The rooms at Sun Mountain Lodge usually sell out, so make your reservation ASAP. Rooms are being offered at a deep discount at $100 plus tax per night. Please call 800-572-0493 and tell them ‘you are with the Roundup’.
For small groups, the Patterson Lake Cabins (located ½ mile away) are available. Call Sun Mountain Lodge for details.
Scholarships are available for the Roundup. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Patsy at (206) 940-9901.
Sun Mountain Lodge only allows Service Dogs. There are two first class dog boarding facilities in Winthrop – please check the Local Attractions section.
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), Al-Anon and Alateen.
Although not an AA function, we adhere to the Steps and align with the 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.
2020 will be our 22nd year! And it only happens with lots of volunteer effort. We are looking for volunteers for 2020. If interested, please email email@example.com or call Lisa at (206) 734-7107. As a thank you, we will waive your registration fee in gratitude for your service.
We asked Matilda S. “How did our Roundup begin?”
Thank you for asking 🙂 It started when we (Cactus Jack, Barb W, Dave S, Laura, White girl Vickie, Hippy Kim and I) got back from one in Yakima. We 7 went in a big van, and we were all excited and happy because most of us had never been to a roundup before. Some of us said, “Aw, I wish we could have one,” and Cactus Jack said, “We can and we are and you girls are going to be a big part of it.” Then we were like ‘aw shiet’ — we didn’t want to be responsible, but we couldn’t say no to Cactus Jack.
We had a lot of meetings and lots of old timers assigned themselves ways to help. For years Henry and Plummer did coffee, Ed Ballou made and donated jewelry, and Mary baked cookies and sewed quilts… there was support from Canada, Westside, Methow, Wenatchee, Oroville, Tonasket, Colville, and Inchelium.
Omak Thursday Night Native American home group were mostly a big part of it, though. That’s why we wanted Native speakers on Friday night — to get the message out to other Native Americans that there is a place to go and get help.
So our first roundup was at the Cedars Inn in Okanogan, and we had a live band and local speakers. We had local speakers for a long time. We wanted to carry the message.
I am still involved and help at this roundup because I still believe in carrying the message to Native Americans. Unfortunately, I cannot be there this year, so please tell the old timers I said “Hi,” I know they will be looking.