Category Archives: 2018 ACA Events

Welcome
Welcome to the list of 2018 ACA Events. The West Great Lakes Intergroup sponsors most of these events. A few of these events are not sponsored by the Intergroup. We think they may be of interest to ACA fellow travelers.

Please Attend!
We encourage you to consider attending an event. Get more information about the event by emailing the webmaster at webmaster@westgreatlakesaca.org. We will forward your message to the appropriate person. That person will follow up with you regarding your question.

Length of Posting
We will leave these events posted on the West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup web site for the remainder of 2018 and all of 2019. We will do this so that fellow travelers can see the number and kind of events sponsored by the West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup and the meetings that are affiliated with it.

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 and 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:

One Day Ready, Set, Go and Non Dominant Handwriting in Fitchburg – December 1st

The Fitchburg ACA groups are presenting a wonderful opportunity to work the “ACA 12 steps” and “Loving Parent / Inner Child Non Dominant Hand Writing” workshop on July 21st starting at 9:00. (See Attached flyer below for details)

Where: Fitchburg Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Road, Fitchburg WI 53719 When: Saturday, December 1st from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Ready, Set, GO!! program is an orientation/introduction for those who wish to take the ACA Twelve Steps and learn about becoming your own Loving Parent. The material that forms the script is taken from our Big Red Book and our ACA 12 Step workbook.

This program is useful for:

  • Newcomers
  • Old Timers needing a refresher course with the ACA 12 steps & “Loving Parent” Those interested in getting an idea of the ACA 12 Steps before doing the workbook. Opportunity for “Fellow Travelers” to go though the steps with others in atmosphere of mutual respect. * Celebrate the growing ACA community across Chicagoland, Wisconsin, Midwest Region and beyond….

Come celebrate “ACA Unity and Fellowship” with us in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

Details

Event:
One Day Ready, Set, Go and Non Dominant Handwriting
Date:
December 1, 2018
Time:
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location:
Fitchburg Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Road, Fitchburg WI 53719 (map)
More Information:
Upstairs in the Ballroom. Lunch will be provided.
Contact:
webmaster@westgreatlakesaca.org
Flyer:

2019 Spring Retreat – Life’s Relationships – Part 2 – Tools

SPRING Bi-Annual ACA Retreat

THE STEPS WE TAKE TOWARD A BETTER LIFE

“LIFE’S RELATIONSHIPS”

PART 2 – TOOLS

A weekend of reflection, renewal and fellowship

March 1, 2 & 3, 2019

Join us for a time of retreat to a place of recovery and explore ACA in the spirit of the traditions.
We will focus on how to achieve emotional sobriety in all of Life’s Relationships. We will discuss the following topics: boundaries, recognizing feelings, the authentic self and forgiveness. The goal is to learn from each other the tools to help create fulfilling relationships with our spouse, partner, family, friends, co-workers, etc.
Welcome to the 5th Northern IL ACA Retreat. The format includes 5 meetings: 1 Friday evening, 3 Saturday, 1 Sunday with a focus on tools and positive takeaways. All meeting topics will be taken from the Big Red Book, presented in the form of a lead given by a preselected attendee, followed by breakout groups for discussion.
There will also be time available for optional walk & talks, fellowship, journaling overlooking the lake, or reading in the quiet of your own private room or one of the beautiful meeting spaces.
Please join us for this special weekend at Benet Lake to grow in your personal recovery journey!

Please print out the flyer for additional information and for the registration form.

Details

Event:
Bi-Annual ACA Spring Retreat – Life’s Relationships – Part 2 – Tools

Date:
March 1, 2 & 3, 2019

Time:
Friday at 6PM through Sunday at Noon

Location:
Benet Lake Retreat Center, 12605 224th Avenue, Benet Lake, WI 53102 (map)

More Information:
If weekend fee of $195 is paid before 2/22/2019 it is refundable. Please refer to the flyer for more information and registration form.

Contact:
Bob S, 847-8000-3137

Flyer:

ACA Walk and Talk – Arlington Heights, IL – October 28

All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are
welcome to join us for this 7th and final Walk and Talk of 2018

ACA Walk and Talk – Arlington Heights, IL – October 28, 9am

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 11/2 mile, and we’ll supply water.

Lake Arlington Pond
2201 N. Windsor Drive, Arlington Heights IL.

Afterwards we’ll gather for LUNCH at Artistic Cuisine Restaurant,
16 South Bothwell St. Palatine, IL. 847-934-0400
(one short block west of Plum Grove Road, off Palatine Road in strip mall)

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

Click below for a flyer to share with your group

You aren’t broken, only lied to: How the laundry List points you to healing

John D, who will be speaking at the Annual Conference on Saturday, Oct, 20th, will be speaking at the Fitchburg Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Rd, Fitchburg, WI from 6-9 PM on Friday, Oct 19th.

What’s Happening:

  • John D. – North Carolina – 2017 & 2018 AWC Speaker
    • You aren’t broken, only lied to.  How the laundry list points you to healing

When:  Friday, October 19th – (6:00pm to 9:00pm)

Where:  Fitchburg Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53719

Who’s invited:  World Wide Fellowship, Family, Significant Others, Friends, Co-Workers, Other 12 Step group members are welcome.

Click here for a flyer to share with your group.

Hug Etiquette

Our own Doug P. has submitted an article to the WSO as part of a series or articles Addressing Predatory Behavior. In the interest of making sure our gatherings are safe places for all the Adult Children in the room Doug has some suggestions about addressing the customary way many of us hug one another at the end of our meetings and sensitivity to participants’ need for safety.

You can read Doug’s article “Hug Etiquette” here.

Ready, Set, Go Telephone Meetings – Sept, Oct 2018

Ready Set GO!!

version 2

ACA WSO Registered Telephone Meetings
With Screen Sharing

TEL 0310

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

Four consecutive meetings on Mondays for each session
7:00pm-8:30pm Central Time

8:30pm-9:00pm, Sharing Partner Signup,
Extended Sharing Time, Email/Phone Exchange, Q & A

Session 1: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 – Completed
Session 2: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2018
Session 3: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018

Dial-in number (US): (712) 451-0695
Access code: 177289#
International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/acatoni5617
Online meeting ID: acatoni5617
Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/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.

Go to westgreatlakesaca.org to get the material for the meetings. Click on RSG materials.
If you choose to join the online meeting you will not need to print out any material. RSG will be displayed on screen sharing. If you choose to printout only print pages 25 through 107 for the RSG meetings. If you have no computer and cannot view the material you will 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 all the material. Browse through the other parts of RSG. Feel free to send
comments to litstaff@adultchildren.org

For a flyer to share with your group, click below:

 

ACA Walk and Talk – Willowbrook/Darien, IL – September 30

All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are welcome to join us for this

6th Walk and Talk of 2018

ACA  Walk and Talk – Willowbrook / Darien, IL – Sunday, September 30, 9:00am

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
Enjoy being around people that will respect and treat you well.

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

Click here for a Flyer to share with your Group:
ACA Walk and Talk – Willowbrook/Darien, IL

Click here for a complete list of 2018 Walk and Talks:
http://westgreatlakesaca.org/2018-aca-walk-talks-and-lunch/

Join us for your 6-Minute Graduation in Fitchburg

Attention, Dreamers and Schemers,

The 6-Minute Graduation * will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm in the Fitchburg Serenity Club Ballroom,located at 6048 McKee Road, Fitchburg, WI 53719.

Have you ever wanted to do something over, or to be recognized for all the hard, but rewarding recovery work that you have done?

Here is your opportunity to create new, positive memories with your ACA Fellow Travelers.

Join us for an afternoon of sharing, feelings, and food as we have fun and celebrate our growth.

People who choose to participate will be given time to share. Others may choose to simply be present in the audience.

For more information or to sign up to share, please contact Jan R. at 608-219-1057.

Potluck: Please bring a dish to pass. Music and dancing. 

All are welcome.

*We time our shares at Fitchburg. Typically, 6 minutes is the maximum amount of time a person gets to share. Actual time will depend on the number of people participating.

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.