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"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!



Chicagoland GA & Gam-Anon

Annual Spring Conference

May 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Lisle Hyatt Hotel

1400 Corporetum Drive, Lisle, IL 60532

Click on address for a map ↑


Cook up a "Hole in One!"

2015 GA & Gam-Anon Spring Conference Golf Outing

Friday, May 1st

10:30 am tee times starting


River Bend Golf Course

5900 S. Route 53

Lisle, IL 60532


Only $25 for 9 holes with cart!

Download the FLYER here to get all the details


Cook up a 300 Game!

2015 GA & Gam-Anon Spring Conference Bowling

Friday May 1st  at  1:00 PM

Fox Bowl

1101 Butterfield Road

Wheaton, IL  60189

3 miles from the hotel

$3.50 per game

 Download the FLYER here

Contact Fred L

1-847-525-8951   or

Let him know if you will join us so we can tell the

Bowling alley about how many people will be there



Saturday Night Entertainment

included with your conference fee!

Back by Popular Demand!


       Friday Night Event


     Room Bake-Off!   


Make us laugh, smile, scratch our heads...


Download details HERE for getting involved in the Friday Night Event!


2015  GA & Gam-Anon

Spring Conference

Workshop Information Below:

Workshop schedule for your 2015 Conference planning!!


Download the 2015 Workshop Schedule HERE


Download the 2015 Workshop Descriptions HERE



Thank you for sharing your

 Recipe for Serenity...


We have compiled a CD full of our shared recipes

to distribute at this year's Spring conference


The CD has been completed, Thank you for all the submissions!



Don't forget to put your dish in the oven...

Please register as EARLY as possible!

2015 Conference Registration Form HERE

Registration Forms still being accepted!

Thursday and Sunday nights available at the same discounted room & suite rates!!


Volunteers Needed! 

Not all at once now!!!

The Spring Conference is just around the corner and we need volunteers.  Would you be willing to work for an hour at the conference - Thursday, Friday or Saturday?
We have openings in the Hospitality Room that need to be filled during the day on Saturday, May 2nd starting at 7:00am.  If we get enough volunteers we could do 1/2 hour shifts.

We also need volunteers for the A
ll Night Therapy Room

We open at 10:00pm on Friday night, May 1st after the entertainment and close Sunday morning

We are suggesting one hour shifts from midnight until 5am both Friday and Saturday night


We need volunteers to help decorate the hospitality room with our doves and recipe cards

Workers for this task are needed on Friday, May 1st at 2pm at the hotel. 

The work should take no more than 2 hours.
Help is needed stuffing the give-away bags, with the registration materials, etc. on Thursday night, April 30th.  If you would like to join in and help, be at the hotel around 6:00pm.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact  Peg M at  ASAP and tell her when you are available and what you would like to help with. 

Peg will try and put you where you request.  If you have someone that would like to join you and work with you, please pass along their name, phone number and email address.




LAST Planning Meeting!

  April 23rd 7:00 PM 

Woodland Room  



Cindi M or Tony C

phone Cindi at 847-525-7994, Tony at 630-408-4430




Cubs Game Outing


85 tickets Sold Out

Game Tickets will be distributed at the Spring Conference


Sunday, May 17th  1:20 PM game time

Terraced Reserved section 205

1/2 price tickets at only $ 16.25 each


Chicago Cubs


Pittsburgh Pirates


No More tickets or stand by available...

Contact Phil S if you have any questions about your tickets





Chicagoland GA



"All Mixed Up"


Bowling League



There are 20 teams in this season's league!!


Be a sub on the


2014-15 Bowling League


Second Sunday of the month



Scheduling Note:



Bowling in May will be on 4th Sunday

May 24th, 2015



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)


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



Check out the first - ever...Ohio (Area 9)

GA & Gam-Anon Conference in July!

Download the Registration Flyer HERE for the Ohio Conference




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



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








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Need to make a meeting announcement?






Meetings Requesting Support



Tuesday - Schaumburg


Thursday - Elk Grove Village


Friday - Hinsdale






Arlington Heights


The Monday night Arlington Heights meeting at Northwest Community Hospital will be using a few different rooms for 2015 meetings.  Please check HERE for the room location on a particular date.





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 due in to Supplies Chair (

at least 2 weeks prior to Intergroup to receive them at next Intergroup


2014 GA Supply Form - PDF


2014 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


"Resentments are like stray cats...

If you don't feed them, they'll go away."


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



Sunday, April 19th

Justin W



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