be eligible to be pinned, a member must have: (Per the GA Guidance Code)
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.
of abstinence starts from your first meeting after your last bet.
GA Pinning Scheduling Guidelines:
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
No meeting will schedule more than 1
pinning event in a 30 day period.
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.
For a pin to be purchased by
Chicagoland Intergroup, a pinning must go through the pinning chairperson
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
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.)