A Short History
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This page is brought to you by the West Baltimore
Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. We do recovery the "old fashioned
way." This group was started on May 9, 1947 and was one
first Baltimore Neighborhood Groups in the City. It started in
a local man's home. His name was Charlie Chrest and he lived on
Mallow Hill Road in what was then Postal Zone 29.
Our home-group meeting grew and was moved to Pioneer
Hall, a rented room.....atop a bar/liquor store. You had to enter
the bar and go up the steps to the second floor. These folks
really wanted sobriety! They paid two dollars a month rent, when they
One of our members then put up a web site offering the history of our group making us the first home group up on the WWW. We then wrote the original sites for the Baltimore Intergroup and the Maryland General Services Office
We celebrated our 50th Anniversary on May 14, 1997. This makes the West Baltimore Group one of the first 360 groups in existence!, We just celebrated our 67th! If you missed it, come and visit us anyhow! You are not only invited, you are expected; we are making extra coffee for you when you show up! Picture of our Fiftieth Anniversary Here is a letter of congratulations from the Baltimore Intergroup Council on our 65th!. Here is a map for the location of our meeting.
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© West Baltimore Group went up on the web on 7/31/94
Last update 1/20/15 @ 12:00 AM
"The Third Legacy, as defined by Bill: `... an A. A. service is anything whatever that helps us to reach a fellow sufferer -- ranging all the way from the Twelfth Step itself to a ten-cent phone call and a cup of coffee, and to A. A.'s General Service Office for national and international action. The sum total of all these services is our Third Legacy of Service." from: Pass It On: (Page 347 )
"A vast communications net now covers the earth, even to our remotest reaches. Granting all its huge public benefits, this limitless world forum is, nevertheless a hunting ground for all those who would seek money, acclaim, and power at the expense of society in general. Here the forces of good and evil are locked in struggle. All that is shoddy and destructive contest all that is best.
Therefore nothing can matter more to the future welfare of AA than the manner in which we use this colossus of communication. Used unselfishly and well, the results can surpass our present imagination. Should we handle this great instrument badly, we shall be shattered by the ego demands of our own people--often with the best of intention on their part. Against all this, the sacrificial spirit of AA's anonymity at the top public level is literally our shield and our buckler.
Here again we must be confident that love of AA, and of God, will always carry the day." - Bill W. in the November 1960 © Grapevine - referring to print media.