“Adventure Into Action” OA Summer Retreat – July 12, 13 14, 2019
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Why on earth would anyone attend a retreat for Overeaters Anonymous?  My answer would be, why on earth not? 

Considering what I used to be like in my relationship with excess and binge foods, my gratitude is beyond what I dreamed that life could be without compulsive overeating.  The miracle is not that I no longer binge.  The miracle is that I no longer want to binge.  The obsession has been removed.

Life truly does take place in between meals and it is definitely a roller coaster ride at times.  Getting away to a retreat or any OA event allows for a “break away” from our ordinary daily activities which is so refreshing and healthy.  It allows us to focus on ourselves and take the Spiritual road to recovery in a beautiful setting.  We can walk away with support, strength, courage and understanding of situations we are experiencing in everyday life.  They say that if a meeting is like a shot in the arm, then a retreat is like a transfusion.

Our Summer Retreat Committee is excited about the venue at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.  We could also use more help on the committees – call Rosie O. at (602) 369-8444 or Susan L. at (602) 561-6775 to volunteer.  Our summer retreat committee is meeting at 12:15 PM at the OA office the second Saturday of the month for the next three months: April 13th, May 11th, and June 8th

We are also asking each meeting to pass the basket a second time to go towards gift cards to be raffled at the Summer Retreat as a fund raiser.  This can be done over a period of two to three weeks consecutively.  Gift cards in the amount of $10.00 to $25.00 for gasoline, home products, groceries, hobby supplies, or OA literature are appreciated. 

The money we make from the Retreat Raffle of gift cards helps Arizona Serenity in the Desert Intergroup (ASDI) send delegates to OA World Service Business Conference and Region 3 Assemblies.  These representatives and delegates represent all of our members as they do “the business of OA.”  Gift cards should be given to the Ways and Means Summer Retreat Committee Chair, Mindy – (602) 920-0826.

Keep the dates of July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 free!   A $50.00 deposit (nonrefundable) holds your space.    NAU has graciously allowed us to utilize Residence Hall “The Suites” one day before and one day after the retreat, which allows members to have some additional time away from the valley heat. 

Our dorm rooms have two separate spaces with a shared bathroom in-between, and the dorm is near the meeting room.  We have a great speaker leading the retreat with long term recovery!  Save up now and register for the early bird special for which payment is due prior to June 28, 2019.  Please go to our website to register on-line or download a brochure and sign up today!  http://www.oaphoenix.org

See you there!

Susan L.