Our History


Our History

Our History 

The Deal Men's Stag AA Group, our Humble Beginnings May 1996

The Deal Men’s stag AA group was designed as a takeoff group from our brother meeting in Fullerton, CA. 

The Dog on the Roof Men’s Stag Group will be celebrating 50 years of strong recovery next May. 

In 1996, some gentleman in Des Moines, IA. founded, or created a Stag group called The Deal. 

One of the members of The DOTR group was speaking in Cedar Rapids. 

The speaker happened to be the sponsor of Randy T., After his speaking engagement Keith spent a week at Randy’s home. 

While building a drag bike in Randy’s garage they discussed the possibilities of a stag group in Des Moines. 

After a small discussion in Randy’s basement they moved ahead. 

The first meeting was in a backyard at Mike T’s in Avon, IA. 

Attending the first ever meeting was Jim S. Mike H. Pat M. Tommy G. Jeff J. Herb H. Matt C. Mike T. and Randy T. 

The reading was on taking action to help others. Bill’s Story. 

The Deal was moved to the east side of Des Moines to the MCAT building. 

That was home for the next 3 years. Since that time it has been growing strong in the Columbus Hall on the south side of Des Moines. 

They initiated Recovery in Action to help others get on their feet and find a better way. 

The Deal Men’s Group is known for their strong recovery, sponsorship and service work in all areas of AA. 

We have a very strong presence in Treatment and Correction Facilities in Central Iowa. One of our main goals is to make a commitment and finish it! 

We know how to continue our sobriety and strive to teach others.  

We understand the seriousness of our disease and are willing to discuss the action taken to survive it.   

The fellowship, group outings, discussions and suggestions are all a large part in an environment full of recovery. 

Come and see what we have and you’ll stay,” it’s the best entertainment you can buy for a dollar.” RT. 

Stop in any Wednesday Night at 7:30 and you will hear many years of sobriety talk about how to do the Deal and live a better life.   

THE DEAL MEN’S STAG AA. 7:30-8:30 P.M. 

Every Wednesday @The Whitehouse/Alano Society Meeting Hall 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue Des Moines Iowa


2019 Deal Men's AA Group Service Positions

2019 DEAL Men’s A.A. Group Board

Chairman – Tony P

Secretary – Dave H

Treasurer – Terry B

General Service Rep – Donnie M

Intergroup Rep – David R

Treatment & Corrections – Kevin S

Literature – Shane M

T-Shirts – Jessie G

Events Committee Chair – Joel S

C.P.C. Representative – Jimmy J

Public Information – Wesley W



Broadlawns 1st  and 3rd Tuesday

@ 6:00 PM 1st Half of 2020

January Mike M. 515-661-7538 Bryan F. 515-587-7656

February Kyle S. 515-402-3476

March Tony M. 515-783-7437 Coop 515-771-7176

April Eric H 515-202-7663 Robbie J 515-478-6478

May David H. 515-238-0881 Caleb B 515-943-0221

June Cameron M. 319-804-5373

Broadlawns 1st Wednesday only

11:00 A.M. 1st Half of 2020

January Skip S. 515-366-6015

Februart TBD

March TBD

April Skip S. 515-366-6015

May Skip S. 515-366-6015

June Skip S. 515-366-6015

Fort Des Moines Thursday

6:30 p.m.1st Half of 2020

Note: Need to complete paperwork before entry

January Don J. 515-718-2343

February Jimmie B. 515-491-1515

March Frank S. 414-7052

April Tom C. 515-544-7283 Matt B. 515-306-9618

May Donnie B. Mike Mo. 515-240-3464


Powell Friday Noon

1st Half of 2020

January Jessie G. 515-867-4366 Dave H.515-669-6160

February Don 515-240-9327


April Rick C. 515-422-4879

May George N 515-770-2068

June Bill D. 515-503-1558

Powell Monday 5:30 p.m.

1st Half of 2020

January Steve D. 515-238-6804, Donnie M. 521-5466

February Mike P. 515-238-6805

March Donnie B. Mike Mo. 515-240-9327

April Matt N. 515-544-4065 Adam 515-777-0912

May Gary N 515-770-2068

June TBD

Prelude-Mecca Monday 7:00 p.m

1st Half of 2020

January Matt B. 515-306-9678, Tom C. 515-544-7283 Derin 515-555-4107

February Frank S. 515-418-7052

March Michael N 339-8813 Zach p 414-6358

April Donnie B Mike Mo. 515-240-3464

May Jade L. 745-9495

June TBD

Salvation Army Wednesday

7:00 PM 1st Half of 2020

January Zach D. 516-681-3388 Richie L. 

Austin M. 515-250-6336

February Frank S. 418 7052 Brad B. 515-210-1080

March Iner J. 265-3150 Coop 515-770-7176

April Jimmie B 515-491-1513 Jesse G 515-867-4365

May Mike M. 515-661-7538 

Bryan F. 515-587-7656

June Matt B 515-306-9618 Justin L. 515-419-7118

Wednesday Evening Dinner 1st

Wednesday of the Month 2020

January Tony M. 515-783-7437 Zach P. 515-414-6358

February Michael N. 515-339-8813 Don S. 515-512-3824

March David H. 515-238-0881 Jimmie B. 525-491-1513 Zack S. 515-249-4843

April Donnie M. 864-421-5466 Joel S. 515-777-6443 Lyndon J.

May Donnie B. 515-544-3727 Shawn R. 515-988-0101

June Frank S. 515-418-7052 Steve D. 515-238-6804

The Deal Men's AA Group Temporarily Closed

1400 Pennsylvania Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50316, United States. Please send any updates for the website to TheDealMensAA@gmail.com

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