15 Session Workshop on the Twelve Steps

Workshop on the Twelve Steps
“A 15-session workshop designed to help participants
achieve and maintain abstinence through working all Twelve Steps.”

THURSDAYS from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

3/25/21- 7/1/21

*Introductory Session Thursday, MARCH 25th*

● This is a closed workshop for 6 to 15 participants.
● No new members may join after the Introductory Session.
● Participants commit to attend and fully participate in ALL sessions.
● Introductory session workshop sessions will be held via Zoom.

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Staying Abstinent on the Day of Love

OA 24 hour Speaker-Zoom-A-thon Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2021, 6 am Sunday ‘til 6 am Monday, Eastern Time, USA

24 HOURS packed with meetings, fellowship, a dance, OA Bingo, & solid abstinence!
Come join us and share your experience, strength and hope! Together we can get through these holi-daze abstinently! Invite your friends. Pass the word.

Suggested donation of $5 at oapinellas.org

Meeting ID: 959 959 1828
Passcode: 718863
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SOAR 8 Workshop – A New Day in Recovery, January 17

Please join us for “A New Day In Recovery”
An Interactive Workshop presented by the
Twelfth-Step-Within  Committee of Region 8

What:  “A New Day In Recovery”
An Interactive Workshop on Steps 1 through 3

When:   Sunday – January 17, 2021
Time:     2 pm to 4:30 pm (EST)

Where:  Zoom
Meeting ID: 868 2187 1530
Passcode: 121212

Join Zoom Meeting


  • Speakers on Steps 1, 2 and 3
  • Time for writing
  • Time for sharing
  • A gentle stretching break

Please have paper and pen available and  wear comfortable clothing.

OA’s Twelfth Step Within Day-December 12th, 2020

Every December 12th, Overeater Anonymous groups and service boards around the world celebrate and plan events for Twelfth Step Within Day, a day to support the still-suffering compulsive eater within our Fellowship.

Here are some actions to take:

  • Make as many outreach calls as you can by 12 noon!
  • Reach out to a member (s) you haven’t seen in a Zoom meeting in awhile.
  • Write an article, a poem, or share your thoughts on the 12th step, 12th tradition, 12th promise, or 12th principle.
  • Use the day to reflect on the strength of your own recovery,
  • Write down twelve actions that will support your recovery and the recovery
  • Share the list.
  • Write an article for your service body’s newsletter.
  • Did you hear someone on a meeting share something that was causing them distress, or pain/struggle. Why not reach out to them after the meeting. Ask for their number in the Chat feature on Zoom.
  • Call a sponsee who is struggling with the physical, emotional, or spiritual part of recovery.


We can offer our honesty, experience, strength, hope, support and encouragement to a member who is struggling in program.  On December 12th, reach out and help a fellow in program who may still be sick and suffering!


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.


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/.

2020 World Service Convention Canceled/Postponed

Due to ongoing public health and economic changes, the 2020 World Service Convention, scheduled for August 20–22 in Orlando, Florida USA, has been canceled.

Refunds of registration and banquet fees will be processed over the next few weeks and will be issued in the same manner in which payment was made. Please allow the WSO staff one month to complete the refund process. For those who have made hotel reservations, the hotel will cancel your reservation and send you a cancellation confirmation.

World Service Convention will be rebooked for August 2021 and will take place at the same hotel in Orlando. The tentative new dates are August 26–28, 2021.

Please check oa.org for updates and join the Convention email list at conventioninfo@oa.org. In your email, include your full name, email address, state/province/territory, and country. Your information will be kept confidential to the World Service Office.

Announcement from World Service

Dear OA Intergroups and Service Boards,

During the 2020 WSBC, a vacancy was declared on the Board of Trustees, specifically for a General Service Trustee.  In accordance with the Bylaws of Overeaters Anonymous, the Board of Trustees may appoint a qualified member to serve through WSBC 2021. In order to best serve OA as a whole, it is important to make this appointment as quickly as possible.

A complete job description and application can be downloaded from the WSO website at https://oa.org/groupsservice-bodies/world-service/board-of-trustees/. The completed applications must be received at the World Service Office by June 1, 2020. Please let it be known throughout your area that the Board of Trustees is soliciting qualified applicants who are willing to fill the position.  It is the intention of the board to appoint a new General Service Trustee as soon as possible after that date.

We are soliciting names to fill the vacancy through the end of WSBC 2021. If you should have any questions about this appointment process, please do not hesitate to contact the World Service Office.

Yours in OA service,

Bonnie Lewsaw
Chairman of the Board