Recent announcements from WSO March 2018

This letter from WSO about sponsorship is particularly important: especially sponsors are not doctors and should not give medical advice, such as not telling sponsees what medications to take or stop:

WSO letter re sponsorship

 

Here are miscellaneous announcements:

WSO announcements March 2018

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Retreat full — open to day trippers — 4/20-22/18

WUIG is planning a retreat for April 20-22 at the Holmes Retreat Center.  Here’s the link to the retreat flyer:

http://oawestchesterny.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Retreat-2018-Flier-Google-Docs-1.pdf

The bedrooms for the retreat are full, except we could use one more male.  There will, though, be day tripper openings for $155.

 

Here is the link to sign up to be a day tripper.  Please note that day trippers are expected to attend all sessions and meals — because this is an intimate process.

 

https://goo.gl/forms/6TeFJsu5zJtJFo4r2

 

 

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Bryant Ave Noontime Meetings M-W & F eliminated — just Thursday remains

Effective immediately, the 12:30 pm meetings at 250 Bryant Ave, White Plains, will be consolidating into one meeting on Thursday.  This meeting will have the Big Book format formerly used on Friday. The Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday meetings are canceled.

Used group copies of literature formerly used on Monday through Thursday will be on sale for half price.

Posted in Meeting Updates

Key points from February 2018 WUIG meeting

February Key Points

  1. Unity Day is Saturday, Feb 24th from 2:00pm-4:30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House in Scarsdale.

  2. WUIG will host two marathons on May 6th and November 17th. Details to follow.

  3. WUIG will host two workshops on September 16th and December 9th in 2018. Details to follow

  4. WUIG Retreat is April 20-22; Registration is OPEN! Check your email blast, text message blast or visit oahelps.org for the registration link

  5. Available sponsors please register with our sponsor bank chairperson Andie via text at 914-261-0786.

Remember: If you’d like to receive text updates about events, meeting closures, etc., text @WUIG to 81010.

Posted in Events, General, Intergroup

OA Unity Day 2018

Sponsored by Westchester United Intergroup

Saturday, February 24, 2:00 – 4:30pm

Scarsdale Friends Meeting House
133 Popham Road, Scarsdale, NY

Join us for a workshop featuring a panel of speakers who share their experience and views on unity.

OA Unity Day 2018 Flyer

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Retreat registration open 4/20/18-4/22/18 Holmes Center

Here’s the retreat flyer:

Retreat 2018 Flier – Google Docs

Here’s the link to register

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBRcTl_4HVVyyI2aSK0XH1MgLIlZ0Uy_LRcShcvhX_0MFHxw/viewform

WHERE: Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center
WHEN: Friday, April 20th at 4:30 p.m. through Sunday, April 22nd at 1 p.m.
COST: $230 due by March 15, 2018 (please choose a payment option below)
Attendees will be housed in double rooms only, on a first come, first served basis— there are only 22 beds available for this weekend session so register early! Rooms are located in the main conference building (Agape). The package price includes six (6) abstinent meals; beginning with dinner on Friday at 6 p.m. through lunch on Sunday at 12 p.m.

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1/17/18 Katonah Closed

The Katonah meeting is closed this week.

Posted in General

Take home points from January 2018 Intergroup Meeting

Here are the 4 Things to Tell your Group from the Jan 11 WUIG meeting:

  1. Unity Dayis Saturday, Feb 24, from 2:00pm-4:30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House in Scarsdale.
  2. WUIG Priorities for 2018: Retreat, Marathon(s), Workshops, Quarterly Topic-Based Meetings before the WUIG Meeting (men’s/relapse/open/sponsor), Outgoings (vigorous outreach to medical community / outreach & meetings at rehabs & institutions / taking meetings to housebound fellows / visiting & speaking at other OA meetings & intergroups)
  3. WUIG Retreat is April 20-22; hold the date for details to follow soon!

Come to the Feb 1 WUIG Meeting to help us select TOPICS for the 2018 Priorities that we’ve selected!  All have a voice even though your Rep has the only vote for your meeting.

Posted in Intergroup

Take Home points from Intergroup December 2017

Here are the 5 points from the Dec. 7 WUIG meeting to share with with your OA fellows:

  • Save the Date: Saturday, February 24, is OA’s Unity Day…celebrate with us beginning at 2:15 pm to recognize the strength of the Fellowship worldwide as members join hands around the world at 2:30 pm EST. Details to follow!
  • Submissions for the next Serenity Times newsletter are due the first week of January. The topic is From Childhood to Now: How My Life has Changed through OA . Email submissions to wuignewsletter@gmail.com
  • December 12 [was] OA’s Twelfth Step Within Day. We’re encouraged to call members we haven’t seen in a while, on this day, as well as on the 12th of each month, keeping in mind our Tradition of anonymity when we leave messages.
  • Everyone is encouraged to attend the WUIG 2018 kick-off meeting on January 4 at (7:00-8:30, 197 Manville Rd, Pleasantville) to share ideas on what programs and events you’d like to have next year…everyone has a voice…there is no They, only Us.
  • If you’d like to receive text updates about events, meeting closures, etc., text @WUIG to 81010.

Happy Holidays to all!

Posted in Intergroup

Thanksgiving Day Phone Marathon and Meeting Closures

Thanksgiving Day Telephone OA Marathon Meetings will run every hour from 8:00 am to midnight (EST) on the Pacific Sunrise OA meeting phone number (712.432.5200) with a different pin number, which is 4285115#.

The following meetings will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving holiday:

  • Wednesday Katonah 7:30 pm at United Methodist Church

  • Thursday White Plains 12:30 pm at United Methodist Church (Bryant Avenue)

  • Thursday Hartsdale 7:00 pm at Seventh Day Adventist Church

  • Thursday Yorktown Heights 7:30 pm at United Methodist Church (Rte 202 & 35)

Have a safe and abstinent Thanksgiving!

Posted in Events, General, Meeting Updates