Here’s the latest on what’s happening at East Bay Intergroup:
Notes from the Intergroup meeting held August 17.
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Board of Directors Report
Two Board Members will be rotating out of their positions
at the end of the year, Tim C. in the Treasurer position and
Claudia G. in the Secretary position. The board is looking
for people with legal, financial, or administrative
experience with non-profits. If you would like to serve or
nominate someone, please see the application here.
Tim C. reported that the new website will be up very soon,
and indeed, as this newsletter is published, the website has gone live! We’re all very excited to see it. Love it? “It’s complicated”? Wish list? Tim asks members to contact the webmaster at email@example.com with your suggestions, rave reviews and questions about where to find things.
There was a house-keeping motion to spend $200 a month for
upkeep for the first year, to be revisited after one year. The
motion passed without objection.
Tim can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsay, the office administrator, reported that July was a
good month at the bookstore. Sixty-six Big Books were
sold, 94 sobriety chips, and 240 printed meeting
schedules (listing in-person meetings). There were more volunteers than we’ve had
recently, but more are always needed.
Walter W. of the Board of Directors also reported that the
Board discussed the possibility of expanding bookstore
hours since we have more volunteers.
Lindsay can be reached at
Group Contributions July – Intergroup took in $5,481 in
7th tradition contributions for July, up slightly from June.
This brings the average per month year-to-date up
to $5,734. The average monthly contribution for 2021 was
Profit and Loss July – There was a net loss in July of $283,
with a net operating loss for the year of $4,356.
Helpline and Chatline
East Bay Intergroup is very pleased to announce that there
is a new Hotline Chair, Paul D., who stepped up to take over
from interim chair Paul S. The only current open shift is
from 2 am – 6 am on Friday. This is a great opportunity to
give back and to be reminded of what it’s like to be the
alcoholic who still suffers. Help keep the Helpline going—
contact Paul D. for details at email@example.com
Zach O-M. reported that there are two open shifts of the
Chatline that need filling: Wednesday 6 – 10 pm, and
Sunday 6 pm – 10 pm. If you can help out and grab one of
these shifts, contact Zach at firstname.lastname@example.org
The next East Bay Intergroup Meeting is Wednesday,
September 21 at 7:00 pm.
Meeting ID: 826 4219 5246
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.
- Meeting ID: 857 4415 2693
- Passcode: 471197
Contact Liza at email@example.com
Chatline and Hotline Have Open Shifts That Need Filling!
If you’d like to volunteer for the Chatline, email the Chatline Chair, Zach, at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
There are many opportunities for unique service positions at East Bay Intergroup. You can find full details here: https://eastbayaa.org/service-opportunities/