Category Archives: ACA – Adult Children of Alcoholics

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.

Ready, Set, GO!! Telephone Meetings – 3rd Quarter 2018

Ready Set GO!!

version 2

ACA WSO Registered Telephone Meetings
With Screen Sharing

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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
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:

 

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.

ACA Walk and Talk, Barrington, IL – June 24

Walk and Talk, Barrington – Sunday, June 24, 9:00am
Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve, 24205 West Cuba Road, Barrington, IL
(Cuba Road & NW Highway)

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 water.

Lunch:
Frantonio’s Italian Deli and Café, 421 N. Northwest Highway Barrington, IL
(Located on Rt. 14 between Lake Cook Rd. and Barrington Library.)

Click the image below for a flyer to share with your group

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

Deerfield ACA 30th Anniversary Celebration

Deerfield Adult Children of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families

30-Year Anniversary

We invite you to celebrate with us on

Saturday, September 8, 2018

8:30 AM–1:30 PM

St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, Deerfield Rd. at Wilmot Ave.

Deerfield, IL 60015

Open Meeting followed by Fellowship and Food

Al E. will give a lead

“Forty Years in Recovery: What’s It Like?”

Click Here for a Flyer to share with your group

ACA Walk and Talk – Wheaton, IL – May 27

Join us for the second Walk and Talk of 2018
Danada Forest Preserve
Wheaton, IL

Sunday, May 27, 2018
9:00 AM

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 water. All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are welcome to join us for this 2nd Walk and Talk of 2018

Danada Forest Preserve
3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL.
(West side of Naperville Road, south of Butterfield Road (56))

After our walk we will join together for Lunch at the Verdict Restaurant in Wheaton.

Please share this flyer with your ACA Group.

For a complete least of Walk and Talk events for 2018 click here.

Ready, Set, Go – One Day – Green Bay – June 2nd

The Green Bay ACA groups are presenting a wonderful opportunity to work the “ACA 12 steps” and “Loving Parent / Inner Child Non Dominant Hand Writing” workshop on June 2nd starting at 9:00. (See Attached flyer for details)

Where: Crossroads Community Church, 520 S. Oakland St, Green Bay WI 54303
When: Saturday, June 2nd from 9am to 4:30pm
RSVP by May 21 to: readysetgogb@gmail.com

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 Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Program scripts available for $10 or you can download and print your copy here.
This literature is not ACA WSO conference-approved literature. It is solely the product of the ACA group that created it. The ACA WSO is not responsible for and has no opinion about the content of this document

Download a flyer here.

First Walk and Talk for 2018 – Lake Zurich – April 29th

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. – Wallace Stephens

WALK AND TALK – Lake Zurich, April 29th, SATURDAY 9:00AM

All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are welcome to join us for this 1st Walk and Talk of 2018

This is an open event

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 1.5 mile, and we’ll supply water.

Heron Creek Forest Preserve
22890 N. Old McHenry Rd. Lake Zurich, IL.
(South on Route 22, enter off of Old McHenry Road)

All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are welcome to join us for this 1st Walk and Talk of 2018.

Let’s get together to share our hearts and soles (get it?)

Afterwards we’ll gather for LUNCH at the Egg Shell Restaurant, 596 W. IL Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL. 847-719-EGGS

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

For additional information please download the flyer below

For a complete list of 2018 Walk and Talk Events click here.