What is an OA intergroup?
When several groups form in an area, they soon realize that they can better perform certain together rather than separately. So the groups may form an intergroup that is directly responsible to the groups it serves. Intergroups spring from a need to provide service for a number of local groups and better information about OA in a community (adapted from OA Handbook for Members, Groups, Intergroups).
Our Intergroup is the Central Colorado Intergroup (CCI) and consists of the greater Denver metropolitan area (excluding Boulder) as well as the central mountains and central Western Slope including Grand Junction and surrounding communities. Intergroups spring from a need to provide service for a number of local groups and better information about OA in a community. Separate ‘Intergroups’ make up ‘Regions’ and then the ‘Regions’ (10 in all) combine to make up the World Service! CCI is part of Region III of Overeaters Anonymous. Region III consists of the Southwest Region of the U.S., including the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and Southern Nevada including Las Vegas.
Our Intergroup meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Anyone can attend- there are no rules about this. The normal makeup of the monthly Intergroup meeting consists of Intergroup Representatives from each OA group in the area when possible, committee chairs, and the Intergroup ‘Board’, which is just a description for the trusted servants who occupy the positions of: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Region Delegates and other relevant positions.
National Jewish Hospital
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO 80206
(Park and enter on west side. Security guard will direct you to the meeting room.)
Typical services provided by an intergroup are:
- Providing a central telephone number for information about OA and the local meetings
- Publishing regular newsletters or bulletins to keep groups informed about each other and upcoming OA events
- Coordinating speakers, public information and contact with the professional community
- Maintaining a supply of OA literature and OA and AA books
- Sending delegates to regional assemblies and the World Service Business Conference