2016 ACA Events!

The ACA Oregon Intergroup met today and is planning for a ton of fun events this year! Have another idea and don’t see it listed here? Want to get a group together to go bowling? Watch a movie? Go out dancing? Send an email to acaoregon@gmail.com with this information, and commit to just being there! Then, we will post it on the site, and voila! Your event is “official”.

  1. Your name
  2. Your email address (if you’d like it to be posted on the site)
  3. Date, time, and location of event
  4. Cost of event (if applicable)

Check out all of this year’s events on our event page here.

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Open Service Positions

If you are interested in finding out how you can offer service to ACA, please see some open service positions below. Some are ongoing, some are short term. If you would like to know more, please ask your meeting’s Intergroup Representative or send an email to acaoregon@gmail.com

There is now an “Open Service Positions” Menu on our website. Feel free to check it out here whenever you are interested in seeing what service positions are available.

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Prison Outreach

You may know that we are seeing new ACA groups pop all the time. But did you know that we have been running a meeting in a minimum security addiction treatment facility here in Portland for the last three years now? The facility is called Columbia River Correctional Institute and it is often where male inmates go to be readied for release in their last year or so of incarceration. You can read more about the facility here;
http://www.oregon.gov/doc/OPS/PRISON/pages/crci_welcome.aspx
The group meets Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30pm and it varies in size from 4 to 15 men that attend regularly. I am looking for more volunteers that would like to join us from time to time that see this as an opportunity to do service as part of their recovery. You can attend as few or as many as you would like. A background check will be required and is paid for by the Department Of Corrections.
I find this service work to be tremendously rewarding and has become an integral part of my recovery.

 

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Michael at birchjones@hotmail.com 

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Outreach

ACA seeks to extend its message to all who may be affected by growing up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional home, and would like to find resources to recover. In order to spread awareness about the existence of ACA, outreach efforts of all kinds can be a huge benefit to anyone looking for healing who may not yet know where to find us.

Ideas for Outreach:

-Send emails to local therapists (letter has already been drafted, and websites with lists of local therapists and mental health providers are available).

-Drop off our meeting schedule at local therapist, mental health, recovery centers, libraries, etc.

If you are interested in considering any of these opportunities, please don’t hesitate to learn more. Learning more is not a commitment to offer the service, only a chance for you to find if it is the right fit for you. If you would like to know more, contact your group’s Intergroup Representative or send an email to acaoregon@gmail.com

 

Spring ACA Retreat

                                  

Tools of Self-Care — The Nuts and Bolts of Living

Western Washington Intergroup ACA Annual Spring Retreat

April 14-17, 2016
 

Hello ACA Brothers and Sisters!

It is time to register for the Western Washington Intergroup Spring Retreat!
A copy of the Registration is attached.
 
Please note these deadlines:
Retreat Registration Deadline is: April 4th
 
There will be No Refunds after April 4th
If you need a SCHOLARSHIP the deadline for registration is: March 28th
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Payment needs to be IN FULL so if you are getting a SCHOLARSHIP from an individual meeting please send that payment in with your half.
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Would you like an opportunity to do some Service Work?
 
 Do you have an idea for a Workshop? 
You can also serve in these ways;
We need people to run Family Groups, serve on the Safety Committee, help out at the Registration Table, or help with Tear Down and Clean Up at the end of the retreat.
If you are interested in helping with any of these things please contact the Retreat Committee…
 
 
Or by phone at: 206-858-2905
 
Spring 2016 Retreat Registration FORm

Come Plan ACA’s 2016 Events!

Next Sunday, February 28, the ACA Intergroup will be meeting to plan this year’s events! Anyone can attend and contribute their ideas or create an event!

Please come and join us for a fun, energized planning meeting next Sunday, February 28 from 12-3 pm in the loft at the Alano Club. There will be a potluck as well, so feel free to bring a dish to pass, or just come and enjoy yourself!