BELLAIRE CLUB NEWSLETTER

May 22nd, 2013

Greetings all!

BELLAIRE CLUB IS CELEBRATING MEMORIAL DAY!
Please join us on Monday, May 27th, 2013,
1:00 PM for BBQ: Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Chicken…
AND BINGO!
5625A Beechnut
Houston Tx 77096
713-771-3370

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

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On a more somber note…
Mark W., one of our sober brethren, passed on this week. He would
have celebrated 2 years this month. A gravesite
service will be at 3:00 Thursday afternoon
at Emanu El Cemetery, 8341 Bissonnet Street 77074.

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Intergroup Summer Open House
July 20th
Last year we accommodated 400+ attendees and anticipate many more
this time around. We will definitely be needing a lot of
help and assistance!  Here are some areas that you or your
group could help us with:
1) Donations to purchase the meats to be cooked on site as well as other supplies
2) Food donations on the day of the open house for side dishes, drinks, and deserts
3) Set up and take-down assistance(2 hours early, 2 hours late)
4) Food service assistance (2 hour shifts)

You can “sign up” for any of these on lists at the Intergroup
offices, you can email us (intergroup@aahouston.org), or you can simply call
the office (713-686-6300) to reply.

We hope to see you at Intergroup during the Summer
Open House.  Come renew old acquaintances
and make some new ones.  Take advantage of our big Bookstore
sales that day, and please remember,
that it will be a “tax free” day at the Bookstore.
Good friends, great food,
live music, and good sales – What more could an
alcoholic ask for?

Heard in Bellaire Club Meetings, This Week!:
This little heading is just for fun. If you hear something
hilarious, ridiculous, wise, non-sequiter, or whatever,…send it to bellaire@bellaireclub.net ,
and it will wind up here. (Anonymously, of course!)

Wanderings Around the Web

A website that just may be a little respite for some of us,
other than Facebook:
http://www.intherooms.com/
In The Rooms
I recently joined, and it looks pretty cool for those times when you need a little AA
but want to try a little exploring as well. Enjoy!

BELLAIRE CLUB MEMBERSHIP

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….)

BJ w/23 yrs
Davasha w/13 yrs
Patty S w/22 yrs
Peggy S w/21 yrs
Greg W w/6 yrs
Ronald C w/14 yrs
Jeff T w/18 yrs
Chris B w/3 yrs
(p.s.-if the writing on the whiteboard in the main room is readable, we list it!)

MOVIE NIGHT This Saturday:
“Jack Reacher”
(which happens right after the
8PM Candlelight Meeting.
BUT…if you’re just coming for the movie
from another club’s meeting, you may want to call first
to verify it is happening.)

…and as always,
the movie is free, and the Popcorn $1.00!!!

Meeting Announcements

Victoria chairs the Sunday Noon Meeting (12:15) for May.

Al M. chairs the Sunday 11:00AM Speaker Meeting with a different speaker each Sunday.

Monday Noon Hope & Healing Women’s meeting chair/leader Alice G, under a new format, is being well received!
Week 1 – Step study, Week 2 – Big Book study, Week 3 – discussion, Week 4 – TBA. Each month the chair/leader will choose topic.

Larry A will be leading the Monday Men’s 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.

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!

Ed B. leads the Ask-it Basket Wednesday 8:00PM meeting with Joe J. chairing.

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. Pat will lead Thursday 5/23

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.

Dylan C will be chairing the Friday night 8:00 “We’ve Just Begun” beginners meeting for May. Focus is on the first 3 steps, with many
side topics explored as well.

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

Saturday Night, Donald S. chairs 6:30 Speaker Meeting, with Rex R (23+ years of sobriety) as the guest speaker.
Following the 6:30 Speaker meeting is the Candlelight 8:00 with Steve leading, followed by the Saturday Night Movie.

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 bellaire@bellairclub.net
Just get it in no later than Wednesday night by around 10:00pm.

THOUGHT for the DAY:
The A.A. way is the way of sobriety, and yet there are slips. Why do these slips occur? Why don’t we all accept A.A.
and stay sober from then on? There are many reasons, but it has been proved without exception that once we have
become alcoholics we can never drink successfully again. This has never been disproved by any case we know of.
Many alcoholics have tried drinking after a period of sobriety from a few days to a few years and no one that we know
of has been successful in becoming a normal drinker. Could I be the only exception to this rule?

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

MEETING SCHEDULE

*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 bellaireclub.org/meeting-schedule/ for the complete schedule.

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