Home Steps Self-Supporting through Service

Self-Supporting through Service

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I sometimes use an image to explain the concept of OA groups being self-supporting. I draw a giant circle and label it “Everyone in OA.” Then I draw eleven large circles within the giant circle and label these “Regions” (there are ten land-based and one virtual). I zoom in on my own Region Four circle and draw sixteen little circles inside it—our sixteen intergroups. Finally, I draw tiny circles or dots in one of those intergroup circles to indicate individual meetings. Each big circle and every tiny dot is an entity that needs to be self-supporting. Larger circles, the service

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