EAI Service Support Weekend

November 12-13, 2016 -- Dedham, MA

All are welcome to come to this annual fellowship gathering and celebration of FA service. We look forward to seeing you there!

All events will take place at:
Holiday Inn Boston - Dedham
55 Ariadne Road
Dedham, MA 02026



Online registration for the event & meals will open July 1 and will close September 15, 2016.

Online registration will allow you to reserve your place and purchase meals for the event.
There is a $25 Registration fee. Payment for your registration and meals will be made online to Eastern Area Intergroup (EAI) using PayPal.

REFUND DEADLINE is October 7; send your request to eaiservicegroupsupport@foodaddicts.org.
You must be logged-in to Register.




SATURDAY, November 12

8:00: Registration Opens Check-in, receive your packet, sign up for connection subscriptions, purchase literature. Collect handouts for your meeting. Share fellowship.

9:30-11:00:  General Session – Local Service Groups Share Successes

11:15-12:00: Breakout Sessions

12:00-1:30:  Lunch – choose between catered lunch or bring your own – there will be no microwaves available

1:30-2:15: Breakout Sessions

2:30-3:15: Breakout Sessions

3:30-5:00: FA Meeting

5:30: Dinner ($35 Reserved) – There will be no hospitality room available to eat your dinner in.

7:00-8:30: Evening Entertainment 

SUNDAY, November 13

Choose from one of the following:

8:00: FA Meeting in West Roxbury– Hotel Shuttle available at 7:30

8:00: connection Writing Session

8:30: EAI Board Meeting – all members are welcome to attend

10:00-11:00: EAI Committee Meetings

Please attend one of the following committee meetings:

  • Office
  • Public Information
  • Service Group Support
  • Teens & Twenties
  • 12th Step

11:15-12:00: Closing Remarks

12:00: Lunch – choose between catered lunch or bring your own – there will be no microwaves available

Please see the Event Trifold for more details on schedule and breakout sessions



Meals may only be purchased when you register ONLINE. These meals must be purchased in advance online. You may choose from the following Meal Selections:
Optional Saturday Lunch – $25  options: Non-Vegetarian, Vegetarian
Saturday Dinner – $35  options: Salmon, Chicken, Vegetarian
Optional Sunday Breakfast – $15
Optional Sunday Boxed lunch – $25 options: Non-Vegetarian, Vegetarian $25

We hope all attendees will join us for the catered Saturday dinner!

PLEASE NOTE: The Holiday Inn will provide a hospitality area for Saturday and Sunday lunch but NOT for Saturday dinner.



We have reserved a block of overnight rooms at the Holiday Inn Boston - Dedham, at a special rate of $115 per night. To make overnight room reservations, please call the Holiday Inn at (781) 329-1000 and mention the FA-EAI Group Block or reserve online at www.holidayinn.com/bos-dedham using EAI in Group Booking Code to get discounted rate. The cut-off date for the special rate is: October 12, 2016.


RIDE AND LODGING SHARING LIST: for EAI Service Support Weekend

We have a special EAI list where FA members coming to this weekend may indicate if they need a ride to or from the airport, or if they need lodging, or if they have a room to share with someone else. Use the link below and enter your information in the appropriate columns.
* Please always update your information on the list after you have made arrangements.
CLICK HERE for the EAI Ride & Lodging Sharing List for this  Weekend.



If you have questions about this event, please CLICK HERE to download the informational trifold. You may also email inquiries to eaiservicegroupsupport@foodaddicts.org .



If you need financial aid, you can apply for support from the EAI Financial Aid and Resources Committee. Find a link to the application by visiting their website or request a copy by emailing eaifinancialaidandres@foodaddicts.org.




10:00 a.m. Church of the Nazarene
385 Ralph Talbot St, Weymouth
CONTACT: Lisa A. 781-806-5618

10:00 a.m. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Conference Room
1000 Broadway, Chelsea, MA
CONTACT: Colleen B. (978) 335-6340


8:00 a.m. Menino Art Center
26 Central Ave Hyde Park, MA 02136
CONTACT: Varda H. (617) 855-8166


8:00 a.m. VA Hospital
1400 VFW Parkway West Roxbury, MA 02132
CONTACT: Katie M. (908) 304-2305
*Shuttle available from Holiday Inn

8:00 a.m. Fox Library, Lower Level
175 Mass Ave. Arlington, MA 02474
CONTACT: Anne D. 781-395-4587