7th Tradition and Other Electronic Transactions

After long last, I am pleased to announce that HOW-OA Intergroup of Northern California is able to receive digital payments! We can receive monies and can reimburse expenses for ALL transactions that include:
7th Tradition Contributions – Group & Individual
Registration for Retreats, Workshops, Events, etc.
Reimburse expenses for GSR, WSO, fundraisers, office expenses, copies, etc.

Please read all the information below. All of your questions will be answered!

To streamline our Treasurer position and make paying contributions, registering for retreats, and everything else we do easier, we have upgraded our process to receive contributions virtually through digital payment platforms, i.e., CashApp, Venmo, Zelle, and PayPal. We will also be able to reimburse you through the same methods! Having this streamlined process alleviates writing checks, trips to the post office, paper tracking, and downtime waiting for money to process. The financial transactions will be processed in a matter of seconds and the money will be transferred within minutes. It’s a WIN/WIN for everyone!

YES, WE WILL STILL ACCEPT CHECKS. Please mail them directly to:

HOW-OA Intergroup Northern California, Inc. Intergroup #09331
PO Box 11070
Oakland, CA 94611-0070

In order to ensure that all monies coming in are allocated appropriately EACH INCOMING DIGITAL TRANSACTION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (put this info in the “notes” section in the payment App)
•Name of person sending
•Group Number or Individual
•Day/Time of Meeting
•City of Meeting
•Event Name/Type – If registering for an event

We now accept payments through the following:
CashApp – Name/ID: $HOWOANorcal – App and online. NO fees to send/receive.

Venmo – Name/ID: @how-oa_norcal – App and online. NO fees to send/receive.

Zelle – Name/ID: ig.treasurer.norca@gmail.com – App, Online, most banks. NO fees to send/receive.

Paypal – Name/ID: @HOWOANorcal – App and online. NO fees to send/receive.


Please note: If you’re paying through Zelle, that can be done through most major banks and some credit unions. You’ll need to do the research on that as I will not be able to help. If your bank/credit union does not support Zelle you can download the App and use the service that way. After you’ve set up your account and you’re trying to send money, if you keep getting an error message that you can’t find our username (ig.treasurer.norca@gmail.com) the issue is on your end, and I cannot help you. Our account is verified and receives payments regularly through Zelle. You will need to contact Zelle customer support directly to get assistance. Thank you.