Let your creative juices flow. Submit your logo design for the Channel Islands Intergroup

Calling all artists. The Channel Islands Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous is seeking a creative logo unique to our area. Need inspiration? Check out Google image (keyword search Overeaters Anonymous) for great ideas from other regions. If you are interested in submitting a logo contact Elaine S at 909 908-7069.


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 www.oabirthday.org 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

OA Men’s Retreat, August 17-19

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OA Men’s Retreat
The 25th Annual Southern California OA Men’s Stag Retreat
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 17 – 19, 2012

You can also register Online at: oamensretreat.org

“La Casa de Maria” 800 El Bosque Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108. La Casa de Maria retreat center is located approximately 90 miles North of Los Angeles, CA in the Montecito Hills overlooking Santa Barbara. Also, a short taxi ride from the Santa Barbara AMTRAK station. For more, visit their website at: www.lacasademaria.org

For further info, please contact: Dave B. at (619) 224-4500 – or – Don B. at (619) 889-7893 email: davebirge66@gmail.com – or – debroudy@cox.net

Who are the leaders? Jim F. (Orange County), who has 14 years in OA, 19 years in AA (and Dr. Paul was his sponsor). Rex M. (San Diego), 16 years in OA. Both are maintaining a healthy body weight.

What is the cost? Only $230 per man. Vacation resorts in Santa Barbara often charge that much per night!

What do I get?
1) A weekend of fellowship with other men in recovery in the tranquility of beautiful and spacious grounds.
2) Retreat leaders who have worked all 12 Steps and want to help your recovery.
3) Two (2) nights lodging and four (4) meals, which include breakfast, lunch & dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday morning.

When does it start? Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30pm Friday night.

Will there be any other activities available? During the Saturday afternoon break you can hike, swim, bird watch, play tennis, volleyball or basketball, or just relax and meditate. Massages are available for a fee to La Casa.

Why should I go? Dozens of men have gotten abstinence at this retreat. Many others come every year to reenergize their program. This is the 22nd year of the retreat. Recovery happens here!

Body Image Workshop June 2nd

Body Image Workshop 2012 – June 2 (flyer)

Bring a writing, journal, a Big Book, AA 12 x 12, OA 12 x 12

Date: June 2, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm (register at door – 12:30pm)
Location: La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, CA 91214

Directions: From 210 West, Take La Crescenta Exit/17B right on La Crescenta, left on Foothill From 210 East, Take the Pennsylvania Ave, Exit 17A left on Pennsylvania, right on Foothill

Contact: Gail – 818.244.2941

Donation $10

24nd Annual Southern California OA Men’s Stag Retreat

Dozens of men have gotten abstinence at this retreat. Many others come every year to reenergize their program. This is the 24nd year of the retreat. Recovery happens here!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 19, 20 & 21, 2011 at La Casa de Maria
(800 El Bosque Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108).

For further information, please contact: Dave B. at (619) 224-4500 or email davebirge66@gmail.com; or Don B. at (619) 889-7893 or email debroudy@cox.net.

Visit the website for online registration: www.oamensretreat.org

Attached is the flyer (PDF)

OA Birthday Party! Feb. 4-6 in L.A.

The 51st Annual OA Birthday Party
February 4-6, 2011
Radisson Westside L.A. Hotel
Culver City, CA

What is the Birthday Party?
The annual OA Birthday Party is a three day celebration of OA’s founding in Los Angeles in 1960. Every year hundreds (over 500 in recent years — and 700 or more expected this year) of recovering compulsive overeaters from around the world gather to celebrate both the event and their recovery. Many of the fellowship’s longest standing members attend and speakers and workshop leaders often have 20, 30 and 40 years of recovery.
Last year’s Birthday Party was one of the biggest events ever — over 750 members attended to hear Rozanne S. and many others talk about their recovery!

Click here for the L.A. Intergroup OA Birthday Party page for more info.