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

Notes from the October monthly Intergroup meeting held on October 20. 

Lease settlement agreement found in EBI’s favor

After months of negotiation, there has been a settlement between EBI and the former landlord, regarding the Washington St. space vacated in 2020 (breaking the lease).

The judge in the case found that East Bay Intergroup was liable to pay the landlord $37,000. EBI’s previous offer had been $35,000. The former landlord’s last claim was for  $123,872, so the judgement was in our favor.

EBI paid our attorney a fee of $9,000 (which was actually 40% less than the $15,000 fee charged by the former landlord’s attorney).

In-Person Meeting Directories

Belle, EBI Office Administrator, announced that 347 in-person meeting directories had been sold as of the October meeting. The directories are available now at 50 cents each at the EBI Bookstore.  Directories will be updated every two months.

New Office Assistant hired

Belle also announced that a new office assistant, Lindsey, has been hired. Responsibilities include staffing the bookstore and various other duties.

How to update your meeting listing

If your meeting is changing from online to in-person (or hybrid), go to the Meeting Update page to request an update for your meeting listing.

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

The next EBI business meeting is November 17th

As always, groups are encouraged to elect and send an Intergroup Rep to the monthly meetings.

September Financials

Group Contributions

Intergroup took in $4,065 in 7th tradition contributions for September. (Group contributions January – August appear to average $5440/month.) Group Contributions September

Profit & Loss

Net income for September was $2067, net income for August was $2484, net income for July was $15,962 (including PPP loan of $13,750) and net income for the period January – June was $4698. Profit and Loss Statements

East Bay Intergroup Service Opportunities

Join the EBI Newsletter Team

 We are expanding the Newsletter Team. You will work collaboratively to produce the monthly newsletter. More info here. Contact us at newsletter@eastbayaa.org if you are interested or with any questions.

NEW – Chatline volunteers are needed 

Volunteers are needed for all shifts. If you’d like to volunteer for the Chatline, email Chatline Coordinator Zach at chatline@eastbayaa.org

Hotline volunteers are also needed, especially Tuesday 10pm – 2am, and Wednesday  2 am – 6 am. The Hotline receives an average of 600 call a month, significantly more than before the pandemic. If you would like to volunteer for a shift on the A.A. Hotline, contact Ipeleng 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 are needed. Please call Max V. at 510-461-6611.

Special Events Chair 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. Find out more here: https://eastbayaa.org/service-opportunities/

Bridging the Gap

BTG helps  alcoholics leaving institutions transition into A.A.  on the “outside”. Contact btg@eastbayaa.org 

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