From the Board... 


“The essence of all growth is a willingness to make a change for the better and then an unremitting willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails.“

Bill W – Grapevine July 1965

Our theme this year is “Embrace Change”. Look around – there’s been a change. The Florida Roundup has embraced a lot this year and we hope that we done our work well and exceed your expectations. And while the location has changed, what makes this conference special is right here. That would be you! Your desire to broaden your spiritual journey  - all that you bring is what makes the roundup a special experience. Florida Roundup has always been and hopes to continue to be about recovery, relationships, experiences and memories we’ve yet discovered.

One last word about change. Everything all around us is constantly changing. Nothing stays the same from one moment to the next. When we stop grasping and trying to hold on, when we let go and stay present, then we can appreciate each sober moment as the miracle that it truly is.  Enjoy this roundup. Enjoy meeting old friends and making new ones. Bring a smile to someone you don’t know and see what happens. Grab some orange juice, introduce yourself to a committee member, even someone that seems alone, and maybe even volunteer to help - change it up a bit and find the edges of your comfort zone. Go beyond them!

We hope most sincerely that you have a great 2018 Florida Roundup.

Grateful to be of service,
Pablo R and Robert L
CoChairs, Florida Roundup 2018


Established in 1984, Florida Roundup is a multi-day conference for the LGBT community and their supporters who are members of a 12 step recovery program. We strive to create a safe place for our members to enrich their sobriety, make new friends, and celebrate their recovery. We are a not-for-profit organization and are run entirely by volunteers.