A new page has been created on the ACA Oregon site about creating Step Meetings. Check it out here. Anything else you’d like to see added to this page? Leave a comment below or send an email to email@example.com
This year’s ACA Fall Retreat theme is Relationships. Here is some general information about past retreats as shared by a member who has attended several:
It has been said, “It takes two to tango,” but as a student and teacher of the dance for 13 years, I see tango as more than the cliches – I see it as a tool for understanding a balanced partnership, in life as well as on the dance floor. Come learn to work with a partner in a playful and creative way, by learning the basics of Argentine Tango with your fellow ACA’s!
Beginning Argentine Tango Lesson for ACA
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
6:30p – 7:30p
Ankeny Street Studios
Ankeny Street & SE 9th Avenue, Portland, Oregon
ACA Intergroup will be hosting our next Speaker Panel Meeting on Sunday, September 28th from 1p-3p. It will be held at Good Samaritan Hospital at 1015 NW 22nd Ave in Portland. Come and hear fellow ACA members share their experience on Blameless Inventory and Replacement Behaviors. Please bring a dish to pass if you’d like. More details will be posted here on the ACA site.
This Step Study recently began in NW Portland in mid-August and is still open to new members. Check out the flyer for more information.
25th Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) International Convention
February 27-March 1, 2015
Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel and Marina
Redondo Beach, California
Were your parents regularly drunk or high when you were growing up? Were you a victim of child abuse or was your mother a victim of domestic violence? Have you ever wondered why you’re always attracted to people whose problems seem to be worse than your own? Do you wish there was a place where you could share your feelings with those who have traveled down the same road? Are you looking for a solution that can help change your life?
Then come to Southern California for the 25th Annual Adult Children of Alcoholics International Convention where the average temperature in February is 70 degrees. At this year’s convention you will have an opportunity to nurture your Inner Child, enhance your recovery program and take the family or just yourself to Disneyland all at the same time. With 450 fellow travelers expected, it will be the largest gathering of adult children in the world.
The theme of the 2015 Convention is “Taking the Action that Heals Us.”Stephanie Brown, Ph.D. one of the original pioneers of the adult child movemen
t is this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Brown will give two presentations. Her keynote address is titled: “The Adult Child and Today’s Fast Paced Society: How to Stay Sane in an Insane World.” On Sunday she will discuss “Adult Children in Healthy Relationships: Moving from Trauma and Defense to Coping and Cooperation.”
On Friday and Saturday night Howard P. and Mary Lee Z. of Florida will tell their personal stories of recovery based upon their 31 years of involvement in the ACA Fellowship. Friday night’s presentation will be followed by a comedy show and on Saturday there will be a dance.
Herb K. of Rancho Palos Verdes, best known best for his 12-step and Emotional and Spiritual Sobriety workshops, will facilitate a workshop titled “Spirituality: Where was God when I was Growing Up?”
In addition to the 4 major presentations, there are ten workshops, six ACA 12-step meetings, an ice cream social, a mixer and a harbor excursion.
For more information and to register please visit our website www.acaconvention.org or email Chair@ACAConvention.org