ABSTINENCE Definition Expanded

“Abstinence in Overeaters Anonymous is 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.”

Delegates at the 2011 World Service Business Conference (April 25-30) expanded The Statement on Abstinence and Recovery (WSBC Policy 1988b, Amended 2002, 2009 and 2011) to include the italicized words at the end of the first sentence.

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Action Plan – 9th Tool Defined

Delegates at the 2011 World Service Business Conference (April 25-30) have defined Action Plan, the ninth tool.

Current InterVoice Available

The InterVoice newsletter lists 19 current  meetings for Santa Barbara county and northern Ventura county, and includes announcements and contact phone numbers.

InterVoice March-April 2011 
updated 4/7/11…read it online, or download or print a copy

The InterVoice is published bi-monthly on odd months and distributed to meeting reps at the Intergroup meeting (or it can be printed from the PDF link above).  

  • Click here for the online CIIG Meeting List from the OA World Service registry
  • For online meetings, phone meetings, and a worldwide meeting directory, click here for www.oa.org
  • For general OA announcements – for the Santa Barbara/Ventura areas such as upcoming workshops, conferences, room changes, etc., sign up by sending an email to CIIGEvents-subscribe@topica.com.

CALL TO SERVICE

Channel Islands Intergroup has elected and appointed a new board for the upcoming year, but positions are still available if you would like to be of service to your Region.
CHANNEL ISLANDS INTERGROUP
SERVICE POSITIONS
Elected Appointed
Chair Web
Vice Chair InterVoice
Business Secretary Public Outreach SB
Treasurer Public Outreach Ventura
Recording Secretary Professional Outreach SB
Professional Outreach Ventura
Retreats & Marathons

OPEN POSITIONS; Chair/Vice Chair/Public Outreach (All Counties)/ Professional Outreach (All Counties) / IGR Various meetings

Your Intergroup provides….
*Support for 19 meetings: Ventura (6), Santa Barbara (6), Goleta (4), Ojai (2), and Camarillo (1)- need support to reestablish Isla Vista and Carpinteria
*Liability insurance ($265.) – several meetings were requ8ired to provide this for meeting rooms
*Phone line ($40/month) with contacts and web information included. Spanish for a while
*InterVoice ($22/month) meeting list and announcements
*Local web site with InterVoice PDF and announcements
*OA Loop – SB/Vta email discussion of For Today and /or Voices, plus opportunty for daily check-in with fellow OAers
*Online WSO meeting registry updates
*Newcomer packets ($60 for 25) Ventura newcomer meeting
*New meeting support ($50) for Monday SB Lifeline meeting

We carry the message…
* Ads in LA times Ventura edition
* Principles workshop in February
* Free ads in Independent, Mesa Paper, Daily Sound
* Is Food a Problem fliers – libraries, doctor’s offices, etc.
* Requested library display case (not) assigned a month yet)

Goals for next service term…
* Fill all Service positions
* See more meeting reps
* Offer more workshops & retreats (working on a 1/2 day workshop for November)

IDEA DAY

• IDEA Day ~ Nov. 20 @ 11:00 PST
International Day Experiencing Abstinence (IDEA), celebrated the third Saturday in November, encourages OA members worldwide to begin or reaffirm their abstinence from compulsive overeating.