Category Archives: ACA – Adult Children of Alcoholics

Ready Set GO!! has sessions now schedule through Feb 2022

Four sessions of Ready Set GO!! are now planned through February. For information on each session please click the links below.

Make Paypal Donations – Fee Free

Having the ability to make donations to the West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup (WGLACA) by credit card has made donating very convenient and the item on the right sidebar has provided a Donate button and, for you techies, a QR code for quite some time. These links provide a convenient way to donate to the Intergroup using a credit card. But what if you have a Paypal Account, isn’t it supposed to be Fee Free? Yes, it is but you may not know the “trick” to paying directly from your Paypal account and avoid the fees.

There are a couple of requirements:

  • You must have a paypal account.
  • The money you want to donate must be in the account. (You can transfer from your connected bank account and then donate)

If these two requirements are true then please check out these instructions and send your money through your Paypal account and avoid the fees.

Ready Set GO!! – Two new sessions added (AM and PM)

Two new sessions of Ready Set GO!! have been added in the AM and the PM. In addition to the May/June Sessions that are currently underway, new sessions have been added for July/August

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.

There is a great deal of excitement this year around the Ready Set GO!! program and literature this year as it moves through the final stages toward publication. These programs are based on that new publication.

AM Sessions

TUESDAYS, MAY 4, 11,18, 25, JUNE 1, 8, 2021 (WEB0458) (TEL0462)
THURSDAYS, JULY 8, 15, 22, 29, AUGUST 5, 12, 2021 (WEB0543) (TEL0472)
10:00am ET, 9:00am CT, 8:00am MT, 7:00am PT

PM Sessions

TUESDAYS, MAY 4, 11, 18, 25, JUNE 1, 8, 2021
THURSDAYS, JULY 8, 15, 22, 29, AUGUST 5, 12, 2021
6:30pm ET, 5:30pm CT, 4:30pm MT, 3:30pm PT

For more information and instruction on how to attend and get materials please click below for the flyer of your choice, either AM or PM (or both).

Click to download flyer for AM Sessions
Click to download flyer for PM Sessions

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 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

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: 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 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.

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 for further information and connection instructions.