Men’s Retreat – October 2019

Bay Area OA and HOW Intergroups Present
17th Annual
Men in Recovery Retreat
October 25-27, 2019
Villa Maria del Mar (at the beach)
Santa Cruz, CA

Download the Men’s Retreat 2019 Flyer to register or share at meetings!

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Sponsorship Day | Aug 17-18

Celebrate Sponsorship Day August 17–18

In Overeaters Anonymous, we are told that “together we can do what we could never do alone.” Nowhere is this principle more simply and clearly practiced than in the sponsor-sponsee relationship. Sponsors help us through our program of recovery on all three levels—physical, emotional, and spiritual. By working with others, sponsors continually renew and reaffirm their own recovery.

Share your gratitude with your sponsor and sponsees!

Learn more about how this valuable service helps strengthen recovery:

Sponsorship Success | Podcasts

  1. What is a sponsor?
  2. Why should you get a sponsor, and how can you get a sponsor?
  3. Why be a sponsor? Why be a sponsee?
  4. When can you start sponsoring? When can you start being sponsored?
  5. What are the sponsorship job descriptions—from sponsor to sponsee and back?
  6. How can you break down the barriers for both parties?
  7. What are some different sponsoring styles?
  8. How do you work the Twelve Steps with a sponsee?
  9. How do you work the Twelve Traditions with a sponsee?

UNITY DAY ▪ Feb. 24 @ 11:30am

Unity Day recognizes the strength of the Fellowship worldwide. OA members pause on February 24th at 11:30 a.m. to reaffirm the strength inherent in OA’s unity.

Tradition One: “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon OA unity.”

Unity with Diversity Statement: “As we extend the heart and hand of the OA Fellowship to those who still suffer, let us be mindful of OA’s Unity with Diversity policy, which respects our differences, yet unites us in the solution to our common problem. Whatever problem you may have with food, you are welcome at a meeting, regardless of race, creed, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other trait.”

OA Promise: I put my hand in yours, and together we can do what we could never do alone. No longer is there a sense of hopelessness, no longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady willpower. We are all together now, reaching out our hands for power and strength greater than ours, and as we join hands, we find love and understanding beyond our wildest dreams.

Jump into Action! Steps 1-3

OA Central Coast Intergoup presents
OA Steps 1-3Transformation through Taking Actions in the First Three Steps
Sunday, Feb 3 1-4pm

Speakers share their experiences of hitting bottom, discovering new found power & developing trust by taking action in steps 1-3.

Come early to donate lightly-used clothing. Participate in our free clothing swap boutique, from 11-1. BOYLunch.

Ranch Del Arroyo Clubhouse, 2700 Cienega St, Oceana 93445
(roughly 80 miles north of Santa Barbara)

For more information, contact centralcoastintergroup@gmail.com

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