Special Events and Important Dates

2017 Intergroup Meetings – all are welcome to attend!

Intergroup meetings are held Saturdays from 12 – 2 pm in the  Gardiner Public Library Community Room, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike Gardiner, NY 12525, unless otherwise noted. Click on the library name for a map of directions.
January 21
March 18
May 13
July 15
September 16
November 18 – to be held at the Cornwall United Methodist Church during IDEA Day

2017 Event Calendar

Mid-Hudson Intergroup

    • January 21 – OA’s Birthday (third Saturday of January)
    • February 25 11:30 a.m. PST – Unity Day (last Saturday of February)
      This day recognizes the strength of the Fellowship worldwide.
      On the last Saturday in February, at 11:30 a.m. pacific standard time, OA members pause to reaffirm the strength inherent in OA’s unity.
    • May 19-21 – Spring Retreat
      Theme: Practice Makes Progress, Not Perfection
      Venue: St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon, NY 12508
      Click on event title for information and registration details.
    • August 19 – NEW OA HOLIDAY! – Sponsorship Day! (third Saturday of August)
      Sponsorship Day is a day to share your appreciation for your sponsor or for the opportunity to give service as a sponsor.
      See events listed below.
    • August 27- Minithon
      Theme: Bringing JOY to Recovery
      Venue: Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY 12742
      Click on event title for a printable flyer and more details.
    • October 7th – Clean Up Day
      Come help clean up one mile of Rte 299 to be of service and maybe make amends for when our wrappers and such went out the window to hide the evidence of our compulsive eating.
      Meet:  11am at the College Diner, 200 Main St., New Paltz, NY, the corner of Rte 299 and S. Ohioville Rd.
      Bring:  gloves, grabbers (if you have), and anything else to take care of yourself.
      Contact:  Chuck at 845-399-1873
    • November 18 – IDEA: International Day Experiencing Abstinence (third Saturday in November)
      This day encourages OA members worldwide to begin or reaffirm their abstinence from compulsive overeating.
      Venue: Cornwall United Methodist Church in Cornwall, NY 12518
      Check back here closer to the date for more details.
    • December 12 – Twelfth-Step-Within Day (annually on 12/12)
      A day to focus on carrying the message to OA members who are in relapse or still suffering from compulsive eating.
      Events TBD.

Region 6

    • August 19 – Sponsorship Day
      Held at Stepping Stones, 62 Oak Rd, Katonah, NY 10536 from noon to 3pm.
      This event requires individual tickets be purchased prior to the event.  Download the flyer for details.
    • October 20-22 – Region 6 Convention
      Where: Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel and Suites. Richmond Hill, Ontario
      Why: Sharing and listening to stories of recovery, along with working the steps, keeps us abstinent
      Early Bird Registration: $50 CAD, now through August 15, 2017.
      Click here for details.

OA World Service

    • August 19 – Sponsorship Day – World Service
      The Sunrise OA Phone Meeting is hosting “The Blessings of Carrying the Message” marathon from 8AM – midnight around regularly scheduled meetings.
      Phone number: 712-432-5200
      Access Code/Pin: 4285115#
    • World Service Business Conference
      World Service Business Conference (WSBC) is an opportunity to meet delegates from around the world and share the commitment to abstinence, recovery and carrying OA’s message.  The delegates will make decisions that will affect the entire Fellowship of Overeaters Anonymous.  It is the duty and privilege of the delegates to assure the future of OA through this participation and “our collective conscience”.
      Theme: Growing OA Unity Worldwide
      Dates: May 1–6, 2017
      Venue: Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel and Spa, Albuquerque, NM USA
      Registration: – Delegate Registration Instructions and Form – Note: this is an interactive PDF
    • For World Service Events page and calendar, click here.