We are not a glum lot! I have updated Events Page and included the Holiday Extravaganza we are co-hosting with other NY YPAA groups. Hop on over and check it out! In addition a new Outreach Page has been added to keep you in the loop on whats coming up. Its convention season, and theres no better way to kick the winter blues than grabbing a few people and heading out of town for the day, or a weekend, to get outside of yourself. For committee members the Members Page has been updated with the new committees contact information. Please get in touch with me for the new password.
Hey guys and gals! We are back! We spent the last year hosting the first ever ESCYPAA, and after an amazing year of friendship, fellowship, recovery and traveling the state, we are back to do what we do best...throw some kick ass events! Our first one coming up is our annual Gratitude Banquet to be held on November 26th in Pleasant Valley. We will also be co-hosting a holiday event in Albany with several YPAA committees. Please stay tuned and visit our events page for more info. Recent elections yielded some new faces as well as some long standing members. While most positions were filled, there are still a few vacant. If you would like to get involved come see us at our regularly scheduled meeting the first tuesday of every month, at the Dutch Reformed Church in Hyde Park at 7:30pm! The committee thanks you all for your ongoing support and we hope to see you soon!
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That's right ladies and gents. Pending our disbanding as the ESCYPAA I Host Committee, HVYPAA will be back in full force. We picked up some additions to our happy band of drunks over the past year, and we are as strong as ever.
An announcement of our elections will be made as soon as we can get a few things in order. That being said, ESCYPAA II will be holding their host committee elections on October 4, 2015 in Rochester, NY. Please use the form below to request more information on this. We are happy to be back, and look forward to another year of sobriety and fun with you all!
On-Line Pre-Reg for HVYPAA VI has closed. Registration will be available at the event for $20.
**SPECIAL NOTE: PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CAMPING CHAIRS WITH YOU AS HVYPAA WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF SEATING. (BLANKETS WORK TOO!)**
Don't forget to visit the HVYPAA VI page and sign up to lead one of our marathon meetings!
Start airing out your tents, people. The time is coming!
That's right folks, June is upon us. That can only mean one thing...HVYPAA and WCNYPAA are teaming up for their second annual dance! This year, we go Hollywood. Our Hollywood Ball will be held on June 22 at the Valhalla Methodist Church. For more details, please visit the events page.
Just a friendly reminder, there is a dedicated page for HVYPAA VI, and we are now aiming to fill our round-the-clock meeting schedule. Please visit the HVYPAA VI page to fill out the form and sign yourself (or a group) up to lead a meeting.
A special thanks goes out to all who attended our BBQ at James Baird Park. The grill was hot and the kickball competition was even hotter (dramatic much?). It was great to get out and spend the afternoon with everyone! As always, thanks for supporting HVYPAA and our effort to carry AA's message and fellowship.
Just a reminder to everyone...Movie Night is tonight! Committee members are asked to be at Vassar around 5:00 for set-up. If you need more info, please see the events page.
Burning Desire VI now has it's own page on the website so that more information can be provided. Included is an option to sign up to chair one of our marathon meetings. Please use the contact form provided.
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Hey folks, just a reminder that there is a meeting tonight in Hyde Park. The map can be found on the Commitee Page.
HVYPAA T-Shirts are in, so if you would like to purchase one, please attend one of our meetings or events. The price is $10.
Meetings from our last meeting are posted for your viewing pleasure.
We had a small crew out in NH for outreach, but it was a great time. Portsmouth is a beautiful town. Saturday night's main meeting was as energetic as ever, caped of by a gret speaker. We were happy to hear that we were a part of the NHSCYPAA with the best turn out in 8 years! It was announced that next year's conference will be held in Keen
Ok people, HVYPAA will be up in New Hampshire this coming weekend (March 1-3) for NHSCYPAA. Come by our outreach table for an entry into our pre-reg raffle and to pick up a BRAND NEW HVYPAA T-SHIRT.
Also, we will be holding our Speaker Raffle on March 23 in Kingston, NY. Details can be found on the Events page.
A HUGE thank you goes out to everyone who helped make our Forum and Dance a gigantic success! We had an incredible showing for both events! YPAAs from all over NY showed up to express their desire for the rebirth of the Empire State Convention. It was clear by the end of the forum that the young people of NY are ready to being the state convention back. HVYPAA was there in force to express their willingness to do whatever they can to help make it happen! We look forwar to the next forum to see what the ad-hoc ESCYPAA committee has in mind to move things along.
After the forum, the lights went down and the music went up. Dancing, fellowship, and tons of Red Bull later the night was a huge success. YPAAs from across NYS had the chance to mingle with their counterparts from the north, south, east and west. NYCYPAA was in full force to spread the word about their NYS Unity Day to accompany the summer forum. This event will include a 3 hour boat-ride around Manhattan. Details cans be found on our events page.
HVYPAA has plans for a couple events in the next couple months. These include and speaker raffle in March and hopefully a sober movie night in April. Check back often for updates on our activity. As always, please remember that pre-reg for HVYPAA VI is available on