The 2014 Annual Business Conference will be held in April 2014.
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- Last Updated on Saturday, 08 March 2014 13:32
- Written by Joan B
Adult Children of Alcoholics
World Service Organization
2014 Annual Business Conference (ABC)
HOTEL INFORMATION BELOW
Paper Forms to print and mail
ABC Proposals Ballot
To members of the ACA Fellowship:
Since 1983 Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization (ACAWSO) has conducted its Annual Business Conference (ABC) each year on the 4th weekend in April. The ABC provides an open forum for communication and service coordination within ACA in order to improve the consistency of service to the Fellowship. It is open to all ACA members, meetings, Intergroups and related service organizations. Through the end of December 2013, each meeting and Intergroup had the opportunity to submit proposals for consideration at the 2014 ABC; 23 proposals were thus received. Please discuss these proposals within your ACA meeting and/or Intergroups to gain a group consensus for each ballot item. Click here to download a copy of the proposals. Have your Group Secretary submit the group consensus by going to www.adultchildren.org/abc. Ballots are due by March 31, 2014. Those items receiving a two-thirds majority vote by all meetings that submit ballots will then be included for discussion and voting at the ABC. Ballot items that are approved will then be part of what guides and prioritizes the work of the WSO Board and related committees for the coming year and beyond.
LOCATION: The 2014 ABC will be held April 25-27, 2014 at Trinity University, 2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL 60015. This site is just East of Tri-State Tollway 294 at the Half Day Road exit.
HOTELS: The following are the recommended hotels for the 2014 ABC. For both hotels, please mention that you are with the Annual Business Conference for Adult Children of Alcoholics group in order to receive the reduced rate:
LaQuinta Inn, 2000 Lakeside Dr., Bannockburn, IL 60015. Just East of Tri-State Tollway 294 at the Half Day Road exit.
Phone: 1-847-317-7300; Fax: 1-847-317-3350. Although we recommend calling for reservations, the following is their website: http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?propId=7001&WT.mc_id=YEXT7001&cid=YEXT7001. The room charge is $62 plus tax, Friday and Saturday, but it's $78 + tax the other nights. Continental breakfast is included.
Homewood Suites, 10 Westminster Way, Lincolnshire, IL 60069. Just West of Tri-State Tollway 294 at the Half Day Road exit.
Phone: 1-847-945-9300; Fax: 1-847-945-0013. Although we recommend calling for reservations, the following is their website: http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/homewood-suites-by-hilton-chicago-lincolnshire-CHILSHW/index.html. The room charge is $109 plus tax. Continental breakfast is included.
Note: Please do not use the online registration form to notify the WSO of meeting updates. That will only delay the processing of such updates. For meeting updates, go to http://www.acawso.org/meetings.
Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
Yours in service, The 2014 ABC Committee
For information on prior year Annual Business Conference results, please go to the 2013 ABC Report.
- Last Updated on Saturday, 08 March 2014 10:11
- Written by Joan B
2014 ABC Committee Report: February 2014
Two members of the West Great Lakes Intergroup ABC Committee met with Joan, the Board liaison, via a teleconference call on February 3rd.
Discussion topics were of food plans, needing numbers of people attending, the ballot submissions timeline, who pays for decorations, fun activities, and mailings.
Gloria, an office employee for the board, is handling gathering of ballots responses when they come in and she also sent the ballots out to the fellowship point of contacts.
Copies of materials needed for packets, etc., may be made in California and shipped to Chicago, as this is a more feasible option.
Final decisions and information will be gathered in March, and posted as soon as feasible on the website, so delegates and members can have all the information and the finalized plans available that they will need to participate in the ABC.
Members attending are encouraged to register for the ABC by April 12th so the probable number in attendance can be gained.
All members should register online using the registration form on the 2014 ABC link, even if they are not a delegate. Delegates attending too should register so enough delegate packets are compiled.
Respectfully submitted by Joan B, 2014 ABC Board Liaison.
- Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 13:49
- Written by Joan B
2014 ABC Committee Report
Gloria in the office completed sending out letters and forms for submission of ballot items and registration forms to all point of contacts available on the meeting lists. This is the first time she has tackled this job, as Scott has done it in the past. She did a fine job and was very conscientious about accuracy and contact of all POCs. I was happy to work with her on this project, and she has saved necessary notes so that next year will go even smoother. Thanks Gloria!
The West Great Lakes Intergroup 2014 ABC Committee made suggestions for three different locations to hold the 2014 ABC. Each site had pros and cons, with