This Year’s AA Speakers
Kickoff Speaker, Friday 4 to 5 pm, Friday Layfayette A&B Tyler M., Saturday 10:30 Group
Bio: My sobriety date is May 31st, 2019. I have a sponsor, my sponsor has a sponsor, and I’ve been awakened spiritually as a result of working the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as laid out in The Big Book. I was born in Auburn, a small city located in upstate New York. Since coming into Alcoholics AnoTyler M., Saturday 10:30 Group nymous I have earned many more titles than hopeless drunk. Today I’m a friend, a son, a sibling, a small business owner, and soon-to-be husband. I live a life of service, one day at a time and never forget that treating my alcoholism is paramount to anything else in my life as I wouldn’t have the life I have today without God, the fellowship and the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Early Bird Speaker 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm,Friday Lafayette A&B Debbie C. Coffee and Donuts Group
Bio: here are pictures of me drinking beer at family parties when I was 4. At the age of 12, when I began drinking occasionally with friends, I knew it was the answer to what was “wrong” with me. By the time I was 16, I was a professional. For years it was a ton of fun, until it wasn’t. I finally walked into my first AA meeting in 1993. However, I have been continuously sober for 9 years and not 30. I am the woman I am today because Alcoholics Anonymous saved my life, more than once. I absolutely love this sober life I get to live and wouldn’t change a single moment of the journey it took to get me here.
AA Opening Speaker 8pm to 9pm Friday Lafayete A&B Marion W. Boca Raton, FL
Bio: My sober date is 11/11/89. My homegroup is Alcoholics and God, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My sponsor is Polly P. I was born and raised in Bellingham Washington. My husband, Peter M., and I reside in Boca Raton Florida. I have three adult children and eight grandchildren, ages 20 down to age 10. Peter and I are owners of a nonprofit. For fun, I’m a musician and love the great outdoors!
AA Keynote Speaker 8:000 pm to 9:15 pm Saturday Lafayette A&BPeter M. Boca Raton, FL
Bio: I have been sober since June 23rd, 1988. My homegroup is Alcoholics and God in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I am originally from NY/NJ area. I have been invited nationally and internationally to speak. I have been in the mental health and addiction field for many years and I am active in my church.
This Year’s Al-Anon Speaker
Al-Anon Main Speaker 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Saturday Skaneateles A&B
Catherine K. comes to us from the state of Texas. She has been an active member of Al-Anon since 2005. Her home group is Preston AFG group in Dallas. Catherine enjoys sharing the Al-Anon message and is a frequent speaker at conferences and conventions. Her current service position is as treasurer for the Crested Butte Mountain Conference, a week long AA, Al-Anon and Alateen Conference In Colorado.