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www.trusteewebsite.com

 

                             A ONE DAY WORKSHOP

ON

ESCAPE and ACTION GAMBLERS

An exploration of typology: similarities and differences in our paths to our emotional illness and our recovery.

Presented by Brian M (Saturday Lutheran General)

When: Saturday September 21, 2019 10am-3pm

Where:  1724 First St, Highland Park

Who: This is an open workshop. GamAnon is welcome. Small groups will be specific to Gamblers Anonymous and GamAnon

Other Details: PARKING in the Metra Station across from Nicasa is free all day. There will be a one-hour break for LUNCH. There are many food options within walking distance. The workshop is FREE because we offer only our experience, strength, and hope…no food. There is a water cooler with cold and hot.

10am-12pm: Introductions, video clips and definitions

12pm-1pm: Lunch on your own

1pm-2pm: Large and small group discussions

2pm-3pm: Process and next steps

Please RSVP as there is limited space even if you are a maybe.

escapegambling2019@gachicago.org

Click here to download flyer.

 

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Click here for the GA Family Holiday Gathering flyer

 

Sunday Dec 1, 2019

 

 

 

 

The Chicagoland GA Bowling league is on summer break!

 

 Contact Mary D if interested in bowling starting

 

Sunday September 8, 2019  

 

 

 

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!

 


 

Bowling is done for the 2018- 2019 season, but time to start planning now for the 2019-2020 season. 

 

Contact Mary if interested in bowling starting Sunday September 8, 2019.

 

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 bowling@gachicago.org with any questions or to join!

 

 

Breaking News

 

 

9/11/19  There will be a Spirituality planning meeting starting at 6pm,

on Monday Oct 7th, prior to the Arlington Heights regular meeting @

 Northwest Community Hospital.

 Volunteers needed and welcomed.

 

 Click here to view the proposed new  literature that our trustees are

 working on

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for info/flyer for the  Gamblers Anonymous Area 10

 

Mini-Conference       "Gratitude"

 

Sept 13th - Sept 15th, 2019

 

 

 

Minnesota GA & Gam-Anon


invite you to attend the


2019 Minnesota Conference


October 18th -20th

 

Click here for info/flyer for the Minnesota conference

 

 

 

 

Download the Fillable Phone Service Sign up form HERE

Download the Phone Service Volunteer Info HERE

 

 

 

Meeting

 

 

Notices

 

Over there

 

Need to make a meeting announcement?

e-mail: info@gachicago.org

 

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Meetings Requesting Support

 

Tuesday - Edison Park

Wednesday - Joliet (Spanish)

Wednesday - Highland, IN

Thursday - Lisle

Thursday - Elk Grove Village

 Friday - Chicago South

(Willa Rawls meeting)

 

 

 

Room Change

 

Lansing, First United Methodist Church will now be

 

 meeting on the 4th floor.  It is elevator accessible.

 

 

 

Relaunch

 Park Ridge, Wednesday,  will start with  a beginner's Meeting from 7 to 7:30, (an orientation to Gamblers Anonymous and works on the first three steps of recovery), followed with a  Literature Meeting from 7:30 to 9:00

 

 

New (Returned) Thursday Chicago Loop

Meeting is back!

 

The Thursday 12 Noon Chicago Loop is

 

back on the meeting schedule. 

 

 

Thursday 12 noon

 

First United Methodist Church

 

77 W. Washington Street

 

Chicago, IL  60602

 

Basement Classroom #1 - Garrett

 

Open/Topic Meeting

 

 

 

Permanent Meeting Closures

 

Friday Chicago meeting at St. Tarcissus

 

Friday night Forest Park meeting

 

and

 

  Saturday afternoon Hinsdale

 

meetings are now permanently closed

 

 

 

 

 

Romeoville

Check out new format - features open speakers/ workshops meetings

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

 

 

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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PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

ASKS FOR YOUR HELP

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 publicrelations@gachicago.org 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.

In peace

Brian B and Brian M

 

Click here for a copy of the Problem Gambling Awareness Month letter

Click here for a copy of our Public Relations letter

Click here for the Public Relations Report May 2019

 

 

 

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 Donna M.

email to: anniversaries@gachicago.org

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:

 http://trusteewebsite.com/index.php/html/main/telephone_conference.html

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 Wed9pmConf@trusteewebsite.com

More information on this particular meeting is available at:

http://trusteewebsite.com/wednesday-9-pm-conference-call/

 

 

 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

 

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Keep up with our GA members

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

 

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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!

 

 

FYI

 

Chicagoland Intergroup Meeting  

2nd Tuesday of the Month - 7:30 PM  

Oakbrook Community Church  

3100 Midwest Road, Oakbrook, IL  60523  

  

GA Helpline 1-888-548-2790 (24/7)  

  

Gam-Anon Hotline 1-708-802-0105  

National Suicide Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Website: www.gachicago.org  

  

E-mail: info@gachicago.org

Mailing Address:  

Chicagoland Intergroup   

                                                                         P O B o x 364 9 - Lisle , I L 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

 

BEGINNING – WEDNESDAY MAY 15
DAN B. GA & TAMMY B. GAMANON -
ARE OFFERING TO DO PRESSURE RELIEF EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING BEGINNING AT 7:00PM
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS
2 PRESSURE RELIEF SESSIONS WILL BE AVAIL EACH WEEK

View flyer here

Contact the current Pressure Relief Chair-person for any assistance needed for all types of pressure relief!

e-mail: pressurerelief@gachicago.org

 

      

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

info@gachicago.org

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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:

info@gachicago.org

 

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

info@gachicago.org

 

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