ACA Events: What’s Happening

More detailed descriptions of all events will be posted on the main ACA page. Please note that details may change. Refer to the main page of the ACA Oregon site a couple of weeks prior to each event for more specific information.

Interested in getting involved? Want to contribute service in a small or big way? Ask your Intergroup representative how you might contribute, or offer only and exactly what you want to do. Ideas on how to get involved include:

1. Have an idea of something you’d like to do? 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!

  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)

2. Volunteer to offer a carpool ride to one of the retreats. Send an email to eakin.guy@gmail.com for more information.

3. Excited about a topic at one of the Speaker panels? Share your experience, strength and hope by sharing at one of the events. Yes, your story. Yes, your recovery really matters and touches people every day, whether you know it yet or not. Send an email to acaoregon@gmail.com if you’re interested.

4. Offer to find speakers for one of the speaker panels. Just ask someone who you’d really like to hear their experience, strength and hope. Or chair the event! Send an email to acaoregon@gmail.com for more information.

If you are interested in helping with any of these events, contact a ACA Representative of your meeting, or attend a Intergroup meeting, the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Alano Club downtown Portland. 

7 thoughts on “ACA Events: What’s Happening

  1. Pingback: 2016 ACA Events! | ACA Oregon
  2. As a Fellow Traveler, you are invited to join over 500 Adult Children to the

    25th ACA International Convention.
    February 27-March 1, 2015
    Crowne Plaza Hotel and Marina
    Redondo Beach, California

    Early Bird Discount Ends November 30th

    Come to Southern California for the 25th Annual Adult Children of Alcoholics International Convention. 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 is 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., a leading pioneer in the adult child movement and who with Claudia Black helped introduce the adult child movement to the world is this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Brown will give two presentations. Her keynote address is entitled: “The Adult Child and Today’s Fast Paced Society: How to Stay Sane in an Insane World.” On Sunday she will discuss “Adult Children: Healing the Wounds No One Can See.”

    Additionally, Friday night’s speaker is Elisa Goldstein, Ph.D. who will be speaking on “Uncovering Happiness Through Mindfulness and Self-Compassion.” A comedy show follows. On Saturday Ken Francis, MFT of Kaiser Permanente will deliver his presentation on “Living in the Solution.” There will be a dance immediately thereafter.

    Herb K., of Rancho Palos Verdes, best known for his 12-step and Emotional and Spiritual Sobriety workshops, will facilitate a workshop entitled “Spirituality: Where was God when I was Growing Up?”

    In addition to the 4 major presentations, there are eleven workshops, six ACA 12-step meetings, an ice cream social, a mixer, a harbor excursion and much more.

    For more information and to register please visit our website http://www.acaconvention.org after or email Chair@ACAConvention.org.

  3. 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 constantly 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. 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 movement 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-stepeetings, an ice cream social, a mixer and a harbor excursion.

    For more information and to register please visit our website http://www.acaconvention.org after or email Chair@ACAConvention.org

  4. Might the Washington Intergroup flyer for the retreat Noember 21-24 be attached so that interested people can see the location, times, and fees? Also, the flyer for the local ACA events for details….Thanx for your consideration.

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