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EAI Meeting Report


MONTHLY INTERGROUP REPORT: OCTOBER 2021

October 3 Body Meeting - Please click here to see the details from the Body Meeting. Please click here for the EAI Attendee Phone List, which includes fellows available to sponsor.

NEXT EAI MEETING: NOVEMBER 14, 2021 at 9am EST

  • Please join us at the EAI Body Meeting via Zoom!
  • Meeting ID: 847 548 759. Passcode: 2020.
  • Committee meetings will meet via Zoom as indicated in the Join the Committee Meeting section below.
  • November’s body meeting will feature the Service Support Weekend Planning Committee deep dive. 

2021 EAI BODY MEETING DATES

November 14, December 12

COMMITTEE CONTACT INFORMATION AND REPORTS*

*Click on the committee name to learn more about the committee and for information on how to join the Committee Meeting on Intergroup Sunday.

Bylaws, Danielle O., eaibylaws@foodaddicts.org

  • Meeting Summary:

    • Received report from Main Motion Review Subcommittee (MMRS)
    • The MMRS is proposing changes to the Main Motion Submission Form
    • The MMRS is recommending having information sessions to discuss any main motions between the second weekend in December and the second weekend in January
    • The MMRS recommended adding additional language to the CEM to address what role motion makers have once a motion is submitted. The bylaws committee will continue to discuss these proposed changes to refine and clarify
    • The Bylaws Edit Subcommittee continues to meet bi-weekly to edit the bylaws and will submit the edits.

Information Technology: Cynthia R., eaiit@foodaddicts.org

  • Meeting Summary: 
    • Setting up zoom sessions for meetings whose members need training on the zoom platform
    • Providing assistance to committee chairs regarding GMail & Google drive
    • New laptop for EAISSC Chair
    • Redistribute 12th step laptop to a committee member. Cleanup laptop prior to deployment.

Office, Sherry H., eaioffice@foodaddicts.org

  • Meeting Summary:
      • Julie B. from Western Area Intergroup joined us. We look forward to working together.
      • Committee members updated each other on the work being done to process registrations for new videoconference meetings, in-person meetings, and update the trifolds to the new format.
      • Discussed committee goals for 2021-2022.
      • Many new meetings have registered this month. They can be found on the Find a Meeting webpage.
      • We would like to encourage any fellow who enjoys computer work and has interest in doing service for the Office Committee to contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org.
  • Action Items for EAI Members:

    • Verify that the email address in your FA profile is correct so that you are able to receive all communications from FA and FA-EAI. If you are not receiving emails from FA, go to your profile on the FA website and click the link ‘Manage My Email List Preferences’. There you can select the communication you wish to receive.

Public InformationKathryn W.: eaipi@foodaddicts.org

  • Meeting Summary:
    • We are looking for people with some abstinence to pilot showing the healthcare video to their healthcare provider. It is an 8 minute video you might find very interesting . Email: Eric at healthcareslide@foodaddicts.org
    • There are two upcoming Healthcare Conferences both for nurse practitioners and nurses- Shirley in Maine is arranging the booths for both.
    • Di from Florida is the new Resource coordinator for tablecloths, banners and racks.
    • Open service position - note taker for early EAI PI call
    • Discussed working on a draft for our committee goals. 1) How to reach the newcomer 2) Help members differentiate between attraction and promotion 3) Collaborate with Traditions Committee, 12 Step Committee and other Committees.
    • Suggested abstinence for presenting the FA Healthcare Slideshow - primary presenter - 5 years /2 AWOLS and secondary presenters - 2 years/1 AWOL.
    • The FA Traditions are especially relevant to the use of the internet and social media. Recent reviews by the Traditions Committee pertaining to Tradition 6, 7 and Anonymity were shared.
    • PI Contact is not a required position so if no one is designated as the PI Contact, no one at the meeting will  get the email to know what was discussed on the call and other resources.

    Calls for Service: 

    • Blogwatch - FA members that find blogs related to food addiction can email a link to blogwatch@foodaddicts.org and a WSB approved comment will be posted.
    • Media Watch - FA members that find articles, interviews or stories in the media (newspapers, magazines, online, tv, radio etc.), related to food addiction, can email a link or pertinent information (date, source, name of article/show/segment/people mentioned) to mediawatch@foodaddicts.org.The Media Watch letter will be sent. Based on the response, FA books and/or pamphlets or other materials will be sent.

Service Support Committee, Akia W.: eaiservicesupport@foodaddicts.org

  • Meeting Summary:
    • EAI Service Group Support welcomes the newest LSG located in the United Kingdom (UK)! The group meets the 2nd Sunday of the month at 8:30am local UK time.  It was great to have one of their members on our meeting, welcome!
    • The Education Subcommittee is partnering with the EAI 12th Step Committee in November for their informal 12th Step gathering to focus on LSGs. Look out for the invitation from the EAI 12th Step Committee.
    • Further discussion was had on how to use a common zoom account to aid EAI LSGs, further discussion will be had with Traditions.

      Monthly Local Service Group Meetings: (Times listed below are ET.)

Teens and Twenties, Merissa E., eaiteensandtwenties@foodaddicts.org

  • Meeting Summary: 
    • Confirm details of Stonehill outreach
    • Confirm details of Informal Gathering for Sunday 10/24/21 @1:30
    • Discussed how to best work with LSGs
    • Discussed updating kit to present to LSGs
    • Scheduled PI Call Representation

12th Step, Lou C., eai12thstep@foodaddicts.org

  • Meeting Summary:
    • Discussed the topic and arranged speakers for our next Informal Fellowship Gathering, scheduled for October 9 & 10. The topic will be "Spiritual Awakening" (the first part of the 12th Step). An invitation will go out to the fellowship this week to all members in EAI. It will also be posted on the website.
    • Working with the WSI 12th Step Committee to establish a list of Thank-a-Thons on the FA website. The website committee has a new form for fellowships to submit information to add to a Thank-a-Thon calendar.  Members from our committee will be available to assist those who need help filling out the form. The WSI 12th Step committee is sending out an email soon with details.
    • Brainstormed possible goals for 2022. We need to discuss more fully in our committee but some of the ideas included:
      • Continuing Monthly Informal Gatherings
      • Providing Training Sessions for hosting virtual meetings to help people complete that service position (collaborate with the IT committee)
      • Establish an orientation or welcome process for new members to the EAI
      • An Intergenerational gathering process where we collaborate and do service with the Teens & Twenties committee
      • A Big Book Study
    • The EAI orientation video and newcomer guide have been updated on the new website

New to EAI?

If you’re new to Eastern Area Intergroup, the EAI 12th Step Committee offers an Orientation Video and an EAI Newcomer Orientation Guide to help people learn about what the Intergroup does, the services it provides, its committees, and ways that FA members can get involved  Check out the EAI 12th Step webpage.

JOIN THE EAI BODY MEETING REMOTELY VIA ZOOM USING THE OPTIONS BELOW:

    1. Use your laptop or computer to join via direct link here or join the meeting on Zoom.com and input the Meeting ID: 847 548 759, Passcode 2020.
    2. Use the Zoom mobile app on your smartphone. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play. Open the app from your smartphone, select Join Meeting and input the Meeting ID: 847 548 759, Passcode 2020.
    3. For AUDIO ONLY (not recommended), use your phone to dial 646-558-8656 (US) or click here to find your local number. When prompted, input Meeting ID: 847 548 759, Passcode 2020.

Join the EAI Attendee Phone List! 

A phone list of fellows who attended EAI either in person or remotely will be distributed to all EAI attendees and EAI Contacts after the EAI meeting. To join the Attendee Phone List, go to http://bit.ly/eaimeeting and complete the form. Please note that your email address will NOT be shared on the Attendee Phone List. The phone list is a great way to connect with other EAI fellows!

Join the Committee Meetings

Office Committee – Sherry H., eaioffice@foodaddicts.org

Join us on Sunday, November 14 at 8am EST. Click here for the direct link to the meeting on Zoom.com or use the Zoom App on your smartphone and enter Meeting ID: 882 7441 2321, Passcode 2020. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 882 7441 2321. To find your local phone number, click here.

Public Information Committee –​ Kathryn W., ​eaipi@foodaddicts.org

Join us on Sunday, November 14 at 7:30am EST, when members of the EAI PI Committee will be available prior to the start of the regular committee meeting to answer questions for PI Reps or any other fellow with PI-related questions. Click here for the direct link to the meeting on Zoom.com or use the Zoom App on your smartphone and enter Meeting ID: 845 8695 6527 and Passcode 2020. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 845 8695 6527, Passcode 2020.  To find your local phone number, click here. The committee meeting will follow at 8:00am EST. All are welcome to join us!!!

Service Support Committee​ –​ Akia W., eai​servicesupport@foodaddicts.org

Join us on Sunday, November 14 at 8am EST. Click here for the direct link to the meeting on Zoom.com or use the Zoom App on your smartphone and enter Meeting ID: 843 8867 7998, Passcode 2020. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 843 8867 7998, Passcode 2020.  To find your local phone number, click here.

Service Support Weekend Planning Committee - Cayce K., sswplanning@foodaddicts.org

Join us on Intergroup Sunday, November 14 at 8am EST. Click here for the direct link to the meeting on Zoom.com or use the Zoom App on your smartphone and enter Meeting ID: 825 9732 0638, Passcode 2020. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 825 9732 0638, Passcode 2020. To find your local phone number, click here.

Teens and Twenties Committee – Merissa E.: eaiteensandtwenties@foodaddicts.org 

Join us on Sunday, November 14 at 8am EST. Click here for the direct link to the meeting on Zoom.com or use the Zoom App on your smartphone and enter Meeting ID: 825 8383 3741, Passcode 2020. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 825 8383 3741, Passcode 2020. To find your local phone number, click here.

Treasurer Committee Don D., eaitreasurer@foodaddicts.org

Join us on Sunday, November 14 at 8am EST. Click here for the direct link to the meeting on Zoom.com or use the Zoom App on your smartphone and enter Meeting ID: 812 5057 4139, Passcode 2020. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 812 5057 4139, Passcode 2020. To find your local phone number, click here.

12th Step Committee – Lou C., eai12thstep@foodaddicts.org

Join us on Sunday, November 14 at 8am EST. Click here for the direct link to the meeting on Zoom.com or use the Zoom App on your smartphone and enter Meeting ID: 879 3380 5639, Passcode 2020. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 879 3380 5639, Passcode 2020. To find your local phone number, click here.

OFFICERS/CHAIRS WITH NO REPORTS

Chair: Christine W., ​eaichair@foodaddicts.org

Vice Chair: Jennifer H., ​eaivicechair@foodaddicts.org

Secretary: Tricia H., eaisecretary@foodaddicts.org

Treasurer Committee: Don D., eaitreasurer@foodaddicts.org

Service Support Weekend Planning Committee: Cayce K., sswplanning@foodaddicts.org

EAI MEETING REPORTS - PDF

For an archived copy of an EAI Meeting Report, please email eaioffice@foodaddicts.org.

QUICK LINKS FOR THE EAI BODY MEETING

Please join us at the EAI Body Meeting via ZOOM from 9am EST to 10am EST.  EAI Committees will meet remotely from 8am EDT to 8:45am EST via Zoom. The password is 2020.

  • Click here to join the Body Meeting via Zoom. 
  • Click here to sign in to the EAI Body Meeting Attendee List.