Alcoholics Anonymous History In Your Area
Panama City, Florida
Sunrise Serenity Group
In the spring of 2005, two AA members within the Panama City area determined that there was a need for a morning meeting as none existed at that time.
Hulda L. and Brenda M. obtained approval from Serenity Junction, Inc. to hold a 07:45-08:45 am meeting each weekday at 922 Jenks Ave., Panama City.
This 07:45 am meeting was well received and within a short time was expanded to include Saturdays as well.
The meeting became a group with the name “SUNRISE SERENITY” on the 10th of December, 2005 with 12 active members.
The first Group of Officers were elected June 2006. GSR: Pam S.; Alt GSR: Scott G.; Secretary: Mike C.; Treasurer: Nathan L.
Sunrise Serenity currently holds 6 daily “Open Discussion” meetings averaging between 8 and 21 in attendance.
On December 21, 2006, the group started 5:30 pm, “Closed Discussion” meetings, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings.
In March 2007, the group started a Step Study meeting on Thursday mornings.
By June 1st, 2007 the parking at 922 Jenks had become insufficient, due to the growing attendance, and the group moved to a new location: Trinity Lutheran Church on 11th St. and Balboa.
July 17th, 2007 the group had their first Adaptive Big Book Study on Tuesdays at the 07:45 am meeting.
October 11th, 2007 the group had their first Traditional Big Book Study at the Thursday 5:30 pm meeting.
The group’s attendance, as of October 2007, now ranges from 15-20 for the morning meetings and 12-15 for the 5:30 meetings. The Birthday meeting attendance, however, is usually about 40 -44 people.
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