Just to clear up any confusion, the fee that we set for attending the Annual Meeting is suggested, not required. We do need the money, but nobody will be turned away. (Well, except from the banquet — that does have to be paid for!)

Further, advance registration is not required for the meeting events. You can just show up and sign in. You may be asked for a contribution, but the amount is up to you. Zero, for example, is perfectly acceptable. So is $10,000. The suggested fee of $52 was based on $1 a week since last year’s meeting, which seemed a reasonable expectation from our many successfully clean-and-sober members who have saved untold thousands of dollars from their recovery. But obviously, some people are in bad shape financially and may not feel able to afford $52. We understand and ALL are welcome.