All of those strange, unusual, unique and exciting items now on display at the Bellaire Club will be available for purchase during the Bellaire Club’s Grand Opening Celebration silent auction. The festivities start at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, with a real, live ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Club entranceThe ceremony will be immediately followed by cuisine – plenty of pastas, salads and side-dishes and the world-famous Bellaire Club desserts will be served for a suggested donation of only $7.

Musical performances will begin with a 3 p.m. tribute to the Beatles by the Bellaire Boys (they’ve been practicing for months) and their tribute to Led Zeppelin at 8 p.m.

There will also be a special performance by Black Orchid Ritual, who will perform selections from their new CD, Unplugged.

At the 6:30 p.m. Speaker’s Meeting, our very own Robert P. will share his fascinating story of what it was like, what happened and what it’s like now. Robert, with more than 28 years of solid sobriety, is a former Bellaire Club president and constant volunteer, mentor and sponsor. His story will move you and make you want just a little of what he has to offer. Like he says, you too “can be somewhat in your right mind.”

There will be raffles for prizes, plenty of fellowship with Bellaire Club denizens and visitors from all over Houston, and a celebration of our future in our vibrant and exciting new home. Check out the neon sign, and “Insist on Enjoying Life” by attending this groundbreaking event in this new chapter in the history of the Bellaire Club.

Volunteers are needed in all areas, so be sure to check out the sign-up sheets scattered around the club. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

We’re spreading the word to other AA groups in the area that we have reopened and we’re going strong with more meetings by the day! Help us spread the word. Download the flyer and print out a few copies for your friends at other meetings.

Mark your calendar, bring a newcomer and make plans to celebrate our vibrant new club.
Grand opening


David D. is the October chair for the Sunday Noon meeting, and our leader this week (Oct.2) will be Margaret D.
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)
12:00 noon, The Monday Women’s Meeting
6:30 p.m. The 12 & 12 Group
8:00 p.m. The God Squad Group

10 a.m. The Open Door Group
12:00 Noon Tuesday 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
12:00 noon The Doesn’t Have A Name Yet 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.  The grand reopening celebration is a great time to open your wallet and make a commitment to supporting the club.


Remember that coffee and drinks cost $1. Please support the coffee bar (and the Bellaire Club) by paying for your drinks!You can get free coffee on your AA birthday!!!a


You can sign up to receive this official 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) to Be sure to use that address for news about your group’s meetings, speakers and special activities!


“Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle.” — Anna Quindlen