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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:*

Due to the corona virus restriction, please join us remotely at the EAI Body Meeting via ZOOM from 9:00am EDT to 10:00am EDT.  Please note that due to the volume of users, we have moved the EAI Body Meeting to Zoom. ***NEW*** EAI Committees will meet remotely from 8:00am EDT to 8:45am EDT via Zoom.*

Click here to join the Body Meeting via Zoom. 

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

*For detailed instructions, please see the EAI IT Committee Report.


MONTHLY INTERGROUP REPORT: JUNE 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 June’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. Click here for the updated Jerusalem Phone List.


NEXT EAI MEETING: JULY 12, 2020

Please join us at the EAI Meeting! The next Eastern Area Intergroup (EAI) meeting will be on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 9am EDT. Due to the corona virus restriction, please join us remotely on any smartphone or laptop. It's easy to log in and you get to enjoy an audio and visual experience of our Intergroup Sunday morning meeting via ZOOM. Committee meetings will meet via Zoom as indicated in their reports below.

What’s happening at July’s meeting and results from last month's meeting: 

Evelyn C., EAI Bylaws Chair

    1. The Remote Voting Motion was passed on June 7th at Intergroup. Please see Bylaw changes below. **
    2. At the July 12 Intergroup meeting, we will be having a vote regarding the start time of the Intergroup. An email was sent to all FA-EAI members with detailed information regarding this motion.

      **Article V  Section 2 (c) The election is determined by the greatest number of votes cast by FA members who are present at the election and eligible to vote according to these Bylaws. A member may participate in a regular or special meeting by, or EAI may conduct the meeting through the use of, any means of communication by which all members participating may simultaneously hear each other during the meeting, make motions, participate in debate, and vote.  A member participating in a meeting by this means is considered to be present at the FA-EAI meeting.

      Article 111 Section 1 (e.) The Board is empowered to designate any means of electronic or telephonic participation in meetings.

Service Support Weekend Planning Committee Announcement

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. We have formed a subcommittee to look into platforms and agendas that will create the best user experience for our members. Our goal is to keep people connected in the spirit of service while staying safe at home! 

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.

If you would like to join the monthly Service Support Weekend Planning Committee on Sunday, July 12 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 0638 and Password: 123456. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 825 9732 0638 and Password: 123456. To find your local phone number, click here.


NEXT EAI QUARTERLY CALL DATE

Sunday, July 19 at 8:00am EDT

Topic: TBD 

Note from the Vice Chair: The call on April 19th was so well attended and appreciated. Topic was “Stories of courage, hope and lightness during this challenging time”.

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. Password: 123456.
  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. Password: 123456.
  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. Password: 123456.
    • If you are new to Zoom, please click here for more information. If you have any questions, please email eaiit@foodaddicts.org.

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


MEETING HEALTH QUESTION 

 The formats for gatherings are different and that could distract us from our primary purpose which is to help the still suffering food addict. So are your members inviting new folks to join on? And in the gatherings themselves are you being sure to welcome newcomers and invite them to introduce themselves just like in a regular meeting? Then following up with exchange of contact information?


COMMITTEE CONTACT INFORMATION AND REPORTS

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

  • What can we do to carry the message during this time of limited public gatherings? It is suggested that we focus on getting newcomers to our phone/zoom gatherings where they can find information and available sponsors by the following activities:
      • Internet calendar listings such as EventBright, Wicked Local,etc.
      • Send links to articles about pandemic related weight gain to mediawatch@foodaddicts.org
      • Make sure the meeting contact for your meetings are up to date on the FA website.

  • 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.

  • Join us on Sunday, July 12, 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 July 12, 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 and Password: 123456. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 845 8695 6527 and Password: 123456. To find your local phone number, click here. All are welcome to join us!!!

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 and Password: 123456. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 825 8383 3741 and Password: 123456. To find your local phone number, click here.

Office: Andrea L., eaioffice@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: 882 7441 2321 and Password: 123456. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 882 7441 2321 and Password: 123456. To find your local phone number, click here.

Service Support Weekend Planning Committee: Cayce K., sswplanning@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: 825 9732 0638 and Password: 123456. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 825 9732 0638 and Password: 123456. To find your local phone number, click here.

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

  • We’re looking for people to help on our committee! If you have a hankering for service, please 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 and Password: 123456. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 879 3380 5639 and Password: 123456. To find your local phone number, click here.

  • Informal Fellowship Gatherings
    As a way to offer support and provide another opportunity for service during this challenging time, the EAI 12th Step Committee will be hosting another Informal Fellowship Gathering on Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th. In these gatherings, one of our committee members will moderate to introduce a topic for discussion and then will introduce speakers who will each share their experience before opening it up to sharing from anyone who has 90 days of abstinence and who’s working with an FA sponsor. Each session will last one hour.

    The topic that we will be discussing is the second part of the 12th step, “…we tried to carry this message to food addicts…” These Informal Fellowship Gatherings are open to all, so please join us! Here are details for joining:

    Session Dates and Times:
          • Saturday, July 18 at 8:00 pm EDT
          • Sunday, July 19 at 1:30 pm 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 and Password: 123456. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 879 3380 5639 and Password: 123456. To find your local phone number, click here
  • EAI ORIENTATION

    If you’d like to learn about what the Eastern Area Intergroup is and how it serves our Fellowship, the EAI 12th Step Committee is offering an orientation!  The orientation includes an overview of EAI, the services it provides, its committees, and ways that FA members can get involved in Intergroup. 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 and Password: 123456. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 812 5057 4139 and Password: 123456. To find your local phone number, click here.

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

The IT Committee debriefed the successful rollout of Zoom and Gmail to EAI committee chairs.  We assigned tech support roles for the EAI body meeting, and discussed logistics for the vote on June 7th.

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. Password: 123456.
  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. Password: 123456.
  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. Password: 123456.
    • If you are new to Zoom, please click here for more information.. If you have any questions, please email eaiit@foodaddicts.org.

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: 123456.
  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: 123456.
  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: 123456.

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