If you would like to chair or serve on a committee, please attend an Intergroup meeting or contact us. Use our contact form to send us an e-mail, if you have questions or want more information.
ByLaws Adhoc Committee elected in even years
The Chair will appoint or take volunteers of experienced members of the fellowship to review and update the By Laws and Policy and Procedures. It is important that volunteers and appointed committee members are familiar with the operations of Intergroup, including the Treasurer. Upon completion of the updates, the committee shall recommend to adopt the substantive changes to the P&P an Bylaws at a regular meeting of the Intergroup.
To Support groups in planning, organizing, and presenting events, which may include “Days in OA’ and the annual Birthday Party. This includes creating events, making the flyers, ordering supplies and making the recordings. Intergroup will reimburse you and supply you with all the tools!
Maintaining the speaker list, and initiate interested speakers to appear on the list and update accordingly. Assist new meetings to Register with World Service and SVIOA, informing the Webmaster, the Valley Voice and answer phone coordinators. Furnish new meetings with group Starter Kit. Recover materials when meetings close to be recycled for new start-ups. Review the WSO meeting schedule to ensure it is up to date. Reach out to meetings that do not currently send reps to Intergroup and advise those groups on Intergroup activities and service opportunities. Speak on healthy meeting practices, possibly write articles for Valley Voice. Maintain Literature travelling box and chips, new comer packets and other literature Intergroup votes to be kept on hand.
Meeting News and Publicity Committee
Provide current meeting information to the public and prospective members
Answer phone: records changes and updates to the current meeting list
Newsletter: The Valley Voice is our official newsletter, acting essentially as the editor and publisher: You would ensure it is published, maintain the active and correct meeting listings, post articles, provide Outreach information for our professional community, post upcoming events, Announcements, Election information. In addition, maintain contact information for the SVIOA Intergroup Board members, WSO and Region 2. Send PDF version to printers in sufficient time for the monthly publication dates. Email to Web master to post on website. Pickup printed copies and ensure distribution for the Intergroup Reps at the monthly meeting, and additional copies that may be needed for R2 Assemblies.
Public Outreach Committee
Carry the message of Overeaters Anonymous to the general public, those still suffering, and the medical community. Look for opportunities to publicize OA- funding will be provided by SVIOA. You can: post flyers and posters on public bulletin boards, work with Web master to publish links on our website for professionals to use. Present to meetings what Public Outreach does, and serve as a resource for those interested in helping to carry the message. Seek out health fairs and events that will educate the public on OA’s 12 steps and our recovery program. You do not have to break anonymity to attend these events as a Public Outreach rep.
The retreat is held in Lake Tahoe as a yearly renewal and recharge for our recovery and serves as SVIOA fund raiser. The Committee chairs serve to oversee the reservations, speaker retention, monthly committee meetings, and can serve on all the open positions to serve: Registration * Flyers *Raffle *Shuttle coordinator *Coordinate the Volunteers *Liaison with Zephyr Point Retreat center- Site and meal operation *Assist with providing input on the speaker and scholarship vetting process. Please refer to the SACVALLEYOA.ORG website under INTERGROUP>DOCUMENTS>POLICY AND PROCEDURES.
Special Population Focus
Support and reach out to those in the fellowship with specific needs or areas of interest: Relapse, Young People, 100- pounders, H.O.W members; newcomers, Atheist and agnostics, Anorexics and Bulimics by: Organizing days in OA—Coordinate 12-step within functions-make the membership aware of WSO approved materials on all these areas of recovery and needs.
To support and strengthen sponsorship throughout the fellowship. It is suggested that the coordinators have experience as a sponsee and as a sponsor.
B. Coordinator Roles and Responsibilities