OA Birthday Party

JANUARY 18-20, 2019


Join hundreds of your OA fellows–over 800 last year!–from across the USA, Canada, and other countries for a weekend of recovery & fellowship in Los Angeles, California. The annual Overeaters Anonymous Birthday Party celebrates the January 1960 founding of our program.


IDEA – Celebrate Abstinence

International Day
Experiencing Abstinence

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 17-18

IDEA is our time to come together as a Fellowship to begin or reaffirm our abstinence.

Abstinence in Overeaters Anonymous is defined as the action of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight. Spiritual, emotional, and physical recovery is the result of living the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve-Step program.

Check out these OA world service links to help you obtain or maintain your abstinence. Share the list with newcomers and sponsees to help them understand and find abstinence 👣.

Attitude of Gratitude

Join your fellows at the Attitude of Gratitude event to give thanks for our abstinence, show support for one another by sharing our strength & giving hope & encouragement to each other as the holiday season begins. With both a speaker and candlelight meeting, as well as prizes to be had, there is plenty to do and see! See friends we only see once a year…or never—as in we’ve never seen you there…and will be excited to do so!

  • November 15th, 7-9 pm
  • Oceano (Rancho Del Arroyo Mobile Home Park Club House)
  • Suggested Donation $5—no one turned away
  • See  OA Attitude of Gratitude 2018 flyer for details & directions

New Freedom Retreat–Nov 9-11, 2018 Holy Spirit Retreat Center–Encino

Sponsored by South Bay Intergroup

You are invited to a special weekend of recovery and fellowship at the charming, beautiful and serene Holy Spirit Retreat Center. Double occupancy rooms with private bathrooms, air conditioning and heat; picturesque grounds; beautiful meeting rooms. Note–there are a limited number of disabled-accessible rooms available. 

$230 per person, double occupancy. Friendly reminder: the retreat sells out early so the sooner you reserve your space the better. 

Remember the funny and famous Saturday Night NO TALENT SHOW. Come prepared!

Download flyer

For more information call or email Jennifer P. at 424 224-7135, Jennifer.poque8@gmail.com or Loni G. at 562 432-7275, lonig.woman@sbcglobal.net.

Mail check with your name, address, phone number and email, along with who you would like to room with and whether you are vegetarian or vegan to South Bay Retreat Committee, OA Retreat, PO Box 387, San Pedro, CA 90733

NO REFUNDS (NO EXCEPTIONS) Reservations may be transferred to another person. 

Got out our Message at Senior Expo Santa Barbara–October 3

For the second year in a row, members of the CIIG Professional Outreach Committee (POC) participated in the annual Senior Expo at the Earl Warren Show Grounds. We found serious interest and were able to share our stories and distribute literature. Be on the look out for new people who might be attending our meetings who learned about us at this event and please let someone on the POC know. It was so beautiful letting people know about OA and that we are alive and well in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ojai and Carp and Camarillo. Consider joining the POC and helping us get out the message! And, if you are recovered, be sure to share your story with your doctor or other health care professional. If you do not have access to a Health Care Professional Packet contact Stephanie at ‭(805) 729-4811‬, and she will get one to you.

The Big Book is Alive Workshop

The way to peace & permanent recovery from Compulsive Overeating

Saturday, Oct. 13th, 9:00AM-3:30PM
First Presbyterian Church – Geneva Room,
981 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, 93401

Two long-term recovered compulsive overeaters each share their journey while taking us on a deep excavation, history & explanations with Recovery Solutions as revealed in the Big Book.

  • Suggested donation $5 – no one will be turned away
  • Bring your AA Big Book & a friend
  • See Workshop Flyer for details and contact info
Presented by California Central Coast Intergroup

Twelve Step Workshop


Big Book and Step Study’s are essential, yet they are a place to ‘study’ the steps. At this workshop, there is a time, place and instruction on how to DO the steps. This is an open meeting therefore everyone is welcome. Including, but not limited to AA, NA, Alanon.

Thursday’s 6:30 to 7:30 PM
August 30th to November 15th 2018
St Paul’s Episcopal Church
3290 Loma Vista Rd, Ventura, CA 93003