Frequently Asked Questions


What is the MWC?

The MWC is a gathering of women in recovery using the Steps and Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.

What happens at the conference?

There are panels throughout the day where women share their experience, strength and hope on various recovery-related topics. There are speakers on Friday and Saturday nights and a spiritual panel Sunday morning. There will be opportunities for fellowship in the hospitality suite and meetings, and special fun on Saturday night.

What is the schedule?

The conference starts with registration and the image collage workshop on Friday afternoon and runs through a spiritual panel on Sunday morning.

What is included in the registration cost?

The registration covers the costs related to the use of the facilities, and includes the Saturday night banquet.

What is available at the banquet?

We are working with the resort to finalize the menu.

What if I have special dietary needs?

Please contact Garland Resort  (1-989-786-2211) directly to discuss your needs.

Is lodging included?

No, lodging costs are separate, but your lodging costs at Garland resort include their breakfast buffet every morning.

What should I wear?

Be comfortable! Some people choose to be a little more dressy for the banquet, but that’s entirely a personal choice. Bring something warm for the bonfire and outdoor meeting (weather permitting), or pre-order a souvenir sweatshirt and we’ll have it waiting for you when you arrive.

Can I take pictures?

Pictures should not be taken during any of the meetings. If you take pictures at any other time, please be aware of the people around you and keep the 11th Tradition in mind and do not include anyone without their permission.

Can I invite my friends on my Facebook page (or Tweet them)?

The long form of the 11th Tradition says “Our names and pictures as A.A. members ought not be broadcast, filmed or publicly printed” and the 12th Tradition says “Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.” In the January 1946 Grapevine Bill W. wrote, “It should be the privilege of each A.A. to cloak himself with as much personal anonymity as he desires. His fellow A.A.s should respect his wishes and help guard whatever status he wants to assume.” Invitations broadcast on public media such as Facebook or Twitter can be seen by people other than just the intended recipient and it can identify the individual as a member of the Fellowship. Therefore, a public invitation should not be sent.

Can I help!

YES!! Please check the box on the registration form and we will contact you. We need people to speak on panels, people to greet, people to help in the hospitality suite, and people to help throughout the weekend.