Why we pay
AA Conventions: Why do I have to pay?
There are many AA conferences around the world. One of the most common misconceptions of these gatherings is that they are AA meetings so there should be “no dues or fees” as per our Traditions. However, conferences are special events and not regular A.A. meetings.
This conference requires months of planning, preparation, and money to present. Since all of the events are held in a space large enough to support hundreds of attendees, there is a charge for the use of these facilities, presently the Best Western. In addition, the Best Western requires we purchase all coffee from them. Other expenses include travel and lodging for speakers, printing costs, food, postage, and supplies. The event is paid for through the cost of your registration. No baskets are passed.
As responsible A.A. members “We pay our own way.”
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