Service Positions Available for Region III Convention! Come to meeting on July 30th

Join the Region III Convention Planning Committee!

Come to a planning meeting on Saturday, July 30th at 2:00 p.m. at the DMI  Office (331 Melrose, Richardson, TX, Suite 120, door code is 3333#) to learn about volunteer opportunities.

The following positions are available for service opportunities:

  1. Registrar shall provide a mailing address for the registration forms.  Keep accurate records of the names and addresses of those registered.  Send a copy of the registration forms to the Program Chairperson; send registration fees to the Treasurer.  Form a committee to handle the registration at the hotel, provide nametags, registration packets, etc.
  2. Literature person shall arrange for a supply of literature to be available for purchase.  Form a committee to staff the literature table during the convention.  Keep accurate records of amounts of literature bought and sold.
  3. Hospitality person shall be in charge of the hospitality suite at the convention.  The Hospitality Chair may make arrangements to provide tea, coffee, soft drinks at a fee to the participants of the convention. Form a committee to work in the hospitality suite.
  4. Program person shall work with the committee to determine speakers, topics, time, banquets speaker, procedure for obtaining speakers, etc.  Oversee smooth flow of the convention and check to see if each room has speakers.
  5. Entertainment person shall be responsible for coordinating the entertainment.  Skits, plays, music, dance, banquet entertainment may be included.
  6. Public information person shall be responsible for sending notices to Horizon, WSO Lifeline, WSO “Notebook”, and other newsletters.  A committee shall work on setting up radio and television interviews.  Local newspapers shall be notified of the upcoming convention.
  7. Transportation person shall help coordinate rides from the airports to the convention site.
  8. Raffle and Door Prize person shall form a committee to sell raffle tickets at the convention.  He/She shall collect prizes to be given away and be in charge of the give-aways at the convention.
  9. Printing person shall be responsible for getting information flyers ready as soon as possible.  Registration forms should ideally be ready three to four months before the convention.  Programs, banquet tickets, love notes, and other items to be printed are the responsibility of the printing person.
  10. Decorations person shall be responsible for providing signs of the topics and times at the convention.  Banquet centerpieces shall also be made and any other decorations.

Attend the meeting on July 30th to sign up for service!

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Abstinence and Sponsorship Workshop on August 13

Download the Flyer Here!

Hosted by the Tyler/Whitehouse groups

What: OA Workshop on Abstinence and Sponsorship

When: August 13th from 1-5 pm

Where:  First Christian Church in Tyler at 4202 S. Broadway Tyler, TX 75701, Family Life Center Building Room CLC room

Featuring a Region 3 Speaker from out of state with 20 years of abstinence

Suggested donation of $5.

Topics for discussion:

  • The Difference between Abstinence and Food Plan
  • The importance of Sponsorship in working your program

Bring your journal and be ready for some fun and recovery!

Newcomers and Returning members are welcomed as always!

Using Writing as a Tool – Have you been slipping and sliding in your program?

In addition to writing our inventories and the list of people we have harmed, most of us have found that writing has been an indispensable tool for working the Steps.  Further, putting our thoughts and feelings down on paper, or describing a troubling incident, helps us to better understand our actions and reactions in a way that is often not revealed to us by simply thinking or talking about them.  In the past, compulsive eating was our most common reaction to life.  When we put our difficulties down on paper, it becomes easier to see situations more clearly and perhaps discern any necessary action.

– OA Tools of Recovery Pamphlet

OA provides a set of readings with related writing prompts if you have been “slipping and sliding.”  Click on this link for more information. 

Workshop this Sunday July 10th

Come and learn different ways to use writing as a tool of recovery this Sunday, July 10th — from a “mad pad” to traditional writing to artist expression!

The Sunday 10 am meeting is hosting a Writing Workshop from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the DMI Office, located at  331 Melrose, Suite 120, Richardson, TX 75080.

Use Entrance #2 and Door Code 03333# to enter.  $5 donation collected at the door appreciated.