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Port St. Joe, Florida
PORT St. JOE SERENITY GROUP
St. Joe, Florida
was the case in most outlying areas of District 15, AA members
in the Pt. St. Joe vicinity found it more and more difficult
to travel long distances for their "AA".
exact month cannot be determined, but in the year of 1962
John W. and Doris s. decided that Port St. Joe needed its
own AA group to better help members maintain their sobriety.
And so it was that the Port St. Joe Serenity Group was formed
by John and Doris. The first meetings were held in the Port
St. Joe High School. Early members of this group were John
W., Doris S., Luther C., Minnie, and Jason.
Port St. Joe serenity Group had several meeting location
changes since its beginning. In 1965 the group moved from
the Port St. Joe High School to St. James Episcopal Church
on 6th Street in Port St. Joe. Between 1974-75, the group
moved to St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 20th and Monument
Streets. The group later moved back to St. James Episcopal
Church where it continues to meet.
November 22, 1974, the Port St. Joe serenity Group of AA
was formally registered by the General Service Office of
Port St. Joe Serenity Group experienced growing pains during
the first few years of its formation. Attendance was up
and down periodically and the group almost ceased, but then
some good AA's would arrive on the scene and attendance
would pick up. In 1981, Chester and Mary G. were highly
instrumental in putting life back into the group and membership
grew quite well. Current membership now totals 20 active
July 1, 1987, the Port St. Joe Serenity Group instituted
an AA meeting to be held each Tuesday in the Gulf County
Jail. The meeting time was later changed to Thursdays and
then in 1989 the location was changed to the Howard's Creek
Work Camp. The work camp meeting is now held on Fridays
at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
in 1989 was the passing away of one of the original founders
of the Port St. Joe Serenity Group -John W. -who could lay
claim to 29 years of sobriety.
meeting times of the Port St. Joe Serenity Group follow:
SUNDAY, 4:00 p.m. (Eastern) -Open Discussion & Al-Anon
TUESDAY, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) -Open Discussion & Al-Anon
THURSDAY, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) -Closed step
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