Eastside Intergroup and the Districts work hand in hand to carry the message. We’ve included here some information that may be useful for local AA members who want to get involved at the District level or need District contact information. If you need the addresses for 7th tradition contributions, see our new Contributions page.
First, a little history …
The Eastside has blossomed into a pretty large area, and at one time we were all included in one district, District 13. However, as the population of the area increased, so did our members. It was deemed necessary that District 13 split into 5 independent districts, Districts 34, 35, 36, 38, and 39 (District 37 is down in the Kelso/Longview area*). While this was able to make it easier to concentrate service work in the members’ home area, it did present a difficulty in how the different districts would communicate with each other and purchase materials essential to support that service work. The Seattle Intergroup could provide the literature materials, but there was still a problem about not having a central office. It just didn’t seem prudent to have 5 different offices since all the districts were so geographically close to each other, but it didn’t seem right to ask Seattle Intergroup to handle this for us as well. It was then determined that these 5 new districts would get together and establish an Intergroup of their own. This office would be the used as the primary phone number for AA on the Eastside, it would coordinate the service requests with the different districts, make literature available, and keep an up to date meeting schedule. The cooperation between the Intergroup and the Districts is still evident today.
* District 37 was originally formed by groups in Redmond, but had troubles retaining its leadership. The thought was to have Redmond merge with a surrounding district, and finally Redmond voted to merge with the Bellevue District, 34. With the dissolution of District 37, District 7 in Vancouver requested that “37” be given to a new district being formed out of a part of District 7. This way both districts in Southwest Washington would end in a “7”. The Area Committee subsequently approved both the District 34~37 merger, and reassignment of District 37 to Kelso/Longview.
District Contact and special needs information:
District 34 has become one of the largest Eastside Districts, covering most of Redmond and Bellevue. Their District meetings are on the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Eastside Alano Club at 7:00 pm. If your group would like to send in contributions, they can be mailed to:
PO Box 50081
Bellevue, WA 98015
District 35 encompasses all of Issaquah and has quietly become one of the most active Districts in the area. Their District meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Issaquah Senior Center, 75 NE Creek Way, in Issaquah. If you have a contribution for them, you can send it to:
PO BOX 442
Issaquah, WA 98027
District 36 has the difficulty of having the largest areas (spanning from Duvall and Carnation in the North down to North Bend and Snoqualmie in the South) and one of the smallest populations. Despite this, they are still a very dedicated District. Their District meeting is on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Fall City Methodist Church. Contributions can be mailed to:
P.O. Box 1963
North Bend, WA 98045
District 38 is just the opposite of District 36; they’ve got a large member base in a small geographical area. This makes District 38 one of the most supported Eastside districts. Their District meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Kirkland Congregational Church. Contributions to the District can be mailed to:
PO Box 321
Kirkland, WA 98083
District 39 is on the edge between the Eastside & Sno-King Intergroups, however, they’re one of the most consistent Districts in the area. Their meetings are on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Park Ridge Chapel 3805 Maltby Rd. in Bothell. For contributions to District 39, please contact Eastside Intergroup at 425-454-9192. You can visit the District 39 website below.