What’s New In Intergroup

What’s new in Intergroup – November 2019

Working & Living the Program Events

Nov. 16- CJI IDEA Day, Old Bridge, NJ
Nov. 16-17- World Service IDEA Day Weekend
Dec. 12- 12 Step Within Day

Chair Report
The November 8th CJI Intergroup meeting was attended by 9 members including myself.
In addition to our regular reports, nominations were again held for the December region rep election. We have 4 openings and current nominees are Mike J for a second term and Lee Ann S, current alternate for her first term. There are 2 openings left and will ask for additional nominations before next month’s election.

The surplus funds in the CJI treasury was addressed by our Ways and Means Comm. and recommendations were made. The body accepted the recommendations and will give large contributions to Region 7 and World Service. Additional funds were set aside for professional help for our web site needs.

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 December 13th.

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 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 250 visitors, outstanding.

On March 11, 2020 CJI again will be part of a presentation to medical students at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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 was very active and obtained a special 12 Step Within meeting format authored by Tidewater Intergroup in Virginia. Meetings were asked to utilize the format during the week of Dec. 12th, 12 Step Within Day. Meetings will be announced in December that are using this format. Additional flyers and information on 12 Step Within Day will be forthcoming.

CJI Fundraisers
The fund-raising committee are proud to announce that the new T-shirts have arrived and will be on sale at the upcoming CJI IDEA Day on November 16.

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. Mike M is in the process of looking into retreat houses.

IDEA Day (International Day Experiencing Abstinence) is fast approaching and will be on Saturday, November 16 in the usual Raritan Bay Medical Center location. This special day is always well attended and inspirational speakers will be sharing experience, strength and hope. 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.

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 are again hoping to be partnered with both South Jersey and Jersey Shore Intergroups. We hope to again have it at St. Luke’s in Metuchen.

Today Newsletter
Our Editor needs content for our next newsletter. Please send her your writings at TodayNewsletter@gmail.com. Please encourage your meetings to download and bring to your meetings for distribution.

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 fall region assembly was held on Sept. 20-22 in Frederick, Maryland and Lee Ann gave an assembly report which will soon be available on our web site. Mike J will be making his report next month.

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.

News from Groups
The Saturday Metuchen meeting will not be meeting on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Next IG Meeting: December 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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