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Panama City, Florida
It is well documented that
any two or three alcoholics may, for the purposes of sobriety,
form their own new AA group. So it was in the Fall of 1974
that a new AA group emerged in Panama City, Florida.
Alfred D., Jack H., Paul
L., and Charles R. were the first members of this new group
and they chose to name it the "Central Group"
of Panama City. This new group held its first meeting in
the facilities of a newly-formed AA club at 523 East 6th
Street in Panama City.
From the very start, the
Central Group ambitiously held three meetings a week -at
8:00 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Membership
continued to grow throughout this group's history.
The Central Group experienced
many "moving" woes, having to relocate its meeting
place several times. Some of its previous locations were:
East 6th Street, East 9th Street, Jenks Avenue, West15th
street, Grace Avenue, and 24th Plaza -all in Panama City.
Since April 15, 1988, the Central Group has been meeting
at 922 Jenks Avenue in Panama City.
On February 6, 1976, the
Central Group of AA was formally registered by the General
Service Office of AA.
In 1986, the Central Group
formed a non-registered noon meeting group known as the
"Nooner's Lunch Bunch." The purpose of this meeting
was to provide some good and solid AA for those members
who could break away and bring their lunch with them. In
February of 1989, the Nooner's Lunch Bunch was formally
incorporated into the Central Group and became known as
the "Central Lunch Bunch."
Current meetings of the
Central Group follow:
DAILY, 12:00 noon
Central Lunch Bunch Open Discussion Meeting (Except Sun)
SUNDAY, 9:30 a.m.
Big Book Open Meeting
SUNDAY, 8:00 p.m.
Open Step Discussion
TUESDAY, 8:00 p.m.
Open Speaker Meeting
THURSDAY, 8:00 p.m.
Closed Discussion Meeting and Al-Anon Meeting
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