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EAI Meeting Report


MONTHLY INTERGROUP REPORT: APRIL 2021

*Please scroll to the bottom of this page for a printer-friendly version of the EAI Report and for details on how to join the next Intergroup meeting on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 9am ET.

Please click here to see the details from April'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


ANNOUNCEMENTS

BYLAWS COMMITTEE NOTICE REGARDING EAI BYLAWS MOTIONS

Please read the April 16 email sent to all EAI members regarding Bylaws Motion Voting, which includes important information about the voter registration process and deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact Evelyn C.: ​eaibylaws@foodaddicts.org.

*Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive this email. 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:
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: MAY 16, 2021 at 9am EDT

Please join us at the EAI Meeting via Zoom! The next Eastern Area Intergroup (EAI) meeting will be on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 9:00am EDT. Committee meetings will meet via Zoom as indicated in their reports below.

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

FA-EAI Bylaws Motion Vote and the Service Support Committee is going to do a deep dive. 


MEETING HEALTH QUESTION 

  • Are you making sure to greet newcomers as your priority when people first log on and are chatting before the gathering starts and the formal greeting occurs in your format? Both chatting and greeting can be done with grace. Remember how it felt to come to a meeting the first few times!

COMMITTEE CONTACT INFORMATION AND REPORTS

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

  • Summary of April’s meeting: The PI Committee met on Sunday April 11th where 12 fellows joined to discuss all things PI.  We had a lively discussion on the finer points of attraction versus promotion and the value of the spiritual principle of anonymity in PI work.
  • Calls for Service:
    • Blogwatch - Any FA member can find relevant blogs and email a link to blogwatch@foodaddicts.org and a WSB approved comment will be posted.
    • Media Watch - FA members can identify articles, interviews, stories in the media--newspapers, magazines, online, tv radio etc...that could benefit from hearing about FA. Send a link or pertinent information (date, source, name of article/show/segment/people mentioned) to mediawatch@foodaddicts.org and the Media Watch letter will be sent. Based on the response, FA books and/or pamphlets or other materials will be sent.
  • Join us on Sunday, May 16 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 April’s meeting: The Service Group Support Committee continues working to develop 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 part of this exciting work, please join our next meeting on Sunday, May 16.

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 – Email: Akia W.
  • Rochester, NY: 2nd Saturday, 10:15am-11am – Email: Jeanne U. 
  • 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, 6pm-6:45pm – Email: Barbara S.
  • Join us on Sunday, May 16 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 April's meeting: The EAI Teens & Twenties Committee will have held their 3rd Informal Virtual Gathering on Sunday, April 25th.

  • Our committee continues to reach out to help those who may have young family members in the FA program, interested in the program or anyone interested in learning more about families within FA - including support for parents of children struggling with food.
  • We are also working on modifying the Virtual Outreach Format and reaching out to more schools about hosting outreaches within their classes.

  • Join us on Sunday, May 16 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.

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

Summary of April's meeting:

  • Conducted two informal Twelfth Step Gatherings on April 17 & 18 on the subject of 'Crosstalk'. Had 150+ people attend each gathering.
  • Planning on doing another informal Twelfth Step Gathering on the same subject of 'Crosstalk' on May 22 and 23. Communication will be forthcoming via email. Also, information will be posted on the FA website on the EAI 12th Step webpage.

  • Join us on Sunday, May 16 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: 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.

Office: Kim H.eaioffice@foodaddicts.org

Action Items for EAI Members:

    • Check out the updated EAI Events page, which has a new layout. Thank you to the NYC fellows who sent the suggestion for this change!
    • 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 Sunday, May 16 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.

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

Summary of April’s Meeting: no report

  • Join us on Sunday, May 16 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

Summary of April's meeting: The IT committee is working on online voting procedures for May EAI Vote. 

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, and 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

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


QUICK LINKS TO JOIN THE 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.

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EAI MEETING REPORTS

For an archived copy of an EAI Meeting Report, please email eaioffice@foodaddicts.org.