What is the Central Virginia Intergroup?

How did you find out about our Zoom meetings and workshops?

Curious about where your 7th Tradition ends up?

What is Intergroup?

Central Virginia Intergroup (CVIG) is the organization that supports and helps OA meetings in our area.  We who volunteer are all OA members committed to helping each of us find and sustain recovery from compulsive eating.

We keep you informed and spread OA’s message by posting meeting information on our website (CentralVAoa.org), answering inquiries on our telephone line and to our website, planning and hosting our annual retreat, organizing frequent special events like workshops focusing on different aspects of OA recovery, sending out our monthly newsletter, and providing special OA-related updates via our email list.

We also send a delegate to our regional organization (OA’s Region 7) and OA’s World Service Business Conference. Our Public Information committee gets information about OA out to people who don’t know about us, our secretary takes and circulates the minutes of our monthly intergroup meetings which are posted on our website and published in our newsletter, and our treasurer manages the money donated from OA meetings in the Richmond/Charlottesville/ Fredericksburg area to pay our expenses (web hosting, phone line, retreat center, travel expenses for our delegate, etc.).  We have a Fun & Fellowship committee that organizes social events for our members. We also are available to assist meetings with specific requests or questions.  Meeting representatives can bring concerns and suggestions from their meetings to Intergroup and take information back to their individual groups. 

Visitors to our IG meetings are always welcome.  You don’t have to participate or commit to anything.  For more information please contact Catherine W., Central Virginia Intergroup Chair, at catwry@outlook.com 434-996-6638. The next meetings will be Sundays at 7:00 PM via Zoom on July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, and Dec 6 .  Please join us!

Use of OA Literature

Because of significant changes in definitions of and decisions about our compulsive eating disease at World Service, our intergroup strongly suggests that members purchase the latest editions of all OA literature, especially The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition and Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition. 

Some groups are still using old literature, and newcomers might be confused if out-of-date editions are promoted or used.  Following Tradition Four (“Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or OA as a whole”), we do not use old literature because it affects OA as a whole to present our program as it used to be rather than as it is today.  For example, OA used to promote one food plan and one food plan only—we do not do that today.  So, please use current literature.

Although the WSO is closed and literature orders may take a bit longer to be processed, electronic versions of most books cost less than physical versions, and they can be easily purchased on oa.org or Amazon.com.  Please purchase only new literature, as the sale benefits World Service; OA gets no money from used literature sales.

Here is a list of current OA books and their prices, available at bookstore.oa.org.  Click the “Shop” button and choose “Books” for physical books and “Digital Products” for e-books. For digital versions not available at oa.org (such as The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition), check with Amazon.

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition

SKU: 990-2-BK

$15 book

Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition

SKU: 980-BK

$15 book; $20 digital; $20 for 6 CDs

The Twelve-Step Workbook of Overeaters Anonymous

SKU: 992 – WB

$13.50 book; $7.50 digital

Voices of Recovery

SKU: 986-bk

$12 book

Voices of Recovery Workbook

SKU: 996

$12.00 book

Seeking the Spiritual Path: A Collection from Lifeline

SKU: 978-bk

$9.50 book

For Today

SKU: 984-bk

$12 book

For Today Workbook

SKU: 974

$12 book; $7.50 digital

Taste of Lifeline

SKU: 970-bk

$13.50 book

Abstinence, Second Edition

SKU: 994 – Bk

$11 book

Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

SKU: 998-bk

$6 book

Twelve Step Workshop and Study Guide, Second Edition

SKU: 960-2

$13.50 book; $7.50 digital

Participant Guide to Twelve Step Workshop and Study Guide

SKU: 965-BK

$7 book

Here is a complete listing of OA printed literature:


7th Tradition and Zoom

Dear Central Virginia Intergroup members (all those who attend OA meetings in Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, and/or Richmond area) —

We, the board and the committee members of CVIG, hope that each member will make it a priority to continue their 7th Tradition donation for each zoom meeting he/she attends.

Each member, group, IG, Region, and World have the primary purpose to carry the message to the still suffering compulsive overeater.  Without donations, we will not be able to support our primary purpose, nor support CVIG’s ongoing expenses for the good of all our groups.   (ex. website-$200, insurance-$500, zoom-$150, P. O. Box-$50)   Therefore, it is vital that we continue to receive your 7th Tradition contributions.

Please send your donations to:

Central Virginia Intergroup (CVIG)

P.O. Box 70611

Henrico, VA. 23255-0611

Thank you!

Please help us keep OA strong & vital…to continue to be there for one another and for the still suffering compulsive overeater who reaches out to us for help.

Meeting Donations

Our World Service Organization(WSO) suggests a donation of $5 at each meeting. However, your presence is more important than your donation. So, please give what you can. The priority is for everyone to get the help that they need regardless of their financial situation.