Big Book Retreat Podcasts Now Available

The podcasts from the Big Book Retreat held from April 6-8 in Port Hueneme are now available.

Click here to go the “Podcasts” page to download the podcasts or listen to them online.



2014 Annual Retreat in the Redwoods–Santa Cruz

Sharpening Your Tools of Abstinence
2014 Annual Retreat in the Redwoods

August 22-24, 2014
Santa Cruz, CA

Join the Santa Cruz OA Intergroup for their annual OA camping retreat in the redwoods, with favorite activities such as “Love Notes,” speakers and workshops. Renew in mind, body and spirit with yoga, meditation and fellowship around the campfire. Registration includes campsite, firewood, water, coffee, tea and all activities. Scholarships and work exchange are available.
Questions? Marlynn (831-688-8230), Marci (831-359-2293), Marilyn (831-688-4319). Click on the image for more information.

Is Food a Problem for You? — A Big Book Workshop

Grace Baptist Church
Sept. 26 & 27, 2014
FRI: 6:30-8:30 PM; SAT: 9 AM-4 PM
Bakersfield, CA 93405

You will hear experience, strength and hope through the first 164 pages. If you plan to attend, please call ahead to let them know.
Questions? Call Rhonda R @ (661) 205-7225 or Shannon O @ (661) 599-2499; or click the image to register online after July 1st.

Interactive Sponsorship Workshop

with a little help from our friends, the 12 Traditions
June 21, 2014, 10:00 AM—3:00 PM
United Church of Christ Congregational Church
11245 Los Osos Valley Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

For more information, call: (805) 596-5033 or click the image to view the full flyer.

Tribute to Rozanne S.

From the website: “We are deeply saddened to report that OA’s beloved founder, Rozanne S., has passed away peacefully at the age of 84. Rozanne began Overeaters Anonymous in California on January 19, 1960, and fulfilled her dream that it become an international organization. We are forever grateful to her for her vision, perseverance, and love, through which so many have found recovery from compulsive eating. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones during this difficult time. Cards may be sent in care of the World Service Office.”

To read a tribute to Rozanne, click here.

Memorial to Rozanne S.

Sunday, March 2, 2014 – 2 p.m.
Veteran’s Park Teen Center
4153 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA

Join the Los Angeles Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous for a memorial  service for Rozanne S., the founder of Overeaters Anonymous. You will have a chance to say “goodbye” and “thank you” from those of us whose lives have been forever changed by her tireless efforts. Hear from some members who had known Rozanne the longest and hear stories about the early days of OA. There will also be time for open sharing from those attending.

Click on the picture for more information and directions.

OACIIG Website–Reaching Out Worldwide

Thanks to, who prepared a 2013 annual report for the activity on this website. It shows who visited our website in 2013, from where, and what they were interested in.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,500 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Update from our R2 Rep

Intergroup representatives from all over the region, including Hawaii and Baja, convened in Irvine to discuss OA business. Noteworthy was the data analysis that World Service has published on the website (see World Service Business Conference tab, then “Frequently Used Documents,” then WSBC Final Report, 2013). While most compulsive eaters can be identified by ages 11-18, OA members are mostly 56-65 year olds! Please commit to telling one young person about OA before the end of the year.

Our international OA goals for this year are to increase our focus on 1) completing all 12 steps, 2) taking action to remain abstinent, and 3) taking individual responsibility for spreading the word about OA. You can start by downloading a poster from the OA website and posting it up locally for all, especially young people ages 18-35, to see.