West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup

Chicagoland, SE Wisconsin, NW Indiana

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families

Global Reach

Started the day today first by listening to how ACA was introduced and is growing in Israel, India and South Africa. Then listened in on a meeting of ACA from the German Speaking Region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). Now moving on to new literature including the Loving Parent Guide book and Getting Started. Also, there […]

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A reflection on the ABC before we begin the AWC

Business meetings are normally pretty cut and dried. I rarely expect to be moved by a business meeting but I was moved by the truly global reach of our fellowship, particularly when we seem to relish in chopping us up into many different us and thems. While it sounds like this is a normal part […]

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Preparing for the AWC on Saturday – Sunday

The schedule has been posted for the Virtual ACA World Convention (AWC). It looks like there will be some very interesting talks. Conducting a virtual meeting like this offers some opportunities that we wouldn’t have available to us in a physical space. For one, the schedule which you can find here shows that this is […]

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Friday Morning – Service Discussion

We started the day discussing the opportunity of Service, particularly as part of the work of the WSO. Many of the committee heads discussed the work of their committees and how people might serve. Additionally the Service Network Committee discussed their work on a new Service Manual. This is the difficult material at the end […]

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Yesterday afternoon we discussed the proposals that met the threshold for discussion at the ABC. We brought proposals 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 13 to the floor for discussion. To map the numbers to proposal language please refer to the proposals document that has been previously uploaded. This will be updated as motions […]

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Listening to Reports

For most business meetings I’ve been to the reading of reports is usually akin to pulling teeth, please make it stop! Instead this is more of drinking from a fire hose. When I sit around the table for my meeting I mostly have no idea of the system that surrounds me and supports my recovery. […]

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The 2020 ACA ABC has started

There are 160 registered delegates this year. This is the largest ABC ever. In case you didn’t know, because of COVID-19 the ACA and AWC is being conducted virtually this year. Apparently reducing the cost of attending (and since everyone is home!) has enabled more participation than usual. My recollection of previous reports from the […]

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Delegate Orientation

Wow! I’ve been drinking from a firehose. The Delegate binder was released this week. My original plan was to print out a copy and put it in a binder that I could refer to and make notes on during the ABC. I may be a technology guy but there are still some things that I’m […]

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Thus it begins…

I am Jeff F, Corresponding Secretary for the West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup (WGLACA) and the 2020 WGLACA Representative to the ACA Annual Business Conference and ACA World Convention. Today, I’ve officially registered for this event, to be held in Boca Raton, Florida, from April 23-26. This is the Annual Meeting for ACAs worldwide. The […]

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