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October 24th, 2013

Greetings all!

The Bellaire Club has a new newsletter editor…

aa dog cartoon 1st newsletter


I was looking for a cartoon that displayed my gull in taking this job, and
I came across this cartoon that I could not stop laughing at.  God was telling me that I was not supposed to feel that way
and to do the work in front of me.   I hope you all laugh as much as i did.

My name is Steve C, and you are all stuck with me for a while in terms of this weekly literature.  I will do
my best in communicating upcoming events, some AA educational material and good old laughs.
I can tell you, I am drunk of the hopeless variety and I am sure I will let you down on all of these fronts often,
but as any good drunk does, I am always up for more punishment.


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.


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


October Birthdays:

Margaret D w/5 yrs
Danielle S w/2 yrs
Matt B w/13 yrs
Fran B (sober forever)
Jasmin K
w/1 yr
Bryce G w 31 yrs

Also, if you ARE an October B-DAY send me your first name, last initial and
length of time in years at .


Meeting Updates (if any) for October…

Thursday: the 17th
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 F ​is chairing in October, this week’s leader TBA

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

Friday Two Dollar Meeting (12:15Dinah M is chairing for the
month of October, the leader will be Jim C (from the Westchase Nooners).

Friday 6:30 12+12Bailey G

We’ve Just Begun 8:00pm. The chair is Bobby B.
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 Dylan C. w/4 yrs
as the guest speaker for 10/26. Following the 6:30 Speaker meeting is the
Candlelight 8:00, after that at 9:30 our Saturday Night Movie,

Also, if you want a children-friendly movie night, Co-ordinate with Donald S
2 weeks in advance.

Sunday:  the 20th
The 12:15 Meeting
Bill K is back this week.

11:00AM Speaker Meeting Chair: Al MSpeaker is Robert. He comes from the Bear Creek Fellowship here in Houston.
At one point he was an undercover detective posing as an inmate at TDC, as soon as his mission
was over he was going to walk out. There was only one problem…come find out what it was:-)

6:30 12+12 – Matt B

Monday Noon Hope & Healing Women’s meeting chair/leader for October is Ann N.
First week – Step Study
Second week – Big Book Study
Third week – Discussion
Fourth – TBA

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 10/22:
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 Donald at the helm.

Wednesday 10/23:
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
Just get it in no later than Wednesday night by around 10:00pm.

Thought(s) for the day:

Third, I have learned how to be honest. What a relief! No more ducking or dodging. No more tall tales. No more pretending to be what I am not. My cards are on the table for the entire world to see. “I am what I am,” as Popeye used to say in the comics. I have had an unsavory past. I am sorry, yet. But it cannot be changed now. All that is yesterday and is done. But now my life is an open book. Come and look at it, if you want to. I’m trying to do the best I can. I will fail often, but I won’t make excuses. I will face things as they are and not run away. Am I really honest?
-From Hazelden Thought of the day Oct. 23

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 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.
  • The Women’s ER Group meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.


“Insist on Enjoying Life!”
Bellaire Club
5625A  Beechnut,
Houston, Texas 77096

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