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IT'S NOW A GA ACTIVITY
 

Sunday, May 16th

6:00 p.m.

 

(League to resume Sept, 2021)

Three games for only $7.50 plus tax paid directly to the Alley or $12.00 plus tax for three games and shoe rental.
COVID-19 Restrictions: Masks must be worn at all times unless you are on the approach or eating or drinking something.


Bowlero Bowl
558 E. North Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL


40 openings – We’ll have 4 bowlers per lane. Sign up alone or with a group.
To join in the fun, please reserve your spot by sending an email to: activities@gachicago.org
Signup Deadline is Wednesday, May 12th


Download Flyer Here:
      
PDF   WORD DOC

 
 


KAREN H. RETIRING EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2021

After 32 years of dedicated service to Gamblers Anonymous, Karen is retiring her position as E.I.S.

If you, or someone you know, might be interested in fulfilling this position
please review the Qualifications in this letter from Tom M., Chairman Board of Regents.

 

 


Ways to Donate to Chicagoland Intergroup or
ISO (International Service Organization)


As you all know we are not meeting live in many rooms so donations are down. If you would
like to donate to Chicagoland Intergroup or ISO, you may do so as listed below:

Venmo or Zelle donations to email giveback@gachicago.org for Chicagoland Intergroup
o You can put your room in the notes section if you would like.
o All donations are seen by the Treasurers and Website Chairs as well as tracked
with Zelle and Venmo with the monthly bank statements available for review.

Venmo or Zelle donations to email gaisodonation@gmail.com for ISO
You can click on the link below to see the letter that the Board of Regents
and Board ofTrustees has sent to the membership.
 

 

http://trusteewebsite.com

 



Letter from the Board of Regents and Board of Trustees to the membership:

 FROM THE CHAIRS OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

 

Celebrating an Anniversary?

For all GA members who are celebrating anniversaries please contact Deb K. at supplies@gachicago.org to order coins or pins.
They will be mailed directly to you. Your meeting room will need to pay for the coins and shipping.
Pins are paid for by Chicagoland Intergroup. However shipping will be paid by your meeting room.

 

 

This 30 second PSA has just been approved by Ron Gleason

station Manager at WBBM radio. It will begin playing in their rotation.

 

 It will air at random times with no set schedule.

This voice over was done by Tony C. He did a wonderful job.

Have a listen: Click here to listen to our PSA

 

 

 

 

 

Important Please Read

   Conference Update

 Below are the new dates for the 2021 GA & Gam-anon Conference:

SEPTEMBER 24th - 26th 2021

Updated registration forms are available through the link below.

 

Regarding paid or partial paid conference registrations:

1. If you plan to attend the new dates in September 2021 and you have already put a

deposit down or paid for the Conference in full, there is no need to get a refund.

Your payment will transfer to the September 2021 dates and you are all set.

 

2. If you are unsure if you will be able to attend and would like a refund at this

time for the Conference please email Dianna R at 2020DiannaR@gmail.com by

 April 2, 2021 with the following information:

First name and Last Name

Address

City, State, Zip

Phone Number

 

Click here for the complete flyer

 

 

 

Meeting

 

 

Notices

 

Over there

 

Need to make a meeting announcement?

e-mail: info@gachicago.org

 

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  • The National Board of Trustees of Gamblers Anonymous have temporarily approved ZOOM meetings to count as regular meetings.
     

  • TUESDAY 11:00am SCHAUMBURG meeting at St. Marceline has opened back up. See meeting page for details.

     

  • SATURDAY 9:00am SCHAUMBURG meeting at St. John Ev. Lutheran is open. See meeting page for details.

 

                                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

League Bowling Will Resume

 

SEPTEMBER 12, 2021

 

 

 

2nd Sunday of the month
 

Chicagoland GA
 

"All Mixed Up"
 

Bowling League

 

 

 

One night a month bowling league...

 

Bowling is every 2nd Sunday of the month from October through May.

Cost is $18.00/per month

Cost includes a bowling banquet at the end of the season!

 

 

League Bowling Will Resume

 

SEPTEMBER 12, 2021
 

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Bowling Banquet: June 11, 2021


Note: (Bowling Banquet is for all bowlers from 2019-20 Season & 2020-21 Season)

 

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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

 

 

Bowlero 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!

 

 

 

Download the Fillable Phone Service Sign up form HERE

Download the Phone Service Volunteer Info HERE

 

 

 

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!

 

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PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

ASKS FOR YOUR HELP

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.

 

 

 

 

Hang Up a Flyer

 

to Carry the GA message!

 

Click here for flyer

 

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 Sharyn E.

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!

 


 

 

Conference Call Meeting Info

 

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:

 http://trusteewebsite.com

GA Approved Telephone Conference Call Meeting Information – as of 08/19/20

ENGLISH-BASED MEETINGS FROM THE US

Below are the details to call in for all the meetings. All US-based Telephone Conference Call meetings are based on Eastern Time Zone times.

Day and Time
EASTERN TIME
Call-In Number Meeting Code Email for Information and Questions
Sunday – 9PM 712-770-5338 836083 # weeklycallhelp@gmail.com
Monday – 9PM 712-770-4925 554671 # weeklycallhelp@gmail.com
Tuesday – 9PM 712-770-4943 253824 # weeklycallhelp@gmail.com
Wednesday – 9PM 712-770-4160 611704 # weeklycallhelp@gmail.com
Thursday – 9PM 712-770-4981 872853 # weeklycallhelp@gmail.com
Friday – 3PM 712-770-4979 703758 # weeklycallhelp@gmail.com
Friday – 9PM 712-770-4996 595094 # weeklycallhelp@gmail.com
Saturday – 9PM 712-770-5335 491301 # weeklycallhelp@gmail.com

Canadian Callers who are trying to call the US numbers may have difficulty getting through. Please scroll to the bottom for additional directions.

US callers who are trying to call the US numbers and have difficulty getting connected. Please scroll to the bottom for additional directions.

The telephone conference call platform we are using has local access telephone numbers for 74 different countries. If you are going to call from a foreign country, please use the appropriate email address to request the local calling numbers.

ENGLISH-BASED MEETINGS FROM VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – There are numerous local direct dial numbers throughout Canada and the US.  To get a list, use the email below.

Day and Time
PACIFIC TIME
Call-In Number Meeting Code Email for Information and Questions
Tuesday – 7PM 604-259-2561 890 477 4319 # friend@gabc.ca
Friday – 7PM 604-259-2561 890 477 4319 # friend@gabc.ca
Sunday – 7PM 604-259-2561 890 477 4319 # friend@gabc.ca

SPANISH-BASED MEETINGS FROM MEXICO – Worldwide access is available with non-US country local phone numbers. Please use the email address below to obtain those local area numbers.

Day and Time
MEXICO CITY TIME
Call-In Number Meeting Code Email for Information and Questions
Wednesday – 8pm 712-770-5306 565387 # Miercoles8PMAyuda@gmail.com
Saturday – 6PM 712-770-5377 432973 # Sabado6PMAyuda@gmail.com

SPANISH-BASED MEETINGS FROM SPAIN

Day and Time
Madrid Time
Call-In Number Meeting Code Email for Information and Questions
Sunday- 7pm 712-770-5370 781589 # area21ayuda@jugadoresanonimos.org
Tuesday- 7PM 712-770-5370 781589 # area21ayuda@jugadoresanonimos.org
Thursday 7PM 712-770-5370 781589 # area21ayuda@jugadoresanonimos.org

FOR CALLERS HAVING DIFFICULTY CONNECTING TO A CONFERENCE CALL
Canadian Callers – If you can’t get through the conference call number, dial 209-399-9098. You will be prompted to dial your conference call number sequence.

US Callers – If you can’t get through to the conference call number, first recheck that you are using the proper dial-in number and meeting code. If you still have problems you may text for help.

First choice text the word BACKUP to the conference call-in number. You will be texted an alternate call-in number.

Second choice would be to text the words CALL ME to the conference call-in number and the system will call you back and connect you directly.

This information is available at trusteewebsite.com/telephone-conference-call

 

 

 

 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

 

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Keep up with our GA members

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

 

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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!

 

 

 

Next Intergroup ZOOM meeting is Tuesday, May 11th
 

 

 Meeting ID 828 6248 6868

Password 210203

Dial in number is 312-626-6799

 

FYI

 

Chicagoland Intergroup Meeting  

2nd Tuesday of the Month - 7:30 PM  

Oakbrook Community Church  

3100 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL  60523  

  

GA Helpline 1-888-548-2790 (24/7)  

  

Gam-Anon Hotline 1-708-802-0105  

National Suicide Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Website: www.gachicago.org  

  

E-mail: info@gachicago.org

Mailing Address:  

Chicagoland Intergroup, P.O. Box 3649, Lisle, IL  60532 

                                                                               

 

 

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

 

 
DAN B. GA & TAMMY B. GAMANON -
ARE OFFERING TO DO PRESSURE RELIEF EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING BEGINNING AT 7:00PM
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS
2 PRESSURE RELIEF SESSIONS WILL BE AVAIL EACH WEEK

View flyer here

NOTE that these Wednesday sessions represent an opportunity to have a

Pressure Relief done. 

Meetings are still encouraged to offer/conduct Pressure Relief as well.  

 

Contact the current

Pressure Relief Chairperson

for any assistance needed

for all types of pressure relief!

e-mail: pressurerelief@gachicago.org

 

      

The new pressure relief booklets are available.    It is important to review the new booklet including the disclaimer form.

 

Click here to view the proposed waiver and release for the pressure relief group meeting. 

 

Download an explanation of all the Pressure Reliefs HERE

 

~ Speaker's Box ~

 

 

Room reps, please send speaker information to

info@gachicago.org

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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  an e-mail to

info@gachicago.org

 

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