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"Get Involved and be of service" in the Chicagoland GA Fellowship...

The trustees are looking for your input!

Check out the GA Trustee Site




2019 GA & Gam-Anon Spring Conference

April 12th – 14th

Lisle Hyatt Regency

1400 Corporetum Drive, Lisle, IL 60532


Remember that the deadline for the Conference Registration discount

is March 12 - the March Intergroup meeting. 

A completed registration form and a minimum $10 deposit is all

that is necessary to register. 

After March 12, the price of the Conference will be $50. 


The next

Spring Conference Planning Meeting

will be held on March 19:


Volunteers still needed for:

Friday afternoon events and Hospitality Room


Join the Mission with these Links:


 Click here for the 2019 Fillable Chicagoland Spring Conference Registration Form


Click here for info on how to Tell Us Your Story for the Conference CD


Click here for suggestions on workshops


Click here for Fillable workshop submission form


Click here if you want to volunteer at conference


Order your 2019 Spring Conference T-shirt or sweatshirt Today!


Click here to order conference T-shirt by clicking on links in this Word document  

(Convenient if you have access to Microsoft Word as the links to order can be clicked directly from this Word doc)


Because, Anything is Possible!




The Chicagoland GA Bowling league is back


 Contact Mary if interested in bowling!



Chicagoland GA



"All Mixed Up"


Bowling League



One night a month bowling league...


Bowling Schedule


April 7, 2019 @ 5:30 PM
May 5, 2019*

Bowling Banquet will be on May 31, 2019 at:
Glendale Lakes Golf Club
1550 President Street
Glendale Heights, IL 60139 


 We bowl the second Sunday of each month through May.

Start time is 6PM and the cost is $18.00 a month.


Substitutes are always welcomed and are needed most nights of bowling

Just show up a little early and/or contact Mary D. ahead of time


Brunswick Zone Glendale Heights

558 North Avenue, Glendale Heights, IL 60139

(At the NW corner of North Ave & Glen Ellyn Rd)


Mary D. at bowling@gachicago.org with any questions or to join!



The Chicagoland Intergroup meeting is held


on the second Tuesday of the month at


7:30 PM


The Oakbrook Community Church

3100 Midwest Road, Oakbrook, IL 60523

Southwest corner of 31st Street and Midwest Road

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 or send an e-mail to phoneservice@gachicago.org with the time frame in which you could receive calls.


Download the Phone Service Sign up form HERE










Over there


Need to make a meeting announcement?

e-mail: info@gachicago.org





Meetings Requesting Support


Monday - St Mary's Chicago

Wednesday - Joliet (Spanish)

Wednesday - Highland, IN

Thursday - Lisle

Thursday - Elk Grove Village

Friday - Chicago South

(Willa Rawls meeting)

Friday - Chicago Northwest

(St. Tarcissus meeting)


New (Returned) Thursday Chicago Loop

Meeting is back!


The Thursday 12 Noon Chicago Loop is


back on the meeting schedule. 



Thursday 12 noon


First United Methodist Church


77 W. Washington Street


Chicago, IL  60602


Basement Classroom #1 - Garrett


Open/Topic Meeting




Permanent Meeting Closures


Friday night Forest Park meeting




  Saturday afternoon Hinsdale


meetings are now permanently closed







Check out new format - features open speakers/ workshops meetings

Send an email to Dan B at romeovillespeaker@gachicago.org  if interested in speaking or hosting a workshop at the Romeoville meeting.



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!


Image result for public relations images 



As we start the New Year we will attempt all year to reach those compulsive gamblers who are still suffering to share our experience, strength, and hope with them. We will reach out to treatment centers, media outlets, community centers, community speaking opportunities…

We ask for your help in identifying outreach opportunities. We are looking to form a team of speakers who would fill in for opportunities we find to speak to both the recovery community and our communities at-large.

Contact us at publicrelations@gachicago.org if you have ideas for outreach and/or want to be on a list of members who can help us reach those who are still suffering. We are asking you because who better to teach us than those who have been on the other side.

In peace

Brian B and Brian M


Click here for a copy of the Problem Gambling Awareness Month letter

Click here for a copy of our Public Relations letter




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 Donna M.

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!



Wednesday night

Call-In Meeting!


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.

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 1-712-770-4160. This is a network based phone number in Iowa

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:




 Bring your filled out order form to the next intergroup meeting

Orders may be filled immediately if the Supplies are in stock


Click HERE for the GA Supply Form - PDF




Keep up with our GA members

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



Have you been given much from the GA program? 

Consider giving back to it by becoming a "Lifeliner" and financially supporting the International Service Office of Gamblers Anonymous, or as we call it... The awesome "I.S.O."

Click here to be a "Lifeliner" today!



Recovery Quotes


 I’m not telling you it is going to be easy,

I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.

– Anonymous


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


---  NEW ---

      Blue is Bad; Green is Good!! The Blue covered packets

 titled “Gambler’s Anonymous Pressure Relief Group Meeting

 Handbook” Printed 03/2016 are NOT to be used.  The green

 covered packets titled “The Pressure Relief Group Meeting

 Handbook” printed 08/2011 ARE to be used currently.


Download an explanation of all the Pressure Reliefs HERE


~ Speaker's Box ~


Room reps, please send speaker information to




Please Send Speaker

Updates To:




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:



GA & Gam-Anon Speakers

Putting the Voices Together

A special gift from members of GA & Gam-Anon

shared with us to celebrate recovery and the 2016 Spring Conference


Click HERE for Audio Recordings of Members

putting it all together about the steps!



If you would like ANY Chicagoland Intergroup related announcement put on this page just send  an e-mail to



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