I have just started my tenure on the Board of Trustees (BOT) and there is a lot to learn. I am enjoying it already though as the love of OA shines through all the work and my fellow Board members rock.
I didn't start out knowing I wanted to do this. It evolved. Maybe this kind of service is in your future too. Now I feel that "this is something you must not miss". If you like Big Picture kind of issues and you feel this kind of service is interesting, you too can find your way to the BOT. You need to provide service above the meeting level at your Intergroup. I found that service on the Board of Region 1 was a great help to me too. It helps if you also serve as a Rep to Region 1 Assembly and/or a Delegate to the World Service Business Conference. This clues you in to see if you like this kind of service. Hard as it is to imagine, I guess it is not for everyone. My sponsor describes it as worse than watching paint dry - it is just not his thing.
My experience has been totally rewarding. At every stage of my service work, I found myself surrounded with great people and wonderful growth opportunities. The promises continue to come true for me as I find I have a life of happy usefulness that makes me feel belonging. Thanks OA and thanks Region 1 OAer’s!
Hi! I am Pat O’C., your Region I Trustee. I am thrilled to be your trusted servant on the bottom of the service pyramid of OA. In order to do a good job, I need you. I need your love of OA, your good ideas and your help. I simply cannot and do not want to do this alone. Please reach out to me by clicking below on “contact the Region I Trustee”. If you have a question or comment. I look forward to hearing from you!
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