In-person OSAT-AA Meetings are suspended until further notice. We are monitoring COVID-19 conditions and developments, and discussed plans going forward after the Zoom Thursday November 19 meeting. We agreed to adhere to King County as our authority and the guidance they provided that AA is counseling-based, not religious or faith-based. As such, we will follow the mandates from November 14, recently extended until January 11, with a maximum group size of 5 for outdoor gatherings. We will not be conducting outside meetings and will continue with Tiger Mountain and Beach Zoom meetings. Outside meetings will be subject to further mandates as they are issued. As mandate guidelines ease, we will schedule online discussions following the Thursday Tiger Zoom meeting for further group input on how best to phase into in-person meetings.
ZOOM online meetings are set up to continue for the foreseeable future. Due to a "zoom-bombing" incident at one of our meetings, members may 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:
13401 NE Bel-Red Road, Suite B6
Bellevue, WA 98005-2304
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:
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.
Tuesday Nights at 8 PM
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.
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.
Thursday Nights at 7:00 PM (DST only )& Sunday Mornings at 10:00 AM (year-around)
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).
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
|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.|