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Fun, Unofficial ACA Events THIS WEEKEND!!

This is an unofficial announcement that there are a couple of informal, impromptu ACA non sponsored fun events that are planned for this weekend in the local Portland area. Very, very informal and just for the fun of getting out and doing something with people we can feel safe to adventure with.

1st Event: Saturday night 11:59 pm show of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
We’ll meet at 11:30pm outside the Clinton Street Theatre. It is $8.00 to get in and their website has lots of info about it, including directions to it and theatre approved props that can be brought to participate in the fun that goes on while the movie plays. The website is:

2nd Event: Sunday at 2pm, meet up at Cathedral Park (under the St. John’s Bridge) and we’ll hike across the St. Johns bridge and up into Forest Park. Directions to Cathedral Park from Hwy 30 are to take the St. Johns bridge across the Willamette, take a left at the light, take another immediate left onto N. Alta. Travel down the hill (2 blocks) and take a left again on Willamette. There is parking under the St. John’s bridge on the right. If you want an address to put into the GPS or phone map app, use the Burgerville address of 8671 N. Ivanhoe Street, Portland 97203. It sits on the corner of N. Alta that you’ll want to take to go down the hill to under the bridge.

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Thank You

Thank you to all who came to the recent panel discussion on Boundaries and Bullies, and especially to our presenters Mimi and Roy. They came with funny hats, lots of stories, scientific data, and insights about setting boundaries and Identifying bullying. So many people came together to make this happen – it was truly a team effort! Mimi and Roy recorded the event and will be sending their video to us within the next few weeks. Once the video/audio becomes available, it will be posted here on the ACA site.

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Need Gas Money to get to the Retreat?

A generous ACA member would like to offer gas money to someone attending the upcoming retreat. You deserve it! If you’d like to take Tina up on her offer, please send an email to her at:

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Healthy, Self-Supporting Intergroup

Hello ACA groups! The local Portland ACA Intergroup is requesting donations from your group. If you have funds in excess or would like to pass an extra basket with your normal 7th Tradition, please consider donating to the Intergroup. Funds help to pay for ACA events, such as Speaker/Panel Discussions, Holiday Celebrations, and the ability to purchase books from
the Alano Club. Your support from your local groups is what keeps us healthy and self-supporting. If you would like to donate (personally or from your group), please notify your ACA group representative or send an email to


Speakers Needed for Healing From Grief Panel Discussion

The ACA Intergroup will be hosting a panel discussion on Healing From
Grief. We are searching for ACA members who would like to share their experience, strength, and hope for 10-15 minutes on the topic “healing from grief”. The event will take place on Saturday, June 21st from 3:30-5:30 in NW Portland. If you are interested or want to know more, please send an email to Sharing your recovery is a gift to all.

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Speaker Meeting Tomorrow on Bullies and Boundaries

I am happy to announce our Bullies and Boundaries Speaker Meeting has finally arrived! We have two wonderful speakers coming in from out-of-town to share their experience, strength, and hope about bullies and boundaries TOMORROW, SUNDAY, APRIL 6th. Please join us at Legacy Good Samaritan hospital at 1015 NW. 22nd Ave. in Portland. The hospital takes up several blocks, so make sure to find us in BUILDING 2. The event runs from 2:30 to 4:30 with light snacks to begin, speakers sharing for the first portion of the meeting, and a Q & A session for the last part of the meeting. ALL are welcome to attend.

Our speakers will be recording their talk to later be shared on the website.. Only the speakers will be recorded, not the Q & A session to respect the anonymity of all attending.

Please bring a dish to share if you’d like.

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ACA Annual Business Conference

The 2014 Annual Business Conference (ABC) will be held April 25-27, 2014 in Chicago, IL., USA. 23 ballot proposals have been received for consideration at the ABC. Meetings and Intergroups are requested to review these proposals and submit a group consensus ballot for the ABC. Go to the 2014 ABC Web Page for more copies of the proposals and ballot information. Registration information is also available at the 2014 ABC Web Page for those planning to attend the ABC.

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ACA Meditation Book Now Available

The ACA Meditation Daily Reader is now available for purchase online HERE for $10. The book is also available at the Alano Club in Portland for $11.

ACA Meditation Book Daily Reader

ACA Meditation Book Daily Reader

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ACA Speakers Meeting TIME CHANGE

ACA Speakers Meeting
Bullies and Boundaries
April 6, 2014
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Legacy Good Samaritan
1015 NW 22nd Ave
Portland, Or 97210
GS Building 2
Optional, not required: bring a snack to share

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ACA Spring Retreat Registration Form

The ACA Spring Retreat is coming up on April 10-13. Registration is due by March 24th for regular registration. If you are applying for a scholarship, registration is due by March 17th. Click on the link to download the form.  Spring 2014 ACA Retreat Registration Form

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