2018 World Service and Region III Assembly Reports

Hello fellow OA members!  Attached are the reports submitted by our Dallas Metroplex Intergroup delegates: Lee R. and Maureen.  The Region III Spring 2018 Assembly was held on April 13 and 14, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah and World Service conference was held on April 23-28, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Our Intergroup assists by paying for the cost of attendance by our delegates who represent us.  The funds have been donated by our members and groups through intergroup contributions and also from our DMI annual convention.

Thank you Lee and Maureen for your time and energy!  We appreciate your priceless contributions!  God bless you in all you do!

Region III Report

World Service Report

Large Print OA Twelve and Twelve anyone?

OA Twelve and Twelve, Second Edition available as LARGE PRINT paperback

OA’s keystone book—The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition—is now available in LARGE PRINT. Identical to the recently published 5.5” x 8.5” book—except larger—the new 8.5” x 11” large-print book matches line by line, page by page, so you can read from either book in a group setting.Indexed.

To order go to to www.amazon.com/Twelve-Steps-Traditions-Overeaters-Second/dp/1889681245/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1526572750&sr=8-1&keywords=the+twelve+steps+and+twelve+traditions+of+overeaters+anonymous+large+print. Click the “Paperback $18.50” button. A single book will be printed and delivered to your address.

 

WSO Policy Correction

In the previous email, the WSO News Bulletin published an incorrect version of OA’s new policy statement on bariatric surgery. The correct statement reads:

     “In keeping with Tradition Ten, Overeaters Anonymous has no opinion on bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. In the spirit of Tradition Three, Overeaters Anonymous welcomes anyone with a desire to stop eating compulsively, including those who have had the surgery or are contemplating it.”

     The incorrect version referenced Tradition Ten twice. The World Service Office apologizes for the error.

From Our Friends in New Mexico

The Central New Mexico Intergroup wish to invite us to attend their Silent Retreat October 26-28, 2018.  Click here for the flyer and click here for the brochure.

In addition, Please check out their newsletter with a writing submission, “My Three A’s of OA Recovery” written by one of our Dallas members.  Click here for their newsletter.

Thank you for reaching out and being great neighbors with the NM intergroup!

PODCAST anyone?

Can’t get to a meeting?

HAVE YOU EVER TRIED A PODCAST?

https://oa.org/podcasts

Listen to or download recordings of virtual workshops on a variety of topics.

Topics Include:

Sponsorship

Service

Twelve Steps

Twelve Traditions

OA Literature

Recovery from Relapse

Tools of Recovery

The Promises

Interviews with OA Members

This message is from the Region 3

Twelfth-Step-Within Committee (TSW),

Reaching out to those who still suffer and to

address relapse and recovery

Keep Coming Back, It Works When You Work It,

And You’re Worth It!!

Suggestion for OA events

Hello planners and workshop committee members! Here’s a reminder recently posted on http://www.oa.org January 2018 newsletter :

“We suggest the following OA Speaker Statement be read at all OA events:

OA speakers do not represent OA as a whole but speak from their own experience, strength and hope.  OA recognizes there are individual approaches and different concepts of working the Twelve Step program of recovery.  We all are reminded that our common disease and our common purpose unite us; differences in approaches to recovery need not divide us.  OA is strengthened when we honor and respect all by practicing unity with diversity.”    — Guidelines for OA Events(download from oa.org)

Thank you Darlene for your submission!  Please feel free to submit articles, writings, poetry and announcements to oadallasweb@gmail.com for blog and calendar posting.