Men of OA

Men of OA – You’re not alone!

Are you the only man in your meeting? Do you have trouble freely sharing in meetings of mostly women? The World Service Survey done in 2010 revealed that only about 13% of our fellowship consists of men!
If you want to connect with other men in OA, there are many meetings, by phone and in-person,
with a Special Focus for Men, as well as several other ways you can connect with men in the program.

Are you new to OA? Visit http://OA.org to learn more about this program of recovery and get started today.

Face-to-Face Meetings

There are over 40 face-to-face meetings in several countries around the world with a Special Focus for Men.
To view the most updated list of all meetings with a Special Focus for Men, visit http://OAMen.org/meetings.

Phone Meetings

Here are all the phone meetings around the world, with a Special Focus for Men. All times are listed in EST.

Sunday 8:30 AM 563-999-2090 Pin: 316200#Sunday 8:30 PM 712-770-4160 Pin: 409092#Monday 7:00 PM 712-451-1129 Pin: 350025#Tuesday 7:00 PM 712-775-7031 Pin: 242990669#Thursday 7:00 PM 605-475-4850 Pin: 197132#

The online meetings listed below require more steps to access. Visit http://oamen.org/online to learn more.

Wednesday 7:00 PM Contact Name: Ken G Contact Phone: 914-263-6532Thursday 12:30 PM Contact Name: Cleve Contact Phone: +278-3271-4584Friday 7:30 PM Contact Name: Jack Contact Phone: 709-749-8888

★ Some of the meeting listings may have been added, removed, or changed since the printing of this flyer,
visit http://OAMen.org/meetings to view the most updated list of all meetings with a Special Focus for Men.

OA Men Email Groups

Join an email-based discussion group for Men in OA. Read and send group email with other men in OA.

  • To join the Google group, email Tuesday@OAMen.org, including your first name and your last initial.
  • To join the Yahoo group, visit http://oa12step4coes.org/loops/male and submit your email address.

OA Men Phone Outreach List

Join the Outreach Phone List to make and receive phone calls with other men in OA, around the world!

  • To join the phone list, join the Google group above and also include your phone number and time zone.

OAMen.org

http://OAMen.org is a website to find resources for men in OA. Got something to add? Click “Contact Us”.

Spread the word!

Share this flyer with everyone in OA! Print or photocopy this and share it at your meetings and intergroups.
If you want to modify this flyer to list face-to-face meetings with a Special Focus for Men in your area, visit http://OAMen.org/publicity for instructions and to download the Microsoft Word version.
Please contact us at http://OAMen.org to let us know how you’re spreading the word and how we can help!

Central Virginia Intergroup – Spread Your Wings Challenge

Have you ever attended a 90-Day OA meeting?  Listened to recovering OA members share in a meeting focused on health issues?  Attended a meeting in Australia?

            Your Intergroup challenges you to attend 10 OA meetings with a topic or focus unlike any you have ever encountered. 

There are three categories of meetings from which to choose.  You can choose to attend all 10 in the same category or mix and match.  Those who complete attending 10 different meetings by Unity Day, February 28, 2021 will win a copy of the newest OA pamphlet “A Lifetime of Abstinence,” courtesy of CVIG!

Meetings by Region

OA Region One
      Pacific North West: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon

OA Region Two
     Pacific Southwest: California, Hawaii, Reno/Tahoe area of Nevada, Mexico

OA Region Three
     Southwest: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah

OA Region Four
     West Central: Illinois (except the Greater Chicago area and Central Illinois Intergroup), Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, the territory of Nunavut.

OA Region Five
     Central: Greater Chicago area and Central Illinois Intergroup, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Southwestern Ontario

OA Region Six
     Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Bermuda

OA Region Seven
     Eastern: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

OA Region Eight
     Southeast: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Virgin Islands, Central America, South America

OA Region Nine
     Countries and territories in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Western Asia

OA Region Ten
     Countries and territories in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, the Western Pacific Basin

OA Virtual Region
     Virtual meetings and virtual intergroups.

Meetings by Special Topic

            11th Step

            90 Day

            AA 12/12

            Ask-It-Basket

            Atheist/Agnostic

            Big Book

            Literature

            Maintenance

            Meditation

            Newcomer

            OA HOW

            OA Second and/or Third Edition

            OA Steps and/or Traditions

            Recovery from Relapse

            Speaker

            Spirituality

            Teen Friendly

            Tools

            Topic

            Varies

            Writing

Meetings by Special Focus

            100-Pounders

            Anorexia/Bulimia

            Bariatric Surgery

            Black

            Health Issues

            LGBT

            Men

            Women

            Young Persons

            As long as you meet the Third Tradition, you can attend any OA meeting, but please be respectful.  We suggest you be mindful of the special focus or topic and share only if you qualify for that special topic or focus.  For example, please don’t share at a men’s meeting if you identify as female or ask to talk about Step 2 at an 11th Step meeting unless, of course, invited to do so. 

            To find these categories, go to oa.org and click on “Find A Meeting.”  Then, choose “face-to-face” “online” “telephone” or “non-real-time.” 

For Regional meetings, choose a location, such as “All Other Countries” then choose a specific country. 

For a special focus or topic meeting, skip choosing a location and go past “Search radius” and click “Additional Search Options.”  Click on either “Special Topic” or “Special Focus” and make other choices as appropriate.

            It may take you several tries to learn how to use the system and you may find, for example, that there is no “Ask-It-Basket” meeting on Tuesdays but keep trying!

            Please email CVIG at WeRCVIG@gmail.com when you have finished the challenge with your name and mailing address and describe which meetings you attended and what you learned.  We would like to share your challenge results in our newsletter (without your name of course) if you give us permission.  Many of us would like to know what you found out so that we might try those meetings too!

            We hope you enjoy our “Spread Your Wings” Challenge.  Happy hunting and please give our regards to those meetings!