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


                   WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE ON THE


                    BOARD OF REGENTS 


 The sole purpose of the Board of Regents is to supervise the

 operations of the International Service Office (I.S.O.) and see

 that it is operated effectively and efficiently.


                           Click on the link to get the information needed to submit your interest in

                                running for the board! Must submit by February 1,2019.

                                                             B.O.A. APPLICANTS





2019 Spring Conference

April 12 – 14

Lisle Hyatt

1400 Corporetum Drive, Lisle


Watch this page for the date of the next Planning Meeting!

Lisle Hyatt – 7:00 p.m.


Help still needed for

Friday afternoon events and Hospitality Room


Join the Mission


 Click here for the 2019 Fillable Chicagoland Spring Conference Registration Form

Click here for info on how to Tell Us Your Story for the Conference CD

Click here for suggestions on workshops

Click here for workshop submission form

Click here if you want to volunteer at conference


                                                                  Download Spirituality Registration form here




The Chicagoland GA Bowling league is back


 Contact Mary if interested in bowling!


The new bowling league season began on


September 9th




Chicagoland GA



"All Mixed Up"


Bowling League



One night a month bowling league...


Bowling Schedule


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 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 with the time frame in which you could receive calls.


Download the Phone Service Sign up form HERE










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Need to make a meeting announcement?






Meetings Requesting Support


Monday - St Mary's Chicago

Wednesday - Joliet (Spanish)

Wednesday - Highland, IN

Thursday - Lisle

Friday - Chicago South

(Willa Rawls meeting)

Friday - Chicago Northwest

(St. Tarcissus meeting)

Saturday - Hinsdale



          St. Mary's Monday Chicago

          meeting will be open on MLK



Check out new format - features open speakers/ workshops meetings

Send an email to Dan B at  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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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.

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




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:

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:

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

More information on this particular meeting is available at:



 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!



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


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



---  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


~ Speaker's Box ~


Room reps, please send speaker information to



Please Send Speaker

Updates 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:


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


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