ABC & AWC

The 2020 ABC/AWC is being held in Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

 

2020 ABC (Annual Business Conference)

Thursday, April 23 – Friday, April 24, 2020

2019 AWC (ACA World Convention)

Saturday, April 25 – Sunday, April 26, 2020

Visit the website for more details: https://www.acaworldconvention.org/

 

AWC 2019 Service Related Workshops available for free download

There were a number of service related workshops at the 2019 AWC. WSO has posted these to our shopping sites audio download page for free download. The following talks are available: 2019 AWC Closing talk by Charlie H - Courage to Change ACA European Service Network -...

2019 Annual Business Conference Recordings

The 2019 Annual Business Conference (ABC) was held in Malmo Sweden on April 25 and April 26th 2019. These are the recorded sessions from the ABC that are being made available for the fellowship. Day 1 Thursday April 26 - Part 1 - Delegate Training Day 1 Thursday April...

ABC Report 19-5 (for April)

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2019 ACA Annual Business Conference Summary

WSO is providing information on the 2019 Annual Business Conference in stages, so that information can be released as quickly as possible. Please return to this space to learn more. Here is a rough schedule: 1) Summary of official actions taken by the delegates and...

2019 ACA World Convention Closing Talk and Ceremony

We’d like to thank the Swedish Host Committee for their service in hosting a successful ABC/AWC. Adult Children from around the world converged in Malmo, Sweden recently for the ABC and 4th annual ACA World Convention.  Representatives from 24 countries were in...

2019 ACA ABC (Annual Business Conference) Presentations

Website and Database Report Distribution Center and Oversight Committee Report Finance Committee Report Treasurer's Report Service Network Committee Report Member Services Committee Report

WSO Committee Contact Information

Are you interested in joining a committee for doing service work ? Do you have a question for a committee or an idea that will help the fellowship ? Reach out to the committees here. [pdf-embedder...

2019 AWC Live Translation

A Dial in Number for AWC attendees to hear a Live Translation in the main AWC room will be used starting at 5pm. It will be English to Swedish, or Swedish to English as needed based upon the main speaker of the session. https://zoom.us/j/846483877

APB ABC Motions

Safety Card Download the APB Motions for the 2019 ABC

2019 ABC Agenda

Here is the latest draft agenda for the 2019 ABC. Click to download

FINANCE COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT 2019 ABC

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DISTRIBUTION CENTER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT 2019 ABC

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Final 2019 ABC Delegate Training Sessions 13-Apr-2019 and 14-Apr-2019

Please attend one of the delegate training sessions this weekend via zoom if you need to learn about being a delegate and or remote delegate. You can still sign up as a remote delegate at https://www.acaworldconvention.org/ Lots of information is on the delegates...

The Delegate Binder of the 2019 ABC

Here is the Binder, supplied to the attending Delegation at the ABC, which includes: Important Delegate Information, explaining the workings of the Conference An introduction of the Board and the Structure of WSO The annual reports of the various Committees of the...

The Minutes from the 2018 WSO ABC

Here are the Minutes from the 2018 ABC in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

The Treasurer’s Report for the 2019 ABC

Here is the report from the Treasurer to be offered at the upcoming Annual Business Conference:

ABC Monthly Report, for March 2019

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Results of the 2019 ABC Ballot

The attached document gives the voting results for all 14 Ballot Proposals.  There were 232 valid Ballots submitted.  All "No Opinion" votes were not used for determining the results. Two Proposals will be on the ABC Agenda - #7 (ACA WSO Mission Statement) and #9...

2019 ABC Report for the Website and Database Committee

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ABC Report 19-3 (for Feb)

ABC Report 19-2 (for Jan)

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BALLOT SCHEDULE

The Ballot will be sent out to all groups on January 15th and the deadline for submitting it will be March 31st.  There are 14 Proposals on the Ballot.

ABC REPORT 19-1 (For DEC)

ABC Comm Monthly Report to WSO, 19-1

ABC Report 18-12 (for Nov)

ABC Comm Monthly Report to WSO, 18-12 This is the monthly report from the ABC Committee for December

ABC Report 18-11 (for Oct)

ABC Comm Monthly Report to WSO, 18-11

ABC Report

ABC Comm Monthly Report to WSO, 18-9

Call for Proposals for 2019 ABC

An email with the following information was sent to all ACA group contacts on August 1st.  Please contact meetings@acawso.com if your group did not receive this email.   ABC Proposals Due November 30th Dear Fellow ACAs, You are receiving this email because you...

ABC Committee Report – July, 2018

ABC Comm Monthly Report to WSO, 18-8

Proposal Guidelines

Proposal Guidelines ABC Proposals are an opportunity for meetings, Intergroups and Regions (groups) to bring an idea, issue, or concern before the entire international fellowship. Each year our World Service Organization (WSO) issues a Call for Proposals to all...

2019 Annual Business Conference Recordings

The 2019 Annual Business Conference (ABC) was held in Malmo Sweden on April 25 and April 26th 2019.

These are the recorded sessions from the ABC that are being made available for the fellowship.

 

2019 ACA Annual Business Conference Summary

WSO is providing information on the 2019 Annual Business Conference in stages, so that information can be released as quickly as possible. Please return to this space to learn more. Here is a rough schedule:

1) Summary of official actions taken by the delegates and WSO board at the 2019 ABC. To be posted within two weeks of the ABC. Completed
2) Audio recordings of the ABC sessions. To be posted within four weeks of the ABC. Available now.
3) Draft minutes of the ABC. To be posted within two months of the ABC.
4) Final minutes will be submitted for approval at the 2020 ABC.

Ballot Proposal 9: Adopt a Diversity Statement for ACA.

Action: ABC delegates voted to adopt the following diversity statement: “ACA is an inclusive organization and open to all affected by family dysfunction. We strive to create an atmosphere that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to be their full, authentic selves.”

Ballot Proposal 7: Approve a Proposed Mission Statement for ACA.

Action: ABC delegates voted to create a working group to review the original draft mission statement, and revise it to address wording concerns expressed by delegates. A revised version will be resubmitted for consideration at the 2020 ABC.

Literature Committee motion: that the delegates approve a proposed meeting safety card drafted by the Addressing Predatory Behavior working group.

Action: After extensive discussion, ABC delegates approved the following motion–that the Addressing Predatory Behavior working group convene at least two open discussion sessions, available to all volunteers, and revise proposed literature about victimizing behavior inside and outside ACA meetings. Following WSO board approval, the revised literature will be made available to the fellowship by September 2019, so that groups can test it and provide feedback to WSO. The working group and Literature Committee will incorporate fellowship suggestions as needed, and bring a final document back to the 2020 ABC for Conference approval.

Trustee ratification: Delegates ratified the following trustees for WSO board service: Bill D., Carole C., Charlie H., David McB., Erin D., Jim B., Majbrit M., Miles C., Pat H., Rich R.

WSO board officers: The new WSO trustee officers were announced to the delegates: Charlie H., chair; David McB., vice chair; Pat H., treasurer; and Miles C., secretary.

2019 ACA World Convention Closing Talk and Ceremony

We’d like to thank the Swedish Host Committee for their service in hosting a successful ABC/AWC.

Adult Children from around the world converged in Malmo, Sweden recently for the ABC and 4th annual ACA World Convention.  Representatives from 24 countries were in attendance; 20 delegates participated remotely.  The AWC was rich with speakers and workshops.

2019 AWC Workshops and Speakers – Audio downloads (MP3) of convention speakers and workshops will be available this month for purchase and download.  They will be posted soon at Shop.AdultChildren.Org.  Audio from previous years are available there as well.

The closing talk by Charlie H and closing Ceremony with the Serenity Prayer in many languages (starts at 1:23) can be downloaded for free now.

The Delegate Binder of the 2019 ABC

Here is the Binder, supplied to the attending Delegation at the ABC, which includes:

  • Important Delegate Information, explaining the workings of the Conference
  • An introduction of the Board and the Structure of WSO
  • The annual reports of the various Committees of the Board
  • The Proposals from the Fellowship, adopted for discussion
  • The OPPM – the Manual that guides our procedures and policies

Download the Binder

DB19 - 1 - The 2019 Delegate Binder