SLAA GDVI Activities and Events

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Annual Spirituality Retreat - Information/Registration

Dates: Friday, September 10-12, 2021

Location: Daylesford Abbey, Paoli, PA

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Retreat Format & Requirements: Regardless of where any one individual is in their recovery journey, we are able to learn from sharing our experience, strength and hope with each other. This weekend is only open to anyone who is an S.L.A.A. or S.A. member or thinks they might benefit from the program. Non-participating guests are not allowed. The capacity for this retreat is 30 participants. Face masks and social distancing will be required during all workshops held indoors.

Check-ins begin on Friday at 3:00pm, Dinner 5:40pm with a welcoming and intros starting promptly at 6:30pm. We close the weekend on Sunday around 12:30pm.

The Location: is in the spiritual center which provides attendees a peaceful refuge where they can deepen their sense of personal and communal spirituality. The abbey grounds are over 80 acres of property located in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

Coordinators & Volunteers

Coordinators: are others living with addiction, who have attended and participated in various S.L.A.A. retreats. We are here to provide you a wonderful and well-deserved experience. This event would not be possible without the many volunteers providing service to help run the different workshops. 

Volunteers: provide service to help run the different workshops. We value our volunteers and rely on their service. We invite all attending to volunteer for service positions from set ups, clean ups, workshop leaders and speakers. There is an option on the registration form for service.

Price (scholarships available upon request):     

  • NON – COMMUTER  $355 
  • COMMUTER – $215

Non-Commuter rate includes: 2 nights lodging, Friday dinner at 5:40pm. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday. Sunday breakfast. All rooms are single sleeping room, shared hall bathroom, with bed linens and towels. Coffee will be provided freely throughout the weekend. Refrigerator & freezer access in the upstairs lounge. 

Commuter rate includes: participation Friday to Sunday events and all meals

For Reservations: RETREAT DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 5, 2021 (no more registrations will be allowed after this date per the retreat facility requirement)

Sleeping Arrangements & Commuter Information:

There are 22 solo sleeping rooms and shared hall bathrooms with showers. Bed linens and towels are provided. Commuters will have access to the upstairs lounge, but not the individual bedrooms.(There are no locks on the doors. Valuables and personal belongings should be left home or locked in  your car).

Schedule: (A complete schedule will be emailed after your registration and payment are received. Printed copies will be given to you at check in at the retreat) Check-ins begin on Friday at 3:00pm, Dinner 5:40pm with a welcoming and intros starting promptly at 6:30pm. There are workshops and 12 step meetings available to participate in from Friday through Sunday. Saturday entertainment will be a Yankee Swap. We close the weekend on Sunday around 12:30pm.

Note As of 5/17/2021: Given the changing COVID restrictions in Pennsylvania, we are able to host a larger capacity event. There will be a determination on mask requirements several weeks prior to the retreat based on feedback from the participating attendees.

Workshops and Topics include:

  • “3 Circles” – Defining Bottom, Middle and Top Lines
  • Accepting the Things We Cannot Change
  • Anorexia – Tools and Top Lines
  • Crystal Healing
  • Developing the God Consciousness Within
  • Emotional Release
  • Having Fun in Recovery
  • Journal Decorating
  • My Addiction Tree
  • Sharing Your Story: A Writing Workshop for theJournal
  • Sponsorship Q&A
  • What We Freely Receive
  • 12 Step Meetings

Click here to see Detailed List of Workshops Currently Scheduled for the Retreat

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All members of the fellowship are welcome!


REGISTER ONLINE TO JOIN US (open only to members of the S.L.A.A. fellowship)

Register online here to receive an email with login information and instructions. It is preferable to have you log in to  Zoom on a computer or iPad for viewing. Game night is open to only members of the S.L.A.A. Fellowship.

The game of the night will be Scattegories played over Zoom
The Zoom meeting room will open at 6:15pm and close to new arrivals at 6:30pm to avoid interruptions. we will provide a review of the rules together

ZOOM GAME NIGHT – 6:30PM to 8:00 PM

6:15PM Meeting room will open

6:15PM Game Instructions
6:30PM Game Time (Room will close at 6:29pm to avoid interruptions)


Following the Game Night, we will have an optional one hour meeting for Getting Current for Game Night participants.


Right from your home!

We look forward to having you join in the GDVI VIRTUAL Game Night!

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.

Watch for upcoming events in the future!

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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)