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
Hello Member Meetings, Intergroups and Regions,
Please note: April 30 is the last day for Delegate Registration to the May 6 & 7 Annual Business Conference (ABC). Even if your group has a Delegate registered from the 2022 ABC or if your group has or will elect a Delegate this year they need to be registered by going to The Conference Page at https://adultchildren.org/conference/ or by using the direct registration link here.
Delegates from 2022 ABC whose term is still active need to re-register/register for the 2023 ABC.
We, the ABC Committee co-chairs, are excited to inform you that the draft Delegate Binder, including a draft of the ABC Agenda (also attached to this email), is now available on the conference web-page at https://adultchildren.org/conference/
This web-page is where information for the 2023 Annual Business Conference (ABC) will be posted. The Binder is a living document which will contain the information necessary to support delegates in their service and which is useful to all members. It includes the agenda, yearly reports and upcoming motions the ABC will discuss and vote on. The Binder is complete with the exception of some documents that are not yet in. Those are noted in the Table of Contents with ”Coming Soon” and will be added to the living document as they arrive.
Some documents may be posted in their draft form. This will be noted and they are subject to change. We wanted to get the information out to everyone as soon as possible and add/update documents as they come in. WSO Committee reports will not be read during the ABC to conserve valuable time for discussion.
Below are some sections which contain items that will be discussed and voted on at the ABC :
- The ABC/AWC Study Group Report – please note the Motion on page 51
- The Concepts Study Group Report – please note the Motion in Item 6 at the top of page 62
- The Minutes of the 2022 ABC and the Quarterly Delegate Meetings with links on page 36
Thank you for providing Delegates and Ballot Proposal votes which enable us all, as ACA, to have a true fellowship-wide group conscience!
Together we can do…
in ACA service,
Marcus H, ABC Committee Co-coordinator
Edmundas, ABC Committee Co-coordinator
7th TRADITION DONATIONS URGENTLY NEEDED!
Dear Fellow Travelers,
Every ACA group’s primary purpose is to carry the message to adult children still suffering, everywhere. Some may take for granted that there is a “Big Red Book” available in every language, but the fact is that countries around the world do not have access to any ACA literature in their native language. Providing translated literature is one of the most important services the World Services Organization (WSO) performs on behalf of ACA groups.
WSO IS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING A SHORTAGE OF 7TH TRADITION DONATIONS WHICH THREATENS OUR PURPOSE. WE NEED YOU AND YOUR GROUP TO HELP US.
What does WSO do with your donations?
- Translates and publishes literature in other languages
- Pays special workers to keep accounts and manage technology
- Maintains physical and virtual assets like warehouses and Websites
- Why are WSO donations lower than expected?
● Many meetings that were in person pre-pandemic and were regularly collecting 7th tradition contributions are no longer collecting them and donating to WSO.
What can you do?
- Ask your group to collect 7th tradition contributions at the meeting.
Online meetings can STOP their meeting for 1-2 minutes to allow members to contribute to your group’s virtual basket without missing any of the meeting.
- Ask your group to donate at least quarterly down to your group’s prudent reserve amount.
- Consider making a personal monthly recurring donation directly to WSO.With your help WSO will be able to maintain a release schedule of 3 or more newly translated literature pieces per year to reach even more adult children who are suffering. Here is the link to the https://adultchildren.org/7th-tradition webpage. You may choose the way you want to make a one-time donation or set up an automatic monthly donation in any amount.Thank you for your service and your donations to help carry the message!In Service,
The WSO Finance Committee
The Honor of Your Presence…
… is requested.
Please join us as we present the Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families
Sunday, November 6th 18:30 CET svensk tid
Meeting ID: 819 9035 9298
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!
The event starts on Saturday 06:00 CET and runs for 40 hours. Please follow this link to register at the Convention website: https://www.acaworldconvention.org/2022-awc-registration/
The European Committee will have it’s own timeslot on Saturday 13:30 CET.The name of the Panel discussion is:”Meet the European Committee”
The following subjects will be covered:
1) Introductions and brief service history of members and possibly guests
2) Function of the European Committee in the WSO
3) Establishing a European ACA Region and the history so far
4) The fellowships development in Europe and current situation
5) Plans for the coming year6) Q&A, questions and answers from participants and panel
We would be very happy to see as many of you in the meeting as possible, please come and join us!
Nu är det dags för AWC – Annual World Convention – Världskonvent 1-2 maj 2021
Här kan du se schemat och anmäla dig: https://www.acaworldconvention.org
Du kan också delta på ABC – Annual Business Conference – Världspraktiska mötet 24-25 april som åhörare, registering sker på samma länk.
ACAs Världsservice organisation har fått in 18 motionsförslag som nu finns på världspraktiska mötets motionslista. Tre zoom-rådsmöten har hållits för att svara på frågor om motionsförslagen. Inspelningar från dem finns tillgängliga här: https://acawso.org/category/ballot-prep/.
Nu går det att rösta på motionsförsklagen fram till den 31 mars. Här finns motionsförslagen och annan intressant information: https://acawso.org/category/ballot-prep/
Registrera din grupp internationellt här, om den inte är registrerad: https://adultchildren.org/meeting/meeting-register/
När din grupp hållit gruppsamvetes omröstningar och ni är redo att fylla i svaren, fyll i web-röstsedeln som finns tillgänglig på 4 språk:
OBS: Det kan komma en spansk översättning, och det meddelas inom en vecka. Kolla webbsidan för mer information.
Om du inte fyller i hela röstsedeln kan du inte gå tillbaks och fortsätta, utan behöver börja om från början. Om du behöver hjälp, kontakta kommittéen på firstname.lastname@example.org
Tack för att du är delaktig och hjälper till att forma ACAs framtid.
ACA WSO 2021 ABC Ballot Preparation Committee
ACA Världsservice organisationen 2021 Årliga Praktiska möte, Motions förberedelse kommittéen
Torgmöten kommer hållas online för att ge mer information om de 18 förslag som ligger inför årets omröstning i ABC.
Inför ABC kan grupper, intergrupper och regioner ta ställning till om förslagen ska diskuteras under ABC eller inte. Mellan den 15 februari och den 31 mars kan alla grupper, intergrupper och regioner rösta på förslagen.
Torgmötena hålls på följande datum:
- Söndag, 24 januari, kl. 19 vår tid (1 pm ET)
- Måndag, 1 februari kl 18 vår tid (Noon ET)
- Lördag, 6 februari, kl 20 vår tid (2 pm ET)
Varje möte går igenom sex förslag.
Mer information hittar du här: https://acawso.org/category/ballot-prep/ to Zoom mötesinformation hittar du här: https://acawso.org/events/