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Mark Your Calendars!

Saturday, January 16 at 1:00 p.m. in Abilene at Mad Coffee, on corner of Hwy. 83/84 and FM 707, there will be a Convention Committee planning meeting. All committee members and all those willing to help with the Convention are invited.
Friday, January 29 – Fifth Friday Speaker Meeting in Abilene at 7:00 p.m. in Suite 112, Hinds Square Building, corner of South 1st and Chestnut.  Everyone invited.
Saturday, January 30, 10:00 a.m. – OA meeting, Shades of Hope conference center, Buffalo Gap.
Saturday, January 30 a workshop given by the Region 3 Trustee from 1-4:30 p.m. at Shades of Hope conference center.  Everyone invited.
Saturday, February 13, Valentine workshop and OA meeting at 10:00 a.m. at Shades of Hope conference center, Buffalo Gap.
Saturday, February 13, Big Country Intergroup meeting at 1:30 at Hinds Square Building, Abilene.
Friday through Sunday, April 13-15, 2016, Region 3 Assembly and Convention, at Hilton Garden Inn, Abilene.

Reach Out Your Hands to Welcome Region 3!

Reaching Out Our Hands-final logoBig Country Intergroup will welcome Region 3 of Overeaters Anonymous in Abilene at the Hilton Garden Inn for a Business Assembly and Recovery Convention April 15-17. Please feel free to print the material and distribute it far and near! And plan to COME!!! And sign up to help, too!

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Brochure: Reaching Out Our Hands

May 29th and 30th

We will have our 5th Friday meeting Friday, May 29th, at the Hinds Building at 7:00 p.m. The next day, Saturday, May 30, there is an Intergroup meeting at the same location. We will meet as soon as possible after leaving the 10 a.m. OA Meeting at Shades of Hope, arriving at the Natural Foods Center 2534 S. 7th in Abilene around 11:20. Then we will move to the Hinds Building for our regular Intergroup quarterly meeting followed immediately by a “Board Retreat” the quotation marks saying that’s the name, that you’re welcome to come if you meet the criteria: having a desire to stop eating compulsively.

The location of the Hinds Building and the room: 100 Chestnut, Hinds Square Building, Suite 112 (Come in south door, it’s the first door on the right.) If we cannot unlock the south door, the front door will be unlocked.


Come one, come all, to any and all of these events! Let it rain showers of blessings if it rains.

A Question about Diversity

The Region 3 Unity with Diversity Committee asks that you consider this question in your meeting sometime this month:

What measures do we take to provide meeting access to OA members who have challenges such as mental or physical disabilities or illnesses, or those who have allergies? What about those who have small children or those who rely on public transportation?

Meeting Changes

Three Abilene meetings have recently made changes. The biggest one, and the one that could leave you at the wrong place, deals with the Wednesday morning 8:00 a.m. meeting. Beginning Wednesday, February 4th, the meeting will discontinue gathering at Mission Abilene and move to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3150 Vogel Street, Abilene, TX 79603. This is Group Number 47781. The location is far northwest Abilene. Here is a link to the location on Google Maps.
And here is an image of the building. 

Two meetings, Sunday morning at Mission Abilene, and Monday noon at Hinds Square have adopted a meeting format involving the use of the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Workbook. Members write answers to questions about the steps from the workshop and share their writings during the meeting.

What are other groups doing? Let us put your news here! Email


Get OA News Here!

A Step Ahead, First Quarter, 2015, is now available as a free download on Here is the link:
The issue is jam-packed with nine pages of OA news, announcements, and articles by OA trustees and members. Please let members, groups, and service boards know the new A Step Ahead is available to read and share.
Thank you,
DeDe DeMoss
Publications Manager
Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.
PO Box 44020
Rio Rancho, NM  87174-4020