Recovery by the Sea Event – Virginia Beach

Recovery by the Sea
~Beach Retreat 23~
March 27 – 29, 2015

Holiday Inn & Suites, North Beach
3900 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Meetings/Workshops to support
OA’s 12-Step Program of Recovery
Build, Strengthen, and Add to your OA Network
Fun, Fellowship, and Memories
For a LIFETIME!!

To register, click on the link to the Beach Retreat 23 Registration Form here and proceed as follows: Continue reading

Watch the Southeast Overeaters Anonymous Region 8 (SOAR 8) Conference via Online Video

Remote attendance of the Southeast Overeaters Anonymous Region 8 (SOAR 8) Conference is available with the aid or current computer technology. This technology can be used to videoconference as sub-committees between assemblies so that members can have the face-to-face meeting experience from wherever they may be in the Region. Another use reported by current members is that it allows for video “face to face” contacts with other OA members – some in very remote parts of the region – who otherwise are limited to phone meetings. Please download this PDF for more information on linking into the conference. Please download this PDF for more information on using Oovoo.

SOAR 8 Recovery Convention and Business Assembly

The Middle Tennessee Intergroup is hosting the March 2015 SOAR 8 Recovery Convention and Business Assembly in Nashville, TN from March 13 – 15, 2015. The deadline to register is February 10, 2015, and you can register online at soar8mar2015.eventbrite.com (there is a surcharge added when using the online registration website) or by downloading the registration form here and following the directions as enclosed. Continue reading

Love & Kindness Retreat in Batesburg, SC

The Central Midlands Intergroup presents the Local and Kindness Retreat being held from December 12-14, 2014 in Batesburg, SC. Topics covered at the retreat will include body image, relationships, meditation and more.

Retreat registration includes all activities and 5 meals (Friday dinner, 3 on Saturday and Sunday breakfast). This is a recovery retreat, so all individuals in a 12-step program are welcome.

$60 per person – early bird discount by August 31, 2014
$80 per person – registration September 1 – October 31, 2014
$100 per person – late registration November 1 – December 5, 2014

Want more information? Download the flier and registration form here.

You can also contact DJ at deigezoo@gmail.com (preferred) or (803) 772-7999 with any questions or concerns. Continue reading

Florida State OA Convention 2015

The Florida State OA Convention 2015 will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015 – Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Holiday Inn – Airport in Orlando, FL. The theme of the event is “Together We Can … Turn Silver into Gold.” Register for the event here. Continue reading

Treasurer’s Report from the July 2014 Business Assembly

TREASURER’$ REPORT – JULY 2014 BUSINESS ASSEMBLY

This is the first time since I have been treasurer that I can report to you that our prudent reserve is within our bylaw-mandated range of 40 – 60%.  We are currently at 46%.

For those of you who are Green dots or haven’t been here in awhile; for the past 3½ years, our prudent reserve has been in the 70s and 80s.  While your board and Ways $ Means committee have been working diligently to bring our projected income and expenses into balance for the purpose of reducing our too-high prudent reserve, we would prefer to keep it closer to 60%.

So for the first time, I’m asking you to dig a little deeper into your purse or wallet as you make your 7th Tradition contributions in the coming months, in order to make the minimum suggested donation of $3.00 or more.  If you are abstinent today because of OA, think about what your recovery means to you and give as if your life depends on it.  As a program friend of mine is fond of saying, “I owe a debt I can never repay”. Continue reading

July Triangle Intergroup Meeting Minutes

Minutes from Triangle Intergroup Meeting  7/19/14

Atiya-Chair; Rebecca-Vice Chair; Alma-Secretary; Scott-Treasurer; Neill-SOAR; Ann-Group Outreach Chair; Rita-Co Newsletter Editor; Lauren-Co Newsletter Editor; Jan- 12 Step Within Chair; Bert-Wednesday Fuquay Varina Rep; Mary Anne-Thursday Chapel Hill Rep; Greg-Sunday Durham Rep; Margaret-Wednesday Wilmington Rep; Mickelle-Saturday Raleigh Rep; Sherylyn-Wednesday Garner Rep; Patricia-Thursday Raleigh Rep; Mike-Tuesday Raleigh Rep; Linda-Monday Hillsborough Rep

Minutes from last meeting accepted.

Treasurer’s report accepted.

7th Tradition- $50.34

Standing Committee Reports

WSOD (Jim-Absent)-  No Report- It was Atiya’s last day serving on the OA 12 & 12 Ad Hoc Committee and she shared that she thoroughly enjoyed her experience.

Hi Tech (Jeannette-Absent/Alice-Temp-Absent)- No Report

Group Outreach (Ann)-If you are a group that needs support or if you know of such a group please email Ann at groupoutreach@triangleoa.org  Ann visited a new meeting in Wade NC on July 17th and had a wonderful experience.  She brought the Audio Library with her and lent out CDs to their members.

Co Newsletter Editors (Rita/Lauren- Rita-Distribution)- Lauren reminded everyone to email her or Rita at newsletter@triangleoa.org with any edits to current information or announcements for the newsletter.  The IG volunteered to write for the September issue. The IG budget will be included in the September newsletter and will appear going forward every quarter.

Retreat Chair– (Natalie-Absent) Natalie plans to attend the IG meeting in Wilmington in August and will have a report on the spring 2014 retreat at that time.  Atiya appointed Sherylyn the new retreat chair.

SOAR (Neill-Present/Patrick-Absent)- Neill brought materials back from the SOAR convention in Baton Rouge. There were 13 first time delegates at the convention and the non English speaking membership continues to grow. Multiple issues were discussed such as how OA can attract new members and why OA is losing members.  Ideas included focusing on abstinence and working all of the 12 steps. Helpful tools are available on these topics on www.oa.org including an abstinence power point presentation and a meeting inventory document.

PIPO– The former PIPO chair has resigned. Atiya appointed Mickelle the new PIPO chair. Scott shared his experience as PIPO chair and the budget for the committee with Mickelle.

Ad Hoc Committees

Audio Library (Esther-Absent)- No Report- Mike brought 3 copies of the guest speaker’s talk at the spring retreat to add to the library.

12 Step Within (Jan)- The Recovery From Relapse Serenity Day is on Saturday September 27th  from 1-4pm at the Carrboro United Methodist Church. She is working on a flier for the event and has contacted 3 possible speakers.  Mike suggested recording the speakers to add to our audio library.

By-Laws Review (Jim-Absent/Alice-Absent)- No Report

Ongoing Business

Privacy concerns about phone numbers included in the newsletter being available online- No Report

Researching different electronic methods for Intergroup to receive contributions from individual meeting- No Report

Gratitude Luncheon – This event will be held on Saturday September 6th in Durham at 12:30pm at Staybridge Suites of Durham. Participants will bring their own lunch. Lauren will contact Patrick about creating a flier.

New Business

Wellness Event – August 20th 9am-4pm-State Employees of NC 2014 Wellness & Safety Expo-Mickelle/Bert/Lauren will work together on this event. The IG is looking for someone who can assist in creating a generic banner that can be used at various health expos and events.

NC State OA Convention 2017 – Atiya is considering chairing the committee for this event if Raleigh is the host.  Anyone interested in being a committee member is asked to contact her. Multiple IGs will be asked to participate.

Spring 2015 Retreat– Sherylyn has been appointed the new retreat chair.  She has begun work on securing a location and is reviewing contracts. She welcomes location suggestions and retreat committee members. Email her at retreat@traingleoa.org The IG approved up to $500 to secure a location based upon the amount left in the retreat checking account after final calculations from the spring 2014 retreat are completed.