Why do we have bylaws?

Bylaws or a summary/statement of purpose are part of the requirements to register with the World Service Office. Bylaws disclose a service body’s rules and principles that define its structure. They prevent conflict between groups and the group conscience of OA as a whole as determined by the World Service Business Conference. Bylaws describe such … Continued

What is a Service Board?

National, language, and specific-focus service boards are a tier of the OA service structure. National service boards are composed of groups and intergroups who share a common purpose; to deal with issues that require a combination of membership and financial resources of intergroups and groups established within a single country. Language service boards are composed … Continued

What is an intergroup?

When several groups form in an area, they soon realize that they can better perform together rather than separately. 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 to provide better information about OA in … Continued