176 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019

How it Works Clubhouse

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February 8, 2021


Governor Baker's latest COVID-19 order, the Clubhouse will be open as of February 8th with a limit of 25 people per floor.


We continue to thank you for your continued loyalty to the Clubhouse during these difficult times.  Please be assured we will reopen to inside meetings when we return to the previous inside capacity.



~The Clubhouse Board of Directors


How it Works Clubhouse


TO BE READ PRIOR TO PREAMBLE


Covid-19 has given A. A. an opportunity to practice Tradition One, “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity,” in new and definitely challenging ways.  Amid this pandemic each of us is confronted with realizing Tradition One in greater depths than ever before.  Practicing social distancing and/or wearing masks is challenging for all of us.  But we must remember Dr. Bob’s words from his last talk, “Our Twelve Steps, when simmered down to the last, resolve themselves into the words “love” and “service.” We understand what love is, and we understand what service is. So, let's bear those two things in mind.”   We trust each group and member to embrace the spirit of Tradition One in following the Governor’s guidelines as we move forward through this pandemic.


Meeting Guidelines

  1. Face masks required!
  2. No more than 25 people on each level.
  3. No food or drinks will be available at the Clubhouse.
  4. Do not move the chairs.  They have been set up per the Board of Health’s direction.
  5. Each group must have masks and hand sanitizer
  6. available for attendees.
  7. The room MUST be sanitized after each meeting.  A fogger machine has been supplied by the Clubhouse for this purpose.  It can be found at the sink area.
  8. When smoking in the designated area outside please adhere to the Governor’s social distancing guidelines.
  9. Group Rent will remain the same.

THESE GUIDELINES MUST BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.


The Board of Trustees


The following Groups are now meeting inside at the Clubhouse using the above guidelines:


HOW IT WORKS CLUBHOUSE MEETING SCHEDULE AS OF 11/6/2020 - please check with groups to verify meeting times

Sunday

Together We Can Group OD - 7:00 PM


Monday-Friday – AA Awakenings Group OD – 6:30 AM  meeting inside and via conference call (515) 606-5353  access code 674148 (this is using the FreeConferenceCall app)  

        

Monday

AlAnon- First Things First – Lunch/Brunch Discussion.

Drop the Rock Group CM – 7:00 PM    unclear on the full status at this time (2.23.21)


Tuesday 

Beginners Discussion Group OD – 7:00 PM


Wednesday 

Design for Living – OBB – 7:00 PM


Thursday

Steps are the Way - 5:30 PM  Zoom 847 4727 8373 password 368986

Trudge the Road Group OS – 7:30 PM


Friday

This Gift is Free Group Lit Disc – 6:30 PM


Saturday-Sunday 

Weekend Discussion Group – 8AM 


Saturday

Keep it Simple Group OD – 7:30 PM



THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED WHEN GROUPS ARE ADDED


We ask that each group updates their contact information prior to beginning meetings.  Send Group name, day and time you previously met, and contact information to our secretary, Karen at: howitworksclubhouse@gmail.com.



As a group, please review “Questions to Think About…” put out by the Area 30 Delegate.  You can find it here: https://aaemass.org/area30/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/DELEGATE-QUESTIONS-TO-THINK-ABOUT-REV..pdf


Visit the Clubhouse MEETING LIST page for additional information on meetings

Please find online resources available via the internet at  aa.org al-anon.org and aa-intergroup.org

For immediate assistance regarding the clubhouse, you may call or text 508-596-5021

Our mission:

To promote sobriety and encourage a happy, healthy, sober lifestyle.


Our vision is to create a safe and sober gathering place for fellowship and 12 step meetings.  This clubhouse provides a dedicated area specifically designed for AA and AlAnon meetings. 



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For questions regarding the clubhouse, please email us at : howitworksclubhouse@gmail.com

The How it Works Clubhouse is a non-profit facility that provides space for AA and Al-Anon meetings. 

It is not necessary to be a Member of the clubhouse to attend a meeting.  

For more information on what membership is, visit the Clubhouse Membership page.

For AA related questions contact Central Service in Boston at  (617) 426-9444.

Additional reading on Clubhouses in AA:


This article was published in 1947 by Bill


Clubs in AA- Are They With Us to Stay?


The How It Works Clubhouse is:

1.  This facility is a meeting place for AA and AlAnon 12-step groups.

2.  It is a non-profit and is supported by rental fees, donations and clubhouse memberships.Clubhouse membership helps 

provide fellowship events and gatherings for our sober community.

3.  The operations and maintenance of the clubhouse is overseen by a volunteer-based member-elected Board of Trustees.

4.  The Clubhouse respects AA Twelve Traditions and abides by the AA Guidelines: Relationship Between AA and Clubs.

5.  This site is provided by the Board of Trustees of the How It Works Clubhouse and is intended to be a source of information about AA at the HIW Clubhouse.  This site is neither reviewed nor endorsed by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.



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