7th Tradition

Every OA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

Your contributions helps make sure there is a place for compulsive eaters to meet and share their recovery. Many churches and other establishments are generous in providing meeting room space, however, they do charge nominal rent to cover their heating/air conditioning, housekeeping and other operating costs.

Your donation also goes toward covering the purchase of supplies, literature and any group workshops or special events.

When OA was established in 1960, the suggested donation was $1.  A candy bar was a nickel. Stamps were 3 cents. $5,000 bought a luxury automobile. Times have changed. A dollar will not buy as much as it did then. A donation of $3 or more for each meeting is suggested, however, there are no dues or fees to participate.

After each group has met their expenses and put aside a Prudent Reserve, it is suggested that the remainder be distributed to OA service bodies:

  • 60% to your Intergroup. Intergroups are OA service bodies which provides services (web sites, telephone  call lines)  to the OA groups in their geographic area.

  • 30% to the World Service Office. The WSO provides services to newcomers, prepares and distributes OA literature, creates Lifeline and hosts conventions and conferences to carry the message.

    Go to the on-line WSO contribution form.

  • 10% to Region III.

To help with the calculations you may wish to use the 7th Tradition Worksheet (MS Excel).

7th Tradition Worksheet

To make a contribution by mail, download this form and follow the directions on it.

R3 7th Tradition Form

The mailing address is:

Region 3 OA Treasurer
PO BOX 310290
New Braunfels, TX 78131-0290
R3treasurer@oaregion3.org
     

Electronic donations can be made by clicking the donate button on the right.

Donate to OAR 3

The Paypal button below allows donations to Region 3. You may also make donations by mail.

IMPORTANT – before you finalize your donation, know the number to identify the group or intergroup donating. Find your group number here. If this is an Intergroup donation, please provide your Intergroup Name and/or Number.

Without this information, your donation will be recorded as an individual donation.




The Paypal button below allows donations to Region 3. You may also make donations by mail.

IMPORTANT – before you finalize your donation, know the number to identify the group or intergroup donating. Find your group number here. If this is an Intergroup donation, please provide your Intergroup Name and/or Number.

Without this information, your donation will be recorded as an individual donation.




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