176 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019

How it Works Clubhouse

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January 7, 2010


Governor Baker's COVID-19 Order #59, reducing the inside capacity at the Clubhouse to 10 people has been extended to January 31, 2021.  Therefore, the Clubhouse will continue to be closed through Sunday, January 31st,  Some groups are conducting outside meetings in the parking lots with a limit of 25 attendees, burn barrels are being used to supply some heat to attendees.

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 t the previous inside capacity.



The Clubhouse Board of Directors



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

Sunday

Together We Can Group OD - 7:00 PM

Underground Group OD – 8:30 PM


Monday-Friday – AA Awakenings Group OD – 6:30 AM

        Underground Group OD – 8:00 AM


Monday

AlAnon- First Things First – Lunch/Brunch Discussion.

Drop the Rock Group CM – 7:00 PM

Underground Group OD -  8:30 PM


Tuesday 

Beginners Discussion Group OD – 7:00 PM

Underground Group OD – 8:30 PM


Wednesday 

Design for Living – OBB – 7:00 PM

Underground Group OD – 8:30 PM


Thursday

Trudge the Road Group OS – 7:30 PM

Underground Group OD – 9:00 PM


Friday

This Gift is Free Group Lit Disc – 5:30 PM

Underground Group OD – 8:30 PM


Saturday-Sunday 

Weekend Discussion Group – 8AM 

Underground Group OD -  9:30 AM


Saturday

Keep it Simple Group OD – 7:30 PM

Underground Group OD -  9:00 PM




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