January 2022 West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup Business Meeting

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 secretary@wglaca.org requesting the information and you will receive the connection information by return email.

For additional information on the Intergroup business meetings for 2022 please refer to the document at: https://westgreatlakesaca.org/about/2022-intergroup-meeting-schedule/

ACA Traditions Workshop starting January 22

Join us this Saturday January 22, 2022 at 11:00am Central Time for a brand new WSO workshop experience.
Zoom access: Meeting ID: 871 4722 3058
Passcode: Traditions

For more information please refer to the WSO Website at:
https://acawso.org/calendar/tradition-one-workshop/
Thanks to the Adult Children of Alcoholics Toronto Fellowship for this opportunity

2022 ACA Business Conference Ballot Proposals Ready for Review

Town Hall Workshops To Aid Discussion in January

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.

The Proposals can be downloaded in three different languages and information about the Workshops can be found on the Ballot Prep page here: https://acawso.org/category/ballot-prep/

The announcement telling of the availablity of proposals and some general information can be found here: https://acawso.org/2022/01/08/2022-ballot-proposals-released-for-review/

Spring 2022 Ready Set GO!! Sessions Beginning in January

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.

The Traveler for January 2022 has been published

The Traveler for January 2022 has been published. You can read this month’s edition by clicking on the image above. If you would like to have The Traveler as well as some of the other email publications from the ACA World Service Organization delivered directly to your email inbox you can create or modify your subscription here: https://adultchildren.org/newsletter/

New Year Phone Meeting 2021-2022

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/

Comfort for Christmas – ACA 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/.

Audio Recordings for the 2021 ACA World Convention are now available

The audio recordings of presentations from the 2021 AWC are now available online. Listen to

  • The Loving Parent Guidebook – An Introduction
  • Boundaries for ACA
  • From Trauma to Healing to Thriving
  • and much much more

These recordings as well as accompanying materials can be downloaded for free at https://adultchildren.org/2021-awc/. For those who are so moved there is a button to make a 7th Tradition donation.

You are invited to the Toronto ACA Annual Conferece

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.