Category Archives: ACA – Chicagoland and Southeast Wisconsin

The Traveler for August has been published

The Traveler Newsletter is an email publication, scheduled to be released at the beginning of each month, by the ACA WSO, which highlights ACA service announcements, news and recovery events. You can view current and past editions as well as sign up to receive The Traveler in your email here.

You can download a copy of The Traveler for August 2019 here.

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Sponsorship Workshop – St Louis Intergroup – (Sunday, July 28th @ 1:00pm)

Join your Fellow Travelers as we explore the role of sponsorship, both as a sponsor and sponsee! The Greater St. Louis ACA Intergroup is hosting a Sponsorship Workshop. Space is limited, so please RSVP below or contact Liz at 727-251-9383

When: Sunday, July 28th, 2019  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Where: 333 S Kirkwood Road, 3rd Floor (Enter through rear door), Kirkwood, MO  63122

On this day I will walk hand-in-hand with my fellow traveler so we can help each other recover on the less-traveled road.  (Strengthening My Recovery, Page 27)

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Download the flyer here.

2019 Spring Retreat – Life’s Relationships – Part 2 – Tools

SPRING Bi-Annual ACA Retreat

THE STEPS WE TAKE TOWARD A BETTER LIFE

“LIFE’S RELATIONSHIPS”

PART 2 – TOOLS

A weekend of reflection, renewal and fellowship

March 1, 2 & 3, 2019

Join us for a time of retreat to a place of recovery and explore ACA in the spirit of the traditions.
We will focus on how to achieve emotional sobriety in all of Life’s Relationships. We will discuss the following topics: boundaries, recognizing feelings, the authentic self and forgiveness. The goal is to learn from each other the tools to help create fulfilling relationships with our spouse, partner, family, friends, co-workers, etc.
Welcome to the 5th Northern IL ACA Retreat. The format includes 5 meetings: 1 Friday evening, 3 Saturday, 1 Sunday with a focus on tools and positive takeaways. All meeting topics will be taken from the Big Red Book, presented in the form of a lead given by a preselected attendee, followed by breakout groups for discussion.
There will also be time available for optional walk & talks, fellowship, journaling overlooking the lake, or reading in the quiet of your own private room or one of the beautiful meeting spaces.
Please join us for this special weekend at Benet Lake to grow in your personal recovery journey!

Please print out the flyer for additional information and for the registration form.

Details

Event:
Bi-Annual ACA Spring Retreat – Life’s Relationships – Part 2 – Tools

Date:
March 1, 2 & 3, 2019

Time:
Friday at 6PM through Sunday at Noon

Location:
Benet Lake Retreat Center, 12605 224th Avenue, Benet Lake, WI 53102 (map)

More Information:
If weekend fee of $195 is paid before 2/22/2019 it is refundable. Please refer to the flyer for more information and registration form.

Contact:
Bob S, 847-800-3137

Flyer:

6-Minute Coffeehouse – January 2019

Details

Event:
The 6-Minute Coffeehouse: Express Your True Self

Date:
January 11, 2019

Time:
7 – 9:30 pm

Location:
The Ballroom at the Fitchburg, Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Road, Fitchburg, WI

More Information:
You are welcome to join us at the Monthly 6-Minute Coffeehouse. A monthly, express your (true)self talent/no talent show. Bring Your 6-Minute Act. Anything at all. Comedy, singing, stories (NA) drinks to share, your supportive attention.

Flyer:

ACA Walk and Talk – Arlington Heights, IL – October 28

All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are
welcome to join us for this 7th and final Walk and Talk of 2018

ACA Walk and Talk – Arlington Heights, IL – October 28, 9am

We’ll meet at 9:00am and start walking at 9:15am. Look for breadcrumbs if you
arrive late. We normally walk for 1 or 11/2 mile, and we’ll supply water.

Lake Arlington Pond
2201 N. Windsor Drive, Arlington Heights IL.

Afterwards we’ll gather for LUNCH at Artistic Cuisine Restaurant,
16 South Bothwell St. Palatine, IL. 847-934-0400
(one short block west of Plum Grove Road, off Palatine Road in strip mall)

Please RSVP to Kathleen A. at 847-946-0170 Thanks!

Click below for a flyer to share with your group

Chicago Walk & Talk – August 26, 2018

“The longest journey begins with a single step.” ~Lao Tsu

Chicago

Walk and Talk – August 2018

WHEN: Sunday, August 26th @ 9:00am

WHERE: Montrose Harbor, Cricket Hill Area, 660 W. Montrose Drive, Chicago, IL.


PICNIC LUNCH AFTER: We’ll have a picnic luncheon near Lake Michigan. Pack a lunch or buy one there.

We’ll meet at 9:00am and start walking at 9:15am. Look for breadcrumbs if you arrive late. We normally walk for 1 or 1-1/2 mile, and we’ll supply cold water.

Please RSVP to Kathleen A. at 847-946-0170

All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are welcome to join us for this 5th Walk and Talk of 2018

Please forward this event information to other Adult Children. Please Click below for a flyer to share with your group.

NEW Fall Bi-Annual ACA Retreat

Benet Lake Retreat Center welcomes ACA members

THE STEPS WE TAKE TOWARD A BETTER LIFE

“LIFE’S RELATIONSHIPS”

A weekend of reflection, renewal and fellowship

Aug 31, Sept 1 & 2, 2018

Join us for a time of retreat to a place of recovery and explore ACA in the spirit of the traditions. We will focus on how to achieve emotional sobriety in all of Life’s Relationships. Learn how to identify and let go of what’s not working, creating space for healthy, fulfilling relationships with your spouse, partner, family, friends, co-workers, etc.

Welcome to the 4th Northern IL ACA Retreat. The format includes 5 meetings: 1 Friday evening, 3 Saturday, 1 Sunday with a focus on tools and positive takeaways. All meeting topics will be taken from the Big Red Book, presented in the form of a lead given by a preselected attendee, followed by breakout groups for discussion.

There will be time available for optional walk & talks, fellowship at the fire pit in the evening, journaling in the quiet of the gazebo overlooking the lake, or reading in your own private room.

Please join us for this special weekend at Benet Lake to grow in your personal recovery journey.

– Bob S., Retreat Facilitator

A heartfelt Thank You to Brother Pat at the Villa Desiderata for making it possible for me to
facilitate recovery retreats for the past 25 years. I am looking forward to continue working closely with Benet Lake Retreat House to facilitate the best possible programs.


“LIFE’S RELATIONSHIPS”

Benet Lake Retreat Center

Aug 31, Sept 1 & 2, 2018

  • The weekend fee of $185.00 includes a private room, meals & program for 3 days and 2 nights.
  • Includes Friday night dinner at 6:00 pm; three meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.
  • Bring your Big Red Book, journal & writing materials, meditation books that you use to support your recovery.
  • Feel free to contribute snacks, fruit, pop or bottled water for our Hospitality Table.
  • Check in at Registration with Laura F. between 4pm – 6pm on Friday. Laura will see that you are settled in comfortably to ensure the best possible retreat experience.
  • Please arrive in time for the Welcome Dinner on Friday at 6:00 pm.
  • 50/50 Raffle at the retreat – tickets will be sold Fri & Sat; drawing on Sunday morning. Winner receives 50% of proceeds, other 50% goes to assist with retreat expenses.
  • The event concludes at 12:00 pm on Sunday. We are self-cleaning, your participation is important.
  • Please help spread the word by circulating this flyer at meetings and inviting your fellow ACA travelers!

This is a safe & sober event! – Thank you, Bob


Detach & Mail check & form below to:
Bob S, 103 S Rohlwing Rd, Palatine, IL 60074
Cell/Text: 847-800-3137

Text or Call Bob for Last Name prior to mailing – for envelope.
Do not mail to Retreat Center!

For a flyer to share with your group please click below.