176 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019

How it Works Clubhouse

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Alcoholics Anonymous meetings:


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.

                         For Group Contact Information and specific group inquiries,                             please contact Central Service www.aaboston.org


8 - 9 am OD Weekend Discussions

7:00 - 8:00 pm OSD Together We Can


6:30 - 7:30 am OD AA Awakenings

7 - 8 pm CM Drop the Rock unclear on the status of this meeting


6:30 - 7:30 am OD AA Awakenings

7 - 8 pm OD Beginners


6:30 - 7:30 am OD AA Awakenings

7 - 8 pm OBB Design for Living


6:30 - 7:30 am OD AA Awakenings

5:30 pm O12 Steps Are The Way (not in person)

ZOOM 847 4727 8373 password 386986

7:30 - 8:30 pm O Trudging the Road


6:30 - 7:30 am OD AA Awakenings

6:30 pm This Gift Is Free OD


8 - 9 am OD Weekend Discussions

7:30 pm OSD Keep It Simple

Meeting Codes

O   Open Speaker (Public Welcome)

C   Closed (AA members only or for those who have a drinking problem and

      "have a desire to stop drinking")

OD   Open Discussion

CD  Closed Discussion

SD   Speaker Discussion

BB  Big Book Discussion

12  12 Step Meeting

M   Men

W  Women

AA Meetings at the Clubhouse: - please refer to Central Service Meeting List for accuracy

Meetings are Handicap accessible.

Parking:  Parking is available in the rear of our building.  For your safety, please do not park on RT140, overflow parking is available next door (Antron lot).








General guide for each group :

  • Rent is $80 per month. This is based on one meeting each week (regardless of how many weeks may be in a given month). Rent check is due the first of each month and is to be deposited into the HIW Drop Box locker (or the check can be mailed to The How It Works Clubhouse, 176 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019). For groups meeting more than once a week, the monthly fee will be adjusted accordingly. However, we fully understand that not all groups have the attendance to pay that amount. Please contact us for special circumstances.
  • Each group has a locker located in the ladies room for their own supplies. Groups provide their own locks. If any extra storage space is needed, we ask groups to please contact the board for those arrangements.
  • The clubhouse will provide cups, filters and regular sugar for each group. Groups are to supply their own coffee, creamer and other special preferences.
  • All groups are to clean up the kitchen area after each meeting, make sure all trash has been picked up and disposed of properly, and sweep floors as needed (dust mop and pan are in closet). The chairs are to be stacked along walls after each meeting.
  • We ask all who use the building to please share in the responsibility of keeping the hall clean. We are especially concerned with keeping cigarette butts picked up in the outside areas.

Please note that when your group celebrates its anniversary an extra hour is added to your time slot. Please notify the Board as soon as possible of that event so there won’t be any conflict with any separate Clubhouse event.

The hall is available for rent for AA/AlAnon special events, such as workshops or Alcathons, hosted by your group or the district. There is a $25 per hour rental fee for such special events and a TBD fee for Alcathons.

 Please contact the Board to the rent the space.