THEME: Progress Not Perfection
Apr 06 - Apr 09, 2023
On behalf of myself and the more than 135 volunteers making up 35 committees,
WELCOME BACK to the San Diego Spring Round Up!
After a two-year COVID pause, we are so excited to see you in person again!
This year marks the 45th SDSRU and we could not be more grateful to return to our usual home at the Town & Country Convention Center. From the greens to the sea, running or riding the road, to the AA Banquet and Spiritual Breakfast, and of course, dozens of panels and meetings - all of your favorite Round-Up activities are back this year!
"PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION"
Appropriately, this year’s theme is “PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION”.
While the past two years of COVID have not been easy for anyone, we have made progress to the point that we are now able to enjoy a weekend of fellowship in person.
And like we all walked through the pandemic years together, so to do we trudge the road of happy destiny seeking spiritual progress in recovery. Just as we may have become discouraged in the past two years, in recovery do we sometimes think, “what an order, I can’t go through with it.” Fortunately, none of us have been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to the principles of our program. Because we are not saints. What we all seek is to grow along spiritual lines as we joyfully claim spiritual PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION.
I’d like to personally thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Chairwoman this year. It has certainly been a humbling experience for which I will always be grateful. Of course, none of this would have been possible without our fantastic volunteers and committee chairpersons, our donors and most importantly, of course, YOU. You are why we are all here for our 45th celebration of sobriety!
Thanks for coming. Enjoy yourselves immensely this weekend!
Marie B., Chairwoman, San Diego Spring Round Up 2022
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Leading up to the mid-1970's, there were two prominent conventions in southern California. The Southern California Convention that was started in 1952. And the Palm Springs Round Up, that was started in 1960.
Both of these events were very popular and well attended. The convention agendas included breakfast, lunch and banquet dinners with great speakers, plus entertainment and sporting events.
The combination of enthusiasm created by these events and the fact that AA was growing very fast during the1970's, caused some AA's in San Diego to think about and work toward starting their own event.
After a couple years of coordinating and planning meetings, the San Diego Spring Round Up (SDSRU) kicked off in 1978. And, from its very first year, this event has been a positive influence on those in attendance and has generated enough revenue to cover expenses, maintain a prudent reserve and make 7th Tradition contributions to various AA service entities.
At this writing, forty years later, it seems fair to say that the SDSRU has achieved it's purpose, as stated in the excerpt of the original Policies shown below:
PURPOSE: TO CARRY THE MESSAGE
It is an established fact that those who attend and take an active part in Alcoholics Anonymous Round Ups, such as this one, have a more positive attitude in their solution of the problem of alcoholism and are aided in acquiring the knowledge needed to arrest this devastating disease. In the true spirit of Alcoholics Anonymous, we, the first San Diego Round Up Committee, do hereby establish the following guidelines. In addition, we will henceforth be governed by the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.