A group consists of two or more people. Each group practices the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. No member of a group is required to practice any actions to remain an OA member or to have a voice at a meeting.
2017 Sponsorship Day (19th August)
Hosted by Rowville Group. See flyer below for details.
Two or more groups can form an intergroup (IG). The intergroup provides services to existing groups within its geographical area and spreads the OA message of recovery to those who still suffer. Melbourne Intergroup meets on the first Saturday of the month (except January) from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon at the OA Office, 70 Punt Road, Windsor
September 2017 Share-a-thon (23rd September)
Hosted by Laverton Group. See flyer below for details.
OA has 10 regions worldwide that maintain direct communication with groups and intergroups. Regions sponsor local conventions and assemblies. Regional assemblies also nominate trustee candidates to serve on OA’s Board of Trustees (BOT), whose members are elected at the World Service Business Conference (WSBC).
World Service Office (WSO)
The WSBC, attended by delegates from around the world, meets annually each May to conduct the business of OA and to elect the 16-member Board of Trustees. The board acts on behalf of all members of the OA Fellowship. The World Service Office (WSO) works with the BOT to provide quality support and services to the entire OA Fellowship.
I.D.E.A. – International Day Experiencing Abstinence
Since 1992, on the third Saturday in November, members of Overeaters Anonymous worldwide observe an International Day of Experiencing Abstinence (IDEA). The OA Fellowship created IDEA Day to encourage members and newcomers to abstain from compulsive overeating. This year IDEA Day is celebrated on Saturday 18th November.
This day recognizes the strength of the Fellowship worldwide. On the last Saturday in February, at 11:30 a.m. OA members pause to reaffirm the strength inherent in OA’s unity.
12TH STEP WITHIN DAY
On the 12th December to encourage OA service boards, meetings and individual members to reach out to those within the Fellowship who are still suffering from eating behaviours.
Celebrated on the third Saturday of January each year. WORLD SERVICE BUSINESS CONFERENCE