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.
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.