Upcoming Workshop: The Spiritual Life is not a Theory: Practicing the Principles

Come learn about the principles embodied in the 12 steps and 12 traditions of OA.  A half-day workshop  is scheduled  for

Saturday, February 20, 2010
1:00 – 5:00 p.m
Carpinteria Community Church
1111 Vallecito Road, Carpinteria

Suggested donation: $5

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Celebrate Recovery with the 50th Annual OA Birthday Party, January 15-17, 2010

Come celebrate half a century of recovery at the 5oth annual OA birthday party, taking place January 15th-17th, at the LAX Mariott Hotel.  Panel and keynote speakers, workshops and marathon meetings,  a young people’s meeting, dinner, dance, and more will be offered.  Please see the following link for more information: http://www.oalaig.org/html/birthday_party.html

Proposed change to bylaws

Bylaws of Channel Isalnds Integroup (OACII) of Overeaters Anonymous

Amendments to Bylaws – These Bylaws may be amended at any time by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Voting Body present at any regular meeting or special meeting of the OACII, provided a copy of the proposed amendment(s) has been submitted to each group at least ten (10) days before the meeting at which the action is to be taken on the amendment.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT:

4. Meetings

from “d. The 12 Traditions and the 12 Concepts of OA Service will be read at the beginning of each OACII meeting.”

to “d. The 12 Traditions or the 12 Concepts of OA Service will be read at the begining of each OACII meeting, in alternating rotation.”

Ride the Spiritual Wave! Sunday Beach Walk

Join us for a Sunday Reflection Beach Walk/Sit!

~ No bathing suits allowed!
~ No exercise required!
~ Come as you are!

Where: Hendry’s Beach Meet at the first lifeguard station by the steps to the beach
When: Sundays at 4:30 pm    (no meeting if it’s raining)
What: Reflection begins with a reading. Afterwards, walk or sit along the beach solo or in small groups to discuss the reading and reflect on the week ahead. Reflection time will end at 5:30 pm.
   Optional: continue along to the 6:00 pm Sunday night meeting
                        in Santa Barbara for a Big Book study.
Why: Why not???

Free parking is available, but carpooling is encouraged.

Questions? Call Gabrielle (805) 705-6306

Women’s Retreat Now 1 Day – Oct.3

Channel Islands Intergroup Presents
SEARCHING FOR THE LAND OF HAPPY JOYOUS AND FREE
A one day retreat for women – including workshops, Q&A, and lunch

Saturday, October 3, 2009
9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Center of the Heart Church
487 North Turnpike, Santa Barbara

Cost: $25
Register by Thursday, Oct. 1

Send your name and phone or e-mail with check payable to
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS WOMEN’S RETREAT
Women’s Retreat P.O. Box 1321, Summerland, CA 93067
For details, call Barbara ( 805-969-9942) or Raven (805-964-6359)

Planned Schedule

  • 9:30 am. sign-in
  • 10:00 Land of Happy, Joyous & Free Workshop with interactive exercises and Q&A – Deni: how we hold back and how we can embrace recovery and stay forever in the land of Happy, Joyous & Free
    (Bonus Deni plans to hold follow-up sessions in the Women’s Saturday
    meeting in the months ahead.)
  • lunch
  • 1:00 Food – The Gift of Life workshop with Q&A – Sandy M. from L.A.: Why a food plan is a tool and how to use it for recovery
  • 2:45 Journey to Abstinence workshop with Q&A – Irene N. from Ventura: : Her 4-1/2 year recovery journey and how to find abstinence and survive with the program, tools, steps, and rigorous honesty

COME AND JOIN YOUR SISTERS IN RECOVERY AS WE EXPLORE WAYS TO LEAVE THE PRISON OF OUR FOOD OBSESSIONS