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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Twelfth Step Within: What has worked with you?

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.

WSO – December 2014 OA News Bulletin

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WSBC 2015
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.

Delegate Registration Form

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

WSBC – November 2014 OA News Bulletin

WSBC 2015: Planning for the “Miracle”

“The Miracle of Abstinence!” is the theme for the 2015 World Service Business Conference, which convenes in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, April 27–May 2. The theme emphasizes OA’s 2015 Strategic Plan, and workshops will focus on abstinence. For a look ahead, check out the tentative Conference Schedule. Continue reading

WSBC – October 2014 OA News Bulletin

NEW! Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition

OA’s new Brown Book, with forty never-before-published stories, is now available for purchase in the OA bookstore.

The book features an all-new appendix, “The Role of a Plan of Eating in Recovery from Compulsive Eating,” by a dietitian specializing in addictive and compulsive eating disorders, plus a new Foreword by an eating-disorder treatment professional. The book also includes Rozanne’s story; the complete text of “Our Invitation to You”; and the original appendices, “A Disease of the Mind,” “A Disease of the Body,” and “A Disease of the Spirit.”

(#980/$13.50; #981/$303.75, box of 25)
E-book available from popular online retailers.
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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.