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

Update: OA Board of Trustees

OA’s Board of Trustees has appointed new trustees to fill vacant positions. Congratulations and welcome to new and returning trustees who have formed the OA board for 2023–2024! Officers Chair Meg M First Vice Chair Judy H Second Vice Chair Barb K Treasurer Bob L Executive Committee Officers above, plus BJ J Cindy C Laurie … Continued

Wrap-Up Report: World Service Business Conference 2023

If you are looking for complete details about the status of all New Business Motions and Bylaw Amendments considered at World Service Business Conference (WSBC) 2023, look no further than the Wrap-Up Report now posted on the WSBC web page. The report also includes a summary of representation among OA’s service bodies and which OA … Continued

New Public Communications Policy Approved

Did you know OA has a public communications policy? The policy spells out clearly what OA considers to be attraction versus promotion when we communicate about OA in public media. You can find the policy under 2023b in the Business Conference Policy Manual. Our new Public Communications Policy reads: It is proposed that Overeaters Anonymous … Continued

New! Send an E-book to Your Health Provider to Carry the Message

Announcing a new way to carry our message to health care providers! OA’s newest digital pamphlet, When Should I Refer Someone to Overeaters Anonymous?, can be easily gifted to the recipient of your choice via their email address. When Should I Refer Someone to Overeaters Anonymous? To Members of the Helping Professions (#770) is a … Continued

Six OA Trustees Elected; Board Officers Named

Congratulations to our six new and returning OA trustees elected to three-year terms by our World Service Business Conference 2023 delegates! BJ J. — Member of Executive Committee Beverly M. — Liaison to Region One Michael K. — Liaison to Region Two Meg M. — Liaison to Region Four Lee R. — Liaison to Region … Continued

Professional Community Courier Issue Two Available for Outreach  

Help carry the message of Overeaters Anonymous to professionals who might refer their patients and clients to OA by giving them a copy of our updated Professional Community Courier newsletter. The Courier is an outreach tool written by professionals for professionals, such as doctors, nurses, dietitians, therapists, clergy, and others to educate them about how OA can supplement … Continued