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SLAA GDVI Activities and Events

Note: All times noted in activities are shown in Eastern U.S. time


The GDVI “Meeting & Meal” Series combines an S.L.A.A. Meeting and Fellowship Meal and can be a great way to introduce a meeting to the S.L.A.A. community and encourage fellowship from meeting participants. The Fellowship Meal can be at a local restaurant or a pot-luck meal at the meeting venue.

To support meetings that hold these events on a one-off or recurring basis, GDVI will add the event to our website, including a registration form that will e-mail registrations to the designated meeting contact. Schedule permitting, GDVI may send an eblast to our email list announcing the event. 


Recurring Activities

  • First Sunday of the Month – Easton, PA
    5:00 p.m. – Meeting at the Palmer Recovery Center [Meeting Info]
    6:15 p.m. – Dinner at a nearby local restaurant (changes every month)
    * May 5th – Diner 248 * 

Upcoming Standalone Events

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024 – Flemington, NJ
    5:00 p.m. – Dinner at Savory Thai, 326 NJ-31, Flemington, NJ 08822 (next to Bourbon Street and Supercuts)
    7:00 p.m. – Meeting at the Open Door Recovery Center [Meeting Info]

 Click Here to Register for any of the Meeting & Meal Events

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2024 GDVI S.L.A.A. Co-Ed Spring Retreat 

At the Daylesford Abbey
220 South Valley Road, Paoli, PA 19301

Dates: FridayJune 28th – Sunday, June 30th, 2024

Friday begins promptly at 7pm and Sunday ends at 2:15pm Please consider that in the planning of your trip

Location: Daylesford Abbey, Paoli, PA

The Daylesford Abbey is a peaceful refuge where you can deepen your sense of personal and communal spirituality. The abbey grounds have over 80 acres of property and is located in Paoli, Pennsylvania. Daylesford Abbey has accessibility options with some rooms which can be requested when registering.

Download a Printable Flier to distribute at meetings

Format:

You won’t want to miss this wonderful event to expand your recovery! During this retreat weekend you will have the opportunity to participate in many wonderful recovery workshops, recovery meetings, and create new, safe, healthy friendships.

There is an optional Yankee swap gift exchange entertainment on Saturday evening along with a fundraiser silent auction held all day Saturday.

There will be service opportunities offered when registering and a required service sign up at the retreat for all participants.

Click here for workshop descriptions

Cost:

There are choices for commuter and non-commuter weekend or a Saturday only commuter rate. GDVI has also added a new split payment option for non commuters who register before 5/30/24. Scholarships available upon request.

  • NON-COMMUTER WEEKEND: Participation in all meetings, weekend workshops and activities, six meals, a single bedroom, shared hall bathrooms – $395
  • NON-COMMUTER WEEKEND: Shared Room (new option) Participation in all meetings, weekend workshops and activities(Friday through Sunday), six meals, a shared bedroom*, shared hall bathrooms *you will be assigned a roommate if none is requested. If you request a roommate, both participants must register within 48 hours of each other and have the other person’s name listed as request – $325
  • NON-COMMUTER WEEKEND: SPLIT PAYMENT Participation in all meetings, weekend workshops (Friday through Sunday) and activities, six meals, a single bedroom, shared hall bathrooms. Split payment is for solo rooms only. $200 is due today to reserve a weekend spot. The remaining balance ($195) is due on or before 6/1/2024 . Please set a reminder to make the final payment. No refunds for cancellations if this option is chosen. – $395
  • COMMUTER WEEKEND: Participation in all meetings, weekend workshops and activities (Friday through Sunday), six meals. No overnight stay – $215
  • COMMUTER SATURDAY (one day only): Participation in all workshops and activities on Saturday only with three meals. No overnight stay – $155 . If you register for this option, it is REQUIRED to check in and join us for a welcome session promptly at Saturday 8am in the Pennings room. For safety of all in attendance, if you do not participate in the welcome session you will not be able to participate in the workshops, meetings, or activities. – $155

Meals:  Six meals are included for both commuter and non-commuter entire weekend participants. Saturday only participants will receive three meals. Dietary restrictions can be made upon registration. Please contact the retreat coordinator before you register if you plan to provide your own food for personal or religious reasons. Six meals include Friday (dinner), Saturday (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Sunday (breakfast and lunch). A freezer, refrigerator and microwave are available to all participants in the upstairs lounge. Coffee, tea and water are also freely available throughout the weekend.

Cancellation Policy:

  • To receive a FULL REFUND, the retreat date must be made in writing by emailing the retreat coordinator before May 17, 2024.
  • If you selected split payment for a non-commuter, no refunds will be offered.
  • Cancellations made less than 6 weeks (after May 17, 2024) prior to the retreat date must be made in writing by emailing the retreat coordinator and may receive a credit towards a future in person retreat only.
  • Any cancellation after May 17, 2024 will not receive a refund or credit.
  • GDVI and coordinators reserve the right to cancel any weekend if it does not receive at least 15 reservations by the respective registration dates. You will be refunded in full if this occurs.
 

Come early Friday/Stay Sunday for Fellowship. Meet other attendees by arriving early, offer to do service, take a stroll on the

Abbey grounds. Friday begins promptly at 7pm and Sunday ends at 2:15pm, please consider that in the planning of your trip.

There is an optional Meet and Greet and for a Question/Answer session for registered attendees and workshop leaders on Zoom –
Friday June 14, 2024 at 7:30pm (up to 9:30pm).

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Saturday, July 20, 2024 12pm - 4pm

Just food and fun and activities and fellowship!

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Just food and fun and activities and fellowship!

Core Creek Park - Langhorne, PA

POT LUCK PICNIC – Grilling items, condiments & beverages will be provide by GDVI.

Please bring a favorite snack, appetizer, salad or dessert.

Alcoholic beverages or items cooked with alcohol are not permitted

Partners, Spouses and Leashed pets welcome.

 

Children under 5 welcome, older children not encouraged

Bring lawn games, board games, musical instruments.

Location: Core Creek Park, 901 East Bridgetown Pike, Langhorne, PA, Dutchess Lane, Pavilion 7 is right on the lake. There is more than one entrance to the park. Use the one where you locate the balloons and then follow lawn signs.

Print out and distribute a flier at your meetings!

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GDVI Gathering For Annual Business Meeting

The Greater Delaware Valley Intergroup (GDVI) of S.L.A.A. invites delegates, observers, and guests to join us at the Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, PA (45 minutes outside of Philadelphia) during the 2024 Virtual Annual Business Conference/Meeting (ABC/M) in August 2024 in Co-Working/Co-Service space where we can all collaborate.

When we first learned that the ABM would be held virtually this year, we were both excited the expense of attending would be less, but we were also disappointed we would miss in-person fellowship and support. GDVI’s delegates initially considered gathering together in one place. In evaluating locations, we noted that the venue where many of our recovery retreats have been held for more than a decade would be an excellent location. We then expanded the vision to include space for other ABM attendees from neighboring intergroups and areas. 

Our team has worked to put together a space that will support recovery, service, and connection. 

Dates: Wednesday, August 7, 2024 – Sunday, August 11, 2024

Costs:  

Five Days / Four Nights / 12 Meals

  • Wednesday – Sunday, Non-Commuter – Single Room $725
  • Wednesday – Sunday, Non-Commuter – Double Room $525
 
Four Days / Three Nights / 9 Meals
  • Wednesday – Saturday, Non-Commuter – Single Room $575
  •  Wednesday – Saturday, Non-Commuter – Double Room $425
  •  Wednesday – Saturday, Commuter $400

 

Includes meals, technology, and overnight lodging, including bedroom, linens and towels, desk, chair, and sink. Shower rooms, lavatories, kitchenette, and lounges are located in each hallway. 

Read more about it here.

Social Activities & Recovery Events—Who can attend?
Intergroup (GDVI) members organize “Social Activities” and “Recovery Events” to strengthen recovery and the Fellowship. All Social Activities and Recovery Events are drug/alcohol-free.

  • “Social Activities” are presented by the GDVI Social Committee. (See below–this is a very dynamic, active, imaginative and sober-fun-loving committee!)  For Social Activities happening in public places, family members and friends who will respect anonymity are welcome to attend with you.
  • “Recovery Events” are organized by various GDVI Planning Committees. Recovery Events are open only to S.L.A.A. members and newcomers. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

This is your Fellowship!
Find out about joining any GDVI committee. Attend any Intergroup Meeting on the second Tuesday of every month via Zoom (contact Corresponding Secretary for meeting ID and passcode). Or call the Information Line, 609-621-SLAA (7522)and leave a message. Or write to Contact Corresponding Secretary, 

Subject: Committee Questions.

Your message will be forwarded to the planning committee of your interest.

 

 
Recovery Event—Intergroup on the Road—Ongoing
Intergroup on the Road is now a brief (15-20 minutes) share from current GDVI members, like a speaker meeting, on their personal benefits in recovery as a result of doing regional service. If your S.L.A.A. group would like to have members of GDVI (Intergroup) visit your meeting to share their experience, strength and hope about service in recovery,
please leave a message on the Information Line: 215-731-9760 or send an email to: Contact Corresponding Secretary, Subject: Intergroup on the Road.
 
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UPCOMING GDVI S.L.A.A. RETREATS

Trenton Meeting Anniversary – Speaker Celebration

Tuesday 6/18/24
34 Year Anniversary Meeting
Food will be served at 6:30pm sharp, followed by  two speakers: Wayne S. & Lindsey B.
All are welcome!

2024 Spring Workshops Retreat GraphicJune 28 to 30, 2024

Spring Weekend Retreat
Paoli, PA 

Register On-Line Now

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Wednesday, August 7 – Sunday, August 11, 2024
GDVI Gathering For Annual Business Meeting Paoli, PA
Information and Registration

September 6 to 8, 2024:
All-Gender 12 Step Retreat Paoli, PA
(registration opens end of July 2024)

Limit: 25 participants

Monthly Intergroup Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
2nd Tuesday each month
Become an Intergroup Rep for you meeting and stay connected to our regional fellowship!
Zoom Meeting ID: 987 6668 8215
Password: GDVI2021
Scan the QR code with your phone to add this repeating meeting to your calendar

Watch for upcoming events in the future!

Fellowship Wide Services Events Worldwide

Check out all the events in other Intergroup regions on the Fellowship Wide Services  Web Site.

What to Watch For

S.L.A.A. Greater Delaware Valley Intergroup Thursday Night Phone Meeting

New call-in #

Starting March 5, 2020

New Call in #:(605) 313-5111

Access code 148378#

Every Thursday Night

7:30pm to 8:30pm ET (With time for Fellowship after the meeting)