The Beamsville 2x4 STEP Closed Discussion
Group Founded January 5,1988
2x4 Group was founded because there wasn't a meeting in the immediate area on Tuesday night.
The Hub Group in Smithville had to move their meeting to Thursday due to hall availability leaving the closest meeting on Tuesday in St.Catharines or Stoney Creek.
founding members of the 2x4 realizing the importance of the open Tuesday decided to find a meeting place. The only place available
to them was this Church (the First Baptist Church, Beamsville) The
church welcomed us with open arms and went out of their way to help us set started. This group would certainly like to thank
Mr & Mrs. Keith McIntyre for their help and support over the years.
When we approached Mr. McIntyre it was interestinq to learn that the oriqinal meetinq
of A.A. in Beamsville was held at this Church, started up by Tommy D. many years aqo. This is probably the reason that there
is a noticeable spiritual presence at this meetinq.
The group was not founded because of resentments or any spin off
reason. It was founded because of a very big need, a need for us to share our experience, strength and hope and to carry this
message to those who want it.
At the time of our birth there were many new members as
well as many members who did not have transportation, therefore it certainly
had a good cause.
The original founders of this group were, Bill G. Len C., Howard
B. Mel C. and John J.
Over the years this qroup has suffered qrowinq pains 1ike any other qroup. For many years
it remained very sma11 but biq or sma11 it has been here and carried the messaqe.
Today the group has grown to approximately 80 members . The group has always
tried to work within the tradition to the best of their ability , Little By Little, Keeping things Simple, One Day at a