Sobriety Under the Sun: Alcoholics Anonymous 7th Annual English Speaking Convention in Puerto Vallarta, January 23rd-25th, 2009
by Bob Cohen
The local English speaking Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group will be hosting their 7th annual “Sobriety Under the Sun” AA convention at the NH Krystal Resort on January 23-25, 2009. This year’s theme will be “Sunlight of the Spirit.”
Packages for those that wish to stay at the resort are available. Expected to attend are close to 300 recovering alcoholics, most coming from the United States and Canada, along with seasonal visitors and full time local Puerto Vallarta residents. Large speaker meetings, discussion groups, workshops, dinners and social events are all planned for the event.
There will be four main speakers with one from the Alanon program. On the opening night there will be a “Meet and Greet” reception with Hor d’Oeurvres, along with the opening night speakers. On Saturday there will be ongoing meetings and workshops (both AA and Alanon), an open air dinner on the Seven Columns Terrace with the main speaker and music following. Register early, as the dinner always sells out early. Sunday morning concludes the convention with a spiritual breakfast, speaker and AA countdown.
For those lucky enough to be staying longer there is a “Non-Booze Cruise” which was introduced two years ago and has become a favorite among members. This is an opportunity to spend the day at sea cruising to Las Marietas natural preserve, whale watching, then on to the small seaside village of Quimixto, unreachable by land, for an AA meeting on the beach. Breakfast and lunch are included. The cruise will be on Monday, January 26th and will depart the cruise ship terminal at 9:00AM and return at 6:00PM. Seating will be limited to 150, so visit the website at aapvconvention.com, so you can register and not be left ashore.
For more information and registration forms as well as a detailed schedule of events visit the convention website as well at aapvconvention.com and navigate easily through the site to set up your conference itinerary. With the addition of Pay Pal this year it will be easier to register for the conference, the banquets, and other related convention events and to book reservations at the NH Krystal Resort.