AA History

December 19, 2014
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Cleveland’s Oldest AA Meeting Turns 75

The Borton group is Cleveland’s oldest AA meeting and is now celebrating its 75th anniversary! Learn more about the group history and its humble beginnings below: […]
January 20, 2015
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Creation of a Dream

It happened at the Central Committee meeting on the evening of the first Tuesday of November 1944. At this time there were 44 groups in the […]
June 30, 2015
Pre-AA History

Pre-AA History

February 1, 2016
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Three Bottles of Ale

During late August or early September of 1934, the future of AA, to be or not to be, rested in the delicate balance of Ebby Thacher’s […]
March 30, 2016
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Top 20 Oldest AA Meetings

The following Cleveland area meeting data was listed by Clarence Snyder and recorded by Harry Smith: # Name of Group Location Meeting Day First Meeting Branched […]
March 30, 2016
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Clarence Snyder the “Home Brewmeister”

Clarence S., Cleveland, Ohio. (OM, p. 274 in 1st edition, p. 297 in 2nd and 3rd editions.) Pioneers of A.A. “An originator of Cleveland’s Group No. […]
April 14, 2016
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Ebby’s Neat Little Formula

A few days after Bill Wilson entered Towns Hospital (December 11, 1934) he was visited by his sponsor-to-be, Ebby Thacher. Ebby reiterated his “neat little formula,” […]
September 14, 2016
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Alcoholics Anonymous: On graft, and the foundation

October 26, 1939 In previous installments, Mr. Davis has told of Alcoholics Anonymous, an informal society of drinking men who have joined together to beat the […]
September 14, 2016

Alcoholics Anonymous: On understanding, reproof, religion

October 25, 1939 In three previous articles, Mr. Davis has told of Alcoholics Anonymous, an organization of former drinkers banded to break the liquor habit and […]