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  • October 5, 2015 6:30 pmLocation Change - Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
  • October 10, 2015 9:45 amTime Change-Realization Center-Brooklyn Heights
AEC v1.0.4

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Lifeline, OA’s international magazine, serves as an indispensable “meeting-on-the-go.”

Lifeline, OA’s international magazine, serves as an indispensable “meeting-on-the-go.”

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Region 6 Convention – October 2015

Region 6 Convention – October 2015


Region 6 of Overeaters Anonymous invites you to attend the 2015 Region 6 Convention in Hartford Connecticut.

Whether you arrive as a day tripper or join us for the entire recovery and fun filled weekend, come Reach Out for Recovery in Hartford.

Hear experience, strength and hope from all of the provinces and states which comprise Region Six — from Eastern Canada to the Northeast United States — maybe even Bermuda! If you’ve never been to a convention, make this your first. Registration is quick and easy on-line. Visit the Region 6 website for more information

Guidance for Treasurers

Guidance for Treasurers

The Finance Committee at World Service has put together a FAQ for Service Body Treasurers. The FAQs provide guidance to such questions as:

- Does my group need a bank account?
- How do we get a tax ID?
- How do we distribute excess funds to Intergroup, Region, and World Service?
- How do we handle liability insurance for our group?

FAQs for OA Treasurers (.pdf) Feel free to download and share this with your groups.

The 12 Steps… Steps Ten and Eleven!

Step Workshop

Join us in November for the next workshop our series focusing on the steps.

Steps 10 and 11
Sunday, November 8th
2:00PM to 5:00PM

To be held at
Hudson Guild (26th Street Location)
441 West 26th Street (2nd floor)
New York, NY 10011

Hudson Guild 26th Entrance*Suggested Donation is $8-10

Subway: C, E, trains to 23rd, 1 train to 23rd,
Bus: M23 to 10th Ave, M11 to 26th St.
15 minute walk from Penn Station/Amtrak

This workshop is part of a series Greater New York Metro Intergroup will be presenting throughout 2015.

*All funds raised go to support the work of Greater New York Metro Intergroup and OA as a whole. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

Revised OA Preamble For Your Meetings

At the annual World Service Business Conference held in April in New Mexico the delegates approved a revised version of the OA Preamble. Please download (link below), print, and bring to your meetings to replace the old one being used in your meeting format.

Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating.

We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology, or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.

Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

OA Preamble – Adopted at WSBC, April 2015 (.pdf)

The revision is shown above in red with underline.

Q&A: An interview with the NYC Intergroup Chair

Tom M. is the outgoing Chair of the Greater New York Metro Intergroup after serving in this position for the past two years. He has been a member of OA since April 1981. During that time he has held service positions in Connecticut Intergroup, Massachusetts Bay Intergroup, San Francisco Intergroup, and now New York City. Metro Memo interviewed Tom about the state of Intergroup.

MM: What is Intergroup anyway, and why is it so important?
TM: Intergroup is just the name we have for groups in a particular area coming together—apart from our individual meetings—to do the necessary work to keep the OA fellowship going. No one individual meeting prints the meeting lists, for example, or answers a help line, or maintains a website. All the groups come together, in theory at least, to keep these common, necessary functions going.
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Finding and Working a Solution

Metro Memo HeaderOverall, I had a happy childhood and adolescence. I had a close and supportive relationship with my parents and friends. I worked hard and did well in school, and I enjoyed my hobbies. I don’t mean to imply that my childhood was perfect. For instance, growing up with an older sister who emotionally neglected me was challenging. However, my support system and self-confidence helped me to deal with the challenges of life in a healthy way.

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My Love/Hate Affair With Step Three

Metro Memo HeaderStep Three: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. 

 That sounds easy. Who wouldn’t want to turn over everything, especially all our troubles, to God? It sounded good to me. I already believed in God when I entered OA so there was no problem there. I thought it would be easy to turn my will and my life over to God. But I have found that it is harder than I thought. I have also learned that I was perfectly happy with whatever God ordained as long as it was what I wanted all along. When it wasn’t, I sometimes became angry at God. At other times, I became disappointed that He or She didn’t see things as I did. After all, I thought I knew better.

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“I Love You. I Do, Really.”

Metro Memo HeaderI love all my fellows. Even the ones I do not like. Sort of like my wife. I have often told her “I always love you, but I do not always like you.” Ten years ago, I could not have said that. I came into program almost 9½ years ago. Ten years ago, I did not truly understand love. Why? Because I did not truly love myself, but I could not face admitting that.

I have heard it in program, and in other places before I came to program. You must learn to love yourself before you can love anyone else. Oh sure, I said the words often enough, especially to my mother. But I did not mean it. It was not that I was lying. I just did not understand.

Continue reading “I Love You. I Do, Really.”