176 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019

How it Works Clubhouse

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Our Story

A labor of love

2011 - 2012

The Clubhouse property was donated by generous benefactors in 2011.  By July 2012, after countless hours of Town Meetings, legal filings, meetings with civil engineers, town officials and lawyers, a ground breaking ceremony was held.

The renovation work began in earnest with many volunteers donating their skill sets and labor to transform this once single-family home into our sober community's first AA/AlAnon Clubhouse. 

2012 - 2013

As with most AA clubhouses, the How It Works Clubhouse was formed as a non-profit. A small group of 7 individuals formed our first Board of Trustees  

This board would meet weekly to establish required by-laws, membership guidelines, and setting the groundwork for a successful future.

July 27, 2013

The first AA meeting was held at the clubhouse on a Saturday night.  Today there are 12 AA and AlAnon meetings held 2 or 3 times daily.  

There are volunteer committees working on several aspects of managing and operating this facility which include a treasury, events planning, and grounds/facility maintenance.