Chicagoland Intergroup -- Member Page

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

The trustees are looking for your input!

Check out the GA Trustee Site







When: Saturday 1pm-4pm on October 20, November 17, December 15

Where: Nicasa Highland Park, 1724 1st Street Highland Park Illinois

Parking is free across the street in the Metra lot. A few spots in front of the building for those in need of a short walk.

Why: To deepen my personal work/awareness of the risks and processes of relapse potential. You get to answer why for yourself.

Who: Open to all Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon members

Contact Brian M at with any questions. No need to RSVP


Minnesota GA & Gam-Anon conference


October 19th-21st

 download registration form  




   Spring Conference 2019 Planning Meeting


Wednesday October 24th 7:00 PM

Lisle Hyatt (Conference Site Hotel)

1400 Corporetum Drive, Lisle, IL

Willow Room

Where your great ideas become an Amazing Conference!

Bring a friend!  Be of service & get involved!






2019 GA & Gam-Anon Spirituality Conference 

  Save the date/time  download Spirituality registration form     

       Date:  Saturday January 26, 2019

       Time:  Registration Opens/Beverages & Donuts 9 am to 9:45 am

                Program starts at 10 am and ends at 3pm

  Location: Northwest Community Hospital Auditorium,

                     800 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL  60005          

  Contacts: Co-Chair Phones:  Bob C.  319-750-1620  OR Jim G. 630-219-8789  



***Please help to plan the Spirituality Conference!

Join us at the next  Spirituality Conference Planning Meeting*** 

     When:            October 29th, 2018

     Where:           Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights in the Cafeteria

     Time:              6PM before the regular meeting at 7PM

     Why:              To discuss a possible theme and questions


 We can use your help!!  

      Sincerely -   Bob C and Jim G, your Spirituality Conference co-Chairpersons

                         Contact us at


2019 GA & Gam-Anon Spirituality Conference



                      GA Holiday Party 2018

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Sunday December 2nd


2 – 7 pm William Tell Holiday Inn

Family Style Dinner served 3pm


 DJ Entertainment 2 – 6pm

Adults only $10

Children ages 3 - 12 only $5

Age 2 and under - FREE

Santa will distribute gifts

Paid reservations due by November 13th

Venue CANNOT accommodate walk ups

 Download registration form  


The Chicagoland GA Bowling league is back


We are looking for 4 more bowlers, contact Mary if interested!


The new bowling league season began on


September 9th




Chicagoland GA



"All Mixed Up"


Bowling League



One night a month bowling league...


Bowling Schedule


October 14, 2018
November 11, 2018
December 9, 2018   Holiday Party!
January 13, 2019
February 10, 2019
March 10, 2019
April 7, 2019 @ 5:30 PM
May 5, 2019*

Bowling Banquet will be on May 31, 2019 at:
Glendale Lakes Golf Club
1550 President Street
Glendale Heights, IL 60139 


 We bowl the second Sunday of each month through May.

Start time is 6PM and the cost is $18.00 a month.


Substitutes are always welcomed and are needed most nights of bowling

Just show up a little early and/or contact Mary D. ahead of time


Brunswick Zone Glendale Heights

558 North Avenue, Glendale Heights, IL 60139

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


Mary D. at with any questions or to join!



The Chicagoland Intergroup meeting is held


on the second Tuesday of the month at


7:30 PM


The Oakbrook Community Church

3100 Midwest Road, Oakbrook, IL 60523

Southwest corner of 31st Street and Midwest Road

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



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 or send an e-mail to with the time frame in which you could receive calls.


Download the Phone Service Sign up form HERE










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Need to make a meeting announcement?






Meetings Requesting Support


Wednesday - Joliet (Spanish)

Wednesday - Highland, IN

Thursday - Lisle

Friday - Chicago South

(Willa Rawls meeting)

Friday - Chicago Northwest

(St. Tarcissus meeting)

Saturday - Hinsdale

Sunday - Elk Grove Village



Starting 11/2/18 - new 7pm start time


Chicago Downtown (Tues)

This meeting no longer has the 1pm end time - just starts at 12 Noon.  Also, is not a "No Comment" meeting



Check out new format - features open speakers/ workshops meetings

Send an email to Dan B at  if interested in speaking or hosting a workshop at the Romeoville meeting.


A 12 Step Opportunity: Gambler Anonymous in a Jail

Brian M (Sat AM Park Ridge Meeting) is in the planning stage of starting  a meeting in the Lake County Jail. 

If you have interest in being part of the process please reach out to Brian - there is an application process that takes some time to get approved.  


Holiday Closures/changes

Romeoville - closed 12/25, 1/1

West Highland, IN - closed 12/24, 12/31

Chicago Downtown- closed 12/25, 1,1


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 Donna M.

email to:

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



Wednesday night

Call-In Meeting!


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.

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 1-712-770-4160. This is a network based phone number in Iowa

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:



 Bring your filled out order form to the next intergroup meeting

Orders may be filled immediately if the Supplies are in stock


Click HERE for the 2018 GA Supply Form - PDF




Keep up with our GA members

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



Have you been given much from the GA program? 

Consider giving back to it by becoming a "Lifeliner" and financially supporting the International Service Office of Gamblers Anonymous, or as we call it... The awesome "I.S.O."

Click here to be a "Lifeliner" today!



Recovery Quotes


"If gambling is interfering with your work, you're probably a problem gambler.  If work is interfering with your gambling, you're probably a compulsive gambler."


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!



---  NEW ---

      Blue is Bad; Green is Good!! The Blue covered packets

 titled “Gambler’s Anonymous Pressure Relief Group Meeting

 Handbook” Printed 03/2016 are NOT to be used.  The green

 covered packets titled “The Pressure Relief Group Meeting

 Handbook” printed 08/2011 ARE to be used currently.


Download an explanation of all the Pressure Reliefs HERE

Click Here for an online resource for you to read in your meeting rooms explaining Pressure Relief

~ Speaker's Box ~


Room reps, please send speaker information to



Please Send Speaker

Updates To:



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:


GA & Gam-Anon Speakers

Putting the Voices Together

A special gift from members of GA & Gam-Anon

shared with us to celebrate recovery and the 2016 Spring Conference


Click HERE for Audio Recordings of Members

putting it all together about the steps!



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


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