Woodstock ACA Group Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

The Woodstock Adult Children of Alcoholics group will be celebrating their second anniversary with Guest Speaker Rick Atwater MS LCPC of Northwest Community Counseling Center on July 21 at 7:00PM.

The meeting will be held in-person with a virtual option. You may attend in person at: Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock, 225 W Calhoun Street, Woodstock, IL 60098.

To attend virually go to: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/renewedinside.

For additional information download the event flyer below

Download here


June 2021 Reparenting Retreat Audio has been published

The Audio for the June 26 Retreat “Reparenting Our Inner Loving Child” has been published. You will find the audio for Ellie W’s and Matt W’s talks as well as versions of Matt’s presentation. The video will be available soon. To listen/download the audio please click here: https://westgreatlakesaca.org/topics-on-reparenting-virtual-retreat-june-26/


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

The Audio is now available for this Retreat. Please find two audio streams below. The first is Ellie W’s talk and the Second is Matt W. You can also find some versions of the presentation that Matt W Used

Reparenting Our Inner Loving Child – Ellie W
Reparenting Our Inner Loving Child – Matt W

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.

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 secretary@wglaca.org requesting the connection information and we’ll send it back via email and then, stop in a see/hear what we’re up to.

Make Paypal Donations – Fee Free

Having the ability to make donations to the West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup (WGLACA) by credit card has made donating very convenient and the item on the right sidebar has provided a Donate button and, for you techies, a QR code for quite some time. These links provide a convenient way to donate to the Intergroup using a credit card. But what if you have a Paypal Account, isn’t it supposed to be Fee Free? Yes, it is but you may not know the “trick” to paying directly from your Paypal account and avoid the fees.

There are a couple of requirements:

  • You must have a paypal account.
  • The money you want to donate must be in the account. (You can transfer from your connected bank account and then donate)

If these two requirements are true then please check out these instructions and send your money through your Paypal account and avoid the fees.

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 acatoni5617@comcast.net 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.