Twelfth Step Within Workshops Starting

The Twelfth Step Within is an intensive step study. It was designed for those in relapse or struggling in OA. However I believe it’s beneficial for anyone who wants stronger, more vibrant recovery. All are welcome, but newcomers (to the twelve steps) are encouraged to discuss your participation with your sponsor or a trusted OA friend. Completing all twelve steps in fifteen weeks can be intense if it’s your first time!

The format we use is the Twelve Step Workshop and Study Guide (, approved at the 2016 World Service Business Conference. Some highlights of this format:

  • We meet weekly for 15 weeks

  • The workshop is closed to new participants after the second meeting

  • Each workshop is 2 hours long

  • There are reading and writing activities between meetings

  • Workshops are facilitated

  • Use an extensive amount of literature:

    • The Study Guide (loaner copies available)

    • AA Big Book and AA 12&12 (both available online for free)

    • OA 12&12 and Overeaters Anonymous, 3rd Ed. (Brown Book)

    • OA daily readers – Voices of Recovery and For Today

So… where is it, when is it and when does it start?

Workshops will be on Saturdays from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. They will tentatively start on Saturday, March 24 (ending June 23), assuming enough people have signed up by then. The location is still to be determined, but I hope to have it near the “Big-I” so it will be convenient for most people.

Please contact me your name, email and phone number as soon as possible if you are interested so we can get started. For more information or to sign up, contact:

Frank @ or 505-688-0788


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Strengthen Your Program with a Podcast!

The Region 3 “12th-Step-Within” committee would like you to know that free downloads of OA’s Twelve Step Podcast are available here on the OA website.

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World Service Business Conference

2018 Conference

Growing Recovery Worldwide

Dates: April 23-28, 2018

Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel and Spa
1000 Woodward Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-245-7100

Hotel Reservations

Reservations are now open. Rooms are available from April 19 to May 2, 2018. Room rate is $141 USD per night, any occupancy, plus $18.77 USD tax, for a total of $159.77 USD per night. Rate includes breakfast, refrigerator, microwave, Internet, and dinner shuttles.

Click here to go to the conference webpage for more information on reservations and frequently used documents.

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Holiday Meetings

Holiday time can be a real challenge to our abstinence and recovery.  Between the food, the family, the parties, the food, the pressure to choose gifts, the out-of-town visits during which we’re out of the daily recovery routine, and the food…well, let’s just say a little extra support couldn’t hurt.

The Sunday night meeting will once again sponsor meetings on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.   All meetings will be held at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital.  The schedule will be as follows:

Thanksgiving Day noon Aspen room
Thanksgiving Day 6 pm, Aspen room
Christmas Eve 6 pm, Willow room
Christmas Day noon, Aspen room
Christmas Day 6 pm, Aspen room
New Year’s Eve 6 pm, Willow room
New Year’s Day, noon, Aspen room
New Year’s Day 6 pm, Aspen room

We’ll need people to lead these meetings, so be on the lookout for leader sign-up sheets circulating in weeks to come.   Leaders will receive a packet with instructions and a meeting format.   Thanks in advance for helping out.

If you have questions or want to help, please contact Kathy M at 730-6788 or

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Election of CNMI Board Members and Committee Chairs – October 14, 2017

I’m happy to announce that the following CNMI members were elected to serve as Board Members and Committee Chairs at today’s Intergroup meeting. Each of these individuals will serve a two-year term, except as noted.

Board Members:

Vice Chair – Kathy M

Treasurer – Howie S

WSBC Delegate – Pat O

Regional Representative – Pat O

Regional Representative (one-year term) – Linda Z

Committee Chairs:

Archivist: Jim G

Newsletter: Anna Charirose L

Outreach: Mary C-W

Public Information/Professional Outreach: Don J

Website: Whitney F.G.

Special Events Co-Chair (Acting): Carol Sm

Please join me in congratulating these members on their election and thanking them for their service.

Mary S    –     CNMI Chair



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New From WSO

New Public Information Poster Now Available

OA’s new Public Information Poster—the winner of OA’s first PI Poster Contest—is now available at
Packaged in sets of twenty, the professionally printed poster has easy-tear, perforated tabs, guiding newcomers to OA’s Fifteen Questions via There is also space to add your meeting’s location and contact details. Increase awareness of OA and attract newcomers to your meeting. Order posters for your intergroup or service board today.


Carry the OA message with our new Bulletin Board Attraction Sticky Notes 

Tell people in your area about OA—stick a note! Post an OA Sticky Note on the notice board in a grocery store, school, or any public place. Each 3”x 5” notepad has 25 sheets with an adhesive strip and a space to write in local meeting information. Available now in the OA bookstore at


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Virtual Services Website

Did you know?? We have a virtual services site –

If you have not yet visited the OA virtual services website, there’s lots of good things to discover there!

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Attention Men! ‘Men Only’ Meeting Info

Men, are you looking for a little more support in our mostly female fellowship? One of our male members highly recommends ‘men only’ phone meetings. Attached is a PDF with all the information you need to connect to these strong, ‘for men only’ meetings, click here and print it: oa men only mtg info

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WSBC report – here’s what happened!

Here is the report that our delegate, Frank L., submitted after attending the World Service Business Conference, May 1-6-2017. It’s in PDF format so that you can print it out if you like, but it’s long so you might want to read it from here.   Thanks Frank for keeping us up to date on what’s happening with OA worldwide.

Click here:    WSBC Delegate Report – Frank

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Overeaters Anonymous on Facebook!


check out the link to our new Facebook page:

From WSO:

  We still need your help to raise our page’s profile. If you haven’t already done so, please visit us and “Like” our page. With each “Like,” the number of page followers goes up and helps carry the message to the still-suffering overeater searching for a solution. (See OA’s Statement on Public Media Policy below.)
Our new social media page is also a place to support your abstinence, hear about OA resources, read inspirational quotes from OA-approved literature — and see what others like. Visit us today!



Overeaters Anonymous Statement on Public Media Policy:

While Overeaters Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues, including social media, the delegates of the 2016 World Service Business Conference recommend that any OA member, group, or service body using social media for OA public information and public awareness maintain the personal anonymity of OA members.

Members of Overeaters Anonymous are anonymous. The Fellowship is not. Members of Overeaters Anonymous using social media are responsible for maintaining their own personal anonymity and respecting the anonymity of other OA members.

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