Lifeline Weekly

Here are some issues of Lifeline Weekly.

Lifeline Weekly is a special, bonus piece of literature delivered exclusively to e-Lifeline subscribers. Each week, you’ll find historic articles from the print version of Lifeline, along with inspirational quotes and spotlights on important OA news, events and deadlines.
Once you¹ve read your copy of Lifeline Weekly, we encourage you to forward it to OA members and other friends who might be interested in subscribing to e-Lifeline. Feel free to print out Lifeline Weekly and bring it to share at your next meeting.
Help us carry the message, while enjoying a weekly dose of inspiration from Lifeline Weekly!
The WSO Publications Department

Practice the Lifeline Three Rs

Renew…your Lifeline subscription

Remove…Lifeline’s deficit

Rejoice…a self-supporting Lifeline!

Can you and your meeting support Lifeline?

Please find a link for a flyer – print off and take to your meeting and encourage your members to subscribe to renew or order Lifeline Renewal Flyer Final (2)


JANUARY 2015 | 5/1/15 | LW01 2015-01-05 | 12/1/2015 | LW03 2015-01-19  | 19/1/2015 | LW03 2015-01-19 | 26/1/2015 | LW04 2015-01-26

FEBRUARY 2015 | 2/2/2015 | LW05 2015-02-02 | 9/2/15 | LW06 2015-02-09 | 16/2/15 | LW07 2015-02-16 | 23/2/15 | LW08 2015-02-23

March 2015 | 2/3/15 | LW09 2015-03-02 | 9/3/15 | LW10 2015-03-09



New OASEE Intergroup PO Box Address

Dear Fellow Members

I am writing to inform you that the OASEE Intergroup PO Box has a new address.  From this date on, please use the following address:

BM Box 6367

If you have any queries please contact the treasurer ( or myself (


Web Officer, OASEE

Twelve Step Within Flyers

Please find below two flyers from the Twelve Step Within Committee

OA Service Pyramid 2013

Message from Region 9

Two changes to the OA Website:

(1)The service pyramid has been updated. The “Groups” section of the
image now includes computer and telephone icons to reflect online and phone
meetings, and the BOT section now includes a 17th person to reflect the
Virtual Services Trustee. I have attached a PDF of the pyramid for your
use. You can find the pyramid on the Web site here:

(2) The “Newcomer Meeting Guidelines and Format” is now posted on the
Group Support page along with the other meeting formats:
In addition, the PDF is posted on the Documents page under both Group
Support and Meeting Formats.

Terry S
Publications Manager
Overeaters Anonymous
World Service Office

Please click here to see a diagram of the OA Service Structure Pyramid in 2013 | Service Pyramid2013_color

Suggested New Meeting Format

Suggested Meeting Format: Great for Meetings of All Sizes!

Check out the new format.   Does your meeting need to review their format to incorporate some of these ideas?

Recent updates to OA’s Suggested Meeting Format highlight abstinent sponsors, Seventh-Tradition contributions andLifeline subscriptions. The meeting format now includes the Abridged Tools of Recovery, which makes it fast and easy to review all nine tools. And as always, the format contains Our Invitation to You and the list of Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. It’s a lot of program information condensed into one package.

Click here to see new suggested meeting format | JAN 2013 suggested_meeting_format

9th Tool of Recovery – Action Plan

The World Service Business Conference has passed the Text defining the 9th Tool of Recovery – Action Plan.

This text will be published in the next printing of the “Tools of Recovery” leaflet. Groups are encouraged to publicise this text and perhaps print it out and insert it into your existing supplies of the leaflet so the tool can be actively used as soon as possible.

Please circulate this text to your meetings.


An action plan is the process of identifying and implementing attainable actions, both daily and long – term, that are necessary to support our individual abstinence and emotional, spiritual and physical recovery. While the plan is ours, tailored to our own recovery process, most of us find it important to work with a sponsor, fellow OA member and / or appropriate professional to help create it. This tool, like our plan of eating, may vary widely among members and may need to be adjusted as we progress in our recovery.

For example, a newcomer’s action plan might focus on planning, shopping for and preparing food. Some members may need a regular fitness routine to improve strength and health, while others may need to set exercise limits in order to attain more balance. Some of us may need an action plan that includes time for meditation and relaxation or provides strategies for balancing work, personal interactions with family and friends, and our program. Others may need help to organise their homes; deal with their finance; and address medical, dental or mental health issues.

Along with working the Steps on a daily basis, an action plan may incorporate use of the other OA tools to bring structure, balance and manageability into our lives. As we use this tool, we find that we develop a feeling of serenity and continue to grow emotionally and spiritually while we make measurable progress one day at a time.”

Statement on Abstinence and Recovery

The World Service Business Conference has agreed on a revised wording for the official Statement on Abstinence and Recovery. Please could you pass this information to your meetings.

“Statement on Abstinence and Recovery

Abstinence in Overeaters Anonymous is the action of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviours while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight.

Spiritual, emotional and physical recovery is the result of living the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve-Step program.”