OA News – February 2015

2015 OA-Approved Literature Catalog and Order Form Online

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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.

Buy OA-Approved Literature Now!

Thank You for Being an OA Contributor

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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.

Participate by visiting oa.org and signing up on the Contribute page. We’ll add another leaf to the tree for each additional Automatic Recurring Contributor who signs up.

Become an Automatic Recurring Contributor Today!

NEW! Monthly Podcast on The Importance of Working All Twelve Steps
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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.

Download OA Podcasts Now!

Important Dates

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.

Fellowship Day

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.

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Service. Recovery. Be a Lifeline Rep!

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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 info@oa.org or call 1-505-891-2664.

WSBC 2015: Book Your Hotel Room Now

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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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Overeaters Anonymous
6075 Zenith Court NE
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144-6424

New Twelve Step Within Pamphlet for Download

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

WSO Accepting Applications for Committee Members to Review The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous

In September 2013, an ad-hoc committee began to work on the review of the book The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous. Much has been accomplished during the last nine months, but there is a lot yet to do. In May 2014, three members of that committee rotated out of service. The OA World Service Office will be accepting applications from those that would like to join the committee until July 3, 2014

Applications received at World Service Office after July 3rd will not be considered. At that point, the BOT will choose three new members from the applicants. The application is very definitive regarding applicant requirements and describes the tasks and duties that will be expected. Be certain to read the application carefully and fill it out completely.

Please click here to access the application and fill it out if you would like to apply.

July 2014: SOAR 8 – Baton Rouge

The SOAR 8 Recovery Convention will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 11-13, 2014. The convention will be held at the Embassy Suites Baton Rouge. OA needs your service at this event! There are lots of opportunities. If you would like to volunteer at the event, please click here to download the registration form.

You can register to attend the event at http://www.soar8july2014.eventbrite.com. (Please not that a surcharge is added when using this website to register).

Want more information? Visit the SOAR8 website at http://www.oaregion8.org and click on the links in the box called “Next Regional Assembly.” For more information on SOAR 8, please contact Aleta P. at (225) 753-2739 or aph42@att.net. Continue reading

24th Annual Florida State Convention of OA – Feb 21-23, 2014

Looking for a weekend of highly concentrated recovery in 2014? Come to the 24th Annual Florida State OA  Convention at Cocoa Beach Hilton Oceanfront February 21- 23. The theme this year is “Together We Can … Be a Team in 2014.” The official opening ceremony is at 7:30 PM Friday night, but workshops start at 4:30 that day. The convention will be wrapped-up at noon on Sunday.

Service
This is YOUR CONVENTION and you make it happen! The convention offers many  opportunities to provide service and reinforce your personal Step 12. In addition to meeting and workshop leaders (90 days continuous abstinence required), we need volunteers in the boutique, hospitality room, registration table, literature table, service desk, to act as a Hugger/Greeter, meeting room timer, and to sell tickets for drawings. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you cannot afford registration, consider giving service or a donation.

Registration
Registration is now open, and costs only $25 for the weekend if you register by Feb 1st
(but it increases to $35 after that date), or $30 for one day registration. There will be no refunds after 2/14/2014. There are two ways to register: on-line or by mail.

  • To register on-line, go to www.flsconvention2014.eventbrite.com. A surcharge is added when using this site.
  • To register by mail, use the paper copy registration form, which may be downloaded from the web site of your local Intergroup (e.g., www.oanfi.org) or Region 8 (www.oaregion8.org). Make checks payable to “Florida State Convention 2014.”

Send to: Barbara Carter
28303 SW 101 Avenue
Newberry, FL 32669
Email: bcarter337@att.net

Meals
All meals must be ordered before 2/7/2014. There is an optional Banquet Saturday evening (chicken, pork or vegetarian options) for $46 (includes all taxes and tip). For your convenience, you may choose to prepay for all your meals: a weekend meal package costs $135, which includes breakfast, lunch and Dinner Banquet on Saturday, plus breakfast on Sunday.

Hotel reservations
You must make your own reservations before 2/07/14. Hotel requires a credit card to hold your reservation. Use code FSCOA1 for special rates: $109 Double, $129 Coastline View, $159 Ocean view, plus 11% taxes per night. These rates will be honored until FEB 7th. Any
reservations made after that date will be charged at the current room rate. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

Cocoa Beach Hilton Oceanfront
1550 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
1-866-580-7402 (Reservations)
1-321-799-0003 (Direct)

Rates are available for three days before and after the event. Hotel check-in is at 3:00 PM,
Friday; check-out is Noon Sunday. All rooms have a refrigerator and coffee pot.