The Region 7 Outreach Committee has sent out congratulatory emails to the six winning Intergroups and would like to now give you a brief summary detailing the participation and results of the R7 Poster Challenge.
Region 7 came through with great results. 13 of our 24 IG’s entered and participated. As many know, there were two categories; one for smaller IG’s (less than 20 meetings) and the other for the larger IG’s (20 or more meetings). Five IG’s were placed in the small category and 8 in the large IG category.
Now the results:
1st Place – North Jersey IG – 336 poster locations
2nd Place – Philadelphia Area IG – 217 poster locations
3rd Place – Brandywine IG – 60 poster locations
1st Place – West Jersey IG – 3.1 locations per meeting
2nd Place – Harrisonburg IG – 2.7 locations
3rd Place – Jersey Shore IG – 2.1 locations
As you can see, the effort was incredible with a total of 788 WSO poster locations utilized for the entire contest. I would like to mention the special effort by West Jersey, as 24 of their 28 locations were maintained weekly due to location policy requiring posters to be removed regularly. West Jersey then replaced those posters during the entire contest. 292 posters were used in total so, taking that into consideration, 1,056 posters were used in the R7 Poster Challenge.
Locations were varied and some very imaginative. Some locations used were supermarkets, a farmers market, a rehab center, fitness centers, a restaurant, nail salons, a laundromat, community bulletin boards, a pet groomer, a coffee shop, post offices, a pharmacy, a chiropractor, hospitals, colleges, churches, banks, work places, a therapist, hair salons, barber shops, libraries, and a naval medical center.
Wow!!! This challenge could not have been as successful as it was without the great support of the R7 Outreach Committee and Region 7. The true success of this effort will be reflected in the amount of newcomers and returnees who enter our rooms as a result of seeing the posters.
We thank everyone for their dedication and service in the effort to carry the message of recovery.
Gratefully submitted by Ross M. (Region 7 Outreach Chair)
PS: I would like to add my thanks and appreciation to our CJI Poster Challenge coordinator, Carol and Central Jersey Intergroup for their great support and participation in this event.