Washington State Masking

Hello Area 72,

The Area Chair received an email from a concerned member who attended an in-person meeting where masks and social distancing were not being implemented.  They wanted to know how the Area could help.  Responding to this question is difficult, for we are a resource for districts and groups, not an authoritative body. 

Western Washington Area 72 is not an authoritative body over A.A. Groups, nor does it initiate rules or directives. 

Traditions 4 states that “each group is autonomous” and decisions are made through individual group conscience.  The second part of the 4th Tradition is just as important: “except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.”  Tradition 1 tells us that “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.”  These traditions remind us that we must ensure that our group decisions do not negatively impact our fellow members or A.A. as a whole.   That we as individuals should act in a way that ensures our common welfare. Traditions 1 and 4 are important now more than ever as we consider the health and well-being of both A.A. members and nonmembers, as well as protect the positive reputation and goodwill of A.A. in the community.

We ask that groups consider state mandates and local laws that have been put in place when making an informed group conscience about how to conduct their meetings. We would encourage each group or meeting to educate themselves about the current mandates by visiting

We do believe whatever decisions your group/meeting make on this difficult subject that you should remember the following:

  • Being law-abiding is a natural result of our program of honesty.
  • We must be neutral in the world and on good terms with the society in which we exist in order to most clearly engage in our primary purpose.
  • Behaving in a way which is contrary to the law could easily lead to controversy which would compromise our ability to fulfill our primary purpose, and it could easily negatively affect A.A. as a whole.

Lastly, we want to thank you.  You all are rock stars!  When the pandemic first started, many of us thought, “This is temporary.  We will be back at it shortly.”  That has not been the case, but you have adapted.  In every group, meeting, committee what we have heard is “How can we help?  How can we help the still suffering alcoholic find us?  What more can we do?”  You have challenged yourselves to think outside of the box that we can often put ourselves in as a Fellowship. 

No one has all the answers to this situation, but that has not stopped you from listening to each other, finding common solutions, and unifying to continue with our primary purpose.   Your efforts are important, and you are helping carry the message across this bridge we are on. 

Please remember to update any meeting information you have by sending it to our website at: https://area72aa.org.

We are here to support your Districts, home groups, and you however we can. 

We are all in this together.

Much love and respect.

Your Area 72 elected officers.
Delegate
Alt. Delegate
Chair
Alt. Chair
Treasurer
Alt. Treasurer

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Hola Area 72,

Este mensaje es enviado a usted por los funcionarios electos de la Area 72.

El coordinador de la Area recibió un correo electrónico de un miembro interesado que asistió a una reunión presencial en la que no se estaban aplicando máscaras y distanciamiento social.  Querían saber cómo el área podía ayudar.  Responder a esta pregunta es difícil, ya que somos un recurso para distritos y grupos, no un organismo autorizado.

Podemos compartir con usted que el área 72 está llevando a cabo todos los asuntos de la area, incluyendo las próximas pre-conferencias, Trimestral de Asuntos de Area, y todos los trimestrales del comité permanente, virtualmente.  Esta decisión se tomó sobre la base del Plan De  Salud de Washington De Estancia del Gobernador y de manera realista donde estaremos en los próximos meses.

Western Washington Area 72 no es un organismo autorizado sobre los Grupos de A.A., ni inicia reglas o directivas. Queremos pedir que los grupos consideren los mandatos estatales y las leyes locales que se han puesto en marcha al hacer una conciencia de grupo informada sobre cómo reabrir las reuniones de manera segura.

La  4a Tradicion afirma que “cada grupo es autónomo” y las decisiones se toman a través de la conciencia de grupo individual.  La segunda parte de la 4a  Tradición es igual de importante: “excepto en asuntos que afectan a otros grupos o A.A. como un todo.”  La Tradición 1 nos dice que “Nuestro bienestar común debe ser lo primero; recuperación personal depende de la unidad de A.A..”  Estas tradiciones nos recuerdan que debemos asegurarnos de que nuestras decisiones de grupo no afecten negativamente a nuestros compañeros miembros o a A.A. en su totalidad.  Nosotros como individuos debemos actuar de una manera que asegure nuestro bienestar común. Las tradiciones 1 y 4 son importantes ahora más que nunca, ya que consideramos la salud y el bienestar tanto de la hermandad de A.A. como de los no miembros, así como protegemos la reputación positiva y la buena voluntad de A.A. en la comunidad.

No es el lugar para el área 72 para emitir ninguna directiva o hacer cumplir las reglas del estado de Washington, ni  tenemos una opinión sobre si las reuniones en persona están bajo  lo “esencial”.   Animamos a cada grupo o reunión que pueda reunirse en persona, o considerar reunirse en persona, a educarse sobre los mandatos actuales visitando  https://coronavirus.wa.gov/what-you-need-know/safe-start/whats-open.

También hemos incluido la declaración más actual de la OSSI para que la revise, que hemos adoptado en el área 72. Creemos que cualquier decisión que su grupo/reunión  que se tome sobre este difícil tema que usted debe recordar lo siguiente:

  1. Ser respetuoso de la ley es un resultado natural de nuestro programa de honestidad.
  2. Debemos ser neutrales en el mundo y en buenos términos con la sociedad en la que existimos para participar más claramente en nuestro propósito principal.
  3. Comportarse de una manera que sea contraria a la ley podría fácilmente conducira a controversias que comprometerían nuestra capacidad para cumplir con nuestro propósito principal, y fácilmente podría afectar negativamente a A.A. en su totalidad.

Por último, queremos darle las gracias.  Cuando esta situación surgió por primera vez, muchos de nosotros pensamos: “Esto es temporal.  Volveremos en él la brevedad.  Ese no ha sido el caso, pero usted se ha adaptado.  En cada grupo, reunión, comité lo que hemos escuchado es “¿Cómo podemos ayudar?  ¿Cómo podemos ayudar al alcohólico que aún sufre a encontrarnos?  ¿Qué más podemos hacer?”  Se han re desafiado a pensar fuera de la caja en la que a menudo podemos ponernos como una Comunidad.  Nadie tiene todas las respuestas a esta situación, pero eso no le ha impedido escucharse mutuamente, encontrar soluciones comunes y unificar para continuar con nuestro propósito principal.    Sus esfuerzos son importantes,  y usted está ayudando a llevar el mensaje a través de este puente en el que estamos.   Recuerde actualizar cualquier información de reunión que tenga enviándola a  nuestro sitio web en:  https://area72aa.org.

Recursos

Gobierno de Washington

OSG

Fuera de la zona 72

Estamos aquí para ayudar como podamos.

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St. Luke’s Episcopal
99 Wells Ave S
RentonWA 98057 
 

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Peace Lutheran
1717 Larson Rd
SilvanaWA 98287
 

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Monroe Covenant
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MonroeWA 98272
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District 3
PO Box 157
MonroeWA 98272
 
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PUD Bldg
1415 Freeway Dr
Mt. VernonWA 98273
 

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District 4
PO Box 608
Sedro WoolleyWA 98284
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District 07

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

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District 7
PO Box 504
VancouverWA 98666-0504
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District 08

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

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South Sound Service Ctr
344 Cleveland Ave SE
TumwaterWA 98501-3342
(360) 352-7344
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Meets 3rd Tuesday of month at 6:30 PM.
Pierce County Central Service Office
3640 S Cedar
TacomaWA 98409
(253) 474-8897
 

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Pierce County Central Service Office
3640 S Cedar
TacomaWA 98409
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Meets Last Sunday of month at 1:30 PM.
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District 10
PO Box 1214
SilverdaleWA 98383
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Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 6:30 PM.
Currently on Zoom – for meeting info go to https:www.district11aa.org/events and look for District Committee Meeting
 

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District 11
PO Box 2268
BellinghamWA 98225
(360) 734-1688
 
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Meets 1st Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
Baker Heights Comm Ctr
1401 Poplar St
EverettWA 98201
 

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District 12
PO Box 1387
EverettWA 98206-1387
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District 14

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

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

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

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District 15
PO Box 20083
SeattleWA 98112-9799
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District 16

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

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District 16
PO Box 27791
SeattleWA 98165-2791
 
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District 17

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

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District 17
PO Box 19365
SeattleWA 98109-1365
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District 18

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

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District 19

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

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District 19
PO Box 13023
EverettWA 98206-3023
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District 22

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

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District 22
PO Box 1646
Port AngelesWA 98362
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District 24

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

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District 27

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Meets 3rd Saturday of month at 12:00 PM.
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District 27
PO Box 1422
LongviewWA 98632
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District 28

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

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District 28
PO Box 593
ChehalisWA 98532
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District 29

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

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District 29
PO Box 1439
PuyallupWA 98371
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Meets 2nd Wednesday of month at 6:30 PM.
John Knox Church
109 SW Normandy Road
Normandy ParkWA 98168
 

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District 31
PO Box 48284
BurienWA 98148-0284
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District 32

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

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

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

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District 33
PO Box 11
Black DiamondWA 98010
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District 34

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

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District 34
PO Box 50081
BellevueWA 98015
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Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Issaquah Valley Senior Ctr
75 NE Creek Way
IssaquahWA 98027
 

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District 35
PO Box 882
IssaquahWA 98027-0017
 
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Meets 1st Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Fall City Methodist
4326 337th Pl SE
Fall CityWA 98024
 

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

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

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District 37
PO Box 5566
VancouverWA 98686
 
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Meets 2nd Tuesday of month at 7:00 PM.
Kirkland Congregational
106 5th Ave
KirklandWA 98033
 

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District 38
PO Box 322
KirklandWA 98083-3220
 
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District 39

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

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District 39
PO Box 1695
BothellWA 98041-1695
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District 40

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

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District 40
PO Box 12132
SeattleWA 98102
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District 41

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

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District 41
PO Box 99132
SeattleWA 98139-0132
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Meets 2nd Thursday of month at 7:00 PM.
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
ShorelineWA 98133
 

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District 42
PO Box 33222
SeattleWA 98133
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Meets 1st Wednesday of month at 6:00 PM.
Givens Activity Bldg
1025 Tacoma Ave
Port OrchardWA 98366
 

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District 43
PO Box 186
BurleyWA 98322-0186

District Hotline : 1-360-329-2841

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District 44

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

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

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

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Meets 3rd Saturday of month at 9:30 AM.
Location Rotates
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District 46

PO Box 484
AnacortesWA 98221
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District 54

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

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District 55

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

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District 55
PO Box 1985
SequimWA 98382
 
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District 56

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

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District 56
PO Box 1066

Port Townsend, WA  98368

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District 57

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

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District 22

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

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District 22
PO Box 1646
Port AngelesWA 98362

 

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District 21

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

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District 28

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

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District 28
PO Box 593
ChehalisWA 98532
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District 32

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

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District 32
PO Box 4722
Federal WayWA 98063-4722
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