What’s New in Intergroup-July 2020
Working & Living the Program Events
August 16- NJ Combined Intergroup Virtual Sponsorship Day August 22- Together We Can Recover Retreat Virtual Workshop October 16-17 Region 7 Virtual Assembly
November 6-8, Region 7 Convention, Ocean City, Md.
The July 10th CJI Intergroup meeting was again held as a Zoom meeting due to the pandemic safeguards in place. The meeting was attended by 12 members including myself and one guest.
In addition to our regular reports, we discussed and participated in conducting the requested WSBC Virtual Component Survey which centered on the 2023 World Service Business Conference. Later during the treasurer report, Alex C announced the new treasurer address, firstname.lastname@example.org and reported on her research to form an online CJI account such as PayPal or Zelle.
Under new business, we discussed opening a Zoom intergroup account and options will be researched and brought back next month for further discussion and vote.
We at intergroup are here united in the desire to carry the message of recovery to all those who still suffer.
CJI Mailing Address
Our mailing address is
PO Box 7234
Freehold, NJ 07728
Groups: Update Your Secretary Contact Info
Once we return to face to face meetings, please continue to review your secretary position and if necessary, update contact information with World Service.
Updating meeting information is easy. Go to Find a Meeting and click Edit an Existing Meeting
CJI Outreach Committee
At this time due to the virus there are no immediate plans for any outreach events with the exception of speaking with psychiatric residents at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at some point.
Outreach chair Mike J will be reaching out to his contact at the school to see the feasibility of holding this event.
The committee is planning to carry the message virtually and welcomes new ideas and suggestions. For further information on anything outreach, please contact Mike J. at email@example.com or cell 201 519 2816.
Twelve Step Within Committee
The CJI TSW committee hosted the Acceptance workshop on June 13 and was well attended with over 80 attendees. More events are planned for the future.
The fund-raising committee is on hiatus right now, remaining T Shirts, “Where Do I Start”
pamphlets, “Voices of Recovery” and the book, “New Beginnings” and other items in inventory will
be brought to OA events once we can assemble again. Those interested in these items now, contact
me and we can make arrangements for pick-ups.
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 continues to have a coronavirus section with the latest news affecting Overeaters Anonymous and current virtual replacement meetings, including a virtual events page listing workshops in and
out of our intergroup.
Together We Can Recover Retreat
The TWCR retreat scheduled for Aug. 21-23, 2020 has been cancelled and will return in 2021. CJI and our partner, South Jersey intergroup will be hosting a “Together We Can Recover Retreat” virtual workshop on August 22; flyers are now available.
There will be a report on the IDEA Day status soon.
All 5 NJ intergroups will be hosting a Sponsorship Day virtual workshop on August 16; flyers will be forthcoming.
The July-August issue is now available on our web site.
Please encourage your meetings to download or read it on our web site.
Monday Shrewsbury 7/09/2010, 10 years; Tues. Metuchen 7/14/2014, 6 yrs.; Mon/ Princeton 7/07/22/1988, 32 yrs.; Sat. Old Bridge 07/24/1977, 43 yrs.; Mon. Matawan/Aberdeen 07/19/1978, 42 yrs.; Tues. Matawan 07/29/1986, 34 yrs.
If your group would like to plan a virtual Anniversary meeting, please reach out to Intergroup. We would be delighted to help you.
News from Region
The Fall Assembly will be held as virtual assembly scheduled for Oct. 16-17.
Region 7 at this time plans to hold the convention in person on November 6-8. 2020 in Ocean City,
Md.; flyers are available
News from World Service
The 2020 Final WSBC Report is now available on oa.org. Plans for the “Where Do I Start” pamphlet are in the works to be available as an E-book.
News from Groups
At this time all face to face CJI meeting have been temporarily suspended. Please consult our coronavirus section on our web site for phone and Zoom meeting replacements and any changes.
Sunday Lawrence Harbor meeting has extended their virtual speaker series on Sunday through August 2. The Saturday 11AM Metuchen meeting invites you to attend and is looking for speakers; flyer available.
Next IG Meeting: August 14th, 2020 – 7:30PM Zoom meeting Have a Blessed Day in Recovery,