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Message from the EAI Board

We wish to support you any way we can during this challenging time. Please click here to read the message from the EAI Board.


Quick Links for the EAI Body Meeting: (New Time: See Service Support Weekend Schedule)

Please join us at the EAI Body Meeting via ZOOM from 10:15am EST to 11:15am EST.  EAI Committees will meet remotely from 9:00am EST to 10:00am EST via Zoom. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email.

Click here to join the Body Meeting via Zoom. 

Click here to sign in to the EAI Body Meeting Attendee List.*

*Please see the EAI IT Committee Report.

New to Intergroup? Click the links below to learn more.


MONTHLY INTERGROUP REPORT: OCTOBER 2020

*Please scroll to the bottom of this page for a printer-friendly version of the EAI Report.

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

**Please send questions or ideas regarding the EAI report to Jen H. at eaivicechair@foodaddicts.org

***International Fellows: We are happy to share your local phone list in this report. Email Jen H. eaivicechair@foodaddicts.org.


BYLAWS COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT

The guide for how meetings can submit “Main Motions” for 2020-2021 is now available for your review.   This document includes a brief description of how a “main motion,” is developed, sent to EAI, and, if voted on by the EAI body, will be sent to WSI to be heard at the Annual FA World Service Business Convention in June 2021. Please click HERE to review. The Main Motion Submission Form can be found HERE.

Join the Bylaws Committee Meeting on Sunday, November 8 at 9am EST. Please click here to join directly via zoom or use the Zoom App on your smartphone and enter Meeting ID: 852 0819 9811 The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or the Committee Chair for the password or the Committee Chair for the password. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 852 0819 9811. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or contact the Committee Chair for the password.  To find your local phone number, click here.  

Evelyn C.: ​eaibylaws@foodaddicts.org


NEXT EAI MEETING: NOVEMBER 8, 2020 (New Time: See Service Support Weekend Schedule)

Please join us at the EAI Meeting via Zoom! The next Eastern Area Intergroup (EAI) meeting will be on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 10:15am EST. Committee meetings will meet via Zoom as indicated in their reports below.

Here’s what’s happening at the November Body meeting!
Service Support Weekend 2020: Click here to check out the agenda. Click here to register by October 24.


MEETING HEALTH QUESTION 

Do you have greeters at your gatherings? Maybe it would be a good idea to designate 2 to 3 people (on a rotation with other members of your meeting every 3 months?) responsible to stay on the meeting after it is over so that they can ask newcomers if they have questions and just to give an extra warm welcome!


COMMITTEE CONTACT INFORMATION AND REPORTS

Public Information, Lisa B.: eaipi@foodaddicts.org

  • Join us on Sunday, November 8th from 9am to 10am EST for the EAI PI Committee meeting where we will review the new document full of resources for PI Reps. 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. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or contact the Committee Chair for the password. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 845 8695 6527. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or contact the Committee Chair for the password. To find your local phone number, click here. All are welcome to join us!!!
  • Calling all EAI PI Reps!! We invite you to check out the updated EAI PI Committee webpage. Here you can see the PI resources available to you from the EAI PI Committee such as Trifold printing and free acrylic Trifold racks

Service Support Committee, Anita F.: eaiservicesupport@foodaddicts.org

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

  • 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
  • Charlotte, NC: 3rd Saturday – Contact: Margaret M. at margaret.mclarney@zurichna.com
  • DC Area: 3rd Sunday, 10:30am-11:30am - Contact: Akia at 757-729-0121
  • 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 Saturday, 7:45am-8:45am – 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

WSI has taken a look at EAI Service Support Group feedback and WAI Service Support Group feedback (combined) of suggestions the groups had on updating the LSG guidelines. WSI concluded that the language needs to be improved on some more, particularly the wording, “promoting unity and fellowship.” So, the groups will go back to the drawing board for more feedback and possibly re-writing the guidelines from the beginning. This committee will shelve the Fellowship Day guidelines suggestion that we were working on for now, and will go back to discussing the LSG guidelines after the Service Group Support Weekend

Where are LSGs going? Chapters have declined over the years and have become more LSGs. LSG groups tend to ‘borrow’ their workings/projects from other committees, such as 12th step work, public information sessions, and are LSG groups are seen as a connection point between the local groups.

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

  • The Teens & Twenties Committee is hosting a Virtual Informal Gathering on Sunday, November 1st at 1:00PM ET.

  • Our committee is also working on our first virtual outreach at a local college scheduled for the end of October. For questions on how to join the Informal Gathering (including the link and password) or more information on how to set up a virtual outreach at a high school or college please contact:  eaiteensandtwenties@foodaddicts.org.

  • Join us on Intergroup Sunday at 9:00am ESTClick 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.The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or contact the Committee Chair for the password.  For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 825 8383 3741. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or contact the Committee Chair for the password. To find your local phone number, click here.

Office: Kim H.eaioffice@foodaddicts.org

  • Our committee discussed ways to best support EAI Fellows in navigating the FA website and staying connected to FA fellowship. We would like to encourage any fellow who has interest in doing service for the Office Committee to contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org. 

    One new meeting has joined EAI this month: Zetland, Australia (Mondays 7:30pm)

  • Action Items for EAI Members:

    • Please verify that the email address in your FA profile is correct so that you are able to receive all communication from FA and FA-EAI. If you are not receiving emails from FA, please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org. Sponsors: please encourage your sponsees to create a profile on the FA website to ensure that they are also receiving FA and FA-EAI emails.
    • If you have not visited the FA website recently, please check out the recently updated pages for COVID-19 News for the Newcomers and Members, which has links to pamphlets, connection, podcasts, and more; and the Donate link which has quicklinks for members to donate to EAI and WSI.
  • Join us on Intergroup Sunday at 9:00am 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. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 882 7441 2321. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email.To find your local phone number, click here.

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

  • Our committee is hard at work completing the final details for our EAI Service Support Weekend on Nov 7 - 8, 2020. The conference will be held virtually this year and all are welcome to attend! Register soon, the deadline is Saturday, October 24th!

    Breakout Session Descriptions:

    • Service: Everything’s Changed – and Nothing’s Changed: No matter what changes occur in FA, our personal lives or the world around us, the focus remains the same. Abstinence and Service.
    • Service: Getting the Word Out!: There are a variety of ways to use the tool of Literature to reach newcomers and stay connected to current FA members, through the use of electronic media and more traditional means. Sharing literature is an important act of service that can keep us united and connected, especially when many members of FA are not connecting in person.
    • Service: It All Starts with Abstinence!: A sharing session about how staying abstinent gives us the spiritual strength we need to be present and available for others.
  • Join us on Intergroup Sunday at 9:00am ESTClick 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 0638The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or contact the Committee Chair for the password. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 825 9732 0638. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or contact the Committee Chair for the password. To find your local phone number, click here.

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

  • Conducted two Twelfth Step Gatherings on October 17 & 18;  the first in a series of gatherings on the subject of the “Some Thoughts on Sponsoring” pamphlet.

  • Planned a November 14 & 15 Twelfth Step Gathering on the subject of 'Gratitude" in lieu of not having in-person Thank-a-thons due to the Covid pandemic.

  • Reviewed and updated our committee's mission, policy and procedures document.

  • If you’re new to FA and belong to the Eastern Area Intergroup, our 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. Here are some options for learning:

  • Join us on Intergroup Sunday at 9:00am 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. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or contact the Committee Chair for the password. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 879 3380 5639. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or contact the Committee Chair for the password. To find your local phone number, click here.

Treasurer Committee: Katie M., ​eaitreasurer@foodaddicts.org

  • Join us on Intergroup Sunday at 9:00am ESTClick 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. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or contact the Committee Chair for the password. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 812 5057 4139. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or contact the Committee Chair for the password. To find your local phone number, click here.

EAI IT: Cynthia R., eaiit@foodaddicts.org

Join the EAI Body Meeting remotely via Zoom using the options below:

  1. Use your laptop or computer to join via www.zoom.com. Input the Meeting ID: 847 548 759. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email.
  2. Use the Zoom mobile app on your smart phone. 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. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email.
  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. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email.

Join the EAI Attendee Phone List! A phone list of fellows who attended EAI either in person or remotely will be generated and distributed to all EAI attendees, EAI Contacts, members of the EAI frontier after the EAI meeting. To join the Attendee Phone List, go to http://bit.ly/eaimeeting and input your first name, last initial, city, state, country, phone number (555-555-5555 for US numbers or +55 55 555 5555 for international numbers), email address, and check the box if you are available to sponsor. 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 remotely via Zoom.com using the options below:

  1. Use your laptop or computer to join via www.zoom.com. Input the Meeting ID listed in the committee report above. Click join and open Zoom. Enter password. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or contact the Committee Chair for the password.
  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: listed in the committee report above. Click join and open Zoom. Enter password. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or contact the Committee Chair for the password.
  3. For AUDIO ONLY (not recommended), use your phone to dial 646-558-8656 (US) or click on the link to find your local number listed in the committee report above. Input the Meeting ID listed in the committee report above. Enter password. The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email or contact the Committee Chair for the password.

OFFICERS/CHAIRS WITH NO REPORTS

Chair: Christine W., eaichair@foodaddicts.org

Vice Chair: Jen H., eaivicechair@foodaddicts.org

Secretary: Tricia H., eaisecretary@foodaddicts.org

Financial Aid and Resource Committee: Jennifer N., eaifinancialaidandres@foodaddicts.org


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