East (Manistique) Group
The archive’s has many small notes and information on this group, much of it appeared to be inaccurate and confusing. We had to dissect the many notes and become forensic detectives.
After much discussion they decided to open a second group and because of the logistics decided to call it the East Group (go figure). This group began on February 2, 1941 above a furniture store on the corner of Mack Ave and Cadillac Ave which was a Men’s Club which Mike was a member and played euchre weekly.
In the next few months the group began to face a few issues, 1) the attendance began to swell immediately and 2) probably of more concern was that women alcoholics were very hesitant to go into a private Men’s Club to attend an alcoholic recovery program.
1941-46 Jim B. Open on Tuesday at 8:30pm 59 members
1947-48 Robert J.
1948-49 Clarence T. Added closed Fri at 8:30pm 78 members
1949-50 James N. 100 members
There was an anniversary celebration held on June 20th, 1975 for the Group’s 30th anniversary which was really their 39th anniversary. Charlie Q who chaired the anniversary was an early member who came into AA in 1945. Charlie sponsored Bill M (from the Glenwood Group) who was the M.C. for. the Anniversary.
In attendance were 315 people including:
Mike E. 3rd person sober in Detroit, 1st Delegate to N.Y.
Wilf W. Was an early member from Windsor Canada.
Olive D. Moved to California in 1945 came back for the celebration.
Jim H. Founded the Tuesday Morning Group and South Macomb Group. Married to Mable who was one of the founders of Al-anon in Michigan.
Andy Q. Delegate, Panel 25 1975-76
STATUS: Disbanded, 1993..