BELLAIRE CLUB NEWSLETTER

September 26th, 2013

Greetings all!

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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 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.

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Fireside Chat w/the Prez.

Company’s coming! That has been the theme of most of the board of trustee’s
activities these last few weeks. We have been in our new facility for over two
years now and it is beginning to show. First of all, I’m sure you have noticed
the new chair rails that are not only decorative but functional as well, protecting the
walls from the damages of the chairs. The black spot and dark spots caused
by the walls being used as headrests are still with us while we
develop a design that will alleviate that problem.  Then everyone can relax
and enjoy the meetings and leave no marks behind. Or only marks that
can be easily removed. Don’t those floors look great! They will be done professionally
every third Monday of the month and the rest of the club will be done every other month.
After much tossing of ideas, we finally have a money drop for coffee and soda contributions.
Very discretely placed on the kitchen counter by Darwin H., Mary H.’s husband.
You can give freely now, knowing your money is safe. The Board worked through
13 items on an extensive agenda at its monthly meeting last
Sunday. The board voted  to do away with the old Drunk Poet’s Society.
Unfortunately, nothing was suggested to replace it. It provided a minor activity
between major ones. A game night was suggested, but that was not well
supported when we tried it last year. Maybe things are different now?  Any other suggestions?
(Besides the 12 & 12 Group challenging the Board of Trustees to a volleyball match! Not
even Ted R. could get anyone to bet on us!! ) Be on the lookout for the appearance of more
improvements, things like surround sound, thanks to the generous donation of Darwin and Mary H.
Great for the movies and perhaps music before or between meetings. And dances!
Also look for the possibility of a sassy commercial glass fronted refrigerator for our drinks.
And some new “professional” meeting schedules that can’t be used for scratch paper. Plus some
things to make the holidays really special for our AA family. Alice “No Spot Left Behind” G. was appointed
head of an ad hoc committee to clean up and reorganize the kitchen. She was joined by
Mary H., Robert P. and Scott T. With a team like that, dirt and disorder do not stand a
chance. At the last board meeting  we did away with all of the “at large” positions and assigned
specific duties to the members. Maintenance of the facility includes Robert P. and Larry A.,
Supplies is headed by Alice G., Literature and chips, Margaret D., Intergroup phones
and assistant treasurer, Mary H. and Scott T. heads publicity of club events and anything
computer related. It seems to be working well and probably will be a keeper.

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Another big event worth telling y’all about is the
Fort Bend Club 33rd Anniversary Celebration.
4203 Ave. H Rosenberg Tx 77471

October 12th, 2013 10:00am-9:00pm
Brunch (Chicken ‘n Waffles 5$) and Dinner(Pappasitos-7$),
80’s Theme (dress accordingly!),
Raffles, Speakers, Silent Auction, Sobriety Countdown, and more.
For more info, call Kristi 832.746.1372
or Crystal 281.386.1624

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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September Birthdays:

Kathy G w/12 yrs
Donald S w/1 yr
Roy M w/2 yrs
Scott T w/3 yrs
Greg B w/21 yrs
Steve B w/1 yr
James G w/3 yrs
Bobby L w/1 yr
Robert H w/45 yrs
Helen ? w/9 yrs
Skip W w/13 yrs
Georgia T w/15 yrs
Jeff H w/1 yr
Lawrence M w/1 yr
Zola w/27 yrs
Jerry D w/15 yrs
Stephanie C w/4 yrs

Also, if you ARE a September B-DAY send me your first name, last initial and
length of time in years at adamz.myth@gmail.com

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Meeting Updates (if any) for September…

Thursday: the 26th
Robert P. chairs/leads the Thursday noon meeting, always a great meeting, so make it to this one!

Brian K heads up the Thursday 6:30PM 12+12 Meeting. This used to be the
6:30 Thursday Men’s Meeting, but by group conscience was changed to co-ed.

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

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

Friday:
Friday Two Dollar Meeting (12:15Arch A is chairing, and Russell C will
lead the meeting…(damn, I hate missing this one!)

Friday 6:30 12+12Bailey G

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.

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

Saturday Night, Donald S. chairs 6:30 Speaker Meeting, with Skip W
(w/ 18 years) as the guest speaker for 9/28. Following the 6:30 Speaker meeting is the
Candlelight 8:00, after that at 9:30 our Saturday Night Movie.
Now You See Me w/ Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson
Also, if you want a children-friendly movie night, Co-ordinate with Donald S
2 weeks in advance.

Sunday:  the 29th
The 12:15 Meeting
– This Sunday is the Birthday Meeting, as the last Sunday of the month,
with Logan hosting and Arch A leading

11:00AM Speaker Meeting Chair: Al M —Speaker: ???

6:30 12+12 – Matt B

Monday:
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

6:30 12+12 – Bryan B.

Tuesday 10/1:
Robert P and Rick W co-chair the Cookie Tuesday Noon Meeting for this month.
Maybe it will become a tradition 😉

6:30 12+12 – Lawauna S.

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

Wednesday 10/2:
6:30am “Red-eye Special” meeting is continuing to grow.

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’.

6:30 12+12 – Laura B.

Ask-it Basket Wednesday 8:00PM Chair: Carrie Leader: Ed B.

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

Thought for the day:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

  

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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