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Hi, Iím Bob and Iím an alcoholic, and another member of The Loyola Group. A little history of our group: In the spring of 1970, actually the day after St. Patrickís Day, Portland was warm, even rather muggy. I know because that was a day when I had more to sweat than the weather. That was to be my last day of drinking - and my first day of AA. What has happened to me since then is really important to me, but what has happened to my home group, The Loyola Menís Group, could be really important to you and your home group.

Loyola, as we call it, got its name from our first meeting place: The Loyola Retreat House. A really pretty and peaceful setting in southeast Portland, it was to be our "home" for 45 years. In the summer of 1998 we moved to a high school amphitheater with great seating and acoustics, both welcomed by our tired rears and ears. 
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