Intergroup (IG) is a clearinghouse through which groups and members can communicate quickly and efficiently for the purpose of OA business. Each group affiliated with Intergroup may elect a member (and an alternate) to represent the group at the monthly Intergroup Meeting. IG operates a 24-hour answering service, maintains a local meeting list, publishes a monthly newsletter, disseminates information to the public, keeps the World Service Office informed of meeting changes, and arranges marathons and retreats.

Intergroup (IG) usually meets the 3rd Wednesday of alternate months from 5:30 to 7pm.

To verify the correct meeting dates, please refer to the events calendar at Events

7th Tradition

Our 7th Tradition states that OA is fully self-supporting, accepting contributions only from OA members. While no fees or dues will ever be required for membership, OA needs help to keep its “rooms” open (virtual and in-person), provide opportunities for fellowship and carry its message to still-suffering compulsive overeaters.

Our 7th Tradition tells us to give to our service bodies. After paying rent, providing literature, and keeping a prudent reserve, it is suggested that each group send 60% to their local Intergroup, 30% to World Service Office (“WSO”), and 10% to their area Region. 

Local OA Group Treasurers can make contributions on behalf of groups as follows:


To Region 7:

To DC Metro Intergroup: 


Email a Board Member or Committee Chair by clicking on their name. To contact us by phone: 202.681.4056. Send an email to the entire Board below.

PO Box 44727
Rio Rancho, NM 87174-4727
Phone – 505-891-2664