“Always to extend the hand and heart of OA to all who share my compulsion;for this I am responsible.”

Utah Soaring Intergroup

of Overeaters Anonymous

Utah Soaring Recovery

Utah Soaring Recovery Materials

The following material consists of a good number of locally produced literature. Locally produced literature may also include material for public information or professional outreach efforts in a specific area, or OA recovery-oriented literature. This literature has been locally produced by the OA Utah Soaring Intergroup. The content reflects the experience, strength and hope of our local members. It is not OA Conference- or board- approved and does not represent OA as a whole.

The material is free, but donations would be gratefully accepted. A button for your contributions can be found at the bottom of this page.

Intergroup List of Sponsors

Our guiding orginization, Alcoholics An was stricken with a powerful urge to drink, this thought came to him: “You need another alcoholic to talk to. You need another alcoholic just as much as he needs you!” The same is true in our fellowship. We have a tremendious asset if we can exeriance on a continuing, individual basis with another compulsive eater discussions on how they recovered and help us see how we can apply their learning to our situation.

You do not need a sponsor to join OA. But after a while you may be confused and apprehensive. People at meetings are more than willing to answer your questions, but often there are other questions, perhaps more personal, that may be frustrating you. That is where a sponsor can help.

The important thing to realize is that a sponsor is not a guru. A sponsor only has their experience, strenth and hope to offer you. Not advice; find someone who has experience overcoming the difficulties you are facing and ask them how they did it. There is a good chance it might work for you too.

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Secretary and Treasurer Materials

If you›ve been elected Treasurer or Secretary of your group or intergroup and finding the prospect a bit daunting the World Service Office of OA has several suggestions and documents available for you.

The secretary material has, for instance, an excellent pamphlet Strong Meetings that will help your group be effective in supporting its members and inviting to newcomers.

The treasurer materials has several suggestions and guidelines for budgeting, prudent reserves and fund-raising.

View OA Secretary Materials: Secretary

View OA Treasurer Materials: Treasurer

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Welcome to the Newcomer

The first few meetings can sometimes be a bit intimidating to someone who is new to Overeaters Anonymous or 12 Step Programs in general. We have put together a short introduction to the program and a set of common “jargon” you will probably hear and will wonder just what we are talking about.

This is a guide giving what has worked for a number of us and some ideas for your recovery.

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Strong Abstinence Checklist

The Strong Abstinence Checklist and Writing Exercise is now available from the Overeaters Anonymous World Service Office. Use this valuable tool every day to support you in keeping your abstinence strong and intact. You may also use it as the focus for meetings and workshops.

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A Collection of Twelve Step Prayers

The concept of prayer is generally used to denote a way to communicate a concept of infinite knowledge and power. Concepts, other than those utilized by traditional religion, do exist. One fundamental idea of God, based upon the basic text of AA, (see pg 55 of the Big Book), is being offered in this material. Some individuals may find the approach is useful in their personal recovery.

Regardless of whatever approach to faith you choose for yourself, you can be assured that there is a power for good, and you can utilize it in your life.

The prayer collection is a commonly found set of prayers found in Overeaters Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. If you have a favorite prayer from recovery literature, that has been left out, please give it to someone in intergroup or send to the Communications Committee for consideration: Communications Committee.

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A Tribute to Rozanne

John K. gave a heartfelt and moving eulogy to Rozanne S. at the 2014 Los Angeles Intergroup (LAIG) sponsored retreat honoring Overeaters Anonymous’ 54th birthday.

The OA Promise (Rozanne’s Prayer): I put my hand in yours, and together we can do what we could never do alone. No longer is there a sense of hopelessness, no longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady willpower. We are all together now, reaching out our hands for power and strength greater than ours, and as we join hands, we find love and understanding beyond our wildest dreams.

Also, please see the memoriam by Overeaters Anonymous at Rozanne S.

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OA 12 and 12 Index to the OA Twelve and Twelve

A comprehensive index to the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous.

The content of our 12 & 12 has been thoroughly indexed by concept as well as term.  This index is based on the 2011 edition.

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Abstinence Presentation

A sixteen slide PowerPoint presentation for discussing the concept of abstinence to a general audience.  As part of OA’s strategic plan, the Region Chairs Committee has created this Abstinence  PowerPoint presentation to assist your group or service body in exploring the concept of abstinence.

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Utah Soaring Group Rep Guide

A package of information to support the new Intergroup Representative in their service position. We want the “newcomer” to intergroup and want you to have a positive experience.

Download the latest revision to the Utah Soaring Intergroup Rep Manual.

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Recovery Daily Review Guide

Many members of Overeaters Anonymous find their recovery strengthened each day by doing a daily review such as the one outlined in this guide.

Here is a simple two page format that takes you through planning out your day, reading literature, having gratitude and ending with a review of resentments, fears, etc. as outlined in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. A great place for notes to share with your sponsor.

The guide can be printed out in any size. Use any portion that helps and leave the rest. Special thanks to AA and OA Region One for their part in developing this guide.

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Utah Soaring Bylaws

Our bylaws are Utah Soaring intergroup’s operating manual. This document formalizes how the intergroup functions to serve the local fellowship.

The bylaws define:

  • The Service Board and how it will function
  • Roles and duties of Service Board members
  • Rules and procedures for holding meetings, electing the Service Board, and appointing Committee Chairpersons
  • Other essential corporate governance matters

To vote at the World Service Business Conference (WSBC), each intergroup must be register as per OA, Inc. Bylaws, Subpart B, Article VI, Section 2a). The registration process requires the intergroup have an approved set of bylaws.

Bylaws are generally not public documents, but making them readily available increases accountability and transparency and encourages your trusted servants to pay closer attention to them.

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Strong Meeting Checklist

The Strong Meeting Checklist is part of OA’s 2008-2013 Strategic Plan. It is not enough to make the public aware that OA exists and can be a solution to compulsive eating; meetings have to be strong and must function effectively for people to “stay for the miracle” and for OA to continue to grow and be there for those who need it in the future.  Consider doing an inventory of your OA meeting using the checklist.

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Donations to Utah Soaring Intergroup

For group Seventh Tradition donations, please go to the intergroup business page. If this is a personal donation, thank you! Your donation will go to providing Utah-wide support for Overeaters Anonymous groups and events and getting the message of recovery to those who are suffering from this illness. Thanks again!