BUDGET QUESTION & ANSWER SESSIONS
Hello, lovely Region One OA representatives! The Budget/Finance/Delegate Support team would like your input so we can present the best possible proposal for the 2018 budget. We invite you to participate in one or more of the three Q&A sessions we have scheduled.
The first two will be held on Uberconference, which means you can participate online or by phone.
Session 1: Sunday, 9/17/17, 4pm PDT
Session 2: Tuesday, 10/3/17, 7pm PDT
Session 3: Wednesday, 10/11/17, after the icebreaker session
To participate online go to: https://www.uberconference.com/oaservicework
To participate by phone, call 716-293-6819 and use PIN 08162.
Thank you and see you in Seattle!
-Deborah, Region One Treasurer
DO YOU NEED A ROOMMATE?
If you're looking for a roommate for Region One Assembly, we have a matching system! For those who are familiar with the WSBC system, it is very similar. We ask you to fill out this form and then weekly an email is sent around to all individuals who have signed up for the roommate matching. It is up to the individual to make contacts for roommates using the emailed list.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR REPRESENTATIVES
Region One is has budgeted funds to help Intergroups send a Representative to Assembly! If your intergroup can't afford to cover all of the expenses associated with assembly, you can request that Region One fund part or all of the trip. Below information on how to apply for funding and the application itself are linked.
Information on Requesting Funds from Region One
Assembly 2017 Representative Support Application
Applications for support must be submitted by August 1, 2017.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS / AIRPORT SHUTTLE
The hotel for the Region One Assembly and Convention is:
DoubleTree Suites By Hilton, Seattle Airport Southcenter, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188
Group Name: Region One of Overeaters Anonymous
Group Code: OEA
You are responsible for booking your own room, using your credit card. This card will remain on file for your room and tax charges, incidental charges, and no show" charges should you not arrive for your reservation and haven't cancelled 24 hours in advance.
TO MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE:
TO MAKE RESERVATIONS BY PHONE:
Toll-Free reservations assistance: 800-222-8733. Please provide group code OEA and verify you are reserving at the DoubleTree Suites By Hilton, Seattle Airport Southcenter, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188. (There is another DoubleTree near the airport.)
COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE INSTRUCTIONS:
The complimentary Sea-Tac Airport Shuttle Service runs 24-hours a day. Call the hotel at 206-575-8220 when you arrive at the waiting areas at Island #1 or Island #3 only. This is located one floor above baggage claim, cross over the sky bridge, and go down one floor to floor # 3. Call the hotel from the island. Return shuttles can be scheduled with front desk.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to get on the smaller shuttle van for the DoubleTree at Southcenter and not the large buses for the DoubleTree at the airport. Our shuttles are large white vans with a large brown stripe down the side.
ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION
Assembly will start at 7 PM on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 and go through the afternoon on Friday, October 13, 2017.
Please register for Assembly 2017 HERE! All Representatives are asked to make every effort to register, if possible, by July 11, 2017, but registrations will be accepted after that date.
Number of Representatives (per Region One Bylaws, Article III, Section 4:
Visitors are welcome at Assembly and do not have to register or pay a registration fee, but it is helpful for planning if we know you will be attending. Please let us know you will be attending by registering at the above link, which will also give you the opportunity to order a printed binder and a luncheon ticket.
Representatives: The $35 registration fee includes Thursday luncheon and a printed binder. Please contact the Region Treasurer at email@example.com if this fee creates a hardship for your intergroup.
We hope you will stay on after Assembly for our 2017 Region One Convention! Click HERE to register!
REGION ONE ASSEMBLY NOTEBOOK NOW AVAILABLE
The Assembly Notebook has all of the proposed amendments for Region One Bylaws and Policies and Procedures, reports from project teams, intergroups and Board members as well as the financial report from 2016. We highly encourage representatives to review the material before Assembly.
Also, prior to Assembly there are two conference calls being set up by the Budget/Finance/Delegate Support Project Team to hear your input for the proposed 2018 budget which is included in this notebook. Please see the information under 'Budget Question and Answer Sessions' on this page for the date time and call-in number for the calls.
ELECTIONS FOR R1 BOARD POSITIONS
The following Board positions are up for election at our 2017 Assembly:
Chair (2 year term) Chair Application
Secretary (1 year term) Secretary Application
Treasurer (2 year term) Treasurer Application
Member at Large (2 year term) Member at Large Application
Communications Coordinator (1 year term) Communications Coordinator Application
Region One Trustee (2 year term) Region One Trustee Application
Being on the Board is a great way to do service. A fully-staffed board helps ensure that intergroups have support and the members of Region 1 are well-served. Not only do you get to give back to the program, but you have the chance to learn new skills or hone ones you already have, as well as work with a fantastic group of people in recovery! The qualifications to be elected to a board position are as follows:
• Be a member of OA within the Region’s geographic boundaries.
• Have been abstaining from compulsive overeating for a least one year.
• Have two years of service above the group level, if a member of an intergroup.
• Have been a World Service Delegate, if possible.
• Be working the Twelve Step Program to the best of his or her ability and have taken the fifth step.
If you are interested in a specific board position, learn more about it by clicking on this link.
Applications should be sent to the Member at Large at MAL@oaregion1.org by August 1, 2017. If you are interested in a service position after this date, please contact the Member at Large.