The SIS Story
How did this conference begin?
Well let’s see… in the late 1990′s a small group of women would meet in Venice on some land by the river and have a very primitive women’s retreat; no toilets, bring your own food and drink, campfire and talk in depth way into the night about their lives in sobriety.
One year, 2 ladies went to the South Eastern Women’s conference in St Petersburg, Florida and on the way home talked about a women’s conference in Venice, Florida. How great it would be to bring workshops, speakers and meetings to the local women who may not have the chance to go to other cities.
A few months and many discussions with their friends in recovery later, they decided to “Put their money where their mouths were!” and a contract for $4k at a hotel was signed (on faith, as they had no upfront money).
Committees were formed, women recruited and the April of 2000, the first Spring Into Sobriety Women’s Conference began!