New ComLine Issue Available

Dear Adult Children,

The 2016 ABC/AWC  ComLine is ready for download. This issue has everything you want to know about the Inaugural AWC World Convention:

  • Business conducted
  • Ballot items
  • 2017 Conference and convention planning
  • Preplanning for 2018 ABC/AWC to be held outside of the United States

There are also two special announcements:

  1. We are seeking a to fill a new full-time General Manager position
  2. We are seeking proposals for a Public Service Announcement to increase awareness of the ACA’s special focus.

Find out all about it in the 2016 ABC/AWC ComLine at

***Reminder to all groups/intergroups: Be sure to update your meeting information on the website!*** 

ACA Fall Retreat in Rockaway Beach, OR

Save the date!
For our annual Fall Retreat at Twin Rocks Friends Camp in Rockaway Beach, OR

The ACA Portland Retreat committee is excited to announce a new location for our Fall Retreat in 2016! Twin Rocks Friends Camp rests on a spacious 120-acres nestled a stone’s throw from the ocean on the beautiful Oregon coast. 

We’re looking forward to four days of healing, fellowship, workshops, and relaxation! The theme for our retreat this year is Embracing Change. It is co-sponsored by ACA Oregon Intergroup and Western Washington Intergroup, who organized and hosted the Fall retreat for the past 20 years.
Individual rate pricing for the retreat will cost no more than in previous years, and includes meals, linen, and recreational activities at no additional charge. Two night, three night, and day use options available. Limited scholarships will be made available.
Recreational activities include: Nine hole mini golf, nine hole Frisbee golf, Trails for hiking, Gymnasium with basketball/volleyball court as well as several table top games (pool table, ping pong tables, Foosball tables, carpet ball tables, air hockey, etc.) Outdoor sand volleyball court, Gaga Ball pit, Human Foosball, Access to fire pits as well as a pedestrian overpass bridge that lands guests just one block from beach access.

Look for more information in the weeks to come. In the meantime, you may explore the Twin Rocks website at, or direct questions or comments to

Folk, Blues & Recovery Tools Event Update

We’re pleased to announce another presenter in our Taborspace event program this Saturday, August 27th. ACA member Amy B. is to join Guy in co-presenting the opening workshop: introducing the twelve step process in ACA as recovery of one’s hope and curiosity. Workshops 3-5pm. Dinner and music will follow. Questions:

Folks, Blues & Recovery Tools Event Update

Tickets! are now available for our August 27th event at Taborspace! The suggested donation is $10. Tickets may be obtained from your meeting’s Intergroup Rep. 
Greeters!! are needed to welcome attendees and take donations. Contact Brendan ( to offer service) 
Taco Bar!!! yum. That’s what we’re having for dinner. Arrive hungry.
Dessert Potluck!!!! We’re calling for your best dessert submissions to be eaten and enjoyed by your ACA fellows.

September Camp Out

Come join us for a camp-out and potluck on Friday, September 9th through Sunday, September 11th. We will host campsites at Milo McIver State Park and it will be a mostly structure-free event. Bring your inner kid and a dish to share. Camping is $15 per person. There will be plenty of extra camp gear if you don’t have your own. 
We will be at the Chinook group site and RV campsite A33 (for an electricity hookup). Check out more park information, including info about kayaking, hiking, fishing, mini-golf, and other activities here:
If you have any questions please call Guy at (503) 208-1129.