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
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 email@example.com to let us know.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for RSG updated material.
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 email@example.com 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.
Seems like we just finished the virtual 2020 ABC/AWC and it is time to start preparing for 2021 and this starts with all our participation. With that in mind we received the following invitation from the WSO.
Dear Fellow ACAs,
Each year the ACA WSO holds our Annual Business Conference (ABC) and ACA World Convention (AWC) in April. This coming year they will be held April 22-25, 2021 both virtually and in-person in Boca Raton, Florida.
If your group has an idea that may benefit ACA Worldwide, you can submit it as a Proposal for potential inclusion on the agenda at the ABC. All Proposals will become part of a Ballot published in January.
The specific process and timing are as follows: If your group feels it may have a Proposal to submit, your first step is to go to the Ballot Prep Committee (BPC) website page https://acawso.org/category/ballot-prep/ to find the following information:
Proposal Guidelines (including whether it should go to a Committee or be a Proposal)
A schedule for “Crafting a Proposal” Workshops
When you’re ready to submit your group’s Proposal to be considered for the ABC agenda, do the following: