I am Jeff F, Corresponding Secretary for the West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup (WGLACA) and the 2020 WGLACA Representative to the ACA Annual Business Conference and ACA World Convention. Today, I’ve officially registered for this event, to be held in Boca Raton, Florida, from April 23-26. This is the Annual Meeting for ACAs worldwide. The theme this year will be “The Power of Sharing.” At this meeting we will make decisions that will direct the work of the WSO for the coming year (and beyond) and have an opportunity to sit in on speakers and programs directed at ACA recovery from around the world. Some of the programs that our Intergroup has brought to ACAs here in the past have come out of speakers and programs that we were introduced to during this annual meeting in previous years.
Last year the event was held in Malmo, Sweden and Jan R was our representative. The recordings from that meeting are still available on the World Convention web site by clicking here. I guess the best bet for me will be to listen to a few more of these in the coming months to get a flavor for myself and to prepare for what is to come.
I hope to help you join me in the experience this year though this “live blog” that I’ll update leading up to and during the event and perhaps introduce you to additional resources for your recovery to which we are introduced. Stay tuned. There is much more to come, particularly, as we get closer to the date.
Please see the attached flyer with information about Ready, Set, GO!! opportunities for 2020. These session are held over a 5 week period and include an RSG Inner Child Workshop on the 5th week. Please click below for additional information about Ready, Set, GO! and for a flyer to share with your group.
You are welcome to take all 12 steps in a day at the Fitchburg Serenity Club, in Fitchburg, WI on March 14, 2020 from 9 am until about 5 pm. This one day program is a comprehensive intro to the language and concepts of the 12 steps of Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families. It can serve as a great overview if you are just getting started or a refresher if you’ve been at this for a while. Pizza will be served for lunch for a donation, the Ready, Set, GO!! workbook will be provided, and we will also explore a Loving Parent/Inner Child dialog after step 12. Click below for a flyer for additional information and to share with your group.
WHAT: Ready, Set, GO!! Take all 12 ACA steps in a day, followed by a Loving Parent/Inner Child Dialog WHEN: March 14, 2020, 9 am until about 5 pm WHERE:Fitchburg Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Rd, Madison, WI 53719 OTHER DETAILS: Lunch and Workbooks will be provided (donation accepted) RSVP or Questions to Dave S, 608-206-0442 or email@example.com. Please RSVP so we can have enough materials on hand.
Happy New Year Fellow Travelers, We have a new meeting you are all welcome to participate in the Beginning of 2020. (See attached flyer)
What: Reparenting My Inner Child – (Central Coast Intergroup’s Workbook) When: Starting January 4th, Every Saturday @ 10:00am Where: Evangelical Covenant Church 7727 W. Center St Milwaukee WI 53222 Cost: Workbooks are $5 each (22 Chapters) Support Provided: Experience the unconditional support we all deserved as children to become our “True Selves” living happy, joyous & free.
To be our own Loving Parents we need to have a relationship with our Inner Children. As our own Loving Parents, we have to reach out and make contact with our Inner Children because we are the adults. So while our focus is on communicating with our Inner Children, the skills we are developing in ACA are how to become our own Loving Parents.
Becoming our own Loving Parents is a way for us to review the past from our vantage points of adults and provide the fragmented children inside us with ways to develop
A relationship between our Loving Parent and our Inner Child
A solid foundation for natural emotional growth
A complete identity
A process for grieving to close the doors on the past
A plan to resolve the neglect, abandonment, abuse, and trauma of childhood that stunted our emotional growth so we can complete the life stages we did not finish
In doing so, we learn tools to use and get the emotional support of our ACA family that will allow us to build healthy, happy, and functional adult lives.
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The Midwest Regional Committee is presenting a wonderful opportunity to work the “ACA 12 steps” and “Loving Parent / Inner Child Non Dominant Hand Writing” workshop on December 7th starting promptly at 9:00. (See Attached flyer for details)
WHERE: Evangelical Covenant Church, 7727 W. Center Street, Milwaukee WI 53222 WHEN: Saturday, December from 9:00am to 4:30pm COST:$25.00 to cover your script, pizza lunch & location rental
THIS SESSION’s SPECIAL NOTES:
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE SCRIPT WILL BE INTRODUCED, ESPECIALLY THE 4TH STEP INVENTORY PROCESS.
Help the ACA WSO Literature Committee develop the latest version of the One-Day script before world-wide fellowship review. We will be verifying the timing of the new script.
Ready, Set, GO!! program is an orientation/introduction for those who wish to take the ACA Twelve Steps and learn about becoming your own Loving Parent. The material that forms the script is taken from our Big Red Book and our ACA 12 Step workbook.
This program is useful for:
Old Timers needing a refresher course with the ACA 12 steps & “Loving Parent”
Those interested in getting an idea of the ACA 12 Steps before doing the workbook.
Opportunity for “Fellow Travelers” to go though the steps with others in atmosphere of mutual respect.
Celebrate the growing ACA community across Midwest Region.
Support our “Kick-Off” session of the Ready, Set, GO! – Road Show. Celebrate “ACA Unity and Fellowship” with us in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
John D. presented “You Aren’t Broke, Only Lied To” at our morning session of the 2019 West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup Annual Conference on October 19. The greatly anticipated audio files are NOW available, along with the notes he made available at the conference. There are three files available, MP3 files of the first session and second sessions and a PDF of the handout. Feel free to share and discuss with your groups. Enjoy!
Please click the image below to view/download the PDF.
The 2019 WGLACA Intergroup Annual Conference Registration is now open and if you register before October 15 you can save $10! The Annual Conference will be at Trinity University in Deerfield, IL on October 19th, starting with a Meet and Greet at 8am and our first speaker at 9am. For full details visit the web page below.
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.