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!

 

 

Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest

Saturday, November 1st

1:00 PM -- Meet at "Zach's Petting Zoo"

 

Siegel's Cottonwood Pumpkin Farm

Visit their website: www.ourpumpkinfarm.com

 

17250 S. Weber Road, Crest Hill, IL  60441

 

Questions?

Call the GA Farmers

Luke W  630-730-3521

Tom C  708-772-6135

 

 

 

Chicagoland GA

 

 

Bowling League

 

 

There are 20 teams in this season's league!!

 

Be a sub on the

 

2014-15 Bowling League

 

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)

 

Still time to be a substitute bowler

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

 

 

2015 Chicagoland

 

GA & Gam-Anon Spring Conference

 

May 1-3

 

 

Looking for Conference Theme Ideas!

 

Please email your ideas to:

springconference15@gachicago.org

prior to the next meeting

 

 

New Hotel!

Lisle Hyatt

1400 Corporetum Drive, Lisle, IL 60532

Click on address for a map ↑

 

Second Planning Meeting

 

Woodland Room

 

Monday, November 3rd

 

7:00 PM

 

Contact

Cindi M or Tony C

springconference15@gachicago.org

 

Plan Ahead... Join us at December 3rd's meeting for:

Dinner 6:30 PM

Meeting 7:30 PM

 

Dinner, $25 inclusive of tax and tip:

Soup or Salad TBA, Half Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, Vegetables,

Bread & Butter, Apple Pie, Soda and Coffee

 

RSVP to Cindi and Tony at above e-mail address

or phone Cindi at 847-525-7994, Tony at 630-408-4430

 

 

 

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

 

 

Meeting

 

Notices

 

Over there

Need to make a meeting announcement?

e-mail: info@gachicago.org

 

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Meetings Requesting Support

 

 

Tuesday - Schaumburg

 

Thursday - Elk Grove Village

 

Friday - St. Gertrude

 

Friday - Hinsdale

 

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Sunday Elgin Meeting News

 

Starting Sunday, October 12th, there is a new meeting room at Sherman Hospital for the GA meeting. 

The new room is "Meeting Rooms 1-3" 

 

Use Left Elevators past the Hospital Check-In, and take them to the Lower Level LL, Turn Left and you will find the new Meeting Rooms.

 

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Holiday Meeting Closings

(I know, but stores have Santa's on the shelves already!!)

 

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27th

Oak Lawn

 

 

Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 24th

 

 

Christmas

Thursday, December 25th

Oak Lawn

 

 

New Year's Eve

Wednesday, December 31st

 

 

New Year's Day

Thursday, January 1st

Oak Lawn

 

Pass them on...

 

Chicagoland Intergroup will continue to purchase new Anniversary Pins

 

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 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: anniversaries@gachicago.org

 

She will submit them to the ISO to be listed in the Bulletin for the entire GA Fellowship to celebrate!

 

 

Ho Ho Ho

 

Save the Date

 

Sunday, December 7th 2014

1 - 6 PM

 

Holiday Party

St. Johns Lutheran Church

1800 S. Rodenburg Road

Schaumburg, IL

More details to come...

 

 

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 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 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 due in to Supplies Chair (supplies@gachicago.org)

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

 

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GA members could use our support...

Please check the "Good & Welfare" page for information

 

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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!

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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Saturday Downers Grove Meeting

November 15th

Eileen Z will be the speaker

 

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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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