Intergroup Documents

Intergroup Meeting Minutes

Official Documents of the OA Silicon Valley Intergroup:

Charter of the OA Silicon Valley Intergroup 

  • Legal document describing what the Intergroup is and its purpose
  • Adopted: May 5, 1987; Revised: December 2001, Revised: March 2011

Bylaws of the OA Silicon Valley Intergroup

  • Legal document describing how the Intergroup functions
  • Adopted: May 5, 1987; Revised: Dec. 2001, March 2011, Feb 2013, Apr 2015
  • Bylaws revised and adopted March 3, 2020

Policies of the OA Silicon Valley Intergroup 

  • Updated Policies for OA Silicon Valley Intergroup 
  • Adopted: May 5, 1987; Revised: May 6, 2014

WSBC Documents & Guidelines

WSBC Policy 1980b (Amended 2013)

Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of our program, always ensuring principles before personalities. This means that OA itself is not anonymous, but its members are. There are no exceptions. While OA may be publicized, we do not break our individual anonymity at the level of press, radio, films, television, and all public media of communication, and the recognizable facial exposure of persons identifying as OA members at the level of press, films, television, and all public media of communication is a violation of our tradition of anonymity, even though the first name only is given or the entire name is withheld.

WSBC Policy 1992a “Unity with Diversity” Policy

THE FELLOWSHIP of Overeaters Anonymous recognizes the existence of individual approaches and different structured concepts to working our Twelve-Step program of recovery; that the Fellowship is united by our disease and our common purpose; and that individual differences in approach to recovery within our Fellowship need not divide us.

THE FELLOWSHIP respects the rights of individuals, groups and service bodies to follow a particular concept of recovery within Overeaters Anonymous and encourages each member, group, and service body to also respect those rights as they extend the embracing hand of Fellowship to those who still suffer.

THE FELLOWSHIP encourages each duly registered group and service body to affirm and maintain the Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous by allowing any member to share his or her experience, strength and hope in meetings regardless of the individual approach or specific concept that member may follow. Duly registered is defined as being in full compliance with Bylaws, Subpart B, Article V

WSBC Policy 1988b, Amended 2002, 2009 and 2011)Abstinence in Overeaters Anonymous is the action of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight.

Anonymity in the Digital world