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Panama City Beach, Florida
the period of late 1974 to January, 1983, no new AA groups
were formed in District 15. However, Jack H., who in 1981
had moved to Panama City Beach from Frankfort, Kentucky,
felt there were enough AA members living in the East end
of Panama City Beach to warrant forming a new group to meet
on Sunday afternoons. Jack made numerous inquiries which
resulted in a positive consensus. Jack then presented a
meeting plan to the pastor of the Woodlawn United Methodist
Church on Carolyn Avenue, Panama City Beach. The pastor,
in turn, presented the proposal to the Church Board which
resulted in an immediate approval. Thus, on January 8, 1983,
the "Woodlawn Group" of AA was born.
members of the new Woodlawn Group included Jack M., Jane
G., Harry P., Chuck B., Charlie W., Ray Henry S., Paul A.,
Wayne S., and Harry S. The first GSR elected for the Woodlawn
Group was Jack M.
Woodlawn Group approved an intimate approach to their meetings
with an emphasis on the personalized needs of its members.
No limitation was placed on discussion topics.
March 19, 1984, the Woodlawn Group of AA was formally registered
by the General Service Office of AA.
in the Woodlawn Group is currently holding at eight members
with numerous visitors in attendance. Open discussion meetings
are still being held at the Woodlawn United Methodist Church
every Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
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