Al-Anon Chairperson's Message

Welcome - we are so glad you're all here!

I'm truly grateful to be a part of the 2024 San Fernando Valley AA Convention with Al-Anon and Alateen participation. We're going to have a fantastic convention! My Al-Anon journey began 11 years ago. Early on, I timidly volunteered to sell souvenir pins and raffle tickets in the SFVAA Convention Hospitality Room. Then in 2014, my Sponsor chaired the Raffle Committee and asked me to join her, planning and assembling raffle baskets. That was a lot of fun! I've attended the SFVAA Convention for ten years with my fellows, going to the Al-Anon luncheon, meetings, workshops and skits. Last year, my sponsor was the Al-Anon Chair and encouraged me to join her committee for 2023. I co-chaired the Luncheon Decorations Committee and had a wonderful time being of service to the convention that has given me so much.

This year will be another awesome convention year. The lobby and hallways will be filled with people, excitedly catching up with friends from near and far, and giving and receiving their experience, strength and hope in meetings.

There's no doubt that it has been a tough few years for everyone. This convention is a lighthouse for us all to come back to, for love, support and hugs, too. We all need what this convention has to offer. So, pull up a chair, grab a coffee or tea and let's reconnect with old friends. Our theme for this year, Let Go and Let God, is a wonderful reminder of the importance of turning your problems over to your higher power.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 SFVAA Convention!

Love in Service,
Karen A-M.
2024 SFVAAC Al-Anon Chair