The World Service Business Conference 2015 E-Documents are now available on the OA website. You can view them all at this link: http://www.oa.org/world-service-events/world-service-business-conference/ Continue reading
The final report from the 2014 World Service Business Conference can be found here. Learn more about the next World Service Business Conference, taking place in 2014 from April 27 – May 2 in Albuquerque, NM here.
Did you know we have podcasts on the website that talk about pamphlets in our wide array of literature? Check out these new ones!
NEW PODCASTS ON OA WEBSITE
- June 1 – OA Literature: OA Members Come in All Sizes & Tools of Recovery
- May 18 – Our Primary Purpose: Sponsorship – How to pick?/Why have one?
- May 11 – OA Literature: A Common Solution: Diversity and Recovery
This year at the World Service Business Conference 2014 the Ask-it -Basket was answered by the Trustees after the conference. The answers to that Ask-It-Basket can be found in this post here. 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
After returning from the World Service Business Conference in Albuquerque, NM, many newsletters from other OA fellowships were shared at the Triangle OA Integroup Meeting in May 2014. Below, we’ve collected a few of these newsletters to share with you.
Central Jersey Integroup of Overeaters Anonymous
Today: March/April 2006
2010 World Service Business Conference Report
Wednesday started out at the wonderful morning OA meeting, with the topic of Spirituality. The word ‘ritual’ is in there, as is spirit. Exquisite sharing from people with long term abstinence, expressed physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The Region Chairs did a fantastic job with their forum entitled “How Does Service, Serve Us?” subtitled “Preaching to the Choir.” The results of the forum and lots of wonderful ideas on service can be found at: http://www.oa.org/pdfs/2010forum.pdf.
Next stop, committee meetings. I serve on the Conference Literature Committee. We addressed some requests for new literature, and looked at some pamphlet re-write opportunities. All literature is reviewed at least every 7 years (although it can be reviewed more frequently).
That evening, was a forum to discuss the 7 pieces of literature voted on at the conference. Each piece of literature is reviewed by a committee of up to 17-18 delegates. Next, the new or modified literature goes back to the board of trustees and requires a 2/3rds majority vote to end up on the agenda for the conference to consider. The voting delegates were given the opportunity to ask questions about the documents at this session. Continue reading