How it Works Clubhouse



During snow and/or ice events, meetings scheduled may be affected. 
Please anticipate that snow removal and salting will take place after the winter weather event

Please err of the side of caution and be safe.

Individual groups will make the decision to meet during inclement weather.

The clubhouse has a snow removal/salting service but anyone attending meetings are welcome to help shovel sidewalks using the available shovels.

We count on people helping people during the winter months.

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.   

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.

176 Mechanic Street Bellingham, ma


For those who wish to contribute financially to the Clubhouse, a PayPal option can be found below.

This donate button can be used for Clubhouse Membership renewals.  Be sure to include the note that the donation is for a renewal.