The service body’s responsibility is to examine their own bylaws to make sure there is nothing in them that conflicts with the newly revised OA Inc. Bylaws, Subpart B. Often, the changes involve adding some criteria to the service body’s bylaws. If there is no conflict, adding is all the service body needs to do. If, however, the service body identifies a conflict, they must:

  • Amend their bylaws.
  • Send the updated version to the World Service Office to arrange for review by their region trustee liaison.

Sources: Document Library on, under the category “Bylaws”: Bylaws and Policies and Procedures for Service Bodies, and OA Inc. Bylaws, Subpart B, Article VI, Section 2b and 2c