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Ready Set GO!! Sessions for May and June 2022

New Ready Set GO!! sessions are beginning in May, a morning and an afternoon session.

Information about these sessions can be found at the links below.

ACA Ready Set GO!! is an introduction for ACA newcomers to gain clarity and
understanding while becoming acquainted with the ACA program, the ACA 12
Steps and the Inner Child in 6 weeks. RSG also supports the experienced
member. Ready Set GO!! prepares members for when they will feel ready to
go through the ACA 12 Step Workbook.

Ready Set GO!! Sessions for March and April 2022

New Ready Set GO!! sessions are beginning at the end of March, a morning and an afternoon session.

Information about these sessions can be found on the ACA World Service Organization calendar at the links below.

ACA Ready Set GO!! is an introduction for ACA newcomers to gain clarity and
understanding while becoming acquainted with the ACA program, the ACA 12
Steps and the Inner Child in 6 weeks. RSG also supports the experienced
member. Ready Set GO!! prepares members for when they will feel ready to
go through the ACA 12 Step Workbook.

West Great Lakes IG Annual Conference Planning Committee

Hello Fellow Travelers 

It’s that time again…to start planning for another fabulous West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup Conference in October of 2022.  Our first planning meeting will be on Sunday, March 13 at 3:00 PM CST via Zoom. We will be sending out more info including the Zoom ID and Password in  early March. We are planning to do a hybrid conference…Live in Deerfield Illinois …”Higher Power willin’ and the Covid don’t rise!” With Zoom capacity for those unable to attend in person.


Please join us the second Sunday afternoon in March to help with planning.

Please send an email to liz.n@wglaca.org if you are interested so you will be notified when the zoom link for the planning committee meeting is available.

From Brokenness to Healing In-Person Retreat

Discount Price extended through 3/6

Join us in retreat for “From Brokenness to Healing on the weekend of April 8-10 at Lutherdale Conference Center in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

We will start on Friday night at 6:00 PM with Pizza (you can come as early as 4 PM) and stay until noon on Sunday.

Program, Food and Lodging for the whole weekend will be $250 (with $10 extra for special dietary needs). If you register by March 6, we’ll take $25 off the price for early registration. We’ve only got room for about 40 people so get those registrations in!

For those who can’t make the whole weekend there is a Saturday only option including Food (lunch and dinner) and program. This is $50 with a $4 extra for special dietary requests.

Retreats are a wonderful way of adding to one’s own journey in personal recovery! The ability to take a weekend for self reflection, learning, laughter, tears, fellowship, and peace is a blessing that we give to ourselves! Please come for the weekend or even for Saturday!

Matt W from North Barrington, and Ellie W and Lolo from Libertyville will be our facilitators.

More information is at the new Retreats committee website at https://retreats.wglaca.org and on the Retreat Flyer (see below).

To register or to give a 7th Tradition donation to help support scholarships go to https://registration.wglaca.org.

WGLACA-April-2022-in-person-retreat-flyer

Download the Flyer

January 2022 West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup Business Meeting

The next West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup business meeting will be on January 22 at 1PM. We will be holding a Hybrid meeting this month in-person at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 30 Riverwoods Rd, Lincolnshire, IL 60069 and virtually using Zoom. Any ACA in our area is welcome to join us and particularly each group’s Intergroup Representative has voice and vote. Join us in person or virtually so your group will be represented and to help us grow recovery in our area. If you are your group’s Rep or Contact person you should have already received an email with details and material otherwise please drop a note to secretary@wglaca.org requesting the information and you will receive the connection information by return email.

For additional information on the Intergroup business meetings for 2022 please refer to the document at: https://westgreatlakesaca.org/about/2022-intergroup-meeting-schedule/

ACA Traditions Workshop starting January 22

Join us this Saturday January 22, 2022 at 11:00am Central Time for a brand new WSO workshop experience.
Zoom access: Meeting ID: 871 4722 3058
Passcode: Traditions

For more information please refer to the WSO Website at:
https://acawso.org/calendar/tradition-one-workshop/
Thanks to the Adult Children of Alcoholics Toronto Fellowship for this opportunity

2022 ACA Business Conference Ballot Proposals Ready for Review

Town Hall Workshops To Aid Discussion in January

At the end of last year a request for proposals went out to ACA members. If enough groups agree these proposals will be brought to the floor at the upcoming Annual Business Conference for discussion. The proposals that were received are ready for our review.

Each ACA meeting has an opportunity to review the proposals and decide if they warrant coming to the floor of the Business Conference for discussion and a vote. The Board and appropriate committees have reviewed these proposals and added their analysis.

To help each meeting with their deliberations two workshops have been scheduled in order to hear more information from the proposers and for members to ask questions. The meetings will be held using Zoom on Saturday, January 22nd, 8PM Central and Sunday, January 30th, 9am Central. If you are unable to attend they will be recorded and made available at a later date

Voting will begin in February and instructions on how to submit your group’s consensus will be made available at that time.

The Proposals can be downloaded in three different languages and information about the Workshops can be found on the Ballot Prep page here: https://acawso.org/category/ballot-prep/

The announcement telling of the availablity of proposals and some general information can be found here: https://acawso.org/2022/01/08/2022-ballot-proposals-released-for-review/

Spring 2022 Ready Set GO!! Sessions Beginning in January

New opportunities to participate in Ready Set GO!! have been scheduled for this spring. See below for a list of those sessions and links to the flyers for posting at your group meetings and for more information.

ACA Ready Set GO!! is an introduction for ACA newcomers to gain clarity and understanding while becoming acquainted with the ACA program, the ACA 12 Steps and the Inner Child in 6 weeks. RSG also supports the experienced member. Ready Set GO!! prepares members for when they will feel ready to go through the ACA 12 Step Workbook.

The Traveler for January 2022 has been published

The Traveler for January 2022 has been published. You can read this month’s edition by clicking on the image above. If you would like to have The Traveler as well as some of the other email publications from the ACA World Service Organization delivered directly to your email inbox you can create or modify your subscription here: https://adultchildren.org/newsletter/