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The 6-Minute Coffeehouse: Express Your True Self

The ACAs in Fitchburg are offering an opportunity to strut your stuff, express your true self, let your child out to play, show off your talent, or lack thereof in a series of 6 minute acts on December 14 from 7 – 9:30 pm, in the Ballroom at the Fitchburg, Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Road, Fitchburg, WI.

Bring your 6-minute act, anything at all, comedy, singing, show-and-tell, improv, gymnastics, baton twirling, anything at all, you name it, let your child through,  and/or, you can come and cheer on the performers. 

Bring snacks to share and wear a crazy holiday sweater if you dare!

Details

Event:
The 6-Minute Coffeehouse: Express Your True Self

Date:
December 14, 2018

Time:
7 – 9:30 pm

Location:
The Ballroom at the Fitchburg, Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Road, Fitchburg, WI

More Information:
Bring Snacks to share. Wear your crazy holiday sweater, and bring your act. Click on the flyer below for more info. Share the flyer with your group!

Flyer:

Ready Set GO!! – December – LaGrange and Telephone

Ready Set GO!!

Version 2
Sponsored By: The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup IL#70

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
Four Face to Face Closed RSG Meetings
Saturdays December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018
12noon-2:00pm Central Time
1:30pm-2:00pm, Fellowship, Sharing Partner Signup,
Email/Phone Exchange, Q & A
Special Week 5 Dec 29th RSG Inner Child Workshop
“Awakening My Little One”
Email Toni at acatoni5617@comcast.net for material

Also available as a telephone meeting for your convenience
Dial-in number (US): (712) 451-0695
Access code: 177289#
International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/acatoni5617
Online meeting ID: acatoni5617
For 24/7 Customer Care, call (844) 844-1322

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 to volunteer to be a Sharing Partners for the 4 weeks. (NEW: Week 5 RSG Inner Child Workshop)

Go to westgreatlakesaca.org to print the material for the meetings only print pages 25 through 107 for the RSG meetings. If you have no computer and cannot view the material you may be OK just listening. When the material is no longer available on the West Great Lakes ACA IG website just email Toni at acatoni5617@comcast.net and you will receive the link with the material. Browse through the other parts of RSG. Feel free to send comments to litstaff@adultchildren.org

Details

Event:
Ready Set GO!! 4 weeks face to face and telephone meetings
New: Week 5 RSG Inner Child Workshop

Date:
December 1,8,15,22,29 2018

Time:
12noon-2:00pm Central Time
1:30pm-2:00pm, Fellowship, Sharing Partner Signup,
Email/Phone Exchange, Q & A

Location:
Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
Building #1-Left of information desk
5101 S. Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL 60525 (map)

Print the flyer below for directions.

More Information:
Dixon Auditorium Center
First Floor, Room A
or
See above for telephone call-in details.
Contact:
acatoni5617@comcast.net

Flyer:

Walk & Talk – October 2016

Connect with other ACAs from the area while enjoying a walk around Lake Arlington.

WHEN: Sunday, October 30 at 9:00 am

WHERE: Lake Arlington, 2201 N Windsor Dr, Arlington Heights, IL (Map)

Lake Arlington

You are also invited to join the group for breakfast after the walk at the Honey Berry Cafe in Arlington Heights.

Questions?  Contact Kathleen A at (847) 946-0170 for more information.

Walk & Talk – September 2016

Connect with other ACAs from the area while enjoying a walk through the scenic Heron Creek Forest Preserve.

WHEN: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 9:00 am

WHERE: Heron Creek Forest Preserve, West IL Route 22 at Old McHenry Rd in Lake Zurich 
(South of Route 22, enter off of Old McHenry Road) (Map / Event Flyer)

Heron Creek
You are also invited to join the group for a breakfast after the walk at the EggShells Restaurant in Lake Zurich.

Please RSVP to Kathleen A at (847) 946-0170. We will provide cold water! Not able to make it?  Consider attending a future Walk & Talk event. Download the 2016 Walk & Talk schedule.

Last Call for 2016 Serenity Bookstore Orders

Summer is on the way out and Fall is soon to follow. With it comes the last Serenity Bookstore of 2016 – a great opportunity to order ACA literature and materials at significant savings.

Serenity Bookstore provides meetings a substantial discount on ACA literature and materials, making it easier and more affordable to spread the ACA message, support meetings and the fellowship. When meetings order ACA literature and materials through Serenity Bookstore, they receive a 20% discount off the entire order and pay no additional shipping charges! This discount is offered four times per year (quarterly), and is available only through West Great Lakes Intergroup, not to individual meetings. The next bookstore won’t happen until January 2017 so don’t miss this opportunity!

Placing an order is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Complete the Serenity Bookstore Order Form
  2. Mail the order form and payment to:

West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup
P.O. Box 1034
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Orders must be received by September 23, 2016

3. Pick up your materials at the West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup 5th Annual Fall Conference:

Saturday, October 15, 2016
3:30 – 4:00 pm
Barrington United Methodist Church
98 Algonquin Road
Barrington, IL 60010 (Map)

Download the flyer and order form for complete details and instructions.

West Great Lakes Intergroup is thrilled to be able to support meetings with this program. We hope the fellowship will take full advantage of it!

Your humble servants,

West Great Lakes Intergroup

Ready Set GO!! Meetings – September/October 2016

Sponsored By: West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup

Ready Set GO!! Meetings are for taking the ACA 12 Steps in 4 one and half hour meetings. We will not be working the Steps. We will be taking the Steps. In taking the Steps using Ready Set GO!! material, we hope to “keep it simple” releasing some anxiety and fearfulness going into working our 12 Step Workbook later. The recovering and discovering progresses with taking steps by using a structured format over a four-week period and then working these Steps together. The material is taken from our Big Red Book and our ACA 12 Step Workbook. Some modified worksheets, and some new worksheets will be introduced to generate practical use in Ready Set GO!! This is an ACA closed meeting.

Ready Set GO!! is for the newcomer and the old timer. 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.

WHERE: Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
Dixon Education Auditorium
(First Floor, Room A)
5101 S Willow Springs Rd (Map)
La Grange, IL 60525

WHEN: 4 Saturdays from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
September 10: Overview, Steps 1, 2, & 3
September 17: Steps 4 & 5
September 24: Steps 6, 7, 8, & 9
October 1: Steps 10, 11, & 12

**Now offering a teleconference call for those who are not able to attend the face to face meeting. Dial 1.712.770.8031, enter Code 316354, announce yourself by your first name only. **

We will be using the Ready Set GO!! material. You must download the script and handouts and bring a printed copy to the meetings. (Note: The document is formatted to print out as single sheets only.)

Spread the word! Download the September/October 2016 meetings flyer for distribution at your ACA meeting. Questions? Call Toni at 630-769-1314.

Walk & Talk – August 2016

Connect with other ACAs from the area while enjoying a walk through the scenic Montrose Harbor.

WHEN: Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 am

WHERE: Montrose Harbor & Cricket Hill Area, Montrose Chicago, IL (Map)

(Off Lake Shore Drive between W. Wilson Drive + W. Montrose Ave.)

Montrose Harbor

You are also invited to join the group for a breakfast after the walk at the Golden Pancake House in Chicago.

Not able to make it?  Consider attending a future Walk & Talk event. Download the 2016 Walk & Talk schedule or contact Kathleen A at (847) 946-0170 for more information.