• AA Speaker Meetings
  • AA Marathons
  • Saturday Night Speaker Meeting
  • Sunday Morning Spiritual Meeting
  • Young Peoples Meetings



  • Opening Topic Meeting
  • Al-Anon Luncheon
  • Final Topic Meeting


Meals, Ceremonies & Entertainment

  • Al-Anon Luncheon - The Al-Anon Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 11:30am, at the Madonna Inn’s Venetian Room. The doors open at 11:00am for seat selection. Attendees must be registered for the convention and the event to attend. Seating is limited and the event sells out quickly, so pre-registration is recommended. Attendees have a choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian. Following the meal, our Al-Anon speaker meeting will feature Ellen L., from Riverside, CA, as she shares her experience, strength and hope with us. For any questions, email:
  • Saturday BBQ - Join us Saturday, August 24, 4:30pm, for Bull’s World Famous BBQ. This event takes place at the Vet’s Hall in San Luis Obispo. Tickets are $12 and purchase of tickets with your pre-registration payment is highly recommended.
  • Pancake Breakfast - Come hungry to the pancake breakfast on Saturday, 8-10am, and again on Sunday, 8-9am. 
  • Opening Ceremony - Join us on Friday at 7:30pm for the convention Opening Ceremony; follow our welcoming message to all attendees, awards will be presented to the Monarch Dunes golfing greats. Come see who wins men’s and women’s longest drive and closest to the pin for the tournament. Following the award ceremony, the convention will officially kick off with the 8pm AA Speaker Meeting and our speaker Christina G., from Brecksville, OH.
  • Music - During the weekend, we have special music events planned. Check in with the registration desk when you arrive for the details. 
  • Dancing - Bring your dancing shoes to the Saturday Night Speaker meeting which will be followed by our annual convention dance. 
  • AA Movies - During the weekend, take a popcorn break to enjoy one of our recovery-related movies that run during the weekend. We will be showing AA and Al-Anon themed movies Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Movies will run continuously during the weekend, with breaks for the various speaker meetings.

Sporting Events

  • 5K Fun Run/Walk - Saturday August 24, 8am.  Start and end at 801 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.  No T-shirts and no participation charge or registration this year.  Just come out for fun and fellowship.  Contact Laura G., 805-801-9528, for information.
  • Golf Tournament - The Golf Tournament will be held at the Monarch Dunes Golf Course. The format is a four person scramble with Men’s and Women’s long drive and closest to the pin contests. Sign-in begins at 7:30am with the tournament starting at 8:30am Friday August 23rd.  For all information, contact Matt G at 805-610-2571.  Form your own team or be assigned to one.  Please sign up early and include your team contact phone number. Convention registration is required for all participants.  List those golfers you know to be in your group on the registration form.


Friday, August 23

Golf Tournament Start 8:30 am
Registration & Hospitality Open 3:00 pm
AA Marathon Meetings Begin 5:00 pm
Golf Awards 7:30 pm
AA Speaker Meeting 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 24

AA Marathon Meetings Continue 12:00 am
Registration & Hospitality Open 8:00 am
5K Run/Walk 8:00 am
Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am
Al-Anon Topic Meetings Continue 9:00 am
H & I Speaker Meeting 2:30 pm
Al-Anon Topic Meeting - Last of Day 4:00 pm
Bull's World Famous BBQ 4:30 pm
Young People Speaker Meeting 6:00 pm
Central Office Drawing 7:30 pm
Presentation of Committee 7:40 pm
Sobriety Countdown 7:50 pm
AA Speaker Meeting 8:00 pm

Sunday, August 25

Registration & Hospitality Open 8:00 am
AA Marathon Meetings - Final Meeting 8:00 am
Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am
AA Spiritual Speaker Meeting 10:00 am

AA Marathons

Start Friday, 5pm, run continuously until Sunday, 9am (last one starts at 8am)

Al-Anon Topic Meetings

Friday, 4 - 7 pm
Saturday, 9am - 4pm
Sunday, 8:30am

Speaker Meeting Schedule

Friday, August 23 Name


8:00 pm Friday Night Speaker Meeting

Christina G, Brecksville, OH

Saturday, August 24 Name


2:30 pm H&I Speaker Meeting

Karen C, Oakland, CA

6:00 pm Young People Speaker Meeting

Jimmy A, La Crescenta, CA

11:30 am Al-Anon Luncheon

Ellen L, Riverside, CA

8:00 pm Saturday Night Speaker Meeting

Larry T, Lakewood, CA

Sunday, August 25 Name


10:00 am AA Spiritual Speaker Meeting

Paul G, Brecksville, OH

Marathon Meeting Schedule

Friday, August 23 Topic


5:00 pm Powerless

Susan B.

6:00 pm Unmanageable

Sharon H.

7:00 pm Came to Believe

Anthony N.

8:00 pm Higher Power

Pamela L.

9:00 pm Self-will run riot
10:00 pm Surrender

Jewels D.

11:00 pm Acceptance is the answer

Jim D.

Saturday, August 24 Topic


12:00 am First things first

John H.

1:00 am We are not a glum lot


2:00 am Fearless and thorough from the very start

Tony L.

3:00 am Conscious contact

Lauren G.

4:00 am Ego deflation

Paul C.

5:00 am Cunning, baffling, powerful

James P.

6:00 am Pause when irritated or doubtful

David C.

7:00 am Fellowship


8:00 am One day at a time

Monica A.

9:00 am All inclusive; never exclusive

Wendal P.

10:00 am Humility

Brenda K.

11:00 am There is a solution

Wayne N.

12:00 pm Driven by a hundred forms of fear

Rayna N.

1:00 pm Admitted the exact nature of our wrongs

Laura G.

2:00 pm Integrity

Richard A.

3:00 pm Place principles before personalities

Hank S.

4:00 pm Upon awakening

Patty M.

5:00 pm Open minded

Thomas S.

6:00 pm Restless, irritable and discontent

Lance Y.

7:00 pm Restored to sanity

Scia M.

8:00 pm To thine own self be true
9:00 pm Making amends
10:00 pm The Promises
11:00 pm Keep it simple

Chris C.

Sunday, August 25 Topic


12:00 am Searching and fearless moral inventory
1:00 am Live and let live

Natalie L.

2:00 am Easier, softer way
3:00 am Sought through prayer and meditation
4:00 am Spiritual Experience

James P.

5:00 am Trudge the Road of Happy Destiny

Ron S.

6:00 am A Vision for You

Roy W.

7:00 am Spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection
8:00 am Carry this message to alcoholics


9:00 am Practice these principles in all our affairs

Carol N.

Al-Anon Events Schedule

Friday, August 23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Al-Anon Topic Meetings Begin

Saturday, August 24
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Al-Anon Luncheon

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Al-Anon Basket Drawing

Sunday, August 25
8:30 am - 9:30 am

Al-Anon Final Topic Meeting

Al-Anon Meeting Schedule

Friday, August 23 Topic


4:00 pm My obsession with alcoholism took the fun out of my life - Working Step 1

Robbie R

5:00 pm Getting Higher Power help for insanity - Working Step 2

Eric H

6:00 pm Taking a Leap of Faith that Help is on the Way - Working Step 3


Saturday, August 24 Topic


9:00 am It's Difficult to Laugh doing a Moral Inventory - Working Step 4

Paula B

10:00 am Sponsors promise not to laugh at your moral inventory - Working Step 5

Laurie M

11:00 am Don't Worry - God has a Sense of Humor - Working Step 6

Laurie M

12:00 pm Merriment Returns when you Give up your Shortcomings - Working Step 7

Kate L

1:00 pm Finding Out when you Laughed at Another's Expense - Working Step 8


2:00 pm Making Amends can Lighten your Spirit - Working Step 9


3:00 pm Learning to Laugh at Yourself - Working Step 10

Kymba B

4:00 pm Joy and Laughter Return - we need to share it to keep it - Working Step 12

Lizzy B

Sunday, August 25 Topic


8:30 am God Wants us to Laugh and be Happy - Let's stay connected - Working Step 11

jenny B