May 2nd, 2013

Greetings all!

Don’t waste time on that ridiculous television set, when you can work
something up or WRITE something to read at……

The Drunk Poets Society!

It is coming up, and they are still working out the best date possible this month.
The theme is “If it isn’t one thing, It’s Your Mother!” Stay tuned for a flash news
announcement separate from the newsletter.

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

The Bellaire Club Anniversary and Chili Cook-off was a rousing success,
thanks bunches to everyone that participated!

Special thanks to Kindred Spririts for the music and to the Judges for their time and taste buds!!!!!!!!!!!!

We would also like to thank Martin for grilling the hamburgers and hot dogs and
for the generosity of the donations and also for  the coffee bar volunteers.
1st Place Chili went to Juanita H
2nd Place Mary F
3rd Place Tammy B

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 throughout the day.


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.

May Birthdays: (so far….)


They’re comin’!


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

Meeting Announcements

The one and only, Victoria, chairs the Sunday Noon Meeting (12:15) for April. Don’t know who is leading, but she’ll find a good one.:-).
(Mary H. will sit in for the Mother’s Day meeting in Victoria’s absence!)

Al M. chairs the Sunday 11:00AM Speaker Meeting. Misty will be telling her story on Sunday Cinco de Mayo.

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…

Larry A will be leading the Monday Mens Luncheon Meeting. It is customary to bring and eat your lunch during the meeting. Great for those with time restraints.
See you men, Monday Noon

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, who will be chairing the Wednesday nooner‘ meeting for the month of May? Please let us know!

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 will be chaired by Ann for the month of May. Leslie will lead Thursday 5/2.

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

Arch A. is chairing the Friday Two Dollar Meeting (12:15) for the month of May, with Ann N. leading this Friday.

Dylan C will be chairing the Friday night 8:00 “We’ve Just Begun” meeting for May 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 Bruce 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: This week, there are two! 😉
(Heard at an AA meeting)
“God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter
my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse.”

(and in honor of Mother’s day coming up:)
“There is only one beautiful child in the world, and every Mother has it.” Chinese Proverb

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.