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Panama City, Florida
fifth oldest AA group in the Panama City area, the "Eastside
Group," was founded in September, 1971, by Cliff S.
and George W.
Eastside Group was created out of a necessity to expand
due to an increase in AA membership. Facilities at the other
AA groups were becoming crowded as more and more alcoholics
sought relief from their malady.
members of the Eastside Group included Alfred B., Robbie
R., Roy B., Paul A., Cliff C., Cliff S., George W., and
W. had arranged a meeting with the pastor of the Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church, located on South Tyndall Parkway. In order
to request a meeting place for this new group. With enthusiasm,
the pastor granted permission to use the ground floor facilities
of this church. The first meetings of the Eastside Group
were held each Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.
December 27, 1971, the Eastside Group of AA was formally
registered by the General Service Office of AA.
has become a tradition in the Eastside Group -a once a month
Saturday night open "eatin'-meetin'" -was established
early on. This get-together proved to be immensely popular
and has lived a long life.
many of the District 15 AA groups did, the Eastside Group
encountered smoking problems at its meeting place. Wishing
to maintain harmonious relationships, the Eastside Group
elected to move.
August 15, 1985, fourteen years after its founding, the
Eastside Group moved to new meeting facilities at the Parkway
Presbyterian Church on the corner of South Tyndall Parkway
and Hickory street. With a current membership of 34, this
group continues to meet at this location.
meetings of the Eastside Group follow:
Closed Discussion & AI-Anon
Open Speaker Meeting
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