Chicagoland Intergroup 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!



2016 Spring Conference

Planning Time!



Please come and "Be of Service" to the GA Fellowship

2016 Spring Conference

April 29th, 30th and May 1st 2016


First Planning Meeting

Monday, October 19th


Woodland Room

Hyatt Lisle

1400 Corporetum Drive

Lisle, IL 60532


Need Volunteers for:



Hospitality Room

All Night Therapy Rooms

And More...


Hope to See you There!




Chicagoland GA



"All Mixed Up"


Bowling League



22 Teams have signed up for the upcoming Season!


Second Sunday of the month



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)


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

Contact Mary for room available on the 2015-2016 league


2015-2016 Bowling Schedule

(please note exceptions)


October 11, 2015

November 8, 2015

December 20, 2015 (3rd Sunday)

January 10, 2016

February 21, 2016 (3rd Sunday)

March 13, 2016

April 10, 2106

May 15, 2016 (3rd Sunday)


Chicagoland GA Family

Holiday Gathering

Come for the fun, food and fellowship! 

December 6th 2015 SUNDAY

Time: 1 - 6 PM

Dinner being served 3 - 5 PM


Adults only $10

Children 5-12 years old $5

Children 4 and Under are FREE!

St. John Evangelical Church

1800 S. Rodenburg Road, Schaumburg, IL

Activities Room in Basement

Parking is available across the street


Share your Holiday spirit by bringing your favorite Holiday music CD!

If your last name begins with:

A to M - Bring your favorite Holiday Appetizer to share!

N to Z - Bring your favorite Holiday Dessert to share!

Kid’s Activities 2-4 PM

Children Holiday Videos throughout the day

You Better Watch Out… Santa Arrives at 4PM!

Santa will distribute gifts to children brought by

parents or guardians (4-4:30PM)


Download the Holiday Gathering Flyer 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



Fellowship/Social event for GA & Gam-Anon


Next Scheduled Gathering:



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...


Download the Phone Service Sign up form HERE









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Need to make a meeting announcement?






Meetings Requesting Support



Tuesday - Schaumburg


Tuesday - Romeoville


Thursday - Elk Grove Village


Friday - Hinsdale


Friday - Chicago South

(Willa Rawls meeting)


Meeting Locations Changing


The Wednesday morning Oak Lawn meeting is moving to a new time and location starting September 23rd 


New location:

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

8607 S. Narragansett Ave.

Burbank, IL  60459


New Time:

10AM - 11:30 AM


Thursday night Too!


The Thursday evening Oak Lawn meeting is moving to this location starting October 1st with a new starting time of 7:30 PM




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!




Minnesota GA & Gam-Anon


Invite you to attend their

2015 Fall Conference

Getting close...  Make your plans now to attend!!

October 23rd – 25th


Click HERE for the Minnesota Fall Conference Flyer



Recovery Quotes


Don't change yourself just to make someone happy, unless that someone is you.


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



October 17th

Downers Grove

Tony C



October 29th

Orland Park

Rich S



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 Chicagoland Intergroup related announcement put on this page just send to me an e-mail:


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