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Oct 2021 OA Events

Service Opportunities!

Save the date! Nov 6 Fellowship Picnic Hand-in-Hand, Face-to-Face 


>> Guest Speaker is Sat @12pm PT <<

Oct 22-24 Fri-Sun Region 2 Fall AssemblyNow via Zoom. Free registration, visitors encouraged to attend.

Sponsor_20211023Oct 23 Sat 9:30am-11:00am PT Sponsor and Sponsee: A Unique Relationship “4th Saturday of the Month” [OA Virtual Region]

Oct 24 Sun 11:00-1:30pm PT EGO Easing God Out | Flyer Speakers & time to share. Register by emailing SoAZ.TSW.Event@gmail.com. Tenth workshop in the “12 Step Recovery” series—find series recordings here.  [Southern Arizona IG].

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Oct 31 5:00am to 9:00pm PT Marathon! It’s Not What You Are Eating, It’s What’s Eating You Meetings every hour with regular scheduled meetings. 712-432-5200 Conference ID 4285115# [Marathons Sponsored by Virtual Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous]


Previous Events > Check Host Site for Recordings

friday-fun-danceOct  & 15 Friday Fun & Fellowship Dance Party Dance, shake and play—turn on your video or feel free to turn it off …you get to choose your groove! Anyone wanting to stay after and share, there will be time for that. Send your favorite song(s) to c2b@comcast.net. Click for Zoom info. Repeats every1st & 3rd Friday 12:30-1:00pm PT [OA SV]

Oct 2 A Journey into the Tools and Steps | Flyer Tools/Steps: Putting pen to paper. Leader has 37+ years in program. Design For Living ~ Autumn Workshop [Texas Tri-County IG]

Oct 2 Getting to Know your Internal  & External Triggers | Flyer Become aware of your triggers and how to manage them. Write an inventory and an action plan to protect your abstinence in any circumstance. [oasouthernoregon.org

Oct 3 Getting Out of Relapse and into a Relationship with God Topics: Pitfalls leading to relapse 17 causes of relapse & what to do about it; Powerlessness & Unmanageability How to take a first step; I’ve admitted I’m powerless…Now what? How to continue on in the steps. [OARise]

yp-committeeOct 3 Young Person’s Committee MeetingAll Region 2 OAs Welcome First Sunday of every month @5:30pm PT – Flyer – ZOOM ID 840 9609 7699 with PW 027372. See also: YP phone meetings

Oct 3 “New to OA” Marathon | Flyer Find out about OA’s 12 Step approach to recovery from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors. New sessions start on the hour, all day and all night. [OAVR]

IG-UnityOct 7 CIIG Intergroup (Zoom) Meeting ELECTIONS! Service opportunities…All are welcome! Channel Islands Intergroup’s vision is to be a high-value Intergroup that helps the still-suffering compulsive eater, serves the membership and attracts new members, and strengthens OA as a whole. CIIG’s value is measured by its usefulness to members and meetings. Usefulness is our main product. First Thursday of every month. Join us!

Oct 9 Abstinence Habits & Practices Hear from 3 diverse OA members with decades of recovery—100+ years combined! They will share: What it used to be like—brief history of their compulsive eating and compulsive eating behaviors; What happened—How working the Twelve Steps and seeking a God of their own understanding led them to abstinence; What it’s like now—their one-day-at-a-time habits and practices for living happy, joyous & free from the bondage of self. Flyer. Register here! Everyone who pre-registers will receive the playback link. Suggested contribution: $5 (PayPal option)—no one ever turned away for lack of funds.

AD4LOct 9 Step Eleven A Design for Living | Step Speaker Series “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with god as we understood him.” Zoom ID 200 540 624 no pw. [AD4L.info & AD4L Audio Library Melbourne, Australia] 

TwelveTraditionsOct 10 Applying the Traditions in Daily Life “2nd Sunday of the Month” Workshop Zoom link MtgID:  891 6554 0024 PW: 120912 [OA Virtual Region

Oct 17 Sun 1:00–4:00pm PT Aging in Program Flexibility OA fellows range from long-timers with 40+ years of abstinence to newcomers. For some, habits and needs change; for others, their practice stays the same. Five speakers will share experience, strength & hope on a variety of topics for sustaining recovery with flexibility alongside discipline, one day at a time. [OARise]

Quick-Step

Oct 12, 19, 26 & Nov 2 Tue 5:00-6:30pm PT Quick-Step Study & Workshop 4-week journey through the steps...1.5 hours each week to reinvigorate your program! The Quick-Step Study format is to read the step together, individually write on the step, followed by small group sharing on the step. Agenda: Oct 12 Steps 1-3; Oct 19 Steps 4-5; Oct 26 Steps 6-7; Nov 2 Steps 9-12. Attendance on all four days is recommended. Registration is required to receive handouts and Zoom details. See flyer. [OA Central Ontario IG]

  • Quick Step Repeats
    • Saturdays: Nov 13, 20, 27 and Dec 4 at 9:00am-10:30am PT (12:00pm-1:30pm ET)
    • Mondays: Dec 6, 13, 20, 27 at 3:00pm-4:30pm PT (6:00pm-7:30pm ET)[

pi-megaphoneOct 19 Public Information Committee Meeting – All are welcome to join Public Information Reps from Intergroups across Region 2 (CA, HI, Mexico, NV) to create a campaign of attraction to people who haven’t heard of Overeaters Anonymous. Third Tuesday of every month 7:00-8:00pm PT. Flyer [OAR2]

Sept 2021 OA Events

Check host sites for recordings

IG-UnitySept 2 CIIG Intergroup (Zoom) Meeting All are welcome! Channel Islands Intergroup’s vision is to be a high-value Intergroup that helps the still-suffering compulsive eater, serves the membership and attracts new members, and strengthens OA as a whole. CIIG’s value is measured by its usefulness to members and meetings. Usefulness is our main product. First Thursday of every month 6:30-7:45pm PT. Join us!

Sept 5 Batten Down the Hatches: Preparing Ourselves for the Holidays Let’s review the fundamentals of recovery, including Steps 1-3, recovery requires two higher powers (not just one), using ALL the tools of the program, and sharing our collective ESH on ways we navigated the holiday season abstinently. [OARise]

yp-committeeSept 5 Young Person’s Committee MeetingAll Region 2 OAs Welcome First Sunday of every month at 5:30pm PT – Flyer – ZOOM ID 840 9609 7699 with PW 027372.
See also: YP phone meetings

togetherSept 11 Saturday Morning Guest Speaker Join us as we welcome a guest speaker who will share experience, strength and hope. The speaker recently presented at the CIIG Steps 8 & 9 Workshop (that recording will be posted soon).

AD4LSept 11 Step Ten A Design for Living | Step Speaker Series “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.” Zoom ID 200 540 624 no pw. [AD4L.info & AD4L Audio Library Melbourne, Australia] 

Sept 12 From Desperation to Transformation: A 12 Step Workshop. Our presenter will walk through her experience with all 12 steps. She has long-term abstinence, significant weight loss, and a wonderful message of recovery. Please join us on Zoom: Meeting Link Meeting ID: 876 2527 9570 PW: recovery – Flyer [Greater Atlanta OA]

Promises_091221Sept 12 The Promises of the Program 
“2nd Sunday of the Month” Workshop Zoom ID:  891 6554 0024 PW: 120912 [
OA Virtual Region]

friday-fun-danceSept 3 & 17 Friday Fellowship Dance Party We invite you to dance, shake and play—turn on your video or feel free to turn it off …you get to choose your groove! Anyone wanting to stay after and share, there will be time for that. Send your favorite song(s) to c2b@comcast.net. Click for Zoom info. 1st & 3rd Fridays12:30-1:00pm PT [OA SV]

Sept 18 20th Annual 12 Step Marathon – Speakers & time to share. For more info visit the East Bay Unity Intergroup website or contact Emma at events@eastbayoa.org. Registration LinkSuggested Donation $5-10.   

Quick-StepSept 12, 19, 26 & Oct 3 9:00-10:30am PT Continuation of 4-part Quick-Step Study & Workshop Looking to reinvigorate your program? Join us on a journey through the steps in just 4 weeks with 1.5 hours each week. The Quick-Step Study format is to read the step together, individually write on the step, followed by small group sharing on the step. The agenda is: Sept 12: Steps 1–3; Sept 19: Steps 4–5; Sept 26: Steps 6–7; Oct 3: Steps 9–12. We recommend that you attend all four days. Registration is required to receive handouts and Zoom details. See flyer. Repeats in Oct. [OA Central Ontario IG]

Sept 19 Spiritual Condition Maintenance Members share their experience, strength, and hope on how they use Steps 10, 11 & 12 to keep spiritually fit. They will outline in practical terms how they trust God, clean house, and help others over the long-term. They will share about the gifts they have received from following a simple program of action. [OARise]

pi-megaphoneSept 21 Public Information Committee MeetingBrainstorming / Training / Collaborating to get the word out about OA. All are welcome to join Public Information Reps from Intergroups across Region 2 (CA, HI, Mexico, NV) to create a campaign of attraction to people who haven’t heard of Overeaters Anonymous. Third Tuesday of every month 7:00-8:00pm PT. Flyer [OAR2]

Sept 25 Step 10—How to Turn It Around “4th Saturday of the Month” [OA Virtual Region]

Tools_HandrailsSept 25 12 Steps are the Stairway to FreedomThe Tools are the handrails. Three speakers and open sharing. Zoom link. Flyer. [SacValley IG]

Step3-OASFVSept 25 Step Three Workshop: This is the How and Why of It > Writing Materials. Step 3 opens the door to the actions in Steps 4-12. It invites you to begin changing the behaviors behind compulsive overeating. Confront your fears about giving up control. Be open to taking suggestions. Ask yourself what changes you intend to make. [OASFValley]

serenity-prayerSept 26 Serenity Prayer September | Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom. Three speakers and Q&A. Flyer | [NJIOA]

SunlightSept 26 Sunshine of Recovery Is Every day! “Summer is over but the Sunshine of Recovery is Every Day” Twelfth Step Within Quarterly Workshop sponsored by Virtual Region and Men’s Intergroup of OA • Contact Rick F. for info chair.12stepwithin@oavirutalregion.org

Sept 26 VictimizationWhen It Takes True Grit to Keep Going – Speakers & time to share…see flyer for more info. Register by emailing SoAZ.TSW.Event@gmail.com. Ninth workshop in the “12 Step Recovery” series—find series recordings here. [Southern Arizona IG].

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Aug 2021 OA Events

Check host site for info or recordings

OA-StroyAug 1  What’s Your Story? Blaze the digital highway to happy destiny! Help create a 21st century, multimedia platform for telling OA stories—new content, new design, NEW name! All OA members, meetings, special focus groups, intergroups, and regions are invited to collaborate, share our stories, and create new ideas. How can we use all forms of digital media and communications to share our strength, hope, and experience? Three sessions—also ran July 30 & 31. Flyer [OA Virtual Region]

Image by Gordon Johnson Pixabay 2028555 PixabayAug 1 What is a Spiritual Awakening Anyways? A workshop where together we will observe the unmanageability that brought us to the rooms and doing the do & the being the be of the program. We’ll discuss the fruits of the 12 steps and utilize the tools. Then take a look at the possibility of reflection, being, and allowing rest and how that can assist our doing of the do. [OARise]

yp-committeeAug 1 Young Person’s Committee Meeting – FlyerAll Region 2 OAs Welcome – First Sunday of every month 5:30pm PTSee also: YP phone meetings

pi-megaphoneAug 3 Public Information Committee MeetingAll are welcome! Help carry the message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers. First Tuesday of every month 7:00-8:00pm PT . [OAR2]

IG-UnityAug 5 CIIG Intergroup (Zoom) Meeting All are welcome! Channel Islands Intergroup’s vision is to be a high-value Intergroup that helps the still-suffering compulsive eater, serves the membership and attracts new members, and strengthens OA as a whole. CIIG’s value is measured by its usefulness to members and meetings. Usefulness is our main product. First Thursday of every month 6:30-7:45pm PT . Join us! 

Aug 8 A Threefold Disease: Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual – “2nd Sunday of the Month” Workshop Zoom ID:  891 6554 0024 PW: 120912 [OA Virtual Region]

9-bullseyeAug 8 Step 9 A Design for Living | Step Speaker Series. Zoom ID 200 540 624 no pw. Note: Series runs 2nd Sat of every month, adjusted to PT, but Aug was on Sun. See Audio Library for recording. [AD4L.info Melbourne, Australia]

Aug 8 Chat with the Region 2 Chair on Zoom. Topics: Anything regarding OA: Meetings, Service, Intergroups, 12 Traditions, 12 Concepts of Service, Region 2 Assemblies, etc. Just call in and ask your questions! Second Sunday of even months 6:00-7:00 pm PT. [OAR2]

ad4l_loveAug 14 Love & Tolerance Guest speaker shares his experience through the Big Book. Zoom 876 6262 7017 pw 273451 [AD4L Audio Library Melbourne, Australia]

Aug 15 The Prize of the Program An OA member’s experience, strength, and hope in working the OA program of recovery. Sharing what he’s discovered to be the true definition of success. [OARise]

friday-fun-danceAug 6 & 20  Friday Fellowship Dance Party 1st & 3rd Fridays We invite you to dance, shake and play—turn on your video or feel free to turn it off …you get to choose your groove! Anyone wanting to stay after and share, there will be time for that. Send your favorite song(s) to c2b@comcast.net. Click for Zoom info. [OA SV]

Aug 21 Together We Can Recover | Body Image, Relationships, and Sexuality. Three panelists will address each area of OA’s newest book. Zoom ID: 228 467 1262 PW: TWCR2021 [Central Jersey & South Jersey OA]

Recovery-RoadmapAug 21 Recovery Roadmap Three speakers, writing activities, fellowship, open sharing. Download workshop handouts: Recovery Roadmap; List of Road Stops; Writing Questions [SacValley OA]

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Aug 20-22 SPONSORSHIP DAY! Celebrated the third weekend of August, Sponsorship Day is a day set aside to acknowledge the importance of sponsoring in our fellowship. 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. Learn more at oa.org: Sponsorship | Sponsorship Success | Sponsor’s ToolboxBalanced Sponsor/Sponsee Relationship | Temporary Sponsors: Newcomers’ First Twelve Days

OALAIG-relapseAug 22 Relapse Workshop: Where do I go from here? – Recording will be posted here – Join us as we hear two fellows share their experience of rediscovering the program after relapse. Bring your Big Book, pen, and notebook. Let’s do some work and have some fun! . [LAIG]

Aug 22 Sponsorship Workshop All aspects of sponsorship discussed. Zoom Link for Meeting ID: 863 2974 5234 PW: NJOA; Dial in number +1 929 205 6099 for Meeting ID: 863 2974 5234 PW: 268562. Contact Susan (201) 960-1995 for more info. [NJIOA]

oa-wsc-cnxPromises-082821Aug 28 The Promises. OA Virtual 4th Saturday Series. [OA Virtual Region]

Aug 29 9:30-11:30am PT Sober Eating WorkshopUnderstanding Food Addiction and What Sobriety With Food Means. Join us for an in-depth honest look at food choices and behaviors which produce an allergic reaction and an alcoholic response. Zoom Meeting ID (click to join): 814 5501 6913 Passcode: 944980 [San Fernando Valley IG]

Aug 29 Sun 1:00-2:30pm PT One Day at A Time Living in the Now and How – Speakers & time to share. Register by emailing SoAZ.TSW.Event@gmail.com. Eighth workshop in the “12 Step Recovery” series—find series recordings here.  [Southern Arizona IG].

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CIIG Presents Steps 8 & 9

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A longtime member shares her experience, strength and hope on Steps Eight and Nine. Bring your Big Book, your journal, and your open mind.

  • Step 8 Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. Spiritual Principle: Self-discipline
  • Step 9 Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Spiritual Principle: Love

>> Click Here to See & Share the Workshop Flyer! <<

Zoom info

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87150116963?pwd=T1pLOEdjUlVjbkZ0N1dZbTZaem5Rdz09
Meeting ID: 871 5011 6963 Passcode: 544406
To Join via phone only: 1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

7th Tradition

Suggested Donation $5 — no one will be turned away

Use PayPal to CIIGTreasurer@gmail.com (instructions here) or
send check to CIIG, PO Box 1321, Summerland, CA 93067

For questions or more information contact Natalie G: 310 488 2893 or natalieg.oa@gmail.com.


CIIG Hosted Workshops

Channel Islands Intergroup is excited to present this series of workshops to support our Vision, Priorities & Goals based on results of our Member Survey. Workshop podcasts are available under the name OA Channel Islands on the following listening platforms: Spotify; AnchorBreakerPocket Casts; and RadioPublic.

Step 1 Presentation and Q&A – June 14, 2020
Step 2 Workshop from 8-16-20
Step 3 Workshop from 10-4-20
Step 4 Workshop from January 31, 2021
Steps 5-7 Workshop from 3-28-21

July 2021 OA Events

Events are added as announced…keep coming back for updates!

Tradition 7: Every OA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. Spiritual principleResponsibility


Previous Events > Check Host Site for Info & Recordings

IG-UnityJuly 1 6:30-7:45pm PT CIIG Intergroup (Zoom) Meeting All are welcome! Channel Islands Intergroup’s vision is to be a high-value Intergroup that helps the still-suffering compulsive eater, serves the membership and attracts new members, and strengthens OA as a whole. CIIG’s value is measured by its usefulness to members and meetings. Usefulness is our main product. Join us!

sharosh-rajasekher-BIR-C7RSNzI-unsplash (1)July 4 Spiritual Independence | LAIG July 4th Party It’s party time!! Join us as we celebrate spiritual independence. Four keynote speakers will share how they’ve experienced spiritual liberation.

July 4 Freedom from Food Addiction – Come celebrate our freedom from food addiction. Together we can do what we could never do alone!! Let’s explore how we got to freedom, what we have tried that hasn’t worked as well, what we maybe know we need to try but are simply not willing to do, yet. [OA RISE]

July 4 OA founder Rozanne’s story An audio recording will be played over Zoom TODAY at 5pm Pacific. In addition to listening to Rozanne’s story, long timers who knew Rozanne will speak. Zoom ID: 863 1665 1362 Zoom Passcode: 2020

July 4 5:30pm PT Young Person’s Committee Meeting – All Region 2 OAs Welcome First Sunday of Every Month See also: YP phone meetings

pi-megaphoneJuly 6 7:00-8:00pm PT Public Information Committee Meeting – all are welcome! Help carry the message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers. [OAR2]

oar2-2021-conventionJuly 9-11 R2 Convention | Flyer | At-a-Glance Schedule 

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July 10 Step 8 Step Speaker Series. [AD4L.info Melbourne, Australia]

July 11 What Does It Really Mean to Surrender? “2nd Sunday” Workshop [OA Virtual Region]

friday-fun-danceJuly 2 & 16 12:30-1:00pm PT Friday Fellowship Dance Party 1st & 3rd Fridays We invite you to dance, shake and play—turn on your video or feel free to turn it off …you get to choose your groove! Anyone wanting to stay after and share, there will be time for that. Send your favorite song(s) to c2b@comcast.net. Click for Zoom info. [OA SV]

CFBJuly 17 10:00-11:30am PT Compulsive Food Behaviors | 12-Step Recovery Panel. What does compulsive food behaviors mean? How do you work a program of recovery to abstain from these behaviors? Join OAs from around the world as we hear from a panel who will share their experience, strength, and hope specifically on working 12-steps around compulsive food behaviors. [DC-Metro Area IG]

July 17 10:00am-12:000pm PT Sunlight of the Spirit | Summer Speaker Marathon. Inspiring speakers share their experience, strength and hope. Come celebrate with us! [Seattle OA]

AD4L_12July 17 3:30-5:00pm PT A Way of Life | Living in Steps 10, 11, 12 – A workshop on the daily practice of living in Steps 10, 11, and 12. [AD4L.info Melbourne, Australia]

4th-ociJuly 18 8:30am-12:30pm OA Virtual 4th Step Workshop – Please RSVP by July 11 to oasaturday12@gmail.com.

question mark rock by Ana MunicioJuly 18 11:00am-1:00pm PT Am I Worth “It”? What Is Your “IT”? Am-I-Worth-It-questionsEvent Flyer [NJIOA]

CIIG_Steps8-9July 18 1:00-3:00pm PT Channel Islands Intergroup Presents Steps 8 & 9 Workshop A longtime member shares her experience, strength and hope on Steps Eight and Nine. Bring your Big Book, your journal, and your open mind. Flyer [CIIG]

cropped-rise-small-1-300x116-1July 18 1:00-4:00pm PT God – Contempt Prior to Investigation [OA RISE]

selfJuly 24 Sat 9:30am-11:00am PT Bondage to Self4th Saturday Workshop” [OA Virtual Region]

July 25 A New Day in Recovery: Steps 7, 8, 9. Speakers on Steps 7, 8, 9, time for writing and shares, gentle stretching. Zoom link. [SOAR8]

changeJuly 25 Change Take the Steps to Change12 Step Recovery workshop with two speakers and time to share. Recording will be posted mid-Aug at oasouthernaz.org. Questions? Send email to Joy V’M at SoAZ.12thStepWithin@gmail.com. Sponsored by the 12th Step Within Committees of the SoAZ Intergroup of OA & OA San Fernando Valley. Flyer [OASFV]

welcomeJuly 28 Newcomer Night | Info & Free Registration  [OA Silicon Valley]
6:00-7:00pm PT “This is OA” presentation, OA member panel, open Q&A
7:00-8:00pm PT Breakout rooms: talk 1:1 with members who can help!

July 30 A Spiritual Awakening the result of working the steps: Steps 10, 11, 12. Three OA members will share their stories of transformation through working the 12 steps and how that step and its promises were part of their spiritual awakening. Completes the ‘Fridays in July’ series—check recordings for Steps 1, 2, 3 on July 16 & Steps 4-9 on July 23. [Houston Metro IG]

OA-Stroy

July 30 & 31  What’s Your Story? Blaze the digital highway to happy destiny! Help create a 21st century, multimedia platform for telling OA stories—new content, new design, NEW name! All OA members, meetings, special focus groups, intergroups, and regions are invited to collaborate, share our stories, and create new ideas. How can we use all forms of digital media and communications to share our strength, hope, and experience? Workshop repeats—also Sun Aug 1. Flyer [OA Virtual Region]

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July 31 A Life of Purpose and Joy | A Study of Step 12 Whether you are a seasoned old-timer, starting out, or starting over, studying Step 12 will open you to a life beyond your wildest dreams! We explore Step 12 and discover all the gifts in Spiritual Awakening, Carrying the Message, and Practicing the Principles. Flyer [OA BRIG]

June 2021 OA Events

Events are added as announced…keep coming back for updates!

Tradition 6: An OA group ought never endorse, finance or lend the OA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose. Spiritual principleSolidarity


Check host site for recording or more info

pi-megaphoneJune 1 7:00-8:00pm PT Public Information Committee Meeting – all are welcome! Help carry the message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers. [OAR2]

IG-UnityJune 3 6:30-7:45pm PT CIIG Intergroup (Zoom) Meeting All are welcome! Channel Islands Intergroup’s vision is to be a high-value Intergroup that helps the still-suffering compulsive eater, serves the membership and attracts new members, and strengthens OA as a whole. CIIG’s value is measured by its usefulness to members and meetings. Usefulness is our main product. Join us!

June 5 Big Book Workshop | Doctor’s Opinion & Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 Hosted by Melbourne, Australia OA “A Design for Living” A workshop presented by OA members with long term recovery who share their experience, strength and hope, through the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. 5+ hours Recording will be posted

June 6 5:30pm PT Young Person’s Committee Meeting First Sunday of Every Month – All Region 2 OAs Welcome See also: YP phone meetings

June 6 ​​Remembering Our Powerlessness RIDING the WAVES…working your program in good times and bad times. Hear members share their experience, strength and hope. Writing opportunity & small group sharing. [Connecticut Intergroup Recordings ]

June 6 Growing My Faith & Strengthening My Spirituality [OA RISE]

June 12 Avoiding PRE—lapse: How to Nurture Continued Abstinence Relapse generally begins well before the compulsive food behavior or the first compulsive bite. Isn’t it time you learned to recognize the signs of impending relapse? Join us at this enlightening workshop to learn how to avoid a PRE-lapse and develop skills that are needed to nurture continued abstinence and recovery from compulsive eating and compulsive eating behaviors [OA Silicon Valley] Recording will be posted here.

June 12 Same Steps. Same Tools, New Beginnings (registration) Meditation, Speakers, Workshops – Dallas Metroplex IG Convention & Fundraiser | DMIOA Convention Flyer

June 12 Experience the Traditions in Daily Living – A Journaling workshop – flyer – Discover how the Traditions relate to OA as a whole, learn about using the Traditions to improve your personal relationships, and learn strategies to use the Traditions to deal with the inner “committee” [SouthBay IG]

June 13 Sponsor-Sponsee Connection Zoom ID 891 6554 0024 pw: 120912 [OA Virtual Region]

June 13 6:00-7:00 pm PT Chat with the Region 2 Chair on Zoom. Topics: Anything regarding OA Region 2 Assemblies, Intergroups, Meetings, Service, 12 Traditions, 12 Concepts of Service, etc. Just call in and ask your questions! [OAR2]

friday-fun-danceJune 4 & 18 12:30-1:00pm PT Friday Fellowship Dance Party 1st & 3rd Fridays We invite you to dance, shake and play—turn on your video or feel free to turn it off …you get to choose your groove! Anyone wanting to stay after and share, there will be time for that. Send your favorite song(s) to c2b@comcast.net. Click for Zoom info. [OA SV]

Sponsor-SponseeJune 19 Sponsorship: The Ultimate Experience OA speakers from the USA share their experience, strength, and hope. Whether you are a sponsor, want a sponsor, or want to sponsor, this workshop is for you! See & Share the Flyer [OA Peninsula IG]

  • Main Session: 12-Day Sponsorship & Other Tools
  • Breakouts: How to Sponsor Habitual Relapsers | Finding the Right Sponsor | Types of Sponsorship | When and How to Change Sponsors | Using the Tools in Sponsorship | How your Meeting Can Support Sponsorship

June 19 Carrying the Message Workshop – Learn the “Elevator talk” | (Everyone’s doing it) | Interesting Scenarios Posed | Share the Message Concisely to anyone—including your doctor or random encounters | Breakout Rooms to Practice | Fears Addressed. Questions? Email CarryingTheMessageWorkshop@gmail.com [Region One Public information Professional Outreach Committee On Zoom]

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June 26 Anonymity as a Spiritual Principle [OA Virtual Region]

Big BookJune 26-27  Find Abstinence Through the Big Book 16th annual webcast. Speaker go into detail on actively working all 12 steps. The Step 4–9 inventory process is taught with hands-on real-world examples. Registration required. Suggested donation $5.00. For more info please see Unity Intergroup or email Bob at bonasachs@gmail.com.

TriggersJune 27 Know Your Triggers Two speakers share their internal & external triggers. You will have an opportunity to identify your triggers and write an action plan to manage them. Event Flyer | Internal Triggers Handout | Triggers Mgmnt Handout [NJIOA]

May 2021 OA Events

Events are added as announced…keep coming back for updates!

Tradition 5: Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry its message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers. Spiritual principlePurpose


Previous Events—Check Host Site for Recordings

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May 1 A 12-Step Workshop on Body Imageflyer: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…through whose eyes do you see your body? Bring a writing journal, AA Big Book, AA 12×12, and OA 12×12. Suggested donation $5. [Southbay OA]

May 2 “How I Found God”flyer: Six Speakers | Breakout Rooms | Q & A From Sea to Shining Sea: A Special Workshop hosted by The North Jersey & Los Angeles Intergroups of OA. Join us for an interactive virtual workshop to strengthen your relationship with God. Fellows from around the country will share their experience in making conscious contact with a higher power of their understanding. See & Share 

love-togetherMay 2 Sponsoring Chronic Slippers: A Big Book Workshop for Chronic Slippers—those who are slipping themselves AND those who want to be of service to those of us who have slipped for years and are still struggling to get abstinent. We’ll discuss how love and forgiveness can support abstinence. [OA RISE]

pi-megaphoneMay 4 7:00-8:00 pm PT Public Information Committee Meeting – all are welcome! Help carry the message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.

IG-UnityMay 6 6:30-7:45pm PT CIIG Intergroup (Zoom) Meeting All are welcome! Channel Islands Intergroup’s vision is to be a high-value Intergroup that helps the still-suffering compulsive eater, serves the membership and attracts new members, and strengthens OA as a whole. CIIG’s value is measured by its usefulness to members and meetings. Usefulness is our main product. Join us!

May 8 “Day of Sharing > Asking for Help” – speakers from Tallahassee (host city) and St. Paul.

forgivenessMay 8 Forgive and Live Forgiveness Workshopflyer [Inland Empire IG] 

May 9 “Relieve me of the bondage of self” – Losing our ego and realigning our will. [OA Virtual]

May 9 6:00-7:00 pm PT Chat with the Region 2 Chair on Zoom. Topics: Anything regarding OA Region 2 Assemblies, Intergroups, Meetings, Service, 12 Traditions, 12 Concepts of Service, etc. Just call in and ask your questions! [OAR2]

May 13 Help! I’m a Sponsor—Now What? Central Indiana Intergroup hosts a sponsorship panel with speakers, Q&A, and support to help you learn everything you wanted to know about sponsorship but were afraid to ask.

tim-mossholder-DZcZ4Kskq6U-unsplashMay 16 Doing the Do, Being the Be. A workshop where together we will observe the unmanageability that brought us to the rooms and doing the do & the being the be of the program. We will discuss the fruits of the 12 steps and utilize the tools. Then take a look at the possibility of reflection, being, and allowing rest and how that can assist our doing of the do. I am excited to share a safe space with you. [OA Rise]

friday-fun-danceMay 21 12:30-1:00pm PT Friday Fellowship Dance Party 1st & 3rd Fridays We invite you to dance, shake and play—turn on your video or feel free to turn it off …you get to choose your groove! Anyone wanting to stay after and share, there will be time for that. Send your favorite song(s) to c2b@comcast.net. Click for Zoom info. [OA Silicon Valley IG]

May 22 9:30-11:00am PT “Service and Recovery” – 4th Saturday e-Workshops [OA Virtual]

Recovery_BMSMay 22 Recovery of the Body, Mind & Spirit Workshop Come hear three speakers share about their recovery for each different area: mind, body, and spirit. The suggested donation is $5 but no one will be turned away. [Sac Valley IG]

May 29 Abstinence No Matter What Learn the difference between abstinence and a food plan and so much more! – Flyer  [San Fernando IG]

May 31 Memorial Day Phone MarathonSpiritual Principle of Tradition 5- Purpose ~ How Do I Carry  the Message of Recovery? Meetings run every hour from 5:00am-9:00pm PT around regularly scheduled meetings. Marathons are on the Pacific Sunrise OA meeting phone 712.432.5200 with pin 4285115#.

April 2021 OA Events

Tradition 4: Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or OA as a whole. Spiritual principle: Autonomy

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friday-fun-danceApril 1st & 3rd Fridays: Friday Fellowship Dance Party We invite you to dance, shake and play—turn on your video or feel free to turn it off …you get to choose your groove! Anyone wanting to stay after and share, there will be time for that. Send your favorite song(s) to c2b@comcast.net. Click for Zoom info. [OA Silicon Valley IG]

spiritualApr 4 Struggling in Program: Trudging the Road of Happy Destiny Two members share experience, strength, and hope around struggle within Program. They talk about abstinence, struggle, relapse, and recovery in their lives—and about the actions that help them deal with life’s challenges on a day-to-day basis. Time for questions and feedback from listeners. [OA RISE]

April 6 R2 Public Outreach Service Monthly Public Information call (7:00pm-8:00pm PT): support, brainstorming, training, collaborating in all things Public Outreach. [OAR2]

Big Book Step StudyApril 11 A Spiritual Toolkit (Zoom info on flyer) Hear from 3 members for 10 minutes each; Questions for the speakers and open sharing time to follow. [OA Virtual IG]

April 11 6:00-7:00 pm PT Chat with the Region 2 Chair on Zoom. Topics: Anything regarding OA Region 2 Assemblies, Intergroups, Meetings, Service, 12 Traditions, 12 Concepts of Service, etc. Just call in and ask your questions! [OAR2]

taylor-heery-GiTCeEq0pwY-unsplashApril 17 The Joy of Living Six Speakers share on how they’re experiencing JOY as a result of practicing the program of recovery outlined in our literature. There will be time for 3 minute pitches. [OA LAIG]

Spring-into-RecoveryApr 16-18 Fri -Sun Spring Into Action! Virtual Weekend Retreat.
Two invited presenters will share their experience living the OA 12 Step Program of Recovery. Two different tracks to participate in with workshops on topics such as: Stop eating your feelings; Developing a Plan of Eating/Action Plan; Living in Recovery: Steps 4-9 as a Trauma and/or Abuse Survivor; and Carrying the Message in All Our Affairs—plus specialty workshops on Meditation, Yoga, etc. Registration is $28.16 USD. See Event Flyer and Registration Site for more details and contact Sonoma County OA Intergroup with any questions. 

balanceApril 18 Flexibility Alongside Discipline
Initially beginning a disciplined relationship with our primary love object, our food, seems similar to starting any other diet. Later as the body and mind clear and we grow along spiritual lines, we learn about mindful eating, portion control, and leaning in to longing as well as joy. Then we are moving toward establishing a more moderate relationship with food and life becomes more balanced and food plans become more moderate. Do you agree or disagree? Want to learn more about this from longtime members? Join them to discuss and develop organic and sensual experiences to continue living a recovery centered life with less fear and more joy. [OA RISE]

April 24 After Relapse…Recovery Is Possible – flyer

April 24  Let’s Make a Meal” Bingo – Fundraiser for San Fernando Valley IG – tickets $12 or $20

Apr 23-25 Serenity Retreat :: The Big Book Comes Alive for OA [OASV] See & Share Flyer

  • Find Serenity :: Over the course of 3 days and 5 spiritually uplifting sessions, you will get the opportunity to rework the Twelve Steps and reawaken your heart to the experience of happy, joyous, and free!
  • Fit Spiritual Condition :: Join us for an experience that will help to strengthen your abstinence and grow your recovery to live a more expansive and abundant life through working the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous. 

recovery-connectedApril 25  Super Sunday Recovery During COVID-19: Physically Distant But Socially Connected – Flyer – Suggested donation $6 but no one will be turned away. Sponsored by St. Luis OA Abstinence First/Newcomer Meeting

March 2021 OA Events

Events are added as announced…keep coming back for updates!

Tradition 3: The only requirement for OA membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.
Spiritual principle: Identity


CIIG Zoom Meetings Contest

All month! Click for regions & contest info


Outreach Service OpportunitiesMarch 31 Wednesdays 6:00 pm -7:00 pm CIIG Outreach CommitteeWe need you to join us in fun and fellowship to get outreach projects from concept to reality! Currently meeting Wednesdays as we get started. Please reach out even if you can’t attend the meeting—you can contribute ideas & project work outside of the committee meeting! Click here to learn more


Previous Events

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March 2 R2 Public Outreach Service Monthly Public Information call support, brainstorming, training, collaborating in all things Public Outreach. [OAR2]

friday-fun-danceMar 5 & 19 New! 1st & 3rd Fridays: Friday Fellowship Dance Party We invite you to turn on your video or feel free to turn it off and just dance, shake and play. You get to choose your groove! Anyone wanting to stay after and share, there will be time for that as well. Send your favorite song(s) to c2b@comcast.net. Click for Zoom info. [OA Silicon Valley IG]

March 6 Perseverance: Working the Program Through Good Times and Bad. Five men and women from various places in North America each speak for approx. 60 min, followed by time to share for 20 minutes and then a 10-minute break. For info, contact easterniowaintergroup@gmail.com. [Promises of Eastern Iowa IG]

March 6 Young People’s Retreat “Entire Psychic Change”
Twelve hours of recovery! Topics relevant to young people in OA (defined as ages 18-30 and/or having come into OA at those ages)—however, all ages are welcome! • The entire personality change experienced as the result of working the steps • Many members, many kinds of eating disorders • Coming of age in OA: navigating college, parties, dating & relationships as a young person • What keeps us coming back: fellowship, service, home groups, and more • Higher power of your own understanding + spiritual awakening vs. spiritual experience • Emotional sobriety: What is it, and how do I get it? • Sponsoring: We can’t keep what we don’t freely give away • Threefold recovery: physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual. [Metrowest, Serenity in the Desert , and Foothills Intergroups]

let-it-goMarch 7 The Twelve Steps and Forgiveness We release the past so that we are free in this moment for all that is possible now….We are a sponsor and sponsee, both OA long-timers, who have found incredible peace through forgiveness and working the 12 Steps of Overeaters Anonymous. [OA RISE]

writingMarch 13 What Does Writing Have to Do With Abstinence? …food plans, inventories, lists, journaling, drawing, … “Putting our thoughts and feelings down on paper, or describing a troubling incident, helps us to better understand our actions and reactions in a way that is often not revealed to us by simply thinking or talking about them.” (OA Tools of Recovery Pamphlet, p. 4) [N.VA IG]

Courage-to-changeMarch 14 Courage to Change the Things I Can “2nd Sunday Workshop” Hear from 3 members for 10 minutes each; Questions for the speakers and open sharing time to follow. [OA Virtual IG]

Mar 19-20 R2 Spring Assembly: New Frontiers – all are welcome! The Assembly Packet is your indispensable “map” to the R2 Spring Assembly, including agenda, minutes of the previous meeting, board and committee reports, and important motions that will be voted on at the upcoming assembly.​

March 19-21 Let Your Recovery Bloom! Region 3 Convention & Assembly Program 
Three streams providing a variety of topics, formats and speakers.
1) Stepping through your Recovery Garden – A Walk through the Steps
2) Zoom Stream of Topic Based Recovery Meeting
3) An Open Hospitality Zoom Hangout Room, where you can find a friend to chat, play a virtual game, or find some serenity and solace as needed.

promisesMarch 21 1:00-4:00pm PT Promises, Promises – 164 pages of ‘em! At many OA meetings, a lot of members hear ‘the 9th step promises’ read before the close. What a lot us don’t realize is, that there are a whole bunch of ‘Promises’ peppered all thru the first 164 pages of the Big Book from “Bill’s Story” to “A Vision for You”! Join us as we find them & talk about where they are. The amount of hope in these ‘Promises’ thru out the BB is absolutely amazing. Guaranteed! [OA RISE]

March 27 Newcomers: A New Path to Live Two members will speak for 15 minutes each, followed by time for questions for the speakers and open sharing.  OA Virtual Regioncasey-horner-7FHN1gFyf9I-unsplash

ongoing Saturdays  Working All Twelve Steps!  Are you ready? Do you want support? Using Overeaters Anonymous. Twelve Step Workshop and Study Guide. First meeting is an introduction. [OA Virtual TSW]

March 28 1CIIG Presents: Fitting the Pieces Together
Fitting  • See Event Page for details & share the flyer: CIIG Presents Steps 5 thru 7
A Workshop Exploring Steps 5, 6, & 7 and sharing our experience, strength, and hope. You will need AA and OA literature,  note paper, colored markers, a few small rocks or feathers, colored paper, Willingness (or willing to be willing) (or willing to be willing to be willing), and Hope.