- Written by Bill D., ABC Chair
Dear Fellow ACA Members,
ACA’s Annual Business Conference (ABC), is the annual gathering of delegates from ACA groups and intergroups to transact the business of ACA.
At the ABC, the delegates consider fellowship proposals for possible action at the world service level. During the ABC, delegates also receive reports from the ACA World Service Organization (WSO) and its committees.
Each year the ACA WSO holds our Annual Business Conference (ABC) and ACA World Convention (AWC) in April.
The 2017 ABC will be held April 21-23, 2017.
Prior to the ABC, registered ACA Groups and Intergroups around the world are able to submit Group Conscience Proposals (GCP) for changes to improve ACA. These proposals are then turned into ballots and sent out to all ACA groups worldwide and if they receive enough votes, are then placed on the agenda to be discussed and considered at the Annual Business Conference. If your group has a proposal that they would like the ACA fellowship to consider placing on the agenda at the 2017 ABC, then please:
- Go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017_Request_for_Proposals to submit a proposal.
- Fill in the form per the instructions indicated.
- All proposals must be received by the WSO by September 30, 2016. 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 for international groups.
- After all proposals are reviewed, clarified, an impact analysis is written, and the translations are completed, they will be sent out in a Group Conscience (GCB) Ballot on or about December 2, 2016. The Group Conscience Ballots are due in to WSO’s online survey site by February 28, 2017.
- Proposals that receive at least a 2/3rds affirmative vote will then be placed on the agenda for the delegates to consider at the 2017 ABC.
Yours in Service,
The 2017 ABC and Ballot Preparation Committees
- Written by Bill D
Join in the Game
An Invitation to be of Service
The ACA Fellowship is offering a unique service opportunity for the meetings in your area to Host two events - the 2017 ACA World Service Annual Business Conference (ABC) and the 2nd Annual ACA World Conference.
The 2017 ABC:
Imagine hosting Delegates from around the world as they gather in your town to continue to shape the ACA experience. The annual ABC is attended by delegates, committee chairs, and WSO Board members who conduct the official business of the ACA. The stated purpose of this event is “to bring unity and consistency to the Adult Children of Alcoholics.” Discussions can impact the policies and financial matters that affect all of us.
The 2nd Annual AWC:
In conjunction with the ABC, you will also host the 2nd Annual ACA World Convention (AWC). The purpose of the convention is to present speakers, workshops, and meetings that will enhance the recovery of attendees. It is also meant to be an opportunity for our inner children to play together in fellowship.
“You Will Not Do This Alone”
Your Host Committee will receive extensive support. The WSO ABC Committee, chaired by Bill D., a WSO Trustee and chair of the 2016 ABC-AWC, will guide the planning of the ABC and AWC.
Regarding funding, WSO will pay for all approved expenses associated with hosting both events, such as the cost of venue, printing programs, signage, and delegate materials, supplies and decorations, in-room beverages/snacks, and other related expenses. All aspects of financing for the event will be outlined in a budget in advance.
Service Can Be Simple
Staging the Annual Business Conference and ACA World Convention is a unique opportunity to be of service to the Worldwide Fellowship. What’s more, hosting this event provides the chance to unify the groups in your area while they realize an exciting vision. We hope this challenge, this opportunity, calls to you and that we hear from you soon so we may start planning to bring the ACA world to your hometown.
Yours in Service,
The WSO Board of Trustees
- Written by Larry A
The ACA WSO Board of Trustees would like to announce that the Board has selected two new Board members:
Bill D. from Florida, USA and Jeffrey F. from Prague, Czech Republic.
Bill D. was the Chair of the Host Committee for the 2016 ABC AWC and is serving on the WSO's Finance Committee. Since becoming a Board member, he has assumed the role of Chair of the Member and Public Service (MPS) Committee and the Chair of the ABC Committee.
Jeffrey F. serves on the WSO's European Committee, the WSO's Finance Committee and the WSO's Literature Commmittee. Jeffrey is also the Chair of European Finance sub-committee and the Chair of the European Literature sub-committee.
- Written by Scott R
At the December 2010 WSO Board meeting, the board approved retaining the forum on an interim basis as an information board for WSO Board, committee members and other ACA members. Regular members and visitors are no longer be able to post to the forum.
- Written by Scott R
The repository is planned to become a central storage place for general and historical information about ACA WSO. Much of this information is currently available on the current Information Forum. The relevant information will be moving to the Repository over time, and the current forum will be discontinued once this process is completed. In the interim, please go to the current Informational Forum to view such information (there is no need to create an account or log into the forum to view this information).