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26th Spring Conference – “Woodstock” of AA – Orlando 2016

Woodstock 2016 Logo

Fri. April 29 – Sun. May 1, 2016 at The Holiday Inn – Orlando International Airport!

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Friday         7:00 p.m.    “Steps 1 & 2” ~ Misoon W. (Jacksonville, FL)

8:30 p.m.    “Spiritual Workshop” ~ Bob D. (Las Vegas, NV)

Saturday     9:00 a.m.    “Step 3” ~ Jennifer H-K (Plano, TX)

10:30 a.m.  “Steps 4 & 5” ~ Joe C. (Palm Coast, FL)

2:00 p.m.    “Steps 6 & 7” ~ Don M. (Louisville, KY)

3:30 p.m.    “Steps 8 & 9” ~ Bob B. (St. Paul, MN)

8:00 p.m.    “Her Story” ~ Mari G. (Ontario, Canada)

Sunday       9:00 a.m.    “Steps 10 & 11” ~ Mari G. (Ontario, Canada)

10:30 a.m.  “Step 12” ~ Bob D. (Las Vegas, NV)

*  Speakers and Schedule Subject to Change

Click Here To Register For The Conference

Click Here To Download The Flyer

Click Here to Reserve Your Room for $99 (by April 15th)

The Host Hotel (The Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport) is SOLD OUT. For overflow, call either the Springhill Suites (they have rooms with two beds) or the Hampton Inn (king suites with sofa beds) across the street. Both have agreed to honor the conference room rate of $99 per night (and they include a FREE breakfast). For Springhill Suites call 800-627-7468 and mention “Spring Conference.” For the Hampton Inn call 407-888-2999, you MUST ask for Mary, and you MUST mention “The Woodstock of AA” to get this rate. There are a limited number of rooms left in the blocks so make your reservations NOW!! Springhill Suites only agreed to honor the conference rate through Friday, April 14!!

The Conference at Fantasy Park!

“Twenty of our all time favorite speakers, who have all gone on to the ‘big meeting in the sky,’ are gathered into a single collection for their historical preservation and your personal enjoyment.  This is a ‘must have’ for anyone working a serious program of recovery!”

~ Jerry E. Naples, Florida

Fantasy Park Crowd

 CLASSIC SPEAKERS FROM A GOLDEN AGE

20 CD SetA 20 CD SET CREATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR

The Serenity Club of Southwest Florida, Inc. (a Florida Non-Profit Corporation and an IRS 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization)

This unique CD Set is exclusively available for a very limited time!

 

Made possible through the generous courtesy of Lee’s Tapes and CDs, this sentimental treasure can be yours for only $99

ORDER YOURS TODAY! – Click Here

Download The Flyer Below:

Fantasy Park Flyer

The inspiration for this set has its genesis in a 40 year old radio broadcast!

Rod SerlingFANTASY PARK – A Concert Of The Mind

In 1975, the staff at Dallas radio station KNUS, led by disk jockey Beau Weaver, collaborated to create a 48 hour radio program dubbed “Fantasy Park – A Concert of The Mind.” The idea emerged when one of the station’s jockeys blended several “live” albums cuts in a way that made listeners think a real concert was being held. Fantasy Park took that idea as far as it would go! The station GM, Bart McLendon, recruited Rod Serling to record the host segments, promos, and TV spots. Serling also wrote the only disclaimer which aired each hour: “Hello, this is Rod Serling. Welcome back to Fantasy Park…the crowds here today are unreal.” And also: “This is Fantasy Park…the Greatest Live Concert…never held.”

Fantasy Park ConcertFANTASY PARK – A Conference Of The Mind

In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of “Fantasy Park – A Concert of the Mind,” The Serenity Club of Southwest Florida, Inc., a Florida Non-profit Corporation and an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization, collaborated with Lee’s Tapes and CDs in the development of “Fantasy Park – A Conference Of The Mind.”

Just as it would not have been possible to assemble the various bands of the imaginary concert so long ago, it would also not have been possible for us to host all of our favorite speakers in a single conference.  But, they are presented here, with love and respect for all that they have given to our Fellowship over the past several decades.

We truly hope that you enjoy this “conference that could never happen.”

Steps to Serenity

The Serenity Club of Southwest Florida, Inc. Presents:

June 5 – 7, 2015

Steps to SerenitySteps to Serenity Logo

A Weekend Concentrating On The Program Of Recovery

  • Discussion Meetings
  • On Spiritual Principles
  • Workshops on The Steps
  • Speaker Meetings
  • Specialty Meetings
  • And More!

SCHEDULE OF MAIN EVENTS

FRIDAY, JUNE 5th

7:00 p.m. Steps 1 – 3
Jerry E. (Naples, FL)

8:30 p.m. AA Speaker
John H. (Sanford, FL)

SATURDAY, JUNE 6th

10:00 a.m. Steps 4 – 6
Peter M. (Boca Raton, FL)

1:00 p.m. Speaker Panel
John H., Misoon W., & Peter M.

4:00 p.m. Steps 7 – 9
Misoon W. (Jacksonville, FL)

8:30 p.m. AA Speaker
Peter M. (Boca Raton, FL)

SUNDAY, JUNE 7th

9:00 a.m. Steps 10 – 12
Ken F. (Cape Coral, FL)

10:30 a.m. AA Speaker
Misoon W. (Jacksonville, FL)

Click Here To Register!

Hotel Registration Information

The Naples Grande

475 Seagate Drive Naples, Florida 34103
844-210-5931
$119 Per Night Single or Double Occupancy
($30 Per Person Daily Resort Fee Waived!)

MENTION GROUP CODE: GSSC15
Reservations must be made before 5/6/2015, to receive this rate. Afterwards, reservations accepted on a space available basis.

CLICK HERE FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS!

If you need additional information, or have special needs, please call Jerry at 239-776-6767, email JEddleman@aol.com, or write:
Steps to Serenity, 5625 Cedar Tree Lane, Naples, FL 34116

Download the Flyer:

Steps To Serenity Registration Flyer

Or The Schedule:

Steps To Serenity Schedule (DRAFT)

2nd Annual Rock “N Roll Recovery Bash

Saturday, April 25th – 12 pm – 7 pm

Sugden Regional Park, Naples Florida

Special Performance By:

2nd chance band

Food served by “Good Guys BBQ” Menu Includes: Pork, Chicken, Beans, Slaw, Corn Cob, Free Drink.  Free Hot Dogs for Kids 13 and Under

Special Guest Speaker Dave P of Boston

Only $10 – Ticket Includes Food

Activities including Volleyball, Face Painting, and more!

Bring Your Own Seats – Limited Seating Available

Download the Flyer Below:

Rock and Roll Recovery Bash 2015

2015 Sisters By The Sea

Principles of Recovery, A Spiritual Journey

A Conference for Women in AA and Al- Anon

August 28 – 30, 2015

Sisters By The Sea

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

Featuring:

Jennifer H-K. from Plano,  Texas – Friday Night

Juanita (Jenny), Eureka Springs, AR Al- Anon – Sat. afternoon

Mari G. Toronto, Canada Saturday Night

Sharon C. from Los Angeles, California – Sunday AM

 At the Naples Grande Hotel in Beautiful Naples, Florida

       ~ Meditation Meeting ~

~Laughter Yoga ~ Recovery Yoga 

          ~Entertainment~   

~ Special Saturday Night Screening of “GRACE – The Movie” ~

HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION:

The Naples Grande, Naples!

465 Seagate Drive
Naples, Florida 34103
844-993-9576
www.naplesgrande.com

$105 Per Night Single or Double Occupancy!
($30 Per Person Daily Resort Fee Waived!)

BOOK BY AUGUST 14TH

Our Room Block at The Naples Grande is SOLD OUT!  Please reserve your room at one of the “overflow” hotels below:

The Naples Hilton!

5111 Tamiami Trail N.
Naples, Florida 34103
1-800-HILTONS
nina.christensen@hilton.com
www.napleshilton.com
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/A/APFNHHF-SBS-20150827/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
$105 (+ taxes) Per Night Single or Double Occupancy
(No Resort Fee/Free Garage Parking/Free Wi-Fi)
* Please Note: There is a 5 Day Cancellation Policy *
CONVENTION/GROUP CODE: SBS
Mention Serenity Club– Sisters By The Sea
BOOK BY AUGUST 21ST

The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton – Naples!

12200 Tamiami Trail N.
Naples, Florida 34110
239-593-8733
doubletreenaples@guestservices.com
www.doubletreenaples.com
http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/A/APFGSDT-SBS-20150828/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
$99 (No Breakfast) Per Night Single or Double Occupancy
$109 (With Breakfast) Per Night Single or Double Occupancy
(No Resort Fee/Free Parking/Free Wi-Fi) + a warm cookie!
CONVENTION/GROUP CODE: SBS
Mention Serenity Club– Sisters By The Sea
BOOK BY AUGUST 28TH

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(May be subject to minor changes)

FRIDAY

REGISTRATION OPENS @ 2:00 PM

Laughter Yoga

AA & Al– Anon Meetings
Skit & Opening Ceremony
AA Speaker:  Jennifer H–K (Plano, TX)
Entertainment
Nite Owl Meeting

SATURDAY

Recovery Yoga
Early Bird Meeting

REGISTRATION OPENS @ 8:00 AM
Trust God ~ Steps 1,2 & 3
‘Gratitude In Action’ Meeting
Clean House ~ Steps 4 & 5
‘Courage to Change’ Meeting
LUNCH (on your own)
Willingness & Humility ~ Steps 6 & 7
‘Drop the Rock’ Meeting
Al-ANON Speaker – Jenny P. (Eureka Springs, AR)
If We Are Painstaking… Steps 8 & 9
‘Promises’ Meeting
Banquet
AA Speaker:  Mari G. (Ontario, Canada)
~ Special Screening of “GRACE – The Movie” ~
Actress & Producer Cindy Joy G. will introduce the film
(This is replacing the previously advertised Talent Show)

SUNDAY

Loving- Kindness Meditation
Early Bird Meeting
Give It Away to Keep It
Steps 10, 11 & 12
AA Speaker:  Sharon C. (Los Angeles, CA)
Closing Ceremony

Download the Registration Flyer Below

Sisters By The Sea Registration Flyer (Front)

Sisters By The Sea Registration Flyer (Front)

Membership Letter June 2014

June 12, 2014

Dear Friends,

Since 1996, The Serenity Club has offered hope and healing to alcoholics seeking recovery. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the AA community in Collier County. Located at 12435 Collier Boulevard, we host over 30 meetings each week, providing a critical service to those in need of help with a drinking problem. The geographic location of the club allows us to bring AA to Eastern Collier County. Transportation is limited in Collier County, and many of our attendees walk or ride a bike. Without the Serenity Club, many suffering alcoholics would not have the means to get to meetings in urban Naples where most other AA meetings are held.

Serenity Club members are very active in the larger AA community and are always on the lookout for ways to be of service. Club members routinely support treatment and corrections commitments, other district committees, and serve in a variety of service positions. Our Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 8:15 p.m., and all members are encouraged to attend and participate.
Our members have worked very hard over the years to keep the doors open for the local recovery community. Last year, upon renewal of our lease, we faced a substantial rental increase. This forced us to consider other options. Our due diligence and search for an alternate location was an eye-opening experience. We learned that affordable space in a suitable location, with adequate parking, is difficult to come by; it caused us to reevaluate our current space and instilled a new appreciation and gratitude for how it has served us through the years. We are excited to share that we have recently taken steps to purchase our meeting space, offering us some long term security in the space we consider home. We’ve initiated some interior improvements and invite you to visit us and see the transformation for yourself.

Basket contributions have never covered the club’s expenses, and, to fund the difference, we hold many wonderful events throughout the year, providing opportunities for fellowship and service. These events raise critical funds to keep the Club operational. In addition to these efforts, membership support is essential to our survival. We know that AA changes people’s lives, and we are so grateful to our members who shine the light of recovery where it is needed most. This year’s annual Membership Drive kicks off June 9, 2014. If you are already a member, we thank you for your past support and hope you will continue with your important contribution this year. If not, please join us and become a part of something wonderful. With your help, the Serenity Club will continue to be a safe and welcoming space where AA groups carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

Please visit our website at www.serenityclubswfl.org to explore our many membership options and payment methods available. You can also call me at 239-293-0984 for more information about club finances, upcoming events, and other ways to get involved.

In Love and Service,

Jona C.

Membership Drive Chairperson

Download the letter below:

The_Serenity_Club_Membership_Appeal_letter_(Revised)2014