The Ready Set Go program is collecting shares for its expanded program.
See the flyers below for full information:
We invite you to share your experience, strength and hope a bout how RSG has worked in your ACA recovery in 400 words or less.
Make up your own topic or use these suggested topics:
- Experiencing the ACA 12 Steps with RSG Meetings
- A Lifelong Journe
- Bridging the Gap of Devastation and Turmoil
- Leaving Fear and Anxiety Behind Us
- Seeking to be Happy, Joyous and Free
- Reaching the Goal of Freedom from the Past!!
- How RSG has Worked in My Recovery in ACA
Please, include your first name, if you like,
and the date you wrote your share with your titled share.
Send your share and signed release form to Toni
Deadline Dec. 1, 2017
Flyer: Suggested Topics
RSG Copyright Release Form
Join us for the last walk and talk of 2017
Saturday, October 28 @ 12:00 pm
Lake Arlington Pond
2201 N. Windsor Drive
Arlington Heights, IL
Afterwards, we’ll gather for lunchat Artistic Cuisine Restaurant
16 South Bothwell St.
Download the Flyer for all information and map.
Ready, Set, Go
Explore and take the ACA 12 Steps in One Day!
Sept 30th Ready Set Go Flyer
Fitchburg Serenity Club
6048 McKee Road
Fitchburg, WI 53719
Saturday, September 30th
9:00 AM until 4:00 pm
Ready Set GO!!
ACA WSO Registered Telephone Meetings
Sponsored By: The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup IG# 70
Dial 1-712-770-8031 Code: 316354
7:00 pm-8:30 pm Central Time
Four consecutive meetings on Mondays for each session
- Session 1: Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017
- Session 2: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018
- Session 3: March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018
Download the Ready, Set Go!! Flyer
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
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 download and print out the 101 page pdf of the script and the handouts of the Ready Set GO!! material. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
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The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup Fall Conference is an exciting opportunity to hear 3 great speakers and enjoy ACA fellowship.
New! Great Speakers, Knowledge and FUN:
- Marcia J., newly elected Trustee for Davenport, Iowa
- Dave L., Therapist
- MaryJo L., Crosstalk Workshop Part B
• ACA Members from Chicagoland, SE Wisconsin + NW Indiana
• Family, Significant Others, Friends, Co-workers
• Members of other 12 Step groups
We welcome ACA Members and friends from Chicagoland, southeast Wisconsin and northwest Indiana.
3 Great Speakers + ACA fellowship
Barrington United Methodist Church
98 Algonquin Road, Barrington, IL
At the corner of Route 59 & Algonquin Road
(Note: this is not Willow Creek Church)
- Set up tables / chairs / literature
- Cooking and serving
Let Kathleen A. know how you can help @ 847-946-0170
How ACA Walk and Talks work:
1. Add these dates to your calendar
2. We gather at the chosen location and find a path to walk
3. We walk and talk for an hour to an hour and one-half
4. Lunch (optional) follows at a local restaurant.
Please RSVP to Kathleen A. at 847-946-0170
We will provide cold water!
Share the word about these Walk + Talks with other ACA’s!!!
Walk and Talk Locations & Dates
- Lake Forest, IL – Saturday, April 29, 12:00PM
Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve, 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, IL.
(Off of Waukegan Road (43), North of Route 60 + South of Route 176)
Lunch: Egg Harbor Café – 512 North Western Avenue, Lake Forest, IL 847-295-3449
- Darien, IL – Saturday, May 27, 12:00PM
Water Fall Glen Forest Preserve – Intersection of Cass & Northgate Roads, Darien, IL.
Lunch: Portillo’s – 7195 Kingery Hwy (Route 83), Willowbrook, IL 630-789-0909
- Barrington – Saturday, June 24, 12:00PM
Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve, 24205 West Cuba Road, Barrington, IL
(Cuba Road & NW Highway)
Lunch: Frantonio’s Italian Deli and Café, 421 N. Northwest Highway Barrington, IL
(Located on Rt. 14 between Lake Cook Rd. and Barrington Library.) 847-382-2997
- Wheaton – Saturday, July 29, 12:00PM
Danada Forest Preserve, 3s580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL.
(West Side of Naperville Rd., south of Butterfield Rd (56))
Lunch: Verdict Restaurant – 600 County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 630-871-0699
- Chicago, Montrose Harbor – Saturday, August 26, 12:00PM
Cricket Hill Area, 660 W. Montrose Dr., Chicago, IL.
(Off Lake Shore Drive between W. Wilson Dr. & W. Montrose Ave)
Lunch: Golden Pancake House, 4744 N Broadway, Chicago, IL.
(Between Leland Ave & Clifton Ave. ) 773-334-0406
- Lake Zurich – Saturday, September 30, 12:00PM
Heron Creek Forest Preserve – 22890 N. Old McHenry Road, Lake Zurich, IL.
(South on Route #22, enter off Old McHenry Rd)
Lunch: Egg Shell Restaurant – 596 W. IL Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL 847-719-EGGS
- Arlington Heights – Saturday, October 28, 12:00PM
Lake Arlington Pond, 2201 Windsor, Arlington Heights, IL
Lunch: Artistic Cuisine – 16 South Bothwell Street, Palatine, IL 847-934-0400
Download the Flyer
List of 2017 ACA Walk and Talks
Saturday, August 26 @ 12:00 pm
Download the Flyer
We’ll meet at 12:00pm and start walking at 12:15pm. Look for breadcrumbs if you arrive late. We normally walk for 1 or 11/2 mile, and we’ll supply water.
Montrose Harbor, Cricket Hill Area
660 W. Montrose Dr., Chicago, IL.
(Off Lake Shore Drive between W. Wilson Dr. + W. Montrose Ave.)
All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are
welcome to join us for this 5th Walk and Talk of 2017
Afterwards we’ll gather for LUNCH at the Golden Pancake House,
4744 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL. 773-334-0406
Please RSVP to Kathleen A. at 847-946-0170 Thanks!
You’re invited to the 2017 ACA Fellowship Picnic.
Family and Friends are Welcome!
Download Flyer: 2017 ACA 2nd Fellowship Picnic Flier
Speaker: Joshua S.
Date: Sunday, August 20
Time: 11:30 to 2:30 pm
Location: Minnehaha Park, Wabun picnic area (Shelter B)
4801 S Minnehaha Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Join us at the second annual Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) Fellowship picnic,
open to ACA members and their family and friends, as well as people from other 12
Joshua S. — the second presenter in our Speaker Series—will share his experience
and insights on the hopeful promise of the ACA journey in a talk entitled “Emotional
Sobriety & Finding Your True Self”.
- burgers and veggie burgers, buns, iced tea and water will be provided (along
with plates, utensils and condiments).
- bring something to share if you can
- relax, chat, meet new people
- play frisbee golf or other silly games if you want — win door prizes, too
- most of all enjoy yourself and help us connect our wider ACA community!
Light refreshments will be served.
Questions? Call 763-574-0903 or email email@example.com
Hosted by MN ACA Intergroup. Visit our website at www.adultchildrenmn.com.
Join us at:
St. John’s Lutheran Church (2nd floor)
1235 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL.
Every Monday Night from 6 – 7:00 pm
For more information, please contact Leslie L. at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This group is open to all and uses a discussion format based on the ACA fellowship book.
All meetings are confidential and the strictest guidelines of anonymity are upheld.
Download the Meeting Flyer