Convention Updates!

Register for Convention!

Our annual convention is taking place  February 27th- March 1st (right around the corner)! Please get your registration forms in by February 1st for the discounted rate for early registration. We can’t  wait  to see you there! It’s also not too late to sign up to volunteer for a service position for the convention.

Donate a basket for the raffle!

Groups and individuals are invited to donate baskets and items for the raffle that will be held at the convention. See the 2015 Raffle  flyer for ideas on what to donate and when.

An Out-Of-State Adventure?

Our friends  in Colorado have issued a Save the Date  for October 2-4, 2015 for their Colorado OA State Convention, hosted by Pikes Peak Serenity Intergroup. It will be held at the Hyatt Place/Garden of the Gods, at 503 West Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Details to follow in the near future. For questions, contact Traci P.

Update on meetings on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (Holy Trinity and DMI)

Looking at the new year, we can see some challenges, BUT also many chances to share experience, strength, and hope with our fellows

  • The Thursday evening meeting at the DMI office will be held as usual on 1/1/2015
  • The 12:10 meetings on Wednesday and Thursday usually at Holy Trinity Church in Oak Lawn will be held at East Dallas Christian Church.
    • East Dallas Christian Church
      629 North Peak Street (at Junius) [map]
      Room 202
    • Park in the lot on Junius. Enter the church from the parking lot at the door with the green awning closest to Junius.  If it is locked, there is a sign with a number to call and we’ll let you in.

Don’t forget! New Year’s Eve with fellow OAs!

Join fellow OAs to ring in 2015.  OA Dallas invites you to come celebrate the new year together at the DMI office.

Folks will start getting together at 8am for general fellowship then welcome the new year with am 11pm meeting.

OA Dallas Intergroup Office
331 Melrose Dr, Suite 120
Richardson, TX

New(ish) Meeting in Grand Prarie

A new meeting started in November in Grand Prairie.

7pm Thursdays in Grand Prairie

Texas General Hospital
2709 Hospital Blvd. [map]
Meeting held in Cafeteria.

Contact 214-815-8494 with any questions

December update from our intergroup office

Report from our Intergroup (DMI) Chair with information from the December Intergroup meeting.  For those who aren’t familiar, DMI or “Intergroup” is a service body that coordinates activities and information for the various groups on the East side of the metroplex all the way out to Tyler. 

  • New Year’s Eve party on Thursday, December 31st at the DMI office. Games and socializing from 8pm to 11pm. At 11pm, we will have a meeting that concludes with ringing in the new year together.
  • Meditation workshop on Saturday, January 3rd, 1pm to 3pm at the DMI office. Suggested donation of $5.
  • Abstinence workshop, January 17th, brought to us courtesy of Region 3, on Saturday, January 17th, 1pm to 4pm at the DMI office. Suggested donation of $5.
  • Congratulations to our new website director Molly and our new secretary Amy. Both will serve 13-month terms, since these two positions are ordinarily scheduled to re-elect in January but have been vacant for an extended amount of time.
  • These service positions are scheduled for regular elections at our next meeting, January 18th:
    • Chairperson, Newsletter, Public Information, Twelfth Step Within, and Workshop. We will also continue to seek candidates for Board Advisor and Delegate.
    • We did not have anybody stand for the open delegate position (which requires 1 year of current abstinence, and 2 years of service beyond the group level at some point in your recovery journey up to now). Reminder that the intergroup covers the delegate’s expenses to attend the Region assemblies in the spring and the fall and the World Service Business Conference in early May.
    • We did not have anybody stand for editor of the Letters of Hope. The current editor is having to step down due to unavoidable work conflicts. Therefore, new editions of the Letters of Hope will be on hiatus until the next trusted servant is found.
  • And from the WSO: Remember that the new 3rd edition of the Overeaters Anonymous book is now available from the OA bookstore at oa.org. All but one of the stories (Rozanne’s) are brand new.  Also available electronically from eBook sellers.

Thank you for the continuing opportunity to serve as your DMI Chair! ~ Kay S