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

www.trusteewebsite.com

 

***ADDING MORE SESSIONS!**

 

RELAPSE AND

RELAPSE RECOVERY PLANNING

 

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 relapseconference2018@gachicago.org with any questions. No need to RSVP

relapseconference2018@gachicago.org

 

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!

 

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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  

                     Email:  spirituality2019@gachicago.org

 

***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 spirituality2019@gachicago.org

 

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  
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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 bowling@gachicago.org 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 phoneservice@gachicago.org with the time frame in which you could receive calls.

 

Download the Phone Service Sign up form HERE

 

 

 

 

Meeting

 

 

Notices

 

Over there

 

Need to make a meeting announcement?

e-mail: info@gachicago.org

 

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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

 

Bolingbrook

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

 

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.

 

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: 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 2018 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!

 

 

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!

e-mail: pressurerelief@gachicago.org

 

---  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

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Room reps, please send speaker information to

info@gachicago.org

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Please Send Speaker

Updates To:

info@gachicago.org

 

 

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

 

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

info@gachicago.org

 

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