Gold Coast Intergroup

Florida Beach

Gold Coast Intergroup

P. O. Box 5415
Lighthouse Point, FL 33074

Local Meetings

The Gold Coast Intergroup provides support to OA members and groups within the South Florida, Greater Fort Lauderdale area, including,

  • Boca Raton
  • Coconut Creek
  • Coral Springs
  • Dania
  • Davie
  • Deerfield Beach
  • Everglades Parkway
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Hallandale
  • Hollywood
  • Lauderdale ByThe Sea
  • Lauderdale Lakes
  • Lauderhill
  • Parkland
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Plantation
  • Pompano Beach
  • Miramar
  • Southwest Ranches
  • Sunrise
  • Tamarac
  • West Park
  • Wilton Manors
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    To the Newcomer

    Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet in order to help solve a common problem - compulsive overeating, which includes obesity, anorexia and bulimia. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.

    Please read "Our Invitation to You", check out our website and attend a meeting. What ever your problem with food, OA welcomes you.

    OA Related Announcements

            • Posted 8/12/2018: New OA Publication!

              To the Family of the Compulsive Eater is OA Conference-approved literature, and the revised pamphlet was adopted at the 2018 World Service Business Conference. The new 2018 pamphlet has been updated throughout and now includes OA’s Statement on Abstinence and Recovery.

               

              See the revised pamphlet in the OA bookstore: https://bit.ly/2Mekjd2

                
            • Posted 8/10/2018: A group of OA members have begun a new OA meeting to be conducted in Spanish at Rebel's Drop-In Center (Memorial Outpatient Behavioral Health Center) at 3400 N. 29th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33020. For additional information, please contact Doris at (305) 332-5832. [Of course, as for all OA meetings, the only requirement for attendance is the desire to stop eating compulsively.]
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            • Posted 8/2/2018:OA’s helpful relapse-prevention document “Been Slipping and Sliding? A Reading and Writing Tool” is now updated with page references for the OA Twelve and Twelve, Second Edition. Download and support your abstinence with these thirty prompts to help you work your program. Here is the direct link: https://oa.org/files/pdf/Been-Slipping-and-Sliding.pdf
            • Posted 7/28/2018: Calling all OA young timers! The Twelfth Step Within SOAR 8 committee is inviting all OA member 49 years old and younger to take a survey to learn how we can better serve you. Click here for survey. (print and mail in). Or, click here for electronic survey.
               
              Posted 7/25/2018: Goldcoast Intergroup invites all to a purely social fellowship event on August 11, 2018. Click here for details on printable flyer, which can be printed and taken to your meetings.
            • Posted 7/25/2018: New information about Meeting #50467 (formerly Tuesday eve at West Broward Club in Davie, and formerly at St. Benedict Episcopal Church in Plantation) has now relocated to "Milestones" in Cooper City at new time: Wednesday 6:45pm-7:45pm. Please see Find a Meeting > Local Meetings for full information or click here for further details.
          • Posted 7/24/18 OA World Service Bulletin for July 2018: click here to read online or download and print.
          • Posted 7/20/18: What's New From OA World Service? Click here for new Public Information material
          • Posted 7/15/2018: Newsletter Editor Needed:Do you have a desire to do service at the Intergroup level? Do you like to work  on your computer with graphics, text boxes, and page formats? Then you would be the perfect candidate to serve as editor of the "Unity", the Goldcoast Intergroup Newsletter. Published monthly, the "Unity" shares information to all Intergroup members about recovery and happenings in the local area. No writing experience is necessary as articles are submitted by members. For more information, please contact Andi, our Chair, at 954 295 1123 or goldcoastoa+chair@gmail.com .
          • Posted 7/8/2018: Meeting info change: Effective August 2018, the Saturday 10am-11am meeting at St. Benedict's Church in Plantation will be changing its format to Speaker Meeting on the first Saturday of each month, and  Big Book "Vision for You" for the remainder of each month. Please see Find a Meeting>Local Meetings for additional details, which are unchanged.
          • Posted 7/7/2018:  NEXT Intergroup Meeting: Sat August 25, 2018 10AM at The Community Church, 4433 Bougainvilla Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308 . PLEASE NOTE: This is now our new, regular location, and our new day is usually the FOURTH Saturday of each month. (Please check this page regularly for possible updates.) CLICK HERE for map and directions
          • Posted 6/21/2018: SAVE THE DATE: October 6, 2018 for Miami-Dade-Keys Annual Recovery Convention  Please keep an eye on EVENTS page on this website for addition information, fyer, and registration form to be posted when available Meanwhile, for questions, please call Dawn at 954 589 6839.
          • Posted 6/15/2018: Hot off the press: June Bulletin of Overeaters Anonymous World Service Office, containing Summary Report of May's Annual Business Conference; Ask-It-Basket; Third Qtr OA Newsletter: "A Step Ahead"; OA Policy Statement on Bariatric Surgery;Important dates and deadline; featured OA Bookstore items. Click here.
          • Posted 6/15/2018: Now available! The Twelve Step Workbook of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition, which breaks down each Step with questions and quotes that refer directly to the new Second Editon of The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous. Order in PRINT or INTERACTIVE PDF format at www.bookstore.oa.org
          • Posted 6/13/1018: Meeting #50467 (formerly Tuesday eve at West Broward Club in Davie) has terminated.
          • Posted 5/30/2018: Recovery Resources from Region 8 of Overeaters Anonymous: Looking for a sponsor? A speaker? Someone who'll answer the phone at a late hour? A way out of relapse? Click here for access to multiple recovery resources through the Region 8 website.
          • Posted 6/5/2018: The new Twelve Step Workbook, Second Edition  is now posted in the OA bookstore (www.bookstore.oa.org) and is available to purchase as a print paperback or as a downloadable, interactive PDF e-Workbook.
            Here are the direct links:
            print paperback: http://bookstore.oa.org/pc_product_detail.asp?key=A8844F63049045A09067A421AFB3D33C
            downloadable PDF: http://bookstore.oa.org/ pc_product_detail.asp?key=BF4C 186418594428A36C63D80D856738
          • Posted 5/20/2018: Newly approved World Services Business Conference of Overeaters Anonymous position statement on bariatric (weight-loss) surgery: In keeping with Tradition Ten, Overeaters Anonymous has no opinion on bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. In the spirit of Tradition Three, Overeaters Anonymous welcomes anyone with a desire to stop eating compulsively, including those who have had the surgery or are contemplating it. 
          • Posted 5/17/2018: The LARGE PRINT edition of the new Second Edition of The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous is now available for single orders in either print or electronic version. Click here for order form.
          • Posted 5/10/2018: 2018 OA World Service Business Conference Representative Report click here
          • Posted 5/10/2018: Forwards and Appendices from Overeaters Anonymous Third Edition are now available for free download. Read and share passages by mental, physical, and spiritual health professionals familiar with OA's benefits.Understand more deeply why compulsive overeaters everywhere have found a path to recovery by working the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous, and use these pages to carry the message to referring professionals, interested newcomers, and others. Click here to download.
          • Posted 4/23/2018: Just received from OA World Service a Suggested Group Inventory, consisting of thirteen questions suitable for use as self-assessment for any meeting that decides at a Business Meeting Group Conscience that they would like to do this. It doesn't get reported to anyone outside your meeting, as it's suggested only for self-assessment of the meeting by the meeting. There are also twenty four questions designed for individual members' self assessment, to help each member evaluate for themselves whether they are getting (and giving) all they can at each meeting, and how well they are following OA Traditions. Click here to see Inventory, and consider taking to next business meeting of the meetings you attend regularly.
          • Posted 4/16/2018: Just uploaded: "A Step Ahead" [2nd Quarter 2018] (OA World Service Quarterly Newsletter) See Newsletter Page on this website.
          • Posted 4/16/2018: ANNOUNCING NEW OA meeting beginning at 7pm on Tuesday, May 1, at Sober Today (purple room), 1621 S 21 Ave, Hollywood, FL 33020 at 7p. Special Focus: Women. Special Topic: For Today/Voices of Recovery/Meditation. Closed meeting=open to all those who have a desire to stop eating compulsively.. Contact: Lara 786-444-5432. 
          • Posted 3/21/2018: NEW! OA Twelve and Twelve, Second Edition available as e-book
            OA’s keystone book—The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition—is updated and improved, 28 years after its first publication. Created specifically as a study of the OA Twelve Step recovery program, the OA Twelve and Twelve, Second Edition has been revised for clarity and inclusivity—with a restructured, more useful Step Four chapter. Read how, through working the Twelve Steps and studying the Twelve Traditions, members have found “physical, emotional, and spiritual healing that we don’t hesitate to call miraculous.”      Amazon (Kindle): https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Steps-Traditions-Overeaters-Second-ebook/dp/B07BJ7FBF3/ref=sr_1_2_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521661361&sr=1-2&keywords=The+Twelve+Steps+and+Twelve+Traditions+of+Overeaters+Anonymous%2C+Second+Edition&dpID=416238vQZ%252BL&preST=_SY445_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
            Apple (iBooks): https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/twelve-steps-twelve-traditions-overeaters-anonymous/id1361166967?mt=11
            Barnes and Noble (Nook): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-twelve-steps-and-twelve-traditions-of-overeaters-anonymous-second-edition-overeaters-anonymous/1128209703?ean=2940159028860
          • Posted 3/21/2018: "What if I don't believe in God?"  is now available as a free pamphlet download on the OA website. This OA-approved pamphlet has been discontinued and is no longer for sale in the OA bookstore, but it still carries the Conference Seal of Approval and is a valuable voice of “OA members who do not express a belief in ‘God’ but work the OA program.” Download What If I Don’t Believe in God? and carry it to your meetings to support the unity and diversity of our Fellowship. Click here for the free download.
          • Posted 3/14/2018 Miami/Dade/Keys "Sunsteps" Newsletter, including Meeting List for Miami/Dade/Keys. Click at top of this page on Newsletter Tab.
          • Posted 3/14/2018: The NEW edition of OA 12&12 paperback is now available at bookstore.oa.org. Click here for ordering information.                   
          • Posted 3/11/2018: as discussed at Feb 2018 Intergroup Meeting: Suggestions for making meetings more Newcomer-Friendly! click here
          • Posted 3/8/2018:  You can order from Amazon.com "A New Beginning: Stories of Recovery from Relapse." click here to order
          • Posted 2/26/2018: Just scheduled new OA Step Study Workshop to begin Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6:45PM until 8:30PM at Community Presbyterian Church in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. (See Events Page on this website for details).
          • Posted 2/20/2018: Just received latest edition of "Professional Community Courier," a publication intended to inform your medical professionals about OA. Here's the link to a downloadable or printable copy (four pages):https://oa.org/files/pdf/Courier.pdf
          • Posted 2/8/2018: Just posted Palm Beach OA newsletter: Click "Newsletter" tab above, then scroll down to "Palm Beach Connections".
          • Posted 2/8/2018: Just posted Palm Beach OA meeting list. Click "Find a Meeting" tab (top of this page), then click "Local Meetings", then scroll to bottom of Broward Meeting list for Palm Beach Listings.
          • Posted 1/17/2018 : Region 8 of OA is seeking volunteers for a late night call list to help members with late night eating urges. Click here for more info.
          • (posted 12/14/17) Message from our OA Region 8 Twelfth Step Within Committee (click here)  
          • (posted 11/19/2017) Exciting news: GoldCoast Intergroup now publicizing meeting info on Meetup.com.click here for more info..
          • (posted 11/13/2017) Overeaters Anonymous World Service News Bulletin November 2017. Click here.
          • (posted 10/30/2017) OA Region8 Business Assembly Miami DRAFT minutes
          • (posted 10/30/2017) Newly formed Unity with Diversity Committee inviting volunteers: contact Booky at odatbook@yahoo.com
          • (posted 10/17/2017) Just uploaded latest issue OA World Service Quarterly Newsletter, "A Step Ahead". Click here.
          • (posted 10/4/2017) SOAR8 Newsletter for Fall 2017 just posted (see Newsletter page) 
          • Posted 9/26/17: New Meeting: "How & Why - Steps and Traditions group of OA" Mondays at 7pm at West Broward Club, 5625 S. University Dr., Davie, FL 33328. Contact: Lee at 954 701 7074.
          • Posted 9/21/2017: The new, revised Public Information Service Manual (#762) is now available in the OA bookstore at bookstore.oa.org. Please share the news of this resource with members, groups, and service bodies. Click here for ordering information.
          • Posted 8/29/2017: www.oa.org: newly published public information poster with tear-offs to publicize your meeting. Click here to see award-winning poster and order form. 
          • Posted 8/29/2017: www.oa.org newly published 3x5" sticky notes to inform public about your meeting. Click here to see "sticky " and order form.
          • Posted 8/17/2017: Tues eve Boca meeting at Stratford: CHANGE START TIME from 6:30pm to 6:00pm.
          • Posted 8/13/2017: New Miami-Dade Beginners Meeting began 8/2: Wed 6pm Aventura. Click here for flyer.
          • Posted 7/19/2017: Welcome Back Campaign (a Twelfth Step Within activity for your meeting to consider: click here for Lifeline article.)
          • Posted 8/13/2017: New Miami-Dade Beginners Meeting began 8/2: Wed 6pm Aventura. Click here for flyer
          • Posted 7/15/2017:OA Gold Coast Intergroup Newsletter, the Unity, seeking articles. Send to: goldcoastoa+unity@gmail.com

            Posted 7/12/2017: Report of 2017 OA World Service Annual Business Assembly click here for report

          • Fork Poster: downloadable and printable poster for hanging on announcement boards (with permission from owner, of course) at your condo, super market, gym, medical office, etc. click here for printable download 
          • Just posted June 12, 2017: OA World Service News Bulletin click here
          • Meeting time change: Boca Raton Mon eve at Regents Park Nursing Home has moved to 7pm.
          • OvereatersAnonymousOfficial New OA Website for Virtual/Online Meetings click here
          • Daily Phone Meeting: "A Vision For You "
          • Recent video from OA World Service on "Breaking Out of Relapse " click here
          • Region 8 Representative Report: Memphis November 2016 click here
          • Unity With Diversity publication from OA World Service (Feb. 2017) click here
          • Message from R8 Twelfth Step Within Committee 2017 May 12 click here
          • News Bulletin of OA World Service, May 2017 click here

                


           

           












     

     

     

     




    Overeaters Anonymous logo

    Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, 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 organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.

    Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors, and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.