not required, we recommend that you identify a few trusted, regular attendees of the meeting who are willing to serve as host to be “virtual keyholders.”
To request the use of the Triangle OA Zoom account for your meeting, please email our webmaster at email@example.com. You will need to provide
The location, day, and time of the meeting (e.g., Chapel Hill Thursday 7pm), and the duration if it’s longer than an hour. Meetings are set to start 15 min before the start time and end 15 min after the end time, to leave an opportunity for fellowship.
A Zoom contact (first name, phone, email, and preferred mode of contact for Zoom details) to be listed on the website and in the newsletter for people to contact to get the Zoom details; this can be your primary meeting contact, but can be someone else if the primary meeting contact is less comfortable with Zoom.
Up to 3 virtual keyholders (first name, phone, email). We will email the host key to them directly. We will not call, but would like to be able to contact key holders quickly if the need arises in the future.
Please confirm with the contact and keyholders that they are willing to serve in these capacities! It’s helpful to copy them on the request email. So, here’s a sample email with all the necessary info: “Hi! The Metropolis Friday 6am OA meeting would like to be set up on the Triangle OA Zoom account. The Zoom contact will be Jane, 919-123-4567 (text or call), firstname.lastname@example.org; and the virtual keyholders will be Susan, 919-234-5678, email@example.com; John A, 919-987-6543, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Mary, 919-765-4321, email@example.com. Thanks!”
Please give the webmaster a week to get you set up: although the meeting setup does not take long, she is a volunteer! Once your meeting is set up, she will email the requester (and the Zoom contact if it’s someone different) with the Zoom details, and the keyholders with the host key and instructions for claiming the host role.
The Chapel Hill Thursday 7pm meeting will start an ongoing study of the new OA book Body Image, Relationships, and Sexuality on October 15, 2020. We will read from the book and share on what we have read on the 2nd and 3rd Thursday of each month, probably reading two to four stories at each meeting. If you’ve been wanting to read and talk about this book, please join us! You can get the Zoom information for the Thursday meeting by texting Anne L at 919-360-8711 or by calling or texting Mary Anne at 919-260-5693. The meeting information is the same every week, so save it somewhere handy to re-use!
Miami Dade and the Keys Intergroup are hosting two zoom events in October and are inviting you to participate!
The first zoom event is Preventing and Recovering from Relapse. It will be held on October 4 from 2-4:30 pm. Please download the attached flyer for more information and for a contact.
The second zoom event is their 3-day workshop entitled Zooming into the 4th Dimension. It will be held on October 23, 24, & 25. Please see the second attached flyer for more information and how to register.
Charlotte is excited to announce a new virtual meeting. They will be studying the Big Book and meet on Thursdays from 11 am to noon Eastern Time beginning August 6th. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.