New Flyer: Designated Downloader AND Translator

Any designated downloader who is fluent in a language other than English now has the option to become a Designated Downloader and Translator! The Designated Downloader service position has long connected OA members without digital access to the latest OA recovery news. Adding translation to that service position can help spread the message of OA … Continued

Call for Stories: Mental Health Issues and Recovery

If you are managing a mental health issue and living in recovery, you can give valuable service to the entire Fellowship. We encourage you to download and share our flyer calling for stories for a new publication about mental health and recovery. We encourage you to share your experience, strength, and hope about: finding balance … Continued

OA Region Four to Disband by September 2024

After careful thought, review, and discussion, the group conscience of the Region Four board is to disband Region Four and dissolve its nonprofit corporation by September 2024. The decision to disband was based on a persistent and critical drop in service to intergroups and the region board. Since 2012, the region’s intergroup count has dropped … Continued

New Service Bodies

Congratulations and welcome to our newest OA service bodies registered with the World Service Office! 90 Day Meetings of Farsi Speakers Intergroup Groups supported by this service body Affiliated with Iran’s Overeaters Anonymous National Service Board Registered August 31, 2023 Online Virtual Intergroup Groups supported by this service body Affiliated with Iran’s Overeaters Anonymous National … Continued

New Security Tips for OA Websites

Website hacking activity from bots and other bad actors is on the rise, so it is of growing importance to ensure that your OA website and all its functions, such as the Seventh Tradition button, are secure. The two most important things you can do are 1) use complex passwords and 2) enable two-factor or … Continued

Upcoming Deadline Dates: World Service Business Conference 2024

The following are upcoming deadline dates for World Service Business Conference 2024, which convenes May 7–11, 2024, in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA. Get the complete list of deadline dates. All new Conference documents are posted on the World Service Business Conference web page and in the Document Library under category “Delegate.” August 28, 2023 The … Continued

New Managing Director Hired to Lead OA World Service Office

The OA Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dan Sandweiss of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been hired as the new Managing Director of the OA World Service Office (WSO). Dan brings a wealth of executive-level experience, a passion for mission-driven nonprofits, and a personal connection to our program as “friends and family” of … Continued

Now Accepting 2024 Delegate Support Fund Applications

Every year, OA provides funds to help underfunded or underrepresented service bodies send their delegates to World Service Business Conference (WSBC). The Delegate Support Fund can pay for Conference-related expenses such as airfare, hotel, transportation, parking, interpreter services, meals, and the WSBC registration fee. The 2024 Delegate Support Fund application is now posted on the … Continued

New Video Simplifies OA Service and Bylaws

OA Service and Bylaws: Keeping It Simple sheds light on why OA’s service structure makes it possible for OA members to welcome the newcomer, carry the message of OA, and keep to our Responsibility Pledge: “Always to extend the heart and hand of OA to all who share my compulsion; for this I am responsible.” … Continued