Sponsorship Workshop

Sunday, June 7 from 12:00-1:30 pm PT (3:00-4:30 pm ET)

Open the Sponsorship Workshop for links to join Zoom by video or phone!

First Things First
Before doing anything, a new sponsor needs to study these OA pamphlets:
• A Guide for Sponsors
• Sponsoring Through the Twelve Steps
• A Plan of Eating
• Dignity of Choice
• OA’s Fifteen Questions

Key discussion points
• 28 Thoughts on Getting Newcomers Started
• Fifteen Questions (in Newcomers Packet)
• Getting Honest About Your Food and Weight
• Food Slip inventory
• Top Ten Characteristics of Effective Sponsors—we have Fifteen
• Seven Tips on Sponsoring

Questions or Information Requests can be sent via email, telephone or text: Jack P 709 746-8888 Email 20150808ab@gmail.com

Hosted by the Virtual Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous and the Outreach Men’s Sub-Committee (VIG)

Body Image Workshop

Body Image WorkshopIn the Eye of the Beholder
12-Step Workshop on
Body Image for all OAers

Sat, Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm PDT

Zoom Meeting ID: 871 4157 5248
Zoom Password: 128791
Click to Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87141575248?pwd=NFpIZlZjQnA3Nm9vRmJpU2J4ZEpxdz09

Click here to find your local Dial-In Number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k4er5bnrr

For questions, reach out to Arlene at workshops@oalaig.org

Hosted by the Los Angeles Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous

First 12 Days – New Resource

OA World Service has a new resource for recovery & sponsorship!

“Sponsorship is a vital part of the OA recovery process, as it builds a tight-knit, trusting fellowship and invests purposefully in newcomers. To this end, our newest resource intends to bolster relationships with newcomers—and instill confidence in those new to sponsoring—by partnering those new to OA with a “temporary sponsor” to guide them through the pivotal first days of their OA journey. Stamp out feelings of intimidation about sponsorship and jump-start a newcomer’s experience with our helpful introduction to program.” —Read more at OA.org

The First Twelve Days in OA provides readings and discussion topics to…

  • Help newcomers, returning OA members, and other members learn about the OA Twelve Step recovery program by using this personal, short-term introduction to Overeaters Anonymous.
  • Help sponsees learn how the OA recovery program might help them to stop hurting themselves with food.
  • Help members who may be ready to sponsor but are reluctant to do so. This is an opportunity for a member to help a newcomer in a very structured way and to experience what it might be like to be a regular sponsor.

First 12 Days – Download PDF

Big Book Study 2020 Webcast

Find Abstinence Through The Big Book

Big BookOur Canadian host will lead this transforming study revealing how the message in the Big Book applies and works as well for compulsive overeaters as it does for alcoholics. Our speakers goes into detail on working all 12 steps. Detailed step-by-step examples of all the inventory forms. Webcast only.

Runs two consecutive Saturdays: 5/30 & 6/6:
Saturday, May 30th  at 7:00 AM PT (9:00 AM CT)
Saturday, June 6th at 3:30 PM PT (5:30 PM CT)

Contact: Kari -Unity Intergroup – karihogen@hotmail.com

A Vision of Recovery

Convention 2020 | July 10-12OA Convention
Immerse yourself in fellowship and recovery at this special weekend-long event and fundraiser
Location: Your computer, tablet, or smartphone (via Zoom)

Multi-track convention, featuring:

  • 🎙️ Inspiring speakers from California, the East Coast, and the UK
  • 🎨 Workshops to learn new ways of practicing your program
  • 🌎 Opportunities to meet hundreds of OA members from across the fellowship
  • 🎉 Entertainment (take this R2 survey to help decide what kind!)
  • 📘 Beautiful custom-made journals and tote bags for purchase​

​This annual convention is one of the largest OA events in the region and is Region 2’s main fundraiser.

See the schedule and register at OA R2 Convention 2020​.

Fellowship Survey Results & CIIG Action Plan

Channel Islands Intergroup’s value is measured by its usefulness to members and meetings—usefulness is our main product

Results of Survey of CIIG Fellows | Intergroup has continued to function through Zoom and has compiled the results of the survey you recently took. We found the information enlightening and inspiring and thank you for the time and effort you put into it.

► ►► Click here to review complete survey results ◄◄◄

Our next steps | The survey was part of the process of developing a Strategic Plan for our intergroup and we have made significant progress in this direction. We will not be waiting for this pandemic to be over before we begin an expanded program of workshops and other activities to help fellows achieve our goal of recovery and integrating the 12 Step program into every aspect of our lives.

►►► Click for CIIG Vision, Priorities & Goals ◄◄◄

The Tools | Virtual Workshop 5/30

OA ToolsFeaturing 9 Keynote Speakers – One for Each Tool of Recovery

Sat, May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm PDT

Please note that Zoom’s maximum capacity is 1000 people, so log on early! This event will cap out.

Zoom Meeting ID: 983 1649 7897
Zoom Password: OATools
Click to Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/98316497897?pwd=MjBmT3drajAvT0hDVnN1MC8rcVpFZz09
Find your local dial-in number here: https://zoom.us/u/abF1biZFJD

Download & Share: The Tools flyer

For questions, email events@oalaig.org or call Rashod at (310) 592-9952

Hosted by the Los Angeles Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous

Mindfulness Meditation

MindfulnessOA Recovery with Mindfulness Meditation

Saturday, May 23rd
from 1:00-4:00 pm PT

Sponsored by OA San Gabriel Valley Inland Empire Intergroup

Cultivate calm mind, wise heart, ease, and well-being. Increase emotional regulation, decrease reactivity, improve focus and attentional skills, have greater calm and ease.

Suggested donation is $10 for the event.

Click here for Mindfulness Meditation Event flyer with event contact and Zoom Meeting details.