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Please note: New meetings are listed for 8 weeks, Ongoing meeting changes will vary, but generally will not be listed more than 1 month unless there is an established end date (i.e., time/location change for 8 weeks).

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.”

Lifeline is available both as a print magazine and as an online magazine.

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subscribing to e-Lifeline. Feel free to print out Lifeline Weekly and bring
it to share at your next meeting.

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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… Step Twelve!

Step Workshop

Join us in December for the final workshop in our year long series focusing on the steps.

Step 12
Sunday, December 13th
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. (Download Flyer)

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

Abstinence 4.0 – New Years Day Event

Abstinence 3.0 plug2 imageJoin us on New Years Day for

Abstinence 4.0 – Beginners Event

 Friday, January 1st, 2016
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Jan Hus Presbyterian Church,- 351 East 74th Street – New York, NY 10021
(Between First and Second Avenues)

Suggested donation is $8 to $10*

Transportation Info:
Subway: 6 Train to East 68th or East 77th Street Subway Stations
Bus: M15 Bus to East 74th St (Northbound on First Ave, Southbound on Second Ave) or the M31 Bus to East 74th St on York Ave

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This facility is not wheelchair accessible.
*All funds raised go to support the work of Greater New York Metro Intergroup and OA as a whole. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

Meeting Spotlight: Friday Brooklyn Heights @6:15pm

The following is a Meeting Spotlight from Mary Ann F. If you would like to submit an article for our website or newsletter, please contact:

I am spotlighting one of the meetings I go to regularly, perhaps the one I go to more often than any other. It is the Friday night 6:15pm meeting at the Unitarian Church in Brooklyn Heights. What I really like about it is that it is a step meeting. We read one of the 12 steps from the OA Twelve and Twelve or the AA Twelve and Twelve every week which means we do quite a few steps. It keeps the steps in front of me. Although I have done the steps with my sponsor twice, the constant reminder is good.

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Member submission: Our Loss is Our Reminder

The following is a member submitted story from Lauren L. If you would like to submit a piece of writing to be published on our website and in our newsletter, please contact:

She was not my sponsor. I wouldn’t have described our relationship as very intimate. Still, the news of her passing was devastating. I didn’t understand my own response. Didn’t feel entitled to the grief I felt.

Chris was a fellow in the Brooklyn Heights community for over 30 years. I saw her two or three times a week, for the two years I’ve been in program; more than I see my closest friends. I sometimes called her when I had a question that concerned a tradition. I often drove her home from evening meetings, especially in the winter, and during those short rides I got to know her a bit.

She passed away on a Wednesday, which is the day of one of our regular meetings together. At the top of that meeting, we took a group conscience to decide whether it was appropriate for one fellow to read the emails that lay out some of the details of Chris’s accident, and her subsequent untimely death. There was some conversation about whether this would honor the 10th tradition. In the end (there were no newcomers in the room) we decided it would be safe.

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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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