Alcoholics Anonymous History In Your Area
Lynn Haven, Florida
LYNN HAVEN GROUP
As membership in Alcoholics Anonymous grew within District 15, meeting facilities became overcrowded. AA members in the outlying areas of central Panama City and Panama City Beach were still finding it difficult to get to a meeting. They certainly did not want to give up their much-needed meetings in order to maintain their sobriety.
With this in mind, Pat C. and Linda C. decided it was time to form another AA group in Lynn Haven, Florida. The first meeting of this new group, called the “Lynn Haven Group” of Alcoholics Anonymous, was held in the old Coaches Corner building in April 1985. Early members included Pat C., Linda C., Judy, Albert, and Brinda N.
The Lynn Haven Group made an early move from the old Coaches Corner building to the Lynn Haven City Commission Room. The group continued to meet at this new location for some time with rather unique meetings held every Thursday night -unique in that the group held a 45-minute speaker meeting followed by a 45-minute discussion meeting.
As membership in this new group grew, it became evident that additional meetings were needed. Thus it was that George and Barbara B. formed a Sunday night open discussion meeting. The regular Thursday night meeting continued.
On June 13, 1985, The Lynn Haven Group of AA was formally registered by the General Service Office of AA.
In January, 1989, the City of Lynn Haven renovated its City Commission rooms. This action made it necessary for the Lynn Haven Group to move to other meeting facilities. The group obtained permission to meet at the First Presbyterian Church at the corner of 9th Street and Georgia Avenue in Lynn Haven. The group continues to meet at this location.
Current Meetings of the Lynn Haven Group follow:
Sunday, 8 pm
Open Discussion Meeting (No Smoking)
Thursday, 8 pm
Closed Discussion Meeting (No Smoking)
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