Groups, Organizations, Meetings and Clubs - G
A list of groups, organizations, meetings, and clubs beginning with the letter G including Gambers Anonymous and Good Bears of the World.
Gamblers Anonymous, P.O. Box 17173, Los Angeles, Calif. 90017
. . . Founded in 1957 as "a self-help fellowship designed to help the compulsive gambler to control his gambling problem." No dues or fees. Members attend regular meetings and GA sponsors 3 conventions a year. Publishes a monthly bulletin. 6,500 members, 350 chapters.
Good Bears of the World, Hawaiian Den, P.O. Box 8236, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 (International Headquarters: Berne, Switzerland)
. . . Chartered in 1973 in Berne, Switzerland, "to promote goodwill, to encourage affection toward children, especially ailing children, and to engage and participate in all activities exercised by other corporations in promoting the realization of the objects of this association." Forms local groups, called dens, which distribute teddy bears to lonely and sick children in hospitals and other institutions. Plans to expand its humanitarian efforts into research, education, and related fields. Celebrates Good Bear Day on October 27, the birthday of Theodore Roosevelt, after whom the teddy bear is named. Publishes a newsletter, Bear Tracks. 500 members, 7 chapters.
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