January 24, 2013 – Part 1 of 2 (2 has a special announcement!)

Hey, folks, just our annual FLU alert here! When greeting each other, even at meetings, sometimes a facemask
will do WONDERS if you think someone is about to put you in a liplock. I keep one in my front pocket, just in case I have
time to see it coming. 😉 Of course, after Flu Season, all bets (and masks) are OFF! But for now, it’s worth being careful
about shaking hands, and lockin’ lips with folks.

Greetings all!
We have a few updates, so I’ll get right to it.

Flash News Blast




On March 8th-10th, The Houston Intergroup Association is having it 50th Year Anniversary. Come help them celebrate!
They will be having a Convention over three days at the Westin, Memorial City, Houston, TX. To find out more and register, go to , and the link is right there on the front page.


Join the Bellaire Club” – $20.00 per month or $200 for the year.  It’s a great way to participate in your recovery and to help keep
the doors open at the Bellaire Club.

A few more January Birthdays on the list, and this is the last newsletter for birthdays celebrated in January,
BUT…if you want to celebrate that with us, and still haven’t made it clear, put it up on the big white board in the main meeting room,
along with the amount of years, and the group you would like to do that with.
(Also, if you wait till the last minute to put it on the board, it may not make it to the newsletter)

January Birthdays:

Arch A with 32 years
Jerry I 34 yrs
Robert P with 30 years
Anne Marie with 29 years
Jonathan L with 23 years
James B with 15 years
Sunny S with 10 years
Ray 5yrs
Daniel T with 3 years
Julie F with 3 years
Reva Y 2yrs
Kathleen D with 1 year
Manuel G 1 yr

It almost seems needless to say, but always good to remind:

*Please let the meeting that you consider your ‘home’ meeting know of your intention to celebrate with them so they will make sure to have your chip.*
Saturday Night at the Movies:

Expand your circle of sober friendships by making it out to Movie Night, every
Saturday at 9PM. Popcorn $1 and movie free!!! The movie is always a good one, one that most will want to see without
even knowing what it is. BUT!…the more important part is the fellowship that occurs and the sober friends you can make.

Other meetings of note…

The Women’s Hope & Healing meeting for January, Mondays at 12:00 noon in the small meeting room, will be Camora – with Mary as backup.

Tuesday Noon there is a Meeting (HA! that’s the one I needed reminding about, Thanks Mary F!) and is really needing some support.

Tuesday Night 8:00PM is Scottish Jack’s Big Book Study with Scott T. at the helm. It’s always a great weeknight meeting, and for those of you who haven’t opened your
Big Book lately…here’s your chance.

Wednesday 6:30am “Red-eye Special” meeting. It’s a small but happy meeting that really needs the support of a few more early risers. Thanks!

Also the Wednesday ‘nooner’ meeting is being headed up by Alice G this month.

Arch A. is chairing the Friday Two Dollar Meeting (12:15) for the month of January. Dinah M. will lead this Friday Noon
Please come and bring someone with you!

Friday Night 8:00 is the “We’ve Just Begun” meeting. This is a great meeting if you are new to sobriety, and really looking for others to connect with.
Besides finding others that are new, you will find others with long term sobriety that come especially to be of some kind of service to newcomers. If you are looking
for a sponsor, this is also a good meeting to find one in.

Ed B. will chair the Sunday Noon Meeting (12:15) in January.

Mark Z. will lead the special birthday meeting of the Sunday Noon Meeting on the 27th.

Al M. will be chairing the meeting this Sunday, January 27th, at 11:00 AM, at The Bellaire Club (5625A Beechnut at Hillcroft),
Leo Z. whose home group is the Delta Club, will be telling his story, (sober since March 2009).

It helps to be redundant with this one: Friday and Sunday “noon” meetings start at 12:15 and end at 1:15.

If you’re new to the mailing list, definitely head back to the our main website and check the meeting schedule for other meetings listed.
Also, let us know if you have something special going on in your home group, or you wish to announce any changes within a certain meeting.
Send it to
Just get it in no later than Wednesday night by around 10:00pm.

Parting Thought:
“For me, and I hope, you, as well…AA Meetings are an archipelago of sanity
in the lunatic sea of Life.”

So far, that’s about it for now. More to come!


*The 12 x 12 Group meets daily at 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday.

*The Open Door Group meets at 10 a.m. daily.

  • There are also daily meetings at 8 p.m. Consider attending:
    • The Peace of Mind Group meets Sunday.
    • The God Squad meets Monday.
    • The Scottish Jack Big Book Study meets Tuesday.
    • The “Ask-It Basket” Group meets Wednesday.
    • The “Doug d’B Big Book Study meets Thursday.
    • The “We’ve Just Begun” Group for beginners meets Friday.
    • The Good Word candlelight meeting is on Saturday.And, here are the notable nooner meetings,…actually, they’re ALL notable, especially
      when you really need a good “nooner” 😉
  • The Sunday Noon Group meets at 12:15 Sundays.
  • The Monday Men’s AA Meeting is held at noon Monday.
  • The Tuesday Noon Group meets at noon Tuesdays.
  • The Noon Wednesday meeting is held at noon Wednesday.
  • The Women’s ER Group meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Friday $2 Meeting meets at 12:15 Friday.
  • The Saturday Noon Group meets every Saturday at noon.
  • The Saturday Speaker Meeting is at 6:30 p.m.