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 

Upcoming Farm Day and Day at Cathedral Park

The Farm Day is set for July 26. Please scroll down on the site for additional details.
We will also be having a gathering on Saturday, August 15 at Cathedral Park in St Johns, Portland. Please note that this is a different date than the one originally posted. More details will be posted on the site in early August.  

Photo credit http://www.mojan.com

Upcoming Fall Retreat

Believe it or not it’s time to start thinking about the ACA Fall Retreat! 
Our theme this retreat will be: “Letting Go: Reaching beyond mere survival”

If you would like to offer a workshop or lead an activity please let us know.


If you would like to help with retreat planning, either by attending retreat committee meetings or by being a part of the Retreat Committee email list please contact us! We’d love to have you join us and we could use the help. Our next Retreat Committee meeting is this Saturday, 1 PM, at the Denny’s in SeaTac. 

Send an email to westernwashingtonintergroupaca@gmail.comif you’re interested in being on the email committee. 


The new ComLine is here!

Find out where we’ll be in 2016, what WGLACAIG stands for and how it got started.

Find out about the latest literature offerings and how you can share your views! Also included is how one member sent a letter to heaven. 


Read the newest ComLine on our website at http://www.adultchildren.org/comline. 


The Literature Committee 

Adult Children of Alcoholics

World Service Organization



Start Step Study Meeting Feedback

A while back, a page was created about how to start a step study meeting. In talking with a couple of members, it has come to my attention that some members are looking for some additional/different guidance than what was offered in this post. If there is something else you would like to see added or
questions you would like to have addressed, please send an email to acaoregon@gmail.com. You can find the original and current page under the “Main Menu” > “Start a Meeting” > “Start a Step Study Meeting”. Thanks for all of your feedback! It helps all of us to grow and get the most out of our individual practice of this program.