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) meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 7pm.
Note: December’s IG has been moved to December 14 – same time period.
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.