Chicagoland Intergroup -- Member Page

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

The trustees are looking for your input

on these upcoming agenda items:

www.trusteewebsite.com

 

Someone's getting excited about the conference!

2017 Chicagoland GA/Gam-Anon Spring Conference

April 28th, 29th and 30th

Hyatt Regency Lisle

1400 Corporetum Drive

Lisle, IL 60532

Download the Conference Registration Form HERE

Early registration discount available again this year...  Sign up early and save!

Deadline for discount is April11th!

Look for Members selling Candy Bars again this year!

This helps to offset the costs of the Conference! 

Thank you for the Support!

 

Stay the weekend*...  Get the full Conference experience!

Discounted Hotel Rates for regular rooms and panoramic rooms!

*The conference receives a rebate of $5 per room night to help offset Conference costs...

So, by staying at the hotel, you are also supporting the Conference!  Thank you!

 

 

Work

Shops

 

New This Year!

 

Submit your workshop idea online!

Click here to go to an online form to submit your idea

 

Download PDF form for Workshop Submittal HERE

Please print form, fill out and hand to intergroup rep, or send to our PO Box, or email to workshops@gachicago.org

Deadline: April 1st

 

Work

Shops

 

Volunteers

Several opportunities for volunteering at the conference

E-mail Mike L at volunteer@gachicago.org to be of service

 

 

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Shirts

 

 

Conference T-Shirts

$ 19.99 plus tax and shipping

Women and Men's sizes -- 5 colors to choose from!

 

 

Order Online Today - Click HERE

 

Shirts will NOT be available at the conference

 

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Shirts

 

All Night Therapy Rooms

looking for people to chair a meeting for one hour at the conference.

Contact Tom H at allnight@gachicago.org to sign up

 

 

Golfing

&

Bowling

Pre-Conference Bowling

Friday, April 28th 2017

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

 Lisle Lanes

4920 Lincoln Ave., Lisle, IL 60532

(3 minutes from the Hyatt)

 

$25.00 Includes: Unlimited Bowling, Ball and Shoe rental

Lunch and a Souvenir Bowling Towel

Balls drop at 11:30am – 2:00pm

 

This year we’ve added some Special Party Games and Hilarious challenges, so that all will have a great time, even if you’re used to Striking out!

 

Holding 24 spots, but will add more if demand is high

Download the Flyer HERE for details

 

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Pre-Conference Golf Outing

Friday, April 28th 2017

Tee Times Start at 10 AM

Village Greens of Woodridge

1575 75th St, Woodridge, IL 60517

(11minutes from the Hyatt)

 

$38.00 Includes: Green Fees, Lunch, and a Souvenir Golf Towel

Tee times begin at 10:00AM

 

Come Tee-Off for a Great time…

Even if your game is not up to par!

 

Holding 36 spots, but will add more if demand is high

 

Download the Flyer HERE for details

 

 

Golfing

&

Bowling

Sixth Planning Meeting

Thursday

March 30th

7:00 PM

Room TBA at the host hotel

All other inquiries:

Contact us at springconference17@gachicago.org with questions

 

 

 

Chicagoland GA

 

 

"All Mixed Up"

 

Bowling League

 

 

Bowling has started again for the 2016-17 league!

 

The regular bowling start time is 6pm

Only one Sunday night per month!

 

Remaining 2017 calendar:

April 9th - All League meeting at the Brunswick Zone at 5pm

May 7th**

Banquet: June 2nd

 

**Since the second Sunday of May is Mother’s Day and the Banquet is on June 2nd we will be bowling on the first Sunday of May.

 

Substitutes are always welcomed and are needed most nights of bowling

Just show up a little early and/or contact Mary 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 W. at bowling@gachicago.org with any questions or to join!

All Mixed Up "By-laws for 2016-17" Season HERE

 

 

 

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

 

 

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!

 

 

Fellowship/Social event for GA & Gam-Anon

 

Next Scheduled Gathering:

TBA

The Patio

2780 S. Highland Avenue

Lombard, IL 60148

 

An evening of casual fellowship and good food. 

Everyone pays for their own food and drink. 

The group gathers together in a quiet section of the restaurant conducive to friendly conversation

 

 

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

 

Tuesday - Schaumburg

Wednesday - Joliet (Spanish)

Wednesday - Highland, IN

Friday - Forest Park

Friday - Chicago South

(Willa Rawls meeting)

 

New Meeting!

Saturday Mornings

Started February 4th

8 AM - 9:30 AM

Park Ridge

Lutheran General Hospital

1775 Dempster Street

Park Ridge, IL 60068

Room 1064

This will be a GA literature discussion meeting.  weeks 1-4 will discuss various GA approved literature and week 5, if there is one, will be a speaker meeting.  This will be a closed GA meeting, discussion format.

 

 

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 Maria E.

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!

 

 

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

gachoir@gachicago.org

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:

 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 1-605-562-3140. 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 Wed9pmConf@trusteewebsite.com

More information on this particular meeting is available at:

http://trusteewebsite.com/index.php/html/main/telephone_wed_9pm.html

 

 

Supply Orders can be sent to the Supplies Chair (supplies@gachicago.org)

Or bring your filled out order form to the next intergroup meeting

Orders may be filled immediately if the Supplies are in stock

 

2016 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

 

"This is a One Day at a Time program. If you are gambling free today, you are tied for first place in GA."

 

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

Get started today by asking for the Pressure Relief Pamphlet & Financial Forms on CD on an Excel file available from the Supplies Chair for $2

 

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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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Orland Park

Thursday, March 30th

Jeff T

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 to me an e-mail:

info@gachicago.org

 

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