For Eastern Area Intergroup

Welcome to Eastern Area Intergroup


FA Eastern Area Intergroup (FA-EAI, Inc.)

FA Eastern Area Intergroup (FA-EAI, Inc.)

PO Box 490551, Everett, MA 02149



Phone: 781.438.9700

Fax: 781.438.9711

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PLEASE NOTE: The next Eastern Area Intergroup meeting will be folded into the Chapter Support Weekend, taking places Saturday and Sunday, November 15-16, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in Peabody, MA. THERE WILL BE NO INTERGROUP MEETING at the V.A. Hospital in West Roxbury, MA. 



2014: November 15-16Chapter Support Weekend/EAI Intergroup Meeting; December 14

2015: January 11; February 8; March 8; April 12; May 3; June 14; July 12; August 9; September 13; October 4; November 8; December 13. 


(Snow day cancellations: Call 781.438.9700 after 5:30AM the morning of Intergroup to find out if Intergroup is cancelled.)




Before and after your meetings and at the break, are you remembering to reach out to the newcomers and to anyone who might need a friendly welcome?



Courtney G., Chair:

Welcome to our new meeting in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England! The health and wellness of FA-EAI is reflected in and dependent upon the health and wellness of our FA meetings, regional service groups, and Chapters. EAI’s territory includes the U.S. states and Canadian provinces that lie East of the Mississippi River, as well as the continents of Europe, South America, and Africa. (Isn’t it exciting to imagine FA groups sprouting up in Nairobi or Buenos Aires?) As local service groups in Charlotte, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and elsewhere grow and thrive, so will our individual recoveries, and our ability to reach the sick and suffering newcomer will increase. We look forward to learning from each other – and having fun! – at Chapter, Region, and Meeting Support Weekend, November 15 & 16 ( If you missed registration, but want to attend, you can register on-site (without the meal plan) starting at 11:30am on Saturday.

The following committees welcome dial-in participants on Sunday, November 16 at 10:15am:

Chapter and Region Support — Paul B: -- 424-203-8075 then enter 871790#

Connection — Gabe E: – 513-386-0000 and enter Access Code 274894#

Public Information — Theresa H: – 605.475.4000 and enter Access Code 1066681#

Teens and Twenties — Jennifer H.: – 605.475.4700 and enter Access Code 293738#

Note: In response to requests from meetings outside the U.S., EAI is now able to accept donations online. Due to administrative fees, however, we encourage meetings within the States to continue to submit donations by check via snail mail.

Thank you, everyone, for your service!




Jen N:

No report.

Chapter and Region Support

Paul B., Chair

On November 15-16, 2014, EAI hosts the annual Chapter, Region, and Meeting Support Weekend at the Marriott Hotel in Peabody, MA. Online registration is now closed. On-site registration will open at 11:30am on 11/15. The event starts at 1pm on Saturday and runs through 3:30pm on Sunday. Last year we had record-breaking attendance and we look forward to a robust turnout this year. Please contact us with any questions. We hope to see you there!  If you are more than 2 hours away you can attend our meeting via conference call at 9:45am on Intergroup morning: 424.203.8075 then enter 871790#.

Monthly Regional Service Meetings:

  • Charlotte, NC: 3rd Saturday, 11AM-12PM, Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center, Rm. 3, 100 Billingsley Rd., Charlotte, NC  28211. Contact: Margaret M.,
  • Washington, DC: 2nd Sunday, 10:15AM-11:30AM, Holy Cross Hospital Resource Center, 9805 Dameron Dr., Silver Spring, MD, 20902. Contact: Pam N.
  • Cleveland, OH: 2nd Saturday, 11:30AM-12:15PM, Southwest General Health Center, 18697 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights, OH 44130. Contact: Cayce M.
  • Rochester, NY: 1st Saturday, 1PM-1:45PM, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Fellowship Hall, 3825 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY. Contact: Margaret H.
  • Philadelphia, PA: 2nd Sunday, 8:30AM-9:30AM; Upstairs at the Gryphon Café, 105 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087.


Gabe E:

Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a connection writing session in your area. If you are more than 2 hours away you can attend our meeting via conference call at 9:45am on Intergroup morning: dial 513-386-0000 and enter Access Code 274894#

Financial Aid and Resource

Kim B., Chair:

The EAI FAR committee now handles financial aid and awards for the EAI Travel Fund, WSI Business Convention for EAI members, and EAI Chapter Support Weekend. Applications can be obtained by emailing FAR committee chair Kim. Please obtain and submit an application and wait for a response from the committee before assuming monies will be awarded to you or your meeting. All criteria for award must be met. 


Mari L., Chair:

Welcome to our new meeting in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England! Please note the following discontinued meetings: Sunday 6:30pm in Erie, PA and Tuesday 6:30pm in Brick, NJ. Download your local meeting directory for printing at Scroll over the “Office” tab and select “EAI Meeting Directory & Trifolds. 

Public Information

Theresa H:

If you would like free racks and brochures at Chapter Support Weekend email the PI in advance. Also, email us to request a press release to take to your local newspaper. When they agree to run it, schedule an FA info session the week after and ask the editor to list the info session date in the press release. If you are more than 2 hours away you can attend our meeting via conference call at 9:45am on Intergroup morning: dial 605.475.4000 and enter Access Code 1066681#.

Public Outreach

Carol C:

No report.

Region Outreach

Patty R:

No report

Teens and Twenties 


Please attend the Teens and Twenties Committee meeting at chapter support weekend to participate in a Mock classroom outreach.  If you are more than 2 hours away you can attend our meeting via conference call at 9:45am on Intergroup morning: dial 605.475.4700 and enter Access Code 293738#. 

12th Step

Reggie M., Chair:

Thank-a-Thons for Thanksgiving Day 2014 will be posted on the EAI website November 1st. Deb H. is the Thank-a-Thon Coordinator for this year. Please advise her of any last minute Thank-a-Thons occurring. For details: (click12th Step Committee). The next EAI Orientation Call is November 23, 2014 at 2:00pm EST: dial 605.562.3000, access code: 79982#. The call is scheduled for EAI contacts of new meetings, but all members are welcome to attend.


Contact information for officers with no report:
Secretary, Elizabeth D.:
Treasurer, Colleen B: