Tuesday, 28 of April of 2015


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Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who through shared experience and mutual support, 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 organizations, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.”













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This web site is for use only by those who desire to stop eating compulsively. Please respect the privacy of the meeting contacts listed by refraining from using their information for any other purpose.

Email to websitecoordinator@oawmass.org or Call the Western Massachusetts Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous Office at 413-783-4198 to locate an appropriate resource for the information you need.

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WMI Retreat 2015

OA Western Mass Intergroup 39th Annual Retreat May 29th

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The Monday Springfield Meeting will change its
time to 6 to 7 pm starting December 1st.



If you have EVENT information for the
website please let us know – go to Submit An Event page

12 Step Workshop


Our Solution is a program of recovery —

A program of 12 simple steps.


By following these steps, thousands of compulsive over eaters have stopped eating compulsively


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Abstinence Workshop 4/25/2015

The Difference between Abstinence
and a Food Plan Workshop

2pm – 5pm

St John’s Lutheran Church
295-303 Arch st.
New Britain, CT 06051

Join us for a workshop with speakers,
a raffle, break out groups and sharing.

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New Principles Meeting

Starts May 4th 2015

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OA Step Study Meeting 5/21


Thursday May 21 2015 – 699 Spfld St, Feeding hills MA 01030

 St. Davids Episcopal Church 10am – 11:30am

This event is wheelchair accessible :)


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2015 WMI Retreat 5/29

Join us for the 39th Annual WMI Retreat.
May 29, 30 and 31st, 2015

An experienced retreat Leader will walk us through the 12 Steps of
Overeaters Anonymous over 3 days. Fellowship, workshops, meetings,
activities in a garden setting

Genesis Spiritual Life Center
53 Mill Street
Westfield, MA

5pm – 12pm

This event is wheelchair accessible

Tranquility Retreat 6/19

Incarnation Center  – June 19, 2015
253 Bushy Hill Road
Ivoryton, CT 06442

7:30PM – 1:00PM

Yes, this facility wheelchair accessible?

Suggested Donation: $210

This is a weekend retreat focused on
The Promises in a beautiful natural setting
of 700 wooded acres; campfire mtgs. on Fri. and Sat.
nights; free time for hiking and swimming Sat. afternoon.
Cost includes two nights lodging, 5 meals.
Retreat ends Sunday after lunch.

Sponsored by the Southeastern CT Intergroup

Limited to 37 people – register early!

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Committee News


Newsletter for OA Summer 2014 No Flyers

Are you interested in strengthening your program? Are you interested in reaching out to the compulsive eater who still suffers? Contact PIPO@oawmass.org and ask how you can help.

Write an article for our newsletter Recovery Lines and submit it to newsletter@oawmass.org. Are you the contact person for your group? Let our correspondingsecretary@oawmass.org know.

WSO Region 6


Good Afternoon Delegates,

At the 2014 World Service Business Conference, an Ask-It Basket box collected questions of the delegates for response by the Board of Trustees. Those delegate questions and the trustee responses are available on the OA website under World Service Events.

Here is the link: AskItBasket_WSBC2014

If you have questions please contact me.


Sandy Hickox
Member Services Assistant
OA World Service Office
PO Box 44020
Rio Rancho, NM 87174-4020
505 891-2664
505 891-4320 (fax)


Hello all,

Here is my report from WSBC for 2014. For a complete look of the motions please go to www.oa.org WSBC page for a 2014 summary wrap up. It was again a spectacular time and I am thrilled to have been able to serve as WMI’s trusted servant. If you have any questions or would like me to come speak at your meeting, please do not hesitate to email me. Lyn WSBC@oawmass.org

delegate report WSBC 2014 52414 v3



Service Positions Available

Have you been thinking about giving service at the Intergroup level?

click here to read more in our updated Western Mass Intergroup Brochure

There are so many options of service available above the group level even if you can not make it to the monthly intergroup meeting.  To have your questions answered, please contact your group’s Intergroup Rep or any one on the Contact page.


WMI May 2014 Minutes-Final

More Minutes on Our Intergroup Meeting Minutes page CLICK HERE

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Mondays (Second Monday of every month)

Western Mass Intergroup Meeting

6:30 -8:30 pm

Holyoke Medical Center, Auditorium

575 Beech St, Holyoke, MA

Enter Holyoke Medical Center campus from Beech Street; drive past main entrance (circular drive), staying on road, steering right then left; go straight back to large parking lot; Auditorium Building entrance is to your left (follow signs).



[The only requirement for OA membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Tradition 3]

WMI meets the second Monday of every month.



Call for Officers for 2015

Nominations for WMI service positions will be held at the December Intergroup Meeting on December 8, 2014. All positions are open. Members interested or willing to apply please refer to the Western Mass Intergroup Brochure.   To assist you in helping to decide on a service position that is right for you, please refer to the Application for WMI officer. Bring a completed copy with you to the December Intergroup meeting and send an electronic copy to the chair@oawmass.org.  Elections will be held on January 12.