Alcoholics Anonymous in Fresno, California has won the bid to hold the 41st All California Young people in Alcoholics Anonymous (ACYPAA) event March 14-17, 2013. Located at the county seat of Fresno county which is the 5th largest city in California, this years event is scheduled to train young AA members how to identify, stalk and convert the younger prospects for Alcoholics Anonymous. The prospect hunting training sessions are going to be held at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, California 9372. The planning committee for this event will be held the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every Month at Bethany Mennonite Brethren Church, 9161 North Maple Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720-1406 at 1:00 pm until the event takes place in AA General Service Area 7, District 43. Pre-registration is $15 with the banquet costing $30 and the hotel rooms and additional food costs are not included.
As is normal in the events taking place in Alcoholics Anonymous, there are no safeguards put in place to make sure that the "anonymous" members of this committee are allowed to be around children, were recruited from jails or prisons, were mandated to AA by a parole, probation or court order and appears to be open to any and all of these groups. Normally there is no security at these events where older members of Alcoholics Anonymous take young vulnerable teenagers under their care to embrace the "if you want what we have" mantra and teach these newcomers how to prospect hunt for new members. Attendance at the event appears to be open to both Al-Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous non-professional trainers in the art of having your teen confessing all their sins and for those children not quite ready for conversion to the AA faith, childcare is available.