The Okanogan Valley Winter Roundup is an annual event of Fellowship for men and women in recovery that promotes enthusiasm for living
the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Al-Anon and Alateen in Omak, Washington.
We adhere to the Steps and Traditions of AA and Al-Anon Family Groups. In keeping with the 7th Tradition we are
self-supporting through registration fees, raffle tickets and donations. No AA funds are used to pay for this event
(facility rental, food and beverage, printing for flyers and program schedules, postage, and many other costs.)
Prices are kept as low as possible to meet our financial goal of breaking even.
2018 is our 20th year! And it's all done with lots of volunteer effort. We would love to have you on our team. The 2018 Organizing Committee usually meets in the Omak area on Sundays.
Please feel free to email or write to volunteer before or during the event, to be on next year's committee, or about any other way you would like to be of service--and about any way in which we can be of service to you.
Deb M., 2018 Chair
to volunteer, get help with lodging or special diet needs at Sun Mt, or to donate snacks or Silent Auction Items
Cathy D. and Dolores, Registrars
to request a scholarship, to arrange a donation of reg fee or meals to a specific person, or for help with your registration
Website feedback: web@OkanoganValleyRoundup.com
Okanogan Valley Roundup
PO Box 3873
Omak, WA 98841
Where are the Contact Phone #s?
Unlike Roundup email addresses and a Post Office box for letters, we don't have an organization phone number. While we have put our committee members' home phone numbers on the website in the past, this year they are only on the paper registration form that we snail mail to past attendees (well, USPS prefers 'classic mail'.) This is more in keeping with the 11th Tradition, which says to "...always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films." We figure the internet is like a mix of all three.
If you are reading this, then you likely have an email account you can use to contact us--at least initially. If you have only sporadic computer access, send us an email with your phone number and let us know the best times to call you.
Why isn't the Roundup in January/in Omak this year?
Two reasons, basically. One is that people began to come forward to be on the Organizing Committee a bit later than usual, which necessitated pushing back the date. It's usually been in January, but March 23-25 still makes it a Winter-ish Roundup. ;-)
As for the town, yes, until now we've been in the adjoined towns of Omak/Okanogan, which are centrally located in Okanogan County. Winthrop, WA is in the southwestern part of the county, in the Methow Valley. It's about 52 miles and an hour and 10 minute drive from Omak.
We weren't looking to move the event to a different part of the County, we just couldn't find a facility that was large enough to hold our group and could do it comfortably. A couple places were big enough to gather in, but were either not heated well or did not allow a cup of coffee or water in the meeting areas.
We realize this means a commute or a hotel stay for people from the central county (and even farther for those in the north county) but we didn't see an alternative. (Be sure to volunteer for the 2019 Committee if you have a better option in central Ok County. :-)
Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop has large and comfortable meeting areas, great public spaces (a library, games room, hospitality room), and you can have a beverage and snacks in meeting rooms and public spaces. The grounds are lovely. They have a chef and kitchen staff to do group meals--plural (3 on Saturday and Sunday breakfast, not just Saturday dinner)...and the chef is used to preparing vegan and gluten-free foods. Also, the Lodge agreed to discount all 116 rooms for us (the only hotel that big in Omak doesn't have a large conference space). Those rooms easily go for double or more than our $100.19 (including tax) per night price, and they can be shared to further reduce your cost.
We know it's a change, and we know it's a drive for the Omak folks--and we think people will really enjoy a Winter Roundup at Sun Mountain Lodge. Our 2018 Chair, Deb M, would be happy to help you with room questions and special dietary needs at the Lodge--or other questions and logistics as they arise.
We're looking forward to seeing you in March!