Intergroup Update – May

Here is an update for May from your Sea to Sky Intergroup –

Check out the  May Newsletter for some writing prompts for this month and a short history of the concept of sponsorship. Plus, there are lots of spring retreats to consider attending for a boost to your recovery and fellowship. Feel free to print extra copies for your meeting or share by e-mail. Submissions for the June newsletter can be sent to

The May Meeting Directory is now available to help you find meetings throughout the month. Remember, if you can’t make it out to a meeting, there are loads of virtual meetings (telephone and on-line) and podcasts full of experience, strength & hope.  If you have changes/edits to the meeting directory, send an e-mail to

Help choose the next Public Information Poster! Voting is open for OA members to choose the next IDEA for our Public Information Poster. There was a tremendous response—more than fifty entries—and a committee of board members has narrowed the selection to twelve for you to vote on. The winning entry will be professionally designed, so please vote for your favorite IDEA, whether polished or rough. Help find the right message to attract the still-suffering compulsive eater. Click here to open the voting page, hosted by a third-party website, or click the picture to get started.  Voting closes May 15th!

OA Seventh Tradition Cycle—Giving and Receiving – See the many ways your contributions support your recovery by funding the OA program at every service level of OA. Download and share OA Seventh Tradition Cycle—Giving and Receiving. This new release from the Conference Finance Committee shows how every contribution, no matter the amount, helps OA to carry the message.

The Second Quarter 2017 issue of A Step Ahead is now available to download from Read it to catch up on the latest OA news and information, including: what’s up for vote at WSBC 2017, an important message from the board chair, a summary of OA’s annual audit with a personal reflection from the board treasurer, a new website for OA Virtual Services, and a hopeful group testimonial about successfully dealing with a disruptive OA member. Read the interactive colour edition or print it out in black and white.

Did you know that more than half of OA Sea to Sky members said they were willing to do more service at Intergroup? Here’s your chance! Open positions: telephone committee coordinator, archivist, public information coordinator, and 12 Step Within coordinator. Check out the position descriptions and feel free to attend the next Intergroup Meeting on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10 am (1630 Edinburgh Street in New Westminster). All are welcome.

Responsibility Pledge
Always to extend the hand and heart of OA to all who share my compulsion; for this I am responsible.