W.A. World Service Organization Newsletter
Living in Balance E-Newsetter October 2011
In This Issue
2011 W.A. World Conference in Austin,Texas
New Group Support section on website and Meeting Development Committee
Quick Links
We hope this correspondence finds you feeling good and
enjoying a balanced quality of life!

2011 World Conference is only a few weeks away!
There are
still some seats available. See below for links to the site for
online registration as well as the full conference schedule is displayed below.
Come join us in great FUN and FELLOWSHIP!

W.A. has a new meeting development committee and group
support section our website. Read below for more information.

Consider helping with a 7th Tradition contribution.

See info below.

Michele S., Outreach Coordinator
Workaholics Anonymous

Living in Balance, the WA print newsletter, needs your stories; finding WA, struggles and your progress in recovery.  Please send contributions to: newsletter@workaholics-anonymous.org.  

2011 W.A. World Conference in Austin, Texas!  

Sponsorship & Service - How it Works  

This year, the WA World Service Conference will be held Friday, October 28th through Sunday, October 30th, 2011 in Wimberley, Texas at the 7A Resort, with an optional Pre-Conference day on Thursday, October 27th. For more information see the 2011 Conference Flyer.



To register, print and send in the registration form and pay with a check or pay online for your registration, room, and pre-conference. Preregistration is required, seating is limited. Check out the schedule of sessions here on page three.


2011 W.A. World Conference Schedule 

Sponsorship & Service - How it Works      


Thursday, October 27th - Pre-Conference 

2-6pm -  Registration
Noon-6pm - Free Time

6:30-7:30pm - Dinner

8pm - Meeting - "What does abstinence look like?" Peter S. Chair

10:30-11:30pm Night Owl Meeting  


Friday, October 28th

6:30-7:30am - Early Bird Meeting
8 -9 am - Breakfast

9:30-11:30am -Board Meeting

12 Noon-1pm - Lunch

2-4pm - Free Time

3-6pm - Registration  

4-5pm - Meeting - "1st Step" Bruce D. Chair

6-7pm - Dinner

7:30-9pm - Speaker Hamilton B - 45 minutes of speaker   

and 45 minutes of comments - Topic: Sponsorship 

10:30-11:30pm - Night Owl Meeting


Saturday, October 29th

6:30-7:30am - Early Bird Meeting
8 -9 am - Breakfast

9:15-10am - Business Assembly/11th Step Workshop   

(Leader to be announced)

10am-Noon - Sponsorship Panel/Workshop Questions and Answers  

with Hamilton B and others

12 Noon -1pm - Lunch

1pm-2pm - 6th Step Workshop -  bring your workbook   

Led by Michele S.

1pm-2pm - 11th Step Workshop - bring your workbook   

(Leader to be announced) 

2-3:30pm - Speaker Gary K. 45 minutes of Speaker
and 45 minutes of comments - Topic: Service 

3:30-6pm - Free Time

5-6pm - Dinner

7:30pm - FUN!! Silent, Live Auction and Games

10:30-11:30pm - Night Owl Meeting


Sunday, October 30th

6:30-7:30am - Early Bird Meeting
8 -9 am - Breakfast

9:30-11:30 - Service Panel/Workshop Questions and Answers  

with Gary K and others

11:30-Noon -  Free Time

12 Noon- 1pm -  Lunch


Our Keynote Speakers:  

Hamilton B. - A long time AA member and former President of the National Council
of Alcoholism, author of the Hazelton non-denominational 12 step book:
"Sponsorship: How it Works". 


Gary K- A long time AA member and AA Trustee  for their General Service Organization.


New Group Support section on website
& Meeting Development Committee! 


We are happy to announce our new Group Support section on the W.A. website. 

There are helpful tools and materials available here that you can download for your group; meeting formats, types of meetings, tips on outreach, W.A. Public Awareness Guidelines, archives to news letters and much more!

Click here to view more. 



W.A. has also started a new Meeting Development committee in a effort to offer more ongoing support to new and existing groups. This committee reaches out to members in groups around the world to help them continue to build a strong meeting and local fellowship. Each committee member is assigned meeting contacts in regional areas.  


We are looking for more W.A. members to volunteer to help "sponsor" a group and offer them support and make sure they know about our new Group Support section on the website. This is a wonderful way to provide service and get to know other W.A. members around the world! 


Purchase Our Books Online!


The Book Of Discovery

Book of Discovery, W.A. WorkbookA guide to the 12 Steps  

The Workaholics Anonymous Book of Discovery is a
guide that provides step instruction, questions, activities, and stories-all with room to write and reflect as necessary, in a large spiral-bound, three-hole punch volume. The book is designed to lay completely flat so as to be easily used for writing as well as for protective storing in a three-ring notebook of your choice with other loose or extra pages if desired.  This workbook can be used alone, with a sponsor  or used with a group in a meeting format. 

Click here for online purchase    You can also purchase through the mail.  Price: $25. Plus $4.95 shipping and handling anywhere in the US. Send your check to WSO Web Payment Center, PO Box 56416, Portland, OR, 97238.


The Book of Recovery

W.A.'s first publication, The Book of Recovery is our main text. It has valuable information for all recovering workaholics; history, stories, guidance in working the steps and tools to help you with your recovery program! Click here for online purchase