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Chicagoland GA Pinnings

Wednesday October 11, 2023 - 10:00AM

Our Saviors Lutheran Church

8607 S. Narragansett Avenue 

Burbank, IL 60459

Jean O. 1 Year GA

Monday October 16, 2023 - 7:00PM

1st Presbyterian Church

805 Western Avenue

Joliet, IL  60435

Linda R. 1 Year GA

Ann P. 1 Year GA

Becky G. 15 Years GA

Thursday - October 26 2023 - 6:30PM

Hosanna! Lutheran Church

36W925 Red Gate Road

Saint Charles, IL  60173

Vito G 1 Year GA

Cheryl M. 1 Year GA

Deb K. 5 Years GA

Nathan W. 5 Years GA

Lee W. 5 Years GA

Sue J. 10 Years GA

Wednesday - November 8 2023 - 7:00PM

Kingswood United Methodist Church

600 Deerfield Road

Deerfield, IL 60015 [Map]

Gavin W. 1 Year GA

Evan S. 1 Year GA

Mike B. 5 Years GA

What is a GA Pinning?  A GA Pinning is a special Gamblers Anonymous meeting where a celebration of the Gamblers Anonymous program takes place and the acknowledgement of abstinence for its members. Chicagoland GA Pinnings are held to present members with service pins for their first year of abstinence, fifth year, and increments of 5 years after that. Anyone is welcome to attend and observe our Pinning celebrations.


All Pinning celebrations are OPEN unless noted below, meaning anyone can attend.

An "In Room" pinning is closed to anyone outside of Gamblers Anonymous


For planning/scheduling upcoming pinning please contact your Intergroup Rep

New pinning information can be sent to:

Pinning Guidelines:

To be eligible to be pinned, a member must have: (Per the GA Guidance Code)


Abstinence from gambling and regular attendance of at least thirty-nine (39) Gamblers Anonymous meetings (exceptions can be made, via group conscience decisions, for medical reasons) in the prior 12 months is required for pinnings and for all successive anniversaries.


Date of abstinence starts from your first meeting after your last bet.



Chicagoland GA Pinning Scheduling Guidelines:

1.     Pinnings should be submitted to the pinning chairperson at least 30 days prior to the pinning date and preferably at least one day prior to the monthly intergroup meeting.

2.     No meeting will schedule more than 1 pinning event in a 30 day period.

3.     To prevent conflicts, meetings may not schedule event on the same day as another meeting.  In the case of a conflict, the first meeting to schedule a pinning and inform the pinning chairperson will take precedence.

4.     For a pin to be purchased by Chicagoland Intergroup, a pinning must go through the pinning chairperson for approval.

Pinning Meeting Guidelines:

1.     Please announce at beginning of pinning that " As this is a program of anonymity, we ask that family and friends be mindful of this and ask before taking pictures.  this is also why we provide first name and last initial only for GA members when introducing them.

2.     Please announce prior to a collection: "Donations will be accepted only fron GA members.  While we appreciate contributions offered, our organization is self suporting." (See Unity Step 7 regarding declining outside contributions.)