Newletter Committee - Chair - Cyl M.
Meeting Committee - Chair - Martha R.
Unity Day - Last Saturday in February
Spring Workshop - Every May
I.D.E.A. Day - Third Saturday in November
The Peninsula Intergroup has started a Renewal Process. In September of 2020 the Intergroup conducted an inventory with help from the Region 1 Trustee. The results were informative and the Intergroup decided to move forward with a survey sent to their members. The Intergroup wanted to hear what their members had to say about their meetings and how the Intergroup could support them.
The purpose of the inventory was to help us to determine our strengths and weaknesses in moving toward being primarily focused on working Tradition 5: “Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.”
In response to the question about whether or not we are satisfied with the functioning of our Intergroup, the general consensus was that we were not satisfied. The most common reason given for this was that many of our general group members do not know or understand the purpose of the Intergroup, which is to provide opportunities for OA members to strengthen their personal program of recovery and to carry the OA message to the still-suffering compulsive eater.
The survey received 45 responses which is about 56% of our 81 members reported in the January 2021 Intergroup meeting by representatives. The top respondents came from 48% of members who have been with OA for over 10 years, which shows many years in program throughout our Intergroup. The two top areas of abstinence are less than 90 days and 1 to 5 years. This may be why our Intergroup members have seen a lot of relapse during their program years. Over 74% of our survey respondents have relapsed, but 88% of the respondents are not in relapse at this time. It was also interesting to see that over 88% of our members have held some type of service position. This shows a lot of diversity in our members and what they bring to our meetings.
Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities at the Intergroup level of support for Overeaters Anonymous in your area.