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GPI Roster

Position Name Email Committee Email
Executive Board exec_board@gpioa.org
Chair: chairs meetings of GPI, prepares GPI agenda, orients new GPI members, coordinates the responsibilities of GPI Ro M. chair@gpioa.org none
Vice-Chair: maintains GPI Bylaws, Policy & Procedures Manual, and equipment list, assists Chairperson as needed Tricia S. vice_chair@gpioa.org committee_policy@gpioa.org
Treasurer: handles/balances the books & provides financial reporting, serves on Finance Committee Dee C. treasurer@gpioa.org committee_finance@gpioa.org
Secretary: handles administrative matters for GPI Sheree C. secretary@gpioa.org secretarialcomm@gpioa.org
Ex-Officio: immediate past Chairperson Kristi K. ex_officio@gpioa.org none
Standing Committee Chairs standing_chairs@gpioa.org
12th Step Within: coordinates outreach to the still suffering compulsive eaters within OA Linda A. 12within@gpioa.org committee_12within@gpioa.org
Outreach: acts as liaison between GPI and professionals who refer people to OA, as well as brings awareness of OA to the general public VACANT outreach@gpioa.org outreachcomm@gpioa.org
Speakers Bureau: maintains GPI speakers list(s) and is responsible for the monthly GPI Speaker meeting Liv S. speakers@gpioa.org committee_speakers@gpioa.org
VOR Editor: compiles and distributes quarterly recovery newsletter Beth A. vor_editor@gpioa.org committee_vor@gpioa.org
Special Events: coordinates special events and annual retreat Gene M. events@gpioa.org eventscomm@gpioa.org
Other Trusted Servants
Region 7 Representatives: Region 7 representatives and alternates represent GPI at the biannual Region 7 Assembly Melanie G. region7reps@gpioa.org none
Kristi K.
VACANT
VACANT
Region 7 Alternate Representatives: Region 7 representatives and alternates represent GPI at the biannual Region 7 Assembly VACANT region7reps@gpioa.org none
VACANT
WSBC Delegates: World Service Business Conference (WSBC) delegates represent GPI at the annual World Service Business Conference Tricia S. wso_delegates@gpioa.org none
VACANT
VACANT
WSBC Alternate Delegates: WSBC alternates represent GPI at the annual World Service Business Conference VACANT wso_delegates@gpioa.org none
VACANT
GPI Special Worker: in accordance with Tradition 8, maintains website, meeting list, database, email list, maintains online archive of all GPI files, and performs limited GPI administrative work as needed Jessica F. webmaster@gpioa.org committee_tech@gpioa.org

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GPI Newcomers

Are you planning on attending a GPI meeting for the first time, either as your group's representative or as a guest? If so, please check out these documents beforehand:

  1. What Is GPI?
  2. Welcome to GPI!

GPI Meeting information and reminders will be sent out via an all-GPI email, if you're not already subscribed please go to GPI Email List and subscribe.

As per the GPI Standing Rules Item 2 (see page 2): Meetings are open to all OA members. Anyone present may speak when acknowledged by the Chairperson. However, only group representatives, intergroup members, or other delegates may vote on measures brought to the floor.

If you don't know what to report back to your group, the following document can help: Reporting Form.

If you'd like to be connected with a GPI Mentor, please complete the GPI Mentor Form.

Welcome to Intergroup!

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GPI Meeting

The monthly GPI meeting is held via Zoom, details available on the GPI Calendar.

GPI Meeting information and reminders will be sent out via an all-GPI email, if you're not already subscribed please go to GPI Email List and subscribe. You can also get the information from any GPI Member.

As per the GPI Standing Rules Item 2 (see page 2): Meetings are open to all OA members. Anyone present may speak when acknowledged by the Chairperson. However, only group representatives, intergroup members, or other delegates may vote on measures brought to the floor.

The documents we'll be using at the April 2024 meeting are posted below.

Below is a post-meeting highlights document to make it easier to report relevant information back to your meetings:
June Post Meeting Highlights Document

For documents from previous GPI Meetings, see the Past GPI Meeting Documents section of our Online Archive.

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GPI Committees

If you'd like to give service above the group level but aren't able to attend the monthly intergroup meeting, then committee work is for you!

Below you'll find information on all active GPI committees. The Policy, Secretarial, and Special Events Committees are actively looking for members.

Finance Committee

Duties Other Info Contact
see the GPI Policies and Procedures Manual for details on what the Finance Committee does
  • meets quarterly
  • members must have 6 months of abstinence
  • chair must have 1 year of abstinence
email committee_finance@gpioa.org if interested
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Policy Committee

Duties Other Info Contact
  • The Policy Committee's job is to maintain the GPI Bylaws (including all appendices) and the GPI Policy and Procedures (PnP) Manual.
  • The Policy Committee considers changes to the Bylaws or PnP Manual based on the needs or recommendations of GPI, Region 7 or WSO
  • meets monthly the Wednesday immediately following the GPI meeting from 2p-3p on Zoom
  • members should be detail oriented and organized
  • members should have basic computer skills, including knowledge of word processing software
email committee_policy@gpioa.org if intereseted
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Secretarial Committee

Duties Other Info Contact
  • Assist Secretary with maintaining GPI documents
  • Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned by the GPI Secretary
  • members should be detail oriented and organized
  • members should have the ability to work with word processing software, basic spreadsheets, and Google applications
email secretary@gpioa.org if interested
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12th Step Within Committee

Duties Other Info Contact
serve on committee this committee is active in planning workshops/activities and doing outreach to members who still suffer; meetings happen via conference call email 12within@gpioa.org if interested.
homebound support The 12 Step Within Committee will assist with requests from homebound members for calls, texts, emails, or Face To Face Meetings. email 12within@gpioa.org if interested
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Outreach Committee

Duties Other Info Contact
  • place copies of GPI's Public Information Cards on public bulletin boards or leave them in waiting rooms (always get permission before leaving literature in a waiting room to avoid leaving someone with a bad impression of OA)
  • assist with contacting area healthcare providers and letting them know about OA
  • assist with contacting area school counseling programs and letting them know about OA
  • locate events (such as health fairs or professional conferences) where GPI can have an information table at a reasonable price
  • staff an information table at a health fair or professional conference
  • speak about OA and your recovery at local schools and universities
  • speak about OA and your recovery for health care professional training organizations (for example, nursing training programs)

Committee currently inactive due to not having a Chairperson

Committee members need the following:
  • good organizational skills
  • basic computer skills
  • good telephone skills and the ability to make toll/long distance calls
Anyone performing service work at the public level (such as staffing a table or giving OA related presentations to outside organizations) must meet the following qualifications:
  • at least 2 years of abstinence
  • at least one year at a healthy weight
  • have worked all 12 steps

Committee currently inactive due to not having a Chairperson

email outreach@gpioa.org, or if you are interested in speaking about OA to schools or training organizations, please mail a completed
Speakers List Application to
Greater Pittsburgh Intergroup
PO Box 5459
Pgh, PA 15206
Attn: Speakers Bureau
or email
speakers@gpioa.org with the info requested in the application

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Speakers Committee

Duties Other Info Contact
  • Share your story at an OA meeting or special recovery event in the GPI area
  • Chair a meeting/workshop at a special recovery event in the GPI area
The only requirement for helping with chairing a meeting/workshop is willingness to carry the message of recovery to a meeting or special recovery event in the GPI area (and Zoom skills if doing Zoom hosting).
Speakers at a GPI hosted event must meet the following requirements:
  • 6 months of back to back abstinence
  • have completed steps 1-5
Mail completed
Speakers List Application to
Greater Pittsburgh Intergroup
PO Box 5459
Pgh, PA 15206
Attn: Speakers Bureau
or email
speakers@gpioa.org with the info requested in the application
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VOR Committee

Duties Other Info Contact
Share your thoughts and photos or write an article about your OA recovery for printing in our local newsletter, the Voice of Recovery VOR submission deadlines are Feb 15, May 15, Aug 15, Nov 15 vor_editor@gpioa.org (please mention VOR in subject line), or mail to:
Greater Pittsburgh Intergroup
PO Box 5459
Pgh, PA 15206
Attn: VOR Editor
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Special Events Committee

Duties Other Info Contact
help to plan upcoming events committee members need the following:
  • good organizational skills
  • basic computer skills
  • good telephone skills and the ability to make toll/long distance calls (for finding host groups for marathons or the venue for the annual retreat)
email events@gpioa.org with any questions
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Technical Committee

Duties Other Info Contact
  • check that links work and go where they should
  • proofread website
  • compare GPI meeting list to WSO meeting list
  • perform user testing
the ability to surf the web; the technical committee helps the webmaster with the non-coding work of maintaining the website webmaster@gpioa.org (please mention Tech Committee in subject line)
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GPI Elections

GPI Elections for the Executive Board, Standing Chairs, Regional Reps/Alts and World Service Business Conference Delegates/Alts are held annually at our October GPI Meeting. In order to run for either election or re-election, you must submit a completed GPI Election Form (available below)to the GPI Executive Board by September 15th to allow for review prior to the October GPI Meeting.
GPI Election Form (editable .doc file)
GPI Election Form (printable .pdf file)

The various positions have different attendance and abstinence requirements, starting at attendance at 3 GPI meetings (one within the most recent 6 months) and 3 months of current abstinence. For details on the requirements and responsibilities of the various positions please see the GPI Bylaws, the GPI Policy and Procedures Manual or contact any member of Intergroup.

Remember, service helps us to keep what we have so generously been given.

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GPI Inventory

GPI completed an intergroup inventory in April of 2022. Complete results are available at GPI Inventory Raw Results.

The reference documents for the GPI Inventory are below:

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GPI Member Survey

OA suggests that every intergroup and group periodically take an inventory of itself. GPI completed this self-assessment in 2010. One of the strong conclusions was that GPI would like to increase its level of service to member groups, if possible. As a first step in doing this, GPI needed to know what each of *you* think, so we undertook a member survey in 2011.

Final results are in, and a summary can be found in the GPI Member Survey Results Summary document. Anyone interested in the raw data can see it in the GPI Member Survey Data document. These are the final results, and include both the online and paper survey responses. Thanks to everyone who participated!

The results of this survey will be used to help GPI set priorities in the coming years. If you want to be involved in that process, please join us at an intergroup meeting! The dates and locations of GPI meetings can be found on the GPI Service Calendar.

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