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:

www.trusteewebsite.com

 

Not using the phone list?

Let people call you...

Get on the Phone Service!

 

 

2016 Chicagoland GA & Gam-Anon

Spring Conference

April 29th, 30th and May 1st

 

Has a Theme & Logo...

 

"Putting it all Together"

 

 

(Speaking of which...)

Please come help us put it all together

and "Be of Service" to the GA Fellowship

And help work on the 2016 Spring Conference Committee

 

Fourth Planning Meeting

 

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

7PM

 

The next planning meeting will be held at:

Hyatt Lisle

Room - TBA

1400 Corporetum Drive, Lisle, IL 60532

Will need volunteers for:

Public Relations

Workshop Presenters, look for form coming soon

Hospitality Room

Traffic Control

Contact us at:

springconference16@gachicago.org

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They're Booked...!!!

Returning to the 2016 Chicagoland

GA & Gam-Anon Spring Conference

Saturday night, April 30th, 2016

By popular demand...

Charles & Company!

 

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Thinking about a Workshop?

 

Download this Workshop Idea Sheet!

 

Download the Workshop Submission Form HERE

 

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Download the Conference Registration Form HERE

 

Deadline for early registration is March 8th!

 

 

 

 

Chicagoland GA

 

 

"All Mixed Up"

 

Bowling League

 

 

22 Teams have signed up for this Season!

Last 4 Bowling Dates:

 

February 21, 2016

March 13, 2016

April 10, 2106

May 15, 2016

 

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

 

 

Thank you for attending the 2016 Spirituality Conference!

 

Also, thank you to Tom H, Peggy S and Kathy S and other volunteers for all the hard work in making the day great for over 100 attendees!

 

 

 

 

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:

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

 

 

Share your story with the 2016 International Conference!

 

Click HERE for the International Conference Booklet Webpage

 

 

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

 

 

 

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 - Hinsdale

 

Friday - Chicago South

(Willa Rawls meeting)

 

 

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Happy

 

New Year!

 

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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: 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

1-630-207-2693

or

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

 

2015 GA Supply Form - PDF

 

2015 GA Supply Form - Excel with Auto Calculation

 

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Keep up with our GA members

Please check the "Joys, Cares and Concerns" page for information

 

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Sign up to be a "Lifeliner" today!

 

 

 

Recovery Quotes

 

"It's not old behavior if I'm still doing it"

 

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

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

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Downers Grove

Saturday Morning, 9 AM

February 20th

Eli M

 

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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