What’s New In Intergroup

What’s new in Intergroup – December 2019

Working & Living the Program Events

Jan. 19-20, 2020- OA Birthday Weekend
Feb. 24- Unity Day
April 3-5- Region 7 Assembly, Frederick, Maryland
April 20-25-World Service Business Conference, Albuquerque, NM

Chair Report

          The December 13th CJI Intergroup meeting was attended by 10 members including myself.
In addition to our regular reports, the Region 7 rep. election was held. I am pleased to announce that Mikey J was elected to a second term, Lee Ann S to a first term and Mike M was acknowledged as an alternate. We thank all for their service.
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, the first in 2020 on January 10th.

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 always seeking members with at least one month of abstinence to attend health fairs and participate. Anyone with health fair suggestions, please contact our Outreach chair Mikey J.
On Oct. 26-29 our CJI Outreach chair, Mike J attended and participated at the Philadelphia Food & Nutrition Expo. CJI donated literature and our wellness fair displays for the event. It is estimated that the OA booth had 500 (revised) visitors, outstanding.
On March 11, 2020 CJI again will be part of a presentation to medical students at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. There are plans in the Spring to again attend the Carrier Clinic Employee Wellness Fair.
For further information on anything outreach, please contact Mike J. at manda254@comcast.net or cell 201 519 2816.

Twelve Step Within Committee
The committee remains very active and obtained a special 12 Step Within meeting format authored by Tidewater Intergroup in Virginia. Seven meetings in CJI utilized the format during the week of Dec. 12th, 12 Step Within Day.
I am also delighted to announce that Frank M agreed to be the CJI 12 Step Within Committee chair.

CJI Fundraisers
The fund-raising committee unveiled the new T-shirts at the CJI IDEA Day on November 16. Seventeen shirts were sold, and the committee plans to have them again at Unity Day.

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. Robin B has joined Kim B in managing the web site.

Winter Dreams Retreat
The committee continues to search for a new retreat location for 2021. Potential locations were discussed at the intergroup meeting for the 2021 retreat. Mike M will follow up.

IDEA Day (International Day Experiencing Abstinence) was held on Saturday, November 16 at the Raritan Bay Medical Center location. This special day was well attended with approximately 70 attending.

Unity Day
This event is held on the Last Saturday in February in even years and the last February Sunday in odd years. The event will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020. We again plan to be partnering with both South Jersey and Jersey Shore Intergroups. We are waiting for final approval from St. Luke’s in Metuchen.

Today Newsletter
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Meeting Anniversaries
If your group would like to plan an Anniversary meeting, please reach out to Intergroup. We would be delighted to help you.

News from Region
The spring region assembly will be held on April 3-5 in Frederick, Maryland. Plans are for Lee Ann S, Mikey J and Mike M to attend. Due to the amount of CJI meetings we are allotted 4 delegates.

News from World Service
We will be having 2 delegates attending the 2020 WSBC in April. Lee Ann S current alternate delegate will be joining me as we make are way to Albuquerque. Flight reservations have been made and delegate reservations will be made shortly.

News from Groups
The Sunday Edison meeting plans to hold a special Christmas day meeting at 10 am at their usual meeting place. A holiday CJI meeting schedule will be forthcoming.
Next IG Meeting: January 10th, 2020 – 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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