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The Unity Group (TUG) -A Brief History
Unity Group (TUG) was started on April 6, 1993 as a result
of the fellowship hall, called Wanda's Club 4, imposing
a minimum rent for each meeting. The daily 7:00 am meeting
could not afford the minimum, so we were evicted from the
W. and Bob N. found a location for the meeting down the
road at a local restaurant. The deal we had made with the
restaurant was that we would buy breakfasts and leave a
tip for the waitress for the use of the room. Steve G. was
our first G.S.R. After a time, the restaurant stated that
we were not generating enough money, even though the older
members had been buying breakfasts every day and several
were putting on extra weight as a result. The basket had
to be passed several times to get enough money to properly
tip the waitress. Many were unable to attend daily, because
of the expense, not to mention the group's weight gain.
again, we were faced with moving. At this time, Gail S.
arranged with a treatment center to have meetings at their
location daily for one half of the daily basket, whatever
that was. At this time, TUG took over the Monday night meeting
that had been started by the treatment center. This gave
rise to the statement that you hear to this day, "TUG meets
8 days a week." This arrangement allowed for TUG to exist
for years. When the treatment center moved a few miles we
moved with them. Eventually the treatment center moved to
a facility that did not accommodate a large meeting. TUG,
at this time, moved to its current location, another treatment
center arranged by Gail S. We have the same agreement that
we had with the previous treatment center (50 percent of
the basket each day).
TUG meeting has always been a popular meeting, primarily
with people interested in the A.A. Literature. Our group
conscience decided in the very early years to read something
from A.A. Literature every day. TUG reads pamphlets, the
Big Book first 164 pages, the stories in the back
of the Big Book, the Traditions from the Twelve and Twelve
and other literature; there is a Twelve Steps/TwelveTraditions
and Twelve Concepts study. Sunday is the Eleventh Step and
meditation meeting. TUG over the years has read A.A. Comes
of Age, Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers, Came to Believe,
Daily Reflections, The HomeGroup Heartbeat of A.A.
and most approved A.A.Literature. The TUG group has always
been a large contributor of funds and people to the A.A.
structure to help carry the message. Three of the original
members regularly attend the meeting and many other old
friends from the past drop in occasionally.