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General

What is the 2017 CLA Convention? It’s a CLA recovery event that is:

  • Interesting, informative, healing, and fun-filled
  • Multi-Day
  • International
  • Recorded (CDs will be available for purchase.)
  • Including: CLA speakers, panels, workshops, recovery meetings, fellowship, some meals and entertainment

Congratulations on the successful completion of the 2017 CLA Convention in San Jose, CA over August 26-27, 2017! The theme was “Building Bridges: Continuing the Connection.” The program schedule was:

Dates to Remember

Aug 26 (Sat): [DONE] 2017 CLA Convention (day 1) and optional banquet

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Introductions, Welcome, and Ice Breaker
9:35 a.m. Self-nurture: Bridge Back Home…………………… Rosemary F.
& Terri J.
10:25 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Using the CLA Tools of
Recovery to Declutter………………………………………….Kathy H.
11:35 a.m. Lunch
12:50 p.m. Take Some Steps in the Right Direction………………. Mary P.
1:40 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. Problems and Solutions Session
3:00 p.m. Break
3:20 p.m. The Bridge to Promises:
Steps 4–10……………………………………………………………. Laura T.
4:10 p.m. Closing
5:00 p.m. Optional Banquet (casual attire)
Long-timers’ Panel

Aug 27 (Sun): [DONE] 2017 CLA Convention (day 2)
To perform (sing, dance, play an instrument, read poetry, etc.) in Sunday night’s Talent Show, add your name to the sign-up sheet at the convention Registration table.

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Introduction, Welcome, and Ice Breakers
9:50 a.m. Keynote Speaker……………………………………………………Susie S.
10:20 a.m. Traditions Skit
10:35 a.m. Break
10:55 a.m. Step 11: Bridge to Our
Higher Power………………………………………………… Rosemary F.
& Terri J.
11:45 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. What Would My Life Be Like
if I Didn’t Have Clutter?……………………………………..Kathy M.
1:50 p.m. Exit Strategies
(Dealing with Loss)…………………………………………….. Carol N.
2:40 p.m. Break
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (PT) / 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (ET) – Phone meeting for sharing from both convention attendees and those calling into the phone line. Phone: 712-432-3900 and access code: 727176#.
4:00 p.m. Spiritual Awakening: The Greatest
Gift of CLA Recovery ………………………………………..Colleen C.
4:50 p.m. Closing
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Talent Show Entertainment (Dinner is not included.)