GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The annual general membership meeting of the Bellaire Club will be held Saturday, August 18 at 1:30.On the agenda will be the election of four new members to the Board of Trustees of the Bellaire Club. The requirements for election to the board are one year continuous sobriety plus at least three months membership in the club. Dues current, of course. A sign up sheet for anyone willing to serve on the board is on the kitchen counter and bulletin board.
DRUNK POETS SOCIETY
For its third quarterly outing, The Bellaire Club’s Drunk Poets Society will sponsor an open mike poetry reading event Saturday, August 25. An open mike reading means there is no invited slate of readers and that the podium is open to anyone who would care to read. There will be a numbered sign-up sheet either in the hands of our seasoned moderator, David D. or placed in a convenient spot. Just ask around. When the show begins, the moderator will call the names of those who signed in numbered order and each will come to the podium and read. A three poem limit is suggested with a nine or ten minute total of reading. There is usually a brief intermission.
This has become a proven outlet for that creative urge and has with proper advertisement drawn participants from all over the Houston area. Even if a theme is announced, all participants are free to read whatever they chose to read, original or the work of others.
As always, we need readers but we also need an audience there to enjoy the readings. You will be surprised by what comes out of some of the people you see at meetings all the time. It has been observed that we are a sensitive lot. Poetry is one way of venting those feelings. Being a good listener is a way of sharing those feelings. All of this will begin Saturday, August 25 at 8:00 PM.
AND TODAY’S LEADER IS . . .
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All of the groups meeting at the Bellaire Club need your support. Remember: you may not need a meeting, but you may be needed at a meeting.
- The Thursday Noon Group chaired by Arch A. will be led by Mary H. this week.
- Chairing The Thursday Women’s Emergency Room Group this month is Julie F. who has invited Mary F. to lead the meeting. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM.
- The Friday Two Dollar Meeting that meets at 12:15 is being chaired by Arch A. and the unstoppable Jane E. will be there to lead us to better things this Friday.
- Don’t forget Taco John’s regular Saturday Noon Birthday Meeting now being led by Debbie M. Also be present will be Taco John and his tacos.
- The 11:00 AM. Sunday Speaker’s Meeting is being chaired by Doug DeB. Because of a mix-up in scheduling, the name of Sunday’s speaker is not available at this time. The meeting will, as usual, go on. With a superb speaker, of course.
- Ann N. is chairing The Sunday Noon Meeting at 12:15 and Mark Z. will lead this Sunday.
- The Monday Noon Hope and Healing Women’s Group will be led in August by Kathleen D.
- And over on the men’s side, at The Monday Men’s Luncheon Group, Larry A. or Barry K. are manning up and leading the group.
- Rick W. and Robert P. will continue to chair the lively and popular Blankety-Blank It’s Tuesday Noon Group.
- The Red-Eye Special Group that meets every Wednesday at 6:30 AM is celebrating its eighth month with Larry A. and Robert P. there to guide it along. Margaret D. will be leading Wednesday.
- The Wednesday Noon Meeting, the Where-U-At Group is being chaired by Robert P. and he has asked Dina M. to take the lead Wednesday.
- The Bellaire Club 12 & 12 Group that meets daily except Saturday has this roster of leaders. Thursday will be Ryan; Friday, Julio; Sunday, Ronald; Monday, Johnny M.; Tuesday, Lawauna S. and Wednesday, Ralph.
For a complete list of all meetings held at the Bellaire Club, please go to our website bellaireclub.org and click on Meeting Schedule.
PARTING THOUGHTS (ON CRITICISM)
- Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do. Dale Carnegie
- If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much. Donald H. Rumsfeld
- To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. Elbert Hubbard
- Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. Franklin P. Jones