About Our Intergroup

NYS Capital District Intergroup


Overeaters Anonymous has ten regions globally. Our New York State Capital District Intergroup is part of Region 6. Our Intergroup encompasses the broader NYS Capital District including those as far north as Queensbury and Glens Falls, west to Johnstown and Schenectady, and east to East Greenbush, Bennington and Arlington, Vermont, are also included. The New York State Capital District Intergroup coordinates activities and services for meetings and members in this area.

The primary purpose of Overeaters Anonymous is to carry the message to the compulsive eater who still suffers. The primary purpose of our Intergroup is to carry the message of recovery to those with the problem of eating compulsively, by fostering the practice of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, guided by the Twelve Concepts of OA Service; and to serve and represent its member groups.

Our Goals are to:
⦁ develop projects to spread the message of OA to those outside the fellowship (e.g., public information initiatives)
⦁ develop projects to strengthen recovery within the fellowship (e.g., recovery special events, initiatives to increase sponsorship availability, initiatives to help members in relapse and improve member retention); and
⦁ represent our constituency at Region 6 and the World Service Business Conference


Our vision is an active, useful, and vital Intergroup that serves its members and contributes to the overall success of OA.


All members are encouraged to participate in our Intergroup activities. The Intergroup brochure explains more about how Intergroup operates, the various service positions, and how individuals can participate.
Some of Intergroup’s activities and services include:
⦁ Maintaining the local OA telephone information line (518-292-0666);
⦁ Publishing and distributing the list of Capital Region recovery meetings;
⦁ Publishing an online newsletter, Together We Can, where members can share experience, strength, and hope;
⦁ Purchasing and distributing selected OA literature to individual meetings for free;
⦁ Sponsoring speaker marathons, Actions in Recovery discussions, workshops, and phone call projects for members;
⦁ Producing a Getting Started list of contacts for members;
⦁ Public outreach campaigns to reach all who suffer from compulsive eating, such as mailings to physicians, posters on buses and public benches, inserts in local newspapers, and screen announcements in theaters;
⦁ Providing start-up assistance to new meetings;
⦁ Making outreach visits to individual meetings;
⦁ Leading meetings at hospitals and other institutions;
⦁ Creating new public information projects each year; and
⦁ Fostering projects within the fellowship to strengthen individual recovery.


The Intergroup brochure IG-Brochure describes generally what Intergroup does and does not do and then details:
⦁ What you can expect at an Intergroup meeting
⦁ How you can participate in Intergroup
⦁ How to become an Intergroup Representative for a meeting including qualifications and duties
⦁ How anyone can get an item on the Intergroup meeting agenda

Intergroup Web Site Policy:

Our web site should be designed and coded to:
1. Support the vision, purpose, and goals of Intergroup; and
2. Provide optimum functionality on the widest possible array of devices.

All submissions for posting to the Intergroup web site must include contact information for the author. The web team has the right and responsibility to edit all submissions for form and content before posting to ensure:
1. Compliance with all OA traditions and copyright law;
2. Accuracy and timeliness of information; and
3. Readability and clarity.



If you are interested in more information about Intergroup or how to get involved Contact one of the trusted servants.