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OLGA Palm Beach, Florida Chapter

Attention all Floridian game addicts! I am very pleased to announce...
The Palm Beach Chapter of OLGA is now active!

When: Every 2nd Saturday of the month from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: In beautiful Palm Beach County at...
The Crossroads Club - Room E (http://thecrossroadsclub.com/)

1700 Lake Ida Road
Delray Beach, FL 33445

Directions:
From Interstate 95:
Take the W Atlantic Ave. exit West (Just south of Woolbright and north of Linton).
Turn north (right) on N Congress Ave.
Turn east (right) on Lake Ida Road.
Take the first right, if you pass under the i95 overpass you have gone too far.
Turn left at the fork.

From the Turnpike:
Take the W Atlantic Ave. exit East.
Turn north (left) on N Congress Ave.
Turn east (right) on Lake Ida Road.
Take the first right, if you pass under the i95 overpass you have gone too far.
Turn left at the fork.

For more information: Feel free to call me at 561-350-8116 or email me at JennSerene@gmail.com

If you want to meet up outside of the once-a-month meeting, just let me know with a phone call, text, email, or PM on the site and I will be very happy to meet up with you :)

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I just spoke with the guy who runs The Crossroads, and he practically gave me free choice of any time I wanted!!! I tried to choose the most convenient time so that someone could most easily come down to the meeting. I am so unbelievably excited about this. The meeting is taking place in the middle of one of the highest traffic times at The Crossroads, so there will hopefully be lots of exposure as people find out about the meeting. I am planning on making fliers to put at the front table so that anyone can pick up information about the meeting. Does anyone have a pre-made copy of a flier that I can modify? Otherwise I will throw one together myself.

I will be at every meeting except for March 13th and April 23rd as well as every 6th Saturday after that, since I have a weekend event every 6 weeks that I attend.

Jennifer

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Wonderful, and may you have

Wonderful, and may you have great success in helping gamers in your community, Honey!

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YES,thats awsome news

YES,thats awsome news Honey!!!and like laurel said may you have great success in helping others.

"It's all in your mind...Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life.If you continue to believe as you have always believed,you will continue to act as you have always acted.If you continue to act as you have always acted,you will continue to get what you have always gotten.If you want different results in your life or your work,all you have to do is change your mind." Anonymous...

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Congratulations. Unfortunatel

Congratulations.

Unfortunately, Olganon World Services, Inc. has no flyers at this time. You'll have to throw one together yourself. Be sure to put on the flyer that Olganon.org has no affiliation with the facility where the meeting is being held.

Great News!

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YAY!  Gratz/good work honey!

YAY! Gratz/good work honey!

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  Congratz !!!    So is

Congratz !!!

So is this begining this Saturday March 6th ?

" ... don't question it just go" "... where the body goes the mind will follow"
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Yep!! This next Saturday, I

Yep!! This next Saturday, I will be there! The Saturday after that though I won't be.

Thank you everyone :D

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I made a flier, but I want

I made a flier, but I want to get some feedback on it before I start printing it out and stuff.

You can see the current version of it here... http://bit.ly/d5D18O

That links to a google document. Just click on the flier once it comes up to get a full size version of it.

This saturday, the first OLGA meeting, and I am expecting at least two other people to come ^_^ There is a friend of mine who technically qualifies for OLG-ANON because she is my friend :P as well as another friend who just stopped playing video games like... a few days ago.

I can't wait!

EDIT: oops! forgot to mention that Olganon.org has no affiliation with The Crossroads... I will add that on later, no worries!

EDIT 2: Updated the flier, it now shows the "Olganon.org has no affiliation with The Crossroads Club" at the bottom, and also I changed the starting date to the 20th of March so that I can put it out there now without people coming to an empty meeting next week.

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Looks good.  Good luck with

Looks good. Good luck with the meeting.

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The daisy, by the shadow that it casts,

Protects the lingering dewdrop from the sun." -------William Wordsworth

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  I think my GF has plans

I think my GF has plans for us to ride down to Maimi Saturday. If I get back early enough I may try to stop in to say hello.

If not I wish you Luck and success in your meeting !!!

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Cool flyer

Cool flyer

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Had an absolutely fantastic

Had an absolutely fantastic meeting!!! ^_^ That friend who just stopped playing video games came by and we talked through the whole meeting, and then for like two hours after the meeting ended, lol! It was great :D

I had such a great time and can't wait for the meetings to come! ^_^

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Wonderful news, Jennifer! 

Wonderful news, Jennifer! Big gratz!

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Wonderful news!

Wonderful news!

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  Gratz on getting your

Gratz on getting your meeting going !!!

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Second meeting of OLGA -

Second meeting of OLGA - Except I was the only one. Oh well, not surprised in the slightest. I know it will probably take a bit before people start coming.

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Sorry to hear that. Hang in

Sorry to hear that. Hang in there, though. I'm sure you're right. It just takes time.

JJ

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I encourage, your continues

I encourage, your continues forward.

To the open a group the first time is hard but little by little the group grows. Thank you for opening a new group.

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  I will try to visit your

I will try to visit your meeting when I can. My new home is taking up a LOT of my time right now. Guess that is my own fault for buying a fixer upper ...

" ... don't question it just go" "... where the body goes the mind will follow"
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Another meeting alone, but

Another meeting alone, but its okay, I know this is gunna take a while. Besides, people took the entire stack of fliers I put out over the last two weeks... so I am sure some people will be coming soon :)

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This is true,even if no one

This is true,even if no one showed up you can still pass the word around ,and get some info to new people, and get them thinking about it. Then before you know it you will be swamped with a boatload wanting to find out more, and come to your meetings.

"It's all in your mind...Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life.If you continue to believe as you have always believed,you will continue to act as you have always acted.If you continue to act as you have always acted,you will continue to get what you have always gotten.If you want different results in your life or your work,all you have to do is change your mind." Anonymous...

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Hi Honey -     Let me

Hi Honey -

Let me lend my support to your efforts! Yes, starting a new group takes faith and patience, and yes, there may be weeks where you are the only one who shows up. That's the way it goes with a new group for a relatively young program directed to an activity that most don't realize can be addictive and destructive.

Part of the problem is getting the word out to a population that is, by definition, reclusive. But they are out there, and I am confident that if you build it, Honey, they will come. The fact that your flyers are gone is a really good sign! But even if they don't come for a while, take comfort in the fact that you are doing something you believe in, something that is intended to help other people.

Hang in there!

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You believe in . Courage !

You believe in .

Courage ! :) Hello from Spain Europe !

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Another meeting spent

Another meeting spent alone.

I am starting to struggle with motivation regarding this. I am questioning if I chose a bad time to have the meeting, or whether this is even something I can really do.

Hrm.

Also, it seems that most of the people taking my fliers are gambling addicts.

Oi vey!

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Hi Honey, Thanks for your

Hi Honey,

Thanks for your post. Sorry about the meeting turnout.

I think you are showing a great deal of commitment to your sobriety. Honestly, I am very proud of you and grateful to know you. You are truly an inspiration.

Sincerely,

JJ

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Nobody came to today's

Nobody came to today's meeting, nor the one last weekend either.

Also, I will not be able to go to the meeting next weekend.

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Sorry to hear that Honey. 

Sorry to hear that Honey. You've been trying so hard. It's frustrating I know.

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The daisy, by the shadow that it casts,

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Honey, Hang in there girl.

Honey,

Hang in there girl. You are doing a really beautiful thing and if you can make a difference to even one person's life it's worth it. Keep those meetings up, word will get out and eventually someone who is still back and forth in their mind about it will decide to finally come after he keeps seeing the fliers week after week!

A

p.s. did you try posting a notice at the local colleges and libraries?

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Don't give up, Honey!  What

Don't give up, Honey! What you are doing is important!

Have you tried using meetup.com as a way of getting the word out? Log on to meetup.com and search for online gamers anonymous - you will find the DC and Utah groups - maybe you can get some ideas for starting your own site on meetup.com. It's simple to set up the group. The DC group has gotten a couple of people to show up who heard about us on meetup.com.

Good luck!

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Sorry to hear that Honey. I

Sorry to hear that Honey. I will call you tomorrow if thats ok. :D

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That is a really good idea

That is a really good idea to put it up on meetup.com... I will have to look into that.

Also, I need to give my brother my fliers so that he can put them up at some other recovery places.

Enjoyed chatting with you yesterday, John :)

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  Just wanted to say a big

Just wanted to say a big Thank you to Honey for all the work she has been doing to get the Palm Beach Chapter off the ground. It is a lot of work and can be very frustrating in the begining but you are doing GREAT !

I had the pleasure of meeting Honey last night at a special impromtu meeting of the Palm Beach Chapter. There were 5 of us all together.

I would like encourage anybody in the area who is interested in meeting with other people who will understand where you are coming from when you talk about your difficulties in quitting gaming. Even if you just stop in to say hello for a few minutes to chat I think you will find it is very worthwhile to at least check it out.

" ... don't question it just go" "... where the body goes the mind will follow"
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5 people?  Thats

5 people? Thats awesome!!! Good job guys! A special gratz to Honey! :)

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Sorry it took me so long to

Sorry it took me so long to reply here - I have just been going through a very difficult time in my other fellowship... feeling like I am only a few weeks sober all over again.. guhhh. Doing better now though!

Thank you BigH, jjguy, and Xandtar (even though you posted in the old thread :P ) for your support here! And thanks as well to the JamesW and his lovely girlfriend (can't remember your username here, lol ). Met up with BigH, Xandtar, JamesW and his girlfriend about a week ago now and it was great :) I got sooo much out of it!

I am thinking of switching my meeting to a once or twice a month meeting until people start actually showing up. I need to speak with the guy who runs the Crossroads about that though.

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It was great to meet with

It was great to meet with you too ~ a good time was had by all. :)

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    Wow - this is such an

Wow - this is such an inspiration. Well done Honey :)

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You're welcome & thank

You're welcome & thank you. I really enjoy talking to you and our friendship. :)

Sincerely,

JJ

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I am lowering the meetings

I am lowering the meetings down to once a month - Every 2nd Saturday.

This upcoming meeting today just happens to be the 2nd Saturday :)

If any one in the area wants to meet up with me out side of the once-a-month meeting time just let me know!

EDIT: I just updated the first post in this thread to reflect the change.

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Hello! I'm new to this

Hello!

I'm new to this fellowship, and would like to attend meetings. I live in the South Miami area, but would definitely drive up to Palm county for a meeting! Thanks

Ruben

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Greetings, Ruben, from a

Greetings, Ruben, from a fellow Floridian!

I am a bit north of you in Broward County. Perhaps a few of us could get together one of these upcoming weekends?

I find that it really helped me talk about the problems and issues, especially when I was first trying to stop gaming. :)

Hope to hear from you soon!

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Hello Ruben! The next OLGA

Hello Ruben! The next OLGA meeting is June 12th, but if you want to get together before that we can absolutely find a time and place that is convenient for all of us :) I actually work in Broward county so maybe one of these weekdays in the evening we could meet up down there, so you don't have to drive quite as far.

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Meeting today! I understand

Meeting today! I understand that there will be at least one other person at the meeting today :) And maybe more, who knows?

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Hope that you get bunches.

Hope that you get bunches. But another person is always great too. :)

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u guys still doing these

u guys still doing these meetings? i live in S.W florida,a bit of a drive but maybe it would be a good idea

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So far as I know both

So far as I know both the Palm Beach and Tampa Bay chapters are active.

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  Hi LadyZee,  I don't

Hi LadyZee, I don't think there is a regularly scheduled meeting time in the Palm Beach / Broward chapter. A few of us get together over dinner from time to time.

I believe the Tampa Bay chapter does have a regularly scheduled meeting on alt Saturdays but I am sure one of the members will chime in with more specific details on that.

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There is a scheduled meeting

There is a scheduled meeting every 2nd Saturday - however due to lack of attendance it really hasn't been continuing. Please let me know here that you will be at the next one, instructions are on the first post of this thread, or call me at 561 350 8116 and we can arrange a time to get together :)

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Hello, My name is Major, and

Hello,

My name is Major, and I am a gaming addict. I have seen the OLGA website before but was to lazy to register. After seeing the special about gaming additcts on cable this weekend, I decided to join. I am a member of another anonymous 12 step program for 4 years, so I would be happy to be of service in "OLGA", and share my experience, strentgh and hope.

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Are there still meetings at

Are there still meetings at crossroads?

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No, there is currently no

No, there is currently no scheduled meeting at crossroads, however if you would like we can arrange a time to meet up - you can call or text me at 561-350-8116

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  Honey !  Good to see

Honey ! Good to see you. Haven't heard from you in quite some time. Hope all is well

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