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.
2015 OA-Approved Literature Catalog and Order Form Online
The 2015 OA-Approved Literature Catalog and Order Form are now online. See OA’s complete list of available books, pamphlets, digital products, and coins, including the new Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition.
The new Brown Book includes forty never-before-published stories of recovery by members from around the world and can be purchased bundled with the previous edition, Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition, at a lower cost. The combination package of both books for one, lower cost is available only from the OA bookstore (while quantities last).
Visit OA’s online bookstore and place an order at bookstore.oa.org.
Thank You for Being an OA Contributor
Thank you OA members!
A record 112 members have become Automatic Recurring Contributors, and our contribution tree is sprouting with more leaves.
Help nurture and grow OA.
We need just thirteen more members to sign up in order to meet our 2015 goal of having 125 Automatic Recurring Contributors. We need you.
Your support helps sustain OA’s primary purpose by funding member support, free online resources, OA-approved literature, and much, much more. No contribution is too small to help OA carry the message of recovery.
NEW! Monthly Podcast on The Importance of Working All Twelve Steps
Tune in monthly to hear virtual workshops on The Importance of Working All Twelve Steps. Available for free download now: Step One. Speakers read the “Introduction to the Twelve Steps” and discuss each aspect of Step One, sharing how it relates to their recovery.
Also available: Step Zero, an introductory workshop focusing on the nature of the disease of compulsive eating and what it takes to be willing to go to any length to recover. Members talk about what gave them the gift of desperation and journal questions are offered.
Join live the second Sunday each month, 3-4 p.m. EST. For instructions, see Datebook Calendar on oa.org. Or, to listen anytime, go to the Podcast page on oa.org. Groups and service bodies are encouraged to use these podcasts in meetings.
World Service Business Conference Dates
February 26, 2015: Agenda Questionnaires due. Submit to the WSO, postmarked by the February 26, 2015, deadline.
March 13, 2015: Conference e-Documents #3, including trustee nominee applications, agenda questionnaire results, and manuscripts submitted for Conference Seal of Approval, posted on the World Service Business Conference page on oa.org. Note: Materials will not be mailed.
February 28, 2015, 11:30 a.m. PST: Unity Day. On the last Saturday of February each year, OA recognizes the strength of the Fellowship worldwide by asking OA members to pause to reaffirm the strength inherent in OA’s unity.
MORE OA NEWS
Service. Recovery. Be a Lifeline Rep!
Become a Lifeline Rep and share your knowledge of this valuable OA resource to support your fellow OA members’ recovery—maybe even save a life.
To be a Lifeline Rep, you must sign up with the WSO. Email email@example.com or call 1-505-891-2664.
WSBC 2015: Book Your Hotel Room Now
Hotel reservations for the 2015 World Service Business 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 1-505-245-7100.
Conference attendees are responsible for making their own reservations.
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Twelfth Step Within would like to hear about the successes of your group, intergroup or region. How have you had success in preventing relapse and helping members recover from relapse, maintaining OA membership and carrying the TSW message that “There is a Solution?” Download the flier for more information on how you can share with them today. Ideas that work are posted here.
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
A new Twelve Step Within pamphlet is available for download here. Please download it, make copies, forward it on to others and share it with your own groups.
Sharing this pamphlet with others will help our meetings and Integroup(s), it will help to make our meetings larger and help to keep members to come back. Read about how to form a Twelve Step Within committee for your Intergroup. 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
The SOAR8 Assembly in Bogota, Colombia recently took place in November 2014. A SOAR8 Business and Recovery Convention Report has been submitted by attendees Neill and Patrick. The event’s theme was The Golden Dream: Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Recovery. If you’d like to read the report in full, please click here to download the PDF.
If you’d like to read the report from the event assembled by the Chair of IG Bogota, Adriana Alvarez, please click here to download the PDF.
Lifeline Weekly is a special, bonus piece of literature delivered exclusively to e-Lifeline subscribers. Each week, you can find historic articles from the print version of Lifeline, along with inspirational quotes and spotlights on important OA news, events and deadlines. If you would like to subscribe to the Lifeline magazine or the e-Lifeline, please visit these links:
OA News / December 2014
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.
Give Service. Promote Recovery.
Become a Lifeline Rep!
Being a Lifeline Rep is a simple, rewarding service opportunity. Lifeline Reps announce the magazine in meetings, take subscription orders, collect subscription funds, and send the orders and funds to the World Service Office. Continue reading