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

Posted in General

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






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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

Posted in General

6/5/19 Katonah meeting cancellation

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WUIG Meditation Workshop

Garrison is hosting a WUIG 2019 on-site workshop on “Meditation: a Spiritual Practice in OA Recovery” on SATURDAY, JUNE 15th from 8:30 – 9:30 AM at their regular meeting location (40 Franciscan Way, 1350 Route 9, 4th Floor Conference Room B, Garrison NY). Contact Cathy at 914-552-7367 with questions.

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Key Points from May WUIG Meeting

May 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. The OA Board of Trustees has just updated many formats to clean up inconsistencies and introduce a new suggested contribution of US$5 per meeting. The suggested amount had not been updated in about a decade but is necessary to keep OA self-supporting. You can view the new meeting formats at link (especially the New Reading and Writing Format).
  3. Please purchase and sell Raffle Tickets to support our Region 6 Convention.  It is the ONLY fundraiser for our Region.  6 chances to win for $5! See your Intergroup Rep.
  4. WUIG’s first on-site workshop will be “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!
  5. Let’s celebrate!  Tarrytown is hosting an anniversary meeting from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5th at the United Methodist Church of the Tarrytowns at 27 S. Washington Street.  In a special format, two speakers will share their experience, strength and hope followed by sharing!
  6. Region 6 is sponsoring 4 Region 6 Convention scholarships for $250 and WUIG is sponsoring 3 registration-only scholarships for the Region 6 Convention 2019 (October 18th-20th) based on financial need.  Please email Mary T. at wuigchair@gmail.com to apply by July 15th.
  7. The Serenity Times is accepting article submissions, for our third quarter issue with the theme of “Working Program Through Good Times and Bad.” If you’ve been inspired by the recent retreat, have personal anecdotes, favorite Big Book or OA literature passages, poems, or thoughts to share, please contact Diane T with submissions by Wednesday, May 15th at wuignewsletter@gmail.com.

Click this link to view the updated WUIG meeting list.

Posted in Intergroup

Clarification of location of Yonkers 5pm Saturday Meeting

This meeting is not actually in the St. Barnabas Church.  It is in the Considine Center, which is about 3 doors down on 241st street, east of the Church.  There is parking across Martha Ave from the church.  If that is full, we can still use the parking lot at St Marks School, the old meeting location, on St Marks Place, Yonkers.

Although this new location is only about two blocks from the old location, it is technically over the border into the Bronx.

Posted in General, Meeting Updates