What’s New In Intergroup

What’s new in Intergroup – March 2018

Working & Living the Program Events

March 9-11- Region 7 Assembly
April 23-28- WSBC Conference
August 18-Sponsorship Day

Chair Report
Friday's CJI Intergroup meeting was very busy and very productive with a smaller turnout of representatives but well over the needed quorum to conduct business. This smaller turnout was due to 4 regular members (Brenda, Sima, Mike J, Mike M) not present as they were representing CJI at the Region 7 Spring Assembly. During our meeting we discussed the WSBC Business Agenda. I am happy to report that the CJI sponsored motion welcoming those who had weight loss surgery into OA will be on the agenda. All motions were accepted except for the motions on the 3 new tools. Next month we will be again voting on the business motions and bylaw amendments concerning how we as an intergroup feel they should be adapted or not.

Additionally, we voted not to have a CJI sponsored Sponsorship Day but to encourage and support CJI groups in hosting Sponsorship Day workshops. More information will be forthcoming.

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.

New CJI Mailing Address
We moved new mailing address is
PO Box 7234
Freehold, NJ 07728

Groups: Update Your Secretary Contact Info
Please 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

Unity Day
This wonderful World Service event was held on Feb. 24, 2018 at St. Luke’s, Metuchen, NJ. The event was well attended with approximately 100 members unified in recovery. Jersey Shore and South Jersey Inter groups co-hosted the event. There was a fabulous keynote speaker from Philadelphia Area Intergroup and two panels with wonderful speakers from all 3 sponsoring inter groups.

CJI Outreach Committee
CJI Outreach will be very busy in March and April and an event summary will be e mailed. On March 24 an outreach committee meeting will be held at Mike J’s home. For further information, please contact Mike J. at manda254@comcast.net or cell 201 519 2816.

CJI Fundraisers
Currently we have handmade Fellowship/Greeting Cards made by various OA members which are being sold for $4.00 ea. or 3 for $10.00. Look for them at local meetings as well as CJI sponsored events. Additionally, remaining long sleeve CJI shirts will be sold at a “discontinued” price of $15.

12 Step Within Committee
Christina H and Kim J are our co-chairs and are working on a “Back to Basics” workshop series. The committee has distributed a flyer on ways for meetings to celebrate their meeting anniversaries.

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 is in the midst of a major upgrade including becoming a mobile friendly site.

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

Congratulations to our Meetings celebrating Group Anniversaries:

Fri. East Brunswick 03/15/1978, 40 years;
Fri. Jackson 03/05/2014, 4 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 Hazlet Meeting has issued an invitation to join their meeting and e mail loop.
The Tues. morning Metuchen meeting will now be holding their meeting in the handicapped accessible “lounge” in the social center building located at the same address as listed.

Next IG Meeting: April 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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