Date of sobriety July 29, 1939
A Stranger From Out of Town
Tom M. was a very humble member, who did not leave any photo or much other information behind. What we did discover was that Tom was from out of town, Ohio area, and was transferred to Detroit in 1942 and lived on the west side of Detroit and when the early members decided to create two more meeting because of the growth in Detroit; they first we created the East Group, which Archie T. and Mike E. developed. Then one one was created in the Northwest Detroit area at Plymouth & Ilene and the Group was called the Northwest Group (very imaginative). Tom was the member who took this task on to help develop the group.
Later, Tom was the lead to get a meeting started at Mariner's Inn, which was founded in 1925 by the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan and called the Detroit Protestant Episcopal City Mission Society, with its office headquartered at Mariners’ Church of Detroit. By 1934 a building on Griswold, owned by the Board of Trustees of Mariners' Church, was refitted as an Inn where lodging, food and clothing were provided for the poor.
This proved that an alcoholic could get sober, move to another geographical location and stay sober.
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