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

Website: www.foodaddicts.org/eastern-area-intergroup

Email: eaioffice@foodaddicts.org

Phone: 781.438.9700

Fax: 781.438.9711

Donation to FA EAI
For instructions to make a donation to FA EAI Click here

 

NEXT EAI MEETING and LOCATION

The next EAI meeting is Sunday  December 14, 2014  at the VA  Hospital at 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA. If you are 2+ hours away from Intergroup please join a committee  via conference call from 945am -1030am EST. For details see committee reports below or at Foodaddicts.org/eastern-area-intergroup.

 

FUTURE EAI MEETING DATES

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.)

 
MONTHLY INTERGROUP REPORT: November, 2014

 

MEETING HEALTH QUESTION?

The telephone is one of the main ways we stay connected and supported in between meetings. When leaving a voice mail for your fellows are you speaking slowly and clearly when leaving your call back number? Are you picking up your phone when you don't recognize the number? Making an attempt to return FA calls in a timely manner?

 

CHAIR’S REPORT

Courtney G., Chair: eaichair@foodaddicts.org

We were delighted to welcome 200 FA members to the annual Chapter, Region, and Meeting Support Weekend. The theme was Recovery Through Service and everyone in attendance was an embodiment of that concept. It was inspiring to hear of the FA service being done in so many cities and towns throughout the EAI territory. Please, keep it coming! We all benefit from learning how your local groups are organizing to reach the newcomer. Need support in your service efforts? Don’t hesitate to visit www.foodaddicts.org/eastern-area-intergroup or email any Committee Chair or eaichair@foodaddicts.org to be put in touch with resources to help you help other suffering food addicts.

 

Special Notes:

  • Welcome to our new meeting in Dunn Loring-Merrifield, VA; Boca Raton, FL; and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Please note the following discontinued meetings: Friday morning in Erie, PA and Thursday evening in Hollywood, FL.
  • The December EAI Body meeting will be focused on test-driving various ways to utilize the FA website to accomplish your service goals. Please encourage anyone to attend if they’d like a better sense of how to use this tool. Feel free to email me your website questions by December 10 and we will try to review them live and answer them in next month’s EAI report.
  • The January EAI Body meeting will include a connection writing session.
  • The 2015 FA-WSI Business Convention is May 29-31. Please select your World Service Conference member at your December or January business meeting so s/he can apply for financial aid if needed. Request an application via: eaifinancialaidandres@foodaddicts.org. All relevant criteria must be met in order for aid to be granted. Please submit an application and wait for a response from the committee before assuming you will be funded. 

The following committees welcome dial-in participants on Sunday December  14th, 2014 from 945am-1030am

Chapter and Region Support — Paul B: eaichaptersupport@foodaddicts.org -- 424-203-8075 then enter 871790#

Connection — Gabe E: eaiconnection@foodaddicts.org – 513-386-0000 and enter Access Code 274894#

Public Information — Theresa H: eaipi@foodaddicts.org – 605.475.4000 and enter Access Code 1066681#

Teens and Twenties — Jennifer H.: eaiteensandtwenties@foodaddicts.org – 605.475.4700 and enter Access Code 293738#

 

COMMITTEE CONTACT INFORMATON AND REPORTS


Bylaws 

Jen N: eaibylaws@foodaddicts.org

No report.

Chapter and Region Support

Paul B., Chair eaichaptersupport@foodaddicts.org

Thank you to all who attended the EAI Chapter Support Weekend!  A total of 200 Fa members ranging from California, Connecticut, DC,  Florida,Georgia, Maine, Maryland,Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario Canada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia  were in attendance. The agenda was interactive, with  time for fellowship meals and Fa sharing meetings. If you attended please respond to the on-line survey by December 8 so we can evaluate the data by our next meeting December 14, 2014.

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., margaret.mclarney@zurichna.com.

Washington, DC: 2nd Sunday, 10:15AM-11:30AM, Holy Cross Hospital Resource Center, 9805 Dameron Dr, Silver Spring, MD, 20902. Contact: Pam N. pamelacneal@gmail.com.

Cleveland, OH: 2nd Saturday, 11:30AM-12:15PM, Southwest General Health Center, 18697 Bagley Rd. Middleburg Heights, OH 44130. Contact: Cayce M. misskc725@aol.com

Rochester, NY: 1st Saturday, 1PM-1:45PM, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Fellowship Hall, 3825 E. Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY. Contact: Margaret H. mhaining29@gmail.com.

Philadelphia, PA: 2nd Sunday, 8:30-9:30am; Upstairs at the Gryphon Café, 105 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087.

connection

Gabe E: eaiconnection@foodaddicts.org

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: eaifinancialaidandres@foodaddicts.org

The 2015 FA-WSI Business Convention is May 29th-31st.Please select your WS conference member at your December or January business meeting in order to give the elected individual the opportunity to apply for financial aid if need. Request for 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. 

Office

Mari L., Chair: eaioffice@foodaddicts.org

Welcome New Meetings :  Dunn Loring-Merrifield, VA; Boca Raton, FL; and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Please note the following Discontinued Meetings: Friday morning in Erie, PA and Thursday evening in Hollywood, FL.

Download your local meeting directory for printing at foodaddicts.org/eastern-area-intergroup. Scroll over the “Office” tab and select “EAI Meeting Directory & Trifolds”. 

Public Information

Theresa H: eaipi@foodaddicts.org

There are several contacts from a national event EAI attended. These contacts  are from all over the world. A few people  wanted more local contacts and will be connecting with FA members  to get more information. Several racks and booklets were provided at the Chapter Day event. Remember if you come to Intergroup, let us know in advance by above email and you can pick some up! 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: eaipublicoutreach@foodaddicts.org

No report.

Region Outreach

Patty R: eairegionoutreach@foodaddicts.org

No report

Teens and Twenties 

Jennifer Leaiteensandtwenties@foodaddicts.org

At the Chapter support weekend we held a mock public information session as if it were held in a high school classroom. The 15 visiting members of FA learned how and what to do to make these outreaches happen. It was incredibly effective !

We are currently organizing 3 College outreaches and 4 High school outreaches 3 of these schools have never had FA  visit before. Please let us know if you hold an outreach in your area using the FA Website resources in the EAI-PI section. We would love to hear feedback!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: eai12thstep@foodaddicts.org

Please be advised that our committee will assist local groups to provide a meeting to a fellow who is unable to attend a meeting due to hospitalization or other incapacitating issues. In addition, we will also assist a local group to coordinate a road trip for a meeting in need of support. Please contact the above email for further details.

 

Contact information for officers with no report:
Secretary, Elizabeth D.: eaisecretary@foodaddicts.org
Treasurer, Colleen B: eaitreasurer@foodaddicts.org