Meeting Definitions

Open Meeting: Open to OA members and non-OA visitors. All meetings are considered open unless otherwise indicated.

Closed Meeting: Open to anyone with a desire to stop eating compulsively or anyone who thinks they may have a problem with compulsive overeating, this includes newcomers.

Special Focus Meetings: (gay and lesbian, women’s, 100-pounders, maintainers, anorexic/bulimic, etc.) are composed of individuals who feel they can more readily identify with fellow OAers with similar attributes.

Special Topic Meetings: (Big Book Study, Lifeline, Speaker, Newcomer, etc.) have a defined topic of discussion.

NOTE: Not all meetings have a Special Focus or Special Topic.

According to the Traditions, bylaws and policies of OA, the only requirement for OA membership is the desire to stop eating compulsively. We ask each person attending to respect the meeting’s group conscience. All registered meetings welcome and give a voice to any person who has the desire to stop eating compulsively.


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Event Series Face-to-Face Meeting

Ann Arbor Big Book

Bethlehem United Church of Christ 423 South 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor

***During Art Fair Week in Ann Arbor (Mid-July), this meeting will gather at Veterans Park.  The park is accessible from Stadium Blvd and Dexter-Ann Arbor Road; for more specific details please call the meeting contact. **** Newcomers are welcome at every…

Event Series Phone Meeting

Ann Arbor Big Book **PHONE Meeting**

Bethlehem United Church of Christ 423 South 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor

IMPORTANT: This meeting will temporarily be held over the phone instead of face to face. CALL-IN NUMBER: 425-436-6314 Code: 848765# Newcomers are welcome at every meeting. Family members and Health Care professionals may observe any meeting designated as "open." As…

Event Series Hybrid Meeting

Ann Arbor Literature Study **HYBRID Meeting**

Church of the Good Shepherd 2145 Independence Boulevard, Ann Arbor

This is a hybrid meeting -- you are welcome to join us in person or via Zoom from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Join Zoom Meeting Zoom Meeting ID: 845 3356 1900Passcode: 707590 Literature study with a different program…

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