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2019 AWC Workshops and Speakers
Several of the convention speakers and workshops are now available for purchase and download as MP3; more will be added soon.  The closing talk with the Serenity Prayer in many languages is available to download for free.  Visit the ACA Shopping Site

2020 ABC/AWC
The 2020 ABC/AWC will be held in Boca Raton, Florida.  Up to date information can be found on the ACA World Convention Site.  “Worth It Tee Shirts” can be ordered by emailing acatshirts2020@gmail.com.

Service Committee Calendar
A new calendar has been added to the service website acawso.orghttps://acawso.org/committees-calendar/. This calendar shows the WSO service committee meeting dates and times, a link to their monthly reports, and an email address to contact for more information about the committee and access codes for the meeting teleconferences.

Share Your or Your Group’s Experience – Best Practices
The service website has a Best Practices – Members Toolbox page where members can share things that their group has found useful. This covers areas like doing service, personal recovery, and group experience like running business meetings.  There are recent postings, including Workplace Recovery, Laundry List summary, Group Inventory Form, and a “How To” for updating meetings.  For more formation, please visit the Best Practices page

European Committee
The European Committee (EC) invites you to the 5th European Meeting in Minsk on Saturday 27 July.  The European region is transforming and service is essential.  Holding the meeting in Minsk, Belarus is an opportunity for our fellowships to meet, at quite short notice, to connect and to evolve a new European Committee at a reasonably priced and accessible centre.  Please keep your eyes on the EC website at acawsoec.com for more details.

Meeting Safety Card Town Hall
The Addressing Predatory Behavior (APB) Working Group invites you to our first Town Hall style call on June 22nd.  WSO would like input from the fellowship on the proposed language for the safety card submitted by APB at the 2019 ABC in Sweden.  More details, including Zoom call information, can be found on the Safety Card Review Meeting page. 

Attention Intergroups and Webmasters
We can now update your meeting lists in bulk.  Please send an email to webservant@adultchildren.org for more information about sending WSO periodic Excel or csv files with all of your meetings to be sure that WSO keeps them current on the website.

Search Engine Optimization
Do you have experience with SEO and are willing to give WSO some feedback on our websites, shopping cart and Amazon listings?  If so, please contact webservant@adultchildren.org.  Thank you.

ComLine Deadline Extended
The deadline for ComLine submissions is extended to June 9th!  Shares of 250 to 500 words on Steps, Traditions, Promises 7, 8, and 9; you can also share your ESH from the 2019 ABC/AWC, a recent meeting, a committee, etc.  We also accept photos, and artwork.  Please include a copy of signed release form to give us permission to use your work.  This is your ComLine—let’s hear what’s happening around the world!  Send to litstaff@adultchildren.org

Resource Spotlight

We are excited to announce this new WSO subcommittee, formed to support new and emerging meetings in countries outside of North America.  We are starting with members volunteering from 3 continents, 5 time zones and speaking over 6 languages.  Our first global conference was held on May 29th. 

We are currently working with Bangladesh, India and Israel to provide meeting and translation support.  We’re currently looking for translators for Bengali, Hebrew, Hindi and Punjabi, both written and audio.  If you’re available for this, please contact us.  As ACA continues to grow, Global Members will need volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and language skills.  

We would love to hear from you if need support and/or can provide support.  If supporting new and emerging ACA meetings, outside of North America, calls your heart and your recovery, please contact us at globalmembers@adultchildren.org.  We will also be posting updates to the service website on the Global Members Subcommittee page.

Featured Meetings and Events

Looking Back to Move Forward    
Saturday, June 15th – 1:30 – 4:30pm – Ormond Beach, FL
Event Flyer

Long Island Intergroup – Share A Day
Saturday, June 15th – Begins at 10am – Huntington, NY
More Details

ACA Afternoon Retreat
Sunday, June 16th – 12-7pm – San Francisco, CA
Event Flyer

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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 adultchildren.org to search for a meeting, or for more detail on specific meeting types, visit the MeetingPhoneSkype and Internet meeting information pages.

WSO Board of Trustees Teleconference
The ACA WSO Board holds its monthly teleconference meeting on the second Saturday, of each month, using Zoom, at 2pm Eastern Time. For more information, including agendas, previous minutes, the Zoom meeting ID, and telephone access numbers, please visit the ACAWSO.ORG website.

7th Tradition

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.

Twelve Concepts of Service – Concept #6

“On behalf of ACA as a whole, our Annual Business Conference has the principle responsibility for the maintenance of our world services…”  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 news to The Traveler, please visit The Traveler page for more details.

Daily Meditation Emails

ACA WSO also publishes a daily email with the Meditation of the Day from the book “Strengthening My Recovery”.  You can sign up to receive the meditation email here.  You will need to sign up for this separately from The Traveler Newsletter email.

About Adult Children of Alcoholics

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.

For more information visit: www.adultchildren.org