2017 March Roundup Live! – Recovered 796

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Going to a conferences for the first time gives you an idea of how big AA is.
At conferences, we can meet new people and establish friends all over the world.
At conferences, we can really celebrate our new way of life

Why do you go to conferences?

What has been your experience so far?
Describe the March Roundup
Have you been to Roundup before?

What is this event called March Roundup?
How long does this last?
What is the format?
Do you have to attend everything?
Are there al-anon events?
What social activities?
Are there meeting available?
Can you purchase recovery material?
What other things/activities are there?
What are the costs
What has been your experience?
What other conferences have you attended?
How were they structured?
What do you gain by attending?
What was your best experience?
What was your worst experience?
Best speaker?
Worst speaker?

We have calls

Hannah from London

Vickie from the UK

Alex from Austin

Alex From Austin

Roundup Wrap Up Speech

We have now come to the end of this celebration of Recovery.

First, I want to turn my attention to the person with lots of sobriety.

Talk directly to the new guy

If you’re new and you are scared. Welcome
If you are lonely, Welcome
If you are not feeling so well, welcome.
If you’re new and you are so uncomfortable with everything around you, especially all these people here, welcome.
You are in the right place.
Why? Because we have all felt that way once before. We understand what you are feeling.

But there is a solution
There is a way out

Love the new guy
Andrew always wanted to make a difference.
Took me to first meeting, Andrew made a difference in my life on that day.

Andrew helped me start a new meeting at the pC Alano Club
Canton Candle light, if you have been helped by that meeting, Andrew has made a difference in your life.

On November 22, 2007, we launched our first episode of the Recovered Podcast.
Andrew is the one who suggested to me to start this podcast.
If you have been helped by this podcast, Andrew has made a difference in your life.

But we deal with a disease that cunning baffling powerful
On July 2, 2012, Andrew succumbed to his heroin addiction and mental illness. On that day, Andrew took his own life.

My life has changed and can never be the same.

For the next year, we lost, a ship without a rudder.

I was angry
Angry at God, Angry at AA, Angry at Al Anon

Why did this happen

Russ said that maybe someday, the reason why wont be so important.

That happened about one year after his death.

Plan A
Plan B

Plan B better
That is up to me to find out
Was Andrew’s life waste?

I so no.
But it is up to me to make sure it wasn’t a waste
It is up to me to find meaning with the experience of Andrew in my life?

Andrew took me to my first meeting, Andrew changed my world
Andrew helped start Canton Candle Light, Andrew has changed the lives of those who call Canton Candle Light their home group
Andrew helped with this podcast, Andrew has changed the world of those listeners who have been helped by the show.

And if you’re new, Andrew can change your world.
The only reason I am here talking to you is because of Andrew in my life.

If you’re new and you want a new way of life.
I offer you everyone in this room.
We will go to the ends of the earth to help you find a life that is happy joyous and free.
But you have to ask,
It is our responsibility to take your hand when you offer it.

This is the life we offer.
One of hope love and joy
Do not miss the opportunity

But you may be asking, how do I do this

Do what we did.

Abandon yourself to god and admit your faults, clear away the wreckage of the past and give freely

God bless and see you next time

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