Serenity in the Scenic City is self-supporting through the money paid for registration and supportive event donations. No AA group funds are used to pay for this event. Conferences, conventions, and roundups are special events that require months of planning. Most events are held in hotels/conference centers, and there is a charge for the use of these facilities. Other expenses include travel and lodging for speakers, printing of fliers, schedules and programs, postage, supplies, and entertainment.
No baskets are passed. The registration fee is kept as low as possible to meet our financial goal of breaking even. Therefore, the registration fee is nominal compared to a weekend's worth of entertainment anywhere else, and as responsible members, we “pay our own way.”