The recordings from the October Sober Eating Workshop are now available here: Podcasts. Enjoy!
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.
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.
From the OA.org 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.
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.
Thanks to WordPress.com, 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.
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 OA.org 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.
On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, elections were held at the monthly Channel Islands Intergroup Board Meeting. The following positions were filled:
Chair – Cinthyia
Vice Chair – Erik
Recording Secretary – Raven W.
The board still needs to have these two positions filled:
If you are looking for a chance to strengthen your recovery and serve at the Intergroup level, please consider stepping into one of these two positions. You can contact Cinthyia at (805) 415-6488 for more information about these positions.
MANY THANKS to the outgoing board members for their wonderful service!