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Walk & Talk – July 2016

Connect with other ACAs from the area while enjoying a walk through the scenic Danada Forest Preserve.

WHEN: Sunday, July 31st at 9:00 am

WHERE: 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL (Map)

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You are also invited to join the group for a breakfast after the walk at the Butterfield Pancake House in Wheaton.

Not able to make it?  Consider attending a future Walk & Talk event. Download the 2016 Walk & Talk schedule or contact Kathleen A at (847) 946-0170 for more information.

Summer Potluck & Pic-Nic – July 2016

The Northeast Wisconsin ACA Intergroup cordially invites the ACA Fellowship to “Not a Bummer Summer Picnic.”

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This is a wonderful opportunity to practice the 7th ACA Promise: “We will learn how to play and have fun in our lives.”

WHEN: Saturday, July 23rd, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

WHERE: St. Andrews Church, 1100 E Murdock Ave, Oshkosh, WI (Map)

Consider bringing:

  • Dish to pass
  • Lawn chairs
  • Games, balls, baseball mitts, etc.

Attempts at playing, getting messy, relaxing and loafing around will be rewarded with three snaps in Z formation, gold stars, fist pumps and high fives!

Download a flyer for this event.

Ready Set GO!! Meetings – June 2016

Sponsored By: West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup

Ready Set GO is for taking the ACA 12 Steps in 4 one and half hour sessions. We will not be working the Steps. We will be taking the Steps. In taking the Steps using Ready Set GO, we hope to “keep it simple” releasing some anxiety and fearfulness going into working our 12 Step Workbook later. The recovering and discovering progresses with taking and then working these Steps together. The material is taken from our Big Red Book and our 12 Step Workbook. Some modified worksheets, and some new worksheets will be introduced to generate practical use in Ready Set GO!!

Ready Set GO is for the newcomer and the old timer. It requires those in attendance to listen to the material with an open mind and an open heart and in good faith.

WHERE: Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
Dixon Education Auditorium
(First Floor, Room A)
5101 S Willow Springs Rd (Map)
La Grange, IL 60525

WHEN: 4 Saturdays from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
June 4: Overview, Steps 1, 2, & 3
June 11: Steps 4 & 5
June 18: Steps 6, 7, 8, & 9
June 25: Steps 10, 11, & 12

We will be using the Ready Set GO!! material. You must download the script and handouts and bring a printed copy to the meetings. (Note: The document is formatted to print out as single sheets only.)

Spread the word! Download the June 2016 meetings flyer for distribution at your ACA meeting. Questions? Call Toni at 630-769-1314.

Walk & Talk – June 2016

Connect with other ACAs from the area while enjoying a walk through the scenic Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve.

WHEN: Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 9:00 am

WHERE: Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve – 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, IL (Map)

(Off of Waukegan Road, Route 43, north of Route 60 & south of Route 176)

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You are also invited to join the group for a breakfast after the walk at the Egg Harbor Cafe in Lake Forest.

Not able to make it?  Consider attending a future Walk & Talk event. Download the 2016 Walk & Talk schedule or contact Kathleen A at (847) 946-0170 for more information.

Announcing 20% Discount on Literature Orders

West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup is excited to announce the opening of the Serenity Bookstore!

Serenity Bookstore provides meetings a substantial discount on ACA literature and materials, making it easier and more affordable to spread the ACA message, support meetings and the fellowship. When meetings order ACA literature and materials through Serenity Bookstore, they receive a 20% discount off the entire order and pay no additional shipping charges! This discount is offered four times per year (quarterly), and is available only through West Great Lakes Intergroup, not to individual meetings – so don’t miss this opportunity!

It’s easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Complete the Serenity Bookstore Order Form
  2. Mail the order form and payment to:

West Great Lakes Intergroup
P.O. Box 1034
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Orders must be received by June 27, 2016

3. Pick up your materials at the next quarterly Integroup meeting:

Saturday, July 16, 2016
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit
30 Riverwoods Rd
Lincolnshire, IL 60069 (Map)

Download the flyer and order form for complete details and instructions.

West Great Lakes Intergroup is thrilled to be able to support meetings with this program. We hope the fellowship will take full advantage of it!

Your humble servants,

West Great Lakes Intergroup