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GPI Roster

Position Name Phone Email Committee
Email
Executive Board exec_board@gpioa.org
Chair VACANT VACANT chair @gpioa.org none
Vice-Chair Linda A. 724-939-3997 vice_chair @gpioa.org committee_policy @gpioa.org
Treasurer Ruth D. 412-337-9706 treasurer @gpioa.org committee_finance @gpioa.org
Ex-Officio Ruth D. 412-337-9706 ex_officio @gpioa.org none
Standing Committee Chairs standing_chairs @gpioa.org
12th Step Within Beth D. 412-271-2431 12within @gpioa.org committee_12within @gpioa.org
Professional Outreach VACANT VACANT pro_outreach @gpioa.org committee_po @gpioa.org
Public Information Monica F. 774-279-4748 public_info @gpioa.org committee_pi @gpioa.org
Speakers Bureau Elaine T. 540-383-2202 speakers @gpioa.org committee_speakers @gpioa.org
VOR Editor Jeanne H. 412-848-0360 vor_editor @gpioa.org committee_vor @gpioa.org
Marathon Chair Lanie T. 412-559-2028 marathon @gpioa.org committee_marathon @gpioa.org
Other Trusted Servants
Region 7 Representatives Dorothy W. 412-242-3032 region7reps @gpioa.org none
Kristi K. 412-780-7743
VACANT VACANT
VACANT VACANT
VACANT VACANT
Region 7 Alternate Representatives VACANT VACANT region7reps @gpioa.org none
VACANT VACANT
VACANT VACANT
WSO Delegates Dorothy W. 412-242-3032 wso_delegates @gpioa.org none
VACANT VACANT
VACANT VACANT
WSO Alternate Delegates VACANT VACANT wso_delegates @gpioa.org none
VACANT VACANT
GPI Special Worker
Webmaster / Administrative Assistant Jessica F. 412-334-3955 webmaster @gpioa.org committee_tech @gpioa.org

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GPI Service Calendar

This calendar includes all dates and deadlines relevant to GPI service.

If the calendar below doesn't appear properly, please refresh the page.

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GPI Newcomers

Are you planning on attending GPI for the first time? If so, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early and check out these documents:

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

You'll be given a GPI Newcomer's Packet when you arrive, which includes the above documents and the OA pamphlets they reference. An Intergroup member will be available to answer any questions you may have.

If you're not sure of exactly what to report back to your group, you can use the following document to help you: Reporting Form.

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GPI Meeting Agenda

The next meeting of GPI is scheduled for November 11, 2018 in the Cooper Conference Center at the Hillman Cancer Center (5115 Centre Ave Pittsburgh PA 15232). As always, there is free parking on Sundays in the lot below the Hillman Cancer Center.

The meeting will start promptly at 2p. If you are able, please arrive early to help with set up.

The documents we'll be using are posted below. If you are able please print them to bring with you.

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GPI Committees

The following GPI committees are currently looking for members willing to give service:
Finance Committee
12th Step Within Committee
Public Information Committee
Speakers Bureau
Voice of Recovery (VOR) Committee
Marathon Committee
Technical Committee

Finance Committee
Duties Other Info Contact
see page 7 of 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 or call Ruth D at 412-337-9706
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12th Step Within Committee
Duties Other Info Contact
do the monthly 12th Step Within activities 1st Quarter 12th Step Within Flyers
2nd Quarter 12th Step Within Flyers
3rd Quarter 12th Step Within Flyers
4th Quarter 12th Step Within Flyers
email 12within@gpioa.org or call Beth D at 412-271-2431 for more information
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 or call Beth D at 412-271-2431 for more info or to volunteer
homebound support The 12th Step Within Committee maintains a list of people who are willing to receive calls or emails from homebound OA members. You can specify what days and/or times work for you to get calls; you need not be available 24/7. email 12within@gpioa.org or call Beth D at 412-271-2431 to volunteer or for more information.
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Public Information 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 email public_info@gpioa.org or call Monica F at 774-279-4748
  • assist with placing OA ads in local newspapers and publications
  • assist with placing OA public service announcements on radio and TV stations
  • locate events (such as community days or county fairs) where GPI can have an information booth at a reasonable price
  • assist with planning of upcoming public information events
committee members need the following:
  • good organizational skills
  • basic computer skills
  • good telephone skills and the ability to make toll/long distance calls
email public_info@gpioa.org or call Monica F at 774-279-4748
  • staff a booth at a health fair
  • speak to outside groups about OA
any PI committee member performing service work at the public level (such as staffing a booth or giving OA related presentations) must meet the following qualifications:
  • at least 2 years of abstinence
  • one year at a healthy weight
  • have worked all 12 steps
email public_info@gpioa.org or call Monica F at 774-279-4748
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Speakers Bureau
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
  • 6 months of back to back abstinence
  • have completed steps 1-5
  • Willingness to carry the message of recovery to a meeting or special recovery event in the GPI area
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
call Elaine T. 540-383-2202 with any questions
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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
For more information, please see the VOR Contribution Flyer
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
call Jeanne H at 412-848-0360 with any questions
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Marathon 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 committee_marathon@gpioa.org or call Lanie T at 412-559-2028 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), or call Jessica F at 412-334-3955
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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 two weeks 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 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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Always to extend the hand and heart of OA to all who share my compulsion; for this I am responsible.

Greater Pittsburgh Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous
P. O. Box 5459
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

24 hour Answering Service (412) 765-3004
http://www.gpioa.org

Please send comments or questions to webmaster@gpioa.org