Back in 2007, I had the pleasure of hearing the chair of the OA Board of Trustees talk about how to strengthen meetings. She mentioned five simple (but not necessarily easy) concepts that may help all meetings and OA as a whole. 1. Offer radical hospitality. Newcomers want to be at the meeting. They are there because they are ready for the solution—so the solution must be at the meeting. We need to love newcomers and stay with them. We can start by appointing a designated greeter who comes early to meetings and stays late. We can identify someone who

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