At a minimum, bylaws or a summary/statement of purpose must include:

  • That the service body’s primary purpose is to aid those with the problems of compulsive eating through the practice of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, guided by the Twelve Concepts of OA Service, and
  • That the service body should serve and represent the OA groups from which it is formed.

(Note: Samples of intergroup and service board bylaws and a sample of a summary of purpose are available on in the Document Library under the category “Bylaws.”)

Source: OA Inc. Bylaws, Subpart B, Article VI, Section 2