This year’s theme, “The Powerful Cement Which Binds Us”, is taken from page 17 in the book Alcoholics Anonymous.
“The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us. But that in itself would never have held us together as we are now joined. The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree and upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism.”
- It is the committee’s hope that this message will be apparent throughout the weekend and that you will leave this conference feeling inspired, connected and cemented in the solution of Alcoholics Anonymous. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Chairperson for the 43rd annual Hilton Head Mid-Winter Conference. - Star W.
History of the Hilton Head Mid-winter Conference
The Hilton Head Mid-Winter Conference began in 1980. It was the idea of four couples on the island. They believed that the A.A. and Al-Anon community on Hilton Head Island needed a convention that would allow members in the Lowcountry as well as surrounding areas to come together for a weekend of inspiration and fun. Their goal was to provide conference attendees with speakers who were gifted in their ability to carry the message of recovery.
We are indebted to the eight men and women who had the courage and the vision to begin this journey.