Once again, the Central Kane County AA Committee is sponsoring an “open speakers’ meeting” at which speakers selected from each of Kane County’s three AA districts (central Kane, Elgin and Aurora) will tell the audience what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now.
In the past the “Fox Valley Open” has drawn 325 people, the overwhelming number of which are Alcoholics Anonymous members.
The 21st Annual “Fox Valley Open” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive, Geneva (east side of Geneva, just north of Route 38 between Kirk Road and Route 25).
Attendees can park at the church and adjacent lawyers’ office and across the street at the fire station. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The speakers have varying lengths of sobriety. In the past, the speakers’ stories have been riveting, poignant, humorous and powerful, according to a release from the committee. All bear witness to how the speakers have recovered through the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.
There are about 70 AA meetings a week in central and western Kane County (District 61 of the Northern Illinois Area of AA), and scores more in the Aurora and Elgin areas. “Closed meetings” are limited to those with a desire to stop drinking. More information about AA and local meetings can be found at www.aadistrict61.com (central Kane County), district64.com (Aurora, North Aurora, Sugar Grove) and dist22.aa-nia.org (northern Kane County).