Have questions about when words should be changed in AA literature? Download this official letter for more information. This topic comes up during meetings pretty regularly, so you may want to keep a copy of this handy in your meeting book.
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
Saturday, 11/15/14 Intergroup Minutes
Attendees: Atiya, Chair, Jim K WSBCD, Scott Treasurer, Rita Newsletter Distribution/Durham Sat 10 am, Alice Mon Raleigh/By-Laws, Rebecca Vice Chair, Cheryl Secretary, Lauren Durham T/Th 12:30 Rep/Newsletter Editor, Jan 12 Steps Within, Debbie Garner Wed, Margaret – Wilmington Wed, Kate – Chapel Hill Tues, Janeen – Raleigh Thursday, Halley – Structure House Continue reading
16 Aug 14 August Intergroup Meeting
Attendees: Atiya Chair, Jim K WSBCD, Scott Treasurer, Rita Newsletter Distribution, Bert F/V rep , Rita Wil (Visitor), Natalie Retreat Chari, Jackie Wil. (Visitor), Alice Mon Raleigh, Mickelle Sat Morn Ral, Rebeca Vice Chair, Patrick SOAR Rep, Nichole, Lisa C Wil. (Visitor), Nicole L. Carrboro Rep, Mary Anne Chapel Hill Thur Rep, Cheryl Retreat Registra, Margaret Wil Wed Rep, Ann Hillsboro Wed night Rep and Group Outreach, Matt visitor, Rita Newsletter Distribution and Wed Durham Lunch bunch, Neill SOAR Rep, Ester Library, Continue reading
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
There are a number of Group Support documents and help files on the OA.org website located here. One of the documents that your group might consider working through together on a yearly basis is the Group Inventory worksheet. This inventory can help to maintain the health of the group. In this post, we’ve provided the full text of the document, but you can also download it and save it as a PDF here.
OA Group Inventory
Use an entire meeting for an honest and fearless discussion of the group’s weaknesses
This inventory is divided into two parts. Part 1 is an inventory of the group as a whole;
Part 2 is a personal inventory of a member’s behavior in the group. Continue reading
2014 World Service Business Conference
April 28 – May 3, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Click here to download a PDF of Jim’s notes from the WSBC.
- Click here to download a PDF of the WSBC 2014 Wrap-up Report posted on the OA website, including the voting results and motions.
- Click here to see some of the newsletters gathered at the WSBC from other delegations.
Theme of the conference was “Our Primary Purpose” and there was a focus in seminars and forums on carrying the message. The first seminar was Monday evening, with three more on Tuesday afternoon all looking towards how we can help spread the message. Continue reading
On Friday, April 25, 2014, you’re invited to dial-in to the Spiritual Fitness and Serenity OA Spring 2014 Telephone Marathon. Two-hour workshop meetings will be held from noon – 10P USA EST.
Phone in at: (424) 203-8405
Bridge number: 405784#
(*6 to mute and unmute. Call or email for international numbers.)
Need more information? Call (714) 362-4942 or (215) 862-8140. You can also email at email@example.com.
Workshop meetings will be recorded and available for playback after the marathon. For playback information, check out spiritualfitnessandserenity-oa.com.
There is a new meeting in Apex on Thursday evenings from 7-8P, starting December 5, 2013.
SEEKING THE SPIRITUAL SOLUTION
Where the Big Book Comes to Life …
Join us on Thursday evenings from 7-8 pm, starting December 5th 2013.
We will read 2-3 paragraphs from the Big Book each week,
pausing between paragraphs to share our experience, strength
and hope on each paragraph. The Big Book is the basis of the OA program
and is the only literature that provides specific instructions on how
to recover from this seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.
PLACE: Apex United Methodist Church
100 South Hughes Street, Apex in Fellowship Hall
(1 story brick building, to the right when entering
Traffic circle- Fellowship Hall written on the door)
TIME: 7-8 pm
CONTACT: Cari 919-924-7113 or Susan 919-796-2077