Alateen Chairperson's Message

Welcome to the 46th Annual San Fernando Valley A.A. Convention with Al-Anon and Alateen participation! After a year and a half of only seeing each other in an online chat room, I am super excited to see everyone in person! It is a huge honor to be serving as your Alateen Chair this year, and I know it’s going to be a great convention!

I have been attending this convention since 2005 when I just tagged along with my gramma. Although I didn’t know exactly what was going on, I could tell that everybody was having a really good time, and I noticed there were always lots of hugs in the hallways!

I was so excited when I was old enough to actually participate with the Alateens because it was right around the time when my dad was getting sober, so I knew it was important for our whole family to be focused on recovery. In my meetings, I found a safe space to talk honestly about what was going on in my life, and I was able to share with other kids that there is always hope to be found in the rooms of Alateen.

The thing I love the most about being in Alateen is the fun and friendships that we develop along the way. Whether you have participated in our convention before or not, I know we are all going to have an amazing weekend, with something for everyone!

I’d like to thank our A.A. Chair, Todd G., our Al-Anon Chair, Keith K., and all our AMIAS and Alateen sponsors for helping me throughout this year.

I hope you’ll join us as we are Rocketed Into the Fourth Dimension of fun and fellowship, and thank you again for the honor of allowing me to serve as this year’s Alateen Chair!

In love and service,

Claire A.
2022 Alateen Chair