Welcome To Western Area Intergroup
The purpose of Western Area Intergroup is to further the FA program in accordance with the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of FA, to maintain a communication center for FA groups, to provide unity for FA groups, and to educate the public about the FA program. All FA members are welcome to attend Intergroup meetings. Many FA members who live within traveling distance of Intergroup meetings serve on Committees.
FA members, both those who can and cannot attend Intergroup meetings, serve their local area in a variety of ways: supporting public information outreach, being an Intergroup Contact Person keeping their meeting informed about Intergroup and opportunities for service, by connecting with publications to announce local FA meetings, or by following up on information request for their area that are sent to the Committees.
Approximately 220 meetings are registered with WAI and are listed and updated monthly in the WAI Meeting Directory. WAI serves meetings in California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Australia, Western Canada, and New Zealand.
WAI meets monthly on the second Sunday from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon at Summit Medical Center’s Samuel Merritt College of Nursing Health Education Center, 400 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland, California.
The average attendance is 270 members.
There are four main committees:
Members meet in separate committees for the first segment of Intergroup. Public Information (PI) and 12th Step Committees periodically break off into several sub-committees to report on progress and plan different approaches to outreach to both existing FA members (12th Step Committees) and to the food addict who still suffers (PI).
At 11:10 am, everyone gathers as a general group to hear board and committee chair reports. At this time, members may volunteer to be listed on the monthly “Available Sponsor List”, and hear of health fairs in need of volunteers, and other service opportunities.