About Intergroup

What is an intergroup?

An intergroup is a service body in the structure of OA as a whole. (OA structure) An intergroup forms when several meetings in an area come together to address issues of joint importance and to organize their OA business related concerns. While meetings concern themselves with individual recovery, intergroups help with organization and business related issues. The intergroup has officers and representatives from the affiliated groups and operates under bylaws.  It is a layer of organization between the individual groups and their region. This service group will typically:

  • Maintain a phone line so that the public can access local OA information
  • Sponsor special events for its members
  • Disseminate information to the public and to the professional community
  • Host regional conventions and assemblies
  • Publish a newsletter and/or maintain a website
  • Send delegates to Region and World Service business meetings

See OA Handbook for Members, Groups, Intergroups for more information.

We are the Central New Mexico Intergroup (CNMI) which provides services to OA meetings in the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area, Las Cruces, Alamogordo and Gallup in New Mexico, and Durango in Southern Colorado. We are part of Region III of Overeaters Anonymous, which is comprised of meetings in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah and southern Nevada including Las Vegas.

Meeting Location and Dates

Our Intergroup meets in Albuquerque on the second Saturday of each month, except for those months when there is a conflict with region or world service events, or if there is a holiday.  In 2019, CNMI will meet at the Central United Methodist Church at 201 University Blvd. NE in Albuquerque NM from 9:00 to 10:45 AM on the following days:

2020 Intergroup meetings

  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 15
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12

These dates fall on the second Saturday of the month except for August 15 due to a conflict with the Region 3 Assembly to be held on the weekend of August 7 – 9. Meetings will continue to be held in Room 311 at Central United Methodist Church.

Intergroup meetings are open to all OA members and all are encouraged to attend.  Voting members include the Board consisting of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Regional Representatives and World Service Business Conference Delegates, the Intergroup Representatives from each affiliated meeting, and the Chairs of the various Intergroup committees. You can email our Intergroup at oacnmi@gmail.com.