‘ROUNDUP’ A ‘COMING OF AGE’ FOR SUNNY COAST AA
More than 250 Sunny Coasters and visitors heard solutions to alcoholism from three US speakers at the inaugural Sunshine Coast Alcoholics Anonymous Roundup / Convention, 17-19 March, at the Millwell Rd Community Centre, Maroochydore.
“It was the first Alcoholics Anonymous conference on the Sunshine Coast featuring overseas speakers,” said a member of the conference organising committee.
Feature speakers included Polly P, Jacksonville, Florida; James L, Tallahassee, Florida; and Don L, Bellingham, Washington.
“The overseas speakers explained the key elements of the Twelve Step recovery program offered by Alcoholics Anonymous.
This first Roundup marked a genuine coming of age for Alcoholics Anonymous on the Sunshine Coast.
Members from as far away as Los Angeles, Honolulu, Melbourne, Western Australia, Darwin, South Australia and Cairns attended.
“A major highlight was a Sobriety Countdown at the close on Sunday.”
The organising committee comprised members from the Men’s Group Mooloolaba – MGM and the Friday night Cosmos Group who invited other Sunny Coast groups to host meetings during the convention.
“The committee greatly appreciated Al-Anon Groups and members that participated in the planning and running of event.”
The Nambour groups hosted an Old Timers meeting, the Cosmos Group hosted a Public Information and welcome meeting, the Bulcock Beach Early Birds Group hosted a breakfast meeting, the Men’s Group Mooloolaba – MGM hosted the Saturday night key note history meeting and the Coolum Groups hosted the Spiritual Concept meeting.
Public information was a key feature to the committees activities with pre and post media releases to both the print and audio / visual mediums.
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“Because of the strong support for this first Sunshine Coast weekend convention, we are keen to host another Roundup in October 2018.”
A full recording of all meetings and workshops is available on a USB memory stick for $25. Anyone interested can contact one of the committee members by phone or email.
|Phone:||Peter T. 0425 812 333|
|Chris H. 0417 646 080|
|Name of Account||Sunshine Coast AA Roundup|
|EFT Account Details||BSB: 034-033 Account number: 327507|