Chicagoland Intergroup -- Member Page

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


Check out the GA Trustee Site


As your room opens or meets outside, please let the website know,


 and then we will update the meeting page with that info








The spring Conference has been postponed


 until April 2021. More info to follow in the next


 few weeks.  If anyone has any questions


 please email Mary or Bob at 





 Direction on returning to face-to-face meetings


Outdoor meetings

Small group outdoor meetings in areas where anonymity can be maintained

 are encouraged.  Please get permission if meeting on private property a the facility/venue of

 your normal meeting.  Follow state guidelines for proper social distancing measures.


Indoor meetings

1. Contact the facility/venue for details on whether they are opening up to


2. Wait for Phase 4 of reopening with groups of up to 50 (to minimize friction of deciding who

can be at a meeting of 10 people)

3. Follow social distancing guidelines including masks, 6 feet spacing, etc. (members can

 remove mask during therapy, but is up to their discretion)

4. Serenity prayer without holding hands.





Don't know how to join a zoom meeting?


Copy and paste this link:



 Since rooms are not physically meeting, conributions to ISO have stopped.

  If you want to contribute directly to ISO, here is the address.


G.A. International Service Office

4981 Irwindale Ave #700

Irwindale, Ca 91706








Note that some meetings have established


 dial-in meetings for their rooms


- see Meetings page on this


Chicagoland GA website for those details.




Also - GA ISO is expanding the Nationwide dial-in

 meetings- see Meetings notice below for that detail. 



Please be sure to send any meeting updates to and

so the Chicagoland website can be kept current




Thank you for your patience and support.

In the meantime, use the telephone list









Over there


Need to make a meeting announcement?











Your meeting may have started a conference call in meeting.  You will find that info on the meeting page, in the right hand column next to the meeting info.






This is an email from the Board of Trustees

and feel this should be passed on to the


  • The Telephone Conference Call committee
  • meetings are the ONLY platform approved by the Board of Trustees as a recognized meeting
  • .
  • These meetings do NOT count towards the 39 meeting rule. 
  • The meeting is NOT considered a group, therefore it does NOT have voting privileges, hence it doesn't count towards the 39 meeting rule.
  • The 39 meeting rule for pinnings has an exception for medical reasons. Reassure the members in your area that our current situation DOES fall within the category of medical reasons.
  • Alternate forms of meetings, e.g. online meetings, video conferencing, other forms of phone meetings outside of what's been approved by the BOT are NOT recognized by Gamblers Anonymous and are therefore considered outside issue and should NEVER be included in any Intergroup or formal GA correspondence.
  • Zoom, GoToMeeting, Skype, etc., are a few examples that are NOT Gamblers Anonymous recognized meeting platforms




As of Wednesday, 3/18, 2020, Gamblers Anonymous will have an accommodation for all Gamblers Anonymous members who have been told that their regular meeting facilities have been closed due to the current health emergency. The Board of Trustees Telephone Conference Call Committee has been operating a weekly Telephone Conference Call meeting for the last 6 years. With the approval of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the committee has volunteered to hold daily meetings.

Accordingly, there will be a telephone conference call meeting every day of the week at 9:00 PM New York Time, which is GMT -4, lasting for 2 hours.

These will meetings are designated as approved Gamblers Anonymous meetings. These meetings are scheduled to continue for a 2-week
period, but may be extended additional weeks, if required.

Below are the details to call in for all the meetings.

Day and Time Call-In Number Meeting Code Email for Information and Questions
Sunday - 9pm 712-770-5338 836083 #
Monday - 9pm 712-770-4925 554671 #
Tuesday - 9pm 712-770-4943 253824 #
Wednesday - 9pm 712-770-4160 611704 #
Thursday - 9pm 712-770-4981 872853 #
Friday - 9pm 712-770-4996 595094 #
Saturday - 9pm 712-770-5335 491301 #

An outgrowth of this surge in online meeting demand brings us a PERMANENT new telephone conference call meeting. Irrespective of the continuity of the 9PM meetings, this Friday 3PM meeting will endure.

Day and Time Call-In Number Meeting Code Email for Information and Questions
Friday – 3pm 712-770-4979 703758 #

The telephone conference call platform we are using has local access telephone numbers for 74 different countries. If you are going to call from a foreign country, please use the appropriate email address to request the local calling numbers.

AS OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020 – Gamblers Anonymous will have its first GA approved Spanish speaking meeting on this platform. Worldwide access is available with non-US country local phone numbers. Please use the email address below to obtain those local area numbers.

Day and Time Call-In Number Meeting Code Email for Information and Questions
Wednesday – 8pm
Mexico City Time
712-770-5306 565387 #



The Chicagoland GA Bowling league is Closed until further notice  




2nd Sunday of the month



Chicagoland GA



"All Mixed Up"


Bowling League



One night a month bowling league...


Bowling is every 2nd Sunday of the month from September through May.

Cost is $18.00/per month

Cost includes a bowling banquet at the end of the season!



Future bowling Dates to be Determined





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


Bowlero 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!




Download the Fillable Phone Service Sign up form HERE

Download the Phone Service Volunteer Info HERE




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!


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As we start the New Year we will attempt all year to reach those compulsive gamblers who are still suffering to share our experience, strength, and hope with them. We will reach out to treatment centers, media outlets, community centers, community speaking opportunities…

We ask for your help in identifying outreach opportunities. We are looking to form a team of speakers who would fill in for opportunities we find to speak to both the recovery community and our communities at-large.

Contact us at if you have ideas for outreach and/or want to be on a list of members who can help us reach those who are still suffering. We are asking you because who better to teach us than those who have been on the other side.





Hang Up a Flyer


to Carry the GA message!


Click here for flyer


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 Sharyn E.

email to:

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


AS OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020 – Gamblers Anonymous will have its first GA approved Spanish speaking meeting on this platform.

Worldwide access is available with non-US country local phone numbers. Please use the email address below to obtain those local area numbers.

Day and Time Call-In Number Meeting Code Email for Information and Questions
Wednesday – 8pm
Mexico City Time
712-770-5306 565387 #



Permanent Wednesday night and Friday day


Call-In Meetings!



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:



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


The dial in number for Wednesday 9 PM is  712-770-4160. The conference code is 611704

 Email for Information and Questions is

The dial in number for Friday 3 PM is 712-770-4979.  The conference code is 703758

Email for Information and Questions is




 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 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!




Intergroup will be a zoom meeting  7:30 pm August 11th,  2020


 Meeting ID 828 6248 6868

Password 210203

Dial in number is 312-626-6799






Chicagoland Intergroup Meeting  

2nd Tuesday of the Month - 7:30 PM  

Oakbrook Community Church  

3100 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL  60523  


GA Helpline 1-888-548-2790 (24/7)  


Gam-Anon Hotline 1-708-802-0105  

National Suicide Lifeline 1-800-273-8255




Mailing Address:  

Chicagoland Intergroup, P.O. Box 3649, Lisle, IL  60532 




Recovery Quotes


 I’m not telling you it is going to be easy,

I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.

– Anonymous


Click here to find out:



What is a SPONSOR?



Pressure Relief



View flyer here

NOTE that these Wednesday sessions represent an opportunity to have a

Pressure Relief done. 

Meetings are still encouraged to offer/conduct Pressure Relief as well.  


Contact the current

Pressure Relief Chairperson

for any assistance needed

for all types of pressure relief!




The new pressure relief booklets are available.    It is important to review the new booklet including the disclaimer form.


Click here to view the proposed waiver and release for the pressure relief group meeting. 


Download an explanation of all the Pressure Reliefs HERE


~ Speaker's Box ~



Room reps, please send speaker information 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:


If you would like ANY Chicagoland Intergroup related announcement put on

this page just send  an e-mail to


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