Men’s Retreat – October 2019

Bay Area OA and HOW Intergroups Present
17th Annual
Men in Recovery Retreat
October 25-27, 2019
Villa Maria del Mar (at the beach)
Santa Cruz, CA

Download the Men’s Retreat 2019 Flyer to register or share at meetings!

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OA’S 60th BIRTHDAY PARTY!

The OA Birthday Party

The Amazing 60th Year Celebration!

JANUARY 17-19, 2020
THE 60TH OA BIRTHDAY PARTY WEEKEND CELEBRATION

Last year, the Birthday Party was a huge success with over 850 people coming from 40 different U.S. states and Canadian provinces, as well as OA members from the UK, France and even Australia!

This year, we’re hoping to have over 1,000 members from all over the world join us for this tremendous celebration.

We will again be at the LAX Hilton, 5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.

More Hotel info to come soon!

WHEN CAN I REGISTER?

Registration opened on August 1, 2019.

Register today for only $45.00.
Price goes up to $50.00 on October 1.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Sponsorship Day | Aug 17-18

Celebrate Sponsorship Day August 17–18

In Overeaters Anonymous, we are told that “together we can do what we could never do alone.” Nowhere is this principle more simply and clearly practiced than in the sponsor-sponsee relationship. Sponsors help us through our program of recovery on all three levels—physical, emotional, and spiritual. By working with others, sponsors continually renew and reaffirm their own recovery.

Share your gratitude with your sponsor and sponsees!

Learn more about how this valuable service helps strengthen recovery:

Sponsorship Success | Podcasts

  1. What is a sponsor?
  2. Why should you get a sponsor, and how can you get a sponsor?
  3. Why be a sponsor? Why be a sponsee?
  4. When can you start sponsoring? When can you start being sponsored?
  5. What are the sponsorship job descriptions—from sponsor to sponsee and back?
  6. How can you break down the barriers for both parties?
  7. What are some different sponsoring styles?
  8. How do you work the Twelve Steps with a sponsee?
  9. How do you work the Twelve Traditions with a sponsee?

From Worldwide OA…

NEW! OA Abstinence and Recovery Definitions

Updated definitions of “abstinence” and “recovery” in Overeaters Anonymous were adopted at the 2019 World Service Business Conference. The revised policy states: The WSBC 2019 accepts the following definitions:

  1. Abstinence: The act of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight.
  2. Recovery: Removal of the need to engage in compulsive eating behaviors.

Spiritual, emotional, and physical recovery is achieved through working and living the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve Step program. (Business Conference Policy Manual, 1988b [amended 2019])

MEN OF OA – You are not alone!

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ALL MEMBERS can help spread the word about OAmen.org, so every man in OA knows about their options for sharing in a way they are most comfortable.

“The World Service Survey done in 2010 revealed only about 13% of our fellowship consisted of men! Men in OA are invited to visit OAMen.org to see all the OA resources for men in program, and to learn how to connect with other men in OA, including in-person meetings, phone meetings, email discussion groups, and phone lists. That’s OAMen.org. Please spread the word!”

Here are some resources to help men connect…

  • HTTP://OAMEN.ORG is a website for men in OA.
  • HTTP://OAMEN.ORG/MEETINGS — Includes lists of phone meetings as well as in-person meetings.
  • GOOGLE EMAIL GROUP: Email TUESDAY@OAMEN.ORG with your first name and last initial, to be added to this group. IF you include your phone number and time zone, you will be added to the OA MEN Phone Outreach List so that you may make and receive phone calls within the group.
  • YAHOO EMAIL GROUP: Visit HTTP://OA12STEPS4COES.ORG/LOOPS/MALE and submit your email address to be added to this group.

And some flyers to help spread the word: