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EAI Meeting Report


Notice for the March EAI Body Meeting: Daylight Saving Time starts on March 14. Plan accordingly as clocks are moved forward one hour. The Body Meeting starts at 9am EDT; see committee meeting start times below.


Quick Links for the EAI Body Meeting:

Please join us at the EAI Body Meeting via ZOOM from 9am EDT to 10am EDT.  EAI Committees will meet remotely from 8am EDT to 8:45am EDT 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 these emails. Gmail users: these emails may be in your Promotions Tab.

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: FEBRUARY 2021

*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 February’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.


MAIN MOTIONS VOTING RESULTS

We would like to share the results of the Main Motions vote that occurred February 7, 2021, at the monthly EAI Body meeting.

The NY/Florida Combo Motion and the Sharon Meeting Motion both received the required 2/3 vote. These two main motions will be submitted to the WSC. The Everett Meeting motion did not receive a required 2/3 vote and subsequently will not be submitted to the WSC. To view the MOTIONS, click here

We want to thank all the motion makers, they worked diligently with the EAI Bylaws, IT, and Office Committees to bring a voice to these motions.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this historical process.

In Service,
The EAI Board

Please read the emails* (Jan 12Jan 19Jan 28Feb 9) sent to all EAI members regarding Main Motion Voting. If you have any questions, please contact Evelyn C.: ​eaibylaws@foodaddicts.org
*Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive these emails. Gmail users: these emails may be in your Promotions Tab.


ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE MAINE CHAPTER

There will be a Virtual FA Information Session for the public to learn about FA, occurring on:
February 23, 2021 6:30-8:00pm EST
May 11, 2021 6:30-8:00pm EDT

For Phone and Online Access Information: Email Kate V or call 207-529-5550.


NEXT EAI MEETING: MARCH 14, 2021 at 9am EDT

Notice for the March EAI Body Meeting: Daylight Saving Time starts on March 14. Plan accordingly as clocks are moved forward one hour. The Body Meeting starts at 9am EDT; see committee meeting start times below.

Please join us at the EAI Meeting via Zoom! The next Eastern Area Intergroup (EAI) meeting will be on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 9:00am EDT. Committee meetings will meet via Zoom as indicated in their reports below.

Here’s what’s happening at the March Body meeting:

The Teens and Twenties Committee will do a deep dive report into what their committee is all about. The Bylaws Committee Chair will present the EAI body with another motion to vote on in May.


MEETING HEALTH QUESTION 

  • Have you considered trying breakout rooms in your virtual formats? It's a wonderful break like we used to do that gets people into small groups in order to get to know each other -- just like we do in person!

COMMITTEE CONTACT INFORMATION AND REPORTS

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

  • Summary of February’s meeting: The PI Committee met on Sunday February 7th where 20 fellows joined to discuss all things PI. We heard from a fellow in Florida about how she organized and participated in a virtual health fair. We also heard about virtual PI sessions ongoing in Maine. We heard an update on the work underway on the FA Healthcare Video.
  • Join us on Sunday, March 14 at 7:30am EDT 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. 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 hereThe committee meeting will follow at 8:00am EDT. All are welcome to join us!!!

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

Summary of February’s meeting: The Service Group Support Committee is working to create a Local Service Group on-line repository consisting of LSG Best Practices. Our LSG best practices efforts include LSG Meeting Guidelines, Virtual Health Fairs, Outreach Activities, Virtual Fellowship Days, LSG racks and many more. To be a part of this exciting work, please join our next meeting on Sunday, March 14.

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

  • Metro Atlanta, GA: 2nd Saturday 11:40am-12:10pm – Email: Rosa A.
  • Southeast Michigan: Last Thursday of the month 8:15pm, Contact: Linda at 248-320-6842
  • Charlotte, NC: 3rd Saturday – Email: Margaret M.
  • DC Area: 3rd Sunday, 10:30am-11:30am – Contact: Akia at 757-729-0121
  • Rochester, NY: 2nd Saturday, 10:15am-11am – Email: Jeanne U. 
  • RECENT UPDATE: Ithaca, NY: 3rd Sunday, 3pm-4pm – Email: Paula K. 
  • Philadelphia, PA: 2nd Saturday, 7:45am-8:45am – Email: Abigail H.
  • Louisville, KY: 3rd Monday, 8pm-8:30pm – Email: Annie K. 
  • West Michigan: 2nd Saturday 9:45am – Contact: Karin D. at 616-464-3328
  • Southwest FL: 3rd Tuesday, 6:00pm-6:45pm – Email: Barbara S.
  • Join us on Intergroup Sunday at 8:00am EDTClick 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. 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: 843 8867 7998The 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.

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

  • Summary of February's meeting: We finalized the panelists and agenda for our 2nd Virtual Informal Gathering which will be held on Sunday, February 21st at 1:30PM EST.  We also discussed the upcoming March Deep Dive and how we will review accessing the Teens and Twenties Website, reviewing the Covid-19 Email Template, the Alumni-Email Template and all the resources available in the T&T Kit.  We will make time for attendees to draft their own email template to a contact of their choice.
  • Join us on Intergroup Sunday at 8:00am EDTClick 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

  • Summary of February's meeting: Our committee reviewed the service positions and tasks performed by our committee (Meeting change requests, voicemails received, updating Meeting Directory Trifolds, review of the EAI Website, and other service projects). We also reviewed options for printed materials/flyers, which can be used to reach the fellow suffering food addict. The Sunday 5:30pm Rockford, MI meeting closed as of January 31. We would like to encourage any fellow who has interest in doing service for the Office Committee to contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org.  

  • Action Items for EAI Members:

    • Check out the new “How to Start FA” webpage now available on the FA website! This is a great guide to get a fellow suffering food addict started in FA --- Go to the New to FA tab or input “How to Start FA” in the search box at the top of this page.
    • 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.
    • Check out the recently updated pages for COVID-19 News for the Newcomers and Members, which has links to pamphlets, connection, podcast, and more; and the Donate link which has quicklinks for members to donate to EAI and WSI.

  • Join us on Intergroup Sunday at 8:00am EDT. 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

  • Summary of February’s meeting: Our committee met in February and decided to take a brief hiatus until 2022 Service Support Weekend will need planning. We will lend our service and skills to other committees in EAI and WSI in the meantime. We also approved our summary of the survey results and will post these online on our website and send an email to the participants of the 2021 Service Support Weekend.

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

  • Summary of February's meeting: Conducted two Twelfth Step Gatherings on February 13 &14 on the subject of the "Some Thoughts on Sponsoring' pamphlet, finishing our series to review and discuss the pamphlet.

  • Set date for next Twelfth Step Gathering on March 20 &21  in which we'll discuss and share on the topic of "Making Twelfth Step Calls". Details will be posted and emailed.

  • Join us on Intergroup Sunday at 8:00am EDT 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 8:00am EDTClick 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 direct link here or join the meeting on Zoom.com 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.
  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

Bylaws Committee: Evelyn C., eaibylaws@foodaddicts.org


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.


EAI MEETING REPORTS

EAI Meeting Report for January 2020

MONTHLY EASTERN AREA INTERGROUP REPORT JANUARY 2020 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