OA’s Ninth Tradition shone brightly during the pandemic when local service bodies suddenly found themselves serving OA members from around the world.
This OA member explains how service can be “an incredible learning experience” and ”a great gift,” even when giving service means working with others who have differing opinions about what is best for OA as a whole.
We can better appreciate Tradition Nine by imagining if OA was organized by VIPs and from the top down.
A short explanation of OA’s Ninth Tradition: “OA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.”
How do you know if Tradition Nine is being practiced in your group? One OA member offers a number of ways to tell.