From: Shakey1aa@aol.com . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/8/2006 9:56:00 AM
The 35 and Younger Group(Young Peoples Group) was started February 1946 by
Art L, and Bates Mc L. in Philadelphia, Pa. Being under 30 years of age they
thought that AA wasn't doing such a good job with the younger alcoholic.
started a weekly monday meeting for members of AA under 35 years of age. The
group had several female members. They felt they could deal with members who
were younger and had not yet hit as low a bottom as older members. They had
parties, picnic's and other social events as well as the AA meetings.
I remember Pat C saying that she and several other members of the group
got in a car and went to Niagra Falls for the 1st Young Peoples
of those that attended the workshop had a love of life and of each other and
were all over 50 years of continuous sobriety.
The group will celebrate 60 years on Tuesday, February 14th at 7 P.M. at
4021 Walnut St. Philadelphia,Pennsylvania.
Does anyone know of any Young People's Groups before that date. I think
there may have been another group in the Los Angeles area.
Yours in Service,
Shakey Mike G.
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