Intergroup meeting – Sat Morning
33 Lewisham St
Dulwich Hill NSW 2203
What is an OA intergroup?
When several groups form in an area, they soon realize that they can better perform certain together rather than separately. So the groups may form an intergroup that is directly responsible to the groups it serves. Intergroups spring from a need to provide service for a number of local groups and better information about OA in a community (adapted from OA Handbook for Members, Groups, Intergroups).
Our Intergroup is the Sydney Intergroup and consists of all meetings in NSW, Australia. Intergroups spring from a need to provide service for a number of local groups and better information about OA in a community. Separate ‘Intergroups’ make up ‘Regions’ and then the ‘Regions’ (10 in all) combine to make up the World Service! Sydney Intergroup is part of Region 10 of Overeaters Anonymous. Region Ten consists of Overeaters Anonymous meetings and Intergroups from the following geographical locations: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, SouthEast Asia, and the Pacific Islands.
Our Intergroup meets on the 3rd Tuesday night or 3rd Saturday morning in alternate months. Anyone can attend- there are no rules about this. The normal makeup of the monthly Intergroup meeting consists of Intergroup Representatives from each OA group in the area when possible, committee chairs, and the Intergroup ‘Board’, which is just a description for the trusted servants who occupy the positions of: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Region Delegates and other relevant positions.
Typical services provided by an intergroup are:
- Providing a central telephone number for information about OA and the local meetings
- Publishing regular newsletters or bulletins to keep groups informed about each other and upcoming OA events
- Coordinating speakers, public information and contact with the professional community
- Maintaining a supply of OA literature and OA and AA books
- Sending delegates to regional assemblies and the World Service Business Conference