What’s a strong meeting?

Are you interested in creating a strong meeting?  Our World Service delegates answered a questionnaire regarding what makes a Strong meeting.  Click here for that summary. 
You can ask your own membership to answer these these questions and talk about making changes during your next group conscious meeting.
Question #1:  Think about an OA meeting you attend regularly that strengthens your recovery, shares helpful experience and gives you renewed hope. Consider the possible characteristics of a meeting listed below and indicate if your meeting includes them. Mark “HAS” if it does, “Does NOT Have” if it is not a feature of your meeting, or Not Sure
  1. Growing (more members)
  2. Abstinent members
  3. Evidence of physical recovery
  4. Available sponsors
  5. Focus on OA recovery using the 12 Steps
  6. Regular group conscience meetings (business meetings)
  7. Fellowship before/after the meeting
  8. Represented at Intergroup
  9. Service positions are filled
  10. Traditions are followed

Question #2:  Now pick just 3 of these traits you think contribute the most to making this meeting a strong meeting.

WSO Policy Correction

In the previous email, the WSO News Bulletin published an incorrect version of OA’s new policy statement on bariatric surgery. The correct statement reads:

     “In keeping with Tradition Ten, Overeaters Anonymous has no opinion on bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. In the spirit of Tradition Three, Overeaters Anonymous welcomes anyone with a desire to stop eating compulsively, including those who have had the surgery or are contemplating it.”

     The incorrect version referenced Tradition Ten twice. The World Service Office apologizes for the error.

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