Overeaters Anonymous Sonoma County serves the county of Sonoma and rural areas including but not limited to Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Cotati, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park and part of Napa.
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 compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.
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To the Newcomer
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of people 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.
New Virtual/Email meeting
Working the Spiritual Principles (OA meeting #99088, under Sonoma County IG):
This is a new Step and Tradition Principles Study. Each Friday, an email is sent, with a topic share that applies to the spiritual principles corresponding to the month/step/tradition. To participate, you simply reply-all with your own share to the topic. There is no requirement to participate if added to the meeting list, but we do ask that there be no cross talk, and that you share personal experience, strength and hope that you have learned from the program. Our focus for this email loop are the Spiritual Principles of the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions. Quotes on these topics come from the OA/AA approved daily readers only. If you are interested in joining, please email AubreyValenzuela@gmail.com.
Spring into Action - 2021 Virtual Weekend Retreat, presented by Sonoma County OA Intergroup. April 16 - April 18, 2021. This year we have invited 2 presenters to share their experience living the OA 12 Step Program of Recovery. Download flier with details here.
Register for the retreat here.
The retreat committee is looking for people to help with the following during the retreat:
If you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Fall 2020 Sonoma Serenity here!
Meetings During COVID-19 Pandemic
Meetings have been moved online to Zoom or been suspended due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place. See the Local Meetings page for all meeting details.
Please send us any updates you have on the status of Sonoma County meetings as you become aware of them.
NEW MEETING! Friday 12:15 pm Cotati meeting via Zoom: via Zoom, using meeting ID 861 1594 2219; password is: recovery. This is a new meeting (OA # 57188) that will meet at Church of the Oaks when face-to-face meetings resume.
More Area Meetings
For workshops, conventions, retreats, and other special events, see the EVENTS page!
7th Tradition Suggestion
If you are conducting meetings online, you may be wondering how to collect the 7th tradition. One suggestion has been that you ask attendees to track their attendance and set aside 7th tradition funds to bring in when face-to-face meetings resume.
The Sales Tax Form for Literature is available on the Intergroup (IG) Documents page: Please have your literature taxes submitted to IG by August 31st. This will allow IG to submit entire tax responsibility to State by end of September. If you have any questions, please discuss with your group's IG representative.