Our Intergroup

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Intergroup Number

New Freedom Intergroup is registered with World Service as OA Intergroup Number 09089.

New Freedom Intergroup Purpose

New Freedom Intergroup (NFI) is the Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia area intergroup-level service body of Overeaters Anonymous.


NFI meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month:

Orange Park Presbyterian Church Meeting Hall in Orange Park
1905 Park Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073

Please join us for our next intergroup meeting. All OA group members are welcome.


The purpose of New Freedom Intergroup is to promote unity within the Intergroup, provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, recognize and serve the needs of member Groups, and carry the message of Overeaters Anonymous to the compulsive overeater who still suffers by

  • Furthering the OA program in accordance with the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Nine Tools of OA, guided by the Twelve Concepts of OA Service;
  • Holding regular monthly Intergroup meetings and encouraging the participation of OA Group representatives in those meetings;
  • Providing a format for selection of Board Officer nominees;
  • Enhancing unity of Groups and facilitating organization of Groups within the Intergroup;
  • Planning events aimed at attraction in conjunction with PI/PO goals set by the Intergroup and its member Groups;
  • Conducting various recovery events and workshops that help further the aims of the Intergroup and member Groups.


Correspondence and donations can be mailed directly to the New Freedom Intergroup:

OA NFI

P. O. Box 550842

Jacksonville, Florida 32255

E-Mail: oanfig.org


Note: Please make donations with a note saying "Attention to the NFI Treasurer". Group meetings held in the North Florida Intergroup area of Region 8 may mail any contributions directly to NFI at the above address or donate through our online donation feature.

Twelve Concepts of Service

The Twelve Concepts of OA Service help us apply the Steps and Traditions in our service work, which is an important part of the OA program. The Concepts define and guide the practices of the service structures that conduct the business of OA.

Twelve Concepts of Service

NFI Service Opportunities

Service is one of the nine tools of OA. Service helps us strengthen our recovery and connects us to our OA fellowship. OA Service

Please note that some of these positions come with abstinence requirements. For more information on these requirements, you may email NFI at oanfig@gmail.com or consult the updated NFI bylaws.


Service committees are always seeking OA members to serve, sharing their ideas and energy to fulfill our primary purpose: carrying the message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.

OA members may perform service in a variety of ways:

  • Serving as a meeting group representative
  • Volunteering for a meeting group service position
  • Serving on a convention or retreat planning committee
  • Serving on an NFI service committee
  • Attending regular OA meeting groups
  • Sponsoring
  • Planning and attending special OA meetings and events
  • Making outreach calls to newcomers and returning members
  • Making 12th-Step Within calls  


OA meeting groups may establish service positions within their meeting. A variety of OA meeting service positions are possible:

NFI Representative

Secretary

Treasurer

Newcomer Caller

12th-Step Within

Lifeline Rep

Greeter/Hugger

Literature Rep


Read more about the tool of service and the nine tools of OA at OA’s World Service Web site.

OA NFI Contacts

Mailing Address

New Freedom Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous

P.O. Box 550842

Jacksonville, FL 32255


OA NFI contacts such as board members, NFI delegate, and committee chairs can be contacted directly through contact information published on the NFI We Care List or through NFI emails listed on this page.


Please note, the general email address is checked daily. Any email sent to oanfig@gmail.com will be forwarded to the appropriate OA member as soon as possible. Board members and our delegate will check oanfig email as their schedule allows. Response times may vary.

NFI Board Members

All board members can be contacted through the general NFI email: oanfig@gmail.com


Chair:  Barb C. 

Vice Chair:  Georgette P. 

Treasurer:  Nancy K. 

Secretary:  Augusta L. 

Delegate:  Cora W. 

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NFI Committee Chairs

All committee chairs can be contacted through the NFI We Care List or the general NFI email: oanfig@gmail.com


Newsletter:  Jasmine G.

Public Information/Public Outreach:  VACANT

NFI Retreat:  Carly B. and Georgette P.

Meeting List:  Jasmine G.

We Care List:  Jack W.

12th Step Within:  Carly B.

NFI Convention:  Marie B. and Cora W.

Website:  Lori L.

Young Persons Committee:  Wendy I.


All of the above people are your trusted servants for the North Florida Intergroup of OA and volunteer their time to serve you. Please understand that response times may vary.

NFI Documents

Overeaters Anonymous members and OA meeting group representatives may find forms for monthly New Freedom Intergroup meetings on this page.

These documents and forms may prove useful for preparing to attend monthly NFI meetings or to share with OA meeting groups.

The Policies and Procedures Manual, and the NFI Bylaws may be found here as well.

NFI Documents

NFI Meeting Agendas

The agendas for the monthly NFI meetings can be downloaded here.

Agendas

NFI Meeting Minutes

The minutes for the monthly NFI meetings can be downloaded here.

Meeting Minutes

Other Reports and Documents

Look for other NFI reports and documents here.

Find out more

Make a Donation

Tradition 7:

Every OA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

North Florida Intergroup OA members may contribute directly to NFI either as a representative of an NFI OA meeting group, a treasurer of an NFI OA meeting group, or an individual donor. All funds go directly to North Florida Intergroup of OA to support its mission. NFI has voted to send OA World Service and Region 8 a fixed percentage of received monthly contributions:

OA World Service – 30%

Region 8 – 10%


Please keep in mind all donations are subject to credit card processing fees. To avoid these fees, please contribute donation either in person at regular NFI business meetings or to the NFI mailing address:

North Florida Intergroup

PO Box 550842

Jacksonville, FL 32255


Please include your group number on your check.

If you would like to donate to North Florida Intergroup, you may do so here.


Please include your group number on the 2nd address line of your address or on the confirmation page where it asks for “Special Instructions for the Seller.”

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

NFI Documents

Overeaters Anonymous members and OA meeting group representatives may find forms for monthly New Freedom Intergroup meetings on this page.

These documents and forms may prove useful for preparing to attend monthly NFI meetings or to share with OA meeting groups. Please scroll down for the latest NFI meeting minutes and monthly meeting agenda.

NFI Meeting Minutes

Files coming soon.

NFI Meeting agendas

Files coming soon.