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About Appalachian Regional Roundup

Mission Statement

Our primary purpose is to carry the AA message of recovery to the alcoholic who still suffers by cultivating an environment of unity, cooperation, respect, and support of all members and family members. "Showing others who suffer how we are given help is the very thing which makes life seem so worth while to us now." Our committee strives to be inclusive and never exclusive, to show the newcomer that an alcoholic of all walks of life can recover in AA and live a life that is happy, joyous, and free. Love and Service!

Self Support Statement

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 gathering 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. 

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