Now Accepting Raffle Donations!

We are now collecting donations for our famous raffle at this year's retreat. Again this year, we are focusing on fewer, but higher quality prizes. Please contact Marc L. at if you would like to donate to this year's raffle.

The raffle promises to be an exciting event with our fabulous new hostess, Mizz Honey Bucket!

The raffle is our largest source of income, and proceeds help keep registration costs low (it costs more than $90/person to put on the retreat!), provide scholarships, and fund general operating expenses.

For more information about donations to Lakeshore Retreat, visit our Donations Page.

Volunteer for Lakeshore Retreat

Lakeshore Retreat 2019 hasn’t started yet, but we are already planning for next year and beyond!

Lakeshore is looking for a diverse group of volunteers with varying levels of commitment. We have opportunities with small time commitments like helping at an event (i.e. kitchen help, decorations, etc.), to participating in committees that work periodically throughout the year, to leadership and administrative roles that work all year and attend monthly meetings.

In addition to increasing diversity in people and skillsets, we are looking to increase geographic diversity. We are specifically looking for representatives from outside the Tacoma area where most of our board currently lives. While it is easier to meet in person, we do have Skype available to attend meetings remotely, or you may be able to work with a committee in your local area.

In October through January, Lakeshore will be working on creating new committee positions, setting goals for the next few years, and possibly amending our bylaws and restructuring our board. With that in mind, we would like to have an idea of who is interested, and what skills are available (for committees and year-round commitments) by the end of the month.

If you are interested in helping shape the future of Lakeshore Retreat, please contact Kris S. at Please include where you live, your sobriety date, how much time you have available to give (event only, occasional, or year-round), and what skills and experience you can contribute.

2019 15th Annual Lakeshore Retreat Menu!!!

For those of you wondering about what we will be serving during this years Lakeshore Retreat below is the menu straight from Kari Ann!

Friday Dinner: 
• Cuban Pork Stew 
• Seasoned Rice (vegan) 
• Cuban Salad w/feta and Garlic-Lime Vinaigrette (vegan) 
• Yam Stew (vegan)

Saturday Breakfast: 
• Scrambled Eggs 
• Bacon 
• Tofu Scramble (Vegan) 
• Oatmeal (vegan) 
• Dried Fruit, Nuts, Brown Sugar, Granola (vegan) 
• Oranges, Blueberries (vegan) 
• Cheddar and Green Onion Biscuits 
• Sage Breakfast Gravy

Saturday Lunch: 
• Pulled Pork Sandwiches 
• Texas Coleslaw (vegan) 
• Black Bean Corn Salad (vegan) 
• BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches (vegan)

Saturday Night “Wizard of Oz” Dinner: 
• “Wicked Witch of the East” Lime Punch (vegan) 
• Tin Man’s “If I only had a Heart” …Artichoke Heart-Parmesan Dip 
with Heart-shaped Crostini Crackers 
• Vegan Artichoke Dip option with Heart-shaped Crostini (vegan) 
• Yellow Brick Road Cornbread with Auntie Em’s Honey Butter 
• “Over the Rainbow” Salad with Italian Vinaigrette (vegan) 
• “We ain’t in Kansas Anymore” BBQ Chicken 
• “BBQ Tofu Steaks (vegan) 
• Emerald City Pesto Potato and Beans (vegan) 
• Chef Karrian: The Good Bitch Dessert: Lemon Cheesecake Mousse 
with Sliced Strawberries, Graham Cracker Crumble, Edible 
Rainbow Glitter and a Gold Paper Crown 
• Yes, a Delicious Vegan option will be available

Sunday Breakfast: 
• Pancake-Bacon-Cheddar-Egg Breakfast Sandwiches 
• Tofu Scramble (vegan) 
• Oranges (Vegan) 
• Oatmeal (Vegan) 
• Dried Fruit, Nuts, Brown Sugar, Granola (vegan) 
• Blueberry-Lemon-Brown Sugar Bread Pudding (NOT Vegan)

2018 Lakeshore Speaker Recordings Available Now

Head on over to our new Lakeshore Store page and purchase recordings of all three of 2018 Lakeshore Retreat’s speakers for just $10.00!

Listen to Bobby W, Catherine N, and Michael K as they share their stories all over again or for the first time.

If you purchased the recordings at the Retreat this year and selected delivery as a download/digital format, you should be receiving the discount code in your email soon! If you do not receive your discount code within the next two days, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing us directly or commenting on this post.


Save the Date!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Lakeshore Retreat this year for making 2018 a success!

The Board is already thinking about next year, and are working on some exciting new things in addition to our regular events. To keep up to date, please “Like” our official Facebook Page!

We have selected the dates for the Sobriety Banquet and Retreat for 2019. Put these dates on your calendar today!

Lakeshore Retreat Annual Sobriety Banquet

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Christ Episcopal Church, Tacoma, WA

15th Annual Lakeshore Retreat

Friday, September 27, 2018 - Sunday, September 29, 2019

(Pre-Retreat Thursday, September 26, 2019)

Millersylvania State Park Retreat Center, Olympia, WA

Website update!

There have been a few changes to the Lakeshore Retreat website recently.

First, you may have noticed we updated the website with a fresh new look a few months ago.

As of today, we have added a few new pages and updated a few existing pages.

Please check out our new PrivacyScholarship, and Info pages, as well as the updated Register page.

If you have any questions about the website or would like to make any suggestions, please contact Tony S at

Thank you!