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 or email

Oregon Symphony Waterfront Concert THIS THURSDAY


Thursday, August 28


Tom McCall Waterfront Park




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