Joe and Julie on Alumni Reunion!
Disclaimer: No burn bans were violated at the Friday night bonfire. Ok, we have dedicated employees and alumni. Alan, in our Inquiry Call Center (hopefully you will “meet” him in a few weeks), and friends created the mock fire pictured above. How impressive is that!! Thanks guys for helping make reunion like old times!
Wow! What a weekend! I was just thinking how cool the bonfire meeting was. I swear I saw embers coming off the fire. Thanks to all who got up and shared your experience, strength, and hope. Although this wasn’t our biggest reunion, the Fellowship of the Spirit was in full force! I’m so grateful for all your help and support. It was so good to see so many old and new friends alike. My only regret was that we couldn’t spend more time together. How cool it was for the patients to see that we are not glum. The speakers were great. Thanks goes to Leonard and his crew for providing us with great food. The whole reunion went off without a hitch. Can’t wait till next year! Well I could go on and on, but I get to go do the 1st step lecture now. Body, Mind, and Spirit! Yee Haw !
Peace, Love, Joe
Alumni Reunion was a blast. It was so good to see everyone there. It was fun to hear how everyone is doing. The kick off Friday night with Leonard’s hamburgers was awesome. The speakers were spot on! To be able to hear Audrey talk about the cool things that God is doing in her life since she left La Hacienda a little over 7 years ago was inspirational. I loved that we were able to do a bonfire down by the river again…thanks to the guys who got that together; it almost made me cry. The work that everyone put into this event was endless. Joe’s presence was definitely missed due to some back pain but it sure couldn’t have run so smoothly without him preparing everything and everyone. Thank you Joe! Be sure to shoot Joe an email, I know how much he hated not being there the entire time. Thanks for everyone that shared at the bonfire. The Saturday speakers Layla and Bob were so powerful. Layla was on fire and Bob was just the coolest. Hope all of you had a chance to meet them. We have such a wonderful staff, thank you to all the Business Development team that helped serve and the entire staff that went out of their way to help. There were so many hands in this but without the alumni volunteers it could not have run so well. Man, did everyone step up without being asked. That is what I love about what we get to do. It isn’t about getting sober and taking back, it is about getting sober and giving of yourself. This would not have been the success it was without all the alumni that come back each year to show how this thing does work. We all know that it works if you work it!