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History of A.A. in San Diego and Imperial Counties

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Bill W.’s first A.A. talk in San Diego

“In December 1943, Bill W. made his first A.A. talk in San Diego – at the Friday night meeting then being held at the San Diego’s Women’s Club. He and Lois also were guests at the New Year’s Eve party held that year in the clubrooms, and Bill helped with the entertainment by playing his violin.”

“The History of Alcoholics Anonymous in San Diego and Imperial Counties” Published by the Archives Committee of the San Diego-Imperial Area Assembly, Page xii, October 2006:

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First A.A. meeting in San Diego

The first A.A. meeting in San Diego was held on November 7, 1940, a Friday night, in an apartment at 3229 Adams Avenue. It brought together four alcoholics – Hal, Tom, Marg and Alta. Actually there were 11 people present altogether, including Tom’s parents and friends and relatives of others.
Friday became the regular night of the new San Diego group of Alcoholics Anonymous. The meeting was held in one member’s home, rotating from week to week, remaining open for participation of alcoholics and non-alcoholics alike.”

 “The History of Alcoholics Anonymous in San Diego and Imperial Counties” Published by the Archives Committee of the San Diego-Imperial Area Assembly, Page x, October 2006:

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Archivist Opening 2013: ENGLISH
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North Park Men’s History English Spanish
A Woman’s Meeting (San Diego) English Spanish
Artists in Sobriety (San Diego) English  Spanish
 La Mesa Mens English Spanish
AA in Fallbrook English Spanish
Attitude Adjustment (Fallbrook) English Spanish
 Linda Vista Men’s English  
AA in North County English  Spanish
Clairemont Men’s English  Spanish
 Scripps Ranch Mens English  
San Diego H & I Short History English  Spanish
Sunday Mid-Day San diego English Spanish
 The Mission Hills Group  English  
Eye Opener  English  Spanish
History of Roots English Spanish

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