Sponsorship Day | Aug 15-16

Celebrate Sponsorship August 15–16

forest-friends-friendship-grass-591216Sponsorship Day is celebrated the third weekend of August; this is a day set aside to acknowledge the importance of sponsoring in our fellowship. 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 Workshop Aug 15 – how to help newcomers or chronic slippers
  • First 12 Days – new resource from WSO for recovery  & sponsorship
  • Sponsorship Success | Nine-part Podcast: What is a sponsor? Why should you & how can you get a sponsor? Why be a sponsor? Why be a sponsee? When can you start sponsoring? When can you start being sponsored? What are the sponsorship job descriptions—from sponsor to sponsee and back? How can you break down the barriers for both parties?What are some different sponsoring styles? How do you work the Twelve Steps with a sponsee? How do you work the Twelve Traditions with a sponsee?
  • Read Working with Others – Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., chapter 7
  • Read OA Literature