What is an Intergroup?
An intergroup is an association of Overeaters Anonymous groups in a given geographical area. An intergroup’s primary purpose is to provide service for a number of local groups and better information about OA in a particular community. In so doing, it fulfills at the local level OA’s primary purpose – to carry the message of recovery to the still suffering compulsive overeater. By consolidating and coordinating outreach efforts, the intergroup can accomplish what one group or individual could never do alone. A successfully functioning intergroup is a fulfillment of the Ninth Tradition: “OA as such ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.” An important service an intergroup provides for its member groups is representation at regional assemblies and the annual World Service Business Conference, where intergroup delegates adopt policies, participate in committee work and approve literature. It is the channel through which information is exchanged between local OA groups and the region and world levels. Intergroups consist of officers, intergroup representatives or alternates, committee members, regional delegates, World Service delegates and visitors.
What does the Triangle Intergroup do?
We meet monthly in Raleigh to continue to work to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer. We maintain printed and phone lists of meetings. We provide assistance and guidance to new meetings. We provide a newsletter of member’s written contributions of experience, strength, and hope. We sponsor retreats and special events. We participate in our OA region and at the World Service level. We always welcome visitors to our monthly meetings and value your service in attending. Visit our Service Opportunities page to learn more about service positions at the IG level.
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