Why Do I Have to Pay?

A common misconception regarding AA conferences and conventions is that they are regular AA meetings. 

While parts of this conference have a similar format to regular AA meetings, Gopher State Roundup is not a regular meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. 

  • Gopher State Roundup is a special AA event with Al-Anon participation. 
  • Gopher State Roundup is self-supporting; no contributions from AA groups are used to pay for this event. 
  • Expenses such as hotel fees, travel and lodging for the speakers, and printed material are paid through registration fees. 
  • No baskets are passed during this event.  As stated in our Seventh Tradition, “We are fully self-supporting thru our own contributions”.