For Eastern Area Intergroup

EAI Meeting Report


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:

Please join us at the EAI Body Meeting via ZOOM from 9:00am EDT to 10:00am EDT.  EAI Committees will meet remotely from 8:00am EDT to 8:45am EDT via Zoom. The password to this meeting was sent in the August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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.


MONTHLY INTERGROUP REPORT: AUGUST 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 July’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


NEXT EAI MEETING: September 13, 2020 

Please join us at the EAI Meeting via Zoom! The next Eastern Area Intergroup (EAI) meeting will be on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 9am EDT. Committee meetings will meet via Zoom as indicated in their reports below.

Here’s what’s happening at the September Body meeting!
The WSI connection Committee is going to do an actual connection writing session! Please join us and bring any questions you have about contributing to the connection magazine.


NEXT EAI QUARTERLY CALL DATE

Sunday, October 18 at 8:00am EDT  

Topic: TBD

The quarterly call is normally an opportunity for learning how to reach newcomers and understand/get involved in different types of service. The call occurs every 3 months on a Sunday.

Please contact Jen H. at eaivicechair@foodaddicts.org with any questions.

Join the EAI Quarterly Call 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive that email. 

       If you have any questions, please email eaiit@foodaddicts.org.

Please contact Jen H. at eaivicechair@foodaddicts.org with any questions.


MEETING HEALTH QUESTION 

If your gathering is looking for folks to qualify, remember that there are SO MANY folks you can ask now that there are people attending from all around the world. If you are the speaker getter for your group, reach out to someone new you heard at another gathering that you identified with. It's pretty amazing to hear how we are all so similar no matter what country we live in!!


COMMITTEE CONTACT INFORMATION AND REPORTS

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

  • Join us on Sunday, September 13 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 Intergroup Sunday at 7:30am EDT for a 30-minute call. The committee meeting will follow 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: 845 8695 6527. The password to this meeting was sent in the August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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

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

  • The Teens & Twenties Committee has created a special Covid-19 Email Template for fellows to easily copy and email to Teachers, Staff, Health Care Professionals, and anyone you know who could benefit and share this information to reach youths and others who may be struggling with food during these stressful times. We hope to make this email available on the EAI Teens and Twenties page on the FA website in the upcoming weeks. For a copy of the email, please contact: eaiteensandtwenties@foodaddicts.org
  • Interested in learning more about our committee or how you can get involved? 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: 825 8383 3741. The password to this meeting was sent in the August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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

  • 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 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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

  • Due to the high risks involved with COVID-19, we have decided to cancel Service Support Weekend in-person and host the weekend virtually. Our goal is to keep people connected in the spirit of service while staying safe at home!
  • This month, the Service Support Weekend Planning Committee developed 4 subcommittees to assist with content, administration, technology and entertainment and a signup sheet via Google will be going out this week for members. We are assessing costs associated with upgrading our zoom licenses in hopes that we have strong attendance and robust sessions to engage participants. We will also meet in August to keep our planning momentum going strong into these next crucial months.
  • If you want to be involved in the Service Support Weekend Virtual Planning Subcommittee, please email Cayce at sswplanning@foodaddicts.org or call 216-392-6801.
  • 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: 825 9732 0638The password to this meeting was sent in the August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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

  • 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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.

  • Our committee will soon be engaging FA Meeting contacts to start the process for Thank-a-Thons. We’re starting this process a bit earlier this year due to COVID-19. Our goal is to have information for joining any live and/or virtual EAI Thank-a-Thons available from the FA website. 

  • 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:

    1. EAI Orientation Video

    2. EAI Newcomer Orientation Guide

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

  • 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: 812 5057 4139.The password to this meeting was sent in the August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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 August EAI Monthly Report email on 8/30/2020. 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

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

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


EAI MEETING REPORTS