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

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

NEXT EAI MEETING and LOCATION

The next EAI meeting is Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the VA Hospital, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA.

2+ hours from Intergroup? Join us in two ways:

  1. Participate on a committee by phone from 9:45am-10:30am EST. Dial-in details for Service Group Support, Public Information, and Teens and Twenties are below and at foodaddicts.org/eastern-area-intergroup. 
  2. Coming soon: an enhanced opportunity to experience the body meeting by web conference from your computer, tablet or smartphone from. Stay tuned for details in the July EAI report.

EAI MEETING DATES

July 8, August – RECESS, September 9, October 12-14 EAI Service Weekend at Fellowship Convention, Tampa, FL; November 4, December 9. 

NEXT EAI QUARTERLY CALL DATE

Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 8:00am EST. Dial in info: Dial 515-603-3104 / Access Code 288741#.

Upcoming calls: 8am Sunday October 21.  Please send theme suggestions to Jen H.: eaivicechair@foodaddicts.org. 

 

MONTHLY INTERGROUP REPORT: MAY 2018

Click here for a printer-friendly version of the EAI Report. 

MEETING HEALTH QUESTION 

During meetings, do you find yourself tempted to pick up your smartphone – maybe to check a text alert, see who just left a voicemail or even scan an incoming email? What habits best ensure that your handheld technology will not distract you from getting your medicine – or distract your fellow FAs from concentrating at the meeting?

CHAIR’S REPORT

Courtney T., Chair:  eaichair@foodaddicts.org

EAI SERVICE WEEKEND @ FELLOWSHIP CONVENTION, OCTOBER 12-14
Registration opens June 7, which is also the deadline for financial aid. If you normally attend the EAI Service Support Weekend – or, if you’ve never been and are curious – we hope to see you down in Tampa, FL. The schedule will include many of the wonderful programs you have come to love at past Service Support Weekend and past Fellowship Conventions, plus fun new ways to engage in service and fellowship. We look forward to seeing you there!
Fellowship Convention: https://www.foodaddicts.org/members/fellowship-convention
Financial Aid: https://www.foodaddicts.org/eastern-area-intergroup/eai-convention

JOIN US FROM AFAR
Would you be interested in joining the EAI Body Meeting remotely? Our new EAI IT team is diligently working to improve the Body Meeting web conference experience, and we are looking for EAI members far and wide to try the new system and make our monthly meetings more broad and inclusive. Please let us know your interest by emailing EAIchair@foodaddicts.org.

PI CORNER:

  • Calling PI Reps & anyone interested: EAI PI Committee members will host a 30-minute call on June 10 at 9:15am to discuss your PI efforts and explore PI questions. The dial-in number is 605-475-4000 and the access code is 1066681#. Feel free to stay on the line to listen into the live committee meeting at 9:45am. 
  • Order Health Care Brochures for your meeting by emailing healthcarebrochure@foodaddicts.org. Include the meeting you are ordering for, your name and mailing info and the number of brochures you need (up to 50 per meeting). 
  • Order clear plastic racks (to hold PI Trifolds) for your meeting by emailing eaipi@foodaddicts.org. Include your name and mailing info and the number of racks you need.

KUDOS to our fellows in New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida on recent successful FA Information Sessions! Please let us know what worked well for you, so we can share it and learn from your efforts.

WELCOME to incoming EAI Board members: Secretary Jean P. of Saunderstown, RI; Vice Chair Jennifer H. of Groveland, MA; and Chair, Christine W. of Georgetown, MA. Kudos to our outgoing Secretary, Michelle S-D. Jean has already started her role. Jen and Christine start in July. Thank you all for your service!

REMINDERS

  • FA-EAI's 2018 meeting liability insurance policy is officially effective. To receive a Certificate of Insurance, email Bianca_Mackey@ajg.com.
  • Intergroup first-timers: let us know you’re coming so we can be on the lookout for you at the 9:45am Orientation in Barsamian Auditorium. Contact eai12thstep@foodaddicts.org.
  • Planning to visit EAI from out of town? Locals are happy to host you overnight! Email eai12thstep@foodaddicts.org.
  • International fellows: we are happy to share your local phone list in this report. Email Jen H. eaivicechair@foodaddicts.org. THANKS and CIAO for now!


This is my final EAI report as your Chair, and I want to thank you for this opportunity. When I started attending Intergroup at 90 days of abstinence almost 18 years ago, I was jumpy and uncomfortable. I had a hard time understanding what was going on or even sitting calmly in my seat. Continued AWOLs and ongoing FA service have changed my life. Serving on the EAI Board the past several years and as EAI Chair the past four years has been a joy and a blessing beyond anything I had anticipated. I am inspired by the new ideas of our incoming Board members and by the enthusiastic service being done by Chapter and Local Service Groups, as well as those in smaller fellowship areas and on the Frontier. I look forward to continuing in this recovery and service journey alongside all of you as we “trudge the road to happy destiny.” Love, Courtney T., Watertown, MA

 

COMMITTEE CONTACT INFORMATION AND REPORTS

Service Group Support Committee, Gabe E.: eaiservicegroupsupport@foodaddicts.org

  • Please join the EAI quarterly call discussion about Service Support Weekend in combination with the Fellowship Convention in October 2018.

  • If you are 2+ hours away you can attend our meeting via conference call at 9:45am on Intergroup morning:  605-475-3215 then enter 871790#

Monthly Local Service Group Meetings:

  • Metro Atlanta, GA:  2nd Saturday 11:40am-12:10pm – Contact: Rosa at 404-308-8187
  • Southeast Michigan:  Last Thursday of the month 8:15pm, Contact: Linda at 248-320-6842 for conference call details.
  • Charlotte, NC: 3rd Saturday – Contact: Margaret M. at margaret.mclarney@zurichna.com
  • DC Area: 3rd Sunday, 10:30am-11:30am - Contact: Pam N. at FAPamN1@gmail.com
  • Rochester, NY: 2nd Saturday, 10:15am-11am – Contact: Jeanne U. at jeutter@rochester.rr.com
  • Ithaca, NY: 4th Saturday, 11am-12pm – Contact:  Paula K. at kitsfind@yahoo.com
  • Philadelphia, PA: 2nd Sunday, 8:30am-9:30am – Contact: Abigail H. at abigail.hillman@gmail.com
  • Louisville, KY: 3rd Monday, 8pm-8:30pm – Contact: Annie K. at annie.kirchner@yahoo.com
  • West Michigan: 2nd Saturday 9:45am – Contact: Karin D. at 616-464-3328
  • Southwest FL: 3rd Tuesday, 6:00pm-6:45pm – Contact: Barbara S. at 239-410-0081

 Financial Aid and Resources Committee, Anita F: eaifinancialaidandres@foodaddicts.org

  • The FAR committee has extended the deadline for Fellowship Convention applications to June 7th to align with registration for the convention. Click here for the Fellowship Convention Financial Aid Application. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the EAI-FAR committee by eaifinancialaidandres@foodaddicts.org.

Office, Andrea L.: eaioffice@foodaddicts.org

  • Join us by dialing in June 10 at 9:45AM EST #712-775-7035 Access Code 152370

  • If you or someone you know is not receiving the EAI report, please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org. We can help! 

Public Information, Lisa.: eaipi@foodaddicts.org

  • Join us on Sunday June 10th 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. Join us on June 10th at 9:15am EST for a 30 minute call. The dial-in number is 605-475-4000 and the access code is 1066681# The committee meeting will follow at 9:45am. All are welcome to join us!!!
  • Order Health Care Brochures for your meeting by emailing healthcarebrochure@foodaddicts.org. Include the meeting you are ordering for, your name and mailing info and the number of brochures you need (up to 50 per meeting). 
  • Order clear plastic racks (to hold PI Trifolds) for your meeting by emailing eaipi@foodaddicts.org. Include your name and mailing info and the number of racks you need. 

Teens and Twenties, Ann Marie S.eaiteensandtwenties@foodaddicts.org

  • Teens and Twenties committee has been working diligently on updating the Teens and Twenties page on the EAI website with a informative, user-friendly, step-by-step Kit for anyone interested in learning more about initiating, organizing and executing both classroom outreaches and health fairs at a local high school and college!
  • Please consider calling into the next Teens and Twenties committee meeting - we'd love to have you join in the meeting via conference call.
  • You can conference in on Intergroup Sunday at 9:45am meeting dial-in: 605.475.4700 and Access Code 293738#. 

12th Step, Reggie M., Chair: eai12thstep@foodaddicts.org

  • Do you like meeting new people? Do you enjoy traveling with FA fellows? Maybe your FA group should consider a road trip to support another FA meeting! It is great fun, well worth the time and effort and is guaranteed to make your FA program stronger!

OFFICERS/CHAIRS WITH NO REPORTS

Secretary: Jean P. eaisecretary@foodaddicts.org

Treasurer: Katie M. eaitreasurer@foodaddicts.org

Bylaws: Evelyn C.   eaibylaws@foodaddicts.org