Chicagoland Intergroup Member Page

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

The trustees are looking for your input

on these upcoming agenda items:


Chicagoland GA Picnic


July 31st

noon - 6pm

Bemis Woods, Grove 5

Western Springs, IL


Please Note:

Last Name A-M please bring a dessert

N-Z please bring a side dish to share


Download the Registration Form HERE


Download the Volunteer Form HERE

(Be of Service!)


Visit the Petting Zoo at the Picnic!

Starring... Billy G.

(The G really stands for Gambler...)



"A weekend of living, loving, learning, and laughter!"  - 2016 Conference attendee

2016 Chicagoland GA & Gam-Anon

Spring Conference

Lisle Hyatt

April 29th, 30th and May 1st

"Putting it all Together"


Thank you to the 293 attendees of the 2016 Spring Conference! 

We hope you enjoyed what we put together for you!

See you all in 2017!


Please listen to the audio contributions further down



Spring Conference Shirts

We have a few shirts left, contact Eileen Z at

Large and Medium Male sizes available

Special price! Only $10


GA & Gam-Anon Speakers

Putting the Voices Together

A special gift from members of GA & Gam-Anon

for the 2016 Spring Conference


Click HERE for Audio Recordings of Members

putting it all together about the steps!



They're Gone...


Road trip to watch the Cubbies!


Update: SOLD OUT


 Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers

In Milwaukee at Miller Park

Sunday, July 24th at 1:10 PM

Section 435, Terrace Boxes for $27 tax included each ticket


Parking is available General Parking $15 on game day $11 in advance, Preferred Parking is $16 in advance, $25 on game day


There is an opportunity for tailgating too...  More details to come


Contact Phil S at today!


Area Nine 2016 GA Mini-Conference

August 5-7, 2016

Personal Recovery Depends Upon Group


Friday Evening 7 PM - Social Event

Saturday Morning 9 AM - Morning Workshops

Saturday 12:00 PM - Lunch

Saturday Afternoon 1:30 PM - Afternoon Workshops

Saturday Evening 6:30 PM - Dinner Social

Entertainment - 8:00 PM

Sunday Morning 9:00 AM - Closing Ceremony

Must register and pay for dinner No Later Than July 25th.

No paying for dinner at the Conference

Doubletree Hotel Dearborn

5801 Southfield Freeway @ Ford Road

Enter from westbound Ford Road driveway just past Chili’s

Dearborn, MI


$30.00 Registration

$35.00 Dinner Dance

Hotel Rate is $109.00 + taxes.

Please make hotel reservations through the Doubletree by calling 800-222-8733.

Remember to ask the Hotel for the Gamblers Anonymous Mini-Conf. Rate!!

Registration Scholarships available for members with less than one year clean.


Download the Registration Form HERE




Chicagoland GA



"All Mixed Up"


Bowling League



Bowling starts again September 11, 2016

 for the 2016-17 league!


The regular bowling start time is 6pm

Only one Sunday night per month!


Brunswick Zone Glendale Heights

558 North Avenue, Glendale Heights, IL 60139

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


2016 Bowling Banquet Flyer HERE

Mary W. @ 1-847-269-4407 with any questions or to join!

All Mixed Up "By-laws for 2016-17" Season 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:


Friday, September 16th, 2016

7:00 PM


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


Wednesday - Joliet (Spanish)


Wednesday - Highland, IN


Friday - Hinsdale


Friday - Chicago South

(Willa Rawls meeting)


ALL Meetings


Please attend the Picnic

on July 31st

at Bemis Woods

(no current meeting notices, just thought I would push the picnic in this empty space...)



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 Maria E.

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 1-605-562-3140. 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


2016 GA Supply Form - PDF




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


"If you want to stop gambling, you are going to have to stop gambling."


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


Downers Grove


August 20th

John E



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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