February 28th, 2013

Greetings all!

Last newsletter of February, kind of comes in sort of a lull of info, but there are a few things
….(speaking of updates, if there are new chairs, leaders, or announcements, please let us know at .

Poor snail…hope he finds the Bellaire Club! I vaguely remember pounding down a couple magnums of
cheap wine one night with this little guy a looooong time ago. I just can’t live like that anymore.

I hope you consider joining me at the 50 Years of Miracles Convention, March 8-10. This convention is going to have more going on at it than any I’ve ever seen or heard about. You can register at

The convention is being held at the Westin, Memorial City which is a beautiful hotel – An AAA 4 Diamond beauty that normally goes for $229-$279 per night. The special convention rate is $92. The speakers include (Friday night) Dave J. whose father, Larry J. was responsible for bringing A.A. to Houston and then having it spread throughout Texas. Dave’s been sober over 56 years now and really has some stories to tell. There’s going to be a huge talent show and we’ll be showing movies including the new Bill W. Documentary and Flight. Of all of the conventions around…this one simply shouldn’t be missed. I hope to see you register. Let me know if you have any questions. (Sent in by Mary F.)

New Meeting Announcement

Midtown Secularists Tuesdays 7:30PM @ First Unitarian Universalist Church: Mostly in the Fireside Room, sometimes in room 304.
5200 Fannin @ Southmore, Houston Tx 77004….Open Discussion “We honor the AA policy of not being allied with any religious sect or denomination.”
“We welcome all non-theists and non-theist ‘friendly’ people seeking to stay sober”. Enter on Fannin. Wheelchair accesible,
free parking off-street in the same block with church. Lite-rail Museum District stop Bus#1 Hospital

And for your ‘sobering’ news and entertainment, 2 new websites I found that are quite cool!
Enjoy! I will try to find interesting websites here and there, post them in the newsletter, and who knows, maybe they will be deemed worthy to add to our main website’s links area


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.

February Birthdays:
It has been a great Birthday month, just like all the past ones!

Gary P. with 27 yrs
Lucy B. with 27 yrs
Ed B with 24 yrs
Dinah M with 24 yrs
Michael W. with 21 yrs
Larry P. with 21 yrs
Cathy A. with 20 yrs
Mark T. with 12 yrs
Cecelia H. with 9 yrs
Sajiah C. with 6 yrs
Ashley G. with 1 yr


Movie Night was cancelled this past Saturday Night due to falling Space Junk and thus a low turnout, sooooo….
this Saturday at 9PM they will show the Amazing Spiderman! (and it’s kid friendly, so bring ’em if ya wanna) March 2nd, and as always,
the movie is free and the Popcorn $1.00!!!

Meeting Announcements

Margaret D. chairs the Sunday Noon Meeting (12:15) in March. I didn’t find out who she has set to lead the meeting, but I’m sure it
will be a nice surprise:-)

The Women’s Hope & Healing meeting for March, Mondays at 12:00 noon in the small meeting room, will be chaired by Mary H.

At the same time there is the Monday Men’s Meeting at noon in the big meeting room, just unsure who is heading that up this month.

Tuesday Noon: there is a Meeting 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, Bryce G. will be chairing the Wednesday ‘nooner‘ meeting for the month of March.

I am still needing an update on who is handling the Wednesday 8:00 ask-it basket this month, unless of course, they don’t feel the need to inform.

Robert P. heads up the Thursday 12:00 meeting, which he says has been going quite well.

The Doug D’B Meeting on Thursday 8:00 is always a great meeting to catch. Besides that, Doug’s accidental irreverent wit will keep you in stitches.

Arch A. is chairing the Friday Two Dollar Meeting (12:15) for the month of March, with Dinah M. leading. 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.


Saturday Night, Ashli L. now chairs the 6:30 Speaker Meeting, and she’s told me she will be rotating each Saturday with an ‘old timer’ and a newcomer.
This Saturday, the speaker will be….DOH! Didn’t get the update! :-/

Al M. chairs the Sunday 11:00 Speaker Meeting. Charles from The Delta Club will be telling his story at 11AM Sunday March 3rd.

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.

And now I leave you then with this famous quote , which I snatched from the website “clean and sober not dead“….
“Serenity is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.”

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 Women’s Hope and Healing Meeting also at noon Monday.
  • The Tuesday Noon Group meets at noon Tuesdays.
  • The Noon Wednesday meeting is held at noon Wednesday.
  • Thursday’s Noon meeting is becoming quite well attended.
  • The Women’s ER Group meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Men’s meeting also meets Thursday 6:30 in the other room.
  • 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.These are Highlights of some meetings, but definitely check the main website at for the complete schedule.