2018 - a full and thankful heart
Okanogan Valley Winter Roundup
at Sun Mountain Lodge
604 Patterson Lake Road
Winthrop, WA 98862
AA and Al-Anon Speakers and Meetings * Native Drumming * Live Music with Casey Martin * Spirituality and Meditation Workshops * Fun * Fellowship * Raffles * Countdown * Saturday Night Movie * and more
Native Al-Anon Speaker Keely F from Spokane, WA
Native AA Speaker Dan E from Spokane, WA
Al-Anon Speaker Magdalena from Seattle, WA
AA Speaker Albuquerque Bob from New Mexico
AA Speaker Dan D from Chelan, WA
YOU are invited
The Winter Roundup exists to help brighten the light of recovery in your life. All one needs for AA membership is a desire not to drink; Al-Anons are people with an alcoholic in their life. That describes a lot of us! AA Roundups are for people who go to meetings all the time--and those who don't. YOU are welcome.
Our 2018 Roundup will be held in the beautiful Sun Mountain Lodge just outside Winthrop, WA. For overnight accommodations during the event call 800-572-0493 and say you are with the Roundup to reserve a room at the Lodge at our group's deeply discounted price of $91 (+tax) per night (there are still a few rooms available as of March 17).
Deadlines: Registrations are accepted up to and during the event; Group Meal ordering ended March 12th, but all-day dining will be available in the Lodge's Wolf Creek Bar & Grill beginning at 11:30 AM.
For information about our facilities at Sun Mountain Lodge, and other area food options and hotels see our Venue & Accommodations page.
There are scholarships available. Please consider donating a registration fee for someone needing help to attend; email Cathy if you'd like to join us but cannot afford the $20 entry fee. (Please note scholarships are only reasonably for local people, as they do not normally cover travel/lodging costs.)
Volunteers If you are interested in a service opportunity at the Roundup, please email Deb.
...a full and thankful heart
One exercise that I practice is to try for a full inventory of my blessings and then for a right acceptance of the many gifts that are mine--both temporal and spiritual. Here I try to achieve a state of joyful gratitude. When such a brand of gratitude is repeatedly affirmed and pondered, it can finally displace the natural tendency to congratulate myself on whatever progress I may have been enabled to make in some areas of living.
I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know.
from the book As Bill Sees It, p. 37
My sponsor told me that I should be a grateful alcoholic
and always have "an attitude of gratitude"--that
gratitude was the basic ingredient of humility, that
humility was the basic ingredient of anonymity, and that
"anonymity was the spiritual foundation of all our
Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before
personalities." As a result of his guidance, I start
every morning on my knees, thanking God for three things:
I'm alive, I'm sober, and I'm a member of Alcoholics
Anonymous. Then I try to live an "attitude of gratitude"
and thoroughly enjoy another twenty-four hours of the
A.A. way of life. A.A. is not something I joined; it's
something I live.
from the book Daily Reflections, for February 24
I believe that we in Alcoholics Anonymous are fortunate
in that we are constantly reminded of the need to be
grateful and of how important gratitude is in our
sobriety. I am truly grateful for the sobriety God has
given me through the A.A. program and am glad I can give
back what was given to me freely. I am grateful not only
for sobriety, but for the quality of life my sobriety
has brought. God has been gracious enough to give me
sober days and a life blessed with peace and contentment,
as well as the ability to give and receive love, and the
opportunity to serve others -- in our Fellowship, my
family and community. For all of this, I have "a full
and thankful heart."
from the book Daily Reflections, for March 25