Chicagoland GA Member Page

"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!




2014 GA & Gam-Anon Picnic


All GA members, Gam-Anon, Family and Friends are welcome!

Sunday, August 3rd


Bemis Woods South, Grove 5

Western Springs, IL

12:00 noon – dusk (6:00PM)



Pony Rides, Petting Zoo , Jumping House, Piņatas

& Many more games for all


Main dish supplied by Chicagoland Intergroup!

Hamburgers, Hot dogs, brats and Kraft mac & cheese
Beverages provided: Soda & water


$ 15.00 (Ages 12 & above)

$ 5.00 (Ages 11 & under)

Scholarships available, ask your intergroup rep for information

What you will bring to share:

Last name beginning with A through M: Please bring a side dish
Last name beginning with N through Z: please bring a dessert


Download the Picnic Registration Form HERE


Download the Picnic Volunteer Form HERE


Download the 2014 Picnic Informational Flyer HERE



New Meeting in Deerfield! 


Started Wednesday, July 2nd

See Meeting Announcements below...



Top Golf


Date Change!

Sunday, August 24th

7:00 - 9:00 pm

699 W. Thorndale Ave., Wood Dale, IL 60191

Please pass this information out to your meeting rooms

Food, Fun and Fellowship for only Forty Dollars!

No golfing experience needed...  FREE loaner golf clubs!


Luke W by email or phone/text 630-730-7351

and register today for the event


Download the TOPGOLF 2014 Flyer HERE




Chicagoland GA Bowling League



We had a great bowling league with 16 teams of 4 this last season!


Sign up for the Fall league


Starting back up on September 14th 2014


Only one Sunday night per month league!


Download the Fall 2014 Bowling League Flyer HERE


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




Sold Out!


Couldn't procrastinate on this one...


Take me out to the Ball Game!


Sunday, September 7th

1:20 PM

Cubs  vs. Pittsburgh Pirates



60 tickets were purchased


All tickets sold, but not all paid for... 


Get on a wait list for unpaid tickets


Terraced Reserved seating

Approximately were we have sat in the past, down the Left Field Line

The tickets are only $ 23 each


Contact Phil S at




Download this Flyer for more information!





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



Monday - Bloomingdale


Tuesday - Schaumburg


Friday - St. Gertrude


Wednesday - Hinsdale



New Meeting!


Deerfield, IL


Wednesday nights

7:30 PM

Christ United Methodist Church

600 Deerfield Road

Deerfield, IL 60015

Corner of Deerfield Road & Rosemary Terrace

Closed GA Meeting

Park in Overstock parking lot

Use Church's Main Entrance


Call Verna B with questions



July 2nd was the first meeting!

Please share the news...



Meeting Closing


The Monday night meeting in Bloomingdale at the Episcopal church is closing for good

effective after the July 28th meeting



Hang Up a Flyer for GA!


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!



Your new Trustees are...

Vote taken at the May Intergroup meeting


Dan B


Larry J


Fred L


Eileen Z



Thank you for stepping forward and being of service!


The term is for 2 years to serve

7/1/14 - 6/30/16


Click HERE to see the responsibilities of a GA Trustee



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




GA members could use our support...

Please check the "Good & Welfare" page for information




Sign up to be a "Lifeliner" today!




Recovery Quotes


"I know a guy that is addicted to brake fluid, he says he can stop anytime!" (so he says...)


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



Downers Grove

Saturday Morning Speaker Meetings

Meg L -- August 16th



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:


If you would like ANY GA related announcement put on this page just send to me an e-mail:



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