Mark Your Calendar – September 28 Speaker Panel Meeting

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.

25th ACA International Convention

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

Oregon Symphony Waterfront Concert THIS THURSDAY

 

Thursday, August 28

 

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

 

It’s FREE

 

Family and friends are welcome

 

Meet starting at 6pm to join a picnic spot (on the far south end of the park near the sidewalk – for easy access)

 

Call or text Jessica S for where to find the group – 971-275-6186

 

 

 

The Oregon Symphony has invited 5 community groups to start playing at 2:30pm in the afternoon. The Oregon Symphony will play starting at 7pm with the grand finale of fireworks and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

 

For the full program visit the Oregon Symphony

 

Interested in a Step Study Group? Come Tomorrow to Learn More!

Come learn what’s involved in a Step Study group and how to start one! There will be a meeting tomorrow, Monday, August 18th at 8pm at the Alano Club. The meeting will be held upstairs in the big meeting room. The Alano Club is located at 909 NW 24th Ave in Portland. This is directly after the True Selves ACA Meeting which meets in the same room from 7:00-8:00.

Details for ACA International Convention 2015

Event Announcement

25th Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) International Convention
February 27-March 1, 2015
Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel and Marina
Redondo Beach, California

Did your parents regularly get drunk or high when you were growing up? Were you a victim of abuse or was your mother a victim of domesSave the Date Announcement_Version 1_updated 7-14-14_Tradition friendly.pptxtic 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 someplace where you could break out of isolation? Are you looking for a solution that can help change your life?

Then the 25th Annual Adult Children of Alcoholics International Convention is the place for you. 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 attendees expected, it will be the largest gathering of adult children in the world.

This year’s conclave will be held February 27-March 1, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina in Redondo Beach, California. The average temperature in February is 70. The new venue lies directly across from the beach and has a panoramic view of the South Bay curve and Palos Verdes Peninsula. 85% of the rooms have an ocean view.

Come hear Stephanie Brown, Ph.D., one of the leading pioneers of the adult child movement give two major presentations on The Adult Child and Today’s Fast paced Society and Adult Children and Healthy Relationships, listen to two “old timers” (Howard P and Mary Lee Z) with over 31 years in the Fellowship give “their strength, hope and experience”, attend ten workshops and six ACA meetings centered around the theme of “Taking the Action that Heals Us”, see a comedy show, go to a dance, and attend an ice cream social, a mixer and a harbor excursion all in one weekend?

Come join us. You’ll have a great time. GUARANTEED.

For more information and to register please visit our website after August 15th at http://www.acaconvention.org after or email Registration@ACAConvention.org.