Here’s the latest on what’s happening at East Bay Intergroup:

Notes from the July 20th monthly Intergroup meeting.

Attendance: Only 18 IGRs (Intergroup Reps) were present; 4 were newly elected). Make sure your meeting’s voice is heard and that your meeting is kept up-to-date on Intergroup issues. If your meeting (or one of them) does not have an IGR, be sure to elect one.  See below for info on how to attend.

Board of Directors Report

As reported last month, some Board Members will  be rotating out of their positions at the end of the year. The board is developing an application for joining the Board, which they will present at the next EBI meeting. See current board members.

New Website 

Tim C. reported that a number of volunteers are in the process of editing the content and that a Beta version will be available to test in the next 2-3 weeks. The full, live version should be available in approximately 5-6 weeks. 

Tim explained that the site gets over 8K hits a month on average, and that 5K of those are now accessed on mobile phones versus 3K on desktops/laptops. The increase in mobile phone usage is one reason why the load time has become so important, and reduced load time a major goal, along with search engine optimization, for the new site.

Tim can be reached at picpceastbay@gmail.com

Bookstore

Lindsay, the office administrator, reported that due to the pandemic, A.A. World Services has been out of stock of many titles. Inventory is finally starting to come back in, so check back with the bookstore if there is something you are looking for.

Inventory was taken at the end of June and there is an excess of pamphlets and Grapevines. These will be donated to H&I and a few groups.  If anyone knows of a group that can use Spanish pamphlets, contact Lindsay.

Lindsay can be reached at officeadministrator@eastbayaa.org

June Financials  – All Financial Reports

Group Contributions June – Intergroup took in $4,913 in 7th tradition contributions for June. This is up substantially from May’s 7th tradition contributions of only $597, but totals always fluctuate. 

The average per month for the year (to date) is $5400. The average monthly contribution for 2021 was $5171.

Profit and Loss JuneThere was a net profit in June of $1,569, with a net operating loss for the year of $4,111.

Hotline and Chatline

Paul S., the interim Hotline Chair, reported that all shifts are currently filled, but backups are always needed. Paul has already served over 18 months as Chair and the Hotline needs someone else to step up to this position. This is a great opportunity to stay connected to other alcoholics doing service and be reminded of what it’s like to be the alcoholic who still suffers.  Help keep the Hotline going—contact Paul for details at  hotlinechair1963@gmail.com

Zach O-M. reported that there are two open shifts of the Chatline that need filling: Wednesday10 am – 2 pm, and Sunday 6 pm – 10 pm. If you can help out and grab one of these shifts, contact Zach at chatline@eastbayaa.org

The next East Bay Intergroup Meeting is Wednesday, August 17th at 7:00 PM.

As always, groups are encouraged to elect and send an Intergroup Rep (IGR) to the monthly meetings. Individuals are welcome to attend, but only elected IGRs may vote.

How to Update Your Meeting Listing

If your meeting is changing from online to in-person (or hybrid), you may submit an update on the Meeting Update page.

If you have questions, contact the Office Administrator, Lindsay, at officeadministrator@eastbayaa.org.

Ongoing East Bay Intergroup Service Opportunities

 

Be There for Beginners

The Beginners’ Meeting is always looking for A.A. members to share their experience, strength, and hope with our newest members.  You can chair the meeting or just come meet people and maybe make yourself available as a sponsor. Tuesday evenings at 7 o’clock. 

Contact Liza at help@eastbayaa.org

Chatline and Hotline Have Open Shifts That Need Filling!

If you’d like to volunteer for the Chatline, email the Chatline Chair, Zach, at chatline@eastbayaa.org

 If you would like to volunteer for a shift on the Hotline, contact the Interim Co-Chairs, Paul S. and Miriam S., at phonechair@eastbayaa.org

Sponsors Needed for Inmates at San Quentin Prison (Men Only)

Men with 5 years of sobriety who are interested in sponsoring an inmate at San Quentin, please call Max V. at 510-461-6611.

Bridging the Gap

BTG helps  alcoholics leaving institutions transition into A.A.  on the “outside”. If you can help, and wish to do this important service, contact btg@eastbayaa.org 

There are many opportunities for unique service positions at East Bay Intergroup. You can find full details here: https://eastbayaa.org/service-opportunities/