Category Archives: ACA – Adult Children of Alcoholics

Ready Set GO!! for May – June

It is not too early to plan for the May – June Session of Ready Set GO!! Whether you are a new ACA looking for an overview/introduction to the program or a seasoned veteran in need of a refresher course Ready Set GO!! is the place for you.

Please click the picture obove to download the Flyer for the event. It has details and introductory information.

The May-June session will be held on Tuesdays from May 4 – June 8 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am (CST)

Ready Set GO! is a 6 week introductory program of the ACA program, the ACA 12 Steps and an introductory Inner Child Workshop “Awakening My Little One”. It is a meeting/workshop with Q&A and sharing time giving participants opportunity to be a leader or ask questions or more clarity.

RSG runs 6 consecutive weeks:

● Week 1: Introduction, Steps 1, 2, 3
● Week 2: Steps 4, 5
● Week 3: Steps 6, 7, 8, 9
● Week 4: Steps 10, 11, 12
● Week 5: Part 1 – RSG Inner Child Workshop
● Week 6: Part 2 – RSG Inner Child Workshop

All RSG introductory meetings are registered and closed meetings. RSG has been developed especially to support newcomers while also being beneficial to the experienced member.

We direct our participants to donate the 7th tradition and have recently started including our meeting ID in our flyer. We hope that would cover our 7th Tradition.

If you are interested please send an email to Toni at acatoni5617@comcast.net and she will send you a packet of information to get you ready for the experience and the program that you will follow during the program.

The Laundry List, A Way Out – Workshop, Jan 30

John D led a workshop on the Laundry List, A Way Out on January 30, 2021 at Noon (Central Time). The presentation will be from 12:00 – 1:30 PM with comments from 1:30 – 3:00 PM. It was great way to kick start your recovery work for the new year.

Please see below for materials from that program, including video, audio, handout and the Living Intentionally booklet that John referred to during the program. Please Note: the Question and Answer session is coming soon.

This event is being sponsored by the newly minted West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup retreat committee who has been working at creating Recovery Events for our area and beyond. We thank them for their service and excitment Donations to help defray costs and help with additional opportunities during the year can be made at http://bit.ly/WGLACA0130


Please Click here for the program handout.

Please Click here for the Living Intentionally Booklet John made available after the program

The Laundry List – A Way Out – Presentation Audio
John D – The Laundry List – A Way Out – Presentation – Video
The Laundry List – A Way Out – Q & A

Inviting the World to Our 2020 Annual Conference

We are inviting the world to our 2020 Annual Conference to be held on October 17th and 18th. All the information you will need can be found here: https://westgreatlakesaca.org/2020-annual-conference-resources. As new information and resources for the event come in we will continue to update this page.

Also remember there will be opportunities for service during the event. We are looking for a number of people to co-host, monitor chat, introduce speakers, answer a few questions so the presenter and all those who are helping to make the events happen don’t have to work all day. If you are interested drop a note to secretary@wglaca.org to let us know.

Ready, Set, GO!! on a Global Scale

You are invited to take part in a set of Ready, Set, GO!! sessions that will have participants from around the globe. We have had such wonderful opportunities to work with Adult Children from around the world over the last few months and we’ve realized how powerful it is to hear stories of recovery around the world. We are not alone. Now an opportunity to walk through Ready, Set, GO!! with “Global” travelers. We are invited to join in Wednesdays, Oct 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020, at 4:00 am Central Time (after the time change it will be 3:00 AM). Please click the flyer below for more information.

6th European Annual Event

6th European Annual Event is being held virtually
Saturday 3rd October 2020
10.00-21.00 (CET – Central European Time)
Please note: this is 3:00 am – 2:00 pm Central (US) Time

  • Becoming your own Loving parent
  • Recovery in traditions and service
  • Living the steps in your life
  • Panel discussion: European Region
  • Panel discussion: Sponsorship
  • The Laundry List or similar topic
  • Closing meeting with open sharing

Please click below for the European ACA web page with additional information and for the flyer with the schedule.
https://acawsoec.org/6th-european-annual-event/

Sponsorship Workshop – Sept 19

What does sponsorship in ACA look like? Are you looking for a sponsor? Have you been asked to be a sponsor? Should you be? The San Francisco Bay Area Intergroup is presenting a Sponsorship Workshop on September 19th from 7-8 PM Eastern Time (6-7 Central). Through the “miracle” of Zoom we now have the ability to take in learning opportunities from around the world. For further information please go to the ACA WSO website at https://acawso.org/calendar/sponsorship-workshop/ for further information and connection instructions. 

The Traveler for September 2020 is now available

Please click here for a link to the current “The Traveler” Newsletter in PDF form or click the image below. 

Remember you cal always have this monthly newsletter delivered directly to your email address by updating your preferences on the ACA WSO website at this address: https://adultchildren.org/newsletter/

The-Traveler-September-2020-from-ACA-WSO

A New Ready, Set, GO!! Session set to begin September 10

A new Ready, Set, GO!! session is set to begin on September 10, 2020. This will be particularly exciting since the materials that we’ll be using are nearly ready for publication. Once again this will be a virtual 6 week session, this time on Thursday mornings starting at 9:00 am Central Time. See below to download the introductory flyer and send an email to acatoni5617@comcast.net for RSG updated material.


Opportunities for Service during the West Great Lakes ACA Annual Conference

Oh My! We have quite the plans for our Annual Conference this year. Our Annual Conference and Business Meeting will be virtual, using Zoom, which gives us the opportunity to NOT be limited by geography or room size! The conference will be held on October 17th & 18th. We are planning to hear from speakers from around the world, across the nation and down the block and making it as interactive as possible.

We want to spread the work around on that day. We have opportunities for people to host and co-host the zoom meetings, monitor breakout groups, monitor the chat room for questions to feed to the speaker as well as some tasks we haven’t imagined yet. If you have a familiarity with Zoom and messaging please let me know. Right now we envision asking people to serve for about an hour each so everyone gets a change to be in service as well as ample opportunity to participate in the program.

The estimate on the back of my napkin means we can use from 30-50 volunteers so don’t be bashful. Please send your first name and last initial, your email address and phone number in an email to secretary@westgreatlakesaca.org and let us know that you might be interested. We’re still working on the tasks and the timing so we’ll know more soon but the more people who let us know they have interest the easier it will be to plan.