Face-to-Face Meetings at Galano Club

Three meetings that were meeting in the Overeaters Anonymous office are moving to Galano Club, located at 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 began meeting at Galano January 16, 2022 and meets in Room 4.

– The Monday Noon group will start at the club on February 7, 12:00 noon in Room 2. At present this is a Big Book study.

-The Saturday 9:00 am group will start at the club on February 5 in Room 2. The group rotates 12 step study and speaker meetings.

 

 

IG Office Going Virtual Mar 15, 2022 – “Yard” Sale Feb 5.

In order to be good stewards of our resources, the Intergroup decided some time ago that a physical office was no longer necessary. The decision was made to let the lease expire at the end of March.

The office will be closed as of March 15. Any groups meeting there are in the process of locating new meeting spaces. Please be sure to check meeting listings carefully.  

All groups need to remove any of their own materials or equipment as soon as possible.

There will be a “Yard Sale” on February 5, 2022 from 10:30-1:00 pm to dispose of some of the furnishings and so forth that are in the office.

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

Important Message from Intergroup

Freedom and HopeAs we are experiencing uncertain times it is important to remember what our program and our fellowship is all about:  Perfecting and enlarging our spiritual life through service and self-sacrifice for others.

 

(Please check the meeting list for special notices about meeting changes and you may want to contact the meeting contact to confirm).

Read this important information about Zoom meetings.

Please also see more information about support for virtual meetings.

Finally, it is important that we do not give in to fear (as well as any other emotions)!  Be sure to continue your step work, continue to support, reach out and encourage one another, and, most importantly, continue to allow your HP to guide you!

The board is here to help groups and individuals carry the message so feel free to reach out to us with questions or concerns.

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!