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2019 Wilson House Big Book Workshop Weekend

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Friday, February 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)

2019 Wilson House Big Book Workshop Weekend

Registration Information

Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Workshop Fee
This ticket includes all speaker sessions, Saturday breakfast and Saturday lunch
9 Registrations Ended $62.00 $5.40
Saturday Dinner at Wilson House
This ticket will purchase one dinner on Saturday night at the Wilson House.
65 Registrations Ended $22.00 $2.97
Jerry E. Scholarship Fund
Making a small donation to the Jerry E. Scholarship Fund will help others to attend this and future events.
91 Registrations Ended

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Event Details

Join us for the 19th Annual Metro West Big Book Workshop Retreat at the Wilson House in East Dorset, Vermont over Super Bowl Weekend February 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  This spiritual weekend retreat will allow you to unplug from your day to day life and connect with Spirit and the fellowship in a meaningful way.

Brian P. and Chloe C. from Round Rock, Texas will share with us their experience, strength and hope and the practical application of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in their lives.



Registration Details

The Workshop Fee includes all speaker sessions, breakfast on Saturday, lunch on Saturday, and an audio recording of the weekend.  

Registration is limited to 100 seats and will sell out

*Tickets for dinner at the Wilson House on Friday night can be purchased at the door $15).

*Tickets for dinner on Saturday night must be purchased ($22) during the registration process.

Weekend Details

On Friday night speakers will start at 7:30pm and will go until 8:45pm.

*The Wilson House will be serving dinner between 5pm and 7pm, tickets are available at the door

*Registration / Check In for the event begins at 6pm


Saturday promises to be a full day, starting at 9am and running until 8:45pm

*Breakfast is provided and will be served between 7:30am and 8:45am (buffet style)

*Lunch is provided and will be served between 12p and 1:15pm (sandwich bar with all the fixings)

*Gratitude collection for the Wilson House

*Sobriety countdown

*Break / Free Time planned between 4:30pm and 7:30pm (downtime to recharge your batteries)

*Dinner is also available at the Wilson House between 5:30pm and 7pm (cost is $22, you must purchase during the registration process)

On Sunday, we will meet from 9:30am to 12pm

*We will close the weekend with a Group Conscience

*For football fans who choose to stay over on Sunday night, there will be a Super Bowl pizza party with your fellow AAs (a highlight for many!)


Refund Policy

A full refund will be provided if you cancel on or before December 31, 2018, no refunds will be made after January 1, 2019.


You will need to make your own lodging arrangements for the weekend.  Here are just a few based on recommendations from the fellowship:

The Wilson House offers 10 guest rooms with a shared bath configuration (378 Village Street, East Dorset VT, 802.362.5524).  Rooms are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. A two-night minimum stay is required.

The Palmer House (5383 Min Street, Manchester Center VT, 800.917.6245) offers multiple room / bed options.  A discounted block of rooms has been reserved for us. Be sure to mention that you are with the ‘Wilson House Group’ at check in to receive the reduced nightly rate.  Rooms are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

The Four Winds Country Motel (7379 Main Street, Manchester Center VT, 802.362.1105) offers efficiency units and multiple room / bed configurations.  


Jerry E. Scholarship

If you would like to attend but do not have the financial means to do so, we offer two all-inclusive Jerry E. Super Bowl Scholarships.  The scholarship will cover the participant’s event registration cost and the cost of lodging. Please send an email to to request a scholarship questionnaire. All scholarship requests must be submitted no later than January 4, 2019, scholarship recipients will be notified by January 11, 2019.

Have questions about 2019 Wilson House Big Book Workshop Weekend? Contact Retreat Planning Team

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The Wilson House
378 Village St
East Dorset, VT 05253

Friday, February 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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