What’s New In Intergroup

What’s new in Intergroup – August 2018

Working & Living the Program Events

August 18- South Jersey IG Sponsorship Day Workshop. Mt. Holly, 9:30-11:30 AM
August 24-26- TWC Retreat, Easton, Pa.
September 28-30, Region 7 Assembly, Frederick, Md.
November 2-4, Region 7 Convention, Ocean City, Md.

Chair Report
The August CJI Intergroup meeting was a little smaller than usual with 9 representatives and myself but as always, very busy and productive. We voted to sponsor a 12 Tradition Workbook literature proposal, prepared by the Friday Jackson meeting, to be submitted to the 2019 World Service Conference Literature Committee for consideration. A new fund-raising committee was created so to develop ideas in order to support our Seventh Tradition of self-support in carrying the message. An extensive report for the upcoming TWC retreat was given by the co-chair, Lee Ann and it looks like this retreat will be very successful in sharing experience, strength and hopeful recovery. The IDEA Day committee has confirmed that the usual room at Raritan Bay Medical Center has been reserved and will be looking for raffle gift baskets from our groups. Date for this event is Saturday, November 17.

We at intergroup are here united in the desire to carry the message of recovery to all who still suffer. I sincerely hope you will join us as a group representative or visitor at our next Intergroup meeting.

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
CJI Outreach continues to be very busy and just completed an outreach event speaking to psychiatry residents at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and on Sept. 30 we will be attending a community health fair in Rahway. Mike J has compiled future event information and I will be sending that out via the CJI blasts.
For further information on this or anything outreach, please contact Mike J. at manda254@comcast.net or cell 201 519 2816.

CJI Fundraisers
Currently, we still have a few remaining long sleeve CJI shirts that will be continued to be sold at a “discontinued” price of $15. A new fund-raising committee has been created during the August intergroup meeting.

12 Step Within Committee
Christina H and Kim J are our co-chairs. In addition to the recently released flyer, “Step 12 on the 12th the committee has offered groups via a new flyer to sponsor a workshop titled, “Welcome Back- A New Beginning”.

Website Committee
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. The web site committee reports that the major upgrade including becoming a mobile friendly site is now completed.

Today Newsletter
Our Editor needs content for our next newsletter. Please send her your writings at TodayNewsletter@gmail.com.
The September/October Today is currently available on our website, please make sure your meeting has some to distribute.

Congratulations to our Meetings celebrating Group Anniversaries:
Sat. Red Bank, 8/1/79, 39 yrs.;  Thurs. Red Bank, 8/8/86, 32 yrs.; Thurs. Highland Park, 8/16/07, 11 yrs.; Tues. Metuchen, 8/26/85, 33 yrs.; Thurs. Freehold, 8/27/96, 22 yrs.
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 Hazlet meeting has moved to Laurence Harbor. The Wed. Westfield meeting can use support, call contact number before attending. The Monday Freehold meeting will be changing format to a leader’s choice literature meeting. Sadly, the Friday Ocean Grove meeting has recently closed.
Next IG Meeting: September 14th – 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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