The Okanogan Valley Winter Roundup is an annual event of Fellowship for men and women in recovery that promotes enthusiasm for living the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon in Okanogan County (in north-central Washington State) since 1999.
We adhere to the Steps and Traditions of AA and Al-Anon Family Groups. In keeping with the 7th Tradition we are self-supporting through registration fees, raffle tickets and donations. No AA funds are used to pay for this event (facility rental, food and beverage, printing for flyers and program schedules, postage, and many other costs.) Prices are kept as low as possible to meet our financial goal of breaking even.
2019 was our 21st year! And it only happens with lots of volunteer effort. This year's Organizing Committee began meeting in early summer, but we will need more hands to make Roundup 2020 happen. We would love to have you on our team. Please email or write to let us know how you would like to help.
Our general e-address goes to our 2019 Chairperson, Debbie M.
Our 2019 Registrar was Dolores registration@OkanoganValleyRoundup.com
If you have any problems on this website, our Facebook page, or with our email, please contact Patrice at web@OkanoganValleyRoundup.com
Okanogan Valley Roundup
PO Box 3873
Omak, WA 98841
Where are the Contact Phone #s?
Unlike Roundup email addresses and a Post Office box for letters, we don't have an organization phone number. While we have put our committee members' home phone numbers on the website in the past, now they are only on the paper registration form that we snail mail to past attendees (well, USPS prefers 'classic mail'.) This is more in keeping with the 11th Tradition, which says to "...always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films." We figure the internet is like a mix of all three.
If you are reading this, then you likely have an email account you can use to contact us--at least initially. If you have only sporadic computer access, send us an email with your phone number and let us know the best times to call you.
We're in Winthrop, In March
Up until 2017 we'd been in the adjoined towns of Omak/Okanogan, which are centrally located in Okanogan County, in the Okanogan valley. Winthrop, WA is in the southwestern part of the county, in the Methow Valley. It's about 52 miles and an hour and 10 minute drive from Omak.
We weren't looking to move the event to a different part of the County in 2018-19, we just couldn't find a facility that was large enough to hold our group and could do it comfortably. A couple places were big enough to gather, but were either not heated well or did not allow a cup of coffee or water in the meeting areas. this has not changed.
So we will be at Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop again, with its large and comfortable meeting areas, great public spaces (a library, games room, hospitality room), and you can have a beverage and snacks in meeting rooms and public spaces. The grounds are lovely. They have a chef and kitchen staff to do group meals--plural (3 on Saturday and Sunday breakfast, not just Saturday dinner)...and the chef is used to preparing vegan and gluten-free foods.
Before 2018 we also had the Roundup in January, but Sun Mountain typically closes for a week or two in March, and they will deeply discount all 116 rooms for us (the only hotel that big in Omak doesn't have a large conference space) during the end of March time slot. We came close to filling the place last year, and feedback is we will have more coming this year.
We realize it means a commute or a hotel stay for people from the central county (and even farther for those in the north county) but we still don't see an alternative in Omak. And people really, really liked the Winthrop venue in 2018-19--the comfort, the having the place pretty much to ourselves, and having the facility's staff to help with setup, meals, and housekeeping really removed a large burden from our volunteers during the Roundup.
So, we're looking forward to seeing YOU in 2020 for our 22nd annual Roundup!
(this page updated 3-24-19)