Save the Date–Fall Retreat

SAVE the Date
November 16–19, 2017
ACA Oregon Fall Retreat
Twin Rocks Friends Camp
Rockaway Beach, Oregon

For our second annual fall retreat, we will have TWO residential buildings with meeting rooms.

Last year we filled nearly every bottom bunk in Hadley Hall dormitory. This year we have ALSO reserved the deluxe Pacific Woods Lodge (a longer walk to the dining hall) where each room has a private bath and a queen bed, for $40 more per person. (Details at; click on the links “rental accommodations”, then “adult conference facilities”) You get to choose which accommodation you prefer.

Space is limited! We will urge you to reserve early when Registration begins in August. (Details will be at; sign up there now for notification of new information.)

Announcing a new Step Study group

Monday 5:30pm–6:45pm Step Working Group.

This group/meeting will be working the Steps together using ACA’s “Yellow Book.” It is being graciously hosted, in a very nice room, by a church approximately 10 blocks from the NW Portland Alano Club.

We began meeting formally to develop our group conscience on 3/17/2017—to foster a “safe container for our ACA work.” We began reading the opening pages form the Yellow Book on 4/3. The meeting will remain open for at least another two or three months.

Note: The church will be closed on 4/17 in observance of Easter. Please inquire about this meeting at either one of the regularly scheduled Saturday (Noon) or Monday (7pm) ACA meetings at the Alano Club for more details as you will likely find a direct contact there. Contacts: Holly H., Jeff W., Nicole S., Nova K., Rick V.

Announcing a New Meeting in Beaverton (Corrected time– now 4pm)

Sunday April 9 at 4-5 PM ACA Meeting at Westside Service Center, 12945 SW Beaverdam Rd, Beaverton, OR 97005

This is just off Canyon Road behind Tom’s Pancake House near Cedar Hills Blvd. There is a store called Miracles Happen at the front of the building and the meeting entrance is along the side right where the parking is.
This first meeting will be followed by a “group conscience business meeting” to choose time(s) for future meetings etc.  Contact George Deibert 503-380-4361 for further information.

Join us this Thursday 3/31 for the first meet up of the Monthly ACA Film Club

Before March is over, join us for film and fellowship as part of a monthly ACA Film Club…


Wolf OR-7 Expedition
part of the Portland EcoFilm Festival
730pm Thursday, March 30
Hollywood Theatre
Follow the six adventurers of the Wolf OR-7 expedition team, as they retrace the route taken by the GPS-collared wolf known as OR-7. OR-7 was born in NE Oregon and in 2011 left his pack and dispersed south to find new territory. He became the first known wolf in California in 90 years, and remains alive and wild. OR-7’s travels, and his story, are an exploration of historic and modern-day human and wolf coexistence.
To order tickets, visit:

* Meet in the theatre lobby by 7:15.
Apologies for short notice on the March film—it’s a special screening that just hit the radar. More notice for the April film!

Portland Retreat Committee Meeting This Saturday 3/25

This Saturday, March 25, the 2017 Portland Retreat Committee will have its first meeting. We have arranged to use the Alano club basement 2:30 to 4:30pm. This gives folks an hour to have lunch after the noon awareness courage action meeting. Please come to help plan for our second fall retreat at Rockaway Beach, Oregon.