New Contact Information for Intergroup

Our Intergroup is made up of volunteers who play a variety of roles to further the business of the intergroup, participate in connections to other service bodies and reach out to those who are still suffering.  At the present time, there is no office manager.

Please make note of the following contact information for future reference:

New Mailing Address:

Greater Atlanta O.A. Office Inc.
650 Ponce De Leon Ave Ste. 300 #2392
Atlanta, GA 30308

Contributions:

Zelle is a bank-to-bank transaction that is Free for the sender and recipient. It is done through your own banking institution.  Send contributions Via Zelle  to gaoaig.treasurer1@gmail.com

Contributions may still be made by check, to the address, above, or by PayPal. To contribute using PayPal, please use the button on https://atlantaoa.org/contributions-7th-tradition/

Emails:

Due to chronic issues with our previous email host, please DO NOT USE the old emails of treasurer@atlantaoa.org or oaoffice@atlantaoa.org    These are now forwarding to new emails, so things won’t get lost, but it would be good to phase them out.

Co-Chair 1:  Eileen H  gaoaig.cochair1@gmail.com

Co-Chair 2: Jacquie R. gaoaig.cochair2@gmail.com

Treasurer: May L. gaoaig.treasurer1@gmail.com

Secretary: Jane K. caoaig.secretary@gmail.com

Parliamentarian: Lillian gaoaig.parliamentarian@gmail.com

2023 5th Saturday ‘The Tool of Service’ workshop series

Greater Atlanta OA Intergroup presents

The Tool of Service

2023 5th Saturday Virtual Workshops

Our interactive format allows for Q&A, and it’s fun as well as informative! Ever wonder how to increase participation in your service body, or why you even need to be of service?

GAOAIG The Tool of Service Workshop series flyer

Join us on Zoom— and find out!

Login Info: https://bit.ly/3e6jdtL
ID: 431 394 3661
PW: serenity

10:30a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

5th Saturday Meeting Topics­­­­:
04/29/2023 Getting Volunteers & Structure
07/29/2023 Where do I Fit In?
09/30/2023 FAQs about Service
12/30/2023 ABC’s & DEF’s of Service

2023 5th Saturday ‘The Tool of Service’ workshop series. PNG
2023 5th Saturday ‘The Tool of Service’ workshop series. PDF

Newcomers Packet and other Free Downloads Now Available

The newcomer is the most important person in Overeaters Anonymous, so there is great news! The newcomer pamphlet is now available as a free download.  Please share this information.

Where Do I Start? newcomer’s pamphlet:  https://oa.org/app/uploads/2022/06/where-do-i-start-everything-a-newcomer-needs-to-know.pdf 

Additional free downloads:

Quick links to more Bookstore resources

Face-to-Face Meetings at Galano Club

Three meetings that were meeting in the Overeaters Anonymous office are now located at Galano Club,  585 Dutch Valley Road NE Atlanta, GA 30324, near Piedmont Park. The club is following CDC guidelines, which presently means masks are required. Parking is available in the building lot and also along adjoining streets.

-The Spirituality Meeting on Sundays at 10:30 am is a hybrid meeting (both face-to-face and online). The group meets in Room 4.

– The Monday Noon group meets 12:00 noon in Room 2.This is a Big Book and 12 Step study.

-The Saturday 9:00 am group meets in Room 2. The group rotates 12 step study and speaker meetings.

-A new Wednesday Noon group meets 12:00 noon in Room 2. Format is TBD.

 

 

 

Region 8 Fall Convention Recordings Now Available

Thanks for patiently bearing with us as we uploaded all the audio from the Region 8 Fall Convention. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in making our Convention amazing! Special thanks to Kelley B for her work editing all the audio you hear below.

A couple of workshops did not get recordings due to technical issues, but the rest are here for you to listen to. You can download or listen streaming here:

  • Open Convention/Friday Night Speaker (Download)
  • Neurodiversity/Disabilities (Download)
  • LGBTQ+ Experience (Download)
  • Black, Asian and Pacific Islanders’ Experience (Download)
  • Afternoon Main Speaker (Download)
  • Spanish/Portuguese Language Experience (Download)
  • Secular OA (Download)
  • Keynote Main Speaker (Download)
  • OA Unity Meeting (Download)
  • Steps 1-2-3 (Not Available)
  • Steps 4-5-6 (Not Available)
  • Steps 7-8-9 (Download)
  • Steps 10-11-12 (Download)
  • Young People (Download)
  • 100 Pounders (Download)
  • Bulimia/Anorexia (Download)
  • Sunday Close with Main Speaker (Download)
  • Diversity of Food Plans (Download)
  • Men’s Experience (Download)
  • OAGAIG Idea Sharing Meeting (Download)

For reference, here is the conference schedule.

Newcomer Brochure Now Available as e-Doc

 

OA’s pamphlet for newcomers, Where Do I Start? is now available as an ebooklet for just one dollar online. Download the pamphlet in Amazon kindle format, Apple books, or Barnes and Noble Nook format.

If you prefer a hard copy and are a newcomer or want to give one to a newcomer, please contact Eileen H, PIPO Chair.

NOW AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK: WHERE DO I START? — OA’s Newcomer Pamphlet

Temporary Sponsors: Newcomer’s First Twelve Days

Consider being a temporary sponsor for Newcomers!

What is the purpose of the First Twelve Days in OA?

• 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.
• To help sponsees learn how the OA recovery program might help them to stop hurting themselves with food.
• To 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.

The new Temporary Sponsors: Newcomers’ First Twelve Days is now posted online. This is new Conference-approved literature. 

Here is the direct link: https://oa.org/group-resources-list/temporary-sponsors-newcomers-first-twelve-days/.

Virtual Meetings during COVID-19

Please read this update with Zoom information for many meetings.

We have set up a steering committee to help individual groups set up virtual meetings, through Zoom or Facebook, and we strongly suggest that each group consider doing this as a substitute format during this time.

Virtual meeting steering committee

Bill V.            678-358-4906
Mary Ann     404-520-9915
Chuck          770-312-9956

The steering committee can help you set the meeting up and put the link on our website on the meeting list page.  Individuals can then be directed to this page and can virtually attend any meeting they choose.

Remember, this pandemic is a part of HP’s plan even though we may not understand why.  Our job is to continue to do our footwork, do our best, and leave the results to HP.

Let’s continue to support one another, reach out to one another, and focus on being of service to those around us.

Please continue to reach out to the board with suggestions and stories of experience, strength, and hope!

Greater Atlanta OA Intergroup Board

Navigating the OA Bookstore

Literature is an important tool for recovery! Some folks have reported challenges finding specific resources on the official OA Bookstore, so….

Here’s a guide with some quick links to key resources.

Did you know that OA even has some resources available for digital download or on mp3 files or audio CD’s?

In addition, if you like to use an e-reader, Amazon and Barnes and Noble have some books available in e-reader format. Some books are available in the library, too.

Don’t forget that public information/public outreach materials are available in the Intergroup Office in the plastic file drawers on top of the file cabinets. Let’s all reach out!