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12-Step Meetings

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT RE 12-STEP MEETINGS

OSAT-AA Meetings are suspended until further notice.  We will monitor COVID-19 conditions and developments for review and assessment will be ongoing to determine when these meetings will resume. Please note that the opening to hiking on DNR lands such as Tiger Mountain on May 5 does NOT ALLOW FOR RESUMPTION OF MEETINGS such as ours.  If you would like to prepare and watch as locations start to reopen, WTA has a sidebar on this web page which is an excellent source. 

In the meantime, ZOOM online meetings are set up through the end of MAY for all three meetings.  Due to a "zoom-bombing" incident at one of our meetings, you must now click here for links for the meetings which are now on an OSAT-members-only page.  Furthermore, the Zoom capability of a "waiting room" has been implemented to assure attendees are known members or otherwise safe attendees.  If you are a member of AA but not a member of OSAT, and would like to join one of these meetings, please contact Rick S for access.

During this time, continued support of AA in accordance with the Seventh Tradition is important.  As we are not collecting in the meeting circles, please consider a direct donation via these links to Eastside Intergroup, Seattle Intergroup, or National AA, and/or keep your regular weekly donation in a baggie to share when we are able to get together once again. If you would like to send a check, here are the addresses:

Eastside Intergroup

13401 NE Bel-Red Road, Suite B6

Bellevue, WA 98005-2304


Seattle Intergroup

5507 6th Ave S,

Seattle, WA 98108


GSO ( General Service Office of AA)

P.O. Box 459

Grand Central Station

New York, NY 10163-0459

OSAT-AA has two weekly meetings on Tiger Mountain, and a beach bonfire AA meeting at Golden Gardens. These are open meetings and you need not be a member of the OSAT club to attend.  Flyers for these meetings are here.   Additional information for the Tiger Mountain meetings that includes the meeting preamble.

The following are materials used for OSAT-AA meetings:

Golden Gardens - Shilshole Bay

Both current members and new folks are encouraged to come support this meeting at a gorgeous site looking across Puget Sound at the Olympics and the sunset. Come early and enjoy pre-meeting activities. Bring wood to support the bonfire.

Time:

Tuesday Nights at 8 PM     

Location:

On the beach at Golden Gardens Park on Shilshole Bay in Seattle. We attempt to get a fire pit for the meeting. Look for the tiki torches! Bring a chair for the beach, a log for the fire, warm clothes, a friend and a hug. Map of meeting location. Please contact Billy or Rick for more details. 

Contacts:

Billy R - 425-417-5612
Rick S  -  206-795-9024
Coordinator email - 
Bonfire@osat.org

Tiger Mountain

Although the Sunday morning meetings continue throughout the year, the Thursday Night Meetings run during Daylight Saving Time only. The current flyer for the meetings is available here.

Time:

Thursday Nights at 7:00 PM (DST only )& Sunday Mornings at 10:00 AM (year-around)

Location:

The Tiger Mountain Tradition Lake Trailhead is on the south (right) side of the High Point Exit, Exit 20 (first exit east of Issaquah) off I-90.  Make two right turns to get onto the frontage road parallel with the Interstate.  Park before the gate to use the cable line trail or on Thursday nights, or in the upper parking lot on Sundays (see Note 2 below) to use the regular trail (recommended for first-timers).  
NOTE: Newcomers should not try to find this meeting alone.  We meet in the trees just below the summit of West Tiger 3. The hike gains 2,000 in a bit more than 3 miles. Bring water, warm clothes, and a flashlight.

If you have hiking experience and feel you can get to the meeting on your own, here is a West Tiger Trails Map and the Summitpost.org description of the trails.  If you do not have such experience but would like to attend, please contact one of the meeting leaders using the links below for further information and help getting to the meeting.

What to bring on your hike to the Tiger Mt. OSAT-AA meetings

Please note that weather conditions vary on the summit of Tiger.  It is easy to get very cold after hiking up to the meeting and then sitting for one hour, even when the weather is mild.  When you have been sweating you can can get dangerously chilled even if it is warm out.

Bring a dry shirt to change into.  Bring warm layers like fleece, a down jacket, and a raincoat.  Do NOT wear cotton (for example, blue jeans!).  Bring gloves and a hat.  Hand warmers are also good to have. Bring water, snacks, extra clothes to keep you warm and dry, and a pad to sit on.  A thermos of hot tea or coffee can be nice to warm up. There is sometimes coffee or tea available to share, so bring your own cup if you'd like to share some from others.

Shoes.  You can do this hike with tennis shoes if the weather isn't wet.  You don’t need heavy boots but waterproof tennis shoes or light hiking boots are best.

We hope to see you on the mountain and just want to help you to get the most out of the experience by being prepared.

NOTE:   The Tiger Mountain Thursday Night Meeting only occurs during that part of the year when Washington state observes Daylight Saving Time (mid-March to the early-November). The Thursday meeting is suspended during Standard Time (winter). Please see the Calendar for the specific starting and ending dates of the Thursday night meetings.

NOTE 2:   This meeting is on Washington DNR land, and parking in the trailhead parking lot requires a Washington public lands Discover Pass.  If you do not have one, parking on the frontage road between the interchange and the gate is legal and does not require a pass.  For the Thursday meeting, please park on the frontage road, as the park gate is sometimes closed and locked at or after dusk.

Contacts: Billy R - 425-417-5612
Rick S  -  206-795-9024
Coordinator email - Tiger@osat.org
 

 

   
NOTE:
The OSAT club and the OSAT group of Alcoholics Anonymous are two different and separate entities and should not be thought of as the same, although many members of one also belong to the other. Finances of the two are kept separate, and operational decisions are made independently. OSAT the club is intended for members of 12-step programs and their families and friends, but does not require that members also be members of recovery groups. We only ask that all members follow our traditions while participating in our events.

 

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