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

East Bay Intergroup (EBI) Bylaws are Being Revised

Action: Intergroup Reps (IGRs) will be reviewing the revised EBI bylaws with their groups and bringing the feedback to Intergroup over the next two months (April and May).  You can view them here: Link to Draft Bylaws

Central Office Lease Issue – Ad Hoc Committee Has Submitted Recommendation Report

Here’s the background: As of May 31st of last year, East Bay Intergroup vacated the Washington Street space (breaking the lease), due to decreased contributions and an inability to continue paying rent. Negotiations with the landlord were unsuccessful; there is now a court case pending, and EBI has hired a lawyer.

Three Town Halls were held in February and March to review this issue with members, and an Ad Hoc Lease Committee was formed. That committee has presented a recommendation to the Board, which can be found here: Link to Ad Hoc Lease Committee Report

For questions or more information, please email lease@eastbayaa.org.

Paycheck Protection Program Loan – Should EBI Keep the Money or Return It?

Background: Intergroup applied for and received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan in April 2020 in the amount of $13,750. This is a government loan, designed to help small organizations cover payroll in the pandemic. The money is sitting in a separate bank account.

Action: IGRs will be asking group members for feedback and reporting on the feedback in the April IGR meeting. Asking for approval to use the money or return it.

New Meeting Grid Includes Virtual and In-Person Meetings

Now, everything is in one place. Use this page: https://eastbayaa.org/meetings

Service Opportunity: Hotline Chair Needed (Board Position)

If you’re looking for a new and challenging service position that puts you in touch with a lot of members, this might be for you. Paul S. is rotating out as Hotline Chair and Board member. The position involves making sure shifts are covered, providing training for hotline volunteers, and providing backup for shifts that are not covered. (One year commitment).

Please contact Paul S. if you are interested at: hotlinechair1963@gmail.com

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 are needed. Please call Max V. at 510-461-6611

East Bay Intergroup Service Positions Available

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

Nominating Committee

Help find candidates to fill the five Service Board positions as board members rotate off.

Positions on the Beginners Committee

Graphic artist to further the utility of the landing page; Back-up Zoom Hosts for the Tuesday Beginner Meeting; Newcomer Greeters; Sponsors

Special Events Chair & Volunteers Needed

Special Events Chair (Board position) – Plan and present Special Events that include Town Halls, Service Workshops, Trivia Games—your ideas welcome! (One year commitment).

Public Information Committee Needs:

Social Media Coordinator for Oakland Intergroup; Lead for Public Service Announcements (PSAs), neighborhood groups, applications media; Coordinator Lead for K-12 education; Video Creation Team Lead;  Advertising Lead; Internet.

Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee Needs:

Professional Sector Point People; Research Assistance; Outreach Helpers; Speakers; Diversity Coordinators

Be a Service Sponsor

Provide support to those who wish to learn more about service in Alcoholics Anonymous.