Aloha,

My name is Sally T., and I am honored and grateful to serve as the 59th Annual Hawaii Convention Chair.  The theme for the 2020 Convention is the "Keys of the Kingdom": taken from a story in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous (page 268). 

In my early recovery, I had a hard time getting any days, hours, or minutes under my belt.  When I became willing and started working with a sponsor, she had me read this story every day for 30 days.  It was as if someone had written my biography, and it gave me the hope that I could someday be relieved of the loneliness and despair I felt. 

My first real homegroup was called Gropers. It was started during the war in Vietnam by a group of Marines Stationed in Kaneohe.  They took the name for the group from the story "Keys of the Kingdom" because they felt they were "groping for the truth."  Today I know what the keys of my kingdom are:  Willingness, Acceptance, Gratitude, Faith, Hope, and Love.  

I hope, on your journey to find your Keys, you find us here,  Thursday, October 28th thru 31st, 2021.


In loving service, 

Sally T.