Alcoholics Anonymous History In Your Area
Alabama/NW Florida Area
DISTRICT 15 INTERGROUP
On February 8, 1973, the 12th District Intergroup of the Alabama/NW Florida Area, was recorded by the General Service Office in New York. Jim W., of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, was the delegate to the Alabama/NW Florida Area Assembly at this time and had a big part in getting District 12 established as an intergroup of AA The first DCM of this new intergroup was Ivan S., who served in 1973-74.
On May 13, 1974, following the establishment of Districts 13 and 14, District 12 was to become officially known as District 15of the Alabama/NW Florida Area of AA This new District was called “The Greater Panama City Intergroup Committee.”
A District Committee was formed in October of 1974. Jack H. of Panama City, Florida, was elected DCM The new District Committee functioned separately from the Greater Panama City Intergroup Committee for the next five years with the Intergroup meeting bi-monthly and the District Committee meeting monthly. In 1976, Stan S. of Panama City, Florida, was elected DCM.
In November of 1977, the word “Greater” was deleted from its title and the intergroup was called the “Panama City Intergroup Committee”. Chuck G. was elected DCM in January of 1979.
In November of 1979, the “Panama City Intergroup Committee” and the “District Committee” were combined into one function. This combination was known as the “Panama City Intergroup Committee”.
On January 1, 1980, Jimmie C. was elected DCM and became Chairman of the Panama City Intergroup Committee.
On December 10, 1981, the name of the Panama City Intergroup Committee was changed to the “District 15 Intergroup” and remains such.
A ‘first ever’ occurred on January 1, 1983, when ‘Shaky Jake’ B. took office as DCM -the first black man so elected in District 15.
Another ‘first’ occurred on January 1, 1985, when Jane G. took office as DCM -the first woman so elected in District 15.
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