IDEA Day – Nov. 16

IDEA Day—International Day Experiencing Abstinence—is celebrated the third Saturday in November and encourages OA members worldwide to begin or reaffirm their commitment to abstinence.

  • IDEA Day is November 16 this year.

Valentine Rose Bowl Speakers & Walk

Saturday February 9 th 11:00 – 1:30
Sponsored annually by Foothill Intergroup
Come sit outside on picnic tables under the trees and listen to inspiring speakers and then stay for fellowship or join in as we walk around the Rose Bowl to celebrate the joy of living in recovery. Rose Bowl Walk: 3 miles
This is our chance to “move forward” in our recovery… This is a fun, relaxed event–Hope you can make it!

  • Bring a chair or blanket
  • Water & cold drinks available
  • If you can’t walk, send your pledge to support those who are!

Meet in front of the Aquatic Center 360 N. Arroyo Blvd, Just off the 210 & 134 Freeways South of the Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium
For more information Call Gail 818.244.2941

OA Birthday Party January 18-20 in LA

2013 OA Birthday Party – January 18-20, 2013,
Four Points By Sheraton LAX,  Los Angeles, California


While you’re getting ready for the New Year, don’t forget to sign up and register for the upcoming 2013 OA Birthday Party! Don’t miss out on the weekend packed full of recovery with workshops, panels, marathon meetings and a Big Book intensive. All in one weekend and all for the low price of $40. But don’t wait – this discounted price ends on December 31st. And why not make your weekend a “stay-cation” and stay overnight at the hotel? You can fully immerse yourself in recovery! For more details and information, visit or Register Online Now!

We look forward to seeing you there and a Healthy and Happy New Year to you!

In loving service,
Tony P. and Shari B.

OA Holiday Workshop

You’re invited to the 9th Annual OA Holiday Workshop!

“There’s No Place Like OA:
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Recovery”

Saturday, December 1st, 2012, 1:00-4:00pm
The Little White Church, Social Hall,
1711 N. Avon St, Burbank, CA 91505

  • Original musical play, “Wizard of OA”
  • Speakers with longtime recovery talk about staying abstinent around holiday food, festivities and stress
  • Bargain Gift & Clothes Boutique & beautiful Gift Basket drawing

1:00 Registration
1:30 Speakers
2:45 Fellowship Break
3:00 Play
3:45 Drawing/Close

Presented by Foothill Intergroup

Suggested Donation: $10

Intergroup – new location!

Intergroup has moved to Carpinteria Community Church (the Chase Bank public meeting room is no longer available).

  • Please join us the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Channel Islands Intergroup Meeting
    Carpinteria Community Church
    1111 Vallecito Road (just behind Rusty’s Pizza)
    Carpinteria, CA 93013

    From Southbound 101:

    Take the Linden Avenue exit.
    Turn right onto Linden Avenue.
    At the signal, turn left onto Carpinteria Avenue.
    Turn left onto Vallecito Road.

    From Northbound 101:

    Take the Casitas Pass exit.
    Turn left onto Casitas Pass Road.
    At the signal, turn right onto Carpinteria Avenue.
    Turn right onto Vallecito Road

    The church will be on your left and the room for the Intergroup meeting is around back.e

  • Announcing a Ninth Tool of Recovery!

    Recently, the delegates at OA’s World Service Business Conference (WSBC) 2010 adopted a motion that created a ninth tool called “Action Plan.” The Conference Literature Committee is working on a definition that will be presented for adoption to WSBC 2011. Until that time, OA members are free to interpret “Action Plan” as they wish.

    Announcing a New Monday Night, 7:30PM, Writing Meeting in Downtown SB

    Beginning 03/29/10, a new writing and discussion meeting will take place on Mondays, at 7:30PM, at the First  Congregational Church, 2101 State Street, Santa Barbara.   The meeting will be held across the  hallway from the Fireside Room, in the Dorcas Classroom (a  Women’s AA meeting is held from 6:30-7:30 in Fireside).  See attached pdf for further information: Writing Meeting