INLAND EMPIRE OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS INTERGROUP

San Bernadino Mountains

Inland Empire Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup

PO Box 56021
Riverside, CA 92517
(951) 715-2080 Hotline

Local Meetings

Serving: Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, including: 

If your community does not have an existing meeting and you would like to start one, feel free to contact the 5th Tradition Representative.

Banning Beaumont Calimesa Canyon Lake Corona Eastvale Jurupa Valley Menifee Moreno Valley Murrieta Norco Perris Riverside San JacintTemecula Wildomar Adelanto Apple Valley Barstow Big Bear Lake Chino Chino Hills Colton Crestline Fontana Grand Terrace Hesperia  Highland Lake Arrowhead Loma Linda Lucerne Valley Ontario Redlands Rialto Running Springs San Bernardino Twentynine Palms Upland Victorville Wrightwood Yucaipa


 


To the Newcomer

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet in order to help solve a common problem - compulsive overeating, which includes obesity, anorexia and bulimia. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.

Please read "Our Invitation to You", check out our website and attend a meeting. Whatever your problem with food, OA welcomes you.

OA Related Announcements

IF YOUR HIGHER POWER IS HINTING THAT YOU SHOULD BE OF SERVICE HERE IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY. THE UPCOMING (IG) INLAND EMPIRE INTERGROUP BOARD ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD JUNE 11TH 7 PM. PLEASE ATTEND THIS VERY IMPORTANT MEETING AND CAST YOUR VOTE. IF INTERESTED IN POSITIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ROBYN (951-313-9567).  IF IT IS TOO FAR AWAY FOR YOU TO PHYSICALLY ATTEND THE MEETING YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED TO CALL IN AT 7 PM THE NIGHT OF THE MEETING AT (641) 715-0700 - 917518# HOST PIN IS 5418# AND PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING THAT WAY.  GROUP REPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

IT'S REALLY ONE OF THE EASIEST COMMITMENTS TO HAVE.  THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS WILL BE ON THE BALLOT:

The Chairperson shall preside at all Intergroup monthly meetings and at any special meetings. The Chairperson prepares meeting agendas and is one of the signers of the bank accounts.

The Vice-chairperson shall fulfill all the responsibilities of the Chairperson when the Chairperson is absent.

The Treasurer shall be one of the signers of the bank accounts. S/he shall receive and disburse requests for payments, keeping accurate records of each transaction. The Treasurer shall manage all bank accounts and ensure records agree with bank records. S/he shall prepare and present financial reports to the Intergroup as needed and provide counsel on all intergroup financial matters.

 

Corresponding Secretary handles all correspondence between the Intergroup and Local Meeting Via Email and by-monthly mailings of the Lifeboat Newsletter.

The Recording Secretary shall prepare minutes for each Intergroup meeting; maintain membership rosters and all original OA IE IG  Bylaws and organizational records.

 

The Webmaster develops and maintains the Go2OA.org Web  site for the Inland Empire IG. The site should follow the guidelines for Web sites published by the World Service Office. Webmasters respond to any email requests made via the site, forwarding them to the appropriate body as necessary. 

The Intergroup Telephone Service Coordinator answers calls left at the message center and questions pertaining to local meetings via email.

The Newsletter Editor is responsible for the regular publication of the LIFEBOAT Newsletter. Newsletter activities include coordination and/or preparation of articles, media searches for applicable items for publication, coordination of media word processing, artwork, layout, and printing, as well as delivery to Intergroup meetings for distribution to group representatives.

The Public Information / 5th Tradition Representative carries the message of OA recovery to the level of press, radio, television and other public media of communication.  Public information activities include preparation of newspaper support group notices, coordination of public service announcements for local radio and television stations, conducting local media interviews and handling requests for information. This person will act as the liaison between the Intergroup and interested medical, clergy, military, employee assistance programs and eating disorder therapists. Among their duties is the regular mailing of the Intergroup Meeting List to professionals.

Ways & Means-The 12th Step Within Chairperson coordinates Intergroup activities in support of encouraging existing OA members to become or remain abstinent, to work the Twelve Steps and to give service to the best of their ability. These activities may include: preparing and presenting workshops, marathons and retreats; sponsoring personally or by mail/email; focusing on membership retention; and providing literature that addresses Twelfth-Step-Within concerns.

 

 

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 Slogan for the month: Let go and let God.

 

Step of the month - Step 6:  "We entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character."

 

Prayer for the month:   7th Step Prayer

"My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of charater

which stands in the way of my usefulness to You and my fellows.  Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do Your bidding. Amen ."

 

Upon Retiring at Night (pg 86 of the Big Book):

1.   Were you resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid?

2.   Do you owe an apology?

3.   Have you kept something to yourself which should be discussed with another person at once?

4.   Were you kind and loving toward all?

5.   What could you have done better?

6.  Were you thinking of yourself most of the time?

7.   Or were you thinking of what you could do for others, of what you could pack into the stream of life?

Be Careful not to drift into worry, remorse or morbid reflection, for that would diminish your usefulness to others.

After making your review---"God, please forgive me and tell me what corrective measures should be taken."






Overeaters Anonymous logo

Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.

There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.

Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.