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6th Annual Fall Conference (10/21)

IMPORTANT:  It is important know how many people will be attending our 6th Annual ACA Event.  It affects the seating and ordering of the food and beverages for the day.
Your RSVP is needed by October 13th.
Download the Flyer here.
What:  West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup is reaching out to all Adult Children to attend this very special occasion.  Consider attending the Midwest’s biggest event in of the year.
When: Saturday, October 21, – (8:30am to 3:30pm)
Where:  Barrington United Methodist Church, 98 Algonquin Road, Barrington, IL
At the corner of Route 59 & Algonquin Road (NOT Willow Creek Church) 
What’s Happening:
  • Marcia J. –  WSO Board member, Davenport, IA,  Topic: “Reparenting”
  • Dave L. – Local Therapist,  Topic: “Growing Beyond Trauma”
  • Mary Jo L. – WSO Chair,  Topic: “Crosstalk Workshop – Part B”
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffle
  • Lunch Provided
  • Games
  • Election of Officers & Trustees
  • ACA Fellowship
Who’s invited:  Family, Significant Others, Friends, Co-Workers, Other 12 Step group members are welcome. 

Suggested contribution is $20 at the door.  Exact change would be appreciated.

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2017 ACA Fellowship Picnic 8/20 (Minneapolis)

You’re invited to the 2017 ACA Fellowship Picnic.
Family and Friends are Welcome!

Download Flyer: 2017 ACA 2nd Fellowship Picnic Flier

Speaker: Joshua S.
Date: Sunday, August 20
Time: 11:30 to 2:30 pm
Location: Minnehaha Park, Wabun picnic area (Shelter B)
4801 S Minnehaha Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Join us at the second annual Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) Fellowship picnic,
open to ACA members and their family and friends, as well as people from other 12
step groups.

Joshua S. — the second presenter in our Speaker Series—will share his experience
and insights on the hopeful promise of the ACA journey in a talk entitled “Emotional
Sobriety & Finding Your True Self”.

  • burgers and veggie burgers, buns, iced tea and water will be provided (along
    with plates, utensils and condiments).
  • bring something to share if you can
  • relax, chat, meet new people
  • play frisbee golf or other silly games if you want — win door prizes, too
  • most of all enjoy yourself and help us connect our wider ACA community!
    Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Call 763-574-0903 or email
Hosted by MN ACA Intergroup. Visit our website at

Walk and Talk – 8/26 Chicago

Saturday, August 26 @ 12:00 pm

Download the Flyer 

We’ll meet at 12:00pm and start walking at 12:15pm. Look for breadcrumbs if you arrive late. We normally walk for 1 or 11/2 mile, and we’ll supply water.

Montrose Harbor, Cricket Hill Area
660 W. Montrose Dr., Chicago, IL.
(Off Lake Shore Drive between W. Wilson Dr. + W. Montrose Ave.)

All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are
welcome to join us for this 5th Walk and Talk of 2017

Afterwards we’ll gather for LUNCH at the Golden Pancake House,
4744 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL. 773-334-0406

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

NEW DATES: Ready, Set Go (7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5) Phone Only

Ready Set GO!!
Telephone Meeting (note: Face to face meeting is cancelled)

Due to technical difficulties the dates for Ready Set GO!! have changed. New dates are Saturdays July 15, 22, 29 and Aug 5. The face to face meeting is being removed to accommodate the telephone meeting. The time will be 12 noon to 1:30 Central Time. Please use the telephone number and code as indicated on the flyer. Sorry for any inconvenience this change  has caused. Any questions please contact Toni at

Face to Face Meeting at
Adventist La Grange Hospital
5101 Willow Springs Rd, Room A
La Grange, IL 60525

Telephone Meeting
Dial 1-712-770-8031 Code: 316354

Saturdays, July 15, 22 and 29, and August 5, 2017
12:00 noon-1:30 pm Central Time 

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. The choice when to do the ACA 12 Step
Workbook would be when they feel ready. The experienced member may like to refresh their

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 for Sharing Partners for the 4 weeks.

It is suggested that Interested members can print out the 101 page pdf of the script and the handouts of the Ready Set GO!! material. Print this out in a single sheet format and bring this
material to all the meetings. If you cannot print this material you are still welcome to join the
meeting for listening, sharing and connecting with other adult children. Just following along
with your computer would be just fine.

It is suggested members commit to attending the 4 consecutive meetings in a row to cover
all 12 steps. Our agenda includes: Week 1—The Overview, Steps 1, 2 and 3. Week 2-Steps 4
and 5, Week 3—Steps 6, 7, 8 and 9, Week 4—Steps 10, 11 and 12.

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



Walk And Talk 7/29 (Wheaton)

Saturday, July 29 @ 12:00 pm

Download the Wheaton Walk and Talk Flyer

Danada Forest Preserve
3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL
(West side of Naperville Road, south of Butterfield Road (56))

All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are
welcome to join us for this 4th Walk and Talk of 2017

Lunch: Afterwards we’ll gather for LUNCH at the Verdict Restaurant,
600 County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 630-871-0699

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

More info: | We will provide cold water!
Remember: Take this flyer with you. (It’s OK to share with other ACA’s too)

Annual Fall Conference – 10/21 (Update)

Join Us!

Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Download the Annual Conference Flyer

The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup Fall Conference is an exciting opportunity to hear 3 great speakers and enjoy ACA fellowship.

New! Great Speakers, Knowledge and FUN:

  • Marcia J., newly elected Trustee for Davenport, Iowa
  • Dave L., Therapist
  • MaryJo L., Crosstalk Workshop Part B

Who’s Invited:
• ACA Members from Chicagoland, SE Wisconsin + NW Indiana
• Family, Significant Others, Friends, Co-workers
• Members of other 12 Step groups

We welcome ACA Members and friends from Chicagoland, southeast Wisconsin and northwest Indiana.

3 Great Speakers + ACA fellowship

Barrington United Methodist Church
98 Algonquin Road, Barrington, IL
At the corner of Route 59 & Algonquin Road
(Note: this is not Willow Creek Church)

Volunteers Needed:

  • Set up tables / chairs / literature
  • Greeters
  • Cooking and serving
  • Clean-up

Let Kathleen A. know how you can help @ 847-946-0170