What does the Intergroup Representative do?

…represents the group in tasks undertaken jointly with other groups

Each group elects an intergroup representative who meets regularly with representatives from the neighboring groups. The Intergroup Representative represents the group in tasks undertaken jointly with other groups in the area and tries to keep their group well-informed about the jobs the local intergroup are doing. Many group problems can be solved by sharing experiences with representatives from other groups.

(Adopted from page 14 of the Overeaters Anonymous OA Handbook for Members, Groups and Service Bodies.)

Suggested Group Rep Duties

The following is a list of monthly actions for the Intergroup Representatives of Utah Soaring:

  1. Attend the monthly Intergroup meeting held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Saint Joseph Villa in Salt Lake City. See the Intergroup Meeting page to get a map and directions the facility.
  2. Take note of all the events and discussions that take place to the best of your ability. Many representatives take their notes on the Agenda that is handed out. (The Secretary is taking detailed notes that will be distributed a few days after the meeting.)
  3. Give your group’s 7th tradition donation each month to the Intergroup treasurer. An envelope is usually passed around for the donations. Utah Soaring Intergroup breaks down the group donations and sends the predetermined split to Region III and World Service so the group’s treasurer does not have to.
  4. Make sure the Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary has your phone number and email address so that you can be contacted about Intergroup business.
  5. Act as the representative for the group to vote on motions, decisions, elections, etc.
  6. Take your enthusiasm for Overeaters Anonymous, participation, and Intergroup happenings back to your group. Share with them the information and your experience.
  7. Encourage others to attend Intergroup – anyone and everyone can visit!

More Information

Please also download the Utah Soaring Group Rep Guide from either the Recovery Materials page or the Intergroup Meeting page.