What’s New In Intergroup

What’s new in Intergroup – August 2019

Working & Living the Program Events

Aug. 17-18- World Service Sponsorship Weekend
Aug. 23-25- TWCR Retreat, Easton, Pa.
Sept. 7-Oct. 12- Back to Basics Workshops, Red Bank
Sept. 20-22- Region 7 Assembly, Frederick, Maryland
Nov. 1-3- Region 7 Convention. Ocean City. Maryland
Nov. 17-18- IDEA Day Weekend

Chair Report
The July 12th CJI Intergroup meeting was well attended by 13 members including myself and 1 guest. We welcomed 2 new representatives from the Wednesday Jackson and Monday Atlantic Highlands meetings.
This month we had our usual reports including taking nominations for treasurer and seeking 2 alternate region 7 reps for the Fall Assembly in September.
Alex has agreed to run for a second term as treasurer and we will also seek alternate region reps from CJI via the CJI email loops.
The registration deadline for the upcoming Together We Can Recover Retreat was Friday, August 9. It was announced that we have 48 registered for the retreat and it may reach 50 after the mail is checked one last time. I want to thank South Jersey Intergroup for helping make this possible along with the many from CJI whom contributed to this effort.
The proposed by-law recommendations and updates prepared by CJI’s Ginny S and our Region 7 trustee Karen B have been received. I will send them to the CJI reps for review as well as posting them on the CJI web site for one month. If no additions or proposed changes are received, the process will be completed, and the by-laws will be updated.
We at intergroup are here united in the desire to carry the message of recovery to all those who still suffer. We sincerely hope you will join us as a group representative or visitor at our next Intergroup meeting on September 13th.
CJI Mailing Address
Our mailing address is
PO Box 7234
Freehold, NJ 07728
Groups: Update Your Secretary Contact Info
Please continue to review your secretary position and if necessary update contact information with World Service as a membership survey will be conducted later this year.
Updating meeting information is easy. Go to Find a Meeting and click Edit an Existing Meeting
CJI Outreach Committee
The committee is seeking health fairs to attend and are asking anyone with suggestion please contact our Outreach chair Mikey J. On Oct. 27-29 there will be the Philadelphia Food & nutrition Expo. Philadelphia Area Intergroup is organizing this and contributions from Region 7, World
Service, and additional surrounding intergroups are contributing to help defray the table costs. CJI on Friday voted to contribute $400 to the effort.
For further information on this meeting or anything outreach, please contact Mike J. at manda254@comcast.net or cell 201 519 2816.
Twelve Step Within Committee
Frank M is joining Kim J, Cindy S and I in carrying the message to those within our rooms. The WSO Twelve Step Within handbooks have been received for the committee and a conference call meeting will soon be scheduled.
CJI Fundraisers
The fund-raising committee continues to sell its beautifully redesigned short sleeve T shirts. At this time, 41 of the 54 shirts ordered have been sold. We plan to have the remaining shirts as well as OA 12&12, 2nd edition workbooks available at the upcoming TWCR retreat in August.
CJI Website
Please visit our website www.oa-centraljersey.org Send us your writings, “Heard at a Meeting” quotes, sponsor’s wisdom or create a poster to let people know about your meeting. Our website is now a mobile friendly.
TWCR Retreat
The Together We Can Recover Retreat is fast approaching and appears that we are going to have a well-attended, wonderful retreat with our partner, South Jersey Intergroup. During the WSBC we were able to get a terrific keynote speaker from another intergroup and someone most of you are not familiar with. Many workshops are planned in support of the theme, “Practice These Principles in All Our Affairs”.
Winter Dreams Retreat
The committee consisting of Kim B and Siobhan K has been joined by Lee Ann S and Mike M.. A conference call is planned as well as the continued scouting of new retreat locations.
Currently the 2019 IDEA Day committee will again be co-chaired by Brenda S and Judy P and held in the usual Raritan Bay Medical Center location; preparations are moving along. This year we begin to celebrate IDEA Day for the entire weekend, please look for Sunday events after you attend CJI’s IDEA Day, of course.
Today Newsletter
Our Editor needs content for our next newsletter. Please send her your writings at TodayNewsletter@gmail.com.
The July/August Today is currently available on our website; please make sure your meeting has some to distribute.
This edition marks our first issue under our new editor, Robin M, Brenda S continues to give her support as CJI liaison for the newsletter.
Congratulations to our Meetings celebrating Group Anniversaries Monday Shrewsbury 07/09/2010, 9 yrs.; Tues. Metuchen (PM) 07/14/2014, 5 years; Mon. Princeton 07/22/1988, 31 years; Sat. Old Bridge, 07/24/1977, 42 years; Mon. Matawan-Aberdeen 07/19/1978 41 years; Tues. Matawan 07/29/1986, 33 years
If your group would like to plan an Anniversary meeting, please reach out to Intergroup. We would be delighted to help you.
News from Groups
The Thursday morning Metuchen meeting is looking for those experienced in meditation to help in planning a Step 11 meeting, please contact me for further information. Sat, Flemington meeting is planning a “Getting Through the Holidays” workshop, announcement and flyers will be forthcoming.
Next IG Meeting: September 13th – 7:30PM Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge Please join us to help us create our future together!

Have a Great Day in Recovery,

Ross M.


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