Service Opportunities Available

The following service opportunities are available to those with at least 90 days of abstinence, unless otherwise noted.  If you are interested, please contact any Board Member, email OADallasWeb@gmail.com, or attend the next Intergroup Meeting  held every third Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the DMI office.

  • Secretary (open to those with one year of abstinence) – The Secretary:
    • takes minutes at all Intergroup meetings;
    • prepares minutes for copying and distribution to each registered Intergroup Representative (or Group Secretary), Board of Director and Committee Director;
    • takes minutes of all the board of Directors meetings
    • keeps a copy of all approved minutes for reference in the folder in the file room at the DMI office.

  • 12th Step Within Director – The Twelve-Step Within Director:
    • serves as the liaison with groups concerning newcomers and members who are not returning;
    • promotes at DMI and through the groups the need to stay in touch with new and returning members;
    • promotes a 12-step within representative for each group to carry out these duties;
    • works with the DMI Workshop Chairperson to promote special events for newcomers and struggling members;
    • keeps the DMI Newsletter Director updated on any activities; and
    • prepare short blurbs about events if needed.
  • Public Information Director – The Public Information Director:
    • is familiar with the Public Information Kit from WSO, all OA literature and material, Alcoholics Anonymous, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, The OA Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, the Twelve Concepts of Service, the WSO “Notebook” to keep informed of new OA guidelines and statements;
    • strives to preserve Tradition Eleven by protecting anonymity at the public level;
    • works with public media including print, radio, television, and internet to carry the message of OA to the compulsive overeater who still suffers; keeps a list of media contact information;
    • visits individual groups to assist them in carrying the message to the public;
    • provides sample news releases for new groups starting;
    • keeps records and copies of published articles; sends literature to persons requesting information about OA; helps coordinate OA activities with health fairs, community affairs, service directors, the Chamber of Commerce, etc.;
    • helps with publicity for special events such as workshops and retreats;
    • asks for guidance from the DMI chairperson and/or Board Adviser, if there are questions about following the OA Traditions;
    • tries to carry the message of OA to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.
  • Workshop Director – The Workshop Director:
    • plans up to six (6) DMI workshops or seek individual groups to host workshops;
    • maintains a calendar of events to assist the groups in the selection of workshop dates to prevent scheduling conflicts;
    • updates the DMI guidelines for workshops when necessary and give to the Board Advisor;
    • keeps DMI informed of upcoming workshops;
    • works with OA groups requesting help with planning workshops;
    • reads the guidelines from WSO concerning special events;
    • tries to carry the message of OA to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.