Pig N Ford Races Next Weekend

This is a personal invitation to step out of isolation!
Next Saturday, August 8th, a few ACA members will be at the Tillamook County fairgrounds to watch the pig and ford races! The championship race begins at 5:30pm.
Grab some friends yourself, maybe talk your step group into an outing. Bring safe people or just join safe people in practicing recovery by being social with friends. If someone wants to be the point person here in Portland to commute together, please contact James at 503-819-9302. Call or text James on Saturday to meet up and join the group.
Pig-N-Ford Races

The PIG-N-FORD RACES are world famous and have been part of the Tillamook County Fair for the past ninety years. This event always fills the Averill Arena to capacity. There will be two races Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, starting at 5:30 p.m. Winners of these races will compete in the World Championship Finals on Saturday immediately following the two qualifying races.

Be sure to get your seat in the grandstands early to enjoy these crowd-pleasing and exciting races. Tillamook’s own PIG-N-FORD RACES have been featured on Good Morning America, KATU’s “Spirit of the Northwest”, National Geographic, the Internet, Comedy Central and the Travel Channel’s “Edge of America”. They are an integral part of the Tillamook County Fair. 


2016 ABC Call for Proposals

Each year the ACA World Service Organization holds our Annual Business Conference (ABC) in April. The 2016 Annual Business Conference (ABC) will be held April 22-24, 2016.As part of the ABC, Groups and Intergroups around the world are asked to submit proposals for consideration by the fellowship to be placed on the ABC agenda. 

If your group has a proposal that they would like the fellowship to consider placing on the agenda at the 2016 ABC, the process is as follows:

Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2016_Request_for_Proposals to submit proposals.

Fill in the form per the instructions indicated. 

All proposals are to be received by the WSO by September 30, 2015. This is a much earlier deadline than in recent years, which is why your group is receiving this email now. The reason for the earlier date is to allow enough time for proposals to be analyzed for impact and translated. 

After all proposals are reviewed, clarified, a WSO Impact Analysis is written, and the translations are completed, they will be sent for group conscience votes on or about December 2, 2015. The group conscience votes on the proposals are due back to WSO by February 28, 2016.

Proposals that receive a 2/3 affirmative vote will then be placed on the 2016 ABC agenda for the delegates to consider. 

In addition, the Board has voted to host the inaugural one day World ACA Conference (WAC) either immediately before or after the ABC at the same location. The location has not yet been determined. That information will be posted on the ACA website as soon as it is known. If you have any questions about this process, please send a reply to litstaff@adultchildren.org.


Yours in Service,


The 2016 ABC Board Liaison