AA Conventions: Why do I have to Pay?
While there are no dues or fees for membership in AA, there are many conferences around the world and the most common misconception of these gatherings are that they are AA meetings, and “there are no dues and fees for AA membership.” However, Conventions and Conferences are special events, not regular AA meetings.
This Convention requires months of planning, preparation and money to present. Since all of the events are held at a Convention Center, there is a charge to the Committee for the use of these facilities. Other expenses include travel and lodging for speakers, printing costs, postage and supplies. The event is paid for through the cost of the registration. No baskets are passed. As responsible AA members “WE PAY OUR OWN WAY.”
In addition to the countless hours of committee members contribute in planning throughout the year, they too are required to pay for their registration to attend the events.
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Mailing Address: Duluth Roundup Committee, PO Box 16771, Duluth, MN 55816-0771
Phone: (218) 727-8117 (Twin Ports Area Intergroup)