September 14th | 6pm to 11pm

At Holy Spirit • Speakers & Social Events


September 15th | 8am to midnight

At Holy Spirit • Workshops, Catered Meal & Entertainment


September 16th | 9am to noon

On The Beach • Fellowship & Beyond

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2018 NJ RoundUp Conference Program


The New Jersey Program Committee needs facilitators for the workshops that will be offered at the 2018 NJ RoundUp.  The goal this year is to run the workshops as true "workshops" and not meetings. 
Here is a list of the workshops that will be offered this year.  If you would like to facilitate a workshop, please email .  When emailing, please provide your name and phone number.  Also, please provide a brief summary on how you plan to conduct the workshop.  If needed, suggested guidelines can be provided on how to create a workshop.
Should you have any questions, please contact James M. at

The 11th Annual NJ Roundup Conference opens with a bang on Friday night with a two-speaker open meeting, and capping the night off will be an ice cream social.  The message of AA and Al-Anon recovery to the LGBT Community will be three days of fun, love, and laughter.  Join us and make memories to last a lifetime!

2018 Workshop Schedule

2018 Suggested Workshop Format

Friday – September, 14


6:00 – 8:00pm

Registration & Social Time



8:00 – 9:00pm

Speaker Meeting (Two Fabulous Speakers)



9:00 – 11:00pm

Fabulous Fellowship (Ice Cream, Treats & Music)



Saturday – September 15


7:00 – 8:00am

Sober Seaside Stroll

(Leaves from Convention Hall Grand Arcade on the Boardwalk at Sunset Ave – Approximately 2 mile walk on the boardwalk)



8:00 – 9:00am

Continental Breakfast



8:30 – 9:00am

Morning Meditation



9:00 – 10:00am


Changing Habits of Isolation in Recovery


Addictive Behavior Beyond Alcohol


Talk Saves Lives


Steps 1,2,3



10:15 – 11:15am


HIV and Recovery – Mem. Of Mychal Judge


Spirituality & Living in the Solution


Don’t Quit Before the MIRACLE


Steps 4, 5



11:30 – 12:30pm


Over 40 in Recovery


Under 40 in Recovery


Sex Abuse Survivors in Recovery


Steps 6,7



12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch (Free time, local restaurant suggestions below)



2:00 – 3:00pm


Give It Away to Keep It - Service in AA


Is Al-Anon For Me


Emotional Sobriety


Steps 8,9



3:15– 4:15pm


Relationships, Dating & Sex in Recovery Men/Trans


Relationships, Dating & Sex in Recovery Women/Trans


Trans & Recovery


Steps 10,11,12



4:30 – 5:30pm


Fear - Face Everything And Recover


Boundaries and Detaching with Love


Cross addiction (Alcohol+)


Sponsoring LGBT



6:00 – 8:00pm

Buffet Dinner



8:00 – 9:00pm

Speaker Meeting (Three Fabulous Speakers)



9:00pm – 12:00am

Fabulous Fellowship (Beverages, Snacks, Music & Entertainment)




Sunday – September 16


8:00 – 9:00am

Sober Seaside Stroll (Leaves from Convention Hall Grand Arcade on the Boardwalk at Sunset Ave – Approximately 2 mile walk on the boardwalk)



9:00 – 12:00pm

Fellowship on the Beach

(AP beach pass may be required. Meet on 5th Avenue Beach – weather permitting – rain location: Qspot)



10:00 - 11:00am

Recovery Service – Trinity Episcopal




12:30 – 1:30pm

(Non Roundup) Regularly Scheduled LGBT Speaker/Discussion Meeting – Qspot, Ocean Grove

Open workshop with the Serenity Prayer


Remind participants the importance of anonymity and read tradition Twelve :


 Anonymity is the spiritual foundation ever  reminding us to place principles above  personalities.

The moderator should give a brief description as to what the workshop will cover.  The overall goal is to have an actual workshop and avoid a discussion meeting on the topic.  Additionally, the workshop should be tied in as much as possible to the AA Big Book and steps.


After the topic has been introduced, each participant is asked to write a question (3x5 cards can be provided by you) on the subject under discussion and pass it to the moderator.


The moderate will provide their own experience with regard to the topic.


Try to create one or two group activities.  The activities should allow group members to work in small groups and discuss their experience with regard to the topic.  After allotted time, pull all participants back together and discuss findings as a whole group.


As group activities are occurring, the moderator should review the questions and try to address at the end of the workshop.  One suggestion is to use the questions as a group activity.  Give a question to a group, let them discuss, and after allotted time, each group provides a summary of their discussion.


At the end, wrap up the workshop (summarize discussion).  Try to tie into The Steps/Higher Power/Big Book.


End with the Promises and then Serenity Prayer.



If you are actually teaching a topic, you might want to have handouts for the group members.


You should bring pencils/paper for group members.


Use erase boards to write down group members’ responses.

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