Welcome to the 2019 26th Annual Alcoholics Anonymous PA State Convention

2019 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.” 

26th AA PA State Convention “The Miracle of Recovery”


The Committee would like to thank you for attending the 25th Pennsylvania  Convention and invite’s you back next year 2019 for the 26th Convention.

Alcoholic Anonymous page 58


“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 - August 2nd, 3rd& 4th 2019

Friday – August 2nd 2019


1:00 pm– 12:00am: Hospitality Room

Archives/ Literature & Grapevine   Capital Ballroom    

1:30 pm -2:30 pm: AA Mting: The path to acceptance   Lancaster Suite


2:45 pm -3:45 pm: AA Mting:  Carrying  the message into corrections Lancaster Suite

Chair: Panelists:

4:00pm -5:30pm: AA workshop:“ The Miracle starts here,  Steps 1-3    Hbg Ampitheater    

Chair: xxxxx Speakers: Sammie G xxxxxx

4:00pm -4:50pm: Al-Anon “xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”        Harrisburg Suite 

Chair: XXXXX. (Open to all)

5:00pm - 5:50pm: Al-Anon Mting: “xxxxxxxx”    Harrisburg Suite 

Chair:XXXXXX.(Open to all)

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

7:45pm - 8:00pm:Welcome    Dauphin Ballroom

Chair: Bob R

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

Chair:Bob R. Host:xxxxx  

10:00pm –Midnight :“Music/Dance/karaoke”      Hospitality Room

DJ  Earl B.

12:00-1:00am:  Midnight AA Meeting :

Chair: Earl B.

Saturday – August 3rd 2019


6 am – midnight: Hospitality Room Open

6 am 7:00 am:  AA Meditation Mting.   Lancaster Suite


7:15am -8:15am:AA Mting There is a solution   Lancaster Suite 


9am - 9:50am: Al-Anon Speaker: Lori F. Erie, PA     Dauphin Ballroom

Chair:XXXXXX..(Open to all)

10am -11:30am: AA Workshop : “The  plan of  action, steps 4-9”     Harrisburg Amphitheater 

Chair: Pesa and speakers Chris S. xxxxxx

10 am -11:30am: Al-Anon Mting:   Harrisburg Suite

Chair: XXXXXX. (Open to all)

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


1pm -2:15pm:AA  Speaker: “Sammie G. Powhatan VA.      Dauphin Ballroom

Chair: Ken H. Host: xxxxx  

2:30pm -3:50pm: AA Workshop : “Maintaining our spiritual condition 10-12”   Harrisburg Amphitheater  Chair: Ken H.  speakers: Mary D xxxxxxx

2:30 pm–3:50 pm: Al-Anon Panel: “xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”   Harrisburg Suite

Chair:. (open to all)


4:00pm -4:50pm: Skits xxxxx xxxxx xxxxxx   Harrisburg Amphitheater

Chair: David M

5:00 pm –5:50: AA Mting: “xxxxxxxxxx”       Lancaster Suite

Chair/ Speakers: 

5:00pm - 5:50pm:Al -Anon Mting:  “xxxxxxxxxx”    Harrisburg Suite

Chair: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

6:00pm -7:15pm: BANQUET(With weekendpackage)   Dauphin Ballroom

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

8:00pm - 9:15pm: AA Speaker: Chris S.  NJ     Dauphin Ballroom 

Chair:. Karen G. Host: xxxxxxx 

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

10:15pm- 10:45pm: Ice Cream Social.     Hospitality Room

10:15 pm – 12:00 am Music/Dancing/Karaoke     Hospitality Room

DJ Earl 

12:00-1:00 Midnight AA meeting

Chair: Earl. B   

Sunday – August 4th, 2019


Time Event  Location

6am- 6:50am : God As I Understand Him”     Harrisburg Suite

Chairperson:  XXXXXXXXX

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

9am -10:15am: AA Speaker:Crispin F. Erie PA   Dauphin Ballroom

Chair: Bob R.

11 am- Noon: Future of the Convention    Lancaster Suite

Chair. Karen G. – Harrisburg, PA( 2020 Convention Chairperson )