Wow, what a year it's been! Over the past year, dedicated trusted servants worked together in unity to support the growth of our fellowship. The first virtual OAHOW Covention was held, we grew from 9 meetings to 22, we resolved our tax status issue, quarterly newsletters were published and the sponsor guidelines were updated. Thanks to everyone for your service to our fellowship. The adventure continues....
Please note that you do NOT have to choose video as an option to join the meeting. Simply turn off the video camera setting to block your live video feed. Or, just use the call-in number for the audio only participation option.. As per the HVIG group conscience, ONLY the audio is being recorded and will be available for listening in the Meeting folders. All are welcome to attend and participate in discussions.
We're excited to report that the application process, approval and completion of the website integration with donation links to our fiscally sponsored account has been completed.
Many thanks to the entire fellowship for your participation in this important process. For the past six months, group conscience discussions were held. All options were considered as we explored what would work best for our fellowship. Please note that we are under no long-term contract with our fiscal sponsor. At any time, if the HVIG group conscience wants to explore applying for and maintaining our own independent 501(c)3 status, we can do so by going through the group conscience process again. In the meantime, all IRS reporting, online donations and annual audits are taken care of by our fiscal sponsor.
There was some confusion about the issue of "belonging" to more than one intergroup. It has been confirmed (by our Chair) with OA that meetings listed on the HVIG website can participate (including voting) in more than one intergroup. Meetings that are listed on our website can send meeting reps (2) and participate with full voting rights.
From the OA bylaws: c) Affiliation/Participation: 1) A group may affiliate with only one intergroup or national service board. 2) Groups may also participate in the activities (including voting) of another service body (intergroup, national service board, language service board, special focus board) with their permission.
Many thanks to Connie T (program manager), Karen G (advisor), and Cindy B for volunteering to serve on our fiscally sponsored account. You can find a great list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about fiscal sponsorship and how it works on our website. If you have questions, ideas or concerns, please send HVIG an email.
Our common purpose is to carry the message of recovery to those who suffer from compulsive eating. Our fellowship serves the needs of our two-hour OA HOW phone meetings. Through group conscience, we support this website, an updated monthly We Care List of contacts, communications, and 22 weekly meetings.
For those who would like to attend the HVIG meeting via Zoom, simply click on the link below and follow the instructions. Trusted servants are available to help you if needed.
Tune into the HVIG meeting from many countries around the world! Please note that data charges may apply based on your plan.
To join the meeting with AUDIO ONLY
MEETING ID: 955 306 4873 #
PASSCODE: 443929 #
PASSWORD: 443929 #
We are in the process of updaing our folders. Now you can access the monthly reports, agendas, meeting minutes and audio recording from one monthly folders. As we continue to fine-tune our communication processes, we appreciate your patience and understanding.
Our fellowship follows Robert's Rules of Order to the best of our ability. We're committed to following the group conscience for all decisions that have an impact on our servce body.
Below is a copy of the latest HVIG By-Laws.
Welcome to the New HVIG Board / Trusted Servants
Oct 2022 - Sept 2023
Volunteer service terms run from October through September and are designed to rotate annually. HVIG Board positions are usually one-year terms (two-year term for the treasurer) and are filled through group conscience by two-hour OA HOW sponsors. Please note that a minimum of one year of two-hour OA HOW abstinence is required to serve on the board. There are lots of service opportunities for committee work!
2022-2023 Elected Trusted Servants:
(Service Term: October 2022 through September 2023)
WOW -- Thank You HVIG Meeting Reps
86% of the 22 Meetings Have One Meeting Rep
5 Meetings Have Two Reps -- Great Job!
There are currently 22 two-hour OA HOW phone meetings represented on our site. Each meeting has two (2) meeting rep positions who can participate at the HVIG meetings with voting. (per HVIG Bylaws).
If your meeting doesn't currently have at least one HVIG meeting rep, please consider holding a business meeting to elect a trusted servant to represent the voice of your meeting at the monthly HVIG meeting.
If you'd like to learn more about the HVIG, sending a meeting rep, and what's involved, review the meeting rep job description. Simply click on the Job Descriptions tab on the left. Or request a call back from our current HVIG Meeting Rep Coordiator. We're happy to help
This website is supported by your generous donations and dedicated volunteers from within our fellowship. The communications committee is looking for volunteers to help with the website updates, the We Care List, Documents and Folders, the Newsletter and more. It takes over 30 volunteers monthly to serve on the HVIG to make it work. We need help, so please consider volunteering to do service and come join the fun and fellowship.
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