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ACA Walk and Talk (Barrington, 6/24)

Saturday, June 24 @ 12:00 pm

Cuba Marsh
Forest Preserve
24205 West Cuba Road,
Barrington, IL.
(Cuba Rd. and NW Highway

Afterwards we’ll gather for LUNCH at Frantonio’s Italian Deli,
421 N. Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL. 847-382-2997

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)

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Not A Bummer Summer Picnic (6/17 Osh Kosh, WI)

The Northeast Wisconsin Intergroup for ACA Presents:

The 3rd Annual

Not A Bummer Summer Picnic and Potluck

Saturday, June 17th
Noon – 4 pm

St. Andrew’s Church
1100 E. Murdock Ave
Osh Kosh, WI

Provided: Hamburgers + Fixins, water
Please bring a dish to pass

Visit for info on this event & more

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ACA Walk and Talk (5/27, Darien IL)

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

Saturday, May 27 @ 12:00pm

Water Fall Glen Forest Preserve
At the Intersection of Cass and Northgate Rds., Darien, IL.

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

Afterwards we’ll gather for LUNCH at Portillo’s – 7195 Kingery
Hwy (Route 83), Willowbrook, IL. 630-789-0909

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

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

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New Meeting – Thursdays starting 3/23

A new ACA Meeting will begin on Thursday 3/23 at 7:30 pm

St. Raymond de Penafort
Parish Ministry Center (PMC)
301 S. I-Oka St., Mount Prospect*

The PMC is located at the corner of I-Oka St. and Milburn Ave.
You must enter the PMC through the Milburn Ave. entrance (door #4). Then, proceed to the “Living Room” near the front desk.
Milburn Ave. entrance open until 7:45pm. After 7:45. Knock to be let in.

Street parking is available.
Church lot is located at Lincoln St. and Rte. 83.

Questions? Contact Dan at or 847-259-4645

Download the pdf flyer here.

*Note: St Raymond de Penafort is the current location of the Monday night meeting, which is moving back to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights.

Monday Meeting Moving on 3/13


Currently held at St. Raymond’s in Mt. Prospect, this meeting is returning to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights.

As of MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017 the 7:30pm meeting will meet:


Directions from St. Raymond’s to Our Saviour’s:
(From the St. Raymond’s Parish Ministry Center at I-Oka and Milburn:)

  • North on I-Oka to Prospect Ave.
  • Left on Prospect Ave. to Central Rd.
  • Right on Central Rd.
  • Quick left on Northwest Hwy.• Northwest Hwy. to Arlington Heights Rd.
  • Right on Arlington Heights Rd. to Olive St.
  • Left on Olive St.
  • Our Savior’s is on the corner.

Questions? Contact Dan at or 847.259.4645

Download the pdf flyer here.


Ready Set Go – 1 Day Program 3/25

Gain an understanding of the ACA 12 steps before you begin to work them. This one day program will show you what to expect from each step.

An inner child handwriting workshop will conclude the day.

Saturday March 25, 2017
9:00 AM
Fitchburg Serenity Club – Room H
6048 McKee Road
Fitchburg WI 53719

Download the pdf flyer here.


Chili When it’s Chilly – Fitchburg, Feb. 25

Join us February 25th, 2017 at

St. Jude the Apostle Parish
1025 W. 5th Ave
Oshkosh, WI
in Leanah Hall.

Registration 4pm – 6pm
Chili Dinner @ 5:30pm

Speakers @ 7pm

  • AA: Matt J (Oshkosh)
  • ACOA: David S. (Fitchburg)
  • Ala-teen – TBA

Door prizes and 50/50 Raffle

Enter in the rear door from the back parking lot or front entrance off Knapp Street.

Contact Jerry D for more information: 920-410-4620

Chili When it's Chilly flyer

ACA Retreat – April 28-30

The Steps We Take Toward a Better Life

April 28, 29 & 30, 2017

Join us for a retreat to a place of recovery and explore the 12 steps of ACA in the spirit of the traditions.

Guest speakers:

  • Bill D. ACA World Service Organization Trustee, from Florida. Bill was a featured speaker at the First Annual ACA Convention in April 2016. He will be sharing his insight and wisdom from his own process with the steps thru recovery work in both AA and ACA
  • Dave S. experienced presenter of ‘Ready, Set, Go’ Step Workshop from Wisconsin. Dave will share from this consolidated preview of the 12 steps, which helps us to release anxiety and fearfulness surrounding the steps. He will also lead an activity connecting the loving parent and inner child.

This retreat also features:

  • Optional end of the day Walk and Talks
  • The weekend fee of $140.00 includes dormitory lodging, meals & program for 3 days and 2 nights. Please consider an additional contribution towards a scholarship attendee.
  • Space is limited! Only your check holds your reservation (please post date your check to 4/28/17).
  • If you have questions, please contact Bob at 847-800-3137
  • This Weekend Retreat requires your commitment to the program and the group, and is best supported by your full attendance. Please plan to arrive Friday eve with departures at noon on Sunday. Guest Speaker and Workshop segments will be available only to full retreat attendees.Day passes will not be offered.

This retreat is endorsed and sponsored by the 5:30 Barrington ACA Group.

Download the flyer for more information.

ACA Retreat The Steps We Take

Ready Set Go Phone Session – March 6, 13, 20 and 27

Ready Set GO!! is now being offered as an ACA WSO Registered Telephone Meeting. 

All meetings will be on Mondays, 7:00pm-8:30pm Central Time
Dial 1-712-770-8031 Code: 316354
Begins: Monday, March 6, 2017

Ready Set GO!! Meetings are closed ACA meetings for taking the ACA 12 Steps over a 4 week period. We will not be working the Steps. We will be taking the Steps. Ready Set GO!! is for ACA members to become acquainted with the ACA Twelve Steps and to prepare you for when you choose to do the ACA 12 Step Workbook. The recovering and discovering progresses with taking the steps by using a structured format over a four week period. The material is taken from our Big Red Book and our ACA 12 Step Workbook.

Learn more from our Ready Set Go! Flyer (click to download a PDF or see below).


Ready Set Go Flyer March 2017