Category Archives: ACA – Chicagoland and Southeast Wisconsin

Write a Share for Ready Set Go (by 12/1)

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

6th Annual Fall Conference (10/21)

IMPORTANT:  It is important know how many people will be attending our 6th Annual ACA Event.  It affects the seating and ordering of the food and beverages for the day.
Your RSVP is needed by October 13th.
Download the Flyer here.
What:  West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup is reaching out to all Adult Children to attend this very special occasion.  Consider attending the Midwest’s biggest event in of the year.
When: Saturday, October 21, – (8:30am to 3:30pm)
Where:  Barrington United Methodist Church, 98 Algonquin Road, Barrington, IL
At the corner of Route 59 & Algonquin Road (NOT Willow Creek Church) 
What’s Happening:
  • Marcia J. –  WSO Board member, Davenport, IA,  Topic: “Reparenting”
  • Dave L. – Local Therapist,  Topic: “Growing Beyond Trauma”
  • Mary Jo L. – WSO Chair,  Topic: “Crosstalk Workshop – Part B”
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffle
  • Lunch Provided
  • Games
  • Election of Officers & Trustees
  • ACA Fellowship
Who’s invited:  Family, Significant Others, Friends, Co-Workers, Other 12 Step group members are welcome. 

Suggested contribution is $20 at the door.  Exact change would be appreciated.

Attachments area

Walk and Talk 10/28 – Arlington Heights

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

Lunch:
Afterwards, we’ll gather for lunchat Artistic Cuisine Restaurant
16 South Bothwell St.
Palatine, IL
(847) 934-0400

Download the Flyer for all information and map.

Next Ready Set Go!! Phone Meetings start 10/2

Ready Set GO!!

ACA WSO Registered Telephone Meetings
TEL 0310
Sponsored By: The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup IG# 70
www.westgreatlakesaca.org

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
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 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 acatoni5617@comcast.net

Annual Fall Conference – 10/21 (Update)

Join Us!

Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Download the Annual Conference Flyer

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

Who’s Invited:
• 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.

Why:
3 Great Speakers + ACA fellowship

Where:
Barrington United Methodist Church
98 Algonquin Road, Barrington, IL
At the corner of Route 59 & Algonquin Road
(Note: this is not Willow Creek Church)

Volunteers Needed:

  • Set up tables / chairs / literature
  • Greeters
  • Cooking and serving
  • Clean-up

Let Kathleen A. know how you can help @ 847-946-0170

 

New Meeting – Wilmette (Mondays, 6:00)

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: aca.wilmette@gmail.com

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

NEW DATES: Ready, Set Go (7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5) Phone Only

Ready Set GO!!
Telephone Meeting (note: Face to face meeting is cancelled)

Due to technical difficulties the dates for Ready Set GO!! have changed. New dates are Saturdays July 15, 22, 29 and Aug 5. The face to face meeting is being removed to accommodate the telephone meeting. The time will be 12 noon to 1:30 Central Time. Please use the telephone number and code as indicated on the flyer. Sorry for any inconvenience this change  has caused. Any questions please contact Toni at acatoni5617@comcast.net

Face to Face Meeting at
Adventist La Grange Hospital
5101 Willow Springs Rd, Room A
La Grange, IL 60525

Telephone Meeting
Dial 1-712-770-8031 Code: 316354

Saturdays, July 15, 22 and 29, and August 5, 2017
12:00 noon-1:30 pm Central Time 

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. The choice when to do the ACA 12 Step
Workbook would be when they feel 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 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.

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