2017 Arizona AA Convention Update
Planning continues apace for the first statewide AA convention to be held in Prescott since 1989. The dates are Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017, and the location is the Prescott Resort Center.
Some 40 area members were on hand for the organizing committee’s monthly meeting on Jan. 17, where the highlight was approval of a logo which will appear on registration forms, T-shirts and other materials promoting the convention all over the state. The logo consists of concentric circles around the AA triangle reminding us of our commitments to Unity, Service and Recovery. Another circle contains the words of the convention’s theme – “Mile High Spiritual Experience,” and the outer circle says “Arizona State Convention 2017” and “Yavapai County.”
In other business, program chairman Adam M. presented a tentative schedule of meetings and other activities during the three day event. Main speakers on the schedule include Bill N. from Atlanta, GA, Sheldon F. from Las Vegas, Sarah P. of Phoenix, and Chris W. from Gilbert, AZ. An Al-anon speaker has yet to be announced. The tentative program also includes workshops on the steps and traditions, guided meditations, Spanish speaking, Native American and old-timers sessions.
Entertainment chairwoman DeAnn B. has already prepared extensive lists of Prescott points of Interest, campgrounds, hotels and restaurants ready to serve out-of-town visitors. At next month’s organizing committee meeting, proposals for a golf tournament and a “poker run” for both bikers and motorists are to be considered. Registration forms are expected to be ready by April.
There is still much work to be done and more volunteers are needed. Planning meetings are held at the Prescott Resort on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The next one is Feb. 21 – be there or be square! For more information contact committee chairman Tom S at 602-531-6706 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.