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IDAA 2006
IDAA Annual Meeting 2006

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Join us at the Marriott City Center Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota August 2 - 6, 2006

Happiness is seeing old friends, meeting new friends, enjoying and sharing in recovery. Happiness is taking away a smile from the 2006 IDAA meeting. If you are new to recovery, struggling with recovery, we guarantee you will leave with a smile and your recovery will be the better for it. If a smile comes easy for you, come to share, that is the strength of IDAA. A smile welcomes one and all to the 57th annual meeting of the International Doctors in Alcoholic Anonymous in Minneapolis Minnesota, August 2nd to the 6th.

As in the past, IDAA 2006 will provide family oriented recovery programs for all who attend. Sessions for AA, Al-Anon, Teen, and our popular recovery-based children's program for 7 to 12 year olds is returning to insure the most valuable experience for all ages and programs. To show the enduring value of the program, the Al-Twenty has become a strong and growing part of the program. Some thing new this year will be our Friday night family and fellowship night. We will have a series of family and group based programs available to enjoy.

New attendees are the life blood of our meeting. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of our member, partial or full AA and Al-Anon scholarships are available for individuals and families in need. If you know of anyone who may benefit from the IDAA meeting fellowship, please encourage them to register for the meeting and apply for a scholarship.

The meeting will be held at the Marriott City Center Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Known as the City of Lakes, it is home to multiple cultural, sporting and entertainment opportunities all within easy walking distance of the hotel. Come early and take in one of three athletic events, on Tuesday august 1st, the Minnesota twins play indoor baseball, St. Paul Saints AAA baseball play out doors and if you want to see great women's professional basketball, the Minnesota lynx are in town. The theater district will have their schedule available by March.

Check out the web site for our pre-conference trips for other ideas to have some fun and relaxation.

The local arrangement committee looks forward to hosting the 2006 meeting and hopes to see many new and old members. Check us out at www.idaa.org/2006 to register online. Please register with the hotel also, it is important to fill up our room guarantees to help us facilitate the meeting.

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