H.O.W. (OA HOW) 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, and Willingness. This page is maintained by the Virtual Service Board (VSB), which serves as an intergroup service body for OA HOW Two-Hour Format Phone Meetings.


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

Sunday, 3:00 pm (ET)  • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 754082# 

Monday, 8:00 pm (ET) • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 717351# 

Tuesday, 12:30 pm (ET) • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 301672#  

Wednesday, 8:00 pm (ET) • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 136342# 

Thursday, 12:30 pm (ET) • Phone: 641-715-3660 • Access Code: 954578# 

Friday, 8:00 pm (ET) • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 503152#

Saturday, 10:30 am (ET)* • Phone: 605-475-5950 • Access Code: 12128#

*The Saturday OA HOW 2 Hour Format phone meeting is not affiliated with the VSB.  The information that is presented is from www.oa.org and is accurate as of 12/20/14. ============================================================================

VSB "We Care List"

The "We Care List" is a list of OA HOW 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 Meetings 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.

Click here to enter your information into the We Care List


VSB Relationship Workshop Series



Second Saturday: December 12, 2015, 1pm ET (GMT-5:00)

Phone Bridge: 641-715-3818    Pin Code: 925619#

Those who have studied them carefully have found that these Traditions can be applied effectively to all human relationships, both inside and outside OA.”

 OA 12 & 12 Page 108  

For more information contact: quickreader.tl@gmail.com or vst4oa@hotmail.com

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Listen to previous workshops: 

Workshop 1: Traditions 1-3

Workshop 2: Traditions 4-6

Workshop 3: Traditions 7-9


Virtual Service Board

The next Virtual Service Board Meeting will be held SUNDAY, December 13, 2015 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 605­-562­-3140 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 eating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.


Web Site

This web site was created to support the OA HOW two hour format 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 John b. from PA, at oahowwebsite@gmail.comIf you have any questions or concerns about OA HOW Two-Hour Format Phone Meetings in general please contact oahowmeetings@gmail.com.

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