Mark your calendars now for the big Labor Day celebration that will be held on September 5, 2011. The fun starts at 1:30 p.m., when barbecued brisket sandwiches, with all the trimmings and chips, will be served for only $5. Drinks can be purchased at the coffee bar. Desserts will be sold for $2 each. Following the feast, Bingo will start at 2:30 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. Cards are only $1. Sign up sheets will be posted soon at the Bellaire Club. Volunteers are needed to bring sides (pickles, onions, cole slaw, potato salad or beans) and cakes, pies, brownies and other fabulous treats. Be sure to come on over for a really good time.

The Labor Day celebration precedes our Grand Reopening, which will be held later in September. Details about that celebration will follow in this space, so stay tuned!

The Board of Trustees met this week and approved the finishing touches to Arch’s grand design: new dining booths have been ordered for the “Half Measures” room! They will make a nice addition to the club, serving as a gathering place for club members and participants.

Remember, there is a new board and Ed B. is the President. Please direct all compliments (and complaints) to the new board, which includes Mary F., Russell C., Jeff T., Logan DeV. Jonathan L., and Anne Marie K.


Mark Z. will share his story at the Sunday Speaker Meeting, which starts at 11 a.m.

Don’t forget that former Bellaire Club native, Margie K. (we knew her as Margie L. back then) will drive down from The Woodlands to lead the Sunday Noon Meeting. Let’s all turn out to welcome her home. Remember the meeting, chaired by Arch A., starts at 12:15 p.m. (If you would like a bit of fortification for the Sunday meeting, a group meets regularly at the Taqueria Tepatitlan, Chimney Rock and the Southwest Freeway, north bound feeder road. We usually gather at 11:00 a.m. Great authentic food and great atmosphere. Come become part of the fun.)


10 a.m. The Open Door Group
11 a.m. The Sunday Speaker’s Meeting
12:15 The Sunday Noon Meeting
6:30 p.m. The 12 & 12 Group
8:00 p.m. The Peace of Mind Group

10 a.m. The Open Door Group
12:00 noon The Monday Men’s Meeting (bring your lunch, if desired)
6:30 p.m. The 12 & 12 Group
8:00 p.m. The God Squad Group

10 a.m. The Open Door Group
6:30 p.m. The 12 & 12 Group
6:30 p.m. Guided Meditation
8:00 p.m. The Brown Table Big Book Study Group

10 a.m. The Open Door Group
12 Noon The Where-U-At Group
6:30 p.m. The 12 & 12 Group
8:00 p.m. The Ask-It Basket Group

10 a.m. The Open Door Group
6:30 p.m. The 12 & 12 Group
6:30 p.m. The Women’s Emergency Room Group
8:00 p.m. Doug DeB.’s Big Book Study Group
8:00 p.m. The Get Real Triangle Group

10 a.m. The Open Door Group
12:15 p.m. The Friday Two Dollar Meeting
6:30 p.m. The 12 & 12 Group
8:00 p.m. We’ve Just Begun Group (Beginners meeting with food)
8:00 p.m. Young People in AA

10 a.m. The Open Door Group
12 noon The Saturday Noon Group
6:30 p.m. The 12 & 12 Group
6:30 The Saturday Speakers Meeting
8:00 The Good Word Group (Candlelight)


We are always seeking new members, who help support the Bellaire Club. Dues for membership are $20 a month; or get the bargain rate of $200 for a full year.


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