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"Grateful people don't drink…"

I heard that statement, profound in its simplicity, at a meeting in early sobriety, and it has stuck with me as a guiding reminder of what is vital in recovery:  gratitude! 

Our theme this year – "Attitude of Gratitude" – reflects that sentiment, and I have personally seen, heard and felt immense gratitude at every SFVAA convention that I've attended (and I've been at every one since 1998!)  Gratitude for lives restored, gratitude for a program of recovery, and gratitude for an amazing fellowship community that is thriving in the San Fernando Valley!

I'd like to welcome you all to the webpage for our 40th Annual San Fernando Valley AA Convention, to be held January 30th-February 1st at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills.  On these pages you will find everything you need to know about our upcoming convention, with a couple of exciting new features this year.  First, in addition to our golf tournament on Friday morning, we will continue the theme of gratitude (for healthy bodies) by offering a tennis tournament on Saturday afternoon at CSUN (details can be found on the registration page). 

Secondly, our iconic Big Island Bash Raffle is on hiatus and in its place, we will be raffling off a trip to the 80th Annual International Convention to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, over the 2015 Fourth of July holiday (July 2-5).  The prize will include 2 convention registrations, round-trip airfare for two from Los Angeles to Atlanta, a 5-night hotel stay in a convention approved hotel, and two 7-day MARTA transportation passes to help you get around Atlanta a little easier in the summer heat!  Tickets will be available soon, so Southern California residents - be on the lookout for them in your meetings (they will be available from convention planning committee members), and convention attendees, be sure to visit our raffle table (which will be next to Commemoratives). 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via email or call our convention information line at (818) 734-0383.  And be sure to check back here often for exciting updates as our convention dates get closer!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and we look forward to welcoming you in January to the 40th Annual SFVAA Convention!

In gratitude,
Dr. Dawn
2015 Chair

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