MP Service Committee

The purpose of Member and Public Services (MPS) in ACA is to support ACA Members in becoming responsible for their own well-being through ACA-related materials, and to provide information for the Public and professionals by providing ACA-related resources and services.

Check here for the latest MPS Committee (and earlier Outreach Committee) reports to the WSO Board.

Member Public Service Committee Report - May 2016

Hello Fellow ACA's! What a great 2016 ABC and Inaugural World Convention we just had in Florida! I am still in awe of the energy I felt there while sharing the experience with all who attended. You definitely do not want to miss the 2017 ABC next April with its location yet to be determined!

We are hitting the ground running in the Member and Public Service (MPS) Committee and its subcommittees. The bulk of MPS work is planned through the subcommittees by volunteers. I think we all realized at the ABC meeting the WSO Board is over extended and cannot continue bearing the brunt of all the volunteer work that needs to be done to keep ACA growing and thriving. Many of you have already stepped up and joined committees. Thank you!

If you have a desire to do service from a collaborative and loving space, then please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and together we will find a committee for you to join.

The committees in the area of MPS that are open to volunteers are:

MPS Committee – The MPS Committee is the umbrella committee for all Member and Public Service activity in ACA, including requests for help and outreach efforts. It is the duty of this committee to support ACA Members in becoming responsible for their own well-being and to provide ACA-related information to the public and professionals who treat adult children. Chairs of the MPS subcommittees mentioned above are automatically members of the MPS Committee and the committee has one paid special worker.

The committee is open to new members and the chair can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by contacting our special worker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

MPS Subcommittees:

Intergroup Subcommittee – The Intergroup Subcommittee exists to coordinate communications between established Intergroups in order to provide support for one another, enable Intergroups to provide support more directly with understanding and participating in the support of the World Service Organization structure, and to explore how leadership and support from the WSO Board might better serve the fellowship via Intergroup activity.

Bonnie K-M from TX81 currently chairs this subcommittee. Her email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Hospitals & Institutions Subcommittee (H&I) – This subcommittee is a liaison between WSO and hospitals and institutions. This includes facilitating the development of ACA meetings with the institutions and ensuring materials are available to the institutions upon request in support of such meetings.

The position of Chair of the H&I Committee has been filled by Josie E from TX. Please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in this service opportunity.

Delegate Training Subcommittee – is a new subcommittee that will serve as a resource to help educate Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Annual Business Conference by providing information on what is read prior to attending conference, as well as helping delegates be more informed in helping their members/groups practice traditions and concepts and holding group consciences.

Laura L, a delegate from CA1162, has volunteered to chair this committee. Her email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Member Public Service (MPS) Committee Chair report September 2015

I wish to thank the Board for giving me the privilege and honor of serving as the Chair of the MPS  committee. My first month has been spent in learning about  MPS and how it functions. I have drafted the following job description for this position and am requesting Board approval and/or modification.


Member and Public Services Committe Chair Job Description.

a/To prepare and load a monthly report to the Repository during the week preceding the Monthly ACA Board Meeting and to give a verbal report in under five minutes to the monthly Board meeting when requested.

b/To monitor the operations of the MPS Special Worker and report to the Board any suggestions for improvement of these services.

c/To carry out the duties of the MPS Special Worker in the event the MPS Special Worker is unable to perform her duties and to report all interactions with members and the public to the Board for their approval and comments.

d/Get Committee Chair/Board approval when making requests for actions by Special Workers.

e/Other duties as to be assigned by motions of the Board in the future.

 

 

Read more: Member Public Service (MPS) Committee Chair report September 2015

March 2015

ACA members accepting the call of service work provide the energy we need to do the good work of ACA around the globe. There could easily be 300 million adult children in the world, so the work ahead remains steady. But we make progress each day. p.536

 

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In March we received 481 requests. I sent 701 emails. We got 92 telephone calls (5-10 a day during web transition)

International connections made this month:

UK, Germany, S Africa, China, Russia, Venezuela, Ecuador,  Canada, Turkey, Australia, Russia, Egypt, Transylvania, Mexico, Kenya,

Remarkable events:

Read more: March 2015

2015 ABC

ACA members accepting the call of service work provide the energy we need to do the good work of ACA around the globe. There could easily be 300 million adult children in the world, so the work ahead remains steady. But we make progress each day. p.536


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THE PURPOSE OF MEMBER AND PUBLIC SERVICES IN ACA IS TO SUPPORT ACA MEMBERS IN BECOMING RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN WELL-BEING THROUGH ACA-RELATED MATERIALS
AND TO PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC AND PROFESSIONALS BY PROVIDING ACA-RELATED RESOURCES AND SERVICES.

(I make this report on March 22, 2015.)

Read more: 2015 ABC

February 2015

ACA members accepting the call of service work provide the energy we need to do the good work of ACA around the globe. There could easily be 300 million adult children in the world, so the work ahead remains steady. But we make progress each day. p.536

In February, we received 319 requests. I sent 480 emails. We got 45 telephone calls.  

International connections made this month:

Australia, Norway, South Africa, Brazil, Estonia, Austria, UK, Denmark, Italy, Sweden, Lithuania, Russia, FIJI, Japan, Ireland, France, Canada, Spain, Germany, Estonia, Slovenia, Egypt 

Remarkable events:

Read more: February 2015

Subcategories

  • MPS Statistics
  • H-and-I Committee

    The Hospital and Institutions (H&I) sub-committee is responsible to the WSO for liaison with these institutions, including the potential development of ACA meetings with the institutions and ensuring materials are available to the institutions upon request in support of such meetings.

     Check here for the latest Hospital and Institutions Committee committee reports to the WSO Board.

  • InterGroups
  • Delegate Training