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2018 ACA Walk & Talks (and Lunch)

The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup has announced the dates for the 2018 Walk and Talk events. Each Month from April to October on the last Sunday of the month Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are welcome to gather with us for a walk, to talk with one another in the great outdoors and then if you would like to join for lunch.

These, as well are Open events for those who might be curious, searching or new.

Bring your walking shoes. We provide the water. We gather at 9:00 and normally start walking by about 9:15 am.

Let’s get together to share our hearts and soles (get it?)

The events for 2018 are as follows

Please download the flyer below for additional information.

You aren’t broken, only lied to: How the laundry List points you to healing

John D, who will be speaking at the Annual Conference on Saturday, Oct, 20th, will be speaking at the Fitchburg Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Rd, Fitchburg, WI from 6-9 PM on Friday, Oct 19th.

What’s Happening:

  • John D. – North Carolina – 2017 & 2018 AWC Speaker
    • You aren’t broken, only lied to.  How the laundry list points you to healing

When:  Friday, October 19th – (6:00pm to 9:00pm)

Where:  Fitchburg Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53719

Who’s invited:  World Wide Fellowship, Family, Significant Others, Friends, Co-Workers, Other 12 Step group members are welcome.

Click here for a flyer to share with your group.

Hug Etiquette

Our own Doug P. has submitted an article to the WSO as part of a series or articles Addressing Predatory Behavior. In the interest of making sure our gatherings are safe places for all the Adult Children in the room Doug has some suggestions about addressing the customary way many of us hug one another at the end of our meetings and sensitivity to participants’ need for safety.

You can read Doug’s article “Hug Etiquette” here.

Ready, Set, Go Telephone Meetings – Sept, Oct 2018

Ready Set GO!!

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ACA WSO Registered Telephone Meetings
With Screen Sharing

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Sponsored By: The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup IG# 70

Four consecutive meetings on Mondays for each session
7:00pm-8:30pm Central Time

8:30pm-9:00pm, Sharing Partner Signup,
Extended Sharing Time, Email/Phone Exchange, Q & A

Session 1: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 – Completed
Session 2: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2018
Session 3: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018

Dial-in number (US): (712) 451-0695
Access code: 177289#
International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/acatoni5617
Online meeting ID: acatoni5617
Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/acatoni5617
For 24/7 Customer Care, call (844) 844-1322

Ready Set GO!! Meetings are closed ACA meetings for introducing the ACA 12 Steps and the ACA program over a four week period. Ready Set GO!! is for newer ACA members to become acquainted with the ACA Twelve Steps. RSG is good preparation to do the ACA 12 Step Workbook when a member feels ready. The experienced member may like to refresh their recovery.

The material is taken from our Big Red Book and our ACA 12 Step Workbook. It requires those in attendance to listen to the material with an open mind and an open heart and in good faith with a desire to learn about ACA recovery. Ready Set GO!! can be taken over and over again to get more out of it.
Requests will be made to volunteer to be a Sharing Partners for the 4 weeks.

Go to westgreatlakesaca.org to get the material for the meetings. Click on RSG materials.
If you choose to join the online meeting you will not need to print out any material. RSG will be displayed on screen sharing. If you choose to printout only print pages 25 through 107 for the RSG meetings. If you have no computer and cannot view the material you will be OK just listening. When the material is no longer available on the West Great Lakes ACA IG website just email Toni at acatoni5617@comcast.net and you will receive the link with all the material. Browse through the other parts of RSG. Feel free to send
comments to litstaff@adultchildren.org

For a flyer to share with your group, click below:

 

ACA Walk and Talk – Willowbrook/Darien, IL – September 30

All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are welcome to join us for this

6th Walk and Talk of 2018

ACA  Walk and Talk – Willowbrook / Darien, IL – Sunday, September 30, 9:00am

We’ll meet at 9:00am and start walking at 9:15am. Look for breadcrumbs if you
arrive late. We normally walk for 1 or 1-1/2 mile, and we’ll supply cold water.
Please RSVP to Kathleen A. at 847-946-0170
Enjoy being around people that will respect and treat you well.

Water Fall Glen Forest Preserve – Intersection of Cass & Northgate Roads, Darien, IL.

Lunch:
Portillo’s – 7195 Kingery Hwy (Route 83), Willowbrook, IL
630-789-0909

Click here for a Flyer to share with your Group:
ACA Walk and Talk – Willowbrook/Darien, IL

Click here for a complete list of 2018 Walk and Talks:
https://dev.westgreatlakesaca.org/2018-aca-walk-talks-and-lunch/

Join us for your 6-Minute Graduation in Fitchburg

Attention, Dreamers and Schemers,

The 6-Minute Graduation * will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm in the Fitchburg Serenity Club Ballroom,located at 6048 McKee Road, Fitchburg, WI 53719.

Have you ever wanted to do something over, or to be recognized for all the hard, but rewarding recovery work that you have done?

Here is your opportunity to create new, positive memories with your ACA Fellow Travelers.

Join us for an afternoon of sharing, feelings, and food as we have fun and celebrate our growth.

People who choose to participate will be given time to share. Others may choose to simply be present in the audience.

For more information or to sign up to share, please contact Jan R. at 608-219-1057.

Potluck: Please bring a dish to pass. Music and dancing. 

All are welcome.

*We time our shares at Fitchburg. Typically, 6 minutes is the maximum amount of time a person gets to share. Actual time will depend on the number of people participating.

Chicago Walk & Talk – August 26, 2018

“The longest journey begins with a single step.” ~Lao Tsu

Chicago

Walk and Talk – August 2018

WHEN: Sunday, August 26th @ 9:00am

WHERE: Montrose Harbor, Cricket Hill Area, 660 W. Montrose Drive, Chicago, IL.


PICNIC LUNCH AFTER: We’ll have a picnic luncheon near Lake Michigan. Pack a lunch or buy one there.

We’ll meet at 9:00am and start walking at 9:15am. Look for breadcrumbs if you arrive late. We normally walk for 1 or 1-1/2 mile, and we’ll supply cold water.

Please RSVP to Kathleen A. at 847-946-0170

All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are welcome to join us for this 5th Walk and Talk of 2018

Please forward this event information to other Adult Children. Please Click below for a flyer to share with your group.

Ready, Set, GO!! Telephone Meetings – 3rd Quarter 2018

Ready Set GO!!

version 2

ACA WSO Registered Telephone Meetings
With Screen Sharing

TEL 0310

Sponsored By: The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup IG# 70

Four consecutive meetings on Mondays for each session
7:00pm-8:30pm Central Time

8:30pm-9:00pm, Sharing Partner Signup,
Extended Sharing Time, Email/Phone Exchange, Q & A

Session 1: August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018
Session 2: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 2018
Session 3: October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018

Dial-in number (US): (712) 451-0695
Access code: 177289#
International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/acatoni5617
Online meeting ID: acatoni5617
Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/acatoni5617
For 24/7 Customer Care, call (844) 844-1322

Ready Set GO!! Meetings are closed ACA meetings for introducing the ACA 12 Steps and the ACA program over a four week period. Ready Set GO!! is for newer ACA members to become acquainted with the ACA Twelve Steps. RSG is good preparation to do the ACA 12 Step Workbook when a member feels ready. The experienced member may like to refresh their recovery.

The material is taken from our Big Red Book and our ACA 12 Step Workbook. It requires those in attendance to listen to the material with an open mind and an open heart and in good faith with a desire to learn about ACA recovery. Ready Set GO!! can be taken over and over again to get more out of it.
Requests will be made to volunteer to be a Sharing Partners for the 4 weeks.

Go to westgreatlakesaca.org to get the material for the meetings. Click on RSG materials.
If you choose to join the online meeting you will not need to print out any material. RSG will be displayed on screen sharing. If you choose to printout only print pages 25 through 107 for the RSG meetings. If you have no computer and cannot view the material you will be OK just listening. When the material is no longer available on the West Great Lakes ACA IG website just email Toni at acatoni5617@comcast.net and you will receive the link with all the material. Browse through the other parts of RSG. Feel free to send
comments to litstaff@adultchildren.org

For a flyer to share with your group, click below:

 

A One Day Intro – July 21, Fitchburg

A One Day Introduction to the language, concepts and actions of taking the 12 steps

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Other Dysfunctional Families

A 12 step program with a central focus of developing emotional sobriety

ACA

Saturday, July 21st 9AM sharp! (until about 4PM)

Upstairs Ball Room at the Fitchburg Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Road, Madison, WI 53725,

Please click the picture below for a flyer to share with your group or hang on your wall!

For more information please email: webmaster@westgreatlakesaca.org.

 

Announcing Our 3rd Annual ACA Retreat

As of June 19 the retreat center has made more rooms available. Get yours now!

HEAR YE             HEAR YE
 
ANNOUNCING OUR 3RD ANNUAL ACA RETREAT
 
JUNE 22 – 24   2018
 
– The Steps We Take – 
-THE SOLUTION –
facilitated by Bob S.!!
 
New location! Private rooms! Air Conditioning! Quiet retreat seeing on Benet Lake!
 
JOIN US!
 
The 12 Steps are the core of our recovery, along with the 12 Traditions. 
 
Come and learn, grow, laugh and enjoy the company of fellow travelers.