The Sacramento Valley Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous (SVIOA) is a service body affiliated with Overeaters Anonymous (OA) and serves all local OA meetings in the Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Amador, Nevada, Yuba, San Joaquin, Sutter and Colusa counties.
Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.
There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology, or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.
Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.
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To the Newcomer
Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet in order to help solve a common problem - compulsive overeating, which includes obesity, anorexia and bulimia. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.
How do I start? Please read "Our Invitation to You," browse our website and attend a Local Meeting. What ever your problem with food, OA welcomes you. If you would like to learn more about OA and other meetings, visit OA's World Service Website - How Do I Start.
All Sacramento Valley Face-to-face Meetings have been suspended as of March 16th and have been moved to Virtual Meetings. Please visit our Virtual Meetings page under "Meetings" Tab for further information.
PLEASE REMEMBER OUR 7TH TRADITION!
According to our Seventh Tradition, we are self-supporting through our own contributions. While phone and virtual meetings may have few if any direct expenses, our 7th Tradition reminds us of the importance of supporting our Fellowship as a whole. Intergroup, Region 2 and World Service Office needs our support to help carry the message to other compulsive overeaters. The suggested contribution is $5.00 or more. Please use the group number when making your contribution. To find our group number SEE VALLEY VOICE (Weekly Meetings - WSO#) or SACVALLEYOA.ORG.
Here are some ways to continue to contribute: 1) Home group: Your home group still has to pay rent, please check with your group treasurers and ask if a Venmo account can be set up or a monthly check can be mailed directly to the treasurer; 2) Intergroup, Region 2 or WSO - Donate online- see websites below. See all addresses and websites below; and, 3) Keep an envelope for each phone or online meeting you attend. Every time you participate,- put your 7th tradition in the envelope.
For Service Body contributions, here is the suggested distribution: Using $5/per meeting example:
HOME GROUP - Contact your Treasurer
INTERGROUP: Donate on-line or mail a check along with a copy of the Sacramento Valley Intergroup donation form to Sacramento Valley Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous, P.O. Box 255085, Sacramento, CA 95865. Please indicate GROUP NUMBER and/or GROUP NAME and/or PERSONAL NAME on the check.
WORLD SERVICE: Donate Online: https://oa.org/contribute/ You can even set up a reoccurring contribution at oa.org World Service Office P. O. Box 44727 Rio Rancho, NM 87174-4727
REGION 2: Donate online https://www.oar2.org/donate.html Region 2 of OA, Inc 4733 Torrance Blvd., PMB 335 Torrance, CA 90503