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ACA Adult Children of Alcoholics

February 2019

2019 ABC/AWC News

The 2019 ABC/AWC will be held in Malmö, Sweden. More information, including about registration, can be found on the Convention Website.

ACA Annual Business Conference - April 25 & 26, 2019
ACA World Convention - April 26 (evening), 27 & 28, 2019

ABC Ballot Voting
In advance of the ABC in April, meeting groups and Intergroups, worldwide, are asked to cast their opinions on whether or not each Proposal merits discussion at the upcoming Business Conference. The 14 ballot proposals have been posted here.  The deadline for submitting group conscience votes is March 31st.  More information can be found on the Ballot Prep Committee Page.  Any questions may be submitted to [email protected]

Each Meeting and Intergroup Designates a Delegate 
The business of the WSO is conducted at the ABC primarily by the Delegates, who are chosen by their group to be their representative. Some information about becoming a Delegate – the role and responsibilities – may be found on the  Delegate Training Page. This page will be updated periodically, so refer back, as needed.

Deadline for Registering a Remote Delegate is March 31st. 
All Delegates, whether in attendance or at a distance, must register first at  Trainings, and opportunities for questions and answers, will be available in the weeks leading up to the ABC. As mentioned above, all delegates may find pertinent information on the Delegate Training Page.

Delegate Training Subcommittee (DTSC)
The purpose of the DTSC is to serve as a resource to help educate Delegates and Alternate Delegates of groups and Intergroups to the ABC.  Educational documents to prepare for their role are currently available on the DTSC Webpage. Questions may be directed to [email protected].

WSO News

Know of an Inactive Meeting Still on the Meeting List?
We know that from time to time people try to attend a new meeting and no one is there.  It's frustrating - at best - when a current member of ACA has that happen, but it could be a lot more than frustrating for a newcomer.  While we would encourage people to call or email the meeting Contact before attending, they may not get a timely response.  But that shouldn't have to be a requirement.  If you know of a meeting that's still listed on our website but isn't actually happening, please send an email to [email protected] and we'll check it out as soon as possible.

Forwarding the Traveler to Friends
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Daily Meditation from Strengthening My Recovery
WSO has added a daily email with the Meditation of the Day from Strengthening My Recovery.  You can find the sign up link at  You will need to sign up for this separately from The Traveler Newsletter email.

New Trifold in Free Literature - Finding Emotional Sobriety
We have a new conference approved trifold to share the ACA message of recovery with adult children who are still suffering the affects, even though they've found stage one recovery in AA.  It's available to view, download and share in grayscale or color.

Carrying the Message
As part of our 12th step we try to carry this message to all who suffer from the effects of childhood abuse, trauma, neglect, and abandonment. ACA WSO is grateful for your contributions that help us do that vital work. Check out our flyer titled "Where the Money Goes" to see how we utilize your contributions to carry the ACA message around the world. Please consider making a monetary contribution to help the next ACA receive the gift of recovery.  Contributions can be made online, by calling at 562-595-7831, or by mail payable to ACA WSO, 1458 E 33rd Street, Signal Hill, CA 90755.

Does your ACA group meet on more than one day and time a week?
We now have an enhancement to the meeting list database, which allows a registered Group to specify more than one meeting day and time. Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like to use this new feature.  New enhancements for meeting and intergroup searches are coming soon as well.

Resource Spotlight

Share Your Experience, Strength, and Hope with Our Global ACA Family

The ComLine staff welcomes up to 500-word shares, your thought-provoking poems, and creative artwork or photography.  The deadline for the April 2019 issue is February 28.

You can find ComLine samples, submission information and the release form on the ComLine Page.  We look forward to sharing your thoughts and images.

Featured Meetings & Events

Ready Set Go!!   
February 11, 18, & 25th - 7- 9pm (US Central Time) - Telephone Meetings
Event Flyer

Spring Bi-Annual ACA Retreat  
March 1-3, 2019 - Benet Lake, WI
Event Flyer

Resolving Resentment  
March 8-10, 2019 - Bloomingdale, NJ
Event Flyer

32nd ACA Women's Conference  
March 22-24, 2019 - Livingston, TX
Event Flyer

Germany ACA Convention  
March 29 - 31, 2019 - South Palatinate, Germany
Event Flyer

See all the event flyers by clicking here

Meetings - ACA WSO maintains a World Meeting List of registered ACA meetings that take place in person, over the phone or online, which is updated monthly. Visit the Find a Meeting page on to search for a meeting, or for more detail on specific meeting types, visit the MeetingPhone, Skype and Internet meeting information pages.

WSO Meeting Teleconferences
The ACA WSO holds its monthly Board teleconference meeting on the second Saturday, of each month.  The meeting begins at 2pm Eastern Time; the telephone number is 712-432-0075, access code 427266#.  Minutes of past meetings can be found here.

Twelve Concepts of Service - Concept #2

Authority for the active maintenance of our world services is hereby delegated to the actual voice, the effective conscience for our whole Fellowship.  You can find the 12 Concepts of Service here.

Traveler Submissions

The Traveler Newsletter is an email publication, scheduled to be released at the beginning of each month, which highlights ACA service news and events.  If your service committee, intergroup, region, or group would like to submit a notice to The Traveler, please send an email to [email protected].  For more details, please visit The Traveler

About Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)

ACA is a worldwide 12 Step / 12 Tradition program of recovery dedicated to people who were raised in dysfunctional families. ACA does not seek to assign blame to parents or caretakers, but we seek to understand the reality of how family dysfunctions affected us as children and still affects our adult behavior today.

Family dysfunction can include alcoholism, abandonment, neglect, or any type of addiction or abuse. ACA is synonymous with ACoA; Adult Children Anonymous; & Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families.

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