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EAI Meeting Report


JULY EAI BODY MEETING: JULY 11

Click here to see the details from the Body Meeting and click here for the EAI Attendee Phone List, which includes fellows available to sponsor. 


NEXT EAI BODY MEETING: SEPTEMBER 12, 2021 at 9am EDT (AUGUST RECESS)

  • Please join us at the EAI Body Meeting via Zoom on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 9am EDT.  
    Meeting ID: 847 548 759. See the EAI Monthly Report email for password. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive this email. Gmail users: these emails may be in your Promotions Tab. Please click here to fix this for future emails from foodaddicts.org.
  • Committee meetings will meet via Zoom as indicated in the Join Committee Meeting section below.

2021 EAI BODY MEETING DATES

October 3, November 14, December 12


MEETING HEALTH QUESTION 

  • Does your meeting rotate service positions regularly, even the ones that run the online platforms and present the format? There are guidelines about timing in the new format and supporting documents that were sent from WSI in June.

COMMITTEE CONTACT INFORMATION AND REPORTS

**See Join the Committee Meeting section for details on how to join the Committee Meetings.

Bylaws Committee, Danielle B., eaibylaws@foodaddicts.org
Summary of July’s meeting:

  • EAI Bylaws committee is continuing a review of EAI bylaws to consider changes recommended by the organization's Parliamentarian as well as any changes based on recent changes to the WSI bylaws.
  • We are reviewing the main motion process as required by the Continuing Effects Motion Manual.
  • We will be creating subcommittees to work on the above mentioned tasks.

Information Technology Chair: Cynthia R., ​eaiit@foodaddicts.org
Summary of July's meeting:

  • Assist new committee chairs w using zoom & Goggle drive
  • Setup trainings to assist meetings wanting to use zoom
  • Prepare deep dive for September 

Office Committee: Sherry H., eaioffice@foodaddicts.org
Summary of July's meeting:

  • The Office Committee discussed service positions that may need additional help as we prepare for the new process to register in-person, phone, and video meetings. We welcomed two new people to service positions.
  • Started discussion on goals for 2021-2022.
  • 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:

    • 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 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 on foodaddicts.org.
    • Check out the Donate link which has quicklinks for members to donate to EAI and WSI.

Public Information, Kathryn W.: eaipi@foodaddicts.org
Summary of July's meeting:

  • The PI Committee met on Sunday, July 11th where 15 fellows joined to discuss PI activity.
  • A few committee members discussed researching placing an ad in a local paper and magazine.
  • One member did a Public Information Session and commented to remember PI service is like planting seeds, as we can't expect immediate results. Another member discussed creating a management software database for newspaper contacts.
  • Open Service Position: Managing Racks/Banners/Tablecloths/Waiting Room Booklets

Calls for Service:

    • Blogwatch - FA members that find blogs related to food addiction can email a link to blogwatch@foodaddicts.org and a WSB approved comment will be posted.
    • Media Watch - FA members that find articles, interviews or stories in the media (newspapers, magazines, online, tv, radio etc.), related to food addiction, can email a link or pertinent information (date, source, name of  article/show/segment/people mentioned) to mediawatch@foodaddicts.org. The Media Watch letter will be sent. Based on the response, FA books and/or pamphlets or other materials will be sent.

Service Support Committee, Akia W.: eaiservicesupport@foodaddicts.org
Summary of July’s meeting:

  • Brainstormed on ways to educate the fellowship on what is an LSG.
  • The value of LSGs in the new time of virtual meetings
  • How to connect fellows at the virtual meetings that live in the same area.

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.

Teens and Twenties, Merissa E., eaiteensandtwenties@foodaddicts.org
Summary of July's meeting:

  • New flyer with links for school/organization contacts
  • Feedback about member's vision for the new term
  • Templates needed to be updated and aligned with information
  • Policies and procedures
  • May PI meeting report
  • Possibility of using Health Care slide show for schools/organizations
  • Possible outreach for Girls Inc

Treasurer, Don D.: eaitreasurer@foodaddicts.org

Summary of July's meeting:

  • Reviewed and modified the hard-copy reimbursement form. Once it is updated, we will have fellows complete this form anytime they mail in their reimbursement requests.
  • Discussed transition items relating to the transition of the Treasurer's role from Katie to Don.

12th Step, Lou C., eai12thstep@foodaddicts.org
Summary of July's meeting:

  • Conducted two Informal Twelfth Step Gatherings in July on the subject of 'Meetings' and over 200 people attended.
  • Preparing for our next Informal Twelfth Step Gatherings on September 18 and 19. (Note: If you have not received invitations to these gatherings, please be sure to check the MANAGE MY EMAIL LIST PREFERENCES on your FA profile to ensure that you are subscribed to communications from EAI.)
  • Currently updating the EAI orientation Video and Guide and will soon be posted on the EAI home page!
  • Will be looking to update our process for welcoming new meetings to the Eastern Area Intergroup. If you're interested in helping with this, please contact us at eai12thstep@foodaddicts.org.

New to EAI?

If you’re new to Eastern Area Intergroup, the EAI 12th Step 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  Check out the EAI 12th Step webpage.


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

The password to this meeting was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email from eaivicechair@foodaddicts.org. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive this email. Gmail users: these emails may be in your Promotions Tab. Please click here to fix this for future emails from foodaddicts.org. Please also add eaivicechair@foodaddicts.org as a contact/safe sender.

  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. 
  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. 
  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. 

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:

The password to these meetings was sent in the EAI Monthly Report email from eaivicechair@foodaddicts.org. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive this email. Gmail users: these emails may be in your Promotions Tab. Please click here to fix this for future emails from foodaddicts.org. Please also add eaivicechair@foodaddicts.org as a contact/safe sender.

Office Committee: Sherry H.eaioffice@foodaddicts.org

Join us on Sunday, September 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: 882 7441 2321. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 882 7441 2321. To find your local phone number, click here.

Public Information, Kathryn W.: eaipi@foodaddicts.org

Join us on Sunday, September 12 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. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 845 8695 6527. TTo find your local phone number, click hereThe committee meeting will follow at 8:00am EDT. All are welcome to join us!!!

Service Support Committee, Akia W.: eaiservicesupport@foodaddicts.org

Join us on Sunday, September 12 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.For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 843 8867 7998To find your local phone number, click here.

Teens and Twenties, Merissa E., eaiteensandtwenties@foodaddicts.org

Join us on Sunday, September 12 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.For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 825 8383 3741. To find your local phone number, click here.

Treasurer Committee: Don D., ​eaitreasurer@foodaddicts.org

Join us on Sunday, September 12 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. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 812 5057 4139. To find your local phone number, click here.

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

Join us on Sunday, September 12 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. For phone only (US), call 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID: 879 3380 5639. To find your local phone number, click here.


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 Chair: Jennifer N., eaifinancialaidandres@foodaddicts.org

Service Support Weekend Planning Chair: 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 from eaivicechair@foodaddicts.org. Please contact eaioffice@foodaddicts.org if you did not receive this email. Gmail users: these emails may be in your Promotions Tab. Please click here to fix this for future emails from foodaddicts.org. Please also add eaivicechair@foodaddicts.org as a contact/safe sender.

Click here to join the Body Meeting via Zoom. 

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EAI MEETING REPORTS

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