H.O.W. (OAHOW) is a movement within Overeaters Anonymous whose basic principle is that abstinence is the only means to freedom from compulsive overeating and the beginning of a spiritual life. The HOW acronym stands for Honesty, Openmindedness, Willingness. 


Note:  Our phone meeting service changes our phone numbers   periodically, so this list is regularly changing.  Check back for updates.

Day                  Time                      Phone Number             Pin Number

Sunday             3:00 pm (ET)       559-726-1300                301672#

Monday            8:00 pm (ET)       646-307-1300               121208#

Tuesday          12:30 pm (ET)       559-726-1300               301672#

Wednesday       8:00 pm (ET)       559-726-1300                136342#

Thursday          7:00 pm (ET)       626-677-3000                 12128#

Friday               8:00 pm (ET)       605-562-3140               503152#


 VSB Member Survey

  • Please take the time to fill out this survey.  The purpose is to help establish communication with our members and meetings.  Your VSB wants to have ongoing communication with you.  We hope this will help us to focus the VSB efforts on the highest priority needs of our meetings and members and to generate interest and stimulate service.
  • You don't have to answser any question that you don't want to.
  • Please be assured that this is an anonymous survey.
  • The survey closes at the end of May (extended thru June) so please have your responses in by then. 

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VSB "We Care List"

A "We Care List" is a list of program members who have volunteered to have their contact information listed so that other (usually newer) members are able to contact members who are working the OA/HOW program.  The Virtual Service Board (VSB) for the OA/HOW Two-Hour Format Phone Meeting maintains a multi-meeting We Care List. This list is not compiled from individual meeting lists. It is a separate list that only includes members who have requested inclusion. If you would like to be included on the VSB We Care List for the two-hour OA/HOW format meetings, please follow the link below to enter your information. You can then receive a copy of the list by e-mailing your request to vsboahow@gmail.com or by calling Ann O. at (715) 779-5348 Central time.   

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Virtual Service Board

The next Virtual Service Board Meeting will be held August 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. All are welcome to attend and contribute, although only meeting representatives vote. There is a relatively new phone number for this meeting. Please call (559) 726-1300 and use access code 701930# to join the meeting. 


Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support are recovering from compulsive overeating.  We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive overeating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer. 


Web Site

  • This web site was created to support the OA HOW virtual phone meetings.  While this web site is shared by several meetings, each meeting is a separate entity. This site is maintained by the Virtual Service Board for the OA HOW two hour format phone meetings.
  • If you have any questions, updates, or corrections for the web site please contact our current web manager Alyson H. from NY, at oahowwebsite@gmail.com. She will check this e-mail weekly and make updates to the webpage weekly.  (3/2/13)

  • If you have any questions or concerns about OAHOW phone meetings in general please contact oahowmeetings@gmail.com. =========================================================================================


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