Chicagoland Intergroup Member Page

"Get Involved and be of service" in the Chicagoland GA Fellowship...

The trustees are looking for your opinions

on these upcoming agenda items:


Not using the phone list?

Let people call you...

Get on the Phone Service!



2016 Chicagoland GA & Gam-Anon

Spring Conference


Has a Theme...


"Putting it all Together"


(Speaking of which...)

Please come help us put it all together

and "Be of Service" to the GA Fellowship

And help work on the 2016 Spring Conference Committee


Third Planning Meeting


January, 2016, Date TBA

(no December meeting)


Arbor Room (ballroom)

Hyatt Lisle

1400 Corporetum Drive, Lisle, IL 60532


Will need volunteers for:

Public Relations

Workshop Presenters, look for form coming soon

Hospitality Room

Traffic Control


We are looking for Logo ideas... 

This one may not be chosen...

Please submit your ideas to the e-mail below before December 11th


Contact us at:



They're Booked...!!!

Returning to the 2016 Chicagoland

GA & Gam-Anon Spring Conference

Saturday night, April 30th, 2016

By popular demand...

Charles & Company!



Wisconsin GA 10th


has come and gone for this year...


8 GA members from Chicagoland attended this year!

We hope you can make it next year!




Chicagoland GA



"All Mixed Up"


Bowling League




22 Teams have signed up for the upcoming Season!


Second Sunday of the month*


Please Note:

In December we bowl on the 3rd Sunday

Please bring a holiday snack to share!


The regular bowling start time is 6pm

Only one Sunday night per month league!


Brunswick Zone Glendale Heights

558 North Avenue, Glendale Heights, IL 60139

(At the NW corner of North Ave & Glen Ellyn Rd)


Mary W. @ 1-847-269-4407 with any questions

Contact Mary for room available on the 2015-2016 league


2015-2016 Bowling Schedule

(*please note exceptions)


December 20, 2015 (3rd Sunday)

January 10, 2016

February 21, 2016 (3rd Sunday)

March 13, 2016

April 10, 2106

May 15, 2016 (3rd Sunday)



Download the 2015 Holiday Gathering Flyer HERE



Download the Registration Flyer for the 2016 Spirituality Conference HERE




The Chicagoland Intergroup meeting is held


on the second Tuesday of the month at


7:30 PM


The Oakbrook Community Church


Southwest corner of 31st Street and Midwest Road


3100 Midwest Road, Oakbrook, IL 60523

Click on address for a map ↑


Park in the NORTH parking lot

Use North side entrance door #2, not main entrance door

Click HERE to see a picture of the entrance


Elected Intergroup Reps are encouraged to attend and participate

All GA Members are welcomed to attend and observe



Fellowship/Social event for GA & Gam-Anon


Next Scheduled Gathering:



The Patio

2780 S. Highland Avenue

Lombard, IL 60148


An evening of casual fellowship and good food. 

Everyone pays for their own food and drink. 

The group gathers together in a quiet section of the restaurant conducive to friendly conversation



Volunteer for the Phone Service


You know how difficult it was for you to make that call!

You can be there for someone needing hope...

Let your Intergroup Rep know if you are interested...


Download the Phone Service Sign up form HERE









Over there


Need to make a meeting announcement?






Meetings Requesting Support



Tuesday - Schaumburg


Tuesday - Romeoville


Thursday - Elk Grove Village


Friday - Hinsdale


Friday - Chicago South

(Willa Rawls meeting)





2015 Christmas


New Year's

Meeting Closings


Check Back

for Updates




Pass them on...


Chicagoland Intergroup provides Anniversary Pins for pinnees...


But, why not pass along your Pin to help keep our costs down?


You may turn them in to your intergroup Rep

They will be put in our Supplies for future pinnings!




Hang Up a Flyer


to Carry the GA message!


Download the Flyer HERE

Hang up in your church


 Doctor's office


Condo bulletin board



After printing, please tear off the 2 end blank tabs, and cut on the tab lines





Please Share Your Anniversaries!


Intergroup Reps:

Help your fellow GA members celebrate their recent GA anniversaries

by submitting your members' anniversary dates to Vicki C.

email to:



She will submit them to the ISO to be listed in the Bulletin for the entire GA Fellowship to celebrate!



The Combined

Chicagoland GA & Gam-Anon Choir

is looking for a few voices!


The choir performs at various Fellowship events as requested

No long term commitments required!


Contact Terry B



Join us and help to Sing out our Recovery!



New Wednesday night


Call-In Meeting!


Wednesday, February 12th at 9:00 PM ET, was an historic moment for Gamblers Anonymous.  It marked the official launch of the Gamblers Anonymous Telephone Meeting Conference Call platform, approved by the Board of Trustees last fall in Orlando.

As the first such meeting, the expectation is to follow through with yet another way of utilizing Unity Step 5, to carry the message of hope to the compulsive gambler who still suffers.  This platform will instantly make the resources of Gamblers Anonymous available to people who need to get to a meeting but can’t for many different reasons.  This will include people who are unable to find transportation to a regular meeting, people who are unable to leave their homes due to physical restrictions, and people who live too far away from actual meetings, just to name a few.

Each one of these meetings will be ‘open meetings’, but only compulsive gamblers, those who believe they have a gambling problem at their first meeting, and those who have a desire to stop gambling, will be allowed to speak.  The meetings will be run by a rotating schedule of at least 2 out of 5 approved meeting administrators who have met the Guidelines for these meetings.

You can read about the details of this meeting on the Trustee website, which is where the meeting information on all such meetings will be listed, until the Gamblers Anonymous website is reprogrammed to display this information.

These telephone meeting conference calls were NOT designed to replace a physical meeting and it will be repeated regularly that the attendees are encouraged to go to a physical meeting.  Telephone meeting conference calls are meant to fill in the gaps between such meetings.  We hope you can attend to be able to reflect your experience to others in the program who might benefit from this type of meeting.

More information is available on the Trustee website at:

There you will find the meeting grid, showing open times for others to start telephone meeting conference calls.  Additionally, you will find a listing of Frequently Asked Questions.

The information for this first telephone conference call is as follows:

Wednesdays at 9:00 PM ET until 10:30 PM ET

The system will open at 15 minutes before in an open forum

The dial in number is 559-726-1300. This is a central California number

The conference ID is 611704#

If anyone needs support or wishes to help those who need support you can email such request to

More information on this particular meeting is available at:



Supply Orders can be sent to the Supplies Chair (

Or bring your filled out order form to the next intergroup meeting

Orders may be filled immediately if the Supplies are in stock


2015 GA Supply Form - PDF


2015 GA Supply Form - Excel with Auto Calculation




Keep up with our GA members

Please check the "Joys, Cares and Concerns" page for information




Sign up to be a "Lifeliner" today!




Recovery Quotes


Don't change yourself just to make someone happy, unless that someone is you.


Click here to find out:




What is a SPONSOR?



Pressure Relief


Contact the current Pressure Relief

Chair-person for any assistance needed

for all types of pressure relief!



Get started today by asking for the

Pressure Relief Pamphlet

& Financial Forms on CD

Which is an Excel Spreadsheet file

Available from the Supplies Chair for $2


Or get the hard copy forms in your meeting rooms


~ Speaker's Box ~


Room reps, please send to me your speaker names





Be of Service...


Could YOU find YOUR meeting?



Please check the online and downloadable meeting lists to help keep directions updated so that the newcomer can easily find our meetings... 

Please Send Updates To:


If you would like ANY Chicagoland Intergroup related announcement put on this page just send to me an e-mail:


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