What’s New In Intergroup

What’s new in Intergroup – June 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. 17-18- IDEA Day Weekend

Chair Report
The July 12th CJI Intergroup meeting was attended by 8 members including myself.
This month we had our usual reports including an update of our CJI by-laws.
We decided to turn over the Region 7 membership retention workshop to our 12 Step Within committee and hope to have an announcement soon.
We announced that we have 4 applicants for the scholarship program for the upcoming Together We Can Recover Retreat and since we have 4 scholarships available, all will receive them and have been notified as such.
Once our Region 7 trustee, Karen B and CJI’s Ginny S send me the proposed by-law recommendations and updates, 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 August 9th.
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 has plans to meet with psychiatric residents at Robert Wood Medical School but at this time, a date has not been set. A conference call meeting in the near future will be held and the date soon be announced. Outreach folders are available to all our meetings and can be picked up at the next intergroup meeting or by contacting Mike J.
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
The committee recently added members, me and Cindy S joining Kim J in carrying the message to those within our rooms. The WSO Twelve Step Within handbooks have been ordered for the commitee 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 committee continues to work with our new retreat partner, South Jersey intergroup. Registration is ongoing and appears that we are going to have a well-attended, wonderful retreat. During the WSBC we were able to get a terrific keynote speaker from another intergroup and someone most of you are not familiar with.
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 Sunday Edison and Thursday Freehold meetings are planning format changes, flyers or announcements will be forthcoming.
Next IG Meeting: August 9th – 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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