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Nov 7, 2013


Thanksgiving Plans at the Club!

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Thanksgiving Day at the Bellaire Club.
The Thursday Noon Meeting will be a Speakers Meeting featuring Ray Hill.
Ray will have 55 years sobriety come January.  He was host of KPFT’s The Prison Show for 32 years and a frequent radio and TV guest expert. He was star of a one-man show, an actor, writer, lecturer and human rights activist. He even has a US Supreme Court case with his name on it.  He was the subject of the documentary film, Citizen Provocateur.
THAT should be a draw! (Well, I tried to get Bill W., but they said he was not available!!!)
Our Thanksgiving Feast will follow the Speakers Meeting
The turkeys and hams will be done by Daniel Wong’s Kitchen, who has been doing this for quite some time in the Southern style, i.e. with cornbread dressing and gravy. He does them for $40.00. He also does hams for $45.00. They come with yams. These will be picked up before noon Thanksgiving Day so that they will be warm at serving time.
We will need six turkeys and four hams. Groups, members and friends are asked to “sponsor,” i.e. pay for a ham or turkey either as an AA group, individual or individuals. May be given in thanksgiving for or memory of someone, etc.  Cards with this donor and dedication information will be displayed on all the tables.
Please place your donations in an envelope marked “Turkey” or “Ham” and drop in the safe.  Letting no grass grow under their feet, the vibrant 12&12 group has already started collecting.
We hope to have enough tables to seat everyone. Beginning with this holiday, all the tables will be covered with fabric tablecloths. We are sober now.


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 .


November Birthdays:

I will get my act together next week, and I have a list of B-day celebrants.  

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 November…

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.

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.  Leslie F. is leading

Friday 6:30 12+12Charles Ray will be chairing the meeting in November, and Bobby L.
will be the leader this week.

We’ve Just Begun 8:00pm. The chair is Donald S.
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 Ronald C., w/14 yrs
as the guest speaker. 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 the chair.

11:00AM Speaker Meeting Chair: Al M and the speaker is Robert P.

6:30 12+12 – Matt B

Monday Noon Hope & Healing Women’s meeting chair/leader.
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.

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.

Meditation for the day:

Spiritual power is God in action. God can only act through human beings. Whenever you, however weak you may be, allow God to act through you, then all you think and say and do is spiritually powerful. It is not you alone who produces a change in the lives of others! It is also the Divine Spirit in you and working through you. Power is God in action. God can use you as a tool to accomplish miracles in people’s lives.


*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.


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Bellaire Club
5625A  Beechnut,
Houston, Texas 77096

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