WUIG key points from September meeting


  1. WUIG ELECTIONS for Chair, Vice-Chair, WSBC Delegate, Region 6 Reps (2) will be held on October 3rd.  Please consider nominating yourself or another fellow.  See your intergroup rep for more information or contact Mary T. at wuigchair@gmail.com.
  2. Celebrate with your fellows!  The following meetings have upcoming anniversaries: Sunday in White Plains (9/22 8:30-10 am); Saturday in South Salem (9/28 9-10:30 am); and Monday in Mount Kisco (10/28 7:30-9 pm)
  3. Last day to turn in your raffle tickets and cash to Cathy or Fontaine is Sunday, September 15th. Call Cathy at 914-552-7367 with questions.
  4. The Region 6 Convention is in WHITE PLAINS.  October 1st is the last day to register online and purchase the meal plans that contribute to Region 6.  Go to oaregion6.org to register, sign up for meal packages and sign-up to do service. Please consider donating a raffle basket to help R6 Carry the Message.
  5. The next WUIG On-Site Workshop is Oct 6th at the White Plains Hospital Meeting (8:30 am-10:00 am): Nurturing Newcomers
  6. IDEA Day is scheduled for Sunday, Nov 17th.  International Day Experiencing Abstinence (IDEA), is celebrated the third weekend in November, to encourage OA members worldwide to begin or reaffirm their abstinence from compulsive overeating.
  7. Regarding checks to IG: Please make a note of the distribution break-down (60-30-10%) in the memo. Checks that are received without the distribution break-down (60-30-10%) are donated entirely to WUIG.
  8. New Meeting in Dobbs Ferry on Friday mornings from 9:30-10:45 beginning on 9/27.
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Sponsorship Day Event 8/17/19 canceled

The Sponsorship Day event at Stepping Stones 8/17/19 has been cancelled. There weren’t enough people who wanted to go.  People who did sign up will be refunded.

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Key points from August 2019 WUIG meeting


1. SPONSORSHIP DAY is August 17 and registration deadline upon us! Check your spam for WUIG Ticketleap info, go to oahelps.org, or go directly to https://westchester-united-intergroup.ticketleap.com/sponsorship-day-2019/ to register.

2. We are looking for someone to help WUIG Communications; if you can assist technically or advise, please let your IG rep know.

3. Convention registration price increases Aug 16 to $65! Go to oaregion6.org to register or sign up for meal packages. Please consider donating a raffle basket to help R6 Carry the Message.

4. The next WUIG On-Site Workshop is Oct 6 at the White Plains Hospital Meeting (8:30 am-10:00 am): Nurturing Newcomers

5. WUIG has 3 more Registration Only scholarships available based on financial need; apply before August 15 to wuigchair@gmail.com

6. Anyone interested in getting involved in planning IDEA Day, scheduled for Sunday, Nov 17? See you IG Rep.

7. Caring Cocoon offers meetings for the homebound; contact is on the back of the meeting list

8. Regarding checks to IG: Please make a note of the distribution break-down, and please do not write any stray markings over the routing numbers at the bottom of the check

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Sponsorship Day 8/17/19 noon-3pm at Stepping Stones

Here’s the link to the flyer for distribution to your meetings

Sponsorship Day 2019 Flyer

Tickets must be purchased by Aug 10th

Registration for the event is limited to a maximum of 25 people


Register here:


{Registration fee of $15 includes ice, water, and a $10 suggested donation to Stepping Stones}


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July 4, 2019 Hartsdale open

The Hartsdale meeting

Seventh Day Adventist Church

50 Columbia Ave


7 pm to 8 pm

Is open today.


Posted in Meeting Updates

July 4 2019 meeting cancellations

The Methodist Church at 250 Bryant Ave will be closed July 4. All meetings that day in that location will be cancelled

Yorktown is cancelled

drop in step study, Pleasantville, is cancelled

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Key Points from June WUIG Meeting

June Key Points

  1. Please support the Region 6 Convention by purchasing a MEAL PLAN at this link. In addition to enjoying healthy, abstinent meals with your fellows, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your meal plan purchase contributed to the cost of the meeting room rental. You can view the menu at this link.   Don’t forget to register at this link if you haven’t already.
  2. Check out the NEW Abstinence and Recovery definitions and please change your meeting formats to reflect them.  (see below for copy of definitions)
  3. Calling all OA groups! RAFFLE BASKETS are needed as part of the fundraising effort for the 2019 Convention.  Please consider contributing a raffle basket as an individual or group. Contact r6conventionfundraising@oaregion6.org for more information.  
  4. Please purchase and sell Raffle Tickets to support our Region 6 Convention.  The convention is the ONLY fundraiser for our Region.  6 chances to win for $5! See your Intergroup Rep. 
  5. WUIG’s next 15-week Step Study will run Wednesday nights starting June 26th through October 9th, 7 – 9 p.m. at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasantville, NY (197 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY).  To sign-up email wuigservice@gmail.com before June 15th.  Space is limited.
  6. No WUIG meeting in July.
  7. If you’d like to receive text updates about events, meeting closures, etc., text @WUIG to 81010.
  8. WUIG will be holding on-site workshops at the following meetings:
  • “Meditation in OA” hosted by the Saturday Garrison Meeting from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at 40 Franciscan Way, 1350 Route 9, 4th Floor Conference Room B, Garrison NY) on June 15th.  All are welcome!
  • “Sex & Recovery” hosted by the Pleasantville Body Image Meeting from 7-8:15 p.m. at 400 Bedford Road in Pleasantville, NY. on Tuesday, June 25th.  All are welcome! 
  • “10th Step Practice” hosted by the Saturday White Plains Meeting from 10-11:30 a.m. at 39 No. Broadway @Barker, White Plains on July 13th.  All are welcome! 
  • “Nurturing Newcomers” hosted by the Sunday White Plains Meeting from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at 41 E. Post Road, White Plains Hospital, October 6th.   All are welcome! 
  • “10th Step Practice” hosted by the Wednesday Katonah Meeting from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at 5 Bedford Rd, Katonah on November 13th.  All are welcome! 


Click this link to view the updated WUIG meeting list.

Text of new definitions of abstinence & Recovery

Updated definitions of “abstinence” and “recovery” in Overeaters Anonymous were adopted at the 2019 World Service Business Conference. The revised policy states:

The WSBC 2019 accepts the following definitions:


  • Abstinence: The act of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight.
  • Recovery: Removal of the need to engage in compulsive eating behaviors.


Spiritual, emotional, and physical recovery is achieved through working and living the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve Step program.

(Business Conference Policy Manual, 1988b [amended 2019])

Posted in Intergroup

WSO redefines abstinence & recovery

At the latest WSBC (World Service Business Conference) new definitions of abstinence & recovery were announced.  The new definitions are here




Posted in World Service

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Please follow the link below to access the newsletter

Serenity Times 3Q July August September






Posted in Newsletter: Westchester Serenity Times

6/2/19 Tarrytown street fair affects parking

6/2/19 there will be a street fair in Tarrytown. This will affect parking for the Tarrytown meeting, which meets at the Methodist Church on 27th South Washington Street at 11:30 a.m.

You should still be able to park in the school lot, behind the Washington Irving School at the south end of Washington Street, or at the Tarrytown train station. Parking is free at the Tarrytown Train station, but you do have to walk up a steep hill from there to get to the meeting

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