For Eastern Area Intergroup

Welcome to Eastern Area Intergroup


 

FA Eastern Area Intergroup (FA-EAI, Inc.)

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: 781.438.9711

Donation to FA EAI
For instructions to make a donation to FA EAI Click here

 

NEXT EAI MEETING and LOCATION

The next Eastern Area Intergroup meeting is Sunday, October 5, 2014, at the V.A. Hospital at 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA. If you are 2+ hours away from Intergroup, please join a committee via conference call from 9:45-10:30am. For details see Committee Reports below or at http://www.foodaddicts.org/eastern-area-intergroup/eai-home

 

FUTURE EAI MEETING DATES

October 5, 2014
November 15-16th Chapter Support Weekend/EAI Intergroup Meeting
December 14, 2014

 

(Snow day cancellations: Call 781.438.9700 after 5:30AM the morning of Intergroup to find out if Intergroup is cancelled.)

 
MONTHLY INTERGROUP REPORT: August, 2014

 

MEETING HEALTH QUESTION?

Service is essential to our recovery. No amount of service is too small – and it’s never too early to begin. If you don’t yet have your 90 days, are you consistently raising your hand to read at your meetings? If you do have your 90 days, are you raising your hand to share and allowing those without 90 days to read?

 


CHAIR’S REPORT

Courtney G., Chair: eaichair@foodaddicts.org

It’s hard to be brief when there is so much inspiring outreach happening across our fellowship, and I look forward to sharing stories from YOUR area about how your local groups are spreading the FA message. Please email me the details. Meanwhile, I hope the following highlights will support your service efforts this month:

 

  • A great way to bring newcomers to FA Information Sessions is to facilitate an article about FA in the local news media and include dates of upcoming Info Sessions in the articles and blurbs.

  • Online registration is now open for the November 15-16 Chapter, Region, and Meeting Support Weekend at the Marriott in Peabody, MA. Get the full scoop and sign up at www.foodaddicts.org/chapter-day-information. Members with 90+ days of abstinence can inquire about financial aid by emailing: eaifinancialaidandres@foodaddicts.org. Applications are due by September 7.

  • Please inform the 12th Step Committee by October 6 if your meeting would like to host a Thank-a-thon at Thanksgiving, so that your meeting can be listed online. 

  • Please join me in welcoming (and maybe even visiting?) our new meetings in Lyndhurst, OH; Overland Park, KS; Plantation, FL; and Limburg, Germany.

 

Note: In response to requests from meetings outside the U.S., EAI is now able to accept donations online. Due to administrative fees, however, we encourage meetings within the States to continue to submit donations by check via snail mail.

Thank you, everyone, for your service!

 

COMMITTEE CONTACT INFORMATON AND REPORTS


Bylaws 

Jen N: eaibylaws@foodaddicts.org

No report.

Chapter and Region Support

Paul B., Chair eaichaptersupport@foodaddicts.org

On November 15-16, 2014, EAI hosts the annual Chapter, Region, and Meeting Support Weekend at the Marriot Hotel in Peabody, MA. Online registration is now open and will close on October 23. On-site registration will open at 11:30am on 11/15. The event starts at 1pm on Saturday and runs through 3:30pm on Sunday. Last year we had record-breaking attendance and we look forward to a robust turnout this year. Please contact us with any questions. We hope to see you there! 

If you are more than 2 hours away you can attend our meeting via conference call at 9:45am on Intergroup morning: 424-203-8075 then enter 871790#

Monthly Regional Service Meetings:

  • Charlotte, NC: 3rd Saturday, 11AM-12PM, Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center, Rm. 3, 100 Billingsley Rd, Charlotte, NC  28211. Contact: Margaret M., margaret.mclarney@zurichna.com.

  • Washington, DC: 2nd Sunday, 10:15AM-11:30AM, Holy Cross Hospital Resource Center, 9805 Dameron Dr, Silver Spring, MD, 20902. Contact: Pam N. pamelacneal@gmail.com.

  • Cleveland, OH: 2nd Saturday, 11:30AM-12:15PM, Southwest General Health Center, 18697 Bagley Rd. Middleburg Heights, OH 44130. Contact: Cayce M. misskc725@aol.com

  • Rochester, NY: 1st Saturday, 1PM-1:45PM, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Fellowship Hall, 3825 E. Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY. Contact: Margaret H. mhaining29@gmail.com. 

  • Philadelphia, PA: 2nd Sunday, 8:15-9:45am; Upstairs at the Gryphon Café, 105 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne PA 19087.

connection

Gabe E: eaiconnection@foodaddicts.org

Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a connection writing session in your area. If you are more than 2 hours away you can attend our meeting via conference call at 9:45am on Intergroup morning: dial 513-386-0000 and enter Access Code 274894#

 

Financial Aid and Resource

Kim B., Chair: eaifinancialaidandres@foodaddicts.org

No report

Office

Mari L., Chair: eaioffice@foodaddicts.org

Welcome New Meetings! --Kenmore, NY and Holliston Park, NY

The preferred method of donations to FA EAI is by check, however international meetings may now make their donations directly to EAI on the FA website using PayPal. Log onto www.foodaddicts.org then click IG/Chapters>Eastern Area Intergroup>EAI Home>Donations to EAI> “Donate” button- at the bottom of the page.

Please remember to click on Add Special Instructions after you are on the PayPal website (on the review of your donation page)

Public Information

Theresa H: eaipi@foodaddicts.org

If you are more than 2 hours away you can attend our meeting via conference call at 9:45am on Intergroup morning: dial 605.475.4000 and enter Access Code 1066681#

  • Do you have literature readily available (in your purse, in your car? in your desk?) to give to someone asking about FA?   

  •  Brochures, Racks and Waiting Room Booklets can be printed for you. Contact us if you would like to order some, or pick your order up at the chapter support weekend in November.

  • Press Releases are also available for members to present to local newspapers.

  • Georgia did a radio interview and used a public service announcement  that brought 100 people to their Info Session!

  • Maine Chapter is working together with several areas to bring speakers together for Info Sessions

  • NJ is setting up at a local Health Fair

  • Ma sent a couple of people to an employee assistance program to do a Non FA Information Session.

  • Boston area members are gearing up for an FA presence at Obesity Week and the first National Conference on Food Addiction.

Email us with activities in your area.

Public Outreach

Carol C: eaipublicoutreach@foodaddicts.org

No report.

Region Outreach

Patty R: eairegionoutreach@foodaddicts.org

No report

Teens and Twenties 

Jennifer Leaiteensandtwenties@foodaddicts.org

If you are more than 2 hours away you can attend our meeting via conference call at 9:45am on Intergroup morning: dial 605.475.4700 and enter Access Code 293738#

We have set up a new outreach to speak to college athletes this month in addition to many other high school and college events. The new ideas and creativity in our fellowship is so inspiring. We hope to touch anyone that has an eating disorder on the sports teams, which the coach says is HIGHLY prevalent at this school.

Please contact me if you want to gather info from us on how to set up a school outreach.

12th Step

Reggie M., Chair: eai12thstep@foodaddicts.org

The next EAI Orientation Call is scheduled for November 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST. The phone number for the call is 605-562-3000, access code: 799822. The call  is scheduled for EAI contacts of new meetings, but all members are welcome to attend.

The 12th Step Committee is pleased to report that across the EAI, meetings have scheduled Thank-a -Thons for Thanksgiving Day 2014. A Thank -a -Thon is a series of meetings held back to back and is a wonderful service to the local fellowship and out of town guests. Deb H. is the Thank- a- Thon Coordinator for this year. Additional details are on the FA website under Eastern Area Intergroup, and then click on  the 12th Step Committee page. Any questions, please email Reggie M. at eai12step@foodaddicts.org.

 

THANK YOU!

Contact information for officers with no report:
Secretary, Elizabeth D.: eaisecretary@foodaddicts.org
Treasurer, Colleen B: eaitreasurer@foodaddicts.org