The next West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup business meeting will be on January 22 at 1PM. We will be holding a Hybrid meeting this month in-person at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 30 Riverwoods Rd, Lincolnshire, IL 60069 and virtually using Zoom. Any ACA in our area is welcome to join us and particularly each group’s Intergroup Representative has voice and vote. Join us in person or virtually so your group will be represented and to help us grow recovery in our area. If you are your group’s Rep or Contact person you should have already received an email with details and material otherwise please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the information and you will receive the connection information by return email.
At the end of last year a request for proposals went out to ACA members. If enough groups agree these proposals will be brought to the floor at the upcoming Annual Business Conference for discussion. The proposals that were received are ready for our review.
Each ACA meeting has an opportunity to review the proposals and decide if they warrant coming to the floor of the Business Conference for discussion and a vote. The Board and appropriate committees have reviewed these proposals and added their analysis.
To help each meeting with their deliberations two workshops have been scheduled in order to hear more information from the proposers and for members to ask questions. The meetings will be held using Zoom on Saturday, January 22nd, 8PM Central and Sunday, January 30th, 9am Central. If you are unable to attend they will be recorded and made available at a later date
Voting will begin in February and instructions on how to submit your group’s consensus will be made available at that time.
New opportunities to participate in Ready Set GO!! have been scheduled for this spring. See below for a list of those sessions and links to the flyers for posting at your group meetings and for more information.
ACA 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.
Holidays can be stressful for some, particularly all those holidays around the New Year. From Friday 31st December 2021 @ 5:00 am – Sunday 2nd January 2022 @ 3:00 am EST you are invited to join in an ACA telephone meeting. For more information and call in information navigate to the ACA WSO calendar at https://acawso.org/calendar/2022-new-years-eve-and-new-years-day-phone-meeting-marathon/
Holidays can be stressful and can be a time that Adult Children might need particular support. If you are one of those ACA folk who might need to find support somewhere between the turkey and the cranberry sauce all Christmas eve and most of Christmas day a telephone meeting will be available. It is national and runs from December 24 @ 5:00 am to December 25 @ 3:00 am EST. For more information and connection information navigate to the event web page at: https://acawso.org/calendar/aca-phone-meeting-marathon/.
We have been invited to join the folk in Toronto at their Annual Conference on November 6 and 7. For many of us we discovered that we needed ACA Recovery through relationships that were not working for a whole bucket load of reasons. The Theme for the Toronto conference will be “Relationships in ACA Recovery.” Please see below for a descriptive flyer for the event and for the event schedule.
Please note: if you’d like to attend you will need to pre-register. There is a link at the bottom of the Event Flyer.
Please go to our Annual Conference resource page for information and a flyer about our 2021 Annual Conference. We will meet using Zoom from 8:30AM to 4:00PM on October 16. The theme will be “From Shame to Self-Worth.”