Professional Outreach / Public Information
Free Posters to download from World Service Office (WSO)
- Is food a problem for you?
- Is your eating overwhelming you?
- Sometimes the more you eat the more empty you feel
- Is your eating out of control?
- One bite is never enough
- I thought this diet would be different but I failed again!
- Had enough?
Professional Exhibits Fund
The Professional Exhibits Fund has over US$15,000 available to help your service body participate in a trade conference or a convention for professionals who may refer patients and clients to OA. Take a look at the application to see what expenses OA can help cover. Applications are reviewed monthly, so talk to your service body about local opportunities and apply! Find the application in the Document Library at oa.org under the category “Public Information.”
In addition, a Professional trade shows Manual for Service Bodies is available for download. It provides over 40 pages of valuable information for service bodies participating in professional trade shows. Topics include criteria for selecting appropriate trade shows, budgeting for a trade show, organising volunteers, and closing the trade show.
The Reduced Cost Literature program can assist groups and service bodies purchasing bulk literature for public information and outreach projects. The application and instructions can be found here.
What and when is Twelfth Step Within Day?
December 12 (12/12) each year is designated as OA’s International Twelfth Step Within Day. The purpose is to encourage OA service bodies, meetings, and individual members to reach out to those within the Fellowship who are still suffering from compulsive eating behaviors.
The Regions of OA (SEEIG falls under Region 9)
Regions are composed of groups, intergroups, and service boards within specified geographic boundaries and the virtual community. OA is divided into eleven regions.
World Service Office (WSO)
The World Service Office, located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico USA, works to provide quality support and services to the OA Fellowship. These services include: worldwide OA meeting directories, a print and online magazine and quarterly newsletter, a website, public information activities, World Service Conferences and Conventions, and more than 150 literature and recovery-related items.