In order to promote unity among the local meetings and our members, OASV Intergroup’s monthly meetings serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas; serving the needs of its OA groups; and carrying the message of Overeaters Anonymous to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.
The OASV Intergroup meeting is held on the first Tuesday of every month from 7:15-8:15 PM, Pacific time. All are welcome to attend. OA members holding service positions are encouraged to participate each month. We encourage every OA meeting group to elect and send an intergroup representative to our monthly meeting (for information regarding becoming an Intergroup Representative, please view details further below).
Monthly Meeting Details:
Due to the current pandemic, the monthly Intergroup meeting is being held online. Join Overeaters Anonymous Silicon Valley Zoom Meeting – click here! Or, dial by your location: +1 (408) 638 0968 US (San Jose). Meeting ID: 840 4185 4878, Passcode: 700006
What is an Intergroup Representative (IR)?
In areas where an intergroup or service board has been formed, such as within OA Silicon Valley, each meeting group is invited to elect an intergroup representative or IR. Representatives from the various groups meet, at minimum, once per month, attending the hour-long intergroup meeting (see meeting details below).
In addition to keeping their group informed about things going on at the intergroup level or in other groups that attend the intergroup meeting, the representative is expected to participate in service activities undertaken by the intergroup; for example, by offering to support a special online or in-person event or helping with the workshops that serve OA meetings in the area or OA as a whole.
Should they arise, group problems can be resolved by sharing experiences at the intergroup meeting with representatives from other groups.
From its ranks of service officers and intergroup representatives, each intergroup selects representatives to attend regional assemblies
and delegates to attend the World Service Business Conference. These positions have abstinence and service requirements.
To learn more about OA membership, meeting groups, and service bodies, please view the OA Handbook for Members, Groups, and Service Bodies: Recovery Opportunities.