Top 20 Oldest AA Meetings

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This list of Cleveland area meetings was compiled by Norman E., statistician for the Cleveland Central Committee. Clarence Snyder added to and disseminated it:

#Name of GroupLocationMeeting DayFirst MeetingBranched FromOther Name of GroupOriginal Members
1.Cleveland [1]2345 StillmanThursday05/11/1939AkronGolrick/Stillman9
2.Borton [2]2427 RoxoboroThursday11/16/1939ClevelandAlcazar/Windermere51
3.Lakewood15909 DetroitMonday11/20/1939BortonWestside/Orchard Grove11
4.Brooklyn3316 BroadviewWednesday05/08/1940LakewoodW. 52/W. 254
5.BereaSt. ThomasFriday08/23/1940Lakewoodn/a8
6. Lake ShoreLake Shore HotelMonday09/02/1940LakewoodWestlake30
7.YMCA SundayCentral YMCASunday10/13/1940BortonHollenden Hotel7
8.Lee Road Friday1637 Lee Rd.Friday01/03/1941Lee Road Thursdayn/a20
9.Lee Road Monday1637 Lee Rd.Monday01/06/1941Lee Road Thursday n/a30
10.Crawford Rd. Men’s8920 EuclidWednesday02/19/1941BortonDoan Men’s6
11.Miles Ave.12907 UnionMonday04/21/1941Bortonn/a20
12.Collinwood14709 St. ClairWednesday04/23/1941Borton/Lee Rd. Fri.n/a14
13.ShakerShaker Jr. HighMonday05/05/1941Bortonn/a10
14.Avon LakeAm. Legion Hall, LorainFriday05/16/1941Lake Shoren/a8
15.Women’s12214 DetroitWednesday05/20/1941n/an/a16
16.Lorain Ave.11934 LorainMonday05/26/1941Brooklynn/a20
17.West Side Men’sPilgrim ChurchTuesday09/04/1941All groupsn/a8
18.Collinwood Morning14709 St. ClairWednesday A.M.11/01/1941Collinwoodn/a15
19.Lorain OhioAntlers HotelWednesday10/22/1941Lake Shoren/a15
20.W. 25th Street2948 W. 25th StreetThursday10/30/1941Brooklynn/a13



1. Cleveland: Around early 1940 this group left Abby G’s home, moving to the Masonic Hall at 1367 Lee Road by Mayfield Road, changing it’s name to Thursday Lee—the first of the Lee Road Groups. It later moved to Fairmount Presbyterian becoming the Coventry Group and still later moved to the Euclid Avenue Christian Church (now called Disciples) on Mayfield. It eventually closed. A new group, Thursday Adults, took its place at Fairmount Presbyterian right after the Coventry Group left.

2. Borton: Moved to several locations before settling in in 1968 at Forest Hill Presbyterian.

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