When the share is finished, the member keys the word “Pass” to open the floor to another speaker.Usually the shares are visible only during the meeting and are not archived.The leader/moderator will acknowledge the name heard, and the member will have time to share.After sharing, the member mutes their phone line and returns to listening to others.If a meeting is not listed on the OA website, it is NOT a registered OA meeting, and the group has not agreed to practice OA's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, guided be the Twelve Concepts or OA Service. Our program is open to all who have a desire to stop eating compulsively, regardless of personal financial condition.
Telephone meetings usually use no-cost conference call services, meaning that the company doesn’t charge a fee to hold the meeting. You use your personal telephone plan to attend telephone meetings, so your regular long distance charges would apply.We are self-supporting through member contributions. In addition sales of our literature provides funds to support OA and its primary purpose to carry the message of recovery that is possible through the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous. The “parking lot” is similar to what happens after a face-to-face meeting is closed and members gather informally to chat in the parking lot.It is a term used to describe what happens when members stay after a virtual meeting to chat.Online Meetings: When members wish to share, they key in an asterisk (*) and wait for the meeting leader to acknowledge that it is their turn.If multiple members enter an asterisk at the same time, the leader will encourage each to share in the order the requests appeared on the screen.