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!




Please come and join in some food, fun, and fellowship

 Sunday February 22, 2015 from 2 – 4 pm


Whirly Ball -- Lombard

800 E. Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, Il 60148

Approximate cost will be $20

(does not include food and drink)


Download a Flyer for information HERE


Please contact Luke W for more information

(630)730-3521 or






"Discovering What Matters"



2015 Chicagoland GA & Gam-Anon Spirituality Conference

When:  Saturday, February 28, 2015

Time:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Dynamic Speakers, Breakout Groups,

Fellowship & much more


Cost:  $10.00 per person; includes lunch


NEW LOCATION:  Lamplighter Bible Church

23 West Streamwood Blvd. - Streamwood, IL  60107

Click on address for a map ↑


Download the Registration Form HERE


Contact:  Eileen Z. at (847) 921-1860 or Donna M. at (630) 699-2370




Chicagoland GA & Gam-Anon

Annual Spring Conference

May 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Lisle Hyatt Hotel

1400 Corporetum Drive, Lisle, IL 60532

Click on address for a map ↑


       Friday Night Event     

     Room Bake-Off!   

Make us laugh, smile, scratch our heads...

Download details HERE for getting your room involved in the Friday Night Event!



Cook up some ideas for Workshops


2015 Spring Conference Workshop Idea Flyer HERE


2015 Spring Conference Workshop Submittal Form HERE



Don't forget to put your dish in the oven...

Please register EARLY!

2015 Conference Registration Form HERE

Registration Forms now being accepted!

Thursday and Sunday nights available at the same discounted room & suite rates!!





Next Planning Meeting

Woodland Room

February 19th  7:00 PM



Cindi M or Tony C

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







Chicagoland GA



"All Mixed Up"


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)


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




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



Get Involved...

...Be of Service

Serve on the Board of Regents for Gamblers Anonymous

2 years clean time, and 39 meetings to qualify


Open this PDF for all the details

Deadline: February 1, 2015



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


Thursday - Elk Grove Village


Friday - Hinsdale






Arlington Heights


The Monday night Arlington Heights meeting at Northwest Community Hospital will be using a few different rooms for 2015 meetings.  Please check HERE for the room location on a particular date.





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!




Recovery Quotes


"If you're looking to have an image in GA, look around at the meetings you go to and take a look at who you're trying to impress."


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


Orland Park

Star C will share her experience, strength and hope in recovery on Thursday, January 29th at The Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 So. Wolf Road,  at 7:30 PM



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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