Meeting Descriptions Will Change in 2023

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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 members, and those who think they have a problem with food.

Further, they remove any stigma or distracting connotation that the word “special” may elicit among OA members.

You can expect to see the new descriptions appearing in Find a Meeting on later in 2023. More will be revealed!