Why we have fees


One of the most common misconceptions about A.A. Conventions is that they are A.A. meetings, and since “there are no dues or fees for A.A. membership” there should be no fees to attend.

Conferences and Conventions are special events, not regular A.A. meetings. They require months of planning and preparations, and there are many expenses involved. The Nanaimo Alcoholics Anonymous Rally is self-supporting, and we strive only to break even.

No A.A. group moneys are used to pay for this event, and no 7th Tradition baskets are passed. The Convention expenses are paid through Registration Fees.