Category Archives: ACA Events

Intergroup Business Meeting on June 19

The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup holds a monthly business meeting every month on the 3rd Saturday at 1:00 pm Central Time. That is on June 19th this month and we will be meeting using Zoom. Any ACA who attends meetings is welcome to join us and see/hear what is happening in the area. Each meeting is encouraged to appoint a representative to attend the meeting with voice and vote, but any meeting member in the area is welcome. If you are interested please send an email to requesting the connection information and we’ll send it back via email and then, stop in a see/hear what we’re up to.


June 26 – from 12 Noon – 3 pm via ZOOM conferencing!

Topics to include:

  • Nurturing your inner child
  • Emotional Maturity
  • Unifying the Self
  • Positive Self Talk
  • Understanding/Repairing your Story
  • Embracing Self-Love

Join Ellie W from Libertyville and Matt W from North Barrington ACA groups as they share their personal stories of ACA Experience, Strength and Hope as well as giving plenty of time for sharing and participation from attendees. See the linked flyer to get the call-in ID and Passcode. Can’t wait to see you there!

Click the picture above for a flyer with all the details. 

This has also been posted at the WSO website: here.

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!! – 2 Day Event – June 12-13, 2021

The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup and the ACA Regional Intergroup Toronto and Area are teaming up on to conduct a 2-day virtual Ready Set GO!! workshop on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, from 10am-4pm EST (9am-3pm Central). There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and a 45 minute lunch break. Please note: you must register for this event. The registration link is on the flyer. For a copy of the flyer with the information please click on the picture below.

Ready Set GO!! program is an introduction to all 12 Steps of ACA and the ACA Solution: becoming your own Loving Parent and developing a healing relationship with your Inner Child.   

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.

Ready Set GO!! for March – April

Weekly Ready Set GO!! sessions have been scheduled out through the beginning of April. What a wonderful way for newbies and veterans to review all the steps and tools that ACA has to offer. Each week a number of steps are reviewed and participants have an opportunity to reflect on together. During the last 2 weeks Inner Child tools are introduced and practiced. If you can fit this into your schedule it will be well worth your time and will give you tools for recovery going forward. Below you will find flyers, dates and times, and information to participate in the upcoming sessions.  

Children Full of Life Event

Please note: There was an error in the email address in the original flyer. Please view this one for corrected information

You are invited to discuss the characteristics of a Loving Parent. Jan R is celebrating her 4th anniversary and discovered a film that will give us an opportunity to get to know our Loving Parent. We will enjoy some music, watch the film, talk about our Loving Parent and … you’ll have to attend to see what else is in store. The event will be held virtually on March 13 from 6-8:30 PM Central using Zoom. For more information, a link so you can preview the video, and the Zoom connection information click here for the flyer. Jan has asked for attendees to RSVP to her email address and you’ll find that on the flyer as well. 

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