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Chicago Walk & Talk – August 26, 2018

“The longest journey begins with a single step.” ~Lao Tsu

Chicago

Walk and Talk – August 2018

WHEN: Sunday, August 26th @ 9:00am

WHERE: Montrose Harbor, Cricket Hill Area, 660 W. Montrose Drive, Chicago, IL.


PICNIC LUNCH AFTER: We’ll have a picnic luncheon near Lake Michigan. Pack a lunch or buy one there.

We’ll meet at 9:00am and start walking at 9:15am. Look for breadcrumbs if you arrive late. We normally walk for 1 or 1-1/2 mile, and we’ll supply cold water.

Please RSVP to Kathleen A. at 847-946-0170

All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are welcome to join us for this 5th Walk and Talk of 2018

Please forward this event information to other Adult Children. Please Click below for a flyer to share with your group.

A One Day Intro – July 21, Fitchburg

A One Day Introduction to the language, concepts and actions of taking the 12 steps

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Other Dysfunctional Families

A 12 step program with a central focus of developing emotional sobriety

ACA

Saturday, July 21st 9AM sharp! (until about 4PM)

Upstairs Ball Room at the Fitchburg Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Road, Madison, WI 53725,

Please click the picture below for a flyer to share with your group or hang on your wall!

For more information please email: webmaster@westgreatlakesaca.org.

 

Announcing Our 3rd Annual ACA Retreat

As of June 19 the retreat center has made more rooms available. Get yours now!

HEAR YE             HEAR YE
 
ANNOUNCING OUR 3RD ANNUAL ACA RETREAT
 
JUNE 22 – 24   2018
 
– The Steps We Take – 
-THE SOLUTION –
facilitated by Bob S.!!
 
New location! Private rooms! Air Conditioning! Quiet retreat seeing on Benet Lake!
 
JOIN US!
 
The 12 Steps are the core of our recovery, along with the 12 Traditions. 
 
Come and learn, grow, laugh and enjoy the company of fellow travelers.

Ready Set GO!! 4 Telephone Meetings Starting April 4, 2018

April 2018 Ready Set GO!!
ACA WSO Registered Telephone Meetings

Sponsored By: The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup IG# 70
www.westgreatlakesaca.org
Dial 1-712-770-8031 Code: 316354

8:00pm-9:30pm Eastern Time or 7:00pm-8:30pm Central Time
Wednesdays – April 4, 11, 18 and 25

Ready Set GO!! Meetings are closed ACA meetings for introducing the ACA 12 Steps and the ACA program over a four week period. Ready Set GO!! is for newer ACA members to become acquainted with the ACA Twelve Steps. RSG is good preparation to do the ACA 12 Step Workbook when a member feels ready. The experienced member may like to refresh their recovery.

The material is taken from our Big Red Book and our ACA 12 Step Workbook. It requires those in attendance to listen to the material with an open mind and an open heart and in good faith with a desire to learn about ACA recovery. Ready Set GO!! can be taken over and over again to get more out of it. Requests will be made for Sharing Partners for the 4 weeks.

It is suggested that Interested members can go to www.westgreatlakesaca.org to print out the 101 page pdf of the script and the handouts of the Ready Set GO!! material. Go to: Global ACA News (on this page) and click under Ready Set GO!! Materials. Print this out in a single sheet format and bring this material to all the meetings. If you cannot print this material you are still welcome to join the meeting for listening, sharing and connecting with other adult children. Just following along with your computer would be just fine.

It is suggested members commit to attending the 4 consecutive meetings in a row to cover all 12 steps. Our agenda includes: Week 1—The Overview, Steps 1, 2 and 3. Week 2—Steps 4 and 5, Week 3—Steps 6, 7, 8 and 9, Week 4—Steps 10, 11 and 12.

The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup website www.westgreatlakesaca.org will have all information for Ready Set GO!! Any questions contact Toni at acatoni5617@comcast.net

Click here for a flyer.

Libertyville Monday Night ACoA group is celebrating 30th Anniversary

When: Monday, April 09, 2018 at 7pm
Where: St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church St, Libertyville
Speaker: Ellie W.
Party Time: Refreshments will be served after the meeting

We are having an open meeting, which means everyone is welcome. If you are a member of a 12 Step group, have a family member or friend in a 12 Step program, or somebody who heard about ACoA and wants to check it out, this is the event for you.

First, we’ll have a speaker talk about her recovery using the 12 Steps. Our speaker, Ellie W., is very knowledgeable about ACoA issues because she has been a member of ACoA for 30 years. In fact, she is a co-founder of our group. She’ll also answer questions.

Then we’ll have a party to celebrate our group being together and helping support each other in recovery for 30 years. Please join us!

Please Post / Forward this flyer to whoever will benefit. Thanks!

We would especially enjoy having former members attend.

Need more info? Contact Don

Download a flyer here.

New Fitchburg Loving Parent / Inner Child Meeting – EVERY WEDNESDAY

The Fitchburg Loving Parent / Inner child Workshop now meeting on the following days:

  • EVERY Wednesday @ 7:00pm
  • EVERY Thursday @ 12:00
  • EVERY Saturday @ 11:00

The Leadership guide is easy to follow, so that anyone can feel comfortable leading the meetings. If you can read you can lead….

After all, a dialogue with the “Loving Parent” and “Inner Child” is the (Chapter 8 – Solution; Becoming Your Own Loving Parent) in the Big Red Book. As the solution states: “You will recover the child with in you. Learning to love and accept yourself.”

Integration of the Inner Child into the Adult Self is the definition of becoming “Whole”.

Come join us in our journey from discover to recovery.

Darth Vader says to Luke, “I am your father”. Luke says, “NO, NO, That can’t be true.” And then Darth Vader says… “Search your feelings you know them to be true!” Luke says “That is impossible, Nooooooo”

You can download a flyer describing this new meeting here.

ACA Annual Business Meeting & World Conference – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – April 26-29

Greetings ACA Fellow Travelers!

The 2018 ABC & World Convention is about a month away!!! Are you as EXCITED as we are to see 400 of your loving ACA family members from around the world? It’s going to be a blast!! We have 8 countries registered…

Our Theme Become Your Own Loving Parent & Celebrating our ACA 40th Anniversary!!

TORONTO ONTARIO, CANADA
ABC: April 26-27, 2018

AWC: April 27, 7 pm – April 29, 2018

Have you checked your list off?

  • Have you checked your passport and other identification requirements for crossing the border?
  • Registered for ABC Apr 26 & 27 as a delegate or guest?
  • Registered for AWC Apr 27, 7 pm- Apr 29? ($55 CDN until March 16, $60 CDN afterwards)
  • Hotel rooms are going fast –  $159.99 CDN until March 16 or while quantities last.
  • Don’t forget to order your meals. Take care of yourself, you are going to be busy at all the workshops!!
  • Requested your favourite song for the Sat dance?
  • Polished your voice for the Sharing Stage  on Sat Evening? Sing a song, Read a Poem? Other talents??
    • A few hints…. Light of Stone- The reading of an Original ACA Play, from Lost to Found: Protecting Oneself from the Dangers of Being in a Relationship with a Narcissist, 12 Steps in 12 minutes, Couples in ACA and much more….
  • Checked out the exciting line up of speakers & Workshops?
  • Connected with your inner child and your inner parents? They won’t want to miss all the fun!! We have skipping ropes, arts, crafts and lots of giggles!!

Need a break at the convention? Go to one of our ACA meetings in the hotel starts Friday Apr 27 around noon until we close Sunday Apr 29 at 4:30 pm.

Email us at acaworldconvention@gmail.com if we can support you in any way!!

Have a voice & be part of the change in our fellowship! Improve the effectiveness of your local business meetings!

The next teleconference is April 8th, 12:30 pm EST, Dial in number is 712-770-4010, access code 281687#.

See you soon in Toronto!! Spring is in the air!!

In Loving Service,
2018 ACA World Convention Team

Ready Set GO!! 4 Telephone Meetings starting Monday March 5, 2018.

ACA WSO Registered Telephone Meetings

Sponsored By: The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup IG# 70

Dial 1-712-770-8031 Code: 316354
7:00pm-8:30pm Central Time

Four consecutive meetings on Mondays for each session

Session 3: March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018

Ready Set GO!! Meetings are closed ACA meetings for introducing the ACA 12 Steps and the ACA program over a four week period. Ready Set GO!! is for newer ACA members to become acquainted with the ACA Twelve Steps. RSG is good preparation to do the ACA 12 Step Workbook when a member feels ready. The experienced member may like to refresh their recovery.

The material is taken from our Big Red Book and our ACA 12 Step Workbook. It requires those in attendance to listen to the material with an open mind and an open heart and in good faith with a desire to learn about ACA recovery. Ready Set GO!! can be taken over and over again to get more out of it. Requests will be made for Sharing Partners for the 4 weeks.

It is suggested that Interested members can go to www.westgreatlakesaca.org to print out the 101 page pdf of the script and the handouts of the Ready Set GO!! material. Go to: Global ACA News and click: Ready Set GO!! Print this out in a single sheet format and bring this material to all the meetings. If you cannot print this material you are still welcome to join the meeting for listening, sharing and connecting with other adult children. Just following along with your computer would be just fine.

It is suggested members commit to attending the 4 consecutive meetings in a row to cover all 12 steps. Our agenda includes: Week 1—The Overview, Steps 1, 2 and 3. Week 2—Steps 4 and 5, Week 3—Steps 6, 7, 8 and 9, Week 4—Steps 10, 11 and 12.

The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup website www.westgreatlakesaca.org will have all information for Ready Set GO!! Any questions contact Toni at acatoni5617@comcast.net

Download the flyer to share with your meeting.