Attention Groups: Our Annual Appeal Is Underway!

The OA Board of Trustees is excited to announce that OA’s 2023 Annual Appeal has begun! Groups can do their part by reading the Annual Appeal letter at three consecutive meetings. Use the cut-away contribution form on the letter to send in these special contributions to the World Service Office or go to and … Continued

Meeting Descriptions Will Change in 2023

Delegates to World Service Business Conference 2023 have voted to change the following meeting descriptions: From To Open meeting Meeting with visitors (Open) Closed meeting Meeting without visitors (Closed) Special Topic Specific Topic Special Focus Specific Focus These changes will help newcomers and referring professionals understand that “Closed” meetings are always open to newcomers, OA … Continued

New! Suggested Online Meeting Format; Revisions to All Meeting Formats

To better reflect the needs of our increasingly online meetings, service bodies, and members worldwide, the Board of Trustees has voted to adopt a new Suggested Online Meeting Format. This format is specially created to help our members run online meetings, and includes a leader’s script, PDF attachments for sharing, and helpful links to our … Continued

NEW Videoconference Meeting Training and Security/Preventive Measures

Has your online meeting been disrupted? Not sure how to safely launch a videoconference meeting? Use the step-by-step recommendations in OA’s new Videoconference Meeting Training and Security/Preventive Measures guidelines to ensure your on-screen meeting is secure and prepared to respond to intruders and disrupters. Give members and newcomers a place to find recovery through the … Continued

Updated Lifeline Meeting Format Available

In keeping with the recent revival of our Lifeline content via the brand-new blog,, the Suggested Lifeline Meeting Format has been revised and posted in the Document Library on Groups looking to include new perspectives and insights on compulsive eating can use this meeting format as a guided way to discover the wealth of Lifeline articles and shares available to our Fellowship. Back issues of … Continued

ALL OA Groups: REVISED Guidelines about Screen Sharing OA Literature

The OA Board of Trustees recognizes that many OA groups continue to meet virtually and seek ways to carry the message by using our literature. With this in mind, the board has updated its guidelines and issued a revised instructive letter, establishing clearer protocols for how OA literature may be shared on various electronic platforms. If your … Continued