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Februari tredje Quarterly Delegate Meeting Aca

February 3rd QDM

Dear ACA Groups and Delegates,

There is still time for New Delegates and Observers to register for our upcoming Quarterly Delegate Meeting (QDM), scheduled for February from 9am to 1pm Eastern US Time.  

Registration for delegates closes January 27th.

Existing Delegates who registered for the 2023 ABC and the 2023 QDMs and plan to attend this QDM do not have to re-register.

To register as a new Delegate or Observer, go to the conference page at, www.adultchildren.org/conference.  

You will find three different registration forms.

  • One for observers – any ACA member may observe.
  • One for those who are registered from the ABC and want to change their registration.  
  • One for new Delegate registrants.

Delegates are elected representatives of WSO groups, i.e., registered meetings, InterGroups or Regions. An individual may only represent one group at the conference.

The Agenda for the Feb.3 QDM can be found at www.adultchildren.org/conference/agenda, as well as on the 2023-2024_registered_delegates WSO Slack channel. Links to documents will be embedded in the Agenda, which will be updated on the website copy as they become available. The Agenda is based on the direction of the 2023 ABC, the 2023  QDMs and your voices expressed in their follow-up Surveys.

If you are able to volunteer for a service role at the QDM, please message Edmundas V. on Slack or send an email to abc@adultchildren.org to find out more.

Thank you to each of our volunteers for making this all happen and helping us all to connect in service for ACA.

In Service,

The ABC Committee

Carmen B., Edmundas V., and Marcus H., Committee Co-Chairs


Inbjudan att hålla öppet onlinemöte under Aca’s årliga världskonvent

Dear Fellow Travellers, I would like to extend an invitation to your local ACA communities to consider holding an online open ACA meeting in a language other than English at the Annual World Convention 2023 (Friday November 17 until Saturday November 18 Eastern Time).

If you are interested, please submit your application for a 90 minutes open ACA meeting (topic of your choice) by Monday November 11, 2023.
Direct access to the application form:

Take a look on the Convention program and see where open ACA meetings can be scheduled https://adultchildren.org/2023-awc/
We are waiting for your applications until November 11th.
If you have questions please email the AWC Planning team at 

In thankful service,
Edmundas V.,

serving as the Chair of European Committee


Registrering ABC QDM öppen

Registration for the November 4th QDM is now OPEN

Dear ACA Groups and Delegates,

We are happy to announce that the registration for our next Quarterly Delegate Meeting (QDM), scheduled for November 4th, 2023, is now open at the conference page, www.adultchildren.org/conference.  This registration is for both new Delegates and Observers:

There will be three different registration forms.

  • One is for observers, any member may observe.
  • One is for those that are registered from the ABC and want to change their registration.  
  • One is for new Delegate registrants.

Delegates are representatives of WSO registered meetings, InterGroups or Regions. An individual may only register to represent one group at the conference.

Existing Delegates who plan to attend do not have to re-register.

The QDM agenda will be based on the direction of the 2023 ABC, the August 5 QDM and your voices expressed in their Surveys. This agenda will be posted on www.adultchildren.org/conference

If you are able to volunteer for a service role at the QDM, please message Edmundas V. on Slack or send an email to abc@adultchildren.org.

Thank you to each volunteer for making it all happen and let us all connect in service for ACA.

In Service,

The ABC Committee

Carmen B., Edmundas V., and Marcus H., Committee Co-Chairs

Öppet Litteratur policy möte

Open Literature Policy Meeting
To our ACA Members:
You are invited to a second conversation about the wording of the ACA Open Literature Policy. This date and time were set to work for our worldwide members in different time zones: Saturday October 28, 9pm ET

Examples of world time zones:
GMT + 7–11am Sunday, Thailand time
GMT + 11 noon Sunday, Australia time
GMT + 13 2pm Sunday, New Zealand time

Zoom: 856 5245 7314Passcode: 876816

First, I would like to reassure you there is no plan to abandon the open literature policy. Any information you may have received to the contrary is not true. There is no poll and we are not taking a vote. There would never be any changes to the open literature policy without the fellowship’s agreement and there is nothing proposed.

Concept VI states that “our Annual Business Conference with delegates from all our meetings, intergroups and regions have the final decision respecting large matters of general policy…”

Again, the purpose of this meeting is NOT to get rid of the ACA Open Literature policy.The purpose is to review the language that is in the BRB (p 612) and the Literature Policy trifold (https://adultchildren.org/wp-content/uploads/Literature/Literature_Policy_EN_US_A4.pdf) to see if it should be updated or improved.

We thought of some questions for your feedback, and you may have others. That is the purpose—to have a conversation about what works and what doesn’t.

Here are a few of the questions we are looking at:
1. The trifold says outside literature should “support the growth of ACA and promote unity and consistency of our Twelve Step message” Should the “message” be more in line with The Solution, including reparenting?
2. The BRB p 612 says outside literature should not contradict “Sponsorship?” ShouldSponsorship be removed and just keep the Laundry List and the Solution?
3. Should we consider language more like “promote ACA recovery” without referring toparticular documents?
4. What does it mean to “promote an author?” Doesn’t every book promote an author?

If you can’t attend and wish to offer your views, you can email me. At litchair@acawso.org.

I have assembled all comments I have received and will forward to the committee.

A few important notes:
We heard that many of you benefit from using “A New Hope.” It has completed the Literature Review step and has been approved for the Fellowship Review step in the process of obtaining Conference Approval. So, it is in the process of becoming ACA literature!

Also, many of you referred to Tony A’s steps. ACA is prohibited from using the exact language in those steps by the copyright owner, who has threatened to sue. However, we been working for over a year to create a new set or sets of ACA Steps that are gentle, loving, and in line with ACA recovery. We will be sending out 7 sets of steps soon in a survey for you to rank.

Our effort is to determine if the language in the policy needs to be more definitive and more inclusive, loving, etc. Any information circulated indicating an attempt to abandon the policy is totally wrong and in no way ever reflected our intentions. The current intent, with your help, is to make this policy clearer.

Our committees and subcommittees are open to volunteers. We welcome your participation.

We encourage all our groups to register a delegate to be involved withdecisions affecting our fellowship.
Please click on https://adultchildren.org/conference/.

With love in service,
Christine B
Literature Chair, litchair@acawso.org

Förslag på nytt manuskript 7:e traditionen!

The ACA World Service Organization (WSO) Finance Committee has developed a new suggested addition to every ACA Group’s meeting script. We especially encourage online meetings to use this in your script. It includes a pause of one or two minutes for silent meditation and to allow your members time to contribute to your meeting or directly to WSO.

It’s now time for the 7th Tradition – Our group collects 7th tradition contributions to cover our operating expenses and we pass along any excess to the World Service Organization, known as WSO, and (if they exist) to our Intergroup and Region. Our WSO’s essential mission is to carry the ACA message across the world, to different people, cultures, and languages. WSO make it possible for those people who suffer in silence and isolation to find meetings and fellowship.  WSO depends on contributions to produce literature in new languages so Adult Children everywhere can have the chance to recover, as well as maintaining services to the fellowship (websites, staff, print production, etc.). We will now pause the meeting for one (or two) minutes of silent meditation to give everyone the chance to contribute using our __________.  (For in person meetings, replace the previous sentence with:  We will now pass the basket.) Newcomers are encouraged to buy literature or books and are welcome to contribute to the 7th tradition when they are ready. (Add here the information online members need in order to contribute to your Group.)

To contribute directly to WSO:

Thank you for supporting ACA and the World Service Organization! Contribute only what you can afford. All amounts, no matter the size, are important to our tradition of self-support through our own contributions and to your own recovery.

You may also find the contents of this email and the suggested 7th Tradition language at https://adultchildren.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Suggested-New-Meeting-Script-for-the-7th-Tradition.pdf

Non-dominant Hand Writing Workshop lör & sön 28 & 29/1

Hello ACA Fellow Travelers, 

Have you heard about the upcoming  Zoom workshop about Non-dominant Hand Writing?

All are welcome to attend. 

Monthly Workshop Series

Jan 2023: ”Non-dominant Hand Writing”

Same Workshop Different Times Held on Two Days

Sat, 1/28/2023 (10am-11am EST)
Sun, 1/29/2023 (11am-Noon EST)

Here’s a Link to convert to your local time:

* * * * *

Or, go to: 
Link: zoom.us/join
Mtg ID: 876 3727 1485 
Passcode: <none>

Bob M.


ACA WSO Volunteer Day

The Honor of Your Presence…

… is requested.

Please join us as we present the Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families 

Volunteer Day, 

Sunday, November 6th 18:30 CET svensk tid


Meeting ID: 819 9035 9298
Passcode: 13579

Meet some ACA members, recalling their journeys in service at the ACA World Service Organization (WSO). 

How did they get there… What were their challenges… How has their personal recovery been nurtured? 

Learn about some of the committees of WSO. Meet some of the members. Hear about their purpose and how they accomplish their goals. And ask how you could contribute to the committee.

And find a few surprises. 

For details about the event (or to learn about those surprises as the event approaches) turn to the Volunteer Resource Committee web page at: https://acawso.org/vrc/

Please consider joining us on November 6th. And when you decide to attend, please answer these few questions. Filling out this form helps us estimate the number of attendees. Thank you!


Förbeställ Loving Parent Guide Book senast den 28/6

ACA-WSO lanserar en ny arbetsbok för vuxna barn och ACA Sverige erbjuder alla ACA-grupper att förbeställa boken via vår webbshop.

OBS: Sista beställningsdag är den 28/6. Vi beklagar den korta beställningstiden. Det beror på att boken släpps samtidigt i hela världen och denna första utgåva kommer att tryckas både i Europa och i USA och att WSO precis nu i veckan fått klart prissättningen.

Notera: Det är önskvärt att de grupper som har möjlighet att köpa fler böcker gör så då ACA-Sverige har ansträngd ekonomi och därmed har begränsade möjligheter i dagsläget att köpa in böcker till webshoppens lager.

Boktitel: Loving parent guidebook

Språk: Engelska Innehåll: Loving parent guidebook är en arbetsbok på engelska strukturerad för att hjälpa dig att komma åt kärleken inuti dig, utveckla din inre medvetenhet och de färdigheter du behöver för att bli din egen kärleksfulla förälder. Boken har 234 sidor. Bifogat finns en beskrivning av bokens innehåll.

Pris per bok: 170kr/ bok, minimum beställning 4 stycken böcker.

Pris per kartong: 2890 kr/kartong, 20 böcker i varje kartong.

Beställning: Grupper kan beställa boken via ACA:s webbshop. 

Instruktion beställning: Gå in på ACA Sveriges webbshop

OBS: endast grupper kan beställa.Klicka på länken för att komma till webbshopen: https://www.yourvismawebsite.com/aca-servicegruppen/natbutik Välj fliken nätbutik.  Beställ det som gruppen vill köpa genom att välja produkt, ange antal och fyll i kontaktformulär. Beställning ska vara gjord senast den 28 juni 2021. 

Betalning Betalning görs direkt i samband med beställningen. Betalning kan göras med kort, eller genom direktöverföring via bankid. Ni anger vilken grupp som är beställare när ni fyller i era uppgifter i betalningen. Detta görs i rutan ”Övrigt”. 

LeveransAlla priser är inklusive frakt. Fraktfritt gäller endast inom Sverige.Böckerna kommer att vara i Sverige någon gång under augusti månad. Distribution till grupperna sker därefter löpande under september.

Här är en förhandsvisning, med fel datum, augusti inte juni 🙂