Reprinted from Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, page 164, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

About FOTS Mid-Atlantic (FOTSMA)

Fellowship of the Spirit Mid-Atlantic was started as the result of the experience of an A.A. member living in Richmond, Virginia, who attended the annual Colorado Fellowship of the Spirit Conference.

The first FOTS Mid-Atlantic Conference was held in May 2005 in Natural Bridge, Virginia, with more than 200 people attending. The second FOTSMA conference, on June 2-4, 2006, was also in Natural Bridge. After a diligent search and incorporating the experience gained in our first two conferences, we settled on the Richmond, Virginia, area for the third annual FOTSMA conference, on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, 2007. We loved the venue, and held our fourth, fifth and sixth conferences at The Crossings.

The FOTSMA Conference went into hiatus for 2011, after putting on five Memorial Day weekend events that were spectacular but not fully self-supporting. That does not mean we stopped putting on great FOTSMA events.

We put on a Three Legacies Workshop on February 25-26, 2011 in the Richmond, Virginia suburb of Bon Air with our good friends from North Carolina Tom I. and Steve M.

For 2012, we brought Tom and Juanita U. in from New Mexico for a June 8-9 workshop at the Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. Juanita, an al-Anon member, and Tom. an A.A. member, were speakers at our first FOTSMA conference

In June 2013, Mike L. from Indianapolis led a powerful and intimate retreat for 40 people at Richmond Hill.

In November 2014, Polly P. from Jacksonville, Florida and Steve L. from Nashville, Tennessee shared how the 12 Steps have transformed their lives.

In September 2015, Gary B. from Indianapolis and Bob O. from Centennial, Colorado shared their combined 90+ years of experience in sobriety on "growing in understanding and effectiveness."

In October 2016, Jerry E. from Manhattan, Kansas, and Jerry W. from Apex, North Carolina led a fall retreat in Richmond capped by a firepit sharing session on Sunday morning.

Recordings are available from Barefoot Bill (type=Big Book).