Our Mission

The Area 72 Young Peoples Standing Committee acts as a bridge for the young alcoholic to the general service structure meetings, groups, and service committees within the Area. Our emphasis is on assisting young people in understanding Recovery, Unity, and Service through the 12 Steps, Traditions, and Concepts for World Service. We connect young people with one another and encourage participation in general service. Utilizing services provided by the area to further the purpose of AA, to reach out the hand to all alcoholics who are suffering.

The purpose of the Area 72 YP committee is to bring the A.A. message to spaces where young people are – and to those who work with them – to help them understand how and why A.A. works, and that they are not “too young” to find recovery in A.A. We meet this aim by liaising with existing Area committees such as Accessibility, Corrections, PI/CPC, etc. to establish youth-related projects, and working with organizations outside A.A. that serve young people. We aim to connect young people to the program, create spaces for fellowship, lower barriers to access and teach them about the service structure.

Our goal is to participate in the Conference structure through our Area Service Committee quarterlies and to teach others interested in YP and General Service opportunities. This committee encourages young people to get involved in every facet of AA service. Although the focus of the committee is on supporting young people, all AA members are encouraged to participate.  

What We Do

  • Encourage YP participation in General Service in the Western Washington Area through outreach, workshops, and quarterly committee meetings. 
  • Discuss with those who got sober young how they came to AA their misconceptions regarding alcoholism and effective outreach strategies. 
  • Develop & maintain relationships with agencies and organizations that serve adolescents and young people. 
  • Coordinate with established linguistic districts and Area committees such as Public Information, Cooperation with the Professional Community, Accessibilities, Treatment Facilities, and Corrections to identify opportunities to carry the AA message.   
  • Collaborate with other standing committees in order to reach out to underrepresented communities looking for AA participation (i.e. LGBTQ organizations, indigenous communities, elder care facilities, etc.).
  • Be the main point of contact for those looking for Young Peoples’ information, resources, or service requests.

How to reach us:  ypchair@area72aa.org

Recent History of Young People in Area 72

  • July 2014- At the July quarterly the Washington State Council of Young People in AA (WSCYPAA) reported to the Area Standing Committee in Enumclaw. Since that point in time, all Young People’s committees have been invited to report to the body at every quarterly and assembly.
  • October 2014-  At the Area Assembly in Bellingham, Whatcom County Young People in AA took a major role in hosting the assembly including running registration and greeting.
  • October 2015- WSCYPAA helped the Assembly host committee in directing and greeting the incoming GSRs around the assembly and Seattle.
  • October 2016- A discussion topic on how to best serve the young alcoholic was brought to the floor at the Area Assembly in Vancouver, it was moved to the quarterly process.
  • December 2016- District 35 (Issaquah, Sammamish) created the first Young Persons standing committee position. Following the implementation of the position, District 34 created the position as well.
  • January-April 2017- Members of WSCYPAA received requests to make presentations at districts around Area 72 and at the April quarterly in Kenmore. This prompted the split of the committee to distinguish from WSCYPAA which had become a conference host committee. The District Young People’s Chair committee was formed to focus on working within the general service structure to outreach young(or young at heart) alcoholics.
  • Summer 2017- Requests from districts for more presentations sent the District YP Chair Committee members across Western Washington and created a need to form a more organized committee. At this time there were around 10-14 standing committee chair positions created in the districts.
  • September 2017- As needs for collaboration and organization increased, the committee decided to have its first official meeting at Seattle Intergroup in September. The purpose of the meeting was to bring the district chairs together and help organize for the Area Assembly in October. The committee decided to meet monthly as a means of understanding what is happening with the different chairs and what needs weren’t being met.
  • October 2018- The Area continued to discuss how to best serve the young alcoholic, with a focus on creating a position and determining what that would look  like. The topic was again moved to the quarterly process.
  • July 2019- After discussion during the quarterly process the Area moved the motion to the assembly.
  • October 2019- After a lengthy discussion the assembly body moved to create an Young People chair mirroring the appointed committee process.
  • January 2020- At the Area Quarterly the first YP chair was approved by the Area committee (Electeds, Appointeds, and DCMs).

Committee Distinctions

  • Area 72 Young Persons Standing Committee- A group of district YP representatives focused on integrating young people into the general service structure, as an Area 72 standing committee.
  • WSCYPAA- Annual Conference for young people to celebrate sobriety and connect with other young people throughout the state, rotates location year to year, next year’s conference will be in Spokane.

Young People’s District Chair Position

District 01

Business Meeting Information 

Meets Every Thursday of month at 8:00 PM.
St. Luke’s Episcopal
99 Wells Ave S
RentonWA 98057 
 

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District 02

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Tuesday of month at 6:30 PM.
Peace Lutheran
1717 Larson Rd
SilvanaWA 98287
 

Contact Information 

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District 03

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
Monroe Covenant
202 S Sams St
MonroeWA 98272
Zoom ID:
92258011108 

Password: Service

Contact Information 

District 3
PO Box 157
MonroeWA 98272
 
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District 04

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Sunday of month at 5:00 PM.
PUD Bldg
1415 Freeway Dr
Mt. VernonWA 98273
 

Contact Information 

District 4
PO Box 608
Sedro WoolleyWA 98284
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District 07

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 4th Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
Vancouver Area Intergroup Office
2203 Fairmount Ave
VancouverWA 98661
(360) 694-3870 
 

Contact Information 

District 7
PO Box 504
VancouverWA 98666-0504
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District 08

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Sunday of month at 6:00 PM.
St. Mark’s Lutheran
2109 College St SE
LaceyWA 98503
 

Contact Information 

South Sound Service Ctr
344 Cleveland Ave SE
TumwaterWA 98501-3342
(360) 352-7344
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District 09

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Tuesday of month at 6:30 PM.
Pierce County Central Service Office
3640 S Cedar
TacomaWA 98409
(253) 474-8897
 

Contact Information 

Pierce County Central Service Office
3640 S Cedar
TacomaWA 98409
(253) 474-8897
 
 
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District 10

Business Meeting Information 

Meets Last Sunday of month at 1:30 PM.
Location Rotates
Contact DCM for more information.
WA
 

Contact Information 

District 10
PO Box 1214
SilverdaleWA 98383
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District 11

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 6:30 PM.
Dry Dock
100 E Pine St
BellinghamWA 98225
 

Contact Information 

District 11
PO Box 2268
BellinghamWA 98225
(360) 734-1688
 
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District 12

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 1st Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
Baker Heights Comm Ctr
1401 Poplar St
EverettWA 98201
 

Contact Information 

District 12
PO Box 1387
EverettWA 98206-1387
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District 14

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Fauntleroy UCC
9140 California Ave SW
SeattleWA 98136
 

Contact Information 

District 14
6523 California Avenue SW #292
SeattleWA 98136
Contact Us
 
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District 15

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Greater Seattle Intergroup Office
5507 6th Ave S
SeattleWA 98108
(206) 587-2838
 

Contact Information 

District 15
PO Box 20083
SeattleWA 98112-9799
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District 16

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 7:00 PM.
University Lutheran
1604 NE 50th St
SeattleWA 98105
 

Contact Information 

District 16
PO Box 27791
SeattleWA 98165-2791
 
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District 17

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
St. Luke’s Episcopal
5710 22nd Ave NW
SeattleWA 98107
 

Contact Information 

District 17
PO Box 19365
SeattleWA 98109-1365
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District 18

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
Renton Methodist
2201 NE 4th St
RentonWA 98056
 

Contact Information  

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District 19

Business Meeting Information 

Meets Last Wednesday of month at 7:00 PM.
First Covenant
4502 Rucker Ave
EverettWA 98203
 

Contact Information 

District 19
PO Box 13023
EverettWA 98206-3023
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District 22

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Unity In The Olympics
2917 E Myrtle St
Port AngelesWA 98362
 

Contact Information 

District 22
PO Box 1646
Port AngelesWA 98362
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District 24

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 1st Wednesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center
23000 Lakeview Dr
Mountlake TerraceWA 98043
 

Contact Information  

 
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District 27

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Saturday of month at 12:00 PM.
Location Rotates. Contact DCM for more information.
 

Contact Information 

District 27
PO Box 1422
LongviewWA 98632
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District 28

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Monday of month at 6:30 PM.
Jackson Prairie Assembly Of God
4224 Jackson Hwy
ChehalisWA 98532
 

Contact Information 

District 28
PO Box 593
ChehalisWA 98532
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District 29

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Tuesday of month at 6:30 PM.
Puyallup Elks
314 27th St NE
PuyallupWA 98372
 

Contact Information 

District 29
PO Box 1439
PuyallupWA 98371
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District 31

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Wednesday of month at 6:30 PM.
John Knox Church
109 SW Normandy Road
Normandy ParkWA 98168
 

Contact Information 

District 31
PO Box 48284
BurienWA 98148-0284
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District 32

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Monday of month at 7:00 PM.
Brooklake Comm Ch
629 S 356th St
Federal WayWA 98003
 

Contact Information 

District 32
PO Box 4722
Federal WayWA 98063-4722
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District 33

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Tuesday of month at 6:00 PM.
Maple Valley Presbyterian
22659 Sweeney Rd SE
Maple ValleyWA 98038 
 

Contact Information 

District 33
PO Box 11
Black DiamondWA 98010
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District 34

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 1st Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Grace Lutheran Church
9625 NE 8th Street
BellevueWA 98004
 

Contact Information 

District 34
PO Box 50081
BellevueWA 98015
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District 35

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Issaquah Valley Senior Ctr
75 NE Creek Way
IssaquahWA 98027
 

Contact Information 

District 35
PO Box 882
IssaquahWA 98027-0017
 
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District 36

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 1st Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Fall City Methodist
4326 337th Pl SE
Fall CityWA 98024
 

Contact Information 

District 36
PO Box 1963
North BendWA 98045
email: dcm@snovalleyaa.org
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District 37

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 4th Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Vancouver Area Intergroup Office
2203 Fairmount Ave
VancouverWA 98661
(360) 694-3870
 

Contact Information 

District 37
PO Box 5566
VancouverWA 98686
 
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District 38

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Kirkland Congregational
106 5th Ave
KirklandWA 98033
 

Contact Information 

District 38
PO Box 322
KirklandWA 98083-3220
 
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District 39

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 1st Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
 
First Lutheran Church
10207 10207 NE 183rd St.
Bothell, WA 98011

Contact Information 

District 39
PO Box 1695
BothellWA 98041-1695
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District 40

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.
Plymouth Church
1217 6th Avenue
Rm 322
Seattle, WA 98101
 

Contact Information 

District 40
PO Box 12132
SeattleWA 98102
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District 41

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM.
Denny Park Lutheran
766 John St
SeattleWA 98109
 

Contact Information 

District 41
PO Box 99132
SeattleWA 98139-0132
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District 42

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
ShorelineWA 98133
 

Contact Information 

District 42
PO Box 33222
SeattleWA 98133
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District 43

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 1st Wednesday of month at 6:00 PM.
Givens Activity Bldg
1025 Tacoma Ave
Port OrchardWA 98366
 

Contact Information 

District 43
PO Box 186
BurleyWA 98322-0186
 
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District 44

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 6:30 PM.
Pierce County Central Service Office
3640 S Cedar
TacomaWA 98409
(253) 474-8897
 

Contact Information 

Pierce County Central Service Office
3640 S Cedar
TacomaWA 98409
(253) 474-8897
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District 45

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Thursday of month at 6:30 PM.
Pierce County Central Service Office
3640 S Cedar
TacomaWA 98409
(253) 474-8897
 

Contact Information 

Pierce County Central Service Office
3640 S Cedar
TacomaWA 98409
(253) 474-8897
 
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District 46

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Saturday of month at 9:30 AM.
Location Rotates
Contact DCM for more information.
 

Contact Information

District 46

PO Box 484
AnacortesWA 98221
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District 54

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
St. Aloysius Catholic
211 W Mason Ave
BuckleyWA 98321
 

Contact Information

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District 55

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Sunday of month at 5:00 PM.
St. Luke’s Episcopal
525 N 5th Ave
SequimWA 98382
 

Contact Information

District 55
PO Box 1985
SequimWA 98382
 
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District 56

Business Meeting Information 

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM.
Masonic Lodge
1338 Jefferson Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
 

Contact Information

District 56
PO Box 1066

Port Townsend, WA  98368

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District 57

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd & 4th Sunday of month at 8:00 AM.
Una Vision Para Ti
607 SE Everett Mall Way
EverettWA 98208
 

Contact Information

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District 22

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Unity In The Olympics
2917 E Myrtle St
Port AngelesWA 98362

Contact Information 

District 22
PO Box 1646
Port AngelesWA 98362

 

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District 21

Business Meeting Information 

Meets the 3rd Sunday @ 5:30 PM
Aberdeen Alano Club
823 W Heron St
AberdeenWA 98520
 

Contact Information 

Contact Us

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District 28

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 2nd Monday of month at 6:30 PM.
Jackson Prairie Assembly Of God
4224 Jackson Hwy
ChehalisWA 98532
 

Contact Information 

District 28
PO Box 593
ChehalisWA 98532
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District 32

Business Meeting Information 

Meets 3rd Monday of month at 7:00 PM.
Brooklake Comm Ch
629 S 356th St
Federal WayWA 98003
 

Contact Information 

District 32
PO Box 4722
Federal WayWA 98063-4722
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