The National International Native American Indian
Alcoholics Anonymous Convention
The NAI-AA Convention currently has four executive positions and numerous sub-committee volunteers to support the convention throughout the year. The executive positions include Chair Person, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.
The sub-committees include the following:
- Registration Chair
- Hospitality Chair
- Speaker Chair
- Marathon Chair
- Talking Circle Chair
- PowWow Chair
- Banquet Chair
- Entertainment Chair
- Flag Ceremony Chair
- Public Information Chair
- Al-Anon Chair
The convention committee may also elect or appoint co-chairs to any one of the sub-committees.
A traveling convention has many challenges; location changes, volunteer changes, seeking a hotel and location for each years upcoming event - just to name a few. The Executive Committee is responsible in making sure the Convention continues to prosper. The volunteers may change each year as the Convention moves to a different location. To all who volunteer, we are very grateful for your service work in the past, present and future. The Annual NAI-AA Convention would not be possible if it were not for the support of local AA communities both Native and Non-Native AA member, the support of the faithful followers that keep coming back and all the newcomers who keep the program going.
The NAI-AA Convention Planning Committee strives to keep the Convention within the guidelines of Alcoholics Anonymous because of "the tremendous fact for everyone of us is that we have discovered a common solution. We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree, and upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action."* The intention of the committee is to stay in line with the traditions and principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Convention fees and costs are set according to the total cost of the Convention which includes the meeting room rentals, round trip airline fees and lodging for AA speakers, printing / flyer costs, postage for all mailings, fiscal accounting, administration costs and maintenance of the NAI-AA Convention website, etc. The actual total cost of the banquet includes the automatic 22% + service fees and applicable state tax. The annual goal is to sell roughly 400 banquet tickets to help pay for the Convention and the additional costs. We encourage you to join us at this year's Convention Banquet. When you participate in purchasing a banquet ticket you are helping the convention to become successful so that we can continue to carry the message.
(*reprinted from the Big Book, page 17 with permission of AAWS, Inc.)
(all website pictures that include the binder of the Fourth Eddition of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous were granted permission to display on this website by AAWS, Inc.)