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Meetings

GPI OA has about 40 meetings within our intergroup area.* Each meeting occurs weekly, is one hour long unless otherwise noted, and is non-smoking. Many Face-To_Face meetings are wheelchair accessible; please confirm wheelchair access info with the meeting contact person before attending.

Please note that there is no limit to how many meetings you can attend. Many members have found that attending more than one meeting a week has helped them to get and stay abstinent.

In accordance with our traditions, our meeting list is only to be used to find meetings, not for any solicitations or other purpose.

If you will be observing an OA meeting, we ask that you first read our Observers Etiquette.

If you can’t find a Face-To-Face meeting in your area, or need more meetings than your area offers, consider an online, telephone meeting, or non real time meeting. These meetings can be located at the appropriate link on the Find a Meeting page on the main OA website (www.oa.org). These are a great resource when face-to-face meetings can’t be found in your area, you find yourself homebound, or just you just need additional support. You can find some additional options on our Homebound Support page.

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COVID-19 Information

The events surrounding COVID-19 are requiring some drastic changes to our OA meetings; many of our Face-To-Face meetings have temporarily turned into virtual meetings.

Given the ever evolving nature of the pandemic, our GPI Meeting List is updated regularly. Please send any additional information to webmaster@gpioa.org. If you plan to attend a Face-To-Face meeting, you should text or call a meeting contact for detailed information about COVID-19 protocols at each meeting; we cannot track this level of detail on our meeting list.

7th Tradition Contributions during COVID-19
Welcoming Newcomers during COVID-19
COVID-19 Reopening Questions for Groups to Consider

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7th Tradition Contributions during COVID-19

Please consider the following regarding 7th Tradition contributions during COVID-19:
Our Seventh Tradition states that Overeaters Anonymous “ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.” No fees or dues are required for membership. While our OA meetings are currently not meeting face-to-face, each should decide at a group conscience if the group's preference is for members to just put the money in the basket for the missed meetings once they're able to meet again face to face, if the group Treasurer is willing to collect money via some electronic mode (such as PayPal or other apps) or share his/her mailing address so that members can send checks or money orders, if the group members prefer to give individually directly to GPI, Region 7 & OA World Service at this time and add the group's number to those contributions, or whatever other solution a group may come up with. Please remember that GPI, Region 7 and OA's World Service Office have ongoing expenses and are continuing to carry the message of recovery to those who still suffer as best they can during this difficult time.
Information on making 7th Tradition contributions to GPI, Region 7 and WSO can be found at https://www.gpioa.org/contact.htm#603010.

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Welcoming Newcomers during COVID-19

OA's Responsibility Pledge states "Always to extend the hand and heart of OA to all who share my compulsion; for this I am responsible." Please consider ways that your group can make newcomers feel welcome during COVID-19.

If your meeting has not resumed meeting Face to Face, ask at your next group conscience if there are any members who would be willing to do a video call with a newcomer so that they have a face -- or faces! -- to put with some of the names and voices on the virtual meetings. Your group also may have members willing to meet in person with a newcomer should they request it. Make sure your meeting contact person or people have this information so that they can pass it onto any newcomers.

Please make sure that your meeting information (including contact information) is up to date and send any changes to webmaster@gpioa.org.

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Meeting Changes

Please send any meeting changes or announcements to webmaster@gpioa.org.

If you'd like to start a new meeting, please see Start a New Meeting.

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Holiday Schedules

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and may not reflect current COVID-19 status. For meetings not listed here which meet on or near a given holiday, please call the meeting contact for details.

Please send any upcoming holiday meeting information to webmaster@gpioa.org.

Christmas, Kwanzaa & New Year

Christmas, Kwanzaa & New Year
Will Be Meeting over Holiday Will Be Closed for Holiday
Dec 23   Dec 23  
Dec 24   Dec 24  
Dec 25 via Zoom 10a Aspinwall holiday meeting Dec 25 Sat 9a Pittsburgh-Shadyside
Sat 10a Monroeville
Dec 26 via Zoom Sun 6p Brentwood Dec 26  
Dec 31   Dec 31  
Jan 1 via Zoom Sat 9a Pittsburgh-Shadyside
Sat 10a Monroeville
via Zoom 10a Aspinwall holiday meeting
Jan 1  
Jan 2 via Zoom Sun 6p Brentwood Jan 2  
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Etiquette for Observers at OA Meetings (compiled by members of GPI OA)

The members of Greater Pittsburgh Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous welcome visitors to OPEN meetings. You may wish to attend to learn about OA to complete a school assignment, to expand your professional knowledge, or to support a loved one.

However, as per our Twelve Traditions, in particular tradition #6, Overeaters Anonymous does not affiliate in any way with outside organizations. Therefore, you may not attend any OA meeting for the purpose of recruiting people for any purpose, either for profit -- such as looking for new clients for your business -- or non profit -- such as looking for research study participants.

We ask that you observe the following courtesies:

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Start a New Meeting

If you're interested in starting a new meeting, please see the following links for helpful information:

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* The geographic area of Greater Pittsburgh intergroup consists of Southwestern PA (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Venango, Washington, and Westmoreland counties), part of WV (Brooke, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, and Ohio counties), and bordering portions of OH (western Belmont and Jefferson counties.)
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Always to extend the hand and heart of OA to all who share my compulsion; for this I am responsible.

Greater Pittsburgh Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous
P. O. Box 5459
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

(412) 765-3004
http://www.gpioa.org

Please send comments or questions to webmaster@gpioa.org