What is the name of your group?
Collingswood Monday Night
When did your group start?
While there is some evidence to suggest the group started in 1944, we date our group anniversary from 1945.
Who were the founders of the group?
Unknown, though we have some of our information about the group’s history from Eddie H., who joined the group within a few months of its formation. Eddie H.’s wife, though not an alcoholic, was also an early attendee and helped make coffee.
What is the frequency of the group?
Weekly. Monday, 8:00 PM
What type of Meeting is it?
An open Big Book meeting.
The chairperson opens the meeting in the usual manner and begins reading from the Big Book, reading a paragraph or two. The reading would then pass around to those in attendance and if at any time during the reading is someone wanted to share on that which is being read, or ask a question they would simply interrupt and ask the question or share. Time is set aside at the end of the meeting (10 minutes) for anyone who might wish to share in a general way “off topic” from what is being read.
Where did the group first meet?
Over the years the group has had several meeting locations. Previous locations include both McLaughlin Hall (across from St John’s school) and the borough hall. As the group began to grow it slowly outgrew these locations and eventually moved to its current location here at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 839 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
Any special problems ever occur, such as places, format of meet, Mr. & Mrs. AA trying to run the show, etc.