When several groups form in an area, they soon realize that they can better perform certain functions 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 help distribute 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'. Our Intergroup is part of the Region 2 which serves California, Hawaii, Mexico and Northern Nevada.
IT'S REALLY ONE OF THE EASIEST COMMITMENTS TO HAVE. THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS IN THIS INTERGROUP ARE:
The Chairperson shall preside at all Intergroup monthly meetings and at any special meetings. The Chairperson prepares meeting
agendas and is one of the signers of the bank accounts.
The Vice-chairperson shall fulfill all the responsibilities of the Chairperson when the Chairperson is absent. The Treasurer shall be one of the signers of the bank accounts. S/he shall receive and disburse requests for payments, keeping accurate records of each transaction. The Treasurer shall manage all bank accounts and ensure records agree with bank records. S/he shall prepare and present financial reports to the Intergroup as needed and provide counsel on all intergroup financial matters.
Corresponding Secretary handles all correspondence between the Intergroup and Local Meeting Via Email and by-monthly mailings
of the Lifeboat Newsletter. The Recording Secretary shall prepare minutes for each Intergroup meeting; maintain membership
rosters and all original OA IE IG Bylaws and organizational records.
The Webmaster develops and maintains the Go2OA.org Web site for the Inland Empire IG. The site should follow the guidelines for Web sites published by the World Service Office. Webmasters respond to any email requests made via the site, forwarding them to the appropriate body as necessary.
The Intergroup Telephone Service Coordinator answers calls left at the message center and questions pertaining to local meetings via email.
The Newsletter Editor is responsible for the regular publication of the LIFEBOAT Newsletter. Newsletter activities include coordination and/or preparation of articles, media searches for applicable items for publication, coordination of media word processing, artwork, layout, and printing, as well as delivery to Intergroup meetings for distribution to group representatives.
The Public Information / 5th Tradition Representative carries the message of OA recovery to the level of press, radio, television
and other public media of communication. Public information activities include preparation of newspaper support group notices, coordination
of public service announcements for local radio and television stations, conducting local media interviews and handling requests for information.
This person will act as the liaison between the Intergroup and interested medical, clergy, military, employee assistance programs and eating
disorder therapists. Among their duties is the regular mailing of the Intergroup Meeting List to professionals.
Ways & Means-The 12th Step Within Chairperson coordinates Intergroup activities in support of encouraging existing OA members
to become or remain abstinent, to work the Twelve Steps and to give service to the best of their ability. These activities may include: preparing
and presenting workshops, marathons and retreats; sponsoring personally or by mail/email; focusing on membership retention; and providing literature
that addresses Twelfth-Step-Within concern