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Fellowship Survey Results & CIIG Action Plan

Channel Islands Intergroup’s value is measured by its usefulness to members and meetings—usefulness is our main product

Results of Survey of CIIG Fellows | Intergroup has continued to function through Zoom and has compiled the results of the survey you recently took. We found the information enlightening and inspiring and thank you for the time and effort you put into it.

► ►► Click here to review complete survey results ◄◄◄

Our next steps | The survey was part of the process of developing a Strategic Plan for our intergroup and we have made significant progress in this direction. We will not be waiting for this pandemic to be over before we begin an expanded program of workshops and other activities to help fellows achieve our goal of recovery and integrating the 12 Step program into every aspect of our lives.

►►► Click for CIIG Vision, Priorities & Goals ◄◄◄


Channel Islands Intergroup has elected and appointed a new board for the upcoming year, but positions are still available if you would like to be of service to your Region.
Elected Appointed
Chair Web
Vice Chair InterVoice
Business Secretary Public Outreach SB
Treasurer Public Outreach Ventura
Recording Secretary Professional Outreach SB
Professional Outreach Ventura
Retreats & Marathons

OPEN POSITIONS; Chair/Vice Chair/Public Outreach (All Counties)/ Professional Outreach (All Counties) / IGR Various meetings

Your Intergroup provides….
*Support for 19 meetings: Ventura (6), Santa Barbara (6), Goleta (4), Ojai (2), and Camarillo (1)- need support to reestablish Isla Vista and Carpinteria
*Liability insurance ($265.) – several meetings were requ8ired to provide this for meeting rooms
*Phone line ($40/month) with contacts and web information included. Spanish for a while
*InterVoice ($22/month) meeting list and announcements
*Local web site with InterVoice PDF and announcements
*OA Loop – SB/Vta email discussion of For Today and /or Voices, plus opportunty for daily check-in with fellow OAers
*Online WSO meeting registry updates
*Newcomer packets ($60 for 25) Ventura newcomer meeting
*New meeting support ($50) for Monday SB Lifeline meeting

We carry the message…
* Ads in LA times Ventura edition
* Principles workshop in February
* Free ads in Independent, Mesa Paper, Daily Sound
* Is Food a Problem fliers – libraries, doctor’s offices, etc.
* Requested library display case (not) assigned a month yet)

Goals for next service term…
* Fill all Service positions
* See more meeting reps
* Offer more workshops & retreats (working on a 1/2 day workshop for November)

Intergroup – new location!

Intergroup has moved to Carpinteria Community Church (the Chase Bank public meeting room is no longer available).

  • Please join us the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Channel Islands Intergroup Meeting
    Carpinteria Community Church
    1111 Vallecito Road (just behind Rusty’s Pizza)
    Carpinteria, CA 93013

    From Southbound 101:

    Take the Linden Avenue exit.
    Turn right onto Linden Avenue.
    At the signal, turn left onto Carpinteria Avenue.
    Turn left onto Vallecito Road.

    From Northbound 101:

    Take the Casitas Pass exit.
    Turn left onto Casitas Pass Road.
    At the signal, turn right onto Carpinteria Avenue.
    Turn right onto Vallecito Road

    The church will be on your left and the room for the Intergroup meeting is around back.e

  • Proposed change to bylaws

    Bylaws of Channel Isalnds Integroup (OACII) of Overeaters Anonymous

    Amendments to Bylaws – These Bylaws may be amended at any time by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Voting Body present at any regular meeting or special meeting of the OACII, provided a copy of the proposed amendment(s) has been submitted to each group at least ten (10) days before the meeting at which the action is to be taken on the amendment.


    4. Meetings

    from “d. The 12 Traditions and the 12 Concepts of OA Service will be read at the beginning of each OACII meeting.”

    to “d. The 12 Traditions or the 12 Concepts of OA Service will be read at the begining of each OACII meeting, in alternating rotation.”

    Intergroup Elections

    Can you offer service at the Intergoup level? Elections for Intergroup Service Board and Volunteer Positions will be held october 6th…plus, meeting reps are always needed, always welcome!

    From our CIIG Bylaws (amended Feb. 2006):

    Service Board – Election of these officers to the Board of OACII will be held at the regular OACII meeting in October. Terms for one year, with a maximum of one re-election to the same office (i.e. An officer may not serve more than two (2) years in a single office without interruption.)

    i. CHAIRPERSON: Chairs all OACII meetings, is unofficial member of all committees and all OACII-sponsored activities.

    ii. VICE-CHAIRPERSON: Fills in for absent chairperson, helps to oversee all OACII-sponsored activities and updates group registration in cooperation with Overeaters Anonymous World Service Office (WSO).

    iii. RECORDING SECRETARY: Takes minutes at OACII meetings and brings copies of minutes to the following meeting for distribution.

     iv. BUSINESS SECRETARY: Handles incoming and outgoing correspondence of the OACII Board.

    v. TREASURER: Handles the financial statements and pays expenses of the OACII.




    Volunteer Positions – Other positions to be volunteered by attendees at the time of regular election, but not considered part of the Service Board:

    a. INTERVOICE EDITIOR(S): publishes a monthly newsletter including, but not limited to, an up-to-date directory of meetings in the service area and announcements of upcoming Overeaters Anonymous activities.

    b. PARLIMENTARIAN: may be appointed by the Service Board of OACII and will serve in said capacity when so needed.

    c. The Chairperson may appoint special committee chairperson(s) as needed (e.g., Public Information, Retreat and Marathon committee, Bylaws Committee, Hospitals, Institutions and Professionals [HI&P], etc.).



    Integroup elections will be Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 at Chase Bank in Carpinteria. Service is its own reward…but you’ll get gratitude as well!







    WSO Conference Questionnaire

    The WSO Conference planning committee distributed an agenda questionnaire that CIIG is “entitled and urged” to return to let them know what we think WSO Conference delegates should spend time discussing. The questionnaire covers 22 issues, and is an agenda review, not a final vote on motions or amendments. The links below provide details about the questionnaire and the proposed motions.

    • Short summary of WSO Agenda Questionnaire (1 page) – overview of proposed motions, including new 12th Step Within Day, new definition of Abstinence, and new service requirements. Meeting reps can bring this short form to the next CIIG meeting to provide Yes/No vote preferences. To assist in determining which proposals may require referral to the Reference Subommittee, please write concerns or questions on the back of the sheet.
    • Agenda Questionnaire Letter (1 page) – Agenda questionnaire instructions
    • Agenda Questionnaire (7 pages) – Agenda questionnaire to be returned by service bodies only (March 5, 2009 postmarked deadline)
    • Motions/Amendments Summary (8 pages) – A brief summary of proposed new business motions and bylaw amendments submitted by service bodies, regions, region chairmen, BOT and WSBC Bylaws Committee
    • New Business Motions and Bylaw Amendments (41 pages)– Proposed new business motions and bylaw amendments submitted by service bodies, regions, region chairmen, BOT and WSBC Bylaws Committee

    The 48th Annual World Service Business Conference is May 4-9 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This year’s theme is “I Put My Hand in Yours.”

    Send a rep to the next InterGroup meeting (Tuesday, March 3rd in Carpinteria) so your meeting’s input can be counted.

    Next Intergroup Meeting: Jan. 6, 2009

    At the Nov. 4th meeting, Intergroup voted to cancel the December meeting (based on low attendance). The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 6, 2009 from 7:30PM – 8:30PM.

    All meetings are encouraged to send a rep to each Intergroup meeting. If you have time to join us—once a month for one hour—please consider offering service so your meeting will be represented. We want to know what you want Intergroup to do for you and your meetings. All are welcome.

    Intergroup meets at the Washington Mutual bank office at the corner of Carpinteria Avenue and Casitas Pass Road in Carpinteria. It is across the street from the middle school. Look for the clock tower and the ATM, and you’ll see the door. It’s on the side of the building, facing Casitas Pass.

    Intergroup Election

    The Channel Islands Intergroup is the service body that supports local area groups. The intergroup is made up of representatives from each group it serves and is managed by a board of officers. All members are welcome at every intergroup meeting and service opportunites remain.

    Election of service officers was conducted at the October 7 intergroup meeting.

    • Chair: Kyle 684-3717
    • Vice Chair: Barbara 969-9942
    • Recording Secretary: service needed
    • Treasurer: Spencer 896-8118
    • Business Secretary: Spencer 896-8118

    In addition to the service board members, Intergroup has appointed positions:

    • Region 2 Rep: service needed
    • InterVoice: Jocelyn 682-6752
    • Retreats & Marathons: service needed
    • Public Outreach – SB: service needed
    • Public Outreach – Ventura: Natalie 484-7851
    • Web Site: Jocelyn 682-6752
    • World Service Rep: service needed

    Next meeting: Tueday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Carpinteria…join us!

    New Intergroup Location

    Effective October 7: Intergroup is moving to a new meeting place.

    Join us at the Washington Mutual bank office at the corner of Carpinteria Avenue and Casitas Pass Road in Carpinteria. It is across the street from the middle school. Look for the clock tower and the ATM, and you’ll see the door. It’s on the side of the building, facing Casitas Pass.

    The meeting takes place monthly, on the first Tuesday, at 7:30PM.