Fundraising, Entertainment & Conventions

Here you will find information about what our fundraising, entertainment & conventions committee does and how you can get involved.

“… we aren’t a glum lot. If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn’t want it. We absolutely insist on enjoying life.”*** One of the most surprising things a newcomer may hear at a C.A. meeting is the sound of laughter. How is it possible that the same people who probably started drinking or using drugs in the pursuit of a good time are now having an even better time without mind-altering substances? At first out of necessity, and then from an honest desire to be open to new experiences, we have allowed those who came before us to teach us how to have fun in recovery.
***This excerpt from Alcoholics Anonymous, page 132, is reprinted with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (“AAWS”). Permission to reprint this excerpt does not mean that AAWS has reviewed or approved the contents of this publication, or that AAWS necessarily agrees with the views expressed herein. A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only—use of this excerpt in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after A.A., but which address other problems, or in any other non-A.A. context, does not imply otherwise.

C.A. Activities and Conventions
Dances, campouts, picnics and potlucks are just a few of the activities which may be organized by the local C.A. fellowship. Fellowship events help us learn to enjoy such activities sober in a safe and supportive atmosphere, perhaps for the first time.

Conventions are generally on a larger scale, where members may come from other areas or even other countries to participate. Conventions offer the opportunity to attend workshops and hear speakers we might never have heard before, so that we can experience the C.A. message of recovery in a new way.”*
*C.A. Pamphlet: Having fun in recovery.

 

I am interested in getting involved…

For details of;

  • Fundraising, Entertainment & Conventions Committee Meeting Dates/Times, please refer to the Committee Meetings page.
  • Fundraising, Entertainment & Conventions Committee Service Positions currently available, please refer to the Service Positions page.
  • To contact the Fundraising, Entertainment & Conventions Committee Chairperson, please email: c&e@casw.co.uk

 

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Fundraising, Entertainment and Conventions
We are not a glum lot!! We absolutely insist on enjoying life.