ACA Oregon Blog Posts

The Blog Roll

Click To Expand Or Close | Use Form Below As Needed


There will be games, toys, and even a pinata!!!

A small and dedicated ACA Outreach committee has formed this month. Their mission is to spread the ACA message with attraction materials, i.e. pamphlets and bookmarks. There are easy ways to get involved for a one-time only service opportunity, or more long term. You can get involved by joining the committee, or by distributing flyers to local clubhouses, therapist offices, or wherever else you see fit. To become involved in the committee or to learn where to obtain a stack of flyers, send an email to, or to 

The Oregon Counseling Association will be holding its annual Fall Conference on Saturday, November 9th in Eugene. An ACA member and therapist will be speaking about ACA from 3:30-4:30pm. We are looking for 2-3 members to share their stories for about 5-10 minutes each. Intergroup may at some point also decide to try to staff a table, but that’s not been decided yet. For more information or to get involved, send an email to

The yearly ACA picnic potluck will be held Saturday, August 18th from 11:00-5:00. We will be meeting at the covered area of Montavilla Park at the cross street of NE 82nd and Glisan. Families welcome – especially inner children! Bring a dish to pass and your amazing self.

An ACA member is trying to start up an ACA Teen meeting in Vancouver. This would likely be a one hour meeting either during the school day or after, depending on the availability of volunteers. They will need one ACA member to sponsor the meeting, and as many others that would like to attend. Imagine if we all received the opportunity of attending an ACA meeting before adulthood! For more information, send an email to

The ACA Intergroup meets every 1st Monday of the month. This month’s meeting is Monday, July 1st at 5:30pm at the Alano Club. All are welcome to come and have your voice heard. Some topics that will be discussed are: the upcoming picnic, outreach to local counselors and mental health professionals, and THE ACA PICNIC!!! We invite you to add your input about where we will host this year’s ACA picnic! See you Monday:)

ACA is starting a prison outreach program. ACA meetings will be conducted at Columbia River Correctional Institution (CCRI) on Monday nights at 7pm starting on August 5th, 2013. Inmate participants are prepping for re-integration into society. the facility is for drug and alcohol treatment and the inmates are men who are in for non-violent crimes against property. CRCI is located in NE Portland.

The requirements are:

-one year with no criminal activity. A background check will be conducted.

-The meetings will be held at 7pm on Monday nights; you don’t have to commit to more than one.

-Both men and women are welcome to participate in this opportunity for service.


For more information or to volunteer, please contact Michael at 

Thank you to all who came and participated in the guided meditation and affirmations workshop. The event began with a guided meditation, and opened up for each of us to share our own affirmations. Inner children were invited to come out and play by releasing balloons throughout the auditorium! Thank you to Judy and James for leading this great event.

Make it a double header!

Saturday’s meeting ( Awareness, Courage, Action)  at the Portland Alano club has a special invitation to YOU to join them prior to tomorrows Speaker meeting ( see post below a tad) at 1:30-3pm in the Clock Room to make your recovery a double header and join them for a two block walk afterwords to our meeting on affirmations at 3:30!
Remember your potluck childhood snack ( not mandatory, wouldn’t do that 🙂
See you there!

You are invited to join us this Monday June 3rd. At 5:30 at the Portland Alano club in the N.W. room as we try a health family dynamic of continuing our support of our local ACA groups. Help give input on ways we can work the 12th step together!

See you there!

JUNE 15, 2013  3:30-5:30


Led by Judy C.



Food For Thought:  Bring your favorite snack or finger food to share with others. What was your favorite snack as a child?  What is your Inner Child’s favorite food?

Bring Your Favorite Affirmation to share with your ACA Friends and write it on the Affirmation Wall



Use the form below to ask questions or to comment on specific posts. Please indicate which post you are referencing.
If your inquiry is of a more general nature, email us directly:

Right Menu Icon