From the September 1951 magazine.

600 Breakfast Members

THE emergencies of war changed the habits and affected the lives of many AAs in Chicago, just as it did in the rest of the nation. Members found themselves working the dog watches and the graveyard shifts and were denied their customary Thursday discussion meetings and Tuesday general meetings. Into Chicago came many transient members.

To provide group activities for these members, and to avoid the "lonesome Sunday", the Sunday morning breakfasts came into being. Appropriately enough, the first Chicago breakfast was held on Saint Valentine's Day at the Hayes hotel on Chicago's south side, in February, 1943. Seven members attended that first meeting. Today the weekly attendance is from 50 to 75.

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