August 15th, 2013

Greetings all!

Summer will be over by September 22nd, officially (or so they say), and this
image was just such a perfect reminder of a great Summer day.
Anyway, on with the news….
We have a new board, and it’s a privilege to announce them in the Newsletter.
Of course, we must give thanks to Mary F, past Club Prez, for taking on that
role and making things happen
with the rest of the board members outgoing.
She would be the first to admit that without them and everyone else that
helped throughout the year, things would not have been done that needed to be
done, so..that would have sucked. So, with much gratitude for their time in office, a big round of applause to! :::
Mary F, Baroque F, Jonathan L, Margaret D, Robert P, and Logan D!
The new Board members this time around are:
President – Arch A.
Vice President – Robert P
Treasurer – Larry A.
Secretary – Ann N.
Members-at-large: Margaret D., Scott T., Mary H., Alice
Many important issues were discussed and resolved, more of which will be revealed in the
next Newsletter or two. We’ve got juicy stuff coming up! First on the agenda is the
Bellaire Club Labor Day Celebration!
There will be a suggested 5$ donation, and here’s why:
Kindred Spirits are in for entertainment! Also, while we eat, individual roving guitar playing musicians will sing
American folk songs or anything they can rove and play and sing. So far Mark Z. and David D. have committed.
New board’s motto: We insist on having fun!
The Food The Food The Food!!!
OK, that’s going to be mighty fine! The presentation will be in a “Taco-teria” style, a play on
cafeteria-style, which we’ve done on other occasions in the past.
There will be beef and chicken fajitas,  professionally cooked! as well as many other side dishes
supplied by other members, including ground meats of various kinds, including…jalapenos, and other spicy
(and not-spicy) condiments befitting a foodie experience such as this!
Sign up sheet for dishes and assistance at the coffee bar!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, the Saturday Night Movie is back, (title this week on the 17th is “the Call w/Halle Berry“), and if anyone has a DVD
the would like to donate, we are building up a Bellaire Club library of movies. Who knows, if you have
a receipt for it, it may be tax deductible by the donator as well:-)
Ed B is seeking someone to help by Chairing on the Wednesday Night 8:00 Ask-it Basket Meeting.
Seek him out and let him know. Thanks!

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


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.

August Birthdays:

Bailey B w/1 yr
Lorri C w/2 yrs
Adam S w/2 yrs
Rick W w/13 yrs
Ben B w/11 yrs
Ginny L w/9 yrs
Dave O w/21 yrs
Glynis C w/11 yrs

If you ARE an August B-DAY send me your first name, last initial and
length of time in years at

Meeting Updates (if any) for August…
We have 6:30pm meetings each night of the weeks as well,
please feel free to tell me who is handling them!
Also, I guess it would make more sense to show the
schedule between the days of the actual newsletter release…. DOH!
That’s what you will see from here on.

Thursday: the 15th
Robert P. chairs/leads the Thursday noon meeting, always a great meeting, so make it to this one!

Ted C is heading up the Thursday 6:30PM meeting, and I hear it’s been a good one.

Thursday evening Women’s ER 6:30, always a full house for this one. Not kidding.
May have to buy more chairs 😉

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

Friday Two Dollar Meeting (12:15)  Chair: Ann N   Leading: Arch A
(I really love this meeting when I can get to it!)

We’ve Just Begun 8:00pm Chair: Donald S Leading: TBA
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 Scott T of the Scottish Jack group
as the guest speaker for 8/17.
Following the 6:30 Speaker meeting is the Candlelight 8:00 with our Saturday Night Movie, “the Call”, with Halle Berry .

Sunday:  the 18th
The 12:15 Meeting
– Chair for the Month: Peggy S, and this week, the Lead is Victoria H.

11:00AM Speaker Meeting Chair: Al M —Speaker: TBA
Monday Noon Hope & Healing Women’s meeting chair/leader  is Stephanie C , under the new format for August.
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 is still 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

Robert P and Rick W co-chair the Cookie Tuesday Noon Meeting for this month.
Maybe it will become a tradition 😉

8:00PM is Scottish Jack’s Big Book Study with Scott T. at the helm.

Wednesday the 14th :
6:30am “Red-eye Special” meeting is growing from what I’ve heard,…also
Wednesday Noon Group Chair for the Month: TBA

Ask-it Basket Wednesday 8:00PM Chair: Ed B Leader: Ed B. is looking for a volunteer to commit
for at least a month of Wednesdays to chair this vibrant meeting. This way, he doesn’t have to stradle
two chairs at once.

Just to note: 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:
(I like this one so much, and have heard from others on this, I’ll run it for another week)

“Many ask ‘What is anonymity?’ and ‘What is humility?’ To me, they are almost the same thing.
They are devoid of prestige; they demand nothing; they don’t ask to be ‘right’; they simply
suggest that the icy egocentric elements in all of us retire into the background and that we
wear the warm cloak of anonymity and humility and therefore, spirituality.”
(Anonymous AA member)

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.