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WEWA SERENITY GROUP
previously mentioned, meeting location distances presented
a major problem for the recovering alcoholic in the District
15 area. People living on the outer fringes of the area
needed, and deserved, a meeting place close to their home
and work. Being about thirty miles from the nearest AA meeting
was indeed difficult, and expensive, for those wanting to
maintain their sobriety. In addition, there were "active"
alcoholics in these outlying areas who could benefit from
a nearby AA meeting.
it was, in the spring of 1973, that Red B. and his wife,
Hazel B. decided to form an AA group in Wewahitchka, which
is located in Gulf County, Florida. Red and Hazel obtained
permission from the pastor of the First United Methodist
Church, located on Highway 71 in Wewahitchka, to hold AA
meetings in the church facilities. Early members included
Red & Hazel B., Luther C. and E-C H. Meetings were held
each Tuesday at 7 p.m.
original group in Wewahitchka was known as the "WEWA
Group" of AA Even though a dire need of an AA group
existed in that locality, the Wewa Group did not attract
a large number of members. What few members the group had,
after two years, started moving out of town and by early
1975 the group ceased being active.
April, 1986, Mary P. of Wewahitchka, took steps to reactivate
the Wewa Group. Its name was changed to the "Wewa Serenity
Group." This new group held its first meeting at the
Wewa Medical Center and continued meeting there for the
next nine months.
P. assumed the duties of General Service Representative
(GSR), Secretary, and Treasurer of the new Wewa Serenity
Group until others could be found and elected.
September 2, 1986, the Wewa Serenity Group of AA was formally
registered by the General Service Office of AA.
January 21, 1987, the Wewa Serenity Group moved back to
the First United Methodist Church located on Highway 71
in Wewa, where the group continues to meet.
small in membership, the Wewa Serenity Group actively sought
ways to develop itself into a worthy example of a solid
AA group. Among these ways was the procurement of its own
post office box (P.O. Box 1113, Wewahitchka, FL 32465),
and the establishment of its own AA and Al-Anon library.
Donations of AA books and AA literature were made by Mary
P., Joel J., Jerry P., an Al-Anon named Marge P., and anonymous
Wewa Serenity Group currently meets on THURSDAY evenings
at 7:00 p.m. with an open discussion meeting.
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