April Update

Greetings to all,

In just a few short months, we will all be at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa. For those who have never attended a convention, you are in for a treat. There is always some questions as to whether a convention is AA. Well, as long as the A.A. Guidelines are followed, the answer is YES.

What makes an A.A. convention click for its participants? It’s probably not style or form that matters so much as the spirit and feeling behind it. As one member puts it, the best A.A. convention is “just
a darned good A.A. meeting blown up big.” Just watch enthusiastic members at any A.A. convention and you’ll get what he means. The atmosphere alone is worth the trip. Here you’ll find fellowship, laughter, warmth, and understanding — “heaped up, pressed down, and running over.” excerpt from “MG-04 – A.A. Guidelines – Conference, Conventions and Roundups“.

Throw in some great entertainment, some sporting events, banquets and Ice Cream socials over and above the speaker meetings and workshops over the course of 5 days from August 3-7, 2022 and what you will experience will be beyond your wildest dreams. We get to experience all three legacies, Recovery, Unity and Service. Speaking of Service, has your home group volunteered for a slot in Hospitality? How about running one of the Marathon meetings? There is a service position for everyone, Greeters-you get to greet the attendees as they arrive at the hotel and throughout the 5 days, Registration-where you can assist each attendee to make sure they have what they need to attend this phenomenal convention, Merchandise-help the attendees with purchases of our unique memorabilia, Security-where you get to tell people where to go, in a welcoming way of course, and for those of you who have a little thespian in you, there is the service manual the musical, and lets not forget transportation-driving the shuttle, you will be the first to meet and greet these individuals on their way to the convention. There are more opportunities for service such as Yoga and Meditation, but you get the point. So if you haven’t already, fill out the volunteer form and let us know where you want to help out. click here for the volunteer form.

Our web site committee has been working on keeping the website updated and creating a mobile app for use once you arrive at the convention. They also have put together a sweet app to assist us in the planning stages. It contains, event flyers, links, agendas and minutes. If you want this app. Just scan the QR code below or click this link 65th FSC Planning App and then add it to your phone’s desktop. For instructions click here instructions

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Hope to see you in August!!!

In Loving Service your chair for the 65th Florida State Convention Karen Valiquette