August 29th, 2013

Greetings all!



Join the Bellaire Club” – $20.00 per month or $200 for the year. 

It’s a great way to participate in your recovery by giving back
and to help keep the doors open at the Bellaire Club.
It helps us
purchase supplies, pay utilities, literature and Big Books, etcetera.


Bellaire Club Labor Day Celebration!

Kindred Spirits are in for entertainment! This really is a special treat, as they
give back to us, freely, what was given to them in Sobriety.


James Napier – Vocals, guitar

Robert Smith – Vocals, guitar

Robert Stilwell – Bass guitar

Jon Blaylock – Percussion

Rebecca Salvat – Liquid Lights

KINDRED SPIRITS’ style of music springs from a rock and blues platform.
Kindred Spirits breathe life into a selection of classic covers.
 The band
currently has 15 original songs and a CD in the works at Rock Romano’s
Red Shack Recording Studio, all of which are performed on stage.
covers, (
British and American ’60s and ’70s) include songs from, but not
limited to:  The Beatles, Dire Straits, James Taylor, Pink Floyd, The Cars,
ZZ Top, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Aerosmith.

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!!!

The presentation will be in a “Taco-teria” style, a play on
cafeteria-style, which we’ve done on other occasions in the past.
5$ per person suggested donation
There will be beef and chicken fajitas, (and now brisket!!) professionally cooked, provided by
Demeris Barbecue!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!
We need volunteers for clean-up as well!


If anyone has a DVD they 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 .


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
Chris S w/2 yrs
Randy S w/20 yrs
Steve CaruthersForever Sober

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

Intergroup Phones September 6th through the 8th.
Sign-up sheet should be at the coffee bar!


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 29th
Robert P. chairs/leads the Thursday noon meeting, always a great meeting, so make it to this one!

Brian K now heads up the Thursday 6:30PM Men’s Meeting.

Thursday evening Women’s ER 6:30, always a full house for this one.
Leslie has been chairing, this week Mary F. leads.

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: Mary H.
(I really love this meeting when I can get to it!)

We’ve Just Begun 8:00pm. The chair is Donald S, and 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 Bailey B
as the guest speaker for 8/31. Following the 6:30 Speaker meeting is the
Candlelight 8:00, after that at 9:30
our Saturday Night Movie.
Sorry, no titles have been given me lately, you’ll just have to call
the club before you get there at 713-771-3370 to find out.

Sunday:  the 1st
The 12:15 Meeting
– This Sunday marks the beginning of a week of AA Birthday nights, so
make it by your favorite meetings and congratulate the celebrants! Logan D will chair for
the month of September,and her first leader this month is: TBA
11:00AM Speaker Meeting Chair: Al M —Speaker: TBA

Monday Noon Hope & Healing Women’s meeting chair/leader  is Alice G, and she has a great speaker lined up. Y’all come!

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 4th :
6:30am “Red-eye Special” meeting is growing from what I’ve heard,…also

Wednesday Noon “Where You At” Group – Mary H will be heading this up
until further notice. If you know who she is, you know it will be a good one. Show up
and ‘keep it real’.

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 straddle
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:

“Not only … could spiritual experiences make people saner, they could transform men and women so
that they could do, feel, and believe what had hitherto been impossible to them. It mattered little
whether these awakenings were sudden or gradual; their variety could be almost infinite.”

  AA Co-Founder, Bill W., July 1953
“A Fragment of History: Origin of the Twelve Steps”
The Language of the Heart

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.