After WSBC 2018: Growth and Change for OA

World Service Business Conference 2018 wrapped up a few weeks ago, and delegates ushered in quite a few positive changes to move the Fellowship forward:

  • New weekend dates for Fellowship-wide OA holidays to accommodate the diversity of our membership. See “Other OA Events” at the bottom of the OA Events Page for the new dates taking effect immediately.
  • The creation of a new Virtual Region, which will give virtual meetings the same structure and support as face-to-face meetings. The Virtual Region structure will not be implemented until sometime in 2019.
  • Immediate adoption of a new policy statement: “In keeping with Tradition Ten, Overeaters Anonymous has no opinion on bariatric(weight-loss) surgery. In the spirit of Tradition Three, Overeaters Anonymous welcomes anyone with a desire to stop eating compulsively, including those who have had the surgery or are contemplating it.”

Look for a complete list of WSBC outcomes in the Third Quarter issue of A Step Ahead, publishing June 14, and a more detailed account in the 2018 Final Conference Report publishing in August 2018.

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