April 18th, 2013

Greetings all!

Keep those updates comin’ folks!
….(speaking of updates, if there are new chairs, leaders, or sobriety birthday announcements, please let us know at .

Intergroup Phones are coming up!
Yes, it’s true! We actually know ahead of time

May 10th through 13th
So, set some time aside, find the sign-up sheet, and commit to a time. I think it is in
2 or 4 hour increments (I’ll know more soon about that) throughout the day.


The Bellaire Club Anniversary is coming up in April!

Please be sure and  drop your Entry Forms in the Red Bucket for the Chili cook off !! Too much fun to miss!!! Win Bragging rights for the whole year!!
Sign-up sheets on the coffee bar for service work volunteers and side dishes.
Need hot dog donations, and to provide an even base for everyone, specifically
Armour Ballpark Franks!!!

Kindred Spirits will be playing from around 2-4 PM

Many of you already know that some of the members are also Bellaire Club members as well.
Their music is very accessible to large groups of people, so everyone will find something to like about them.
This for SURE is evidence that there is LIFE after Sobriety!

32nd Annual Celebration on the 27th of April 2013.
Time: 1:30 (after the noon meeting lets out)
Annual Chili-Cook-Off (So chili-cookers get out you award winning recipes!!)

**Mary F. and the rest of the Board of the Bellaire Club have floated the notion that getting some of our
founding and long-time members to send in some memories
of some of the great moments from the past, or even some of our more somber moments of
struggle, and how the club got through the hard times as well as the good times. Personally, I view our travels and adventures
through Sobriety as a mythological Hero’s/Heroine’s Journey. Yes, there were losses, ..but definitely some wins!
Even just 2 or 3 paragraphs…if we wind up with our own Homeric Odyssey, we may have to make a booklet or somethin’ 😉


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.

April Birthdays: (so far….)

Camora K w/3 yrs
Randy H w/34 yrs
Kate B w/16 yrs
Amy W w/7 yrs
Randy R w/7 yrs
Dylan C w/4 yrs
Jorge A w/1 yr
Victoria H w/18 yrs
S T w/2 yrs
Cathy S w/15 yrs
Sylvia E w/27 yrs
Tammy P w/6 yrs
Carole S w/11 yrs
AND….always in our Hearts:
“Scottish” Jack w/35 yrs



Until further notice!

Movie Night this Saturday Night features a Red Box New Release…to be determined. Make it out on April 19th
and bring some folks with you,.. and as always, the movie is free, and the Popcorn $1.00!!!

Meeting Announcements

Russell C. chairs the Sunday Noon Meeting (12:15) for April. Ed B. with 24 yrs, will be leading.

Al M. chairs the Sunday 11:00 Speaker Meeting.

The Women’s Hope & Healing meeting for April, Mondays at 12:00 noon in the small meeting room, with Kathleen D. in the drivers seat…

At the same time there is the Monday Men’s Meeting at noon in the big meeting room, with Larry A. at the helm..

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, Alice G will be chairing the Wednesday nooner‘ meeting for the month of April.
Come on over and participate!

Joe J. chairs the Ask-it Basket Wednesday 8:00PM meeting with our own Ed B leading.

Robert P. chairs/leads the Thursday noon meeting, always a great meeting, so make it to this one!

Thursday evening Women’s ER 6:30 meeting

The Doug D’B Meeting on Thursday 8:00 is always a great mid-week meeting to catch.

Mary H. is chairing the Friday Two Dollar Meeting (12:15) for the month of April, with Alice G. leading this Friday the 19th.

Jeff H will be chairing the Friday night 8:00 “We’ve Just Begun” meeting with a different leader each week. 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.

Taco John is still doing the deal at 12:00 noon on Saturday.

Saturday Night, Donald S. chairs 6:30 Speaker Meeting. This Saturday it will be Ed R telling his story.

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.

THOUGHT for the DAY: (Heard at an AA meeting)
“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.”

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.

  • 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.