March Roundup 2019 – Episode 283

turtleHave you attended an AA or Al-Anon convention? My wife and I went to the March Roundup in Detroit, so I thought I'd give you a little trip report. If you haven't been to a convention, I encourage you to find one near you and go. Not only is it fun, but a weekend of concentrated recovery can really energize your own program.

Readings and Links

Jenn mentioned episode 161, Dancing with Dementia, in her email.

Jennifer asked about sponsorship. We've got a couple of episodes: Sponsorship (25) and Sponsorship Round Table (32), but maybe it's time to do another.

The March Roundup program can be found online if you're interested.


Our topic for next week is Acronyms and Alliterattions. Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email with your favorite acronym (QTIP?) or alliteration (4 M's?), and why.
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Conferences and conventions – Episode 125

LIberty Bell - We Shall OvercomeHave you attended an Al-Anon or AA conference? Maybe you went to the AA International Convention this year. Or do you wonder what’s the big deal? What might you bring home from a gathering of people in recovery?

Spencer talks with Annie and Alvin about their experience attending recovery conferences. Our discussion is guided by these questions.

What prompted you to go to a conference the first time?

What did you expect? The first time? The second time?

Talk about your first convention experience.
– What did you like?
– What didn't you expect, but moved you?
– What didn't you like?

What did you come home with? How did your understanding and feeling about your experience change with time?

You went to the AA international convention in Atlanta this year.
What was that like?
High points and low points?
If you were to do it again, what would you do differently?

How did attending these conventions benefit your recovery?

What would you say to someone who has never been to a convention?

Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here.
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