Welcome to May and an update on activities in our region!
Check out the May Newsletter for all the latest information about upcoming events and workshops plus a great article by Greta H on An OAer on the Big Book’s “A Doctor’s Opinion”. Feel free to print extra copies for your meeting or share by e-mail. Submissions for the June newsletter can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loads of upcoming Retreats if you are looking for a boost to your program and to make some new OA friends. Together we can what we could never do alone!
- Southern BC & Interior Intergroup Spring Retreat, June 1-3, “In All Our Affairs”, Seton House of Prayer Retreat Centre, Kelowna, BC
- Greater Seattle Intergroup Spring Retreat, June 1-3, “HOW it Works: An Exploration of Honesty, Open-Mindedness and Willingness”, Camp Huston, Gold Bar, Washington
- Vancouver Island Intergroup Retreat, June 8-10, “Been Slipping? Been Sliding?” Bethlehem Retreat Centre, Nanaimo, BC
- Greater Columbia Intergroup Retreat, June 22-24, “God and the Twelve Steps” Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center, Ellensburg, Washington
The May Meeting Directory is now available to help you find meetings throughout the month. The Chilliwack meeting welcomes visitors & needs support. They meet at 10:30 am on Saturdays at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 46048 Gore Avenue, Chilliwack. Road trip!!!
Download and use these two OA resources to support strong meetings in your area. Guidelines for Addressing Disruptive Behavior Affecting Overeaters Anonymous Meetings describes issues members might experience and suggests actions face-to-face and virtual groups can take to address disorderly behavior and protect members and groups. What does it mean to live happy, joyous, and free? Enhance your recovery and encourage membership retention by using this Fun and Fellowship download, created by the Twelve Step Within Committee.
Sponsorship Day is coming up on Saturday, August 18th. Does your home group plan a marathon or other special event? Let us publicize it in our next newsletter by sending an e-mail to the newsletter editor.
Intergroup Elections are in June! Check out the descriptions of available positions and abstinence requirements and consider whether service could strengthen your program at this time. Please contact Carlos, our intergroup chair, if you’re interested in being of service.
All OA members are welcome at Intergroup meetings. Join us! Check out the position descriptions and feel free to attend the next Intergroup Meeting on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10 am (1630 Edinburgh Street in New Westminster). All are welcome.