Welcome to the 2020 27th Annual Alcoholics Anonymous PA State Convention

2020 Convention Program

Alcoholic Anonymous preamble


“Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their  common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism… Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.” 

27th AA PA State Convention “The Miracle of Recovery”


The Committee would like to thank you for attending the 27th Pennsylvania  Convention and invite’s you back next year 2021 for the 28th Convention.

Alcoholic Anonymous p58


“Remember that we deal with alcohol, cunning, baffling, powerful!

Without help it is too much for us. 

But there is One who has all power, 

that One is God. 

May you find Him now!

Half measures availed us nothing. 

We stood at the turning point. We ask His protection and care with complete abandon.”

AA PA State Convention Program, as of June 30

Friday – August 2nd 2020

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1:00 pm– 12:00 am: Hospitality Room: Archives,  Literature & Grapevine  Capital Ballroom    

1:30 pm -2:30 pm: AA Meeting: “The Path to Acceptance”  Chair: Karen G.  Harrisburg Suite

2:45 pm -3:45 pm: AA Meeting: “Carrying  the Message into Corrections” Chair: Teri Z. Panelists: Charlie B., Cheryl S., Bob M., and Deana K.  Harrisburg Suite

4:00 pm -5:30 pm: AA Workshop: “The Miracle Starts Here",  Steps 1-3  Chair: Ken H. Lead: Sammie G.  Harrisburg Amphitheater

4:00 pm -4:50 pm: Al-Anon Meeting "Slogans"  Chair: Carol R. (open to all)   Lancaster Suite

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm: Al-Anon Workshop: " Paths to Recovery "  Chair: Lori F.  (open to all)   Lancaster Suite

6:00 pm - 7:45 pm: DINNER – on your own  (Hotel restaurant available) 

7:45 pm - 8:00 pm: "Welcome" Chair Bob R.  Dauphin Ballroom

8:00 pm -9:15 pm: AA Speaker: Mary D., Omaha Nebraska Chair: Bob R.  Dauphin Ballroom 

10:00 pm – Midnight: Music, Dance and Karaoke DJ Earl  Capital Ballroom

12:00 am - 1:00 am:  Midnight AA Meeting : “ Balance in Sobriety” Chair: Earl B.  Capital Ballroom  

Saturday – August 3rd 2020

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6 am - 6:50 am:  AA  Meditation Meeting., Chair: David M.  Harrisburg Suite

7:00 am - 7:50 am: AA Meeting:   “There is a Solution”  Chair Patrick M.  Harrisburg  Suite 

8:00 am - 8:50 am: Al-Anon Meeting: "Open to Receive" Chair: Jack E. (open to all)  Lancaster Suite

9:00 am - 9:50 am: Al-Anon Speaker: Lori F. Erie PA  Chair: Bonnie B.  Dauphin Ballroom

10:00 am - 11:30 am: AA Workshop: “The Plan of Action, steps 4-9” Chair: Pesa  Lead: Chris S. Harrisburg Amphitheater

10:00 am - 11:30 am: Al-Anon Workshop "Sisterhood of Perpetual Misery, Men Too" Chair: Sara P. (open to all)  Lancaster  Suite

11:30 am -1:00 pm: LUNCH – on your own (buffet available at Hotel restaurant)

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm: AA Speaker: Sammie G. Powhatan VA. Chair: Ken H.  Dauphin Ballroom 

2:30 pm -3:50 pm: AA Workshop: “Our Spiritual Condition, Steps 10 -12” Chair: Mike Z. Lead : Mary D.  Harrisburg Amphitheater 

2:30 pm–3:50 pm: Al-Anon Workshop: “The Alateen Experience”  Chair: Sara P., (open t o All)   Lancaster Suite

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm: Skits: “Fine “ - “AA Apocalypse”  Chair: David M  Harrisburg Amphitheater

5:00 pm – 5:50 pm : AA Meeting: “Carrying the Message” Chair: Howard A.  Harrisburg Suite

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm:  Al -Anon Workshop: “Accepting  Joy” Chair: Gene R. (open to all) Lancaster Suite

6:00 pm -7:15 pm: BANQUET (with weekend package)  Dauphin Ballroom

7:30 pm -7:45 pm: Sobriety Countdown Howard A.  Dauphin Ballroom

8:00 pm - 9:15 pm: AA Speaker: Chris S., NJ Chair: Karen G. Host: TBA  Dauphin Ballroom

9:30 pm - 10:15 pm: Jack F. and his Puppets  Harrisburg Amphitheater

10:15 pm- 10:45 pm: Ice Cream Social   Capital Ballroom

10:15 pm – 12:00 am Music, Dancing and Karaoke  DJ Earl  Capital Ballroom 

12:00 am -1:00 am: Midnight AA Meeting, “Holidays in Sobriety” Chair: Earl. B   Harrisburg Suite  

6 am – midnight: Hospitality Room Open  Capital Ballroom

Sunday – August 4th, 2020



6:00 am - 6:50 am : AA Meeting: “God As I Understand Him” Chairperson: TBA  Harrisburg Suite

7:00 am - 8:00 am: BREAKFAST (for  weekend package)  Dauphin Ballroom

9:00 am - 10:15 am: AA Speaker: Crispin F., Erie PA Chair: Bob R.   Dauphin Ballroom

11:00 am - Noon: "Future of the Convention" Chair. Karen G. (2020 Convention Chairperson) Harrisburg  Suite

27th AA PA State Convention Program

State Convention 2020 as of July 15, 2020 v 4.0 (docx)