Are you not making enough meetings? Well, there’s simply no excuse!

The Bellaire Club now has meetings every day at 10 a.m., noon, 6:30 p.m., and 8 p.m.!!!

That’s right; the Bellaire Club’s new home is a busy and vibrant place. Noon meetings have been added on Tuesday and Thursday, with Lynn and Rick W. leading the still-unnamed Tuesday group and Robert P. and Arch A. leading the Thursday noon meeting. There’s also the Men’s Group on Monday, The Where-U-At Group on Wednesday, the Friday $2 meeting at 12:15, Taco John’s famous Saturday noon meeting, not to mention the Sunday Noon meeting, now held at 12:15.

A list of all the meetings is below, along with information about leaders and/or speakers.

And, don’t forget to 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. 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.

Our Grand Reopening will be held later in September. Details about that celebration will follow in this space, so stay tuned!


Sunday Noon

  • Rick W., 11 years

Open Door

  • Jimi, 20 years
  • Cecil B., 1 year


  • Ben B., 9 years

Women’s ER

  • Ginny L., 7 years

Also celebrating birthdays this month are Walt W., with 2 years, and Ed R. with 21 years. And, we all remember the late Steve C., who is now forever sober. A great way to honor the celebrants is to make a contribution to the Bellaire Club in their honor. Gift cards are available at the coffee bar.


  • Wayne G. will lead the Friday $2 meeting, at 12:15, with chair Robert P.
  • Bart B. will share his story at the Sunday Speaker Meeting, which starts at 11 a.m.
  • Arch A. will chair the Sunday Noon birthday meeting, with leader Jane E.



  • 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


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


You can sign up to receive this newsletter at the Bellaire Club’s web-site, at If you are chairing a meeting for the month, please e-mail information about your leaders (or speakers) Be sure to use that address for news about your group’s meetings and special activities!


Patience is the companion of wisdom. “ — Saint Augustine