176 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019

How it Works Clubhouse

Click here to edit subtitle

The Clubhouse Board of Trustees has voted to open the Clubhouse on Monday, September 21st to indoor meetings on a limited attendance basis with strict guidelines.  Attendance will be limited to 25 people with the lower level available for overflow to be managed by individual groups.  The Opening statement and guidelines are:


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:

AA Meetings:

Sunday - 7:00 PM Together We Can OD
Monday-Friday - 6:30AM  AA Awakenings  OD
Tuesday - 7:00 PM Beginners Discussion
Thursday - 7:30-8:30 PM Trudging the Road
Friday - 5:30 PM This Gift Is Free - Literature Discussion
Saturday - 7:30 PM Keep it Simple

AlAnon Meetings:

Monday 12 Noon - First Things First Lunch Brunch Discussion


We will be using the private Facebook group (How It Works Clubhouse) as one of our communication tools to stay in touch with each other.


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


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

Local on-line/conference call meetings can be found at:


CENTRAL SERVICE in Boston (www.aaboston.org

WORCESTER AREA INTERGROUP (www.aaworcester.org)

Clubhouse Virtual Meetings:

AAakenings Monday - Friday 6:30 am 
(515) 606-5353  access code 674148 (this is using the FreeConferenceCall app)

Additional virtual meetings from outside the clubhouse:

Walpole Sunday 8 amhttps://zoom.us/j/461274267

Millis Sunday morning - Attitude Adjustment: 10 - 11 am Zoom  Code 651 683 984
PW 345034

Franklin Wednesday Men's 7:30 pmhttps://zoom.us/j/806635577 password: franklin


Other local meetings:


WOMAN'S MEETING - Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7 EST.  
MEETING # 561 556 7209
Password 872142

GROUPS MAY USE THE PAYPAL 'DONATE' BUTTON


TO THE  RIGHT TO SUBMIT GROUP RENTAL FEE--------->>


(The purpose is set at GROUP RENTAL FEE)


AA meetings


AlAnon meetings 


All meetings are current to the best of the Board of Trustees knowledge.


Please check with local intergroups for direct group contact information.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO START A NEW GROUP AT THE CLUBHOUSE?

  • USE THE LINK TO THE RIGHT AND FILL OUT THE FORM.
  • SOMEONE FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WILL RESPOND              WITHIN A WEEK